Category Archive: Podcast

  1. #129: Driving to Mongolia while running a mission-critical SaaS

    Julian Wilde of Wormly describes how he was able to drive across central Asia while running a SaaS.

  2. #128: Dealing with bootstrapper stress

    Bootstrapping is stressful. I share seven ways I try to manage the stress of being a software bootstrapper.

  3. #127: SaaS products we use to run our businesses

    We discuss some of the SaaS products we rely on to run our businesses: what they are and why we use them.

  4. #126: Why Dave Rodenbaugh acquired an existing business instead of starting from scratch

    When Dave Rodenbaugh wanted to run a software business, he decided to buy an existing one. He tells me why he did this, how he chose the business, and what he did right and wrong along the way. He also shares – painfully – his embarrassing $50K mistake. Dave runs Recapture and is co-host of the Rogue Startups […]

  5. #125: Tracking what you spend on your business

    I’m joined again by frequent guest co-host Ed Freyfogle. We talk about how we track the spending on our businesses. We mentioned a rewards card for Startups from Cledara. Thanks to EmailToolTester who sponsored this episode. Find the best email newsletter service for you with EmailToolTester’s calculator. Discuss this episode and more on our discussion forum for Bootstrappers.

  6. #124: Goals for 2020

    Steve and Ed discuss what they hope to achieve by the end of 2020 – both professionally and personally. We also discuss the importance of knowing your non-goals, that is, things your explicit decide NOT to do. Thanks to Balsamiq who sponsored this episode. Bootstrapped listeners, to try Balsamiq for free, visit balsamiq.com/go/bootstrapped where you will find […]

  7. #123: “Why I sold my SaaS” – with Courtenay Farquharson, founder of Parserr

    Courtenay Farquharson shares how he built up Parserr to more than $10K monthly revenue – and why he sold it. We also talk about: bootstrapping in the Microsoft ecosystem bootstrapping in Australia Courtenay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/courtzz Courtenay’s next endeavour: sleepapp.com.au Thanks to Balsamiq who sponsored this episode. Bootstrapped listeners, to try Balsamiq for free, visit balsamiq.com/go/bootstrapped where you will find a […]

  8. #122: My desktop app got acquired!

    Steve tells Ed all about the sale of his desktop app. We talked about why I sold off the desktop app I’ve been running for 12 years, how I found a purchaser, and the emotional ride of negotiating and handing over the app. Thanks to Balsamiq who sponsored this episode. Bootstrapped listeners, to try Balsamiq […]

  9. #121: Handling cancellations in a subscription product

    Ed Freyfogle of OpenCage Geocoder and I (founder of Feature Upvote) discuss how we handle customer cancellation requests in our respective SaaS products. We discuss how we might do it differently. Thanks to Balsamiq who sponsored this episode. Find out how, thanks to Balsamiq, you can promote your bootstrapped business for free on the podcast. Our guest sponsor, courtesy of […]

  10. #120: Small team habits part 2: Steve’s turn

    Last week we heard Ed’s top 5 habits for small teams. This week, Steve shares the habits he uses to keep his small team productive. Thanks to Balsamiq who sponsored this episode. Find out how, thanks to Balsamiq, you can promote your bootstrapped business for free on the podcast. Our guest sponsor, courtesy of Balsamiq, […]