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The Rogue Startups podcast features two bootstrapped startup founders as they grow their businesses. We feature experts in the fields of sales, marketing, and product development to hear how they're growth hacking their productized services, WordPress plugins, and SaaS products. If you're on the journey of an entrepreneur then tune and hear how we're tackling some of the same obstacles you may be facing, and how we're winning in the game of business. Listeners of Startups for the Rest of Us, Mixergy, Zero to Scale, Bootstrapped Web, The Startup Chat, and Rhodium Podcast will love checking out our show.

The Rogue Startups podcast features two bootstrapped startup founders as they grow their businesses. We feature experts in the fields of sales, marketing, and product development to hear how they're growth hacking their productized services, WordPress plugins, and SaaS products. If you're on the journey of an entrepreneur then tune and hear how we're tackling some of the same obstacles you may be facing, and how we're winning in the game of business. Listeners of Startups for the Rest of Us, Mixergy, Zero to Scale, Bootstrapped Web, The Startup Chat, and Rhodium Podcast will love checking out our show.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Rogue Startups podcast features two bootstrapped startup founders as they grow their businesses. We feature experts in the fields of sales, marketing, and product development to hear how they're growth hacking their productized services, WordPress plugins, and SaaS products. If you're on the journey of an entrepreneur then tune and hear how we're tackling some of the same obstacles you may be facing, and how we're winning in the game of business. Listeners of Startups for the Rest of Us, Mixergy, Zero to Scale, Bootstrapped Web, The Startup Chat, and Rhodium Podcast will love checking out our show.

Language:

English


Episodes

RS256: Sales onboarding and eCommerce headwinds

9/2/2021
Dave and Craig are back behind the mic to talk about refreshing their own personal brands, virtual versus in-person conferences, and goals. Dave goes over the bleak trends and headwinds for eCommerce. In more upbeat news, they also chat about Craig’s newest team members, how customer service and sales affect one another, and OKRs (objectives […]

Duration:00:35:44

RS255: Sales and Busted Funnels

8/19/2021
Dave and Craig are behind the mic again. After a brief discussion about vaccines, regulations, and balancing personal and professional issues, they dive deep into sales. Craig talks about new hires and about being at an exciting but nerve-wracking place in his business. Dave shares his marketing woes and a little insight on what it […]

Duration:00:33:32

RS254: Summer vacation and sales updates

8/5/2021
What is the ultimate test of your business’ infrastructure? Have you been doing anything to relax and unwind this summer? What is a healthy balance of “weird” and “sustainable” in terms of work schedules? Today is all about summer vacations, schedules, and sales. Dave and Craig talk about soccer camps, recharging their batteries, camping, and […]

Duration:00:34:29

RS253: When Will the World Be Ready for Conferences Again?

7/15/2021
In this post-July 4th episode, everything feels a little bittersweet because of the responsibilities of the upcoming school year. But for some good news, Castos has closed funding rounds in order to pursue the private podcasting market. Dave also shares the latest news about Recapture and Jilt. Dave and Craig also talk about sales, affiliate […]

Duration:00:25:51

RS252: Sales and Product Influences

7/1/2021
Dave and Craig are back with some interesting updates on their business and in their respective industries. Dave has had a bit of excitement since a competitor shut down. Craig talks about new integrations, new customizations, and making rich features for customers. They also discuss the ideas of cold outreach, sales, the high stickiness of […]

Duration:00:42:50

RS251: After the dust settles

6/10/2021
Dave and Craig are back again with updates on working full-time and new developments in Castos. Since his decision to go full-time with Recapture, Dave has seen a number of wonderful changes in his life. He goes over that, as well as the feedback he has received since announcing his big decision, and the power […]

Duration:00:34:33

RS250: A Big Announcement

6/3/2021
Dave and Craig are doing fan-freakin-tastic in today’s episode of the Rogue Startups podcast. Craig talks about the newest member of the Castos team. Dave has narrowed down his writer search. He shares his big announcement, which is both big news & good news, and will lead to great things for Dave and Recapture. It […]

Duration:00:38:05

RS249: Acquisitions

5/27/2021
In today’s episode, Dave and Craig talk about everything from the awkward teenage years of podcasting to Castos’ latest acquisitions (3 Clicks and Podient). They also go over shiny object syndrome and updates on Recapture’s content writer applicants. What are the most important aspects of acquisitions and partnerships? How do you stay focused in the […]

