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Startups For the Rest of Us

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Rank #124 in Careers category

Business
Technology
Management & Marketing
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Follow the founders of MicroConf as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. They'll fail a bit, succeed a bit more, and take you with them on the tumultuous life of two entrepreneurs.

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Follow the founders of MicroConf as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. They'll fail a bit, succeed a bit more, and take you with them on the tumultuous life of two entrepreneurs.

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438 Ratings
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Greatest podcast

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Phenomenal podcast that covers all kinds of different topics dealing in the space of tech!

Top notch

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Wow, clearly brilliant and useful info -- huge value!

iTunes Ratings

438 Ratings
Average Ratings
410
16
5
0
7

Greatest podcast

By MonkeyTuck - Dec 12 2018
Read more
Phenomenal podcast that covers all kinds of different topics dealing in the space of tech!

Top notch

By Gritj - Nov 24 2018
Read more
Wow, clearly brilliant and useful info -- huge value!
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Startups For the Rest of Us

Updated 13 days ago

Rank #124 in Careers category

Read more

Follow the founders of MicroConf as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. They'll fail a bit, succeed a bit more, and take you with them on the tumultuous life of two entrepreneurs.

Rank #1: Episode 456 | Launching a 2nd Product + Revisiting Freemium with Ruben Gamez

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Ruben Gamez of Bidsketch, about his 10 plus years of bootstrapping, lessons learned, improved decision making, and his new product.

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Rob: Welcome to this week’s episode of Startups For the Rest of Us. I’m your host, Rob Walling. Each week on the show we cover topics relating to building and growing startups in a way that’s organic and sustainable and that works around your life. We’re ambitious founders, but we don’t sacrifice a life in order to build our startups. These are not the typical Silicon Valley Startups where fundraising can be a goal in itself...

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Aug 06 2019
47 mins
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Rank #2: Episode 425 | How to Launch a Product Into a Mature Market

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to launch a product into a mature market. They give a definition of what a mature market is, list some examples of established players in different markets, discuss how to tell if you should enter a particular market and how to execute on it.

Jan 01 2019
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Rank #3: Episode 295 | How to Get Your First 10 SaaS Customers

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to get your first 10 SaaS customers. They reference a ParseHub blog post about the beginning stages of their startup. Rob and Mike walk you through the steps of this article and how you might be able to replicate their success.

Jun 28 2016
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Rank #4: Episode 387 | Before You Run Any Facebook Ads, Listen to This

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Mojca Mars, a Facebook Ads expert, about what things you need to do before you even begin running Facebook ads. Some of the topics discussed include lead magnets, custom audiences, email sequences and more.

Apr 10 2018
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Rank #5: Episode 291 | Freemium, Asking for CC Up-front, and a Big Mistake First-time Founders Make (with Guest David Cancel)

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews David Cancel, of Drift, about whether or not to use freemium, innovating versus inventing, and the topic of asking for credit cards upfront. David also shares some upcoming topics that will be covered on future episodes of his podcast.

May 31 2016
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Rank #6: Episode 453 | How a Non-Technical Founder Built and Sold a Multi-million Dollar SaaS Startup with Jeff Epstein

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Jeff Epstein, Founder of Ambassador, about building and selling his multi-million dollar startup as a non-technical founder. They dive deep into the details of the acquisition and the toll it took on him.

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Rob: In this episode of Startups for the Rest of Us, I talk with Jeff Epstein of Ambassador about how he, as a non-technical founder, built and sold a multi-million dollar SaaS startup. This is Startups for the Rest of Us Episode 453.

Welcome to Startups for the Rest of Us, a podcast that helps developers, designers, and entrepreneurs be awesome at building, launching, and growing software...

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Jul 16 2019
45 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 294 | Back of the Envelope Business Model Test

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about back of the envelope business model test. This episode is loosely based on chapter 2 of the book, Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth. Some of the points discussed are defining your minimum success criteria and converting revenue goals to customer acquisition.

