MicroConf On Air: The Updated Survival Guide to Bootstrapping SaaS with Omar Zenholm

February 23, 2022 00:39:05
MicroConf On Air: The Updated Survival Guide to Bootstrapping SaaS with Omar Zenholm
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MicroConf On Air: The Updated Survival Guide to Bootstrapping SaaS with Omar Zenholm

Show Notes

The Updated Survival Guide for Bootstrapping SaaS

A few years ago, Omar Zenhom shared the story of how it went from being broke with fewer than 300 people on his email list to having 14,000 paying customers and 1 million attendees for WebinarNinja in 5 years. 

We recently caught up with him to hear what he's been up to with WebinarNinja since then. 

In this podcast, you'll hear about the following:

Setting goals and managing growth projections (6:11)

How WebinarNinja fared in the spring of summer of 2020 (6:57)

The specific adjustments he made to the company structure when the pandemic first started back in 2020 (13:40)

How his team structure has evolved since 2019 (26:55)

Where he sees the webinar landscape heading in the next 3-5 years (33:05)

The most surprising thing he’s learned to date running WebinarNinja (37:16)

Relevant links mentioned in this episode:

https://twitter.com/TheOmarZenhom https://webinarninja.com/

https://100mba.net/ https://microconf.com/upcoming-events






You can watch the original talk back here: https://bit.ly/surviving-bootstrapped-saas

Listen on the go by subscribing to The MicroConf Podcast: microconfpodcast.com

Omar Zenhom is co-founder and CEO of WebinarNinja, a super-simple online teaching, coaching, and marketing platform. Founded in 2014, over 2 million people have attended workshops and other events on WebinarNinja. WebinarNinja remains a self-funded software company with over 20,000 stakeholders- their customers.

He's also the host of the popular small business podcast, The $100 MBA Show.

Omar, WebinarNinja, and The $100 MBA Show have been featured in Inc, Forbes, Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Product Hunt, as well as numerous other small businesses blogs and podcasts.

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