Joshua Davidson started Chop Dawg Studios as a freelance web design project when he was 16. It has now grown to multiple employees, over 500,000 followers on Twitter, and turned into a complete app development studio serving hundreds of clients globally. Not bad at all. Joshua joins me on The Plunge Podcast to talk about how Chop Dawg got started, his opinions on how to win in business, if Twitter will die out, his daily schedule, dropping out of college, and much more. Joshua has a ton of experience and great insight to share, especially as a young entrepreneur. He’s an easy interview as well, great to talk to and passionate about his work. Check out what Chop Dawg is up to at ChopDawg.com.

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Show Notes

  • What is Chop Dawg?
    • We are if your favorite incubator had a baby with a product development firm.
    • How can we actually help them create results?
  • Not many companies can actually say they care about their customers, produce results, and generate money
  • When Chop Dawg switched from freelance web design to product and brand creation
  • The importance of putting real value out into the marketplace.
  • A story of how branding leads to business
  • How Chop Dawg built a 520,000 person following on Twitter
  • How Chop Dawg reuses and recycles content
  • GaryVee’s – If you aren’t creating, distribute
  • Joshua’s thoughts on Twitter, will it die? Will it survive?
  • Best places for content distribution right now
  • Dropping out of college – honest opinions on why he did and why you shouldn’t
  • The first big struggle he hit in the beginning of his business
    • Struggling with keeping the business where it is, or pushing and taking risk for growth.
  • What his day looks like right now – a full day schedule laid out
  • Favorite books – Don’t read any fiction
    • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
    • Zero to One – Peter Thiel
    • Rework – Jason Fried
    • Lean Startup – Eric Ries
    • Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kasowski
    • One Million Dollar Consulting
  • Ryan Holiday’s Work
  • Future of Chop Dawg
  • Realistic budget for web apps of different scopes

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