#2139 The simplest $6M dollar idea

Today’s guest is doing $6M ARR selling freaking air fresheners. Seriously, just a better replacement for those little trees that hang from the rearview mirror. He says selling a fragrance over the internet is the world’s worse elevator pitch but I disagree. I want to find out how he did it. Ryan Baylis is theContinue reading “#2139 The simplest $6M dollar idea”

#2138 Building a global business from a small market

Rahul Aggarwal is the founder of Desighill, a creative marketplace for businesses and individuals. He built it and is running it from India even through only a small percentage of their customer base is represented there. I want to find out how he’s doing it. Rahul Aggarwal is the founder of Designhill, a creative marketplaceContinue reading “#2138 Building a global business from a small market”

#2137 What I’ve learned from 2,000+ interviews

I haven’t talked about this much but I have a new book coming out in October. The book is full of conversation techniques I’ve learned after 14 years and 2,000 interviews. The book is called Stop Asking Questions. I was interviewed by Tom Boyd of the Creators Are Brands podcast about what’s inside. Check outContinue reading “#2137 What I’ve learned from 2,000+ interviews”

#2136 Why there’s still room in the productivity space

Alice Default is the co-founder of Double, which connects busy executives with experienced part-time assistants and delegation tools. I want to find out why she went from building software to building a service company. Alice Default is the co-founder of Double, which connects busy executives with experienced part-time assistants and delegation tools. Sponsored by HostGatorContinue reading “#2136 Why there’s still room in the productivity space”

#2135 Reinventing a business killed by COVID

Joining me today is an entrepreneur who had a business that suffered of COVID closures in the restaurant space. So he rebounded with an idea that I think most people expected to fail. I want to find out why he hasn’t. Vitaly Alexandrov is the founder of Food Rocket, super-fast, on-demand grocery delivery.   VitalyContinue reading “#2135 Reinventing a business killed by COVID”

#2134 Finding a gap to fill in online education

Joining me as an entrepreneur who took on the cloud at a time when people were not as enthused about it as I would have expected them to be. And so he looked around and realized that there’s a world of parents who want to teach their kids English but they lack access. So heContinue reading “#2134 Finding a gap to fill in online education”

#2133 The profitable business model you’ve never heard of

I can’t believe that today’s founder created a company that’s in my world, in my space, and I didn’t know it existed. It’s a fantastically successful company with a model that just makes sense. How did I not know that it existed and how could so many of these businesses exist? Shawn Rubel is theContinue reading “#2133 The profitable business model you’ve never heard of”

#2132 The startup powering your streaming videos

Today’s guest figured out that distributing streaming video is becoming more complicate, not less complicated. So he created a way to make it easier for developers. Jon Dahl is the founder of Mux, an API that enables developers to build unique live and on-demand video experiences. Jon Dahl is the founder of Mux, API forContinue reading “#2132 The startup powering your streaming videos”

#2131 Outsourcing the role of technical co-founder

One of the things that new entrepreneurs keep looking for is how to get a technical co-founder. They have an idea but they need somebody to partner with to actually build it. Well, joining me is someone who essentially is a technical co-founder you can hire. Chris Stegner is the founder of Very Big Things.Continue reading “#2131 Outsourcing the role of technical co-founder”

#2130 The liquor alternative making $10M ARR in 2 years

My guest today is someone who came up with a counter-intuitive product that I think a lot of people in my audience can probably really relate to. There comes a point in your life when you’ve got kids, you’re running a business, you’ve got to get up early, and so you don’t want to drink.Continue reading “#2130 The liquor alternative making $10M ARR in 2 years”

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