For every pointless argument and meme shared on Twitter, now and then there is something which is really useful.
Or at the least interesting.
This happened a few days months ago when I saw this tweet about self-funded businesses:
Do you run a self-funded *profitable* business?
🤑 Let’s make a list!
👉 Reply with your website 🙂
Any type of business counts.
— Hiten Shah (@hnshah) September 1, 2019
What is a self funded business?
This definition isn’t really needed, but just in case: This is a business built using your own money directly. Self funded businesses are cool because you are in control. A self funded profitable business is even better.
Back to the tweet:
There were so many replies containing self funded businesses in the thread.
The only problem, it’s annoying to scroll through the entire twitter thread.
So I did what I always do when wanting to make sense of a large chunk of data:
I made a spreadsheet.
200+ self funded businesses
The spreadsheet looks a little like this:
If you want access to the spreadsheet, you’ll need to sign up to my email list so I can send you a sh!t-load of affiliate links of products I’ve never used.
Joke. I’m not that type of marketer.
Grab the list for free 👉 here.
I’ve kept the details in the sheet limited to:
- Business name
- Owner name/ Twitter handle (or at least who responded to the thread)
This list is not exhaustive. If you added your business to the thread and I’ve missed it, just let me know and I’ll add it. Likewise, if you run or know of a cool self funded business, let me know.
If you are looking for more self funded business inspiration, check out:
- Indiehackers – a list by category with MRR per product.
- StarterStory – interviews with successful entrepreneurs.
- Failory – interviews with the founders of failed and successful startups.