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SaaS Interviews with CEOs, Startups, Founders

What if you knew data behind the fastest growing SaaS companies today? Each morning join Nathan Latka as he spends 15 minutes interviewing SaaS founders. You'll learn how SaaS CEO's launched their startup and grew it into a business. SaaS Founders range from bootstrapped to funded, MVP to 10,000 customers, pre revenue to pre IPO.
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Jun 20, 2016

Peter Awad, host of The Slow Hustle podcast. Peter started an automotor business in college and now runs two startups, as well as hosting an in-depth entrepreneurship podcast that’s been featured on the Apple homepage. Tune in to hear Peter talk about entrepreneurship with 4 kids, how he makes money from his podcast, and what you can learn from the way successful people manage their lows.

Famous Five:

Favorite Book? – Bold
What CEO do you follow? — No
Favourite online tool? —Pomotodo
Do you get 8 hours of sleep?—No
If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?—I wish I had more confidence to do what I wanted to do

Time Stamped Show Notes:
01:19 – Nathan’s introduction
01:40 – Welcoming Peter to the show
01:47 – Peter has a background in e-commerce
02:30 – Peter generates revenue from his automotor business
03:07 – Gross revenue in 7 figures, and gross margin of 20-30%
04:22 – Started an unsuccessful startup which he tried to run for 4 years
05:00 – Connections for Mission Meats were made through previous failures
06:05 – Entrepreneurship is full of highs and lows
06:40 – The Slow Hustle looks at the way that successful entrepreneurs manage their highs and lows and live a manageable life
08:30 – Has hour-long interviews that dig into people’s lives
09:20 – Show has 15 live episodes, and around 8-10k downloads per month
10:30 – Producing quality relationships with interviewees
11:45 – Just signed their first 2 sponsors
12:45 – Sponsored by a law firm and by the Iowa Startup Accelerator
13:16 – Sell an 8-show sponsor pack for $3k
14:25 – Sponsor pack buys you a 60-second ‘sponsor spot’ of pre-recorded conversation
14:40 – Around a $10 CPM
14:59 – “It’s a labour of love for me...if I can cover costs it’s fine with me”
15:20 – Connect with Peter on Twitter
17:03 – The Famous Five


3 Key Points:
Don’t be afraid or ashamed of failure. Your failures will set you up for future success.
All entrepreneurs - even the most successful - struggle with managing their work and life, with fear of failure, and with emotional lows. You aren’t alone.
Follow your passions and do what you love
Resources Mentioned:
Freshbooks - The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts.
Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he's driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.

Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

 

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