Getting Started Questions

These are the basics you'll need if you're looking to be an entrepreneur and start marketing yourself.

5 Votes
2 Answers
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Getting projects for a software development startup?

I want to start a software company based mainly on web application development and designing. So my question is, to whom should I contact in a software company to get projects or how can i contact...

asked Nov 8 '12 at 15:26
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0 Answers
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How to split share at moonlighting stage?

Possible Duplicate: Forming a new software startup, how do I allocate ownership fairly? I have a business idea. I have talked to two other people about this and they are interested. We are about...

asked Nov 5 '12 at 08:17
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Bob
11 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
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Avoiding information overload and how to begin learning about entrepreneurship from one source?

I am looking to get into starting my business (my first) and have no idea where to begin. Is there an online class or resource that provides most of the principles and concepts I should learn and...

asked Jun 30 '14 at 14:42
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James Dowd
11 points

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I need to get the CE marking for my product, it's my first time so any ideas where I start?

My product is a electronic product , a lock system . I want some certificates for my product to show reliability etc. Anyone know what certificates I should get and how I start them, I don't know...

asked Jul 7 '14 at 16:07
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Fd
6 points

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1 Answers
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How much does it cost to create a game such as ESPN streak for the cash?

Hi, I'm researching everything about ESPN Streak for the cash game, since I'm planning to create a game of the same nature. I am more of a business guy, and don't know much about programming and...


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0 Answers
1.23K Views
I have $10K, programming, and some design skills. What business can I start?

I am a Python developer (web applications) who has some decent design skills as well. I also have $10K in savings that I can use to invest in a new venture.The only thing I lack is a good idea to...

asked Jul 16 '14 at 20:59
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David Schwab
6 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
1.49K Views
What is the low hanging fruit in driving traffic to a new website?

We are a few weeks away from launching our web app and getting marketing strategy in order.What are the "low hanging fruit" ways to drive traffic to a new website which isn't known or have any...

asked Jul 26 '14 at 02:12
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Fabiola Phillips
12 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
638 Views
How to do without a lawyer when launching your SaaS startup?

There are several things that are needed for a SaaS startup from a legal standpoint: Privacy policy Terms of service Contracts How can a bootstrap startup do these without spending money on a...

asked Aug 29 '14 at 15:55
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John Jackson
7 points

4 Votes
6 Answers
2.47K Views
Should I learn to code or hire a contractor?

I'm a marketing person with an idea for an app that I want to launch. Should I spend a few weeks or months learning how to code or should I save up some money and hire a programmer?Are there...

asked Sep 3 '14 at 21:55
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Doug Blackwell
22 points

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1 Answers
578 Views
Using personal credit cards to fund a new startup?

Has anyone risked using credit cards to fund their startup in the beginning? I have looked at other options like angel funding, bank loan, etc. But none of those channels is something that I can...


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1 Answers
639 Views
Outreach to potential customers in order to pitch consulting services?

I'm just getting started with a consulting business and don't have any clients or personal network I can tap into to get the ball rolling.Is it ok to cold-reach potential customers that fit my...


2 Votes
1 Answers
1.32K Views
Me vs. The Competition - in a niche business

How do I asses my potential competition (at an industry or market level) when working in a niche sector. I'm trying to price my services, but against what / who? I feel as if I don't have...

asked Mar 27 '15 at 09:50
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C. Alden
11 points

2 Votes
1 Answers
705 Views
Should I go for funding for a new startup or build a marketing business that isn't scalable?

I have two ideas. One of which is pretty open but will require new software and a marketing team. I will need funding for the software. The other I can build grassroots-style but will have to get a...

asked Apr 19 '15 at 19:31
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User34363
11 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
622 Views
I'm building an encyclopedia site. How can I ensure my new startup generates enough revenue?

I am starting a web encyclopedia in Nigeria but my fear is how to generate revenue with this online encyclopedia.

asked May 29 '15 at 22:08
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Hassan Sani
6 points

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1 Answers
629 Views
Are there any startup related classes / seminars in Boston?

I'm moving to the Boston area for a job and have to venture into building my business on the side. Since this will be a first for me, I would love to learn from the startup experts. Are there any...

asked Jun 29 '15 at 09:58
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Alvaro Perkins
1 point

2 Votes
0 Answers
1.02K Views
What is the key to securing a large investment in a project? How much should I offer the investor in return for his risk?

Let's say all of the following conditions are true: I have the connections needed to get audience with multiple multi-millionaires, although I, myself, am not one. I have, in concept, designed a...

asked Oct 27 '13 at 03:01
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Jonathan Todd
28 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
638 Views
Does age matter in leading a company?

I was thinking to start something of my own. Sometimes, I feel I am too young to get all this started. I think I need to be more experienced. Any suggestion guys, what should I do? I know this is...

asked Nov 10 '13 at 05:34
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Habi
111 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
607 Views
Low cost options for convertible desks that are both sitting and standing?

We're looking to get desks that fit both developer preferences: sitting and standing. All the convertible desks I've seen online cost $500 to even $1200.Are there any low cost options available?...

asked May 3 '14 at 19:58
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Jessica Logan
6 points

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7 Answers
1.32K Views
DIY Payroll Processing?

I have tried (and been rejected by) a few online payroll solutions. As I am about to start (very soon) working with real employees, I need to find a way to do payroll more or less manually (though...

asked Mar 30 '12 at 01:53
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Michael Trausch
135 points

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2 Answers
1.05K Views
Why should my partner keep me (the sole developer) as a co-founder instead of hiring a contract developer who has no ownership or revenue sharing?

A little background. I built an app for a friend's small business, it was his idea. I went to him when it was finished and told him it's a good idea and I'd like to turn it into a product I could...

asked Apr 3 '14 at 15:19
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Ryan Arneson
16 points