Starting & Sustaining originally began as a book and spreadsheet 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.
January 15th, 2017 | 37 mins 37 secs
Josh is the founder of Baremetrics, a tool for calculating and visualizing your SaaS metrics.
January 6th, 2017 | 37 mins 38 secs
business, marketing, saas
Natalie is the CEO of Wildbit, makers of Postmark, Beanstalk, and DeployBot, and it's where I work full-time these days.
December 29th, 2016 | 50 mins 2 secs
acquisition, agencies, business, saas
JD Graffam runs multiple agencies and SaaS applications, including Sifter, which he acquired from me in Spring of 2016.
December 28th, 2016 | 48 mins 8 secs
domains, format.com, portfolio, saas
Tyler Rooney is the Cofounder of Format.com, a portfolio hosting service based in Canada.
December 26th, 2016 | 36 mins 7 secs
balsamiq, business, plugins, saas, support
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.
December 24th, 2016 | 32 mins 42 secs
business, flying sphinx, open source, software, sphinx, support, thinking 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.
December 22nd, 2016 | 33 mins 35 secs
business, dns, dnsimple, domains, fraud, infrastructure, saas
Anthony Eden talks about building and running DNSimple, dealing with fraud, and how exhausting it can be running an infrastructure product at times.
December 20th, 2016 | 37 mins 54 secs
business, inspeqtor, open source, sidekiq, software, support
Mike Perham talks about open source, making a living off of software, running a business, and handling support.