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#1567 Ryan Carson of Treehouse: from startup founder to seasoned CEO

Ryan Carson was so good at telling the world why his unconventional way of doing business was right & others were wrong. Other companies worked 5 days a week. Treehouse worked 4. Others had managers. Treehouse had a more self-directed team. Others…well, I could go on, but you get the picture, right? Last time he was on Mixergy he talked about how that style took his startup to $140k in monthly sales. But to do much better, he had to mature as a leader. This is how he went from a startup founder to the CEO of a professional, growing company by doing some of the things he used to fight against. Ryan Carson is the founder of Treehouse, a place where you can learn how to design and develop code online. Sponsored by Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. 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. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint Powered by WPeMatico

#1566 Meet the founder who’s taking on Shopify

Today’s guest is a guy who has software that allows people to create online stores. The minute I heard about this idea, I said, “Whoa, he’s going to get crushed.” There are competitors already in the space who are really, really big. I’m talking about Amazon and Shopify. And into this space he waltzes in and he says, “I’m going to build something better.” I want to find out how far he’s come. Gal Ratner is the founder of ShopSnap, which allows customers to create an online store in a snap. The fact that he’s here shows you that he’s come pretty far. But I want to understand how. Gal Ratner is the founder of ShopSnap, which allows customers to create an online store in a snap. Sponsored by If you need anything designed–a new web page, a new landing page, a new logo, DesignCrowd will do it for you. They ask you what you’re looking for, who you are, what your company is like. They will give you lots of options, you pick the one you like, pay for it, and they guarantee results. It’s that simple. Find out how DesignCrowd is different than the other companies and go to designcrowd.com/mixergy. ActiveCampaign – Improve your marketing & sales processes by upgrading to an automated platform. Start sending follow-up that adapts to your customers’ behavior so you are sending the perfect message at the perfect time. You’ll have happier customers and higher conversions. See why over 150,000 marketers use ActiveCampaign to create intelligent marketing that gets better results. If you’re with one of their confusing competitors and you want something new, you owe it to your business to check out ActiveCampaign. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint Powered by WPeMatico

Why Female Founder Office Hours is So Important

If you haven’t yet heard about Female Founder Office Hours it is an initiative you should be aware of whether you’re male, female or any other gender identify. The idea is simple enough: several female VC partners at top funds will hold 1-hour meetings with 40 promising female entrepreneurs looking to get advice on their business and pitch in a friendly, non-judgmental, safe environment. I want to outline why I think this is such an important initiative but first want to be sure you know that my partner Kara Nortman and my friend Eva Ho are hosting the next Female Founder Office Hours in our offices on March 13 and you can sign up here → LA Female Office Hours. Please help share this widely so that more women become aware of this important resource that is being run nationally. For the LA event, for example, they will not only have a selection of great LA VCs but also 10+ senior VC women from the SF Bay Area will be coming down for it. So why is this initiative so important for men, women and other gender identities? 1. Mentorship / Modeling Behavior An important part of leadership is being a role model for those who may come after you to look up and say, “If she can do it then why can’t I?” Female Founder Office Hours gives founders the mentorship and the role models to see that it is in not only possible but also to have a plan to make it a reality. My partner Kara wrote a great post on the topic that you should read. But I’ll give you one quote that struck a chord with me, “Since childhood, I have been fortunate enough to be inspired by strong women. My grandmother was one of the first woman to earn a math degree from Columbia and never gave a damn about what women are “supposed to do.” Thanks to her, I never thought much about my identity being defined by being a woman. I always wanted my academic & career achievements to just stand on their own. Kara is a strong…

#1562 A conversation with Liquor.com founder Steve Olsher

Today’s guest is the founder of Liquor.com. And when I first heard about that, I said, “Could he really have been the founder of Liquor.com? Could this story really be true?” Steve Olsher, in addition to being a guy who created Liquor.com, is also the founder of New Media Summit. It’s a place where you could go if you want to be on podcasts. Steve Olsher is the founder of Liquor.com. See more at www.SteveOlsher.com Sponsored by Toptal – If you’re having trouble finding developers, Toptal is a network of elite pre-vetted software developers. You tell Toptal what you’re looking for, they search their network for the best people, they test the candidates, and then they present you with only the candidates who meet your individual needs. Once you pick someone you can start work with them the next day. They offer a no-risk trial period. Go to Toptal.com. Get the best of the best right now. 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. More interviews -> https://mixergy.com/moreint Rate this interview -> https://mixergy.com/rateint Powered by WPeMatico

Creating More Effective and Engaging Meetings: Interview with Meeteor Founder Mamie Kanfer

  Mamie Kanfer Stewart is CEO and founder of Meeteor and author of Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings. Mamie is passionate about helping others optimize their time and cultivate their team to achieve their goals. As a speaker and facilitator, Mamie teaches and speaks about effective meeting practices and changing meeting culture. She […] The post Creating More Effective and Engaging Meetings: Interview with Meeteor Founder Mamie Kanfer appeared first on StartUp Mindset. Powered by WPeMatico

I’m a startup founder and I had sex with an investor — and I am sorry

I ended up meeting him at 10 p.m. one night. So when you see stories of women saying they met investors at hotel bars and late at night, this is why. It’s so hard to get meetings and raise money that you are willing to meet wherever and whenever to get some air time. The post I’m a startup founder and I had sex with an investor — and I am sorry appeared first on Chaaipani. Powered by WPeMatico

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