I’m almost finished a marathon podcast catchup session. Over the past couple of months I’ve been catching up on the 100+ back catalogue of the Startups For The Rest of Us Podcast. The podcast is focussed on helping developers, designers and entrepreneurs launch software products, and is ably presented by Rob Walling and Mike Taber.
Solo entrepreneurship or micropreneurship is a lonely existence, so having resources such as this podcast is an important tool to help inspire, motivate and inform. I rarely listen to a full back catalogue, but with few exceptions each episode is packed full of information that would be helpful to any entrepreneur who intends to bootstrap a solo software product. The advice is clear and well structured and more importantly, is backed by experience. So much of the Internet is packed with experts who clearly have little to contribute due to the fact they have no experience in the domain they are discussing. This is certainly not the case with Rob and Mike. Rob in particular is spearheading the interest in solo startups with multiple resources including this podcast, an ebook, an online community as well as a conference.
This podcast is a shining example of what can be achieved with the medium and is highly recommend listening for all those who want to bootstrap their own micropreneurial project. I just wish I had found it sooner.