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Nick Disabato on Increasing Your Profits with A/B Testing

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Nick Disabato who runs Draft, a design consultancy that uses research-driven A/B tests to generate revenue for online businesses. In 2017, there are very few founders out there who aren’t familiar with the concept of A/B testing, but even with that awareness, very few have actually established a consistent testing process in their own...

Robb Eng on How to Grow Your Startup with Partnerships

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Robb Eng, the Senior Marketing Manager at Freshbooks where he is responsible for driving new acquisition growth via podcast partnerships, digital sponsorships and affiliates. Robb and his team have used these channels to drive impressive growth for Freshbooks and in this interview, he shares how you can do the same in your startup. It...

Morgan Brown and Sean Ellis on Growth Hacking Without the Hype

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Morgan Brown and Sean Ellis, co-authors of Hacking Growth, a book that lays out how today’s fastest-growing companies drive breakout success. It also happens to be available in stores today. Morgan and Sean both have extensive, hands-on experience helping startups accelerate their growth and are the co-founders of GrowthHackers...

Jim Novo on Unlocking Your Data’s Hidden Profits

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Jim Novo, founder of The Drilling Down Project, a collection of articles, tools, and services you can use to take control of your customer data and use it to improve profitability. Jim spent 10 years as VP of Marketing and Programming at the Home Shopping Network and over that time he carefully developed this methodology and since...

John O’Nolan on Building and Maintaining Your Startup’s Culture

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Today, on The Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with John O’Nolan, the co-founder of Ghost, a fully open source, hackable platform for building and running modern online publications. Ghost was founded in 2013 after a very successful Kickstarter campaign, and today it has been installed over 1 million times and the company has an annual run rate of over $760,000 at the time...

Sujan Patel on Bootstrapping His Way to $100M

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For the last few weeks, I’ve been releasing an episode on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to gear up for MicroConf the world’s biggest conference for self-funded software companies. These episodes have been focused on self-funded, often solo-founders. Some are on the smaller side, while others have ARRs over 7-figures, but they all have valuable lessons to share for any founder and today we...