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Zero to Sold: How to Start, Run, and Sell a Bootstrapped Business

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Published June 25th 2020
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Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must to read book for SaaS founders

Zero to Sold is a very practical guideline for bootstrapping a SaaS business. Arvid shares his learnings and experiences very openly to the reader. As he says at the end of the book Arvid has written this book to someone who is in his place five years before he sold his successful bootstrapped SaaS business, Feedback Panda.

I recommend this book to anyone who has started or thinks about starting a SaaS business.
Ajay Kumar
Oct 04, 2020 rated it liked it
It's a decent book if you are a complete newbie to building companies. Ideal for people still in their job, and contemplating starting a new company.

Some sections are insightful (especially those around identifying a niche and building product for early audiences).
Kevin Dieu
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I began reading this when the author was working on it publicly over Twitter. He wrote a series of blogs that eventually became this book! There’s so many good nuggets in here and I recommend it for any SAAS founder, product managers, bootstrappers, aspiring founders, etc. Main nugget for me was his tips on how to structure customer calls - where they are now, where do they want to be, what’s stopping them from getting there?
Paras Dahal
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely recommend.
Steve Lamar
Dec 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book.

Arvid goes through every stage of the bootstrapped founder, with the backdrop of having built a successful bootstrapped SaaS with his girlfriend Danielle.

It is a great reference for anyone thinking about starting a SaaS or actively navigating their way through growing a bootstrapped SaaS.

The way he breaks the startup into different phases of growth (preparation, survival, stability and growth) is 🔥. It allows you to focus on any phase you are currently in but also explore th
Vlad Calin
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A truly wonderful book that cuts right to the chase, crosses the t's and dots the i's. Very actionable and straight to the point advice that is evergreen and doesn't rely on specific tools (like other business related books).

If you are a person with a technical background and an entrepreneurial spirit (either already started a business or dreams to do it), I consider this book to be a "must read" one, because it speaks our language (in contrast to usual business books that speak in a general voi
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Must read for entrepreneurs

Whether you are looking to start to build something or already have, this book is a must read. I would go on to suggest that people should start with this book.
Ashe Magalhaes
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Enjoyed it but dry at parts

Enjoyed the book, with the direct and practical language, but found it dry at parts. I think it could’ve benefited from more of a narrative around FeedbackPanda (more fleshed out stories related to learnings in book).
Ben Ford
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely required reading for anyone building a tech company

This is the best, most comprehensive, overview of building a tech company in 2020 and beyond. It covers absolutely everything you could wish to know in an engaging and thorough way. Must read!
Nat Miletic
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book for anyone running or thinking about starting a tech business. You would benefit from knowledge in this book even if you are not in the SaaS business. I have gained many valuable lessons that I can apply to my tech services ( venture. Highly recommended!
Nicolas Tourne
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read book if you’re interested in bootstrapping SaaS products.
Arvid explain really well all different phases your business can go through (based on his own experience).
Adam Ingles
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book for anybody after a blueprint for starting their own startup in 2020.
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