Does Size Matter?

From Dwayne Wright -

This is part of my ongoing series of articles about setting up your own software publishing business (cause FileMaker is very good option for doing that). This was originally published by me in a guide called FileMaker Software Publishing back in 2002.

One of the decisions that you want to make somewhat early in the process, is how big would you like your FileMaker related software publishing business to become. How big can you imagine your company in 6 months, a year, a couple years and so forth. Chances are that any business that only does FileMaker related work isn’t going to challenge Microsoft. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a successful FileMaker publisher or consulting firm with over 50 employees. Being small allows you to minimize expenses, minimize headaches and maximize control over your business. It also has limited profitability and can cause long hours when project deadlines get tight.

I mentioned before about a session I attended at the FileMaker Developers Conference in 2007 about multiple developers working on the same project. It was the most engaging session I attended at the conference. It has been an ongoing discussion at SolutionMakers (where I work) and all of us are itching to give a multiple developer project a try! Here is a link to that posting.


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