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Bootstrapped

By Steve McLeod

Running a bootstrapped software company? Looking to start one? Then this is the podcast for you.

  1. 1.
    #158: Not 1, not 2, but 3 bootstrapped SaaS successes with Moritz Dausinger of refiner.io11/27/2020
    36:08
  2. 2.
    #157: Dealing with your business's endless administration burden11/20/2020
    28:45
  3. 3.
    #156: "May I have a discount?"11/13/2020
    30:50
  4. 4.
    #155: Competing in a crowded market with Alex Yumashev of Jitbit11/06/2020
    32:28
  5. 5.
    #154: Finding and recruiting freelance developers with Robin Warren of Corrello10/30/2020
    33:20
  6. 6.
    #153: "What should I do with Saber Feedback?"10/23/2020
    34:52
  7. 7.
    #152: Practical knowledge sharing for bootstrappers10/17/2020
    31:59
  8. 8.
    #151: Advice on validating and building a bootstrapped B2B SaaS10/09/2020
    22:45
  1. 9.
    #150: How to solve my SEO problems, with Robert Brandl of ToolTester Network10/02/2020
    40:08
  2. 10.
    #149: A Saber Feedback update six months after acquisition09/27/2020
    37:20
  3. 11.
    #148: Hrishi Mittal, founder of Learnetto, on the struggle to get traction09/18/2020
    30:30
  4. 12.
    #147: "You get to do this however works for you" with Laura Roeder, founder of MeetEdgar09/04/2020
    31:20
  5. 13.
    #146: Selling your business at any revenue level, with Kevin McArdle of SureSwift Capital08/29/2020
    38:32
  6. 14.
    #145: The Hacker News front page experience, 5-hour workdays and 4-day workweeks08/22/2020
    31:03
  7. 15.
    #144: Patrick Hathaway, cofounder of Sitebulb on selling a desktop app with subscription pricing08/14/2020
    36:38
  8. 16.
    #143: When should you refactor your product's code?08/02/2020
    31:44
  9. 17.
    #142: Revisiting our pre-pandemic yearly goals07/26/2020
    34:25
  10. 18.
    #141: A Saber Feedback update three months after acquisition07/17/2020
    15:36
  11. 19.
    #140: How NOT to handle customer payment problems06/26/2020
    33:21
  12. 20.
    #139: Selling to Developers with Peter Suhm of Branch CI06/19/2020
    28:07
  13. 21.
    #138: "Epic Guide" Marketing06/12/2020
    28:22
  14. 22.
    #137: Derrick Grigg - Founder of PageProofer06/04/2020
    33:21
  15. 23.
    #136: Website security for bootstrappers05/30/2020
    30:58
  16. 24.
    #135: How to improve Saber Feedback's website content, with Hannah Adcock of Contented Strategy05/21/2020
    31:49
  17. 25.
    #134: Why I chose to acquire Saber Feedback05/15/2020
    32:06
  18. 26.
    #133: Why Matt Bearman chose to sell his bootstrapped product, Saber Feedback05/07/2020
    29:39
  19. 27.
    #132: COVID-19 and our businesses05/01/2020
    31:24
  20. 28.
    #130: A brief hiatus03/27/2020
    4:31
  21. 29.
    #129: Driving to Mongolia while running a mission-critical SaaS03/19/2020
    33:05
  22. 30.
    #128: Dealing with bootstrapper stress03/06/2020
    18:34
  23. 31.
    #127: SaaS products we use to run our businesses02/28/2020
    31:29
  24. 32.
    #126: Why Dave Rodenbaugh acquired an existing business instead of starting from scratch02/20/2020
    35:03
  25. 33.
    #125: Tracking what you spend on your business02/14/2020
    29:38
  26. 34.
    #124: Goals for 202001/31/2020
    38:46
  27. 35.
    #123: "Why I sold my SaaS" - with Courtenay Farquharson, founder of Parserr01/23/2020
    31:41
  28. 36.
