Interviews with bootstrappers and entrepreneurs to get better at building and selling products.
Quickie - Marketing for Developers
As I became a better developer over the years, I got worse at marketing. My brain can't seem to do both of those things at once.
I put a post out on Twitter, and got some great responses that helped me a lot. Here's the thread: https://twitter.com/scottbolinger/status/1328750436031971328
In this episode I talk about the responses that I liked the most, and what I am doing with AppPresser marketing as a result.
19. Josh Pigford - Almost selling Baremetrics for $5m
Josh Pigford of Baremetrics talks to me about how he got 90% of the way to selling his business for 5 million dollars, and got ghosted at the last minute. He learned a lot through the process, and he tells all about it. You can read more details in his blog post here.
18. Cory Miller on Selling Your Business
Cory Miller started iThemes around 2008, built a very successful business in the WordPress space, and then was acquired in 2018. He opens up about what that process has been like, and what he would recommend to other entrepreneurs.
17. Bryce Adams - Quitting his job and getting 1000 customers
Bryce worked in support for WooCommerce, and had a great idea for a product. He pitched it to his employers and they didn't show any interest, so he decided to quit and go it on his own. He started Metorik 3 years ago, now he has over 1000 paying customers and a couple of employees.
16. Brian Krogsgard - Hard choices in business
Brian runs Post Status, a membership site for WordPress professionals, as well as Ledger Status, a site for blockchain and cryptocurrency education. He has faced some decline in his membership at Post Status, and he talks about why, and the hard decisions he's had to make as a result.
15. Tony Perez - What Being Acquired is Really Like
Tony started Sucuri, a security company, which was acquired by GoDaddy a few years ago. In this episode he gets real about what acquisition is really like as an entrepreneur, and it's not what you might expect. Tony tells us the struggles he had, including depression and self-doubt, and how there is very little fanfare in this process.
I like to hear from Tony because he plays in the big leagues, even before they were acquired they were doing 8 figures, and now they are with a multi-billion dollar company. Enjoy!
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Cool, calm, and little naive — the entrepreneur’s, entrepreneur. If you’re looking for that Southern California take on startups and product design, you’ve come to the right place. Just open and honest discussions on the podcast. Will listen to more.