This week we are pleased to have Jordan Gal of Carthook on the show. Jordan sits down with Dave and I to talk about a touchy subject: Leaving a high income day job. Or as Dave puts it: Jumping off the deep end without a life jacket. This is probably the biggest fear new entrepreneurs have, and a decision that no one takes lightly, regardless of your situation. We talk about all of the … [Read more...] about RS013: Jordan Gal – Jumping Off The Deep End
This week Dave and I sit down for a chat about building the Assets and minimizing the Liabilities in your business. As with regular business, in the bootstrapped entrepreneurial space Assets are things that give you either more time or more money. Conversely, Liabilities are things that consume unproductive time in your day or cost money that does not contribute back to your business. The key … [Read more...] about RS012: Watch Your Assets!
Welcome to Episode of the Rogue Startups Podcast. This week Dave discusses his top take-aways from Microconf, a popular “self funded” conference held every April to connect founders who are creating online businesses and doing it with non-typical startup funding methods. Dave's top topics include a talk from Steli from Close.io on pursuing the deal until the last door closes and one from Joanna … [Read more...] about RS011: What Is Your One Thing?
Welcome to Episode 10 of the Rogue Startups Podcast. This week is coming to you LIVE from Las Vegas. Dave brought the podcasting mic along with him to Microconf, a popular "self funded" conference put on by Rob Walling and Mike Taber every year. Microconf is THE place to go every April to connect with other founders who are creating online businesses and doing it without the typical startup … [Read more...] about RS010: Microconf – Live, Raw, and Uncensored
In this episode of the Rogue Startups podcast Dave and I talk about a few different ways we're re-investing in our businesses to achieve faster growth. As bootstrap owners it is usually about organic growth, but an injection of cash into your business can really jumpstart your business. Craig is looking to buy a new website or app and Dave has gone through the process of adopting an abandoned … [Read more...] about RS009: How to Invest in your Business for Faster Growth
In this episode of the Rogue Startups Podcast Dave and I welcome Mike Taber to the show. Mike is the co-host of the ever popular Startups For The Rest Of Us podcast, cofounder of Microconf and the Micropreneur Academy. Mike is also getting ready to release a new book, called the Single Founder Handbook. This will be an absolute reference for anyone who is looking to succeed in an online … [Read more...] about RS008: 50 Shades of Burnout
In this episode of the Rogue Startups Podcast Dave and I talk all about the best practices when it comes to the use of Video in marketing your products. There are some clear winners in this space and they should be recognized. Powtoon - DIY Explainer Videos Rob Walling - Drip Explainer Video VideoFruit.com (Bryan Harris) Fiverr - Whiteboard Explainer Videos with … [Read more...] about RS007: Using Video to Market Your Products
Today Dave and Craig are very excited to welcome Brian Casel to the show. Brian is THE Authority on building and scaling Productized Services businesses. Brian has been building and refining RestaurantEngine for the past few years and at this point it is fully self-sufficient. In the show we dig into how he got started with building the business, and the importance of putting systems and … [Read more...] about RS006: Scaling Productized Services with Brian Casel
This week we’re very excited to announce that the Rogue Startups is now TWICE as good. We now are doubling up on the podcast with a co-host. Dave Rodenbaugh was a guest on Epiosde 3 of the show and now is going to be a full time host on the show. If you haven’t listened to Dave’s interview, head over to Episode 3 and take a listen. This week Dave and I talk all about designing your … [Read more...] about RS005: Reboot – A New Beginning
Yes, yes, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus of late. But today we make up for it with a fantastic show with a great guest: Matt Kremer. Matt is a developer and entrepreneur and is having great success building out micro-SAAS products, often times in as little as 24 hours. Matt is finding this approach successful because he both validates his product/market fit quickly, and monetizes these … [Read more...] about RS004: Matt Kremer – Find It, Buy It, Build It and Micro-SAAS Products