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Episode 410 | Customer Development for Dummies

9/18/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about customer development. Based on a Sujan Patel article, the guys walk through 5 tips for doing customer development the right way. Comments Great episode! I took a lot of notes in that one. If you guys ...by Lon Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener Questions…Episode 114 | The 5 Stages...

Duration:00:32:08

Episode 409 | Defining Product/Market Fit, Using Inexpensive Developers, When to Quit, and More Listener Questions

9/11/2018
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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. Comments For anyone else looking for Hiten Shah's slide deck re: ...by Matt Winslow Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener Questions…Episode 114 | The 5 Stages of a...

Duration:00:36:25

Episode 408 | Should You Take on a Co-founder?

9/4/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer the questions, should you take on a co-founder? The guys discuss the difference between hiring and being a partner, how to begin a partnership, and how to do if you're a good fit. Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener Questions…Episode 114 | The 5 Stages of a Bootstrapped Startup

Duration:00:38:22

Episode 407 | A SaaS Pricing Conundrum, Subdomains, Building an Affordable MVP, and More Listener Questions

8/28/2018
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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 SaaS pricing, subdomains, and building affordable MVP's. Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener Questions…Episode 114 | The 5 Stages of a Bootstrapped Startup

Duration:00:36:08

Episode 406 | Should Bootstrappers Raise Money?

8/21/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer the question of should bootstrappers raise money? The guys distinguish the difference between venture capital and angel investing and how raising an angel round may be a good fit for some types of entrepreneurs. Comments I write a lot about bootstrapping vs. venture capital (or ...by Don GoodingSo glad you jumped in Mike and said something about Rob hitting ...by Adam Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for...

Duration:00:40:50

Episode 405 | Minimum Viable Security, Moving on from AuditShark, and More Listener Questions

8/14/2018
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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 Mike's thoughts on moving on from AuditShark, minimum viable security, and more. Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener Questions…Episode 114 | The 5 Stages of a Bootstrapped Startup

Duration:00:39:14

Episode 404 | How to Dissect Your Business Competitors

8/7/2018
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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. Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener Questions…Episode 114 | The 5 Stages of a Bootstrapped...

Duration:00:30:12

Episode 403 | Should You Love What You’re Working On?

7/31/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike ask the question: should you love what you're working on? The guys talk about this topic in the idea of balancing interests and opportunity. They also ask themselves the question and how it pertains to their lives and businesses. Comments Hi Rob and Mike, thanks for another great episode! When you ...by MartinThanks for the questions, Doug. I liked them so much we discuss ...by RobWhere do you find the time to play D&D!? Rob, you...

Duration:00:31:15

Episode 402 | Tactics for Minimizing Disruptions to Your Vacation

7/24/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about some tactics for minimizing disruptions to your vacation. Sometimes, it's really tough to feel like you can unplug as an entrepreneur, especially if you're running a SaaS. The guys breakdown some things you should do for your next vacation. Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener...

Duration:00:27:39

Episode 401 | Why You Shouldn’t Listen to Your Customers (And What You Should Do Instead)

7/17/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us Rob and Mike talk about why you shouldn't listen to your customers. Not all requests are created equal. The guys breakdown customer feature requests into three categories and give tips on how to get the most out of them. Related Stories Episode 112 | Startup Metrics for PiratesEpisode 113 | Choosing Conferences & Meetups, .NET vs. Open Source, Ideas for Low-Risk Businesses, and More Listener Questions…Episode 114 | The 5 Stages of a...

Duration:00:25:24

Episode 400 | The Importance of Consistency

7/10/2018
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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.

Duration:00:43:27

Episode 399 | How Derrick Reimer is Validating His Ambitious Third SaaS Application

7/3/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks with Derrick Reimer, co-founder of Drip, about his new SaaS application Level. They talk about what inspired the idea as well as ways Derrick went about trying to validate it.

Duration:00:35:05

Episode 398 | SaaS Marketing Lessons You’ll Wish You’d Learned Sooner

6/26/2018
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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.

Duration:00:30:05

Episode 397 | Customer Acquisition Strategies

6/19/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about customer acquisition strategies. Based on a themarketingstudent.com article, they break down the difference between strategies versus tactics and how to think about your acquisition strategy.

Duration:00:27:17

Episode 396 | Revisiting 2018 Goals, Raising Funding, Marketing at Events, and More Listener Questions

6/12/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike check in with their 2018 goals, and answer listener questions on topics including raising funding and marketing at events.

Duration:00:41:41

Episode 395 | 20 Podcasts We Like

6/5/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the 20 podcasts they listen to. They separate the podcasts into three categories, bootstrapping, startups/business, and off topic/entertainment.

Duration:00:47:11

Episode 394 | Soft Skills for Entrepreneurs

5/29/2018
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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.

Duration:00:32:57

Episode 393 | Marketing and Growth Questions Answered

5/22/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer marketing and growth questions as well as give advice on starting a new venture.

Duration:00:34:36

Episode 392 | 10 Key Takeaways from MicroConf 2018

5/15/2018
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us Rob and Mike talk about their 10 key takeaways from MicroConf

Duration:00:33:15

Episode 391 | The 5 Stages of Your Sales Funnel & Tools to Use At Each One

5/8/2018
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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.

Duration:00:25:59