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Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.


Discussions is the place where the real conversations happen... jump right in


Before you make your first post we'd love you to post an intro to yourself and your business/product(s). This gives everybody some background context which helps keep the conversations flowing!

Interesting Links

Find something really great other Bootstrappers could learn from? Post it up.

Bootstrapped Podcast

The podcast that started it all! We'll post links to each episode here for further discussion.

Show Bootstrapped

Show & Tell is a place where you can show the products you've created and tell everyone a bit about them. This is also the place to request for other forum members to evaluate your product and provide some feedback.

Real-life Bootstrapped Meet-Ups

Sometimes it's great to just get out from behind that laptop and see people. It's even better when those people are have a level of empathy with your daily challenges. This category is for those bootstrappers who want to arrange meet-ups in their locality.

Buying & Selling

Buying & Selling is a place to post your bootstrapped business and side projects for sale and a place where you can post your interest in purchasing a bootstrapped business. Post, browse, and connect.

Bootstrapped Interviews

People who are important to our community of software bootstrappers tell their stories here. You can: