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Startups For the Rest of Us

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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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Greatest podcast

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

Top notch

By Gritj - Nov 24 2018
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Wow, clearly brilliant and useful info -- huge value!

iTunes Ratings

453 Ratings
Average Ratings
423
16
6
0
8

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 4 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 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 #2: Episode 333 | The Ultimate Guide to Email Sequences

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike give their thoughts on the ultimate guide to email sequences. Based on an article they define an email sequence, discuss why you should create one, and list the different types of sequences and their purpose.

Mar 28 2017

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Rank #3: Episode 421 | The “Science” of Why “Charge More” Works

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us inspired by a Patrick McKenzie tweet, Rob and Mike talk about the science of why charging more works.

Dec 04 2018

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Rank #4: Episode 467 | “A Life-Changing Exit” with Adii Pienaar of Conversio

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Adii Pienaar of Conversio, about his life changing exit, when and why he decided to sell, and what the whole process was like.

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Rob: In this breaking news edition of Startups for the Rest of Us, we have the first interview with Adii Pienaar of Conversio after he sold his company to Campaign Monitor for a life-changing amount of money. This is Startups for the Rest of Us Episode 467.

Welcome to Startups for the Rest of Us, the podcast that helps developers, designers, and entrepreneurs be awesome at building, launching, and growing startups, whether you’ve...

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Rank #5: Episode 420 | An Alternative Form of Startup Funding

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Einar Vollset talk about their alternative form of startup funding, Tiny Seed. They talk about why they started an accelerator, and some of the key differentiators that separates them from typical accelerators.

Nov 27 2018

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Rank #6: Episode 324 | Idea Validation & Risk Avoidance

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about idea validation and risk avoidance. They list 10 fundamental questions that need to be answered when starting a new product.

Jan 24 2017

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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.

Jul 16 2019

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Rank #9: Episode 400 | The Importance of Consistency

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the importance of consistency. They reminisce about how the podcast has evolved over the years and the benefits of putting an episode out week after week.

Jul 10 2018

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Episode 307 | Is the Micropreneur Dream Still Alive?

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike inspired by a listener question, talk about whether or not the Micropreneur dream is still alive. Some of the topics discussed include reasons to start a business, stages of micropreneurship, and legacy.

Sep 27 2016

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Episode 311 | What It’s Like Selling a $128k Side Project (With Guest Derrick Reimer)

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us Rob interviews Derrick Reimer about the selling of his product Codetree. They discuss everything from the inception of the idea, to gaining traction, to launching, and finally the negotiation and sale.

Oct 25 2016

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Rank #14: Episode 398 | SaaS Marketing Lessons You’ll Wish You’d Learned Sooner

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about saaS marketing lessions you'll wish you'd learned sooner. Based on an article on karolakarlson.com they break the list down to 9 key lessons including growth plans, mission statements, tracking metrics and more.

Jun 26 2018

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Rank #15: Episode 404 | How to Dissect Your Business Competitors

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to dissect your business competitors. Gaining insight can help with validating an ideas and understanding the landscape. The guys give you 8 ways to better understand your competitors.

Aug 07 2018

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Rank #16: Episode 310 | Indie.vc and a More Realistic Approach to Funding

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Bryce Roberts of Indie.vc about their unique approach to funding startups and their terms. Rob shares his opinions on raising funding and angel investments.

Oct 18 2016

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Rank #17: Episode 317 | Our Predictions for 2017

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike make their predictions for 2017. They also look back on the previous year’s predictions and evaluate whether or not they were correct.

Dec 06 2016

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Rank #18: 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 #19: Episode 447 | Platform Risk, Pricing, and Customer Development

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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 pricing and customer development. They also continue to discuss Mike's verification journey with Google.

Jun 04 2019

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Rank #20: Episode 464 | Highs, Lows, and Building Your First Sales Process with Steli Efti

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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Steli Efti of Close.com, about his highs and lows of the past year as well as a in depth dive into starting your first sales process.

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Rob: In this week’s episode of Startups for the Rest of Us, I talk with talked Steli Efti about his highs and lows of the past year, and we talk about building your first sales process. This is Startups for the Rest of Us episode 464.

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

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