Was talking to Sunil via the ole MSN. He started his own business, Insyst, back in the old country a couple of years ago. I picked his brain for some insights, and he generously he gave! Paraphrased slightly, they are:
- Decide whether you want to position yourself as an art guy who can program, or a programmer who can do art
Decide whether you want to do one-off project work, build a product, or componentized project work
Find a strong business development team to partner up to
If you want staff eventually, start writing davecorp methodology
After developing your methodology, think about how to hire people that can be transformed into mini-Daves
p>I never thought of writing down an actual methodology first. Usually you see this advice expressed as “develop a business plan“. It seems more effective, and even slightly more sinister. Mua ha ha ha!