Episode 327 | Supporting 700+ services w/ Wade Foster

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Wade Foster of Zapier, about supporting over 700 services. Wade gives a brief history of Zapier as well as how they went from zero to 1.5 million users in 5 years. He also shares some early marketing techniques he used.

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Episode 326 | Building a Local vs. a Remote Team

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about the pros and cons of having a remote versus local team. They also discuss a hybrid approach that Rob used with Drip that he believes is superior to either methods.

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Episode 325 | Building a Killer Email Launch Sequence

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of us, Rob and Mike talk about building a killer email launch sequence. Drawing from their collective experiences launching various books, software products, SaaS apps, and membership websites they discuss their thoughts and framework on the topic. Some of the points discussed in detail include elements of a sale letter, how many emails to send, and things to do on launch day.

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Episode 324 | Idea Validation & Risk Avoidance

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about idea validation and risk avoidance. They list 10 fundamental questions that need to be answered when starting a new product.

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Episode 323 | Funding, Acquisitions, Firing and More Listener Questions

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about getting funding or acquisition offers, when to fire someone, and more listener questions.

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Episode 322 | Sex & Software (An Interview with Brianna Wu)

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Mike interviews Brianna Wu, founder of Giant Spacekat, about sex and software. They discuss many racial and gender issues that face the software community.

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Episode 321 | How to Take Your SaaS Upmarket

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike talk about how to take your SaaS upmarket. Some of the steps they discuss include, raising prices, modifying your pricing page, asking for annual contracts, and how to give demos.

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Episode 320 | Business Model Breakdown of Amazon Go

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike do a business model breakdown of Amazon Go. They talk about the biggest challenges the store may face including security and delivery logistics. They also explore the technical and social impact of the idea.

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Episode 319 | Questions about the Technical Side of SaaS

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike answer listener questions about technical sides of SaaS. Some of the topics include pros and cons of including marketing website in main codebase, SaaS quality, and re-engaging a cold email list.

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Episode 318 | Our Goals for 2017

In this episode of Startups For The Rest Of Us, Rob and Mike make their goals for 2017. In addition to setting their new goals, they also talk about last year’s goals and how they did.

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