October 11, 2018


Bootstrapping Reality / Technical cofounders / New Management

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Jordan Gal Brian Casel
Bootstrapping Reality / Technical cofounders / New Management
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Bootstrapping Reality / Technical cofounders / New Management

Oct 11 2018 | 00:53:48


Show Notes

Today’s episode is a straightforward update episode for us. Brian is moving forward with ProcessKit and reflects on his goals for the project. Jordan celebrates the awesome team he has built over at Carthook and shares what it is like to step back and see the machine run. We have been traveling for various reasons. Brian has just came back from Martha’s Vineyard and he shares some of the takeaways he took away from that conference. Jordan visited his Slovenia team recently and has some exciting growth to share.  We discuss the benefits of conferences and why we enjoy them. Brian has some experience with Big Snow Tiny Conf, so he weighs in on it from the organizer’s prospective. We talk about the work of Justin Jackson and all the good he is doing for the bootstrapped community. Owning your own business is tough and it isn’t glamorous. We talk about how bootstrapping has changed and how parts of it will always stay the same. [tweetthis]I still believe that bootstrapping and self-funding and stair-stepping is very much still possible. - Brian[/tweetthis] Here are today’s conversation points:
  • Our latest travel stories.
  • Brian’s time in Martha’s Vineyard.
  • What it is like to plan mini-conferences.
  • An update on ProcessKit.
  • What Brian is looking for in a business partner.
  • The decisions Brian made during Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Jordan’s trip to Slovenia.
  • Carthook’s success.
  • How Carthook’s new development system is building a roadmap for customers.
  • Justin Jackson’s work and what it is doing for the bootstrapped community.
  • The romanticizing of bootstrapping and venture capital avenues.
  • The ups and downs of owning a business.
[tweetthis]I've caught myself in moments of reflection, with a smile on my face, I'm like, you need to enjoy this. - Jordan[/tweetthis]

Resources Mentioned Today:

Audience Ops Big Snow Tiny Conf. CaboPress Carthook MicroConf ProcessKit TMBA 460: Are We Being Honest About the True Cost of Bootstrapping a Business? As always, thanks for tuning in. Head here to leave a  review in iTunes.

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