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E260: How AI Technology Levels the Playing Field for Small Businesses

by Sean Boyce

In this episode, Sean explores the advantages of bootstrapping a B2B SaaS product business, highlighting the unprecedented opportunity created by advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology. While many competitors opt for traditional VC fundraising, Sean shares how leveraging AI technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT enables small businesses to compete and even surpass larger companies with significantly more resources. With a focus on profitability, control, and scalability, Sean encourages listeners to embrace this new era of leveling the playing field.

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Key Points

  • Bootstrapping offers advantages over VC fundraising, allowing for control and flexibility.
  • AI technologies like OpenAI’s ChatGPT enable small businesses to develop impressive products quickly and cost-effectively.
  • Competitors still following the traditional path of VC fundraising risk running out of resources quickly.
  • The odds of building a billion-dollar company through fundraising are exceptionally low.
  • Building a profitable and sustainable business should be the focus instead of chasing unicorns.
  • Small businesses can keep up with or surpass larger competitors by leveraging AI technology.
  • Avoid the pitfalls of rapid growth and bloated teams that slow down results.
  • “Software companies are intended to be built to be scalable, and hiring tons and tons of people is not scalable.”