The Micro: SaaS GTM Plans, Bootstrapping Funding Options & A Multimillion Business With No Employees

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We're out here with the second edition of The Micro, a weekly MicroConf newsletter where we’re curating the top reads and resources to help you learn about launching and growing your SaaS business.  

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The dream is real - bootstrapping a business to a life-changing level is possible. How would a $1M exit change your life? $5M? $10M? Or more…

Exciting news from the bootstrapped SaaS world this week, as Ben Chestnut, MailChimp CEO and Founder, announced that he will be stepping down from his leadership role after the acquisition of MailChimp by Intuit earlier this year. He’s coming out to MicroConf Local: Atlanta on October 18, so if you’re in town and want to learn more about his story - we’d love to see you there.

Before we dive into the goods this week, we wanted to let you know that we’re always looking for founders and subject matter experts with a great story, strategies and tactics for building a business, or frameworks and mental models to share with the MicroConf community. If you are interested in speaking at one of our events, head over to our Call for Speakers and submit a talk!

Here's what we're covering this week: 

  • SaaS Go-To-Market plans 
  • The Bootstrapper's Guide to Outside Funding
  • Running a multimillion dollar business with no employees

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Starting a SaaS business? There are 5 key components to launching your SaaS startup and getting your first customers in the door. 

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🎙 New On Startups For The Rest Of Us  

In episode 615, join Rob Walling for a solo adventure where he covers what makes a business bootstrappable (and things to avoid), cargo culting, and how large of a business you can build at different customer lifetime value levels. 

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🚀 3 SaaS Resources To Check Out From Around The Web

🔥 A Sneak Peek into MicroConf Connect 

Every week, 3300+ founders are chatting in our free Slack community. Here is a glimpse of what we're chatting about in the #coding channel: 

Do people generally publish a separate set of APIs for their app (web or native) vs the APIs that customers can use for integration? It feels like that would be the right approach, so that I can quickly evolve the app API without having to worry about backward compatibility. But it's at the expense of some repetition / management. - Poya Manouchehri

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