Ok want to start my business which involves software etc. I Do IT at school so I do know a few things about programming but not a lot.
Now my Question is can I start a business like this, with me being a programmer myself, but go out and hire programmer to build my Apps? I realise all successful business men all started by developing their creation themselves then only after that did they get funding to make it big.
I want to just straight to the make it big part. Will this work?
AS for my skills I am an ok programmer but I do admit i still have A LOT to learn, so should I invest my time into learning how to be a better programmer or getting my business of the ground? Another thing is I am not at all good at marketing etc so i was planning on hiring people for that to. which leaves me wondering what will I be doing, is there anything left for me, are there any onther business people who outsource almost all their work?
Any advice will be appreciated thank you
You don't have to start building it youself and if you don't know how to program then its going to take you a good few years to get up to speed ... if you have the mindset for coding.
What you do need is a strong product drive and understanding. Understand your customers, what they need and why and be able to translate this to your developers. This skill is far more important than basic programming skill.
So to answer your question focus on getting the business off the ground, there is far more for you to worry about than that like:
So if your not a strong developer then I would suggest finding someone who is. You can do that through either
The most important thing for you currently sounds like you need to interact with people with an entrepreneurial mindset and are ahead of the curve than you. And by posting at this place you are already on your way! Congratulations!
If you like programming, coding, thinking, are passionate about technology, eager to know what stuff happens around the tech industry and have a zeal about new technologies and are a quick learner and are in your 20's I guess you should first try to be good in technology. You need not be a hardcore hacker, you need to have a balanced understanding of technologies with good hands on experience with a couple of them. This will remove your dilemma of 'heck, what will I do!!?'
Meet people! Only participating in such forums would not be enough. Meet people, make some contacts, get lessons in networking, fail, rise up, meet people, exhange your thoughts with others, have opinions and last but the most important of all ~ Dare!
You pretty much would need cash on hand to pay someone for a year.
There are businesses that contract out many of the roles in product development and marketing. You have to be good a business though, so take some classes, talk with others, give it a try and learn.
I recommend you to dedicate your efforts in understanding your business and your customers and not in learning how to make your product.
I don't know anything about your product but I think you can have a working prototype with a small investment.
You might visit some outsourcing websites: