Brian Casel

Brian Casel

Teaching product skills at https://t.co/slTlMF8dXh | founder @Clarityflow | co-host of https://t.co/pXrCHLdDwe

Appears in 64 Episodes

Software founder life in NYC with Sam Selikoff

Sam Selikoff, cofounder of BuildUI, returns to the show and we talk all about NYC! New York City, one of my favorite places.  Brian and Sam’s conversation was recorded...

Building a Courses Business with a YouTube audience with Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell returns to the show where we talk about the business side of his work as a YouTuber and teacher of front-end development and CSS.  Brian and Kevin’s conve...

How Lianna Patch Reinvented Her Copywriting Business

Lianna Patch wasn’t thrilled with the work she was doing, who she was doing it for, and the lack of fun she was having as a professional copywriter. So she changed eve...

Fractional Product Management to SaaS Cofounder with James Lewis

I invited James Lewis on to help understand the idea of a “fractional product manager” (and we covered that) but it turned into James’ story of how we transitioned fro...

From Founder to Coaching Founders with Justin Ferriman

Justin Ferriman returns and we discuss his post-exit transition to becoming a business coach for other founders. Brian and Justin’s conversation was recorded on Novemb...

Teaching User Interface Development with Sam Selikoff (BuildUI)

Sam Selikoff, cofounder of BuildUI joins me for a wide-ranging (and sometimes technical) conversation about his journey as a software engineer, and his business teachi...

The Health Pendulum as Entrepreneurs with Jay Clouse

Jay Clouse, founder of Creator Science, returns to the show and we have a fun episode where we talk about our lives away from the cameras and mics to talk about how we...

Geeking out on Comedy with Lianna Patch

Lianna Patch is known as a fantastic copywriter. Why? Because she’s also a comedian! We talk about Lianna’s passion for the craft of comedy, her comedic roots, and how...

Teaching CSS to 800k YouTube Subscribers with Kevin Powell

I spoke to Kevin Powell, YouTuber and front-end CSS teacher about how he operates his YouTube content business and how he grew to over 800,000 subscribers.  Brian and ...

YouTube as a Business with Aaron Francis

Aaron Francis, creator of screencasting.com and prolific YouTuber returns to the show to talk all things video, screencasting and growing a business on YouTube.Brian a...

From Selling a WordPress Business to SaaS with Justin Ferriman

Justin Ferriman, founder of LearnDash, talks to me about how he started, grew, and exited from this WordPress business in the LMS space.  Brian and Justin’s conversati...

The Science Behind a Creator Business with Jay Clouse

 Jay Clouse, who runs Creator Science, joins me to talk all things creator businesses.  Brian and Jay’s conversation was recorded on November 8th, 2023 

Scaling a Fitness Coaching Business with Adam Gilbert

Adam Gilbert, founder of My Body Tutor, joins me to talk about how he scaled a personal fitness coaching business.  Brian and Adam’s conversation was recorded on Novem...

3+ Years of Nomad Life with Dru Riley

Dru Riley, founder of Trends.vc, returns to the show to talk about his life as a digital nomad for 3+ years.Brian and Dru's conversation was recorded on November 20th,...

Products vs. Creator Businesses with Aaron Francis

Aaron Francis, creator of screencasting.com and prolific YouTuber joins me to talk about his “Era of Maximum Effort”. We get into building products businesses vs. crea...

The Laravel Ecosystem with Ian Landsman

Ian Landsman of HelpSpot joins me to unpack all things Laravel ecosystem.Brian and Ian's conversation was recorded on November 3rd, 2023.

Choosing & Sustaining Product Ideas w/ Colleen Schnettler

Colleen Schnettler, founder of HelloQuery, joins me for a wide-ranging discussion around the question of choosing the right product idea to commit to as an entrepreneu...

Growing a Newsletter Business with Dru Riley (Trends.vc)

Dru Riley, founder of Trends.vc joins me to talk about building his Newsletter and Community business and the systems and processes he’s used to grow it.Brian and Dru'...

Rebuilding a SaaS from the ground up with Ian Landsman (HelpSpot)

Ian Landsman and his team at Userscape work on HelpSpot, a well-established SaaS product for customer support.  And after well over 10 years in business, they decided ...

Open Threads Returns!

Open Threads is returning!This is a quick update where I (Brian Casel) give you a preview of what's to come in the upcoming weekly episodes of Open Threads.  Plus a no...

Be Back in a Bit!

Hey! Just want to let you know that I’ll be taking a break (for a bit) from recording new episodes of this Open Threads podcast.But don’t unsubscribe! I promise to com...

Pivoting and Building Awareness for a New Product (in a Competitive Space) with J.R. Farr

Lemon Squeezy, the new platform for building SaaS businesses went through quite a few iterations before J.R. Farr and the Make Lemonade crew figured out what it is and...

Newsletter-Driven Entrepreneurial Exploration with Corbett Barr

I invited Corbett back on the show when I noticed he’s been picking up steam on his Substack-based newsletter, Starting Things. Clearly, he’s in the exploration phase ...

The Hidden Value Organizing and Attending a Conference for Fellow Founders with Tyler Tringas

Founder Summit was one of the best conferences I’ve attended because it’s built on the idea that a conference is really about the relationships, not the headline speak...

Creating Noteworthy Podcasts for Big Brands (as a business) with Harry Morton

Harry Morton, founder of Lower Street, is back on the show today to take us inside the creative process behind big brand podcast productions. These aren’t your run-of-...

Forming a Dream Team Partnership with J.R. Farr

In 2020, after a hugely successful run building and exiting MOJO Marketplace, J.R. Farr announced the formation of a “dream team” new company known as Make Lemonade. W...

Hitting the Creative Reset Button (in between businesses) with Corbett Barr

After building, selling and exiting Fizzle, a community and content-based business, Corbett Barr decided to hit the reset button. How? By deleting all of his social me...

Starting & Sustaining a Fund for Calm Companies with Tyler Tringas

From bootstrapping and selling a SaaS to… Starting a fund for bootstrapped SaaS companies. Tyler Tringas talks about that transition and what he’s learned since starti...

Talking Code & Product with Benedikt Deicke

It’s strange how little we talk about the code side of building and running a software business. So Benedikt Deicke, technical co-founder of Userlist, joins me to geek...

A Music Production Geek Out Session with Harry Morton

I’m on a quest to geek out with all my founder friends who are also musicians. Harry Morton shares a love for the combo of tech + creativity in music production. We ge...

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