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Amir Salihefendić: Remote Work at Doist

= Remote Work Series #9 = This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I'm talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera.

Darren Murph: Remote Work at GitLab

= Remote Work Series #8 = This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I'm talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera.

Josh Pigford: Remote Work at Baremetrics

= Remote Work Series #7 = This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I'm talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera.

Joel Gascoigne: Remote Work at Buffer

= Remote Work Series #6 = Joel is the founder and CEO of Buffer, a platform to help build your brand on social media.

Tammy Bjelland: Remote Work at Workplaceless

This week I'm speaking to Tammy Bjelland. Tammy is the Founder and CEO of Workplaceless, a training company helping remote professionals, and the organizations that lead them, learn to thrive.

Morgan Legge: Remote Work at Convert

This week I'm speaking to Morgan Legge. Morgan is a remote work evangelist at Convert.com, a personalization and A/B testing tool for enterprises.

Marie Prokopets: Remote Work at FYI

This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I'm talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera.

Josh Ho: Remote Work at Referral Rock

This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I'm talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera. Today I'm talking to Josh Ho, the founder and CEO of Referral Rock, a referral marketing SaaS company for every type of business, not just e-commerce. Josh began bootstrapping the company as a side project in 2014 and has since grown Referral Rock to a remote-first team of 13 doing over $70k/mo in MRR.

Schöneck Shoaf: Remote Work at 1 Second Everyday

This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I'm talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera. Today I talk to Schöneck Shoaf, the COO and co-founder of 1 Second Everyday, a mobile app that lets you record one second every day and then edits those seconds together to create a single spell-binding movie of your life.

Ben Orenstein: Building for a Picky Niche

I talk with Ben Orenstein of Tuple and co-host of the Art of Product Podcast about building a SaaS for a niche market with high standards.

John "Pliny" Eremic: Endcrawl's Unconventional Approach

I'm joined by the cofounder of Endcrawl, John "Pliny" Eremic. We talk about the unconventional approaches they've taken to bootstrapping their niche business, which automates end credits for TV and film producers.

April Dunford: How to Position Your Product

My guest this week is April Dunford. April is the author of "Obviously Awesome". She’s a positioning consultant, entrepreneur, board member, angel investor, and advisor. April was an executive at 7 successful tech startups and 3 global tech giants where she launched 16 products along the way.

Michele Hansen: Growing Geocodio

Michele is the co-founder of Geocodio, a bootstrapped SaaS that offers hassle-free geocoding for thousands of customers including the Associated Press, Amazon, Expedia, and more. We talk about their approach to delivering a great customer experience even when your product is an API.

Anne-Laure Le Cunff: Mindframing for Entrepreneurs

Anne-Laure is a founder, writer, and speaker. She studies neuroscience at King’s College London and also spends her time building products and writing about wellness, creativity, and culture at Ness Labs.

Sofia Quintero: Building EnjoyHQ

Sofia and I chat about the origins of EnjoyHQ and the challenges she's overcome along the way.

Ryan Singer: Shipping Work that Matters with "Shape Up"

Listen in as Ryan Singer and I chat about his new book, “Shape Up”.

Rob Fitzpatrick: Conducting Better Customer Interviews with "The Mom Test"

Rob and I talk about common mistakes people make when conducting customers interviews and how to avoid them.

Jack McDade: Creating a Memorable Product

Jack McDade is the designer, developer, and creator of Statamic.

Tyler Tringas: Alternative Fundraising Options for Bootstrappers

Tyler is the founder and General Partner at Earnest Capital, where he makes seed-stage investments in bootstrappers, indie hackers, makers, and real businesses.

Natalie Nagele: Wildbit's Rebellious Pragmatism

Natalie is the co-founder and CEO of Wildbit, the 18-year old bootstrapped software company behind Beanstalk, Postmark, and Conveyor. With 30 employees, 100,000+ customers, and millions in revenue, Natalie’s focus at the company is on culture and team happiness.

Lianna Patch: Using Punchier Copywriting to Increase Conversion Rates

Can the lessons learned through improv and stand-up help you convert more of your visitors to customers?

Laura Roeder: Transitioning from Services to SaaS

Laura's journey from social media training coach to CEO of a multi-million dollar SaaS.

Marie Poulin & Ben Borowski: Finding a Business Model that Works for You

I'm joined by Marie and Ben of Oki Doki. We chat about the pros and cons of Services and SaaS, the lessons they've learned building each kind of business model, and how to know which one might be right for you.

Applying JTBD to Make Products Customers Love – with Brian Rhea

I'll be back with more interviews next week, so this week's episode is an interview I did with Chad McAllister on his show The Everyday Innovator.

How to Provide What Your Customer Really Wants – with Brian Rhea

I'm taking a couple of weeks off, so I've got a bonus episode for you today. Earlier in the year, I spoke with Dominic Lawson on his podcast, "The Startup Life." We talked JTBD, work-life balance, and mentorship.

Laura Elizabeth: Launching a Product by Scratching Your Own Itch

Laura is an entrepreneur and designer. She’s the founder of Client Portal, a product that helps creative agencies manage the client onboarding process. She also runs designacademy.io which helps developers conquer their fear of design.

Alli Blum: Converting More Customers with Better Onboarding

Alli is an expert in copywriting and onboarding optimization for SaaS products. She helps her clients understand why some users bail on their trial and others upgrade. If you’re struggling with high churn or low activation rates, Alli has some wisdom you’ll want to hear.

Asia Matos: Getting Your First 100 Customers

Join me as I chat with fellow art-major-turned-technologist Asia Matos about how the Empathy Gap and how to dig into your SaaS product to find ways to close the gap and get your first 100 customers.

Andrea Hill: Innovation and Ethical Design

Andrea Hill is a UX Researcher and Product Strategist. She has lead Innovation efforts at companies like LexisNexis, ReadyTalk, and through her own consultancy, Frameplay. Next up for her is a fellowship with Code for Canada, where she’ll be embedded within a division of the government of Canada for 10 months. If you’ve got a complex problem in need of an elegant solution, Andrea is someone you ought to listen to.

Val Geisler: Writing Better Onboarding Emails

Val is the good kind of email marketer :) She helps companies write emails that people actually want to read and respond to. If email onboarding is an important part of your business, you don't want to miss this episode.

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