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Andrew asks challenging questions, which leads to real stories behind how startups made it.

Mixergy - Recession Startup Stories Andrew Warner

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Andrew asks challenging questions, which leads to real stories behind how startups made it.

    #1913 Recession Proof: Gumroad is growing

    #1913 Recession Proof: Gumroad is growing

    I assumed all businesses were leveled and I got depressed. Then I started hearing about a few companies who are doing well. I wanted to understand why and revive my optimism.
    In this interview you’ll hear how the sudden economic hit and the forced home isolation led would-be creators to finally start creating. They’re using Gumroad to sell their work online.

    Sahil Lavingia is the founder of Gumroad which helps creators sell products online.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


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    #1912 Recession Proof: An open conversation about working remotely

    #1912 Recession Proof: An open conversation about working remotely

    Joining me is an entrepreneur who has built a company that is doing well in this current crisis. I want to ask him about that.
    He is also someone who happens to run a remote company. Liam Martin is the founder of Time Doctor, time-tracking for remote teams.
    I want to ask him how the crisis impacted his annual conference which was set for April and how he’s helping people work remotely.

    Liam Martin is the founder of Time Doctor, time-tracking for remote teams.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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    #1911 Why did Hunt Club do well in March 2020?

    #1911 Why did Hunt Club do well in March 2020?

    When I see that some businesses are doing well despite the difficult times it gives me hope for my business.
    I asked on Twitter to find out what companies continued to grow in the month of March and if their founders would be willing to share their stories to give us all hope.
    Nick Cromydas is the founder of Hunt Club which allows customers to hire with trusted referrals from 10,000 experts

    Nick Cromydas is the founder of Hunt Club which allows customers to hire with trusted referrals from 10,000 experts

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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    #1910 Would you take your product off store shelves to sell direct to consumer?

    #1910 Would you take your product off store shelves to sell direct to consumer?

    There’s a lot of talk about direct to consumer businesses, but as I walk through Target and other stores, I see what used to be direct to consumer products on the shelves. Like Harry’s, for example. They used to ship directly to you, that’s how they could give you such a low price, but now you could just walk through Target and pick it up.
    Well, today’s guest did the opposite. She got into stores, she got all the attention and the legitimacy that comes with being in stores, and she said, “Actually, that doesn’t make sense. I’m taking my stuff off the shelves. I’m going direct to consumer.”
    I invited her here to talk about how she’s doing it, why she’s doing it, and how she built her business.
    Paula Blankenship is Founder of Heirloom Traditions Paints which is a paint with a built in bonding primer and built in wax.

    Paula Blankenship is Founder of Heirloom Traditions Paints which is a paint with a built in bonding primer and built in wax.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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    #1909 How to recover from bad advice from an investor

    #1909 How to recover from bad advice from an investor

    Joining me is an entrepreneur from Turkey. He raised money in Turkey, but his investor said, “You’ve got to just go business-to-business.” And so he shifted his business model and went b2b.
    But it didn’t work. And the reason he says it didn’t work is because he failed to address a customer problem. Instead, he was just listening to his investors.
    We’ll find out how he got through that painful period and how he turned things around by solving a particular problem. Burc Tanir is the founder of Prisync, pricing software for e-commerce.

    Burc Tanir is the founder of Prisync, pricing software for e-commerce.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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    #1908 A digital agency story that you’ve never heard before

    #1908 A digital agency story that you’ve never heard before

    Joining me today is an entrepreneur who for years, 10 years, in fact, says that his business couldn’t break a million dollars.
    And then he got good at content, he got good at digital marketing, he got good at opening up and telling people what’s going on behind the business and his business took off.
    His name is Zachary Gregg. He is the founder of Vital Design. They are a digital marketing agency. I invited him here to talk about how their business blew up.

    Zachary Gregg is the founder of Vital Design, a website and design firm.

    Sponsored by
    Toptal – Toptal is a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on demand. Toptal serves thousands of clients, including Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups, delivering expertise and world-class solutions at an unparalleled success rate. With elite freelancers in over 100 countries, Toptal connects the world’s top talent with leading companies in days, not weeks. Plus, every new engagement begins with a no-risk trial period, so clients only pay if satisfied with the work. Get started hiring with Toptal today.


    HostGator – Ready to take your website to the next level? Whether you’re a first-time blogger or an experienced web pro, HostGator has all the tools you need to create a great-looking website or online store. A wide range of options includes cloud-based web hosting, reseller hosting, VPS hosting and dedicated servers. Founded in 2002, HostGator is the perfect web partner for business owners and individuals seeking hands-on support. Visit www.hostgator.com/mixergy to see what HostGator can do for your website.

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Customer Reviews

Spooksmus ,

Valuable

Asks the right questions, interviews interesting people, and shows a lot of enthusiasm. Only thing I would say is he needs to do better at not continually cutting off his interviewees- it’s not only annoying to the listener but I can tell it irritates the interviewer as well. Overall great podcast.

TomGMartin ,

Mixergy and Andrew Warner Rock!!

Andrew Warner is a rock star! Been a long time listener of Mixergy. Andrew has a knack for teasing out the value for listeners from entrepreneurs’ origin stories. If you’re in business or want to be, listen to this podcast. Good luck freedom fighters!

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Love it

Love this podcast and the interview style! Totally addictive.

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