By Michele Hansen & Colleen Schnettler
Two indie SaaS founders—one just getting off the ground, and one with an established profitable business—invite you to join their weekly chats.
What 2023 Brings for Collee...
Colleen and Michele talk about their hopes and plans for 2023, and make an announcement about this show.
Michele talked to Christian Genco on December 1 about what he needed to do to launch his new SaaS, TheVideoClipper, with a deadline of having it done before this episode was released. So... did he do it?
Michele and Colleen reflect on the year.
Michele shares her takeaways from the book The Culture Map and what it might mean for getting product feedback and building products across countries.
Colleen recaps her learnings from her first TinySeed meetup/MicroConf: Local Austin.
Colleen is ready to go all-in on Refine... and that means moving on from Simple File Upload.
Colleen and her business partner Aaron give an update on Hammerstone (Refine) in this crossover episode.
Talking to other entrepreneurs made Michele realize that she hasn't talked about interplay of qualitative *and* qualitative data enough. Michele and Colleen talk about what that means in the context of feature requests and high-touch sales.
Colleen's company was accepted to TinySeed, which means she now gets to work on Refine full time. That means she can finally make some hard decisions and push. (Note: Colleen and Michele were actually in the same place last week, ...
Michele chats with indie developer Benedicte Raae about getting into public speaking through streaming.
Should indie founders take sick leave? Michele and Colleen discuss.
Michele continues her chat with Summit founder Matt Wensing about ways indie SaaS founders can think about moats and competitive advantages. This episode: cost advantages, size advantages (big and small), and false moats.
Michele chats with Summit founder Matt Wensing about intangible assets, switching costs, and network effects, and how they apply to indie software companies.
Aaron Francis, Colleen's co-founder, swings by to chat about Refine.
Four things Colleen is super pumped about... and one thing she's not.
Colleen and Michele both have a lot going on.
Michele's trying to figure out how to approach charging sales taxes, and Colleen finally pushes to prod despite a challenging week.
Colleen's in go mode for Refine.
Colleen shares the secret to her recent productivity.
Should indie entrepreneurs take advice from VC-track folks?
Learning new things, feeling like you're a bit out of your depth, pushing to the next level: that's the job of being an entrepreneur, and Colleen and Michele are both experiencing that in different ways.
Michele and Colleen catch up on Michele's conference talks... and try to figure out how she can get more balance.
Folks seem to love our casual banter, so here's what Zoom captured on our backup recording before we started the actual recording for next Tuesday's episode.
It's finally August, and Colleen is coming up on the deadline for Refine to support her working full-time... or is it?
Ever had friends or family question your decision to start a business or discourage you from going full-time? Michele and Lucie Baratte dive into that in part 2 of their conversation.
Michele chats with Lucie Baratte, co-founder and art director of Logology.
Colleen and Aaron chat about all things Hammerstone.
Michele chats with Damon Chen and Michael Rouveure about how taking funding from Calm Fund allowed them to go from working on their businesses on the side to full-time.
Michele chats with longtime listener Vic Vijayakumar about how to get to the point where he feels comfortable letting people pay for his new shared SMS inbox SaaS, HeyTexting.
How would Michele and Colleen change each others' businesses? Why is Geocodio hiring now? And more on our Q&A episode!
Colleen shifts into sales mode for Refine.
Michele and Colleen reflect on where they’ve come from and where they’re going.
Colleen and Aaron gave their workshop at RailsConf! Well, a version of it.
Michele chats with Dan Rowden and James McKinven, hosts of the No More Mondays podcast, about how they each manage a portfolio of indie businesses.
Colleen's launch doesn't go quite as hoped.
Michele chats with Zuzana Kunckova, self-taught developer and founder of Larabelles.
Colleen's new company finally launches its first product.
Colleen chats with Zach Goldie, positioning consultant, about how to better pitch her product, Simple File Upload.
Michele chats with Adam Pallozzi about the highs and lows of selling a business during the pandemic.
Colleen and Michele discuss Colleen's marketing to-do list, and all things conference workshops.
Ben Orenstein shares his hard-earned tactics for navigating enterprise sales as a technical founder.
Michele chats with Marie Ng, founder of to-do list SaaS Llama Life.
Colleen has 5 months until Hammerstone runs out of client funding. What to do, what to do.
Colleen chats with Anna Maste, founder of Boondockers Welcome, about growing a business to exit while raising a family.
Colleen chats with Nate Berkopec, Ruby on Rails performance expert, about mindset and creating your own career path.
A quick special episode on two efforts we're involved in to help Ukraine
Colleen and Michele chat about the business of this podcast.
Michele chats with Arvid Kahl about how to grow your Twitter presence.
Colleen helps Michele work through a challenge with failed payments.
A raw conversation between Michele and Jesse Hanley about how he sold his first business and scaled up his SaaS last year all while dealing with the death of his infant daughter Leia from Trisomy 13.