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SureSwift Acquires Social Media Star MeetEdgar

SureSwift Acquires Social Media Star MeetEdgar

We’d like to officially welcome our latest SaaS product to the SureSwift portfolio. MeetEdgar is a social media automation app made specifically for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and influencers to keep their social channels fresh every day, on repeat.

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First-Time Shopify App Developer Finds Success, and Then a Sale

First-Time Shopify App Developer Finds Success, and Then a Sale

Alex Dicketts isn’t the first Shopify Founder I’ve talked to (not by a long shot!), but his story is pretty unique. By being purposeful in his research and early development, he successfully designed a product that worked not just for the customer, but his own needs as a solo Founder– something I think every bootstrapper should pay more attention to!

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SureSwift Acquires Simple Purchase Orders, Expanding Shopify App Portfolio

SureSwift Acquires Simple Purchase Orders, Expanding Shopify App Portfolio

Shopify-based SaaS is one of our fastest growing business segments, and we’re thrilled to announce that Simple Purchase Orders is the newest member of our Shopify app portfolio. With Simple PO, Shopify store owners who work with dropshipping and wholesale suppliers can automate their purchase orders and inventory restocking.

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Personal Finance for Founders

Personal Finance for Founders

Earlier this year I asked our Founder’s Squad subscribers and my Twitter followers what topics they wanted me to write about in the upcoming months. Personal finance for Founders won hands down. That’s not a surprise — topics like how to get a mortgage without a W-2, how much to reinvest in your business vs. in retirement funds, and when it’s appropriate to start angel investing are things I hear come up frequently in the bootstrapped community.

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How Three Serial Entrepreneurs Went From Side Project to Scale to Sale

How Three Serial Entrepreneurs Went From Side Project to Scale to Sale

Mike Machado, Brett Owens, and Carson Gross are the founding team behind LeadDyno, and they leveraged their diverse set of talents over the course of nearly a decade to build this powerhouse of a product in the affiliate marketing space.

We got to chat with the trio recently about the story behind building LeadDyno, all the way up through their decision to sell the business.

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SureSwift Grows SaaS Portfolio with LeadDyno Acquisition

SureSwift Grows SaaS Portfolio with LeadDyno Acquisition

We couldn’t be happier to introduce you to the newest member of the SureSwift portfolio: LeadDyno. With dozens of integrations for Shopify, Wix, Bigcommerce, Stripe, PayPal, and more, LeadDyno is a powerhouse in the affiliate marketing space.

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Webinar: AMA with Wingman Founders Ben Latz and Piyush Puri

Webinar: AMA with Wingman Founders Ben Latz and Piyush Puri

Bootstrapped businesses often start as side projects out of necessity. Once a project hits a certain level of profitability, maybe you decide to go all-in to focus on maximizing growth. Down the road, maybe you want (or need) to work full-time on a different project of your own, and you move back to hustle-mode, or decide to sell the product. These are all phases in the Founder journey. Wherever you happen to be in yours, we think you’ll want to hear from Wingman Co-Founders, Ben Latz and Piyush Puri. 

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Scaling a Bootstrapped SaaS: How to Not Get Stuck at ‘One’

Scaling a Bootstrapped SaaS: How to Not Get Stuck at ‘One’

As a business grows, its needs change, and that means your role and the skills you need to bring to it change. The skillset you needed last year (or even last month) may not be the one you need today. You simply can’t expect to grow a business year after year without growing your skills (or hiring out for the ones you don’t have, or building it to the stage you enjoy working on and then selling it).

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