In this episode, Kyle and his Proposify co-founder Kevin Springer talk about whether the perception that entrepreneurs are risk-junkies is accurate, how things that seem risky at first glance—quitting a job to become a freelancer, building a product, hiring your first employee, taking on a gigantic client, taking on investment—usually have bigger advantages than disadvantages, and they share their own process for evaluating risk.
In this episode, Kyle talks about how, through the process of building Proposify, he’s learned the difference between a startup and a scale-up, how founders need to level up their mindset when evolving into a “proper” CEO, and the similarities between a business leader and a movie director, specifically Quentin Tarantino.
In this interview, Kyle talks about his journey from quiet, artsy kid in high school to founder of Proposify, which is aiming to hit $10M in annual revenue this year. You'll also hear how Proposify started as a side project and went from a year and a half of no growth to doubling customers every month. Plus lots of other interesting bits along the way.
What started as Agencies Drinking Beer and then rebranded to Proposify Biz Chat, this podcast is about to undergo another evolution. (What can we say? We like to keep things fresh.) Host Kyle Racki explains why he's moving away from guest interviews, gets real about the challenges of being a good interviewer, and hints at what's to come.
Mandi Ellefson is a CEO, author, speaker, and advocate for hands-off business success. As founder of The Hands-Off CEO, she leads clients to greater success, life balance, and productivity by helping them free up to 20-50% of their work week. Her international clientele has seen productivity and cost savings gains of up to 67%. She’s co-author of the bestseller, Creating Business Growth, and her upcoming book is called Scale to Freedom.
Kevin Brown is the co-founder & CEO of Mighty Ally, a marketing agency that helps NGOs and social enterprises prosper. He is a social entrepreneur based in Kampala, Uganda with proven success in growing brands and impacting the greater good. Kevin has held leadership positions in various U.S. agencies, having led strategy and marketing programs for social change makers big and small like Goodwill and LIVESTRONG, and activating brands like Sony and Nike. He served on the board of Nashville’s Impact Hub, won a NEXT Award for Startup of the Year, and was named an Executive Influencer by Billboard Magazine.
In this interview, John Doherty, CEO of Credo talk about how startups, particularly SaaS companies, should be thinking about SEO at various stages of their business, the importance of brand in your SEO strategy, and why you need to invest now and hire later.
In this interview, Bastian Ernst of Wild Audience talks about how he won his first paying customer before he even had a business, the power of putting all your eggs in one marketing basket, and how he came to coin the term ‘respect-based marketing’.
In this interview, four-time New York Times bestselling author, Tucker Max explains why your mission as a company needs to come before your ego, the importance of knowing why you’re writing a book before you start writing, and how to nail down your business process.
As a copywriter for more than a decade, Dave Greenlee is an expert in helping businesses gain new customers with meticulous copy. He has put that experience to use by writing commanding copy for Ugurus, and now assists nonprofits, ministries, and churches in getting thousands of new visitors each month. In this interview, Dave explains why you shouldn’t be so quick to replace what isn’t broken, the type of reaction you should aim for from direct offers, and what makes a strong elevator pitch.