    #122: My desktop app got acquired!01/18/2020
    31:08
  29. 37.
    #121: Handling cancellations in a subscription product01/10/2020
    34:18
  30. 38.
    #120: Small team habits part 2: Steve's turn12/20/2019
    30:53
  31. 39.
    #119: Small team habits part 112/13/2019
    29:35
  32. 40.
    #118: Should your product go Freemium?12/06/2019
    34:57
  33. 41.
    #117: Selling to Developers12/01/2019
    34:30
  34. 42.
    #116: Pricing your product in multiple currencies, with Ed Freyfogle from OpenCage11/22/2019
    37:26
  35. 43.
    #115: Living Abroad While Bootstrapping, with Craig Hewitt11/15/2019
    34:32
  36. 44.
    #114: "The Tables are Turned", with Craig Hewitt11/10/2019
    29:06
  37. 45.
    #113: "The idea of public speaking fills me with unspeakable terror", featuring Craig Hewitt11/01/2019
    29:20
  38. 46.
    #112: Three ways to use podcasts for marketing. Featuring Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos10/25/2019
    29:22
  39. 47.
    #111: "Should I apply for TinySeed?" with Craig Hewitt, founder of Castos10/18/2019
    32:51
  40. 48.
    #110: "Living the Bootstrapper dream" with Robin Warren, founder of Corrello10/11/2019
    34:39
  41. 49.
    #109: Andy Brice - Founder of EasyDataTransform10/04/2019
    41:49
  42. 50.
    #108: Hannah Adcock - Owner of Contented Strategy09/27/2019
    29:04
  43. 51.
    #107: Robert Brandl - Founder of WebsiteToolTester09/20/2019
    36:44
  44. 52.
    #106: Sylvestre Dupont - Co-founder of Parseur09/13/2019
    45:12
  45. 53.
    #105 - A new iteration of Bootstrapped09/13/2019
    2:00
  46. 54.
    #104 - I Don't Want To Talk About GDPR The Whole Time w/ Natalie Nagele from Wildbit05/31/2018
    1:07:55
  47. 55.
    #103 - There's No Scarcity On Piñatas05/22/2018
    54:46
  48. 56.
    #102 - I'm Running On Fumes04/15/2018
    1:01:01
  49. 57.
    #101 - All About Landsman02/05/2018
    34:32
  50. 58.
    #100 - All About Butov01/29/2018
    28:07
  51. 59.
    #99 - Star Wars: The Last Jedi w/ Taylor Otwell (SPOILERS!)12/16/2017
    55:44
  52. 60.
    #98 - The Landsman Game Challenge12/04/2017
    29:42
  53. 61.
    #97 - ButovOrBust.com11/23/2017
    33:25
  54. 62.
    #96 - It's All Possibility.....And Work10/09/2017
    38:18
  55. 63.
    #95 - I Started Fresh, and It's Glorious10/02/2017
    36:23
  56. 64.
    #94 - Franchise Friends09/12/2017
    50:23
  57. 65.
    #93 - Thinner, Leaner, Meaner09/05/2017
    38:47
  58. 66.
    #92 - Elevator Algorithms08/21/2017
    41:38
  59. 67.
    #91 - I'd Wear A Full Face Mask08/14/2017
    43:58
  60. 68.
    #90 - Butov Plus Plus06/09/2017
    1:02:05
  61. 69.
    #89 - It's The Open Desert That Got Me04/25/2017
    57:39
  62. 70.
    #88 - Charles Perry (Part 2) - Founder of Metakite02/06/2017
    39:41
  63. 71.
    #87 - Charles Perry (Part 1) - Founder of Metakite01/30/2017
    36:47
  64. 72.
    #86: Garrett Dimon (Part 2) - Founder of Sifter, Currently at Wildbit01/23/2017
    29:42
  65. 73.
    #85: Garrett Dimon (Part 1) - Founder of Sifter, Currently at Wildbit01/17/2017
    34:31
  66. 74.
