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Work vs Life vs Everything Else

Michele and Colleen catch up on Michele's conference talks... and try to figure out how she can get more balance.

Bonus: Pre-Episode Banter for 8/9/22

Folks seem to love our casual banter, so here's what Zoom captured on our backup recording before we started the actual recording for next Tuesday's episode.

Colleen vs the Cliff

It's finally August, and Colleen is coming up on the deadline for Refine to support her working full-time... or is it?

Starting a Business - Even When Your Family Doesn't Want You To

Ever had friends or family question your decision to start a business or discourage you from going full-time? Michele and Lucie Baratte dive into that in part 2 of their conversation.

Vision and Empathy with Lucie Baratte of Logology

Michele chats with Lucie Baratte, co-founder and art director of Logology.

From Side Project to Full Time with Damon Chen and Michael Rouveure

Michele chats with Damon Chen and Michael Rouveure about how taking funding from Calm Fund allowed them to go from working on their businesses on the side to full-time.

When Should You Let People Pay You?

Michele chats with longtime listener Vic Vijayakumar about how to get to the point where he feels comfortable letting people pay for his new shared SMS inbox SaaS, HeyTexting.


How would Michele and Colleen change each others' businesses? Why is Geocodio hiring now? And more on our Q&A episode!

Sales Mode

Colleen shifts into sales mode for Refine.

101 Episodes!

Michele and Colleen reflect on where they’ve come from and where they’re going.

The One Where the WiFi Goes Out

Colleen and Aaron gave their workshop at RailsConf! Well, a version of it.

Betting on Multiple Horses with Dan Rowden and James McKinven

Michele chats with Dan Rowden and James McKinven, hosts of the No More Mondays podcast, about how they each manage a portfolio of indie businesses.

The Water Bowl of Sorrow

Colleen's launch doesn't go quite as hoped.

Be a Champion with Zuzana Kunckova, Founder of Larabelles

Michele chats with Zuzana Kunckova, self-taught developer and founder of Larabelles.

Launching, Back to the Future Style

Colleen's new company finally launches its first product.

Positioning for Maximum Impact with Zach Goldie

Colleen chats with Zach Goldie, positioning consultant, about how to better pitch her product, Simple File Upload.

Founding, Selling, and Starting Anew with Adam Pallozzi, Exited Founder of Junior Rockers and Co-Founder of SleepHQ

Michele chats with Adam Pallozzi about the highs and lows of selling a business during the pandemic.

Don't Forget to Sell What You Have

Colleen and Michele discuss Colleen's marketing to-do list, and all things conference workshops.

Sales for Founders with Ben Orenstein, Co-Founder of Tuple

Ben Orenstein shares his hard-earned tactics for navigating enterprise sales as a technical founder.

From Learning to Code to Llamas

Michele chats with Marie Ng, founder of to-do list SaaS Llama Life.

Less Codesy Stuff, More Salesy Stuff

Colleen has 5 months until Hammerstone runs out of client funding. What to do, what to do.

Raising a Business and Family with Anna Maste

Colleen chats with Anna Maste, founder of Boondockers Welcome, about growing a business to exit while raising a family.

Finding Your Career Niche with Nate Berkopec

Colleen chats with Nate Berkopec, Ruby on Rails performance expert, about mindset and creating your own career path.

Special episode: Two additional ways you can help Ukraine

A quick special episode on two efforts we're involved in to help Ukraine

The Business of This Podcast

Colleen and Michele chat about the business of this podcast.

How to Use Twitter Effectively (feat. Arvid Kahl)

Michele chats with Arvid Kahl about how to grow your Twitter presence.

Workshopping Pay-As-You-Go Failed Payments

Colleen helps Michele work through a challenge with failed payments.

Selling a Business and Scaling Another Amidst Tragedy

A raw conversation between Michele and Jesse Hanley about how he sold his first business and scaled up his SaaS last year all while dealing with the death of his infant daughter Leia from Trisomy 13.

From Bodybuilder to SaaS Founder

Michele chats with Jesse Hanley, founder of Bento.

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