Startups For the Rest of Us

The longest running (and most popular) podcast for non-venture track startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of an entrepreneur. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

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Episode 498 | Selling During a Pandemic with Steli Efti

This week Rob talks with Steli Efti about selling during a pandemic. They also talk about how to set yourself up for success as a founder during a possible recession and how to adjust your sales process. You don’t want to shy away from sales, but y



Episode 497 | Documenting SaaS for a Sale, Email Harvesting and Spam, and More Listener Questions

This week I am answering listener questions with my friend and co-founder of TinySeed Einar Vollset. Einar has been on the selling side of many SaaS acquisitions. He is also a developer with a Ph.D. in computer science, so he has a well-rounded experienc



Episode 496 |“The Press Covers Exceptions, Don’t Compare Yourself to Slack or Zoom”

This interview was recorded several months ago, but is still relevant despite the pandemic. Colin Nederkoorn, the co-founder of has taken a unique approach to building their company. does marketing automation for the entire custom



Episode 495 | Advice, Competition, Marketing, and Managing Developers (A Rob Solo Adventure)

Today, Rob flies solo to talk about 7 different things that he has learned in his 20 years of entrepreneurship. He also offers some feedback about what he is seeing in the startup communities today, advice on how to deal with competition, marketing tips,



Episode 494 | A Bluetick Update From Mike Taber

This week we catch up with Mike Taber, he comes on the show every once in a while to share his progress as he grows his SaaS App, Bluetick. We haven’t checked in with Mike since before the quarantine, and the last time we spoke to him, he had more


 2020-04-28  35m

Episode 493 | A Roundtable Discussion about COVID-19, Working From Home, Payroll Protection and More

This is a round table discussion with Craig Hewitt (founder of Castos), Einar Vollset (cofounder of TinySeed), and myself. We are in three different cities on two different continents, so we have plenty of different perspectives on the COVID-19 crisis. W


 2020-04-21  40m

Bonus Episode: What Courtland Allen Has Learned Interviewing 155 Startup Founders

This bonus episode of Startup For The Rest Of Us is from a MicroConf On Air live stream in which Rob interviews Courtland Allen, founder of Indie Hackers, about interviewing 155 startup founders and what he learned from building a community from scratch.


 2020-04-16  34m

Episode 492 | From Zero to $55k MRR to Exit (in 2 Years) with Feedback Panda

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Danielle Simpson and Arvid Kahl, co-founders of FeedbackPanda, a SaaS business they bootstrapped to $55k MRR with no outside funding and no employees. They sold directly to teachers, a price-


 2020-04-14  43m

Episode 491 | Hard Lessons Learned, Reaching High-Touch Prospects, Finding Advisors, and More Listener Questions

Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob along with guest Matt Wensing, answer a number of  listener questions on topics including reaching high-touch prospects, finding advisors and more. Items mentioned in this episode: RiskPulse


 2020-04-07  46m

Episode 490 | How Founders Should Be Thinking About the Current Crisis

Show Notes In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob along with guest Einar Vollset, talk about the current crisis and as a founder what your mindset should be and what to do to be prepared. #1: Don’t panic, clear heads will prevail #2: N


 2020-03-31  40m