MicroConf On Air

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 ...more

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December 01, 2020 00:33:26
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 20: Scatterspoke and the Road to $10K MRR: Colleen Johnson - MicroConf Remote

http://microconfremote.com Chapter 2: The Road to $10K MRR From launch, there are a ton of baby steps that are celebrated. Your first paying customer. Your first $100 MRR. $1,000K MRR. Maybe the first time that you can pay yourself! It is full of milestones that propel you forward. But depending on your pricing, it can be a different world entirely between earning your first $1,000 MRR on a $10 monthly subscription or a $100 monthly subscription. Hitting that $10K mark starts to instill that sense of product market fit. Our next storyteller is Colleen Johnson, the Co-Founder of Scatterspoke. The winding road that her and her husband co-founder have navigated in the last three years as they’ve build up a product that served a specific need within the Agile community has brought them to the door of $10K MRR. Take a step by step walkthrough on the various turns she and the Scatterspoke team took as they slowly made their way to that $10K MRR mark. If you want to join in on the conversation with over 1400 other founders, join MicroConf Connect, a slack community space where you can meet founders from around the globe working on cool products in a sustainable way. Head over to ...

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November 24, 2020 00:24:40
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 19: Startup Founders in Cars Getting Coffee: Founder Origins with Dr. Sherry Walling - MicroConf Remote

http://microconfremote.com Startup Founders In Cars Getting Coffee: Founder Origin Stories Dr. Sherry Walling has spent nearly 300 episodes on her podcast, ZenFounder, talking about the in’s and out’s of the founder psychology. That, along with a doctorate in clinical psychology and years of working with entrepreneurs, has helped her put together a couple of avatars for the variety of founders you see in the startup work. Join her and Rob as they talk about the origin stories of many founders, and see which one you relate most to. If you want to join in on the conversation with over 1400 other founders, join MicroConf Connect, a slack community space where you can meet founders from around the globe working on cool products in a sustainable way. Head over to http://microconfconnect.com for more details. This video was recorded on September 1, 2020 in Minneapolis MN. All proper social distancing, PPE, and health and safety measures were taken in the production of this show. Note, this is ...

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November 19, 2020 00:28:08
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Freemium, Growth @ Summit, & Forecasting Currency Fluctuations with Matt Wensing

As we continue to evolve the MicroConf On Air Podcast, we have decided to move into a more open call for questions from the audience rather than a straightforward interview format.   Host Rob Walling is joined today by Matt Wensing, the founder of Summit (http://usesummit.com) and RiskPulse, which was recently sold.  In this episodes, we cover the following questions:   - When is Matt are you going to start hiring a team for Summit? When does he anticipate he will hit a growth stage within the company? -My product is a social intranet software sort of like microsoft teams/facebook combined, so we deal with B2B. A lot of my competitors make it very difficult for their customers to sign up, do not give free trials or freemium, you have to fill out a form for a demo or to get signed up. Is there some sort of hidden advantage to being difficult to get started with?  Is there an advantage to weeding people out or what exactly is the goal here? -How do you think non-American startups should forecast currency fluctuations if most customers are in the US paying in dollars? -What does Summit do? At what stage in my business is it for me? https://microconf.com   MicroConf Connect ➡️ http://microconfconnect.com Twitter ➡️  https://twitter.com/MicroConf E-mail ➡️ [email protected]   MicroConf 2020 Headline Partners   Stripe https://stripe.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/Stripe   Hey https://hey.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/hey ...

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November 17, 2020 00:38:31
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 18: How I Inadvertently Launched Speckled: Corinn Pope - MicroConf Remote

http://microconfremote.com It takes a ton of methodical, strategic steps to get any product off the ground. For some, they fear launching before the product is perfect; others may launch way to early, before establishing any degree of product market fit. But in the grand scheme of things, unless your launch has been prefaced with fanfare or critical note, you may decide to launch by simply flipping the on switch and seeing what happens. Our opener tweeted back in early June that she had inadvertently launched her company. It doesn’t get much earlier stage or right at launch as that. Corinn Pope is the Founder of Speckled, and has been following the stairstep approach to move from an employee to a info-product maker, to now a self-taught technical Founder of Speckled. And her approaching to building the company leaned so far into the concept of “Just Ship It” that she had launched her MVP before she had even realized it was on the market. Check out her story. If you want to join in on the conversation with over 1400 other founders, join MicroConf Connect, a slack community space where you can meet founders from around the globe working on cool products in a sustainable way. Head ...

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November 12, 2020 00:26:24
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Survey Says: More Co-Founders Can Lead to Faster Growth + Mitigating Platform Risk w/ Shar Darafsheh

The State of Independent SaaS Survey results point to a correlation between more co-founders + faster growth. https://microconfonair.com Shar Darafsheh is one of the 5 co-founders of Servicebot.io, a fast growing UI toolkit built on top of Stripe Billing. In this episode, we're going to explore the validity of the first State of Independent Report (stateofindependentsaas.com) that points to a direct connection between the number of co-founders working on your SaaS and the rate of growth you're able to achieve. We also explore the platform risks that are associated with building a business around the infrastructure of another product - what considerations you need to make when deciding to create a business in that structure, and what assumptions you need to make about platform risk in order to overcome those hurdles. The first ever SaaS Podcast Awards are now accepting nominations. Head over to saaspodcastawards.com and let us know your favorite shows, episodes, host(s) and stories SaaS Focused podcast. We'll aggregate the top 5 nominees in each category and head to a vote in early December. MicroConf Connect ➡️ http://microconfconnect.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/MicroConf E-mail ➡️ [email protected] MicroConf 2020 Headline Partners Stripe https://stripe.com Twitter ➡️ https://twitter.com/Stripe Hey https://hey.com Twitter ➡️ @heyhey ...

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November 03, 2020 00:32:24
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 17: Staying on Top of Your SaaS Metrics_Knowing What to Measure (& What Not to) to Help Maintain Sustainable Growth - Craig Hewitt

Knowing of which metrics to track, and which to ignore, is an essential part of growing your SaaS business. The ability to filter out good, actionable, data from the ever-present noise that just distracts you is what separates many successful businesses from the ones that never get off the ground. By creating a system of how you can collect, review, and take action on the data in your business you'll be able to take action with confidence that your business is going in the right direction. https://microconf.com #microconf #microconfeurope2019 MicroConf Europe 2019 Castos: Podcast hosting and analytics tool. https://castos.com Join the conversation → http://microconfconnect.com Twitter → https://twitter.com/MicroConf ...

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