193 episodes

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.

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    • Business
    • 4.8 • 43 Ratings

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.

    Episode 549 | Hiring vs. Outsourcing, E-commerce SaaS, and More Listener Questions with Jordan Gal

    Episode 549 | Hiring vs. Outsourcing, E-commerce SaaS, and More Listener Questions with Jordan Gal

    In Episode 439, Rob Walling is joined by Jordan Gal to answer listener questions about starting an e-commerce SaaS and the laws and regulations, and compliance requirements required. They talk about managing enterprise perceptions of risk towards bootstrap startups. They also answer questions about bootstrapping and enterprise SaaS as well as hiring a growth role […]

    • 41 min
    Episode 548.5 | The Companies in TinySeed’s Spring 2021 Batch

    Episode 548.5 | The Companies in TinySeed’s Spring 2021 Batch

    • 7 min
    Episode 548 | The Grind of Building a SaaS During Nights & Weekends

    Episode 548 | The Grind of Building a SaaS During Nights & Weekends

    In Episode 548, Rob Walling chats with Zack Naylor about Aurelius and the harrowing tale of launching multiple times and having to rewrite and re-platform the codebase before finally finding success. They also discuss how to interpret feedback from your customers and the importance of listening to your instinct as a founder. The topics we […]

    • 34 min
    Episode 547 | Private Podcasting, Apple’s Announcement, and Accelerating Growth with Craig Hewitt

    Episode 547 | Private Podcasting, Apple’s Announcement, and Accelerating Growth with Craig Hewitt

    In Episode 547, Rob Walling chats with Craig Hewitt about private podcasting, Apple’s announcement around their subscription podcast offering as well as the accelerating growth of Castos. The topics we cover [1:22] Focusing on private podcasting at Castos [15:50] Mobile app for private podcasting [20:21] Apple’s big announcement [28:08] Castos MRR growth Links from the […]

    • 36 min
    Episode 546 | Hiring Entrepreneurial People, Anonymity, Disruptive Innovation, and More Listener Questions

    Episode 546 | Hiring Entrepreneurial People, Anonymity, Disruptive Innovation, and More Listener Questions

    In Episode 546, Rob Walling flies solo for a Q&A episode. With a backlog of great listener questions, Rob discusses qualified small business stock (QSBS), hiring entrepreneurially-minded employees, indie hacking while working at a large company, and more. The topics we cover [01:51] Should I switch to a C Corp to take advantage of QSBS […]

    • 25 min
    Episode 545 | The Value of Learning 80/20 Design Fundamentals

    Episode 545 | The Value of Learning 80/20 Design Fundamentals

    In Episode 545, Rob Walling chats with Tracy Osborn about the importance of learning design fundamentals for startup founders. They also discuss her new book and the pros/cons of self-publishing vs working with a publisher. The topics we cover [00:52] Intros [02:00] Deciding to self publish vs going with a publisher [11:11] Design fundamentals for […]

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Skulegirl ,

The podcast that changed my life

This podcast was instrumental in my journey from blah day job to successful tech founder. Rob (& Mike for the first 450 episodes or so) bring useful, actionable advice every week. I also really appreciate the honest delivery, with none of the radio DJ sliminess that so many podcast seem to think they need to sound professional. This podcast is easy to listen to and worth every second spent and then some.

MatthewPanelJam ,

I only wish I’d found this sooner

Somehow, I got a year past the launch of my project, PanelJam.com without ever doing any research about what it takes to succeed. I thought all you needed were design and development chops but I was so wrong! Thank you Rob and Mike, you’ve helped me turn my ship around. 🙏

Hani Mourra ,

Ton of practical tips and lessons

I’ve been a listener for about 4 years now and love what Rob and Mike share each week (I’m hooked!). I’ve been following Rob’s stair-step approach since by launching several premium WordPress plugins first and a few months back launching my first SaaS. Thanks for all you do guys!

Hani Mourra
Repurpose.io

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