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Help me self-educate on scaling a small software sales team?

I have found myself in the fortunate position of having a somewhat senior role in a small, fast-growing software company. Because of my total lack of software/sales experience, I have this strong gut feeling that my approach is "winging it" and I would like to start understanding more seriously what I need to do. [more inside]
posted by sidi hamet on Aug 28, 2016 - 5 answers

How can I maximize my take-home working for a startup?

What kind of pay should I expect at a startup that hasn't hit profitability yet? Are my expectations realistic? [more inside]
posted by one of these days on Jan 26, 2016 - 5 answers

Optionally minded

I just received an offer for a tech job at a SF-based startup, with stock options. I saw this great Ask, which contains links to some valuable information on questions to ask. But I'm wondering: how many of those questions SHOULD a company be able to answer before I accept an offer? [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Jan 6, 2016 - 10 answers

From here to IT

It became apparent to me yesterday that I am going to want to find another job, and then also yesterday an old friend from high school said he would hire me. Lots more conversation needs to happen with my friend, obviously, but before it does I would love to have your advice on moving from FDA-regulated industry (foods, supplements, skincare) to IT (with very limited IT skills). [more inside]
posted by pH Indicating Socks on Oct 23, 2015 - 5 answers

Starting a software company, as an academic

I am an academic about to get tenure, but I'm thinking about an alternative career trajectory. In particular, I have an idea for software that (I believe) could be revolutionary, related to my field of study. I'm thinking of quitting my job to pursue this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2014 - 13 answers

Searching for small web app ideas.

I'm a web developer looking to build a 'micropreneur'-style side project but am short on tangible ideas -- everyone around me works in software, and we either roll-our-own or have hundreds of web apps already targeting us. Do you know of tasks in an industry that could be automated with software but aren't? [more inside]
posted by ragaskar on Apr 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Starting job, how do I establish good relations with my new coworkers?

I'm about to join a startup as a software developer on the 4-6 person tech team. What should I do, right from the beginning, to help make this a good experience all around? [more inside]
posted by kadonoishi on Jul 11, 2013 - 15 answers

Help me pick out "business casual" attire for an upcoming interview.

I have an interview coming up with a startup and was advised not to dress up and that "polished business casual is just fine." What should I wear? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Jun 7, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I launch my webapp?

How to launch a webapp that derives its value from a community when it has no community? [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Feb 9, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I compensate for sweat equity in a software startup?

How do I set up a fair system of compensation for people contributing sweat equity to a software startup? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on Oct 9, 2008 - 4 answers

3 guys, fresh out of college, looking for some financial advice on obtaining a developer for our startup

Two college friends and myself are looking to put together a mobile application start-up. We have the business end of the startup covered, but we need to find a developer to help us out. We need some financial guidance on what to do and what not to do. Should we pay a freelance developer, or bring someone on board with us as a partner? [more inside]
posted by drkrdglo on Jul 16, 2008 - 15 answers

Hiring at a bootstrapping startup company?

StartupFilter: A two-person software startup wants to bring on two developers, what can we offer them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2006 - 7 answers

How do I find investors?

How do I find investors to pitch my startup plan to? [more inside]
posted by Turtles all the way down on Jul 4, 2006 - 17 answers


After much soul searching, and a few good quotes on the green, I have decided to start nurturing a small web 2.0 company serving a small niche on the longtail. I have serendipitously stumbled upon an idea that I can't stop thinking about, am confident about, and am truly passionate about! I would like to think I am a saavy developer, marketer, and communicator. Unfortunately I am plain ole' dum when it comes to legal frameworks, financial structures, and graphic design. I am in the middle of the ocean, and quality services here are prohibitively expensive. Where can I find a good onshore lawyer, accountant, insurer, and graphic designer to solve my Rubik's cube? Are there soup-to-nuts consultancies that incubate small software startups like this? I need a wide array of advice and help concering: Advantages of onshore vs. offshore physical incorporation and data hosting, choosing a beneficial incorporation structure ( LLC, Partnership, etc. ), understanding my obligations and liabilities to subscribing customers, painless financial management, beautiful multiple-themed CSS templates for pre-existing XHTML pages, and stylish custom icon sets. I have devoted a bit of capital to this and would like to wisely invest in cool