Bootstrapped, Episode 17, “Special Guest: Rachel Andrew”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey sit down with special guest Rachel Andrew from EdgeOfMySeat.com, to discuss Perch, the really little CMS, the new Bootstrapped.fm forums, marketing, customer support, product dependencies, how important personal visibility is to your business, content management systems, writing and speaking, and self-publishing.

 

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 16, “Meat and Attitude”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss Andrey’s new mobile apps, doing press releases in unique cases, HARO, bringing on a partner, Valentino movie, Breaking Bad, Andrey on being abducted, dress code in fancy steak joints, optimal steak restaurant design, Snappy marketing, doing a giveaway

 Note: this podcast was recorded before we released http://discuss.bootstrapped.fm, next week we’ll discuss that in more detail.

Discuss this episode: http://discuss.bootstrapped.fm/t/episode-16-meat-and-attitude/74

Bootstrapped, Episode 15, “Patrick McKenzie (patio11) on Selling Software”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest, Patrick McKenzie (patio11), to discuss the “early” days of the Business of Software forums, Patrick’s journey and daily routine, Helpdesk systems and support, Appointment Reminder,  systemizing and automating daily tasks, SaaS, B2C vs. B2B, pricing of software, consulting, learning from Blackhats, Hacker News, marketing, Uberdeck, making money from open source, dual-licensing, running a conference, hacker meetups, Patrick’s biggest mistake in business, Patrick’s next product, and Facebook games.

 

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 14, “Now you have to do stuff”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey are joined by special guest Scott Watermasysk. We get the back story on KickoffLabs Scott’s company, Andrey laments about having to do “stuff”, we don’t get Quora, we go deep on Uberdeck pricing strategy, how Agant went back to being a one person shop, starting solo or with a co-founder, Ship It!, a few landing page tips from Scott.

Bootstrapped, Episode 13, “Boiler Room”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss getting ready to deploy Uberdeck, Snappy progress, what’s next for Snappy marketing, stories of first job interviews, the benefits, if any, of a college education, selling into the consumer space, the experience of buying software in a box, selling software before making software and vetting product ideas.

 

 

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 12, “The Analogy”

Download this episode, in which Andrey and Ian discuss mistakes with Snappy’s initial website, building multiple products vs focusing on a single product, fixing the app store, recommendations on going into the mobile space, and Derek Sivers new company and how he outsourced it all.

Bootstrapped, Episode 11, “Bootstrapping a Software Consulting Company”

Download this episode, in which Andrey and Ian sit down with Carl Diesing from DNL OmniMedia, and Chris Hawkins from Cogeian Systems, to talk about bootstrapping a successful software consulting company.

 

Bootstrapped, Episode 10, “Gymboree”

Download this episode, in which we go over the launch of Snappy, the Laravel 4 release, taking care of kids and kid gym options, Bootstrap conferences, app metrics and Infoproducts!

Bootstrapped, Episode 9, “Uberdeck”

Download this episode, in which Ian and Andrey discuss Uberdeck, system administration, pricing strategies, news coverage for startups, Jeff Atwood, Trello, and Snappy.

Bootstrapped, Episode 8, “Bizarro Week”

Download this episode, where Ian and Andrey discuss sweet games, SaaS downtime, UserScape Bizarro Week, Brooklyn, Microconf and more.