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May 19, 2022 00:42:40
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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 […] ...

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April 28, 2022 00:26:28
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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 […] ...

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April 02, 2022 00:29:12
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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 […] ...

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January 20, 2022 00:31:46
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RS264: From Freelancer to Founder: Chase Clymer's Journey to Successful Shopify Agency Owner

Today Dave chats with Chase Clymer about Chase’s journey from being in a band to running Electric Eye, a successful Shopify strategic consulting agency. In addition to role clarification, Chase discovered a lot about himself when he transitioned from freelancer to the head of his own agency.  Chase talks about his struggles, his mistakes, and how everything changed after he started implementing Traction and the EOS System. He also goes over imposter’s syndrome and the importance of creating a large luck surface area. Do you have any comments, questions, or topic ideas for future episodes? Send us an email at po[email protected] And as always, if you feel like our podcast has benefited you and it might benefit someone else, please share it with them. If you have a chance, give us a review on iTunes. We’ll see you next week!  Resources:  Honest Ecommerce  Electric Eye  Twitter: @chaseclymer Recapture.io Castos ...

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January 13, 2022 00:33:36
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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 to the US, the past three weeks have been chaos for everyone.  Updates on Recapture include unexpected technical database costs and their upgrade to Mongo, EOS planning, annual reviews, and goals. Dave is still looking for a QA and developer, but is working with a new sales team member. Castos has been just as busy looking for a developer themselves. Craig is adjusting back to being in the same timezone as most of the Castos team.  Do you have any comments, questions, or topic ideas for future episodes? Send us an email at [email protected] And as always, if you feel like our podcast has benefited you and it might benefit someone else, please share it with them. If you have a chance, give us a review on iTunes. We’ll see you next week! Resources:  MongoDB BlueCoding Upwork Recapture.io Castos ...

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December 09, 2021 00:33:43
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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 only about eighteen months? Also in today’s episode, Craig spills the dirt on living overseas and talks about his decision to move back to the States, from the ridiculously high taxes to the truths he and his family have realized after the last year. Do you have any comments, questions, or topic ideas for future episodes? Send us an email at [email protected] And as always, if you feel like our podcast has benefited you and it might benefit someone else, please share it with them. If you have a chance, give us a review on iTunes. We’ll see you next week! Resources:  Recapture.io Castos ...

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