The Longcut: A SaaS Business Podcast
By Ryan Crispin Heneise | SaaS Entrepreneur | Web Product Architect | Father
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The Longcut breaks down the illusion of the overnight success by sharing the stories of those who have successfully created, launched, and grown software businesses to solve a problem. In the fiercely competitive world of SaaS, Ryan introduces you to the brilliant minds behind the businesses we admire. You’ll hear perils and pitfalls, stories of staggering success, candid conversations, and what drives these owners, entrepreneurs, and innovators forward. Key themes we’ll explore include product validation, getting your first customers, how much of a MVP to develop, how to know when an idea is worth pursuing, how to run a SaaS company, tactical insights into creating an MVP, what to do if you don’t have a technical co-founder and any other of your SaaS related questions. If you like Akimbo by Seth Godin, Tropical MBA, SaaStr, Startups for the Rest of Us, Rework, or the Startup Chat, you’ll love The Longcut
||Clean011: How to build an MVP | Ryan Heneise||Episode 011: How to Build an MVP Welcome, Episode 11 of the Longcut Podcast, where we're busy poking holes in the myth of the overnight success. I'm your host Ryan, and today we're doing something a little bit different. I don't have a guest today;...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Selling Your Byproducts | Nathaniel Talbott||Takeaways: Sell Your Byproducts: Sometimes you have to operate a particular business for a while to recognize that a hole that exists in the market. If you're watching for it, you may realize that the hole is more valuable than the business you're...||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: The Long, Slow SaaS Ramp of Growth | Mason Hale||Today on the Longcut we’re talking with Mason Hale. Mason is the founder of TeamTopia. TeamTopia’s flagship product is SwimTopia, which helps teams streamline and manage the logistics of running a swim team. Proactively narrow down your niche...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Do You Need a Startup Accelerator? | Kevin Koym||Takeaways: What to look for in a venture accelerator. Much of the value in the top-tier programs—the most famous and sought-after accelerators like Y-Combinator and TechStars—has to do with the halo effect. You'll have contact and mentorship...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: In Search of the Perfect Business Model | Allan Branch||Takeaways: Beware of entrepreneurial enthusiasm. It can definitely drive your momentum in the early days, but it can also be exhausting. Do ride the wave when you catch it. But channel that energy into creating a sustainable business that will...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Is Your Next Business a Productized Service? | Brian Casel||Takeaways: Whether you realize it or not, you’re modeling entrepreneurship to your kids. That’s a good thing. Brian was an entrepreneur before he knew he was an entrepreneur. His upbringing in many ways prepared him for a career of...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: How to Validate Before your MVP | Ada Ryland||Takeaways: The very earliest days of a startup's life are some of the most exciting, but they're also arguably some of the most risky. Decisions must be made in the early days about all sorts of things that will affect the future of the business: what..||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Nathan Barry | Why Direct Sales is the Best Way to Grow a Small Software Company||Nathan Barry is the founder of Seva (formerly ConvertKit). I had heard about ConvertKit's story from Nathan before, and it really stuck with me. ConvertKit is an amazing company. They've had incredible growth recently, and it's easy to look at where...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Brennan Dunn | How You Think About Sales Makes a Big Difference||Brennan Dunn is the co-founder of RightMessage, and the founder of Double Your Freelancing, a community of freelancers and agencies, offering courses that help freelancers increase their rates and charge what they're worth. Brennan's latest venture,...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Shelley Delayne | Why Community is So Important for Entrepreneurs||Shelley Delayne is the owner and proprietor at Orange Coworking in Austin, Texas. I wanted to catch up with Shelley because she is someone who has remarkable insight into the psychology and the mental landscape of independent entrepreneurs....||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Ken Wallace | Create Value Early in Your Startup||Ken Wallace is the mind behind MastermindJam.com, a community of entrepreneurs who come together to support one another through mastermind groups. Mastermind groups are peer-led groups of 3-6 people who meet on a regular basis to help each other...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: Ryan Heneise | The Longcut: What's this all about?||The Longcut breaks down the illusion of the overnight success by sharing the stories of those who have successfully created, launched, and grown software businesses to solve a problem. In the fiercely competitive world of SaaS, Ryan introduces you to...||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A new favorite
Just found this new podcast and I love it. The subject matter is interviews with successful software business owners and how they got to where they are today. A lot of new podcasts go through some growing pains at the beginning, but the first few episodes of this one have been great. The host, Ryan, knows why we're here and keeps his questions and his guests focused on talking about the mistakes and the good decisions they've made in their businesses, but manages to still make the episodes feel like a narrative that's easy to follow. Great start, keep up the good work.
I love ryans interview style. He's really knowledgable and the episodes really give alot more substance then other business podcasts. Don't want too give too much away , do yourself a facor and listen to one episode. You'll be hooked.
A look into an entrepreneur's real backstory
An excellent look into the real story of what went into a successful business. Rather than "one day they founded a company, the next they're wildly profitable," every successful business owner has had a long path of setbacks, doubts, problems, stress, and uncertainty leading up to their accomplishments. The Longcut shines a refreshing light on the myth of the overnight success, and I highly recommended it for any entrepreneurs who're in the process of growing their own business.
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