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Lessons from 7+ Years of Bootstrapping ProfitWell with Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell sits down with John to share the peaks and valleys of bootstrapping ProfitWell over the last 7 years, including making $0 in year one, managing product/market fit, building a consulting model to help sell Price Intelligently, and going through 2 bouts with cancer.

Rachael Bassey on September 23, 2019 (last modified on September 19, 2021) • 1 minute read

For a while, Patrick Campbell was too embarrassed to refer to himself as CEO. 

The company was too small.

They didn’t generate enough revenue. 

They weren’t funded. Or growing fast enough.

All things that every bootstrap founder says to him or herself.

But, in the 7 years since founding Price Intelligently, now ProfitWell, Campbell has powered through most obstacles on his way to ushering in a movement around the subscription economy, including:

  • Making $0 in year 1
  • Working through product/market fit issues
  • Running a service/consulting in paralell with your software
  • 2 bouts with cancer

There’s a lot to learn here, both personally and professionally.


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About the author
Rachael Bassey is a community development specialist at Databox. She believes our silenced stories can change the world if shared. She loves to travel, volunteer and capture moments with her camera.

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