100 episodes

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.

Rogue Startups Dave Rodenbaugh and Craig Hewitt

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

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.

    RS271: Long time, no podcast

    RS271: Long time, no podcast

    What is going on with these VC companies? How do you weed out the riff-raff when you offer free trials? Are you a SaaS owner and have you done an audit on your expenditures? Has it really been a couple of months since our last update? Dave and Craig are back with company updates and industry […]

    • 44 min
    RS270: How ecommerce aggregators are winning the SaaS game

    RS270: How ecommerce aggregators are winning the SaaS game

    Dave flies solo today, talking with Jim Breese of AppHub.com, an ecommerce app aggregator.  Jim discusses the business model of aggregation in the ecommerce space, and together, Dave and Jim riff on some email marketing tactics that are uncommonly effective (and still underused by 95% of all SaaS and ecommerce marketers according to Dave). Do […]

    • 33 min
    RS269: Been a while…updates and positioning

    RS269: Been a while…updates and positioning

    Who are you? Who is your company? Who does your company serve? Positioning is important for a number of reasons. It gives you and your company a sense of purpose and direction. But finding your niche isn’t as easy as it may seem. Dave and Craig are back! Today they’re talking about all of the […]

    • 46 min
    RS268: Lessons Learned Hiring Standout Developers

    RS268: Lessons Learned Hiring Standout Developers

    What is the difference between a CEO’s mindset and an operator’s mindset? What are lessons you’ve learned about hiring good developers? How do you do a technical evaluation for possible developers? As Dave nears his one-year reunion as a full-time entrepreneur with Recapture, he shares some of the lessons and realizations he had learned in […]

    • 37 min
    RS267: Hazards of Growing a SaaS from Scratch

    RS267: Hazards of Growing a SaaS from Scratch

    How do you take your SaaS idea and turn it into a successful business? How do you build a SaaS business from scratch?  In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave is chatting with email marketing guru, Chase Dimond. Today, he joins Dave to talk about his new platform, EmailUp. EmailUp is Canva for email. He […]

    • 42 min
    RS266: MicroConf 2022 Recap

    RS266: MicroConf 2022 Recap

    Did you attend MicroConf 2022? What is it like to go to a convention after the pandemic? On today’s episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig break down their experiences at MicroConf 2022. After a few years of attending the conference, their priorities and perspectives have changed when it comes to what they’re looking for […]

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Craig and Dave, hosts of the Rogue Startups podcast, highlight all aspects of startups and more in this can’t miss podcast! The hosts and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Arlie K ,

Go rogue!

If you’re currently a business owner, entrepreneur, or want to be one in the future than this podcast should be part of your content diet. Dave and Craig are always ahead of the curve, offering super practical insights and actionable takeaways with every conversation. Seriously, a must listen!

@WaleF ,

These guys are just real

Unlike other podcasts that people “act” as gurus these guys are real. A great listen.

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