Garrett Dimon is the founder of Sifter and author of Starting + Sustaining. We talked about finding an idea, validating an idea, and building your product. Our conversation started with this question: “What are the biggest misconceptions about running a SaaS product?”
“If you just want to create stuff, and write code, starting a business is not the best way to do that.” – Garrett Dimon
“I definitely thought I was would be able to do more development and design; but it’s not really like that” – Garrett Dimon
“People don’t describer their problems to us – they email us and tell us what they want us to build. That makes it difficult to see what their root problem is.” – Garrett Dimon
“We don’t compete on features.” – Garrett Dimon
“No is easier to do. Yes is easier to say.” – Jason Fried
PS: By the way, I’m working on something new called Product People Club. Go to productpeople.club, and sign up for the waiting list. I’ll have something to announce shortly!