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 • 24 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.

    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
    RS265: The Customer Interview Trap

    RS265: The Customer Interview Trap

    In this episode, after a hiatus that was waay too long, Craig and Dave talk about Dave’s recent experience with customer interviews. There’s always a balance between taking customers’ input into your product process and having that founder level intuition to drive the product (and business) forward. Craig gives updates on his bigger picture goals […]

    • 29 min
    RS264: From Freelancer to Founder: Chase Clymer’s Journey to Successful Shopify Agency Owner

    RS264: From Freelancer to Founder: Chase Clymer’s Journey to Successful Shopify Agency Owner

    Today Dave chats with Chase Clymer about Chase’s journey from being in a band to running Electric Eye, a successful Shopify strategic consulting agency. In addition to role clarification, Chase discovered a lot about himself when he transitioned from freelancer to the head of his own agency.  Chase talks about his struggles, his mistakes, and […]

    • 31 min
    RS263: New Years Planning

    RS263: New Years Planning

    What do you look for when you’re searching for a developer? Which is more stressful: building a new house or moving to a different country? Are you working on the business or in the business? Dave and Craig are back after a holiday hiatus. Between Dave’s household being bombarded with sickness and Craig moving back […]

    • 33 min
    RS262: QA and Moving

    RS262: QA and Moving

    Dave and Craig talk about cold calling, AWS outages, steady growth during the winter, and the hiring-process struggle bus.  What are your thoughts about living overseas? What are your thoughts on full-time QA people? Do you have any tips on finding gems on Upwork? Do you agree that the half-life of your marketing strategy is […]

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

maddie@podcastingyou ,

Awesome podcast!

This podcast is a must listen for entrepreneurs and business owners everywhere! Craig and Dave are very knowledgeable and each of their conversations with guests reveals valuable insights and advice to help you level up.

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!

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