Latest Episodes

Lars Lofgren on The Principles of Early-Stage Startup Growth

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Today, I’m talking with Lars Lofgren, the Senior Director of Growth at I Will Teach You To Be Rich and an all around expert on B2B growth. Lars helps companies build out new channels and optimize existing ones to give them predictable ways to find and accelerate their growth. The plan originally was to cover how Lars approaches growth on a strategic level and then dig into the A/B testing program...

Adam Robinson on How to Hire Smart and Scale Your Startup

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Adam Robinson, the Co-Founder and CEO at Hireology, a platform that helps businesses manage their full employee lifecycle, from hire to retire. Adam is also the author of The Best Team Wins, a book that shows you how to build your business through predictive hiring. As your business grows, you’re faced with a new set of challenges and one...

Kristin Zhivago on How To Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy

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Today, I’m talking with Kristin Zhivago, the author of Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy and President of Zhivago Partners a digital marketing management company that helps clients with customer and digital presence research. We hear it time and time again, “You need to get out of the office and talk to your customers.” But we rarely hear about what that actually...

Barrett Brooks on Launching a Conference in Just 5 Months

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Background: Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Barrett Brooks, the Director of Marketing at ConvertKit, a SaaS startup that makes email marketing software for creators. At the time of this interview, ConvertKit has an Annual Run Rate of just over $9 million dollars and they got here completely bootstrapped. Barrett and his team have had a lot of marketing wins we could talk...

Xander Castro on The Game Plan for Startup Live Events

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Xander Castro, the owner and Lead Planner at Startup Event Solutions, an event management company that partners with startups to plan and host incredible events so they don’t have to. I had Julie Carroll on the podcast a couple episodes ago and she gave us a great high level look at what goes into planning an event and how to avoid some of...

Rob Rawson on Future-Proofing Your Startup by Solving Hard Problems

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Rob Rawson, the CEO and Co-Founder at Time Doctor and Staff.com. In our chat, Rob shares the strategies he and his team used to build a multi-million dollar SaaS business, but where we really focus is on the future. So many companies forget the problem their software is ultimately trying to solve for it’s users. Rob’s customers don’t just...