[Escape Velocity] – Episode 16 – The Future of Retail with Tobi Lütke, CEO/Founder of Shopify

Want to learn what it’s like to compete against Amazon and win? I first met Tobi the Co-founder & CEO of Shopify.com 10 years ago in San Francisco while they were fundraising for their series A... ... most investors said “No”. (We dig into this during my interview... specifically, what those investors missed!) Fast forward to today and they have more than 1M businesses paying them every month, from over 175 countries with total gross merchandise volume exceeding $50 BILLION.

The 4 P’s To Selling: Focusing On The Right Prospects to Improve Your Sales Cycle

How do you find more of the right customers? People that will eagerly buy what you’re selling, with zero complaints…? AND tell their friends about it. What a dream! But rather than picking 4 leaf clovers, crossing your fingers and hoping the universe delivers these ideal clients to your doorstep...  Don’t you want a system to filter out the customers that’ll buy from the ones that won’t?

A Founder’s Guide to Impactful 1-1 Meetings With Their Direct Reports

Does this sound familiar? You have a high-output employee working for your company and then suddenly they lose interest and stop performing the way they used to. Or, even worse… they quit unexpectedly.  You never saw it coming and - BAM - the tyres blow out and your business screeches to a halt while you try to figure out what went wrong. I’ve experienced this in my own businesses. And I see it all the time in others too! I

Every SaaS Founder Should Know This to Exit Their Company For a Major Payday

Recently one of my coaching clients exited his SaaS company for $90MIL. That was on  $860K in monthly recurring revenues. Literally 100X his MRR became his selling price. In case that isn’t clear...  He made $90 million in a single sale, walking freely into an early retirement. There is some serious money to be made in a well-built SaaS... When you hear stories of overnight millionaires, it’s often some tech founder who exited their company for a huge sale.

5 Innovative Ideas to Help You Leverage the Power of SMS For Your SaaS Company

There’s some technology out there that I’ll bet you aren’t even using in your business, and it’s a huge conversion booster! When I tried implementing this tech, you know what happened? It reduced my sales demo no-shows by 30%... meaning my sales velocity almost doubled! I also used it to warm up calls before the demos. So what is this mysterious wonder-tech? Here’s the surprise… you use it every day and it’s been around for years:

Design Your Perfect Life: 5 Guidelines On Creating Goals & Finding Purpose

I was recently working with one of my coaching clients, Mark, when he drops this bomb: “How do I fix the feeling I have inside where I don't know why I'm doing this anymore?” (I hear this more than you’d think.) From everybody else’s perspective, Mark’s is extremely successful. $1M+ in monthly recurring revenue (MRR) from his SaaS with 60% NET profit But even the heavy-hitters have their head-scratching days, kicking the can down the street and wondering what the