8 episodes

ProfitLed is a podcast that focuses on growth strategies for bootstrapped entrepreneurs from proven founders and strategists.

There’s so much content out there that features VC backed founders and hyper growth companies. But everyone else? Not so much. These are the unsung heroes of SaaS.

Hosted by Melissa Kwan, Cofounder and CEO of eWebinar, this podcast features conversations with ProfitLed founders and strategists, the other 99%, bringing you actionable insights and strategies you can apply to grow your business, propelling you closer to the freedom you’re working so hard to achieve.

Presented by: eWebinar - https://ewebinar.com

ProfitLed Podcast Melissa Kwan

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ProfitLed is a podcast that focuses on growth strategies for bootstrapped entrepreneurs from proven founders and strategists.

There’s so much content out there that features VC backed founders and hyper growth companies. But everyone else? Not so much. These are the unsung heroes of SaaS.

Hosted by Melissa Kwan, Cofounder and CEO of eWebinar, this podcast features conversations with ProfitLed founders and strategists, the other 99%, bringing you actionable insights and strategies you can apply to grow your business, propelling you closer to the freedom you’re working so hard to achieve.

Presented by: eWebinar - https://ewebinar.com

    What are Software Patents and Do I Need Them?! | Alan Macek & Geoff Mowatt, DLA Piper

    What are Software Patents and Do I Need Them?! | Alan Macek & Geoff Mowatt, DLA Piper

    In this episode, Alan Macek & Geoff Mowatt, Partners at the law firm, DLA Piper shares:
    What patents are (provisional, non-provisional, patent pending)How businesses can determine if they have something patentableHow patents can help or hurt businessesProfitLed host, Melissa Kwan, Alan, and Geoff also discusses:
    What are some common misconceptions about patents?How can a business determine if they have something that is patentable?What’s the process for filing for a patent and what does it cost?When should companies start thinking about patents?DLA Piper is a global law firm capable of taking care of the most important legal needs of clients wherever they do business.
    Contact ProfitLed
    Tweet us at @profitledfm and @msskwan. Find show notes of each episode on ProfitLed.fm. Connect with our host, Melissa on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening!

    This podcast was brought to you by eWebinar.

    • 46 min
    What's Non-Dilutive Capital and How to Qualify | Miguel Fernandez, Capchase

    What's Non-Dilutive Capital and How to Qualify | Miguel Fernandez, Capchase

    In this episode, Miguel Fernandez, Cofounder & CEO at Capchase shares:
    What it's really like running a venture backed unicornWhat non-dilutive capital is and who it's designed forHow you can qualify in 48 hours so you don't have to raise more capitalCapchase is the most flexible, non-dilutive funding for your subscription-based or SaaS business.
    ProfitLed host, Melissa Kwan and Miguel also discusses:
    The failed ventures that enabled the founding of Capchase.What’s the hardest thing about running a venture backed company?How do you stay nimble and move quickly as your company gets larger?What are your thoughts on startups raising venture capital vs. other financing options?What kind of companies are best suited for non-dilutive funding?What are the minimum requirements to get funding from Capchase?What are the steps to get approval and how long does it take?How is funding structured and what is the payback period?Contact ProfitLed
    Tweet us at @profitledfm and @msskwan. Find show notes of each episode on ProfitLed.fm. Connect with our host, Melissa on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening!

    This podcast was brought to you by eWebinar.

    • 45 min
    Office Hours | Meaghan Burns, Dunyasi Ventures

    Office Hours | Meaghan Burns, Dunyasi Ventures

    In this first ProfitLed Office Hours episode, Meaghan Burns from Dunyasi Ventures connects with host, Melissa Kwan, to discuss questions like:
    How are you building your company around your life?What's your advice on how non-technical founders can find cofounders?What has been your biggest challenge building your company on the road as a digital nomad?Do you hire developers direct or through an agency?How did you transition from founder to CEO?How did you structure your business so your team can also have flexibility?How did you stay motivated through the hard times in your previous startup?Fellow bootstrapped founders are invited on ProfitLed Office Hours to discuss or ask anything they want around building their company.
    Contact ProfitLed
    Tweet us at @profitledfm and @msskwan. Find show notes of each episode on ProfitLed.fm. Connect with our host, Melissa on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening!