Duration:00:37:49

RS248: Company Structure Questions, and More Content Marketing

5/20/2021
In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig catch up on the past week: Craig’s trip home, vaccines, and updates with Recapture and Castos. Dave talks about his decision with last week’s pricing problem. Craig talks about the new writer he hired and goes over his hiring process. They also discuss the differences between […]

Duration:00:34:12

RS247: Pricing and Communicating Change with Customers

5/13/2021
In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig talk about some personal updates as well as some updates in business. Today it’s all about branding, marketing, and pricing. Dave dives in with a deep topic: pricing. While companies price on a lot of different dimensions, there are three popular dimensions for email/SMS marketing: per […]

Duration:00:44:18

RS246: Prioritizing Resources and Shifting Mindsets

5/6/2021
In this episode of Rogue Startups, Craig is stateside while his family gets the vaccine and gets a bit of vacation time in. Dave and Craig discuss the chaos that is vaccine distribution in Europe and in other countries as well as “BigSummer”, and working in different time zones and during different times of the […]

Duration:00:33:41

RS245: Content Marketing Hiring and Systems

4/8/2021
Where should you hire writers? How much should you pay them? Craig and Dave talk about making content marketing hiring and system mistakes, while looking for the right fit. Dave made progress on Recapture’s SMS launch, but feels like he is falling behind on paid acquisition. He’s not getting as much feedback or tight integration […]

Duration:00:32:37

RS244: Taking A Corner

4/1/2021
In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig share the latest news in the SaaS world, like the recent changes and trends in the discussion of Easy Digital Downloads versus WooCommerce. On the business side, Dave discusses some freelance adventures. Meanwhile, Craig dives deep into streamlining his hiring process. He talks about taking steps […]

Duration:00:39:01

RS243: Indie.vc shutting down, and what that means for the state of funding

3/18/2021
In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig talk about skiing, seasonal affective disorder, the evolution of EOS at Castos, Recapture’s content struggles, integration news. They also talk about the big news involving Indie.VC shutting down it’s fund. What does this mean for the industry? Is this the future for other funds? If you […]

Duration:00:32:54

RS242: Tangents

2/25/2021
In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig talk about what Q1 has looked like for both Recapture and Castos. In addition to that, they cover a wide array of topics in this episode. As the vaccine rolls out, what is going to happen to office spaces and remote working? What does the growth/outlook […]

Duration:00:32:08

RS241: Marketing Update, and Investing

2/4/2021
In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig talk about the 2021 BigSnow “conference”, marketing and conversion spreadsheets, an update on Dave’s investment journey, Q1 rocks, and Craig’s horrible internet connection. They also talk about the concept of kaizen (making little changes) in business and for your health. What are your thoughts? Do you […]

Duration:00:39:09

RS240: Life Profitability with Adii Pienaar

1/28/2021
Today, Craig is talking with his coach Adii Pienaar about life profitability. Adii is a successful SaaS entrepreneur with three SaaS companies and two successful exits under his belt. In this episode, Craig and Adii talk about what it’s like being and having a coach. What are the benefits of having a coach? What should […]

Duration:00:49:06

RS239: Setting Goals and Priorities

1/21/2021
This week’s episode is all about goal setting and making priority lists. Craig starts the podcast off with an app suggestion for people who like to (or need to) work off of to-do lists. Dave talks about updates on Recapture. They also talk about short-term and long-term goals. What do you need to do in […]

Duration:00:32:18

RS238: EOS Update and 2021 Initiatives

1/14/2021
Do you use the EOS system? How do you gauge when to give your team a little bit of downtime? What are your 2021 goals and initiatives? What are your online and offline businesses and how do each of those marketing and business skills transfer over? In today’s episode, Dave and Craig are talking about […]

Duration:00:38:23

RS237: Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

1/7/2021
In this episode, Dave and Craig try to reflect on the good parts of 2020. They’re sharing eggnog stories as well as other holiday drinks and Christmas traditions that 2020 tried to ruin. Today, they tried to stay positive by talking about how the year allowed them to find time to exercise and bond with […]

Duration:00:27:40