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We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

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We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

    21 | MLP vs MVP and Our Soft-Launch Date!

    21 | MLP vs MVP and Our Soft-Launch Date!

    The Bronies are back talking to discuss all sorts of updates, including their views on the differences between when an MVP (Minimal Viable Product) is good enough versus when an MLP (M̶y̶ ̶L̶i̶t̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶P̶o̶n̶y̶  Minimal Lovable Product) is required for launch.

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    Follow us on Twitter for more updates:
    Bryan is @PocketBryan
    Malcolm is @InquisitorJax
    IndieDads is @IndieDads_
    SuperSimpleCRM is @SuperSimpleCRM

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    About this podcast:

    We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.
    Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.
    That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.
    We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

    • 39 min
    20 | We're Back in Business!

    20 | We're Back in Business!

    After a four month break, Malcolm and Bryan are back and excited to be working together again!

    In this episode, we talk about what led to the unexpected break and how things are better now. We discuss how important it is to have the right type of motivation and the risks of changing jobs while working on indie projects.

    Super Simple CRM is still their our focus, and we discuss what we'll be working on next and what sort of timeline to expect for getting our first users on board.

    Finally, if you've missed the corny dad jokes, don't worry! The jokes are back and as bad as ever. Thanks for sticking around through the ups and downs! We keep things real and share it all -- even when (especially when) times are tough.

    • 48 min
    19 | Deep in The Grind

    19 | Deep in The Grind

    Bryan and Malcolm catch up on the progress they've made over the past few weeks, and why it's been a little quieter than usual on the podcast.

    Bryan got back from Disneyland and is making progress on Contacts in Super Simple CRM.

    Malcolm got back from being sick (not as fun as Disneyland), and is getting back up to speed after starting a new job.

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    Follow us on Twitter for more updates:
    Bryan is @PocketBryan
    Malcolm is @InquisitorJax
    IndieDads is @IndieDads_
    SuperSimpleCRM is @SuperSimpleCRM

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    About this podcast:

    We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.
    Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.
    That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.
    We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.
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    • 25 min
    18 | We're Back With Progress Updates!

    18 | We're Back With Progress Updates!

    It's been a few weeks, but we're back!

    Tune in to hear our updates on Super Simple CRM and what's kept us away from the podcast over the past few weeks.

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    Follow us on Twitter for more updates:
    Bryan is @PocketBryan
    Malcolm is @InquisitorJax
    IndieDads is @IndieDads_
    SuperSimpleCRM is @SuperSimpleCRM

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    About this podcast:

    We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.
    Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.
    That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.
    We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

    • 38 min
    17 | How Much Marketing Is Good Enough To Start With?

    17 | How Much Marketing Is Good Enough To Start With?

    In this episode, Malcolm and Bryan discuss just how much time and effort they should put toward marketing before they really start building.

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    Mentioned in this episode:

    Super Simple CRM

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    Follow us on Twitter for more updates:
    Bryan is @PocketBryan
    Malcolm is @InquisitorJax
    IndieDads is @IndieDads_

    --

    About this podcast:

    We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.
    Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.
    That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.
    We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

    • 42 min
    16 | Starting With Marketing

    16 | Starting With Marketing

    We're now publishing weekly updates!

    In the first official week of working on Super Simple CRM together, Bryan and Malcolm talk about their progress toward a Marketing-First approach at building a software product. They've got their blog set up (a scrappy headless Wordpress solution) and a plan for keeping leads warm with regular email updates.

    The past week has been a challenge for Malcolm with government-controlled load shedding in place, so he hasn't been able to do as much as he had hoped.  He shares some of those challenges and frustrations, and what he's doing to try to work with what he is able to control.

    Bryan has been on a productivity spree, pushing out a bunch of marketing-related infrastructure in preparation for kicking off their SEO long-game plans. He knows this may not last, so he's doing what he can while he's feeling good.

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    Mentioned in this episode:

    Super Simple CRM
    https://www.supersimplecrm.com

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    Follow us on Twitter for more updates:
    Bryan is @PocketBryan
    Malcolm is @InquisitorJax
    IndieDads is @IndieDads_

    --

    About this podcast:

    We're Bryan and Malcolm, a couple of dads sharing our journey about bootstrapping our indie businesses while still prioritizing our young families.
    Our goal is financial and location independence, but not at the expense of our families, our kids' happiness, or our relationships.
    That doesn't mean we won't work hard and hustle in order to get things off the ground, but our priorities will always be family-first.
    We believe that you can bootstrap a successful SaaS, Freelance, or Indie business while still enjoying the family life. We're here to share our learnings as we build our businesses from scratch.

    • 36 min

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