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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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Benedikt talks with Arvid Kahl about his recently published book Zero To Sold and how having too much momentum after selling one's business can lead to unexpected opportunities.
Round the Campfire

Round the Campfire

2020-07-0129:07

Benedikt is feeling burned out and is thinking about just taking the rest of the week off. Brian fulfills his pledge to share a demo of Headlamp with Benedikt and gets some good input to start acting on right away.
Solar Panels

Solar Panels

2020-06-2433:01

Benedikt shares some thoughts on a recent feature release as well as some thoughts on the future of Userlist's marketing plan. Brian's been steadily making progress on integrations and foundational work for Headlamp.
Ed Freyfogle joins Benedikt to share more than 25 tips for running a SaaS business. Ed and Benedikt talk about tips for billing, marketing, product as well as general tips for smooth sailing in your business.
There isn't an episode of Slow & Steady this week. It didn't feel appropriate. Instead, Brian reads an essay from Barack Obama and a short snippet from presidential hopeful Joe Biden.
Launch Failure

Launch Failure

2020-05-2738:41

Brian and Benedikt discuss Userlist's failed in-app messages launch, new competition, and Brian's recent progress on Headlamp.
Launch Mode

Launch Mode

2020-05-2032:06

Benedikt and Brian are both in the zone as Userlist launches In-App Messaging on ProductHunt and Brian is making progress on the MVP for Headlamp.
Analysis Paralysis

Analysis Paralysis

2020-05-1329:21

Brian is working on Headlamp again, while Benedikt is scared of shipping a feature.
Big news: Userlist is a TinySeed 2020 company!
The Walking Teddy Bear

The Walking Teddy Bear

2020-04-2945:34

Brian talks about his new puppy and gives an update on the job search. Benedikt talks about performance optimization whack-a-mole and shares thoughts on pricing of Userlist.
Val Geisler joins Brian and Benedikt to talk about how to approach email marketing in the midst of a pandemic.
Getting Into Shape

Getting Into Shape

2020-04-1536:58

Brian and Benedikt talk about their weeks, including Brian's job interview progress and Userlist's new product development workflow based on Shape Up.
Construction

Construction

2020-04-0834:531

Benedikt shares some nice March updates for Userlist while Brian ponders what the changing environment means for his near-term plans.
Tracy Osborn joins Brian and Benedikt to talk about common distractions founders face in their day-to-day, as well as during the ongoing pandemic. They talk about how to identify distractions, how to stay focused, and how to find a good balance.
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.
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