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What does Indie.vc's move mean for startup to last companies?

Earlier this week, Indie.VC, one of the main sources of financing for companies like the ones we run on this show, announced they're shutting down due to challenges finding financial backers. We discuss that, and much more on this episode.

Hardcore week building a content site

This week, we talk about the strategy around Tyler's new content site

Content marketing when you're not a domain expert

This week, we talk about a the difficulties of content marketing when you're not a domain expert, healthy vs. unhealthy deadlines, and more.

Separating decision making from executing

This week we talk about the benefit of making decisions separately from executing on those decisions, whether or not it's risky to share internal metrics publicly, and more.

Getting marketing ideas from Hubspot's acquisition of The Hustle

This week, we talk about Hubspot's acquisition of The Hustle and how it gave us some new marketing ideas.

The paradox of success

This week, we talk about a concept from a book Rick is reading.

Is building an audience worth it?

This week, we talk about whether or not building a personal audience is a good way to attract customers.

The future of no-code

This week, we talk about what the world of no-code looks like now that Webflow has raised a massive round of funding.

What it's like to get DDoSed

This week, we talk about a startup nightmare: What do you do when your website gets attacked?

End of 2020 mega-episode

This week, we talk look back at 2020, look ahead to 2021, and make some predictions.

Should your startup donate to charity?

This week, we talk whether startups should donate a portion of their profits to charity.

Product Market Fit

This week, we answer a listener question about product market fit.

Celebrating wins in the early days

This week, we talk about building a culture of celebrating wins when you're first getting started.

Info products moving to a subscription model

This week, we talk about the pros and cons of the recent trend of info products moving to a subscription model.

Planning a marketing sprint

Rick is facing a unique situation. He has about two weeks to put together a marketing campaign before the window of opportunity closes. In this episode, we workshop his marketing plan. Let's go.

Traction vs distraction

This week, we talk about how to stay focused when starting and running a business.

Setting goals when you're just getting started

This week, we talk about how to set goals when your business is too young to be able to make accurate predictions about growth.

How big to go when moving upmarket

This week, we talk about the right size of customer to target when trying to increase ACV (annual contract value)

Startup community fatigue

This week, we talk about being burnt out on all the startup communities out there and a bunch of other stuff.

Offering night and weekend support without burning out your team

This week, we talk about how you can hire talented support people to work nights and weekends without hating their jobs.

The perils of being dependent on a platform

This week we discuss the upsides and downsides of building on a platform you don't control.

Building a moat

This week, we talk about how Less Annoying CRM uses customer service as a moat, and several other topics.

Should multiple products share a single brand

This week, we discuss whether Rick should launch his b2b product under the same brand as his b2c product

All-nighters

Rick is on a roll with LegUp Health, and he's burning the candle at both ends.

Handling capacity at a seasonal business

This week, we talk about how Rick is preparing for his busy season which starts in November

Pricing annual plans when users are added mid-year

This week we dive into how Rick could price his b2b service.

Learning no-code

This week, we talk all about no-code: What it is, what it can be used for, and how to learn it.

Networking without being annoying

This week, we discuss networking (both online and in person) and how to use it in a non-annoying way to make sales. Spoiler alert: Maybe it's not possible.

What if you get hit by a bus?

This week, we discuss when a startup should start putting together plans for losing a founder and much more.

How college students can prepare for entrepreneurship

This week, we answer a listener question about what college students can do to get ready for startup life.

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