Young Henry’s Co-Founder Trent Allan on Growth Hacking, Startup Challenges & Scaling a Business

 

In this episode, we interview Trent Allan, co-founder of Young Henry’s, chief marketing officer of Appliances Online and Home Clearance, and serial entrepreneur. We talk about growth hacking, the challenges with startups and how to scale a craft beer brand.

SHOW NOTES

  • 00:00:00 Trent’s introduction to The Growth Manifesto Podcast
  • 00:01:10 How would you describe growth hacking?
  • 00:01:30 What’s the difference between a growth hacker and a marketer?
  • 00:04:02 How far SEO has come
  • 00:04:47 SEO has changed a lot.
  • 00:05:56 Is timing everything?
  • 00:06:38 How important is customer experience
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00:09:11 Challenges of building a website
  • 00:09:40 Appliances to craft beer transition
  • 00:11:01 Who are Young Henry’s and what do they do?
  • 00:12:46 Why the quality of your product is important.
  • 00:13:37 Customer research
  • 00:18:35 Community based product
  • 00:22:43 The biggest challenges of scaling a beer label.
  • 00:24:25 “It happened in America and I reckon I’m confident it will happen here too”
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00:29:09 Running an agency abroad and the challenges of this.
  • 00:31:11 Business failures and the learnings from this
  • 00:32:46 ‘The hard things about hard things’ by Ben Horowitz – Trent’s review
  • 00:37:23 Common perceptions about successful entrepreneurs and the common misconceptions
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00:39:40 Outlining that customer experience is important because of your competition.
  • 00:42:34 When Tony met Chuck Hahn
  • 00:48:05 How to reach Trent Allan for his services
  • 00:48:25 Bucket List Items
  • 00:49:45 You can invite one person dead or alive. Who is it and why?
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00:50:24 Thank you, Trent Allan, for coming on the growth manifesto

LINKS

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