This page serves as a resource list of the best blogs on bootstrapping a small business, either in consulting or software, or just about any other industry. These are the stories about the early days of businesses.
1. Business blogs
Founders at Work
by interview with Joel Spolsky
How Joel Spolsky Built Fog Creek Software
Business Success and Motivation
by Mark Cuban
How Mark Cuban built a successful software and Internet business
Starting Your Own Company
by Eric Sink
about the decision process for starting a new software product company
Business Tips and Advice
by Eric Sink
advice and tips about starting up software businesses
Marketing for Small Software Businesses
Series of articles on how small software companies do marketing
Software by Rob
A blog about lessons learned by a Solo entrepreneur, author of the The Micropreneur Manifesto
Do What You Love
Passive Income Doing What You Love
2. Some of the podcasts I listened to in the past
Long form interviews (about 1 hour each). Entrepreneurs you admire teach you how to build your business.
Startups For the Rest of Us
Podcast that helps software developers be awesome at launching software products.
Start and Grow a Global Business From Your Laptop.
Business advice for millionaires in the making by business coach Jaime Tardy as she blogs her interviews with millionaires on how to become a millionaire.
A weekly podcast for bootstrapped entrepreneurs who believe that to get to where we’re going, we must learn by doing. Hosted by me, Brian Casel.
Podcasts, blog posts with down-to-earth tips and advice for internet entrepreneurs.
Internet Business Mastery Podcast
An A-to-Z, step-by-step system for creating a purpose-based internet business.
Entrepreneur On Fire Business Podcasts
Daily business podcast that interviews today's most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs.
Side Hustle Nation - Empowering the 5-9 Entrepreneur
A podcast for people still working their full time job and hope to start a business on the side.
Podcast talking about how to do eCommerce sites and drop shipping business.
How To Quit Working Show
Features Lifestyle Fanatics who have rejected the idea of having a JOB and put lifestyle first.
Rise of the Entrepreneur Podcast
30-minute podcast that features a guest for each episode, real life interviews and stories with some of the world’s greatest entrepreneurs.
I Love Marketing
Podcast about marketing only, not tech. They guys are direct response marketing people, and they talk about new marketing ideas, direct mail ideas, lead generation, lead conversion, getting referrals, stick strategies, email marketing, psychology, books, people and even productivity.
Podcast for bootstrappers especially in software.
Podcast about moving out of consulting and into products.
The Creative Penn
Podcast about self-publishing books and marketing tips
Other interesting podcast shows are:
authority self publishing
the membership guys
social anxiety solutions
tim ferriss show
Hot Copy Podcast: Secrets of Successful Copywriters
James Altchutcher show
double your freelancing
side hustle school podcast by chris guillebeau
working without pants podcast
100kfreelancing.com by Chris Hawkins
996 Podcast by GGV Capital
The SaaS Podcast