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The Colorado Entrepreneur Show
28 minutes | Jul 24, 2016
056 - Devin Eldridge: Co-founder of Stow brings the sharing economy to the storage industry
Co-founder of stow brings the sharing economy to the storage industry
28 minutes | Jul 10, 2016
055 - Elizabeth Sopher: Founder and Co-Owner of QuickZip brings a physical product to market
For Today’s show we have Elizabeth Sopher who is the founder and Co-owner of QuickZip, which is a Colorado, women-owned company that has re-invented the fitted sheet. QuickZip offers a line of zip-on sheets that make it easy to change sheets and fold and store them.
29 minutes | Mar 20, 2016
054 - Stephen Weigel: Cofounder of MailDeck discusses the company's mission to dominate email management
Co-founders Stephen Weigel and Jack Freeman have been perfecting the functionality of MailDeck since the company was founded more than three years ago. After identifying the gap in email management, along with the growing number of email users and emails being sent, the two set out to disrupt the market. They have been featured by Apple along with several other media sources. In this interview, Stephen discusses how to determine your market, how to fund your business, how to continually iterate, and how to gain users through Facebook advertising. Topics Discussed Funding your business Determining your niche and iterating Putting your marketing dollars to work Outsourcing parts of your business
36 minutes | Feb 14, 2016
053 - Jennifer Miller: Cofounder of Philosophy Communication shares how she took her company from zero to over two million dollars in annual revenue
In this interview, Jennifer discusses how to ask your network for business/referrals, where to spend your marketing dollars if your budget is limited, ways to finance your business, outworking the competition. Topics Discussed Finding your first customer Adding structure and developing processes for your business Developing employees and growing your team Using professional associations to find clients
43 minutes | Oct 22, 2015
052 - Josh Dorkin: Founder and CEO of BiggerPockets talks about hustling your way to success
Josh Dorkin is the founder and CEO of BiggerPockets; a brand focused on providing valuable real estate information as well as building and connecting a community of real estate investors. BiggerPockets was born out of Josh's personal quest to find answers to his personal real estate questions and, by his own admission, is successful because of his sheer persistence and hustle. After following his brother's advice and investing in real estate (somewhat blindly) Josh went on a quest to find answers to his own real estate questions. This "light bulb" moment would become the start of one of the most widely recognized real estate information websites. BiggerPockets gets over one million unique visitors each month and has revolutionized the way real estate entrepreneurs connect and the way real estate deals are done. In this interview, Josh discusses the importance of pursuing your passion and hustling your way to success, hiring a team and building systems, bootstrapping your business, and building a community.
34 minutes | Sep 23, 2015
051 - Mary Camacho: Founder of Mixteka talks about diving into entrepreneurship and changing the world through business
Mary Camacho is the founder and CEO of Mixteka. With a background in technology and finance, Mary has basically been in the startup world her whole career and has founded several companies. Mixteka was born out of Mary's own frustrations. Seeing a void in the DIY music industry, based on her own frustrations, she created a virtual DJ solutions for weddings and events. In this interview, Mary discusses the importance of finding a scaleable idea, conducting market research and validating a business idea, the growth of "Do It Yourself" and the challenges of being a female entrepreneur. Topics Discussed Conducting market research and validating a business idea Creating a business by solving problems The growth of "Do It Yourself" The challenges of being a female entrepreneur
37 minutes | Sep 13, 2015
050 - David Milliken: Founder of Greetly shares tips on building a business around feedback
David Milliken is the founder of Greetly. Greetly is the iPad receptionist app for modern offices. Greetly helps small offices get more done while saving money. In this interview, David talks about initiating feedback to validate a business idea, persisting through problems, gaining market share, and selling to potential customers. Topics Discussed Initiating feedback to validate a business idea Persisting through problems, Gaining market share Selling to potential customers
37 minutes | Sep 7, 2015
049 - Grant Kashner - COO and Head of sales for NexStep Products share tips on getting your product into retail stores
Grant Kashner is a partner and the COO of NexStep Products. NexStep is the producer of various gear primarily targeting the outdoor enthusiast. Starting with the eyewear strap, the company has gone on to expand their product lines to include the NexKoozie, UStrap, Yoga Mat Strap, and much more. In this interview, Grant discusses the importance of reading, creating new products and testing the market, approaching retailers and building relationships, wearing multiple "hats" while running a business, and being disciplined enough to stay on task.
