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EP17: How Nate and Josh got into software development

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EP17: How Nate and Josh got into software development
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Both Nate and Josh have a development background. In this episode we find out how they got into software programming which is a bit of a trip down memory lane. We also hear updates on Josh’s 6-week sprint and Nate’s ad-spy idea.

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A small ask for a big impact to the podcast

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A small ask for a big impact to the podcast
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Whether you’ve only listened one episode or all of them, we need your help to make the podcast better. Please give us feedback using the link below.

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EP16: Author Arvid Kahl on the audience-first approach to starting a business

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EP16: Author Arvid Kahl on the audience-first approach to starting a business
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Arvid Kahl joins the show as our very first guest. We jump right into the advantages of an audience-first approach to getting a business off the ground [topic of his new book – The Embedded Entrepreneur] and dive into Arvid’s backstory where audience is THE source of inspiration for his projects and ideas.

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EP15: Customer interviews and another level of validation?

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EP15: Customer interviews and another level of validation?
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Nate discusses his customer interviews with his new idea. Josh challenges Nate with a set of additional idea validation questions to think about based on challenges Josh has seen in churn and onboarding

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EP14: Nate the drop shipper!??

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EP14: Nate the drop shipper!??
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This week we learn about Nate’s new idea and the steps he’s taking to validate it. We’ll go through the one page validation strategy and what he’s working on now.

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EP13: To build in public or not to build in public

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EP13: To build in public or not to build in public
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This week we dive into the perils and positives of building in public. We talk to Nate about how much he’s going to share with listeners.

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EP12: 3 more ideas for our market-based validation

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EP12: 3 more ideas for our market-based validation
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The last 3 ideas have some pitfalls and some interesting research. Josh and Nate jump into analyzing the last 3 of Nate’s homework ideas and discuss next steps.

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EP11: Nate’s market-based approach to ideation [First 2 homework ideas turned in]

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EP11: Nate's market-based approach to ideation [First 2 homework ideas turned in]
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Looks like Nate’s ideation brain has been rewired a bit with this new approach to coming up with a new SaaS idea. Josh and Nate dive into the new process and assess 2 of out the 5 ideas Nate was challenged to come up with in 1 week

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EP10: Throw-down on approaches to finding a niche – Nate and Josh compare notes on research methods

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EP10: Throw-down on approaches to finding a niche - Nate and Josh compare notes on research methods
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Nate and Josh compare their approaches to assessing markets and looking for niches. By the end, Josh’s throws down an unique 1 week challenge for Nate.

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EP9: Josh’s ARR quiz- Nate learns how far off his market size estimates are

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EP9: Josh's ARR quiz- Nate learns how far off his market size estimates are
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Josh quizzes Nate on a game of “How much does that company make in ARR?” We find out how big some of these “niches” are and how to look at them differently.

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EP8: Our take on State of Independent SaaS 2021 – Part 2

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EP8: Our take on State of Independent SaaS 2021 - Part 2
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Josh and Nate give their varying points of view on the State of Independent SaaS 2021 Report. Part 2 covers the remaining 3 sections of the report about SaaS Metrics, Marketing, and Growth.

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EP7: Our take on State of Independent SaaS 2021 – Part 1

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EP7: Our take on State of Independent SaaS 2021 - Part 1
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Josh and Nate give their varying points of view on the State of Independent SaaS 2021 Report. Part 1 covers the first 3 sections of the report about the founders, companies, and pricing.

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EP6: Two ideas to validate and building a mentality of progress [Nate search update]

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EP6: Two ideas to validate and building a mentality of progress [Nate search update]
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We get an update from Nate on his search as Josh asks about recent ideas and projects. Nate wonders when it will “happen for him” and Josh talks about building skills and assets that one takes with you on your journey.

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EP5: Minimal-MVP Validation | How low-code can you go?

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EP5: Minimal-MVP Validation | How low-code can you go?
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Nate and Josh dig into their first listener question (woot!) regarding Josh’s use of low/no-code to validate product ideas

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EP4: Why, why why? Why start this podcast, Why SaaS, Why not other types of businesses?

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EP4: Why, why why? Why start this podcast, Why SaaS, Why not other types of businesses?
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Today Josh and Nate get into a lot of whys. Why did they start this podcast? And why is SaaS for them and why not other indie types of businesses?

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EP3: Josh’s failed startup that started him on the SaaS path

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EP3: Josh's failed startup that started him on the SaaS path
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Nate and Josh go back in the time machine to talk about UberNote and how Josh got his start in what wasn’t even called SaaS yet

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EP2: Continuing with Nate’s most recent SaaS ideas gone bad

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EP2: Continuing with Nate's most recent SaaS ideas gone bad
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Josh and Nate continue their conversation around Nate’s SaaS ideas. Today we go deeper into the challenges of positioning in a competitive space.

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EP1: Meet the guys + Nate’s first attempts with a SaaS business

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EP1: Meet the guys + Nate's first attempts with a SaaS business
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Can you believe it? Nate has more than 3 failed startup attempts! On today’s episode, Josh pulls out the story and some interesting nuggets on what works and what doesn’t.

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