Bootstrappers Weekly

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The top reason most founders fail 

One word that may make all the difference Issue № 56 | Oct 2nd, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, I interviewed a founder recently who's sold four businesses on MicroAcquire. During the interview, I asked
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Three SaaS models from atypical founders

Medicine, relationships, and reviews get the SaaS treatment. Issue № 55 | Sep 25th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, If you want to sell a business one day, you won't find an easier one to sell than SaaS.
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Teach your teams to be customer experts 🧑‍🏫

Who knows the most, sells the most. Issue № 54 | Sep 18th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, Who knows (or should know) the most about your customers? Your marketers? They ought to know who they're selling
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Three lessons on recurring revenue

From products to services Issue № 53 | Sep 11th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, Many of the founders we interview seek recurring revenue. It's a popular business model because it's easier to forecast
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How much should you charge customers?

Founders share their monetization models. Issue № 52 | Sep 4th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, >> Is there anything trickier to get right than pricing? While higher prices can convey a premium product
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What does it feel like to get acquired?

Bootstrappers alumni tell all. Issue № 51 | Aug 28th, 2022 Hey there, Bootstrappers turned one this week! 🎂 Thanks for subscribing, reading, and supporting the publication for the past year. It means a
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Erm, can we talk? 😬

What to do when things get awkward Issue № 50 | Aug 21st, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, Remember the last difficult conversation you had? Perhaps it was with a spouse, colleague, or family member. You might
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Why success sells

Exploit the better effect. Issue № 49 | Aug 14th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, One thing you, me, and the other eight billion people on this planet share is a list of things to do before you die. Goals,
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Should you hire for smarts or experience?

Think twice about that first hire. Issue № 48 | Aug 7th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, When you're as big a movie fan as me, you can't help but see the clichés. One in particular sticks out: the
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Do you need a cofounder?

What our founders say might help you. Issue № 47 | Jul 31st, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, Ever wondered if it's worth finding a cofounder? After hundreds of interviews, we're still unsure. Some
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Are you a generalist or a specialist?

The answer could change your life. Issue № 46 | Jul 24th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, Ever heard founders talk about wearing “many hats”? The story usually goes: Founder launches a business in an area they
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Some wisdom (and a new business idea) from an 80-year-old

How much of your day is spent doing this? Issue № 45 | Jul 17th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, Admin. We all hate it, and yet we all have to do it. Just keeping our interview folders organized earns a
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New SaaS Startups with <$20k TTM Revenue For Sale 🔥

Figma-to-website in seconds, Shopify app for boosting image load times ⏱, contract management platform, and more! Platform for managing contracts and setting automatic renewal reminders with $10000 in
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New Mobile & Marketplace Startups For Sale 🔥

1:1 tech career coaches and interview prep, platform for simplifying influencer and brand collaborations, and more! Marketing suite for simplifying collaborations with influencers and brands with
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Why history isn’t always the best teacher

Change the narrative. Issue № 44 | Jul 10th, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, How did you imagine adulthood? A straight line from school to college to job or business? Many of today's societies push that
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Tweaks for weeks 🛠

It's the little things that matter. Hey there, How was your 4th July weekend? We're still slapping on after-sun and washing burger grease from our fingers. After shipping another batch of
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3 founder-proven ways to validate your ideas 

To build or not to build 🤔 Issue № 43 | Jul 3rd, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, Where do your ideas come from? The muse often visits me at night, just as turn the light off to sleep. It's a tad
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📣 MicroAcquire for Slack: The best listings, delivered to you instantly

Never miss an acquisition opportunity. Hey there, Time is seldom on your side when acquiring a startup. You're evaluating over 2000 potential targets and competing with over 150000 buyers. You need
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Can you play detective? 🔎

Why data-driven founders do better Issue № 40 | June 12, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, You've probably heard people describe data as an asset. From the NFL to Deloitte, data helps a wide range of
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There’s a fork in the road 🤔

Scare yourself rich. Issue № 40 | June 12, 2022 Hey bootstrappers, First, a HUGE thank you to everyone who gave us feedback last week. We're over the moon with your responses and already working