The Growth Show is a business podcast all about growth.
The hosts Sebastian Kunz and Serhat Kaya are exploring the topic from different perspectives with different guest speakers. Especially from the personal as well as business perspective of their speakers. The speakers are mostly successful entrepreneurs with an amazing track record, growth hackers, practitioners of interesting marketing tactics and growth hacks, coaches and other amazing and interesting people with different backgrounds and experience.
How it began: Like all great stories Sebastian and Serhat were sitting in a bar and talked about different stuff. Until they realized, that they both are interested in hosting a podcast. So they teamed up and tried to figure out what topic would be interesting. Somehow it ended up in the topic growth. All in all the idea of this podcast is to figure out how a podcast works and how podcasts can be grown.
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#33 Growing from 55 to 755 users in two months with AppSumo
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with the Founder of podcast hosting service bcast and media company SaaS Marketer Tom Hunt.
We are talking with Tom about how he started with Virtual Valley and how easily he solved the chicken egg problem of this marketplace, one of his favorite SaaS growth strategies from SaaS Marketer (spoiler: it has something to do with videos), the growth strategy he likes to use for bCasts growth, when a SaaS company should think of a deal plattform like AppSumo and how bCast leverages the growth coming from AppSumo and much much more.
More about Tom Hunt:
Tom Hunt builds and grows Software Businesses.
Before that he studied Chemistry at Imperial College London and followed the herd to a management consulting job in the City Of London.
Eventually he got bored and built a marketplace connecting online entrepreneurs and virtual assistants from scratch whilst travelling the world and sold 90% of it.
Today he is Managing Director of bCast a Podcast hosting service for marketers by marketers, writes SaaS growth case studies at SaaS Marketer, helps other SaaS businesses grow with a very specific podcast process and is a business angel in several startups like an AirBnB for Storage, an automation tool, a blockchain startup and much more.
#32 How to speak the language of your customer
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with serial founder Sujan Patel. Sujan is founder of companies such as Mailshake, Right Inbox, Norbert and WebProfits.
Sujan is sharing with us his greatest learning as entrepreneur, the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs and marketers do, how to 10x a SaaS business and what 10x businesses have in common, strategies on customer retention, why it’s important to speak the language of the customer and much much more.
More about Sujan Patel:
Sujan Patel is the founder of Mailshake, a sales engagement software used by 20,000 sales and marketing professionals. He also owns 8 other SaaS companies under the Ramp Venture brand. Sujan has over 15 years of marketing experience and has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Salesforce, Mint, Cafepress and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies.
#31 How to build a personal brand
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with serial entrepreneur Zia Nadjib.
We are talking with Zia about how he and his team build a strong fitness brand, how GymJunky interacted with customers, how Zia did build a growing personal brand, why Zia was also known as Larry within one of his early ventures, and much more.
More about Zia Nadjib:
Zia Nadjib joined multiple startups since he has moved from Los Angeles to Hamburg, Germany. He is the founder of Boost Bastards Clothing as well as Gymjunky sportswear’s where he was also the CEO until the beginning of this year. Zia led the company to 7 figures in revenues within 4 years and was responsible not only for its marketing but also for its designs and sourcing of production facilities. After selling Boost Bastards in early 2020 and leaving Gymjunky Sportswear as CEO Zia has focused on many more new StartUps which we are very keen on seeing rise. He just started an agency focusing in influencer marketing called social moose and he is also the CEO and owner of 22 LBLS a Hamburg based textile manufacturer.
Prior to his time in Hamburg Zia studied Business Commerce in Los Angeles where he has also joined his older brother in their family business. He started his very first and own company by the age of 18 and decided to become an entrepreneur at young age looking up to this father.
#30 How saying "no" creates incredible value
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with Chuck Muth, who is the Chief Growth Officer of Beyond Meat.
We are talking with Chuck about going up the career ladder from a truck driver to a top level executive in big brands like Honest Tea, Coca Cola and currently Beyond Meat; the story how he was convinced by the story of Beyond Meat to leave his early retirement; his daily routine and advices for entrepreneurs to find the right people and much more.
More about Chuck Muth:
Chuck Muth joined Beyond Meat, Inc. as the Chief Growth Officer in May 2017. Muth leads the company’s growth initiatives and has been instrumental in building a high performing sales and commercial organization. Under Chuck's leadership, the company has rapidly grown Net Revenues by expanding distribution into approximately 111,000 retail, restaurant and foodservice outlets in more than 83 countries worldwide.
Prior to joining Beyond Meat, Chuck had a long career in the beverage industry. Chuck Muth is a senior leader with strong background in building winning organizational cultures with both large and small companies. From 2014 to 2016, he led the creation of a new entrepreneurial sales/commercial organization within the Coca-Cola Company called Venturing & Emerging Brands (VEB) as Senior Vice-President with revenue increases of over 200%. From 2010 to 2014, he was Vice President of Sales at the Honest Beverage Company after its acquisition by Coke growing revenues from $35 million to over $230 million. From 2004 to 2010 Chuck was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at The Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Prior to 2004 he served as the Vice President/General Manager of Joseph E. Seagram’s global non-alcoholic beverages business unit.
Chuck began his career as a Route Salesman for The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York where he progressively advanced his career with promotions to District Sales Manager, Division Sales Manager, Director of Brand Management and Branch General Manager.
#29 Growth metrics that matter
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with Lomit Patel, VP of Growth at IMVU and bestselling author of Lean AI, which is part of Eric Ries’ „The Lean Startup“ series.
We are talking with Lomit about...
... his greatest AHA moment as professional in growth marketing, his craziest campaign so far, the greatest challenges in reaching multiple million dollar in annual subscription business at his former growth marketing job at Texture, Leadership and of course sneak peek into his book Lean AI as well as growth metrics that matter for founders and much much more.
More about Lomit Patel:
Lomit Patel is the Vice President of Growth at IMVU. Prior to IMVU, Lomit managed growth at early-stage startups including Roku (IPO), TrustedID (acquired by Equifax), Texture (acquired. by Apple) and EarthLink. Lomit is a public speaker, author, advisor, and recognized as a Mobile Hero by Liftoff. Lomit’s new bestselling book Lean AI, is part of Eric Ries’ “The Lean Startup” series, now available at Amazon.
#28 How to solve any conflict
In this episode of the Growth Show we have the pleasure to talk with Jonathan Miller, who is a conflict transformation coach.
We are talking with Jonathan about:
the inspiring story why he became a conflict coach real life conflict examples by Jonathan and how he resolved themmethods to solve conflictshow to tackle conflicts with a lot of emotional involvementand much more
More about Jonathan Miller:
Jonathan is a speaker, facilitator and conflict transformation coach, specializing in working with entrepreneurs to be powerful in the face of conflict. He believes in the power of honing one's communication skills to not just "deal with" conflicts, but to transform them into powerful partnerships that serve one's business and their lives. His programs draw heavily from his extensive training in several communication systems including Nonviolent Communication, the Harvard Negotiation Project, Landmark Worldwide, and more. His methodology is also heavily influenced by his Vipassana meditation practice, of which he has spent over 2,000 hours practicing.