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Slow & Steady

Author: Brian Rhea & Benedikt Deicke

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Join us as we share what it's like to build and launch a bootstrapped startup while working for yourself full-time. Benedikt is working on Userlist with two other co-founders and Brian is running solo on a product to combat loneliness on remote teams.
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Raking Leaves

Raking Leaves

2020-03-2533:29

Benedikt is trying to get back in the swing of things and shares an experiment with live streaming. Brian is making the most of the simplified schedule and getting in a lot of games with the family.
Standup Comics

Standup Comics

2020-03-1836:34

Brian and Benedikt resort to telling jokes to give their listeners and themselves a break from the information overload induced by worrying events and bad news.
A Lemonade Stand

A Lemonade Stand

2020-03-1120:03

Another super short one this week as Brian provides an update on the job hunt and Benedikt brings us up to speed on Userlist's taxes and his progress on a JS snippet.
By Any Means Necessary

By Any Means Necessary

2020-03-0425:54

In this short episode, Brian and Benedikt talk about Brian's ongoing hunt for a full-time job, as well as recent updates on Userlist.
Margins Are Good

Margins Are Good

2020-02-2631:46

FemtoConf is, in fact, sold out and Benedikt is working on the finishing touches of in-app messaging. Brian shares that he's going to start looking for full-time employment to build in a little more margin.
Is FemtoConf sold out?

Is FemtoConf sold out?

2020-02-2038:02

Benedikt shares some updates about the tickets and the line-up of FemtoConf 2020. Brian is worried about sounding like a broken record and is considering to apply for a job.
Benedikt is happily integrating in-app messaging into Userlist and the sample application! Brian shares some struggles with getting the consulting pipeline fired back up and talks about his recent article, "The Joel Test for Remote Teams." The Joel For Remote Teams IndieHackers Podcast with Jane Portman
Brian talks about the end of his involvement in Feature Audit and its (hopefully) bright future. Benedikt shares a bit of the struggles that they experience as an international founder team dealing with traditional institutions.
Encouraging networking updates from Brian and a push to be more active on LinkedIn. Benedikt is getting into a good rhythm with working full-time on Userlist.
All Over the Place

All Over the Place

2020-01-2332:58

Brian and Benedikt talk about a lot of things this week, including Brian's new resources page for remote workers, customer support, and about the pros and cons sharing revenue numbers and being transparent.
Packaging Headaches

Packaging Headaches

2020-01-1642:001

This week, Brian explores some ways to create overlap between his consulting work and Headlamp, while Benedikt continues researching email providers and tries to build a Userlist npm package.
Brian and Benedikt are back after taking a break over Christmas and New Year's. They talk about some of their answers to the questions in the Year Compass and provide quick updates on what's going on with Headlamp and Userlist.
Feelin' it

Feelin' it

2019-12-1943:51

We're winding down the year and gearing up for 2020!
Die Eier von Satan

Die Eier von Satan

2019-12-1236:37

Brian and Benedikt discuss recent developments in their businesses which include spammers, pre-sales, podcasts about remote work, and metal bands from the '90s.
Benedikt has In-App Messaging close to production-ready and Brian's trying to figure out how to position himself to start the year with zero client work in order to focus on Headlamp.
Project Headlamp

Project Headlamp

2019-11-2837:49

Brian's "Remote work doesn't have to be lonely" project is picking up momentum and has a name and website. Meanwhile, Benedikt is happy about Userlist's performance in November but confused by JSON Web Tokens.
Grand Decisions

Grand Decisions

2019-11-2135:41

Brian is back from a week in the Grand Canyon and Benedikt has some exciting news about his time commitment to Userlist.
Brian is on vacation this week, so Benedikt is joined by Peter Suhm of Branch. Peter and Benedikt talk about the history of Branch, how Peter got into building software products, as well as his experiences with Tiny Seed.
Trial & Error

Trial & Error

2019-11-0726:10

Brian is inching toward being ready to start pitching his prototype to customers and Benedikt is feeling a bit uneasy about Userlist's trial conversions.
Domain Expertise

Domain Expertise

2019-10-3134:00

Benedikt is excited about an expensive purchase and Brian is ironing out the last kinks in the onboarding flow of his new product.
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