Recent Podcast Episodes

#301: Haggling Over Celery

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In today’s episode we talk about negotiation. Charles shares a recent experience he had in negotiating an advertising deal, we talk about different situations where we have negotiated better prices or deals, different situations that we wouldn’t try to negotiate, and how we handle price negotiations when we are selling rather than buying. Continue reading

#300: We Tick Tock Tick Ticked

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Welcome to episode 300! 🎉 Today we respond to a discussion that happened on the Core Intuition podcast. They talked a bit about our conference, and posed some really good questions about why we are moving the show to Mexico, how using a beach resort as a venue might affect the conference, and a few other things that we thought would be interesting to people who have attended (or are planning to attend) Release Notes. Continue reading

#299: Can I Sign Up For That Job?

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Today we tackle a hodgepodge of topics including a small pre-event gathering we’re hosting at FemtoConf, Charles’ attempt to control costs by changing email marketing automation platforms, Joe getting his tax information ready for his accountant, and a key dependency of Charles’ business discontinuing a service he relies upon. Continue reading

#298: Is it Like Cholesterol?

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Today we answer a question from a listener who asks how we handle support (whether we use homegrown or third-party tools) and if it’s possible for an indie business owner (particularly one with customers) to go on an offline vacation. In our answers, we share some of the tools we use for support, our individual philosophies surrounding vacations, and some other considerations that we think are important when listener consider these questions for themselves. Thank you Keary for sending in today’s question! Continue reading

#297: Conversations Over a Coconut Drink

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Today we are pleased to announce Release Notes 2019, and this year it’s in Mexico! That’s right, your favorite conference about the business of software will be returning October 3-5, 2019 in Playa Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico. So mark your calendars, and listen to this episode for all the details. Continue reading