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  • Finding Direction – Software, Local Service

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  • Christine

    October 12, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Hello all, I’m a recent computer science graduate between jobs at the moment, and in my spare time have been doing a lot of reading and research regarding entrepreneurship. A colleague of four years and I have discussed going into business together, and have even gone so far as starting projects together. Nothing has gotten completely off the ground, largely because of our lack of direction and planning. We’ve been attempting to go the pure software route, but for a short while I’ve felt like don’t want to go that direction myself. My brother started a landscaping company a couple years ago and it has done very well, he’s currently looking for his first regular employee. Between that, plus everything I’ve read and seen about service-oriented business and the tech-related fields online, it seems that if my target is success I’m shooting in the wrong direction. As an example, I’ve seen many people say they’ll create apps or have apps created (that then generate some amount of revenue) for $25-50. For that to happen from me I’d have to complete them in no more than an hour, simply not possible. Compare that to the business of my brother and many others in my area. Even though there are many people competing, they’re all still booked beyond their capacity. My aforementioned partner seems very bent on taking a pure software approach. I really like programming and making software that serves a purpose, but he’s much more fired up about it. If he had 12 free hours a day over the next 10 years, I don’t think he’d want to stop programming. Lately I’ve been a lot more inclined to want to sharpen my businesses skills. Communication, making connections, closing sales, contacting customers – and using or creating technology that will aid me in those areas. We’re currently in a bit of a feud because he doesn’t see my point about competition, and seems to want to adopt a “build it and they will come” approach. He says “I want to make apps”. Quick edit: My strongest consideration right now is approaching business that could use our help creating/implementing software to help their business. My brother and a few of his business-owning friends have approached me about making basic sites, but considering how swamped they are I’m sure there’s more that could be done on the technological side to help them out. So after that background information, I’ve got a couple of questions for general discussion: If you’ve been in partnerships, how do you settle disputes? Have you ever struggled finding direction, especially in the beginning? Has anyone here had success in starting a tech-related business? It doesn’t have to be software development specifically. How do you ultimately decide what to go into? Thanks! – by hq overview Celerfot – –

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