Barnacles is a link-aggregation site for small, self-funded businesses that define success on their own terms. The goal is to continue and grow the generous, collaborative community that gathers at events like MicroConf and BaconBiz. If you’d like an invite, message me here or put your email in the request queue that I’m rubber-stamping every few minutes. If it’s not your scene but you know someone who’d be interested, please take a moment to drop them a DM or an email saying, “Hey, I think this might be your kind of business community”.
My goal is to split the small entrepreneurs and other independent businesses away from the filter bubble of Y Combinator News for the same reasons I talked about in this blog post: the things that are interesting and good ideas for VC-funded moonshots are uninteresting to or dangerous for independent and side businesses. There’s a community of folks spending time on YC News because it’s the closest thing there is to what they’re working on; I want that community to have a dedicated home.