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Arvid Kahl

I help founders and creators serve and empower their customers.

Being your own boss isn't easy, but it's worth it. Learn how to build a legacy while being kind and authentic. I want to empower as many entrepreneurs as possible to help themselves (and those they choose to serve).

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Aaron Francis — You're FIRED! — The Bootstrapped Founder 312

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Aaron Francis (@aarondfrancis) lost his job and gained a new outlook on life — or rather, he stepped into entrepreneurship for good. Aaron weighed his options, found old friends who were ready for new adventures and finally took the plunge that his supportive audience wanted to see him take.Building his platform in public got him here. The skills he developed along the way keep the customers coming. So, where will this journey take him? Aaron will share...

about 12 hours ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Who is Podscan’s ideal customer? Who should I sell and market to? And how can I find out who could be ideal, and what choices do I have to make when whittling down that list? Today, I’ll dive into finding the Ideal Customer Profile for my recently-funded yet still very-much owner-operated software business Podscan. 🎙️ Enjoy the blog post and the podcast Let’s start with where I am (in terms of understanding my customers). Honestly, I wouldn’t be anywhere...

5 days ago • 8 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Jessica Malnik (@jessicamalnik) deeply understands how remote work has changed the world of marketing and running a business. And fortunately, she's sharing her knowledge.In fact, we talk a lot about how to communicate right: with your customers, with your market, and even with your globally distributed remote employees. From preventing coworker burnout to customer engagement strategies and hiring for fractional roles, Jessica shares her valuable insights....

7 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Two months ago, I started tinkering on a new business. A few weeks ago, I created a company for it. A few days ago, I signed a document. And yesterday, a massive wire arrived in a (less-than-a-day-old) bank account. Podscan is now a real company that has been funded by the Calm Company fund — with a 6-figure amount. 🚀 Enough to allow me to press the proverbial NITRO button in the equally proverbial racing car that is this B2B SaaS business called Podscan....

12 days ago • 11 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Mike Taylor (@hammer_mt) literally wrote the book on Prompt Engineering. He paints a vivid picture of a future where generative AI could make our traditional databases look like ancient relics, and the role of developers shifts dramatically. Instead of crafting code, they could be steering the helm of AI-generated software, potentially dealing with the whims of a virtual 'petulant child.' Herding digital cats, really. Our chat pushes us to ponder the...

14 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, I’m a pretty okay developer, but when it comes to marketing and sales, I really need help. And for the longest time, I’ve held myself back. That ends today. 🎙️ Enjoy the blog post and the podcast My current SaaS business, Podscan, is at a point where some very important decisions need to be made. I’ve got something quite big in the works, and I’ll be talking about this next week in much more detail, but it made me think about the long-term needs a business...

19 days ago • 7 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Johannes Radig (@joradig) runs a SaaS from the Canary Islands — the most recent stop on a globe-spanning digital nomad trip. Johannes and I chat about building a software business for agencies, how hard it is to find just the right prices, and what traditional marketing efforts can do for indie hackers. We dive into Leadsie, the social media onboarding SaaS he co-founded, and how it is built as a calm and profitable business. Also, we both grew up in the...

21 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, We live in a world where new technology is booming, and those booms are heard loudly, like the AI explosion on everyone's mind lately – developers, entrepreneurs, and more. It's hard not to want to join the AI movement. Many of us worry that if we don't start using AI or building AI businesses, it will leave us behind. 🎙️ Enjoy the blog post and the podcast I want to discuss the straight-line bias, this fear of things slipping away from us and not being...

26 days ago • 9 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Tyler Tringas (@tylertringas) invests in bootstrapped businesses. Wait… Aren't those supposed to NOT take investment money? What's going on here? Alignment is what's going on. Where traditional VC's often have very different goals from founders, funds like Tyler's Calm Company Fund focus on helping niche software businesses that don't chase hypergrowth. Instead, Tyler supports those who want to build calm and profitable ventures. You know, the regular kind...

28 days ago • 1 min read

Podcast, YouTube, Blog Dear founder, Ever since I started building Podscan in public, I’ve received a lot of attention. And it’s been spectacular: I’ve found early users, prospects, customers, and cheerleaders. Apparently, when people see something get traction, they want to be a part of it. Besides the much welcome support on social media, this has also resulted in a few offers that go beyond monthly subscription revenue. Today, I want to share with you how I think about collaborating with...

about 1 month ago • 6 min read
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