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Welcome to Bootstrapped Web, Episode 84. Brian is back from MicroConf Europe and fills us in on all the great speakers he heard. Brian also spoke at the event. First up, we have updates on some of the things going on with our businesses.
Before we dig into the details on our businesses, I wanted to mention that our annual skiing/mastermind meeting is coming up in January. And this year we're featuring a West Coast edition, Big Snow Tiny Conf West, which will be in Beaver Creek, CO in February.
Big Snow Tiny Conf - Sugarbush, Vermont
January 25-28, 2016
The original, organized by myself and Brad Tousnard will be happening at the same house as last year, near the slopes at Sugarbush, Vermont.
On sale September 24th, 2015
Info and email list here: bigsnowtinyconf.com
Big Snow Tiny Conf West - Beaver Creek, Colorado
February 8-11, 2016
New! A BSTC out west! This one is being organized by Dave Rodenbaugh and it's happening at Beaver Creek, Colorado.
On sale September 24th, 2015
Info and email list here: bigsnowtinyconfwest.com
Our Business Updates
Jordan has launched a customized email template builder. It was a long time in development and Jordan often played the role of the user of the product while things were getting hammered out. This opens the door to several other additions to the CartHook platform, all of which will expand their customer reach.
Jordan is also looking to hire a full-time lead developer. If you’d like to find out more about it, email Jordan at email@example.com.
As both businesses look at the prospect of more outbound sales, a few resources have really struck home:
SaaStr - Hyperscaline Outbound Sales From 2 to 20M in 24 Months
Growth Everywhere - Sales Structure at SalesLoft
Growth Everywhere - Laura Roeder on Growing Revenue at Edgar
Brian is in the private beta phase of a content upgrade plugin for WordPress. A public launch is planned for the end of October. To find out more about getting in on that, check out contentupgrades.io.
Brian offers some of the highlights from MicroConf Europe speaker sessions including talks from:
Justin Jackson, host Product People
Sherry Walling of ZenFounder
Peldi Guilizzoni founder of Balsamiq
Rob Walling founder of Drip
Patrick McKenzie of Starfighter
Alex Yumashev founder of Jitbit Software
Rachel Andrew of Perch
John Ndege from Pocket Risk
Brain also discusses some of the good information exchanged in the attendee talks at MicroConf Europe. In mid-September, Brian will head to Norfolk, Virginia to be part of Brennan Dunn’s Double Your Freelancing Conference.
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