Some of you may know that I ran Built With Bootstrap many years ago, which wasn't much but became a really nice way for folks to share the sites they were building using the Bootstrap CSS framework. (Please note, I was never affiliated with the Bootstrap CSS team - I did use the framework a lot tho at the time)
I'd always wanted to focus less on a specific frontend framework and more on bootstrapping startups, but never quite managed to get the time. One of the reasons that Bootstrap CSS became (and arguably still is) so popular is that it enables entrepreneurs and their teams to move faster towards getting something out in front of their potential audience.
That's why I'm super excited to evolve Built With Bootstrap into Bootstrap Forever, a community to help bootstrapped startups build and grow together!
Bootstrapping a business is hard, especially if you're running solo!
Seeking funding or a quick exit isn't everyone's goal. I want a community that values this sort of long-term approach and actively works to support each other. One where I can come and share my challenges and questions and get support, help, guidance and more from folks who really understand my situation, because they're doing the same.
That's why I've set up a free-to-join Discord – yes it's just me in there right now, but please come say hi 👋🏼 – where we can hang out and share.
This will sit alongside a new website (coming soon!) which, in good old BWB fashion, will serve to promote the best bootstrapped startups – yours! – completely for free.
I also believe that there's value here in joining with each other in a more intentional way. I'm putting together a plan for subscribers that will offer real value. I've already got a number of discounts and giveaways that are worth more
If that's also something you believe and want to support, please subscribe as it would mean I can spend more of my time supporting and growing what I hope will be an excellent community. I'm planning to get some exciting offers out on the table for subscribers very soon!
The big initial goal is to hit £2k/month in subscriptions at which point we'll be giving away a MacBook Air M2 to one lucky subscriber every month .
Subscribers will automatically be entered to win prizes like a brand new MacBook Air M2 every single month.
I hope you can see the value in sharing and supporting each other and that you'll come join us 😊