About

Howdy. My name’s Garrett, and I created Sifter, a hosted bug and issue tracking application. Sifter went live on December 4th, 2008 and became my full-time endeavor in July of 2010. During this time as a solo founder, I’ve learned a lot.

These are the chronicles of my trials and tribulations of running the business day-to-day. It covers managing support, business needs, design and development time, marketing, budgeting, forecasting, and even a little bit of technical stuff.

Everything I share should be taken with a grain of salt. This is all based on my experience and my philosophical approach to running our business. Some of it’s right. Some of it’s wrong. But hopefully all of it can help others in similar situations.

I also wrote a book called Starting + Sustaining about these same topics.