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Episode 321 | How to Take Your SaaS Upmarket

1/3/2017
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to take your SaaS upmarket. Some of the steps they discuss include, raising prices, modifying your pricing page, asking for annual contracts, and how to give demos.

Duration: 00:32:46


Episode 320 | Business Model Breakdown of Amazon Go

12/27/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike do a business model breakdown of Amazon Go. They talk about the biggest challenges the store may face including security and delivery logistics. They also explore the technical and social impact of the idea.

Duration: 00:29:17


Episode 319 | Questions about the Technical Side of SaaS

12/20/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer listener questions about technical sides of SaaS. Some of the topics include pros and cons of including marketing website in main codebase, SaaS quality, and re-engaging a cold email list.

Duration: 00:36:30


Episode 318 | Our Goals for 2017

12/13/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike make their goals for 2017. In addition to setting their new goals, they also talk about last year's goals and how they did.

Duration: 00:37:56


Episode 317 | Our Predictions for 2017

12/6/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:32:34


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

10/25/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:27:25


Episode 310 | Indie.vc and a More Realistic Approach to Funding

10/18/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:29:22


Episode 309 | Updates on Bluetick.io & Drip

10/11/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike give some updates on Bluetick and Drip. Mike gives some details of overcoming technical challenges and how he plans to shift his focus to a marketing. Rob talks about some of the changes to Drip since the acquisition as well as ways his role has changed.

Duration: 00:36:23


Episode 308 | Work-work Balance, Living A Process-Based Life, and More Listener Questions

10/4/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike discuss work-work balance, living a processed based life, angel investing, and answer more listener questions. Mike also gives an in depth update on his progress with BlueTick, and Rob helps define angel investing and shares some ways to make a possible return on your investment.

Duration: 00:31:25


Episode 307 | Is the Micropreneur Dream Still Alive?

9/27/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:24:31


Episode 306 | Mixing Subscription and One-time Pricing, Angel Investing, Options for Recurring Payments, and More Listener Questions

9/20/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer some listener questions including mixing subscription and one time pricing, options for reoccurring payments, affiliate programs and more. Mike also gives some recent updates on his progress with BlueTick.

Duration: 00:30:31


Episode 305 | Strategies for Taking Pre-orders for a New Product

9/13/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to take pre-orders for a new product. These are strategies that can be used to help gain interest and validate a product. They also discuss some motivations and benefits to taking pre-orders.

Duration: 00:34:08


Episode 304 | From Bootstrapped to Funded and Back to Bootstrapped with Simon Payne

9/6/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks to Simon Payne, a co-founder of Leadpages, about his journey from being a bootstrapped developer, to raising funding, and eventually moving on from Leadpages and developing his own product.

Duration: 00:19:45


Episode 303 | Our Favorite Tabletop Games

8/30/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about their favorite table top games. Deviating from the typical topics, they change things up and reveal some games they enjoy as a personal hobby. They put the games into 3 different categories by age range and difficulty and share some stories on how their families and kids enjoy them.

Duration: 00:30:12


Episode 302 | 8 Key Takeaways from MicroConf Europe 2016

8/23/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike discuss 8 key takeaways from MicroConf Europe 2016. A couple weeks after the conference they highlight some of their favorite points from the speaker's talks. Also detailed notes from the entire conference are available at microconfeuroperecap.com.

Duration: 00:28:11


Episode 301 | Six Decision Making Tips for Entrepreneurs

8/16/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about decision making for entrepreneurs. They walk you through some decision making techniques and look at how they can help you make decisions faster and more efficiently.

Duration: 00:18:15


Episode 300 | The 4 Unfair Advantages for Faster SaaS Growth

8/9/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk live at MicroConf Europe about the four unfair advantages to faster SaaS growth. They also expand the topic to things that seem like unfair advantages but aren’t and how to improve your chances of getting an unfair advantage. At the end of the talk they do a short Q&A with some audience members.

Duration: 00:37:45


Episode 299.5 | Ten Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn from Bill Walsh

8/2/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:33:29


Episode 299 | 7 Entrepreneurial Blind Spots

7/26/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about 7 entrepreneurial blind spots. They outline some areas that people can overlook but can potentially cause issues down the road. This topic was inspired by a case study Mike is putting together on self-funded launch statistics to help people make better decisions for their business.

Duration: 00:33:08


Episode 298 | A Startup Acquisition Story

7/19/2016
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In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks about the acquisition of his company Drip, by Leadpages. After finally closing the deal and making it public, Rob is able to talk about the thought process, negotiation timeline, and address some of the commonly asked questions about the acquisition.

Duration: 00:49:57

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