Today's guest, John Richards, has a ton of things going on. He’s a prolific angel investor and has invested in companies such as Omniture, Domo, FundersClub, and many others. John founded the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology at Brigham Young University, and most recently co-founded Startup Ignition with his son to teach budding entrepreneurs what they need to know to launch a startup.
If Startup Ignition or the last name Richards sound familiar, that might be because I spoke with John’s son, Tyler Richards, in episode 40.
We're going to learn how the Lean Startup model helps angel investors find success, the role of higher education in entrepreneurship, and how Dynamic Equity can help co-founders in a growing startup avoid common points of conflict.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/051
Today's guest, Saxon Baum, is Co-CEO and head of sales at WeVue, a Tampa, Florida based software company that helps bring organizational culture to life through the power of mobile photo and video sharing.
WeVue launched as a consumer product more than four years ago, while Saxon was going to school at the Miami University of Ohio. The idea was sharing cool, fun cultural events in a semi-private setting, before Instagram hashtags or Snapchat stories were a big thing. However, they had the same problem that most consumer applications have - they weren't making money.
WeVue was, however, being used by companies to record images and videos of their corporate events. Saxon and his partner transitioned the application into the B2B space, using concepts that are typically very popular in the consumer space to grow a revenue-generating business.
We're going to learn how WeVue transitioned from a consumer-level product to an enterprise-level product, how company culture can have a significant impact on revenue, and how Saxon plans to grow WeVue with a SaaS model.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/050
Today's guest, Dave Schneider, is cofounder of Ninja Outreach, a new and innovative Blogger Outreach CRM. It's a way for marketers and small businesses to find bloggers and reach out to them for content marketing and influencer marketing purposes.
We're going to learn how Dave launched Ninja Outreach (with two co-founders he has never met), why good promotion is a key differentiator in a sea of web content, and how to effectively use split testing to grow business revenue.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/049
Today's guest, Dayne Shuda, is Founder of GhostBlogWriters.com. Dayne’s first job out of school was as a catalog manager for a large footwear catalog. He then started blogging on the side and today, Ghost Blog Writers has about 50 remote team members writing for business blogs.
We're going to learn how Dayne started ghost writing for business blogs, why he quit his job to turn that into a business early, and how blogging can grow a business.
You can also access this episode at http://goandgrowpodcast.com/048