    #84: You’re on an Air, Butov - an Air!01/09/2017
    1:02:49
  67. 75.
    #83: Brian Casel (Part 2) - Founder of Audience Ops01/02/2017
    40:52
  68. 76.
    #82: Brian Casel (Part 1) - Founder of Audience Ops12/26/2016
    30:52
  69. 77.
    #81: Brandon Kelly (Part 2) - Founder and CEO of Craft CMS12/19/2016
    39:20
  70. 78.
    #80: Brandon Kelly (Part 1) - Founder and CEO of Craft CMS12/12/2016
    33:55
  71. 79.
    #79: (Part 2) Patrick Pohler on Starting an API Based Real Estate SaaS12/06/2016
    28:51
  72. 80.
    #78: Patrick Pohler (Part 1) on Starting an API Based Real Estate SaaS11/29/2016
    34:51
  73. 81.
    #77: "... is somebody being bombed?"09/21/2016
    54:37
  74. 82.
    #76: "Cleo"09/06/2016
    49:32
  75. 83.
    #75: "Don't you worry about Dave. You worry about Butov!"08/09/2016
    1:07:04
  76. 84.
    #74: "Nobody ever got fired for hiring Vector Media Group" with special guest Matt Weinberg07/15/2016
    1:09:42
  77. 85.
    #73: ”If you can find an agreeable parrot, ...”06/20/2016
    59:20
  78. 86.
    #72: "It's all going to $0, but in the meantime, we can make some money"06/08/2016
    57:40
  79. 87.
    #71: "Jane Portman from UI Breakfast"05/09/2016
    55:35
  80. 88.
    #70: "I made a lot of money off Twitter"04/18/2016
    57:30
  81. 89.
    #69: "You always pay for sticking to your principles."03/28/2016
    54:24
  82. 90.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 68, "Butov's Brooklyn"02/29/2016
    45:19
  83. 91.
    Bootstrapped.fm, Episode 6702/08/2016
    43:55
  84. 92.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 66, "I'm Done Doing"02/03/2016
    52:48
  85. 93.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 65, “Star Wars is the 'Dora the Explorer' of science fiction.”12/30/2015
    1:06:37
  86. 94.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 64, “A Carl Sagan Joint”12/03/2015
    1:08:08
  87. 95.
    Bootstrapped.fm, Episode 63, "How Are Sales Today?"11/19/2015
    59:02
  88. 96.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 62, "I have the flu"11/05/2015
    56:38
  89. 97.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 6110/22/2015
    47:33
  90. 98.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 60, “Pump the hotness”10/13/2015
    1:02:19
  91. 99.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 5910/07/2015
    56:51
  92. 100.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 5809/30/2015
    1:03:40
  93. 101.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 5709/18/2015
    58:49
  94. 102.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 56, “Rated R”04/29/2015
    1:05:11
  95. 103.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 55, “It’s all part of the game.”03/16/2015
    1:07:03
  96. 104.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 54, “This is worse than Seinfeld”02/02/2015
    1:04:21
  97. 105.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 53, “$1000 join”12/18/2014
    47:03
  98. 106.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 52, “Dead Man’s Switch”11/07/2014
    59:11
  99. 107.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 51, “Special Guest: Matt Stauffer”10/20/2014
    1:07:29
  100. 108.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 50, “50”10/14/2014
    45:10
  101. 109.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 49, “A new product from scratch.”09/12/2014
    51:56
  102. 110.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 48, “Gabriel Weinberg of DuckDuckGo”08/25/2014
    48:16
  103. 111.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 47, “Anchor Celebrities”08/18/2014
    52:03
  104. 112.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 46, “Jeffrey Way of Laracasts”07/28/2014
    1:19:36
  105. 113.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 45, “Adventures in Hacker News”07/21/2014
    1:09:09
  106. 114.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 44, “I’m Recording Now”07/14/2014
    50:31
  107. 115.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 43, “The Userscape Developers”07/01/2014
    1:14:59
  108. 116.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 42, “Let’s get Wil Wheaton”06/05/2014
    54:34
  109. 117.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 41, “90% good looks. 10% ideas.”05/29/2014
    1:14:20
  110. 118.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 40, “Andrey Butov’s Fizzilization”05/07/2014
    1:04:15
  111. 119.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 39, “Take them to Hooters”04/22/2014
