TMBA572: 4 Things We’ve Learned From Building a New Software Platform

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We’ve been receiving a ton of requests recently from listeners who want to hear an “old school” episode, so this week Dan and Ian are jumping on the horn to talk about the progress that they’ve made with their remote jobs business Dynamite Jobs.

Since the start of the summer, we’ve been building a new software platform designed to make the hiring process a whole lot easier for entrepreneurs.

Just a few weeks ago, we finally started onboarding users into the platform.

So far the results have been remarkable, but the challenges immense.

In today’s episode, we’re sharing four specific things that we’ve learned from creating a brand new software product.

You’ll hear updates about some key figures in our business, how running a SaaS business has differed from a lot of our other ventures, and a whole lot more.

See the full transcript below

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Our vision moving forward for Dynamite Jobs. (6:44)
  • The new software product that we’ve been developing. (17:24)
  • The similarities and differences between SaaS and physical products. (25:10)
  • Why getting a CTO was essential for us to start building software. (35:50)
  • The emotional complexity of running a SaaS business. (40:01)

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
TMBA Masterminds
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Post a Remote Job
Simon Payne
Rob Walling

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TMBA557: Ascending the Staircase
TMBA564: The Knowledge Gap vs The Efficiency Gap Revisited (Again)
TMBA566: Why Do SaaS Businesses Fail?


This week’s sponsor:

Today’s podcast is sponsored by Woven.

Woven is an all-in-one calendar that helps you manage and blend both your work and personal lives, enabling you to spend time on what matters the most.

With Woven you can sync all of your calendars in one place, including Google Suite and Microsoft integration, create new scheduling links from directly within your calendar, and much more.

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Woven is a calendar for power users and those who are serious about their productivity, allowing you to schedule time with others and protect that precious maker time for yourself, all while giving you analytics so you can track your time and gain insights into your week.

Check them out over at and a huge thanks to the folks at Woven for sponsoring the show.

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Dan & Ian


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