Jun 21 2016
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Rank #8: Episode 299 | 7 Entrepreneurial Blind Spots

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about 7 entrepreneurial blind spots. They outline some areas that people can overlook but can potentially cause issues down the road. This topic was inspired by a case study Mike is putting together on self-funded launch statistics to help people make better decisions for their business.

Jul 26 2016
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Rank #9: Episode 299.5 | Ten Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn from Bill Walsh

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about a book by former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers Bill Walsh, about his standards of performance. Rob and Mike pull out 10 different points from the book that are most relevant to a startup founder and elaborate on them.

Aug 02 2016
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Rank #10: Episode 390 | SaaS Pricing, Sponsoring Events, Subscription Boxes and More Listener Questions

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions. The topics in this episode include GDPR, SaaS pricing, sponsoring events as a marketing strategy and subscription box companies.

May 01 2018
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Rank #11: Episode 391 | The 5 Stages of Your Sales Funnel & Tools to Use At Each One

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the 5 stages of your sales funnel and tools you can use at each stage. This episode is based off of a Ignite Visibility article, the guys give their takes on the points made in the article as well as add additional tool options.

May 08 2018
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Rank #12: Episode 411 | Bootstrapping vs. Funding: 19 Questions To Ask

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about bootstrapping versus funding. It is a common question new entrepreneurs ask themselves and based on an article on the subject, the guys attempt to answer some of these questions.

Sep 25 2018
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Rank #13: Episode 433 | Managing Your Emotions, the Cost of an MVP, and More Listener Questions

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions on topics including managing emotions, cost of an MVP, taking a business idea and more.

Feb 26 2019
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Rank #14: Episode 455 | “Things I Would Have Done Differently” with Tracy Osborn of WeddingLovely

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Tracy Osborn about things she would of done differently during the 9 years she ran WeddingLovely.

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Rob: In this episode of Startups for the Rest of Us, I talk with Tracy Osborn of WeddingLovely about things she would have done differently during the nine years she ran WeddingLovely. This is Startups for the Rest of Us Episode 455.

Welcome to Startups for the Rest of Us, a podcast that helps developers, designers, and entrepreneurs be awesome at building, launching, and growing software products, whether you’ve built your first product or you’re just thinking about it. I’m Rob, and...

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Jul 30 2019
48 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 430 | What to Look For In a Co-Founder

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about what to look for in a co-founder. They touch on different aspects of evaluating someone for the role including, honesty/integrity, skill-set vs future skill-set, fixed mindset vs. growth and more.

Feb 05 2019
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Rank #16: Episode 435 | The Value of Startup Accelerators, Better Onboarding, Liability Insurance, and More Listener Questions

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions on topics including the value of startup accelerators, onboarding, liability insurance and more.

Mar 12 2019
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Rank #17: Episode 409 | Defining Product/Market Fit, Using Inexpensive Developers, When to Quit, and More Listener Questions

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions. The topics include defining market fit, using cheap developers, when to quit, and more.

Sep 11 2018
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Rank #18: Episode 394 | Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about soft skills for entrepreneurs. They define what soft skills are and list 5 of them that you need to develop as an entrepreneur.

May 29 2018
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Rank #19: Episode 446 | How to Build More Successful Integrations

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to build more successful integrations. They discuss how to approach the different areas of risk including work estimates, API integration, co-marketing opportunities and more.

May 28 2019
34 mins
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Rank #20: Episode 454 | Overcoming Fear (Throwback Episode)

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob does a throwback episode. Almost 9 years to the day Rob and Mike published episode 14 about overcoming fear and taking risks which is a message that is still applicable today.

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Rob: Welcome to this week’s episode of Startups for the Rest of Us. I’m your host, Rob Walling. On this show, we talk about building startups in an organic, sustainable fashion, in a way that focuses more on your personal life and your lifestyle rather than focusing on building a billion dollar business.

We like to value freedom, purpose, and relationships on the show. You’ll notice that, while my co-host, Mike Taber, is on hiatus, I’ve been experimenting and dabbling in a few different...

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Jul 23 2019
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