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In this episode, we discuss how the recent economic uncertainty might impact bootstrapped businesses.
In this episode, we discuss how to connect employees with mentors when there's not already someone at the company with expertise.
This week, we talk about how to define the purpose and constraints of a business.
This episode, we've got a grab bag of different topics including a product-led growth discussion, what to do with a stagnent content site, and the role tools should pl...
This week, Rick helps Tyler think through a new growth plan for Less Annoying CRM
This week, we talk about how both patience and impatience are important when hiring, how to learn new things, and more.
This week, we talk about balancing a full-time job with running a startup, and a bunch of other stuff.
This week, we talk about how Rick can structure a compensation plan with his first hire to make them feel like a true partner. Most startups give equity, but that isn’...
The rumors were true. Startup to Last is back, and we're starting out with a recap of 2021 and a look forward to 2022.
We've got some bittersweet news. Rick has accepted a new job which isn't really a fit for the topics we discuss on this podcast. Because of that, we've decided that th...
This week, many of our topics have a common theme: How do you put a plan together to run a sustainable company? I mean, this podcast is called "Startup to last" so I g...
This week, we talk about simplifying a business. How do you know what complexity is important to the business, and what can get cut?
This week, we discuss the difference between things that require big one-time achievements vs things that require lots of gradual, consistent improvement. Let's go.
This week, we discuss whether or not Rick can cut out some of the complexity from his business now that he knows what's working and what's not.
This week, we discuss how building a business is like building your own personal utopia. Or maybe that's a fantasy.
This week we get a bit philosophical. If a business has extra profits, how can they be fairly shared with employees and other stakeholders?
One of Rick's API vendors shut down his account without warning, which throws a wrench in his productized service. This week, we discuss how he should respond.
This week, we talking about what happens when churn and word of mouth cancel each other out, what we're doing to focus on the right types of work, and more.
We're going to be a bit self-indulgent this week. This is our 100th episode, and so in this episode, we reflect on the experience and share what we've learned.
This week, we talk about an idea we have at Less Annoying CRM to do content marketing all focused around one really good piece of content rather than our normal strate...
This week, we discuss what the role of a highly skilled, highly compensated support person would be. Let's go.
This week, we dive into one of the big drawbacks of online courses: That not very many people actually complete them.
This week, we answer a few listener questions about how to make your first hire.
This week, we discuss a situation Rick is dealing with where a customer is disappointed and feels that their expectations weren't met.
This week, we discuss the theory of constraints: A mental model for deciding what to focus on as an entrepreneur.
This week, we give a bunch of updates on what we're working on, and end with a long, rambly, inconclusive discussion about the recent Basecamp drama.
This week, we talk about some new announcements Tyler just made at Less Annoying CRM, including a new leadership team.
This week, we talk about some time management hacks Rick is trying now that he has a baby to take care of.
This week, we talk about Rick's latest milestone, how to hire a developer, and more.
This is a special episode where Dru and Tyler "jam" on one of the topics for Dru's trends.vc reports.