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February 17, 2022 00:37:24
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 45: From Zero to 14,000 Customers: The Survival Guide to Bootstrapped SaaS

How did Omar Zenhom go from being broke with fewer than 300 people on his email list to 14,000 paying customers and 1 million attendees in 5 years? Omar speaks about his journey from 0 to 14,000 customers, launching his podcast The $100 MBA, which won several prestigious awards from iTunes, Forbes, and Fast Company) and the journey of bootstrapping WebinarNinja The not-so-secret to his success was treating relationships as his biggest asset. In this podcast, you'll hear about the following: His early background when he had no traffic or audience Why he pivoted and launched a 2nd podcast, The $100 MBA How pain points he experienced with The S100 MBA led to the early idea behind WebinarNinja Creating the initial MVP for WebinarMBA as a first-time SaaS founder who wasn't a professional developer The compound effect of building and managing relationships at scale  ...

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February 09, 2022 00:26:02
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MicroConf On Air: The Vision for TinySeed Europe

With applications for our next round of companies to join the TinySeed Accelerator program in full swing, we are sitting down with Alex McQuade, Program Manager for TinySeed EMEA to talk about his goals for launching a successful EMEA focused accelerator for bootstrapped startup founders. Alex McQuade has worked alongside hundreds of bootstrapped businesses, in addition to growing his own. He exited his business in 2020, and prior to that ran operations at the Dynamite Circle Watch the live stream @ https://bit.ly/on-air-tinyseed-europe  Welcome to MicroConf - Where Independent SaaS Founders Launch, Meet, Learn, and Grow! MicroConf is the world’s most trusted community for bootstrapped SaaS founders. MicroConf is a community of SaaS founders that brings together bootstrapped and independently-funded B2B SaaS companies who are not looking to chase “unicorn status'' or venture capital. We provide SaaS training, education and networking opportunities for other founders who are pre-product, focused ...

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January 28, 2022 00:30:16
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MicroConf On Air: How to Charge More For Your Software

Change is tough. The decision to charge more for your software can be one of the biggest changes you can make - impacting your customers in a pretty meaningful way. This episode dives into the pricing and rebranding that his startup had to go through. Eran Galperin is the founder of Gymdesk, online management software for gyms. He has been building tech companies since 2003 and has over 20 years of experience in software development and leading product teams. Episode will cover: - How our value proposition changed over the years - Planning for and rolling out a pricing update - Reasons and considerations for a rebrand - Executing a rebrand and dealing with the fallout   ...

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January 12, 2022 00:29:08
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MicroConf 2022 + The MicroConf Accountability Challenge

This week, Rob is joined by Jessica Malnik, our MicroConf Community Manager, to talk about the future of MicroConf Connect, the community, and we introduce the MicroConf Accountability Challenge. Join our January Accountability Challenge and get a head start on your 2022 goals. “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” This is a quote from James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits. (Good read btw!) The end of December and the beginning of January are a natural time to reflect and set goals. These goals can provide the necessary vision and direction. However, setting goals without a detailed plan for how you will hit them is a recipe for failure. The difference between smashing your goal and falling shot often lies in the tiny habits and wins along the way—the 5, 15, or 60 minutes you are spending each day directly focused on one thing that will help you reach your goal. That’s what inspired the idea behind this community accountability challenge. ...

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December 08, 2021 00:43:35
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MicroConf Refresh Episode 44: Reflection on Bootstrapping Carthook with Jordan Gal

Jordan Gal is the co-founder of Rally and Carthook. During his time building Carthook, he learned some hard lessons about building on an existing platform, challenges to overcome bootstrapping, and how to implement those lessons into your next business. ...

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December 03, 2021 00:34:54
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MicroConf On Air: TinySeed Syndicate Announcement & Q+A with Einar Vollset

TinySeed, the MicroConf Startup Accelerator and Fund, announced their Investment Syndicate today. Join the co-founders of TinySeed, Rob Walling and Einar Vollset, as we discuss what it means to be an investment syndicate, how it can help startup founders more broadly than our accelerator program, and more. At TinySeed we operate several funds, all with the same underlying thesis: Invest broadly into the earliest stages of B2B SaaS companies worldwide. Typically, the kinds of companies we back are early stage — usually, $3-15k MRR at the time of application (although the range is much wider) — and those investments join our year-long remote accelerator in batches. The TinySeed Funds do not invest directly into any TinySeed company that decides to raise additional funding (a so-called “follow-on” round), or make any other kinds of investments. ...

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