Bootstrapped, Episode 74, “Nobody ever got fired for hiring Vector Media Group” with special guest Matt Weinberg

We’re joined by our friend Matt Weinberg to chat about growing a large consultancy, software, hiring, and more. A lot of great insights in this one, don’t miss it!

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Bootstrapped, Episode 73, ”If you can find an agreeable parrot, …”

In this week’s episode, Ian and Andrey talk about going to the gym, living on Long Island, Andrey’s car buying adventures, Richard Stallman’s speaking requirements, new iOS APIs, Twitter, Facebook, VR, game development,  customizing products for individual customers, consulting work.

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Bootstrapped, Episode 72, “It’s all going to $0, but in the meantime, we can make some money”

We discuss naps and meditation, new HelpSpot pricing, business ideas, is Andrey an introvert?, BaconBiz conf, Butov goes to Buffalo, new product work and ideas, and car leasing.

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Bootstrapped, Episode 71,”Jane Portman from UI Breakfast”

In this episode, Ian and Andrey talk to Jane Portman about her company, UI Breakfast, her new book for SaaS founders, building a business, and UI/UX for SaaS web applications.

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Bootstrapped, Episode 70, “I made a lot of money off Twitter”

Working on the HelpSpot website, renaming your company, hiring consultants you can trust, Stripe is screwing Butov, search advertising, sales update on Quintu and Scribbleton, HelpSpot Vault, getting PR as a bootstrapper, discussing a possible survey tool in the HelpSpot ecosystem, Andrey’s new project Sourcecase.

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Bootstrapped, Episode 69, “You always pay for sticking to your principles.”

Hating snow blowers, BaconBiz, going to the gym, driving to places you should be flying to, Rocket League, Quintu, Scribbleton, profit-generating companies and VC backing, seeing the path of a company as an outsider, favorite songs.

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Bootstrapped, Episode 68, “Butov’s Brooklyn”

Andrey has never seen Breaking Bad, SaaStr review, Butov does PR and advertising, adventures in email, Ian drops an idea for a product you should steal but probably won’t,  Butov’s Brooklyn, A Chef’s Life.

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Bootstrapped, Episode 66, “I’m Done Doing”

We discuss conferences, sleazy game industry, Andrey goes deep on his passion for coding, saying no to work, going to the psychologist, meditation, meetups, vacations, Disney love.

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Bootstrapped, Episode 65, “Star Wars is the ‘Dora the Explorer’ of science fiction.”

In this episode, we talk about Star Wars, how much Ian loves it and how much Andrey hates it, synchronizing hardware between home and office, code signing and certificate confirmation, international currencies and writing currency exchange code for How Are Sales Today, direct sales, the Userscape marketing plan for 2016, tracking advertising, adding more features vs releasing software earlier, and on-premise vs. software in the cloud.

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