Episode 19 – How to Build a Business as A Couple W/ Tara Howisey and Clay Green

Tclay-and-taraoday’s episode features Sort Smart Solutions Founders Clay Green and Tara Howisey. The couple from Portland, Oregon started their company while working a full-time job. Tara currently still works her full-time job at a landscape design company. Clay worked in the trouble shooting department for a semiconductor equipment company. A while after starting the company Clay quit his job to pursue his entrepreneurial endeavors full-time.

Their path down part-time entrepreneurship started after listening to the Smart Passive Income podcast that featured Dane Maxwell. They were introduced to starting a software as a service (SaaS) company with no idea, no development skills and no money. After a brief conversation and some research they both jumped in head first. Their story is full entrepreneurial and relationship lessons that will be very beneficial for any side hustler.

In this episode with Clay and Tara we talk about:

  • How to start with minimal risk
  • A honest review of the Foundation
  • How to start a software company with no money, no idea or development skills
  • What is the one thing that is always stopping you
  • What are the benefits and pitfalls of being in a relationship with your business partner
  • How to get paid for a software product before it is developed
  • How to find developers
  • How to deal with the emotional roller coasters of running a business
  • How 80s movies ruined relationships
  • How to build a business with a person you are in a relationship with
  • What is the one thing you need for a successful business and relationship
  • Why you should track your mood

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