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Q: What’s the secret of growing a startup? “You’ve got to start with a small, intense fire. Suppose you’re the Apple I. They only made about 500 of those things, so, all they had to do was find 500 people to buy these computers, and they launched Apple. APPLE!

There’s one question that can get to the heart of whether what you’re working on is a soon-to-be-failed side project or a business with a good shot at financial success. This is the question that kickstarted my career as a designer. After wallowing and fiddling with side projects for years, I finally grokked the bit I was missing.

Your brand could move people from bored, unmotivated, and ignoring you to driven, curious, interested, and dynamically involved in your business. Chances are that’s not happening for you. In this episode Chase shares insights about story that can help your brand do just that, including:

On episode 44 of the Fizzle Show we shared a bit at the end about some of the inbox management practices we've come to love. Below is a list of those and others that didn't make it into the show. Share your tips in the comments.

My first business was a gourmet dessert catering company in New York. We hand crafted miniature pies from scratch for weddings and events. We went on to get featured on TheKnot, and even supplied mini-pies for the wrap party of the IFC cult tv series Whisker Wars.

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