Building a financial engine for your indie business - Justin Jackson

In this episode I have a returning guest, someone who is a keystone of the bootstrapping community, it’s Justin Jackson, co-founder of Transistor, MegaMaker and more. Today we have an unstructured but very useful chat about building a financial engine for your business. This is a topic that has come up countless times in my indie journey and I think it’s something that a lot of indie businesses don’t address as early and seriously as they should. There a ton of actionable tips in this conversation about how to manage your finances, building a solid, profitable business and what to do when things aren’t going well.

Get the extended episode here:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:45 James shocked by tax
  • 02:31 Profit first
  • 06:51 Building a financial engine
  • 09:40 Things falling apart with depression
  • 11:00 Desperation affects creativity
  • 11:49 How to build your financial engine
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Creators and Guests

James McKinven
James McKinven
Host of the Indie Bites podcast & founder of PodPanda.
Justin Jackson
Justin Jackson
Co-founder of
Building a financial engine for your indie business - Justin Jackson
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