7 episodes

A weekly podcast where two ex-business partners hold themselves publicly accountable for their startup failures...and successes.

Startup Apart Nathan Powell and Michael Koper

    • Business

A weekly podcast where two ex-business partners hold themselves publicly accountable for their startup failures...and successes.

    7. Is Nathan admitting defeat? Meanwhile, Michael mingles with the stars and whatever happened to Sketch?

    7. Is Nathan admitting defeat? Meanwhile, Michael mingles with the stars and whatever happened to Sketch?

    In this episode, Nathan and Michael talk about Feature Flux and whether it has a future. Nathan lets you in on his thoughts and where exactly he thinks he messed up.
    Michael is off, once again mingling with the stars of the Spanish silver screen while continuing to improve Nusii's SEO.
    Si Te Cierran las PuertasNusii.comFeatureFlux.comExcuse me, is there a problem?Push to Prod Podcast

    • 31 min
    6. Calling Out Twitter Startup Hype and Nathan's Customer Research "Hack"

    6. Calling Out Twitter Startup Hype and Nathan's Customer Research "Hack"

    Nathan and Michael talk about Michael's recent interview on Bootstrapped FM where he spoke of his long-term plateau with Nusii. Is it all bad? Is there too much toxic positivity on social media about startups "killing it?"
    A local expat meetup provided some aweseome new connections and in other news, Nathan comes up with a super simple way to talk to potential customers for Feature Flux. 
    Bootstrapped FMUserlistRewardfulNusii's launch post Feature Flux

    • 32 min
    5. Affiliate Hell, New Developers, and the Freemium Debate.

    5. Affiliate Hell, New Developers, and the Freemium Debate.

    In this week's episode, Michael digs into Nusii affiliate partners who are bidding on his keywords. While Nathan is crawling out of his SaaS slump and begins working with a new developer. Also, Freemium. When is it an option? Can it work for everyone? What are the advantages and disadvantages? NusiiFeature FluxWill Freemium Work for Your SaaS? Benefits, Risks & How to Switch

    • 29 min
    4. Startup Smackdown: Michael vs. Intercom and Nathan vs. SaaS Indifference!

    4. Startup Smackdown: Michael vs. Intercom and Nathan vs. SaaS Indifference!

    In this week's episode, Michael and Nathan discuss the contrasting experiences of a corporate giant, Intercom, and a bootstrapped business like Nusii. Could Nusii benefit from adopting some of Intercom's strategies?
    Meanwhile, Nathan provides an update on his product, Feature Flux, which recently opened up to Early Access. However, the initial feedback has been underwhelming, leaving Nathan feeling uncertain about the future of his SaaS. Tune in to hear their insights and perspectives on navigating the challenges of the SaaS industry.
    Feature FluxNusiiHelpscoutThe Non-Tech Founders' Podcast

    • 25 min
    3. Geekin' Out: To Build or Not To Build on Existing Software?

    3. Geekin' Out: To Build or Not To Build on Existing Software?

    This week Michael and Nathan discuss building on top of existing software, is it worth the hassle? Michael gets himself some SEO help and an accidental executive assistant. And why talking to customers is always a great thing to do...
    nusii.comDesign Feedback (Feature Flux)Design Collaboration (Feature Flux)Reform

    • 26 min
    2. Failing Forward: When Promises, Hires, and Websites Go Wrong!

    2. Failing Forward: When Promises, Hires, and Websites Go Wrong!

    Michael and Nathan see how they got on with their todo list from the previous week. Did having public accountability work?

    • 31 min

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