    1:12:16
  112. 120.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 39, “After Dark”04/22/2014
    6:23
  113. 121.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 38, “Special guest: Eric Miller”04/09/2014
    45:23
  114. 122.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 37, “Hush! The grown-ups are talking.”03/27/2014
    1:15:52
  115. 123.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 36, “White hat growth hacker”03/24/2014
    1:15:14
  116. 124.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 35, “Hate the SaaS!”03/10/2014
    1:15:58
  117. 125.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 34, “Don’t Shake the SaaS Tree”02/24/2014
    1:21:43
  118. 126.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 33, “This is what happens to growth hackers.”01/30/2014
    1:03:28
  119. 127.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 32, “The Full Stallman”01/21/2014
    1:10:49
  120. 128.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 31, “We are Joel, together.”01/09/2014
    1:00:45
  121. 129.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 30, “Special Guest: Gavin Bowman”01/07/2014
    1:12:31
  122. 130.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 29, “There’s always one more year”12/30/2013
    1:00:31
  123. 131.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 28, Special Guest Ruben Gamez12/19/2013
    1:21:10
  124. 132.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 27, “Everybody Gotta Hustle”12/04/2013
    58:31
  125. 133.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 26, “Party All the Time”11/25/2013
    1:03:37
  126. 134.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 25, “Devil’s Advocate”11/13/2013
    1:07:44
  127. 135.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 24, “Batman Voice”11/08/2013
    1:02:57
  128. 136.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 23, “Clichély doing the cliché thing.”10/16/2013
    1:14:19
  129. 137.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 22, “Meh”09/30/2013
    1:04:18
  130. 138.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 21, “Special Guest: Andy Brice”09/23/2013
    1:34:01
  131. 139.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 20, “Hard Stop”09/11/2013
    44:23
  132. 140.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 19, “No Red Candy!”09/04/2013
    1:03:59
  133. 141.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 18, “Special Guest: Chase Clemons on Bootstrapped Support”08/27/2013
    1:33:35
  134. 142.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 17, “Special Guest: Rachel Andrew”08/06/2013
    58:45
  135. 143.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 16, “Meat and Attitude”08/01/2013
    46:27
  136. 144.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 15, “Patrick McKenzie (patio11) on Selling Software”07/24/2013
    1:52:09
  137. 145.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 14, “Now you have to do stuff”07/11/2013
    1:16:51
  138. 146.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 13, “Boiler Room”06/26/2013
    1:10:23
  139. 147.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 12, “The Analogy”06/19/2013
    1:14:17
  140. 148.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 11, “Bootstrapping a Software Consulting Company”06/12/2013
    1:12:00
  141. 149.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 10, “Gymboree”06/05/2013
    1:18:02
  142. 150.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 9, “Uberdeck”05/22/2013
    1:20:36
  143. 151.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 8, “Bizarro Week”05/07/2013
    1:17:14
  144. 152.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 7, “Just wasting my time!”04/30/2013
    1:09:00
  145. 153.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 6, “Authorize This”04/23/2013
    1:32:44
  146. 154.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 5, “Let’s all go to the movies!”04/17/2013
    1:38:05
  147. 155.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 4, “The customer is seldom right”04/10/2013
    1:21:38
  148. 156.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 3, “Pivoting all over the place”03/31/2013
    1:28:10
  149. 157.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 2, “Lollipop Sticks”03/25/2013
    57:51
  150. 158.
    Bootstrapped, Episode 1, “Bootstrapped and Profitable”03/19/2013
    43:01

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