    This podcast was brought to you by eWebinar.

    • 33 min
    Why a Customer-Centric Sales Process is Your Competitive Advantage | Trevor Larson, Nectar

    Why a Customer-Centric Sales Process is Your Competitive Advantage | Trevor Larson, Nectar

    In this episode, Trevor Larson, Cofounder and CEO at Nectar shares:
    The scrappy ways he got PerkNow off the ground and how that became NectarBenefits of bootstrapping vs having too much capitalWhy putting yourself in your customers' shoes is the key to winning their heartsNectar is a 360 employee recognition and rewards solution for companies investing in culture.
    ProfitLed host, Melissa Kwan and Trevor also discusses:
    What were some things you prioritized and some things you chose not to invest in?How did you balance needing to pay yourselves vs investing into the company?Looking back, what are some things you would have done differently? How did you arrive at your focus on buyer-centric sales process?What feedback have you heard from prospects since designing your sales process around their preferred buying journey?What would you say to someone who’s afraid of oversharing info especially to their competitors?As a bootstrapped company, how do you recruit and retain talent?

    Contact ProfitLed
    Tweet us at @profitledfm and @msskwan. Find show notes of each episode on ProfitLed.fm. Connect with our host, Melissa on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening!

    This podcast was brought to you by eWebinar.

    • 47 min
    How to Consistently Earn Backlinks and Boost SEO Rankings | Farzad Rashidi, Respona

    How to Consistently Earn Backlinks and Boost SEO Rankings | Farzad Rashidi, Respona

    In this episode, Farzad Rashidi, Lead Innovator at Respona shares:
    How to figure out whether SEO is the right acquisition channel for your businessThe process of finding "opportunity" keywordsThe 3-step outreach strategy to consistently earn editorial backlinks to boost rankingsRespona offers an all-in-one link building outreach software that helps companies to raise their ranking on Google by building quality backlinks to their website. 

    ProfitLed host, Melissa Kwan and Farzad also discusses:
    What’s the outcome you’re trying to achieve with SEO?What skills do you look for in a new hire to run backlink outreach strategy?How often do you need to do outreach?How much time and effort should one expect to put in before seeing results? How viable is it for a founder with no SEO experience to learn this?

    Contact ProfitLed
    Tweet us at @profitledfm and @msskwan. Find show notes of each episode on ProfitLed.fm. Connect with our host, Melissa on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening!

    This podcast was brought to you by eWebinar.

    • 55 min
    What It's Really Like Building a Venture Backed Startup | Zvi Band, Relatable

    What It's Really Like Building a Venture Backed Startup | Zvi Band, Relatable

    In this episode, Zvi Band, Founder at Relatable shares:
    Why it's so hard to get off the venture train once you get onWhy funded startups need "growth at all costs"Personal and professional learnings 2 years after selling his startup for 8-figuresRelatable is the CRM for people who love people, the platform for you to capture, prioritize, remember, and nurture your relationships... authentically.
    ProfitLed host, Melissa Kwan and Zvi also discusses:
    What does building a venture-scale company mean and what are the expectations that come with it?What were some decisions you made because you took capital? Was your exit the one your investors hoped for?What were the most important learnings from this experience and how did you apply them to what you are doing now?What advice do you have for founders who already got on the venture train, and want to get off?

    Contact ProfitLed
    Tweet us at @profitledfm and @msskwan. Find show notes of each episode on ProfitLed.fm. Connect with our host, Melissa on LinkedIn. Thanks for listening!

    This podcast was brought to you by eWebinar.

    • 42 min

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