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

Startup Stories - Mixergy Andrew Warner

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

    #2073 $100,000,000+ exit after two years

    #2073 $100,000,000+ exit after two years

    Joining me is someone whose own mom was disappointed in him. Swapnil Shinde’s mom was an entrepreneur herself and did not want him to quit his job to become an entrepreneur.
    But he did quit his job and he went on to launch and sell a few companies. We’ll talk about how he did it in this interview.
    Today, Swapnil is the founder of Zeni, bookkeeping and accounting service for startups.

    Swapnil Shinde is the founder of Zeni, bookkeeping and accounting service for startups.

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    Rippling – Rippling brings together Payroll, Benefits, HR, IT, and more so you can manage all your employee operations in one place—from onboarding to offboarding. They offer features like Automatic Compliance and Automatic Tax-Filing so you never have to worry. Use their library of pre-built reports or create custom ones. Rippling is a payroll solution built for every size business, small or large. To get a demo, go to Rippling.com/mixergy.

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    #2072 This $250K ARR startup just sold for $800K

    #2072 This $250K ARR startup just sold for $800K

    I rarely meet entrepreneurs who are more persistent than today’s guest.
    Dmitry Dragilev is the founder of JustReachOut, a platform for the DIY PR person who needs additional guidance.
    He’s just sold the business. I invited him to find out how he found someone to buy JustReachOut, how he structured the sale, and how much he sold it for.

    Dmitry is the founder of PRThatConverts.com – a PR and SEO coaching program with 800+ students in 25+ countries. He is the founder of JustReachOut.io – a software platform which has helped 5K+ businesses build backlinks and get press without a PR firm. He owns and runs a number of blogs including Smallbiz.tools and CriminallyProlific.com.

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    Unbounce – Unbounce is software that’s designed to create landing pages that convert. They’ve just released a brand new report that will help you improve your conversion rates on your landing page based on what’s working for others. It’s a great place to get ideas on how to improve. I want you to check it out for free at Unbounce.com/cbr.

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    #2071 Better task management

    #2071 Better task management

    Platforms like Slack are so freaking distracting. I think if you’re running your company you need less distraction not more.
    Well, today’s guest created a more automated task management system and I want to find out how he did it.
    Max Nalsky is the founder of Pyrus, a team communication tool that helps get things done.

    Max Nalsky is the founder of Pyrus, a team communication tool that helps get things done.

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    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.


    Rippling – Rippling brings together Payroll, Benefits, HR, IT, and more so you can manage all your employee operations in one place—from onboarding to offboarding. They offer features like Automatic Compliance and Automatic Tax-Filing so you never have to worry. Use their library of pre-built reports or create custom ones. Rippling is a payroll solution built for every size business, small or large. To get a demo, go to Rippling.com/mixergy.

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    #2070 Creating pop-ups users love

    #2070 Creating pop-ups users love

    You know those pop-ups you see on websites that are awful and embarrassing to site? Well, joining me today is someone who is responsible for a different kind of pop-up–I’m talking about the ones that are pretty, the ones that make you want to type in your email address.
    Ben Cahen is the founder of Wisepops, an intelligent pop-up builder. I want to find out how he did it.

    Ben Cahen is the founder of Wisepops, an intelligent pop-up builder.

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    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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    #2069 Building in public

    #2069 Building in public

    Aleksandr Volodarsky is the founder of Lemon.io, a marketplace of vetted offshore engineers.
    What I love about his story is that he set a public revenue goal and he’s being completely transparent about how he’s building Lemon.
    We’ll talk about what he’s doing right in this interview.

    Aleksandr Volodarsky is the founder of Lemon.io, a marketplace of vetted offshore engineers. You can follow him on Twitter @volodarik

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    Rippling – Rippling brings together Payroll, Benefits, HR, IT, and more so you can manage all your employee operations in one place—from onboarding to offboarding. They offer features like Automatic Compliance and Automatic Tax-Filing so you never have to worry. Use their library of pre-built reports or create custom ones. Rippling is a payroll solution built for every size business, small or large. To get a demo, go to Rippling.com/mixergy.

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    #2068 How to deal with setbacks

    #2068 How to deal with setbacks

    I love when entrepreneurs talk about their biggest failures. To be an entrepreneur you have to be an optimist and I love learning how optimist deal with setbacks.
    Today’s guest faced several setbacks and we’re going to find out how he recovered.
    Todd Palmer is the founder of Extraordinary Advisors which helps leaders and entrepreneurs.

    Todd Palmer is the founder of Extraordinary Advisors which helps leaders and entrepreneurs.

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    Rippling – Rippling brings together Payroll, Benefits, HR, IT, and more so you can manage all your employee operations in one place—from onboarding to offboarding. They offer features like Automatic Compliance and Automatic Tax-Filing so you never have to worry. Use their library of pre-built reports or create custom ones. Rippling is a payroll solution built for every size business, small or large. To get a demo, go to Rippling.com/mixergy.

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485 Ratings

485 Ratings

Marisa J2 ,

LOVE IT!!!

Andrew is real and honest. He brings on guests that are really insightful and give great advice on how to run a business. This is a must listen!

Akminer ,

Speed

I love the context. Andrew talks so fast, I have to slow the speed down, but the. It slows the guest. Andre needs to learn how to match the temp of his guest. I’d listen more but it’s too anxiety inducing.

vitalej17 ,

SO GOOD!!!

Mixergy is one fo those podcasts that reminds you why you started your biz and that there is an entire community of entrepreneurs that exists who have been where you've been and understand the biz owner struggle. Its not only informative but fun to be able to listen to awesome stories and relate to other people's entrepreneurial challenges and successes!

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