Episode 298 | A Startup Acquisition Story

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob talks about the acquisition of his company Drip, by Leadpages. After finally closing the deal and making it public, Rob is able to talk about the thought process, negotiation timeline, and address some of the commonly asked questions about the acquisition.

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Episode 297 | How to Charge for Startup Ideas (With Guest Ken Wallace)

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews Ken Wallace, of MastermindJam, about his new project Nugget. Nugget is a subscription based product that sends you startup ideas on a monthly basis. Ken talks about the origins of Nugget, some of the negative and positive feedback he got pre-launch, as well as his launch strategies.

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Episode 296 | Launching 100 Projects in One Year

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Justin Jackson about launching 100 projects in a year. Justin talks about the goals and idea behind his MegaMaker project. He talks about some of the products he has come up with and how he went about marketing those products.

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Episode 295 | How to Get Your First 10 SaaS Customers

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to get your first 10 SaaS customers. They reference a ParseHub blog post about the beginning stages of their startup. Rob and Mike walk you through the steps of this article and how you might be able to replicate their success.

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Episode 294 | Back of the Envelope Business Model Test

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about back of the envelope business model test. This episode is loosely based on chapter 2 of the book, Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth. Some of the points discussed are defining your minimum success criteria and converting revenue goals to customer acquisition.

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Episode 293 | The 6 Biggest Email Marketing Myths

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the six biggest email marketing myths. The episode is put together around an unbounce.com blog post. Rob and Mike discuss whether they agree or disagree with the myths mentioned in this article.

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Episode 292 | Moving from One-time to Subscription Revenue, When Your Core Product Has Variable Costs, and More Listener Questions

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer a number of listener questions on topics including moving from one-time to subscription revenue, when your core product has variable costs, and how to disrupt the current payment method for a market. Mike also gives some updates and recent challenges with BlueTick.

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Episode 291 | Freemium, Asking for CC Up-front, and a Big Mistake First-time Founders Make (with Guest David Cancel)

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob interviews David Cancel, of Drift, about whether or not to use freemium, innovating versus inventing, and the topic of asking for credit cards upfront. David also shares some upcoming topics that will be covered on future episodes of his podcast.

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Episode 290 | Public Speaking as a Sales Channel with Rachel Andrew

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Rachel Andrew about public speaking as a sales channel. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages and challenges you will face as a public speaker. Rachel also shares some of her processes and success stories of overcoming public speaking anxiety.

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Episode 289 | A Short Guide to Online Presales for SaaS & Software

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike give you a short guide to online presales for SaaS and software. Some of the topics they dive into include inbound leads, sales funnels, lead qualification, and general sales process for buyers.

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