Startups For the Rest of Us

The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped 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 a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 33m. Bisher sind 626 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 19 hours 49 minutes


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Episode 555 | Businesses You Can Bootstrap, W2 vs. Contract, Enterprise Pricing, and More Listener Questions with Ruben Gamez

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Episode 554 | Thinking Through Your Exit + Grief and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Sherry Walling

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Episode 553 | Stack Overflow and Moz Acquired, Quitting Instead of Giving Up Remote Work, and More Bootstrapper News

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Episode 552 | Google Audits, Partnerships, and Freemium with Mike Taber

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Episode 551 | Task-level vs. Project-level Thinkers, No Such Thing as an Autopilot Business, and More (A Rob Solo Adventure)

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Episode 550 | Three Years of Grind to Six Figures in ARR with CloudForecast

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