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25+ Practical Tips for Running Your SaaS with Ed Freyfogle

Ed Freyfogle joins Benedikt to share more than 25 tips for running a SaaS business. Ed and Benedikt talk about tips for billing, marketing, product as well as general tips for smooth sailing in your business.

How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change

There isn't an episode of Slow & Steady this week. It didn't feel appropriate. Instead, Brian reads an essay from Barack Obama and a short snippet from presidential hopeful Joe Biden.

Launch Failure

Brian and Benedikt discuss Userlist's failed in-app messages launch, new competition, and Brian's recent progress on Headlamp.

Launch Mode

Benedikt and Brian are both in the zone as Userlist launches In-App Messaging on ProductHunt and Brian is making progress on the MVP for Headlamp.

Analysis Paralysis

Brian is working on Headlamp again, while Benedikt is scared of shipping a feature.

Userlist is a TinySeed 2020 Company!

Big news: Userlist is a TinySeed 2020 company!

The Walking Teddy Bear

Brian talks about his new puppy and gives an update on the job search. Benedikt talks about performance optimization whack-a-mole and shares thoughts on pricing of Userlist.

Email Marketing with Val Geisler

Val Geisler joins Brian and Benedikt to talk about how to approach email marketing in the midst of a pandemic.

Getting Into Shape

Brian and Benedikt talk about their weeks, including Brian's job interview progress and Userlist's new product development workflow based on Shape Up.


Benedikt shares some nice March updates for Userlist while Brian ponders what the changing environment means for his near-term plans.

The Distracted Founder with Tracy Osborn

Tracy Osborn joins Brian and Benedikt to talk about common distractions founders face in their day-to-day, as well as during the ongoing pandemic. They talk about how to identify distractions, how to stay focused, and how to find a good balance.

Raking Leaves

Benedikt is trying to get back in the swing of things and shares an experiment with live streaming. Brian is making the most of the simplified schedule and getting in a lot of games with the family.

Standup Comics

Brian and Benedikt resort to telling jokes to give their listeners and themselves a break from the information overload induced by worrying events and bad news.

A Lemonade Stand

Another super short one this week as Brian provides an update on the job hunt and Benedikt brings us up to speed on Userlist's taxes and his progress on a JS snippet.

By Any Means Necessary

In this short episode, Brian and Benedikt talk about Brian's ongoing hunt for a full-time job, as well as recent updates on Userlist.

Margins Are Good

FemtoConf is, in fact, sold out and Benedikt is working on the finishing touches of in-app messaging. Brian shares that he's going to start looking for full-time employment to build in a little more margin.

Is FemtoConf sold out?

Benedikt shares some updates about the tickets and the line-up of FemtoConf 2020. Brian is worried about sounding like a broken record and is considering to apply for a job.

The Joel Test for Remote Teams

Feature Audit is Dead, Long Live Feature Audit

Brian talks about the end of his involvement in Feature Audit and its (hopefully) bright future. Benedikt shares a bit of the struggles that they experience as an international founder team dealing with traditional institutions.

“I Love You on LinkedIn!”

Encouraging networking updates from Brian and a push to be more active on LinkedIn. Benedikt is getting into a good rhythm with working full-time on Userlist.

All Over the Place

Brian and Benedikt talk about a lot of things this week, including Brian's new resources page for remote workers, customer support, and about the pros and cons sharing revenue numbers and being transparent.

Packaging Headaches

This week, Brian explores some ways to create overlap between his consulting work and Headlamp, while Benedikt continues researching email providers and tries to build a Userlist npm package.

You’ve Got the Compass!

Brian and Benedikt are back after taking a break over Christmas and New Year's. They talk about some of their answers to the questions in the Year Compass and provide quick updates on what's going on with Headlamp and Userlist.

Feelin' it

We're winding down the year and gearing up for 2020!

Die Eier von Satan

Brian and Benedikt discuss recent developments in their businesses which include spammers, pre-sales, podcasts about remote work, and metal bands from the '90s.

We Should Get More Sleep

Benedikt has In-App Messaging close to production-ready and Brian's trying to figure out how to position himself to start the year with zero client work in order to focus on Headlamp.

Project Headlamp

Brian's "Remote work doesn't have to be lonely" project is picking up momentum and has a name and website. Meanwhile, Benedikt is happy about Userlist's performance in November but confused by JSON Web Tokens.

Grand Decisions

Brian is back from a week in the Grand Canyon and Benedikt has some exciting news about his time commitment to Userlist.

Building Branch with Special Guest Peter Suhm

Brian is on vacation this week, so Benedikt is joined by Peter Suhm of Branch. Peter and Benedikt talk about the history of Branch, how Peter got into building software products, as well as his experiences with Tiny Seed.

Trial & Error

Brian is inching toward being ready to start pitching his prototype to customers and Benedikt is feeling a bit uneasy about Userlist's trial conversions.