Starting & Sustaining
By Garrett Dimon
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Starting & Sustaining originally began as a book and spreadsheet (https://get.startingandustaining.com) created to help people start software businesses. That evolved into candid discussions with people involved in software businesses in one way or another. Focused primarily on the trials and tribulations of launching and running a software business, Starting & Sustaining attempts to break down the hurdles to help you build and launch your own software business with less pain and fewer mistakes.
||CleanBrennan Dunn, Co-founder of RightMessage||Brennan is a co-founder of Right Message. In this episode, we talk about the path he's taken that led him to create Right Message and what he's learned about building and launching SaaS applications based on his experiences with his various products.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMathias Meyer, Co-founder and Former CEO of Travis CI||Mathias is one of the original founders of Travis CI. In this episode, we talk about the difficulty of leaving the company he helped start, and the challenges of moving on.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJaimee Newberry, Co-founder of Picture This Clothing||Jaimee Newberry is the founder of Picture This Clothing where you can print a coloring sheet and design a one-of-a-kind ready-to-wear creation that they send to you. In this epsode we talk about making hard decisions and creating space in your life for||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve McLeod, Founder of Feature Upvote||Steve McLeod is the founder of Feature Upvote, a SaaS tool to enable your customers to suggest and upvote improvements. In this episode, we talk about and compare his experiences running both a B2C app and B2B app and the value of having a part-time sys||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBen Curtis, Co-founder of Honeybadger||Ben Curtis is the co-founder of Honeybadger, a SaaS-based exception tracking application. Honeybadger is bootstrapped and profitable with three co-founders and is a great example of a team scratching their own itch.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScott Nixon - Co-founder of Happy Herbivore/Meal Mentor||Scott Nixon is the co-founder of Meal Mentor, a subscription-based vegeterian meal planning service. Scott handles the technology side of the business and works to keep the operational side of things humming with software.||8/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Goldman, CEO of Churn Buster||Matt is the CEO of Churn Buster, a SaaS app to help recurring revenue businesses handle failed payments better.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Andrew, Cofounder of Perch||Rachel is the co-founder of Perch, a small self-hosted CMS. She has some incredible wisdom to share about running a software company that's not based on recurring revenue subscriptions.||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTracy Osborn, Founder of Wedding Lovely||Tracy Osborn taught herself how to code and built Wedding Lovely through which she acquired some hard-earned knowledge about selling to consumers and the cost of managing support.||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Williams, Founder of Gowalla||Josh Williams has done a little bit of everything as far as building software businesses go. He started out bootstrapping some applications which eventually led to raising money and building Gowalla.||5/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThomas Smale, Founder of FE International||Thomas Smale is the founder of FE International, a professional web site broker. FE International helped me sell Sifter in 2016, and they were a fantastic partner. Having sold over 425 business, they definitely know what they're doing, and Thomas has an||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNathan Barry, Founder of ConvertKit||The journey Nathan has gone through with ConvertKit is amazing. From significantly missing his original goals, he continued to work and make adjustments to ConvertKit and his approach until he found the sweet spot. Since then, ConvertKit has grown incre||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCourtland Allen, Founder of Indie Hackers||Courtland is earlier on in the cycle of building a business, but he's on the right track. He's gained a ton of insight from past experiences, and now he's building Indie Hackers and talking to a plethora of other small businesses about what has and hasn||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRuben Gamez, Founder of Bidsketch||Ruben set out to help a friend find some software for proposals and, when he couldn't find anything, just built it himself in 2009. Eight short years later, and he's built a 5-person remote team working on it.||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllan Branch, Cofounder of Less Accounting||Allan is the cofounder of LessEverying, makers of LessAccounting. They recently sold LessAccounting and are moving back into traditional consulting and having a blast with it.||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrew Wilson, Founder of Plasso||Drew Wilson is a maker at heart. He's created many products with varying degrees of success, but they've all ultimately led him to where he is now, working on Plasso.||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Pigford, Founder of Baremetrics||Josh is the founder of Baremetrics, a tool for calculating and visualizing your SaaS metrics.||1/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNatalie Nagele, CEO of Wildbit||Natalie is the CEO of Wildbit, makers of Postmark, Beanstalk, and DeployBot, and it's where I work full-time these days.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJD Graffam, Serial Acquirer of SaaS Apps||JD Graffam runs multiple agencies and SaaS applications, including Sifter, which he acquired from me in Spring of 2016.||12/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTyler Rooney, Cofounder and CPO of Format||Tyler Rooney is the Cofounder of Format.com, a portfolio hosting service based in Canada.||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeldi, Founder of Balsamiq||Peldi originally set out to create a wireframing plugin for Jira but ultimately ended up creating a tiny empire of wireframing tools via plugins, downloadable software, and more recently SaaS.||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPat Allan, Creator of Thinking Sphinx and Flying Sphinx||Pat Allan is the maintainer of the Thinking Sphinx Ruby gem that interfaces with the Sphinx search engine. He has since turned that into a side business with the Flying Sphinx Heroku Add-on.||12/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnthony Eden, Founder of DNSimple||Anthony Eden talks about building and running DNSimple, dealing with fraud, and how exhausting it can be running an infrastructure product at times.||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Perham, Creator of Sidekiq and Inspeqtor||Mike Perham talks about open source, making a living off of software, running a business, and handling support.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome show, highly recommend!
Garrett and his guests provide some incredibly actionable and compelling content, spotlighting the coming trends and newest products to help you effectively grow your business.
Highly recommend listening and subscribing to Starting & Sustaining if you want the knowledge AND mindsets to get ahead of the technology curve (and reach your overall business goals as a result)!
Listen and learn
Garrett is the real deal, sit back, listen and learn from his wisdom.