From Dwayne Wright - www.dwaynewright.com
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.
As you begin getting serious about starting up, it will help to have an idea of the number of people and the associated skills of the people you will need to make your company a success. Some of the positions may include programmers, a Web Master, a business person, a sales person, a marketing person and perhaps a human resources person.
If you are thinking about doing the moonlighting or single employee office setup, then this isn’t such a big deal immediately. However the time you do the work on your own, is time taken away from developing. For example, you can easily spend a week setting up an internet shopping cart for taking customer orders. This week is time taken away from product development.
In some cases you can barter services with another professional. I'd say that this usually does not work out. If it does work out for you, count your blessings ... but ... don't not make bartering for services a corner stone of your business. You will eventually become disappointed with the lack of results ... particularly when you need them the most.
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