30 minutes | Jul 26, 2015
048 - Devin Mills: President of Rado Distilling is distilling all Colorado sourced ingredients
If you live or have been in Colorado you know that we have an unbelievable micro-brew scene, but if you . . .
30 minutes | Jun 7, 2015
047 - Jordan Eisenberg: Founder and CEO of UrgentRX shares creative strategies to accelerate your business
Jordan Eisenberg is the founder and CEO of UrgentRX. UrgentRX is the maker of single-dose foil packets of flavored, powdered over-the-counter medications with the same active ingredients found in products like Bayer, Pepto Bismol, Benadryl and Excedrin. The product is designed to be taken without water By the time Jordan was 27, he had founded two companies on his own: CollarCard, maker of a credit-card-size shirt stay holder given out as a premium by men’s wear chains; and PMS Buddy, an app that reminded men when their wives or girlfriends were having their periods. The app received 30,000 downloads the day Ashton Kutcher, the actor, tweeted about it.
36 minutes | May 10, 2015
046 - Brett Goldberg: CEO of Spex explains how Spex strives to achieve product market fit
Brett Goldberg is the CEO of Spex, which developed "Smart Inspection" software for property and casualty insurance
31 minutes | May 2, 2015
045 - Eric Lough: Founder and Craftsman of Famous Beard Oil Co. talks about No Fear Marketing
Eric Lough is the founder and chief craftsman of Famous Beard Oil Co.
32 minutes | Apr 12, 2015
044 - Yoav Lurie: Co-founder and CEO of Simple Energy explains how his company motivates people to save energy
Yoav Lurie is co-founder and CEO of Simple Energy, a SaaS company that partners with utility providers to promote energy efficiency. In this interview, Yoav discusses how to motivate people to care and save energy as well as making their lives easier through simplicity. Topics Discussed: Coming up with a business idea and pivoting, Talking to potential customers and implementing feedback, Focusing on creating a minimum viable product, Expanding into international markets
36 minutes | Mar 8, 2015
043 - Alex Devkar: Co-founder and CEO of Conspire shares the best path to connect with anyone
Alex Devkar is co-founder and CEO of Conspire, a social platform that shows you the best path to connect with anyone. In this interview, Alex discusses the process of first acquiring users and then focusing on monetizing, getting certain groups of users to maximize value, and the importance of a good team.
31 minutes | Mar 1, 2015
042 - Luke Vance and Bryan Costanza: Hemera Project is using solar power to build a business and help the developing world
Luke Vance and Bryan Costanza are from the Hemera Project. Luke is the President and founder and Bryan is the head of business development. The Hemera Project is a Colorado based startup that is developing a solar powered watch and cell phone charger.
33 minutes | Feb 8, 2015
041 - Craig Lieberman: Founder and President of 34 Degrees Savory Crisps Bootstraps a Gourmet Cracker Company
Craig Lieberman is the founder and president of 34 Degrees Savory Crisps, which is a Denver-based maker of all-natural, wafer-thin crackers
37 minutes | Jan 25, 2015
040 - Brett Jurgens: Co-founder and CEO of Notion, developing smart sensors for your home
Brett Jurgens is the Co-founder and CEO of Notion.is, which has developed a home sensor with eight senses that can send information about what is going on in your home to your phone.
25 minutes | Dec 21, 2014
039 - Chris Klein and Franz Garsombke, founders of Rachio, discuss the process of bringing a product to market
Chris Klein and Franz Garsombke, are the founders of Rachio, which features a water saving device called the Iro. The Iro is an internet-connected sprinkler control system that you can manipulate using your smartphone. In this interview, Chris and Franz discuss the process of developing a product and bringing it to market, gaining traction, delaying venture capital, and the importance of a good team.
23 minutes | Nov 16, 2014
038 - Carey Green: Founder of Podcast Fast Track discusses the benefits of starting a podcast
In this interview, Carey discusses the process of starting a podcast, who should start a podcast, how he markets his business, bootstrapping and sending cold emails, and the future of podcasting.
39 minutes | Nov 9, 2014
037 - Eric Graham: Marketing Director for Automated Marketing Group returns to discuss what businesses can do during slow times
Eric Graham, Marketing Director for Automated Marketing Group, appeared on The Colorado Entrepreneur Show several months ago, where he discussed low-cost ways to market your business. On this episode, Eric discusses marketing activities you should be doing if you have downtime during the holiday season, or any seasonal downtime you might experience in your business.
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