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 […]

RS261: Optimizing Speed vs. Quality

How does quality control testing work in e-commerce? In the podcasting world and with abandoned cart recovery, it can be a hassle for smaller companies. In this episode of the Rogue Startups podcast, Dave and Craig talk about what they do to overcome the challenge of optimizing quality versus releasing updates and features in a […]

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 […]

RS258: Crafting a better Product Process with Craig Zingerline

How do you play product offense? In the decision-making process, how can you tell the differences between elective decisions and core features? Customer retention. Customer experience. Team priorities. Everything is affected by the product process.  Today, host Craig Hewitt is talking with Craig Zingerline about the product process, which is a process both Craigs feel […]

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 […]

RS256: Sales onboarding and eCommerce headwinds

Dave and Craig are back behind the mic to talk about refreshing their own personal brands, virtual versus in-person conferences, and goals. Dave goes over the bleak trends and headwinds for eCommerce. In more upbeat news, they also chat about Craig’s newest team members, how customer service and sales affect one another, and OKRs (objectives […]

RS255: Sales and Busted Funnels

Dave and Craig are behind the mic again. After a brief discussion about vaccines, regulations, and balancing personal and professional issues, they dive deep into sales. Craig talks about new hires and about being at an exciting but nerve-wracking place in his business. Dave shares his marketing woes and a little insight on what it […]

RS254: Summer vacation and sales updates

What is the ultimate test of your business’ infrastructure? Have you been doing anything to relax and unwind this summer? What is a healthy balance of “weird” and “sustainable” in terms of work schedules? Today is all about summer vacations, schedules, and sales. Dave and Craig talk about soccer camps, recharging their batteries, camping, and […]

RS253: When Will the World Be Ready for Conferences Again?

In this post-July 4th episode, everything feels a little bittersweet because of the responsibilities of the upcoming school year. But for some good news, Castos has closed funding rounds in order to pursue the private podcasting market. Dave also shares the latest news about Recapture and Jilt. Dave and Craig also talk about sales, affiliate […]