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Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews 😀

Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration: Millionaire Interviews 😀

Author: Millionaire Interviews & Startup Entrepreneur Austin Peek

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Inspiring Stories to Help Motivate, Build, & Grow Your Successful Business...

Millionaire Interviews is actionable advice for the (future & present) Entrepreneur, Solopreneur, and Small Business Owner. The host interviews Business Founders in the Product, Service, Real Estate, and Tech industries so they can teach you from their experience. Guests have been featured on Forbes, Shark Tank, Fox Business, CNBC, & Time Magazine.

Each episode details the journey of our guest who shares their life experiences, business lessons learned, how they turned their ideas into success, and much more.

Connect with other Listeners @ fb.com/millionaire-interviews. Connect with the Show via email: austin@millionaire-interviews.com or voicemail: +1 (305) 985-3469.
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087: Is the World's Strongest Coffee ☕... a Death Wish ☠? The Marketing Journey of Mike Brown.
Mike Brown saw a need for coffee that was both strong and delicious to serve his groggy morning customers. After creating the perfect blend of beans and combining it with his unique roasting technique, the 'World's Strongest Coffee' was born. Today, over a million people have trusted Death Wish Coffee to wake them up and keep them going every day. As a result of winning Intuit Quickbooks ‘Small Business Big Game’ competition, Death Wish Coffee was also the smallest business to ever have a commercial played during the Super Bowl. This podcast is brought to you by StartEngine & Gusto. StartEngine is the largest equity crowdfunding site in the USA. Over 170+ companies have raised $60 million using the platform. And 87% of companies successfully reached their minimum funding goal of $10k. Get 20% off your campaign using this link: millionaire-interviews.com/start. Gusto makes payroll a breeze full-service payroll for one simple price. And 72% of customers spend less than 5 minutes to run payroll. Get your first 3 free months using this link: gusto.com/millionaire.  Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? The Count of Monte Cristo 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Clip on cup holder. I use this everywhere in my house. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Seller Labs' Feeback Genius - We set this up years ago. It requires the smallest amount of attention and drives the largest impact on our online reviews (Amazon). It's a great product that is backed by an amazing team and is a huge reason we've been the top performing coffee on Amazon for the past 4 years. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Maybe a listener could help you solve this issue... 💭💡: Luckily, Death Wish Coffee is growing at the pace we are allowing it to grow at. The process has been enjoyable and strategic. But saying "No" to ideas I know could be winners is always a challenge and has been a distraction at times. I'm not a quick decision maker and spend way too much time analyzing. Luckily, my team steers me in the right direction but not until I've spent a great deal of time doing my homework. Also, video. Everyone needs to do more video.   *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Mike Brown Interview. ***  
085: How to Grow a Cybersecurity Startup to $20M/year (with Jonathan Cogley of Thycotic)
Jonathan Cogley is the Founder of Thycotic & a Startup Mentor (👀 his blog @ Good Rain Shade). He grew up in South Africa and began his software engineering career in London where he founded Thycotic in 1996, moving Thycotic headquarters to the United States several years later. Under Jonathan’s direction, Thycotic has rapidly grown into an innovation leader in privileged account management software, used by more than 180,000 IT administrators worldwide. These days, Jonathan participate as a startup mentor either independently or with a few startup incubators – 1776 (has a broad reach globally with a wide variety of startups) and MACH37 (Washington DC-based cybersecurity startup incubator). This gives Jonathan the opportunity to talk to many startups and keep up to date on trends in different industries. He has spoken at over 100 enterprise technology events, appeared on The Wall Street Journal Radio, Fox TV and has been featured in notable publications such as The Washington Post, CNET, Yahoo! Finance, PC Magazine and CSO. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Jonathan Cogley Interview. *** Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Made to Stick by Chip Heath & Dan Heath, The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber, Getting Things Done by David Allen, The Secrets of Consulting by Gerald M. Weinberg, Elevate, Business of Software by Eric Sink 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Probably bought more index cards than anything in the business (typically from Staples). 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Excel, Outlook, NAnt (back in the day) 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? We now have a new management team backed by growth equity firm and growth is over 50% YOY but it tooks 12 years to get to this point.
082: Live Episode!!! Automating Your Business like Carl Taylor of Automation Agency.
Carl Taylor is CEO of Automation Agency. He is a highly regarded and engaging speaker who speaks at events across Australia and the United States on the topics of Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, and Personal Growth. Starting his first business at age 15, Carl has gone on to start, buy and sell businesses in varying industries from Gift Baskets to Marketing. He continues to run businesses and Mentor entrepreneurs, young and old, helping them grow their businesses. In 2014, after years of running business seminars throughout Australia, Carl quit coaching and founded Automation Agency a Done-For-You online marketing agency helping small business owners actually implement the latest marketing tools and strategies and not just learn about them. Today Automation Agency works with hundreds of small businesses and online marketers all over the world including United States, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Carl Taylor Interview. *** Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Billionaire In Training by Brad Sugars, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari, Built To Sell by John Warrillow, The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? I've only ever bought books from Amazon, since it wasn't in Australia until a few weeks ago. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Slack. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Based on our current model adding more Clients means adding more staff, so further client growth without raising prices significantly would actually lower profitability and even if we raised prices would bring with it challenges which I'm unsure I want to have to solve.   
080: Growing a Kickball League Nationwide with Johnny LeHane of ClubWAKA
Johnny LeHane is the Co-Founder of ClubWAKA - Kickball & Social Sports, which has made the Inc 5000 for 3 consecutive years. He is also the managing member and lead investor in the Hudson Valley Startup Fund (HVSF), a $1 million member managed seed capital (angel investment) fund for high growth startups in the Hudson Valley, launched in 2015. ClubWAKA promotes and provides recreational and social sports leagues, activities and events across the U.S. with 60,000+ participants, 400+ leagues, and dozens of tournaments events and vacations nationwide throughout the year. ClubWaka specializes in providing kickball, bowling, volleyball, giant jenga, and other nostalgic and ridiculously fun activities and the best social events that create life changing experience and lifelong relationships. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Johnny LeHane Interview. *** Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? Predictable Success by Les McKeon, A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole, Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton - SciFi  🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Motorola TurboCharger for moto X pure (and all the tablets in my house). 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Crystalknows.com - it makes you seem like a mind reader with people you just met. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Managing the dynamics and balance of three equal partners over 20 years.
079: Fired by his Family... How did Brad Martineau rebound to Build a Thriving Business?
Brad Martineau is the Cofounder of SixthDivision & PlusThis. Companies that help businesses plan out and thrive on marketing automation via Infusionsoft. Brad started his business career as Infusionsoft’s sixth employee and got a front row seat in watching the company grow from just six to 150 people, and from $500,000 to over $15 million in revenue. He saw that Infusionsoft was a great tool that helped small businesses leverage technology, but he also saw a lot of their clients struggling to implement it. In 2010, after being fired by his brother's at Infusionsoft,  he started SixthDivision with the goal of that company to make it easy for people to get their automation ideas implemented so they can make more money and have more time on their hands. *** For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: Brad Martineau Interview. *** Fabulous 4 Questions: 📖 📚 Favorite Book(s)? K. So I don't do favorites but a book I really like has been Ready, Fire, Aim by Michael Masterson. Another was Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits by Greg Crabtree. 🙌😎 Favorite Amazon.com purchase? Again, I don't do favorites but Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones rank up there. 🌱💸 Favorite Tool that's GROWN your Business? Infusionsoft & Basecamp are ranking pretty high for me. 💭💡 BIGGEST Challenge keeping your Business from GROWING? Good question. I'd say the story we tell. I think we do a pretty good job but we can always do better and I believe the story you tell is possibly the most important component of your business.  
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Maurice Sawyers

what a dumb picture

Aug 15th
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Sistina Sypher

I get it.

Aug 2nd
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Austin Peek

Sistina Sypher Get it Girl!

Aug 6th
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Scott Hall

Like the fact that you interview a lot of people who are millionaires, not almost billionaires. Most interviews with the uber successful are just not relatable. They've long forgotten about the messy start up phase. I feel like I get a lot of relatable conversation that is honest, even if not always flattering. Refreshing.

Jul 9th
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Austin Peek

Scott Hall Thanks, that's what I was going for. When I kept hearing the Billionaire stories over & over, it seems like it's impossible to get there. Hopefully the stories from the entrepreneurs on our show seem more attainable & then you can level up to be a Billionaire later 😉.

Jul 9th
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Ted Jordan

liked the honest talk about working with a 50/50 partnership. I would never do it again and it's good to hear how they found a way to make it work

Jul 3rd
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Austin Peek

Ted Jordan Absolutely. Jamie Birch also talks about working with a best friend / co-founder... I also have another episode in the pipeline that talks about going public, I'm sure you'll love that one. Keep up the awesome feedback!

Jul 3rd
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Kevin Angulo

Love your show! Can't get enough of it.

Jun 17th
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Austin Peek

Kevin Angulo Appreciate the love. 😉

Jun 19th
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Zac B

I love the podcasts but I think you should change the cover picture. I subscribed because of the name and didn't really listen to any of the shows because I didn't think it was serious. After listening to a few, they're some of my favorite!

Jun 17th
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Austin Peek

Zac B I changed it for the World Cup in your honor. 😉

Jun 17th
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Ted Jordan

finally a story on starting a franchise, not buying into one. quite eye opening

Jun 16th
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Austin Peek

Ted Jordan Check Episode 72 with Scott Wingo.

Jun 20th
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Ted Jordan

Austin Peek I'm curious as to how to take a company public

Jun 18th
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Joyal Dsouza

My favourite podcast.Keep up with the good work

Jun 7th
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Austin Peek

Joyal Dsouza Thanks Joyal, will do our best!

Jun 8th
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Hari Raj

I am 19 years old and I am on the product phase of my first startup idea. This podcast is really helping me understanding problems we might face and it is also helping me tackling them.

May 17th
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Austin Peek

Hari Raj You've got a smart friend. 😉 I'm always open to feedback so let me know what we can do to improve it. Hope you enjoy the rest of the episodes.

Jun 4th
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Hari Raj

Austin Peek Thanks I'll look through it. And yes, a friend of mine recommended this podcast to me.

May 26th
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Connor Berghoffer

Nice Show. Great Resource For Learning Entrepreneurs.

May 3rd
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Austin Peek

Connor Berghoffer Thanks for the comment, always appreciated! Hope you're learning a lot from the interviews.

May 7th
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Job Shattuck

great show!!!!

Apr 4th
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Austin Peek

Graham O'Sullivan Oh, what will I know at 7pm?

May 7th
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Graham O'Sullivan

Austin Peek 7pm I know you will o

Apr 24th
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