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If you like Mixergy, Reboot, Jerry Colonna and other podcasts that focus on the mental and emotional side of startups, you'll love Zen Founder. Join Sherry Walling on this weekly show about staying sane while starting up. Sherry (@zenfounder) is a psychologist with expertise in trauma work and has endured 21 years of marriage to a serial founder.
 
The longest running (and most popular) podcast for bootstrapped and mostly bootstrapped startups, this show follow the stories of founders as they start, acquire, and grow SaaS companies. Hear when they fail, struggle, succeed, and take you with them through the tumultuous life of a SaaS founder. If you like Mixergy, This Week in Startups, or SaaStr, you’ll enjoy Startup for the Rest of Us.
 
Welcome to the MicroConf Podcast! Featuring two episodes per week, we take a look back at the archives from MicroConf's past and publish the audio of some of the best talks delivered from the MC stage and host a weekly live streamed conversation with founders and geniuses supporting the non-VC track startup community.
 
Robosapia radioshow & podcast is the brand new show from international DJ/Producer Stephen Kirkwood. From that groove that hits you when you walk into the club at the start of the night, to the hard hitting ground shaking balls to the wall sounds at the end, Robosapia has it all with special A list guest DJ's and carefully crafted sections, you won't hesitate when the chance to become a Robosapian arises....
 
From the Beginning is our show about podcasters, their origins and how they came to create their podcast. Speaking to a wide range of podcasters from executive coaches to software developers to die hard Cubs fans, From the Beginning takes a look behind the mic at the hosts of your favorite podcasts to find out why they do what they do.
 
The World Is Listening To DAVE RABBIT Are You? ”Dave Rabbit”, the “Godfather Of Pirate Radio”, welcomes you to "The Rabbit Zone". So Fasten Your Seat Belts, bring your seats and tray tables to their Fully Upright Position, then bend over and Kiss Your Ass Goodbye, because the “Dave Rabbit” & “Radio First Termer” Pirate Radio Experience is an Extremely Dangerous & Bumpy Ride! Everything Here Is FREE To Enjoy & Share! DAVE RABBIT LOVES JESSICA RABBIT Military EntertainmentNetwork In 2006, Dave ...
 
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In Episode 554, Rob Walling chats with Sherry Walling about grief as a part of entrepreneurship and how to get better at handling grief as an entrepreneur. They also discuss burnout and properly evaluating if it’s the right time to sell a company. The topics we cover [02:18] Grief is part of entrepreneurship [05:12] Getting better at handling grief…
 
Competition online is getting increasingly fierce, how do you stand out from the crowd in a marketplace dominated by industry giants? In this talk we’ll explore the ways to win organic clicks and sales away from the big players in your industry whilst working with budgets a fraction of theirs. Key takeaways include: • How to develop SEO strategies …
 
In Episode 555, Rob Walling answers listener questions with Ruben Gamez. They discuss different models of bootstrapping success, hiring W2 versus hiring contractors, determining if a business is an ideal fit for bootstrapping and they revisit enterprise pricing. The topics we cover [01:24] Bootstrappers Rob & Ruben admire [12:25] Pros and cons to h…
 
Backpacking around the world - very few ideas bring to mind such a sense of adventure, independence, and romantic idealism. For one young woman, in November 2018, traveling the world before jumping into a career was a dream come true. But she never could’ve imagined the danger in store for her in what is widely considered one of the safest countrie…
 
In the past 1.5 years, people have been thrust into virtual work places due to the pandemic and the question arises, what will be the new normal? Will we stay remote or be heading back to the office, and what situation best fits the individual needs? Can there be a way to combine strategies for a more hybrid approach? Sherry attempts to answer thes…
 
In this episode Sherry talks about the mental health power of rites of passage. Most of these rites of passage are ceremonies that are tied to things like education (ex.gradations). Many adult rites of passages go unnoticed or un-celebrated. The challenge for adult development is we don’t have many markers that tell us we’ve moved from one phase of…
 
Andy Ayim talks about how mental models can help us to make different types of decisions. And how, by using specific frameworks, we can focus on solutions that aren’t immediately obvious. https://microconf.com #microconf #microconfeurope 2019 MicroConf Europe 2019 Join our exclusive community for SaaS founderss → http://microconfconnect.com Twitter…
 
In Episode 553, Rob Walling chats with Tracy Osborn about the latest bootstrapper news, including the recent Stack Overflow and Moz acquisitions, quitting instead of giving up remote work, and highlights from TinySeed 2020 Batch. The topics we cover [01:52] Intro [03:45] Stack Overflow acquisition [12:11] Moz acquisition [16:33] Quitting instead of…
 
It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life. Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part …
 
In the very early morning hours of March 19th, 2011, 22 year old Sian O’Callaghan decided to walk back to her apartment after a night out at a club in Swindon, England; a town with a reputation for its safe streets. It’s the reason Sian thought nothing of it to make the short walk back to her apartment by herself that night, totally unaware a preda…
 
Bootstrapping V. Venture Capital. This is an ongoing discussion in the SaaS startup community for the last decade . The question is less about the how, and more often about the why and when. MicroConf has always advocated for self-funding and customer centered entrepreneurship, while venture capital can be a chase for profit. We're chatting this we…
 
In Episode 552, Rob Walling is joined by co-host emeritus, Mike Taber to chat about his decision-making around whether to launch a freemium plan, whether to do an AppSumo deal, how his potential partnerships merger is panning out. The topics we cover [04:93] Update on the CRM partnership opportunity, AppSumo, and Freemium [23:39] Yet another Google…
 
In episode 551 of Startups For the Rest of Us, Rob does another solo adventure to talk about hiring owner-level thinkers, the fallacy of an autopilot passive income software business, and more. The topics we cover [1:25] Hiring task-level thinkers, project-level thinkers, and owner-level thinkers [07:43] The fallacy of an autopilot passive income s…
 
On a hot day in Houston, Texas in June 2014, Catherine Martinez had just spent the day with her children as well as her mother and sisters. She was clearing the air after some difficulty with her sons’ father, Russell Neal, and was looking forward to getting back on her feet and expanding her personal training business. But Catherine’s former lover…
 
Rob joins the podcast to talk with Sherry on the subject of feedback. No matter what you’re building or putting into the world you’re going to get feedback. He brings up the question, “at what point do you react and change things based on that feedback”? They discuss how to judge whether or not the feedback is useful and what criteria to use to do …
 
Entrepreneurship is moving at a breakneck speed to keep ahead of the curve and create without getting overtaken by your nearest competitor. If you aren't learning the market your business serves and the intricacies of it's consumers quickly, then you'll never keep up with their needs. Anders Thue Pedersen experienced that outpacing while he was bui…
 
In Episode 550, Rob Walling chats with Tony Chan, co-founder of CloudForecast, about his incredible story of perseverance after getting rejected multiple times only to finally find product-market fit and reach six figures in annual recurring revenue. The topics we cover [04:11] CloudForecast’s current revenue and customer base [08:43] Origin story …
 
Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is a new(ish) form of treatment for depression, PTSD, and a variety of other mental health conditions that has been gaining popularity as of late. Sherry talks about the pros/cons, how it works, and what situations are right for it to be applied. She also shares her own individual experience of trying the treatment.…
 
In Episode 439, Rob Walling is joined by Jordan Gal to answer listener questions about starting an e-commerce SaaS and the laws and regulations, and compliance requirements required. They talk about managing enterprise perceptions of risk towards bootstrap startups. They also answer questions about bootstrapping and enterprise SaaS as well as hirin…
 
In the summer of 2016, in the city of Bend Oregon, the future was looking bright for Kaylee Sawyer. The 23-year old had recently decided on becoming a dentist, was in a loving relationship with her long-time boyfriend, and had the full support of her close-knit family. But in the early morning hours of July 24th, while Kaylee was walking alone in t…
 
Assignments are often used in teams and coaching relationships to give a quick snapshot of an individuals trends, characteristics and values. The Enneagram is a common psychometric assessment that has become widely available, in the form of books, courses, and products that help you learn more about yourself, team, and family. As a clinical psychol…
 
We’re fortunate to be continuously amazed by the quality and number of applicants for TinySeed’s annual accelerator program: https://tinyseed.com #tinyseed In total, we’ve received nearly 2,000 applications across our three accelerator batches. And with each successive batch, the quality of applications has grown alongside the percentage of compani…
 
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