Podcast recommendations for shows in business startups, design, and technology.
Six podcasts for bootstrappers
"Three developers building a business on their own terms." This podcast is from the team at Honeybadger (an error monitoring tool). They've decided to stick to their bootstrapping roots and stay tiny. This podcast covers topics like technical debt, hiring, productivity, and overcoming founder obstacles.
Brian and Jordan have a great format: every week, they give an update on what they're working on, and what they're struggling with. Once you learn their stories, you'll be addicted to their journey. You'll eagerly away for their new episode to get posted.
Build your SaaS podcast
Can you bootstrap a profitable startup in 2019? 37signals did it in 2004, and since then thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and product people have tried to launch their own web apps. But with so many venture-backed startups now, is it still possible? Follow Jon and Justin as they build & launch their new product: Transistor.fm.
Art of Product
The Art of Product is a podcast chronicling the journeys of two software entrepreneurs (Ben Orenstein and Derrick Reimer) building startups. Discussions span from the technical realm to the business side and everything in between.
Ashley Baxter is a solo founder. Every week she shares something new she's learned in bootstrapping her business, Jack. Topics range from "Will this new website redesign lose money?" to "How I improved my signup rate by 14%." The episodes are nice and short (10-15 minutes), perfect for when you're out for a walk.
Startups for the Rest of Us
Mike Taber and Rob Walling are the original bootstrapped podcasters. Their show "helps developers, designers and entrepreneurs be awesome at launching software products. Whether you’ve built your first product or are just thinking about it."
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