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Nashville team retreat: scary birds, country music, and a photo shoot

The whole team is on the show! Jon, Helen, Jason, Josh, and Justin are on the mics to discuss our recent team retreat to Nashville, Tennessee. If you're wondering what...

Paul Jarvis: gaining freedom by building an indie business

Justin catches up with his old internet friend Paul Jarvis. Today, Paul co-founded Fathom Analytics with Jack Ellis: a simple alternative to Google Analytics. Paul is ...

How Tim worked on side-projects for 10+ years, and finally went full-time (with kids)

Tim reached out after the Aaron Francis episode: "I wanted to pitch you on the idea of coming on the podcast and sharing my journey of building side projects for the l...

Startup coaching: helping founders and team members realize their full potential

This week Jon and Justin are joined by Marcella Chamorro. Previously, she worked in startup marketing but has recently transitioned to coaching founders and teams. We ...

Michele Hansen update: Section 174 and bootstrapping with kids

In this podcast episode, Michele Hansen (Geocodio) gives us an update on Section 174 and provides her take on "bootstrapping with kids."Michele explains you can be a p...

Should a parent with young kids try to bootstrap a new startup?

In this episode, Justin speaks with Aaron Francis about being a new parent and trying to bootstrap a startup. Aaron argued the other side of Justin's tweet thread: "Wa...

Why we hired someone new

Jon and Justin welcome Joshua Anderton to the Transistor team! Josh is an amazingly talented full-stack web developer (Laravel, Rails, Tailwind CSS, Alpine, and more!)...

Act now before it's too late: Section 174

Michele Hansen (co-founder of Geocodio) is raising the alarm about Section 174. This legislation could dramatically increase your tax bill this year if you're a small ...

This would kill our company immediately

Jon's back from his first real vacation in years. In this episode, we discuss how we've been removing inactive accounts on Transistor, SVB, Section 174, Revin is shutt...

One pepperoni pizza please

"I don't get it: if that money is for the government, how come the pizza place put it in their cash register?!?"(Jon is on vacation - our next real episode is coming s...

Super Fun SaaS Sales Tax (Part Deux)

Last week's episode hit a nerve! "The idea that every small software company in the world will be able to be in perfect compliance will every foreign federal, provinci...

Nobody in SaaS wants to talk about this

Sales tax compliance: nobody in SaaS wants to talk about it. Jon and Justin tried to do something about it and it turned into a nightmare. According to Stripe Tax, the...

The gang goes to Montréal

The whole Transistor team got together for a retreat in Montréal. Jon, Justin, Helen, and Jason chat about the experience. What should we talk about next? Twitter: @bu...

Jon & Justin reveal everything (part 2)

As a part of Transistor's 4-year anniversary, Jon and Justin answer your questions

Jon & Justin reveal everything (part 1)

Transistor celebrates 4 years since the launch

Bootstrapping in France (Baptiste Jamin from Crisp)

An interview with Baptiste Jamin, the co-founder of Crisp. Crisp is affordable, high-quality customer support software.

What's it like getting acquired by Spotify? (Dave Zohrob from Chartable)

An interview with Dave Zohrob, co-founder of Chartable podcast analytics

Patrick Campbell: why ProfitWell sold to Paddle for $200M

Competing with ChartMogul and Baremetrics, whether you should "go big," and why the market is important

Going from $0 to $2 million in ARR in 7 years (the Missive story)

Three French Canadians built a profitable indie SaaS

Taylor Otwell: the business of Laravel in 2022

Becoming a better leader, so that your product can grow and thrive.

Why Customer Support = Startup Success

"Customer Support may be the most under-appreciated role in SaaS."

What's it really like to work at Transistor?

We got the whole band together: Helen and Jason join Jon and Justin to talk about what it's really like to work at TransistorHelen, Jason, Jon, Justin, all squeezed in...

Founders' retreat

Jon and Justin are reunited in the COVID capital of British Columbia

Reflecting on 2021

Jon and Justin record one last episode for 2021

Brian Casel, of Bootstrapped Web, chats about his new app

Brian talks about why ZipMessage feels different than his other SaaS projects

What does my daughter think of the podcast industry?

Justin interviews his daughter about podcast ads, women in podcasting, and how to attract more young listeners.

A few questions

We answer listener questions about bootstrapping, SaaS, and partnerships

Why should we care about our customers' feelings?

Get inspired to interview customers (with Michele Hansen)

This is a big step for us

Plus, what's with this summer SaaS slowdown?

Is venture capital bad?

Talking about venture capital with guest Spencer Fry (Podia)

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