RS269: Been a while…updates and positioning

Who are you? Who is your company? Who does your company serve? Positioning is important for a number of reasons. It gives you and your company a sense of purpose and direction. But finding your niche isn’t as easy as it may seem. Dave and Craig are back! Today they’re talking about all of the […]

RS268: Lessons Learned Hiring Standout Developers

What is the difference between a CEO’s mindset and an operator’s mindset? What are lessons you’ve learned about hiring good developers? How do you do a technical evaluation for possible developers? As Dave nears his one-year reunion as a full-time entrepreneur with Recapture, he shares some of the lessons and realizations he had learned in […]

RS267: Hazards of Growing a SaaS from Scratch

How do you take your SaaS idea and turn it into a successful business? How do you build a SaaS business from scratch?  In this episode of Rogue Startups, Dave is chatting with email marketing guru, Chase Dimond. Today, he joins Dave to talk about his new platform, EmailUp. EmailUp is Canva for email. He […]

RS266: MicroConf 2022 Recap

Did you attend MicroConf 2022? What is it like to go to a convention after the pandemic? On today’s episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig break down their experiences at MicroConf 2022. After a few years of attending the conference, their priorities and perspectives have changed when it comes to what they’re looking for […]

RS265: The Customer Interview Trap

In this episode, after a hiatus that was waay too long, Craig and Dave talk about Dave’s recent experience with customer interviews. There’s always a balance between taking customers’ input into your product process and having that founder level intuition to drive the product (and business) forward. Craig gives updates on his bigger picture goals […]

RS263: New Years Planning

What do you look for when you’re searching for a developer? Which is more stressful: building a new house or moving to a different country? Are you working on the business or in the business? Dave and Craig are back after a holiday hiatus. Between Dave’s household being bombarded with sickness and Craig moving back […]

RS262: QA and Moving

Dave and Craig talk about cold calling, AWS outages, steady growth during the winter, and the hiring-process struggle bus.  What are your thoughts about living overseas? What are your thoughts on full-time QA people? Do you have any tips on finding gems on Upwork? Do you agree that the half-life of your marketing strategy is […]

RS260: 13 Truths about SaaS

How do you define execution? What are you doing differently than your competitors? Do you think growth stacks and compounds? On today’s episode of Rogue Startups, Dave and Craig are going over Asia Orangio’s essay, “13 Brutal truths about growth I wish every SaaS founder knew.” They go over a few highlights that stuck out […]

RS257: Entrepreneurial Endgame

There have been a number of WordPress acquisitions this year. Today’s hot button topic is all about the Sandhills Development acquisition. It’s brought questions to the minds of everyone in the SaaS community. What are the alternatives to selling at certain points? Why not stay and go public? When do you sell your business? What […]