#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 the founder of Drift, a scent based, home goods company.

Ryan Baylis is the founder of Drift, a scent based, home goods company.

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#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 marketplace for businesses and individuals.

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#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 out the conversation.

Tom Boyd is the host of Creators Are Brands, where he helps creators unlock their creative power, tell better stories and build brands.

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#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.

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#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.
 

Vitaly Alexandrov is the founder of Food Rocket, super-fast, on-demand grocery delivery.

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#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 he created an online school that offers immersive English as a second language.
Max Azarov is the founder of NovaKid, online English classes for kids.

Max Azarov is the founder of NovaKid, online English classes for kids.

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#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 the founder of Eezy, a freemium marketplace for photos and textures, vector illustrations, and high-quality video footage.

Shawn Rubel is the founder of Eezy, premium photos and textures, vector illustrations, and high-quality video footage.

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#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 for video.

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#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. It’s a digital products and services agency.

Chris Stegner is the founder of Very Big Things, a digital products and services agency.

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#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.
But, for many people, having a cocktail is a ritual.
Well, David Crooch figured out a way to have it both ways. He is the co-founder of Ritual Zero Proof, a true liquor replacement.

David Crooch is the co-founder of Ritual Zero Proof, a true liquor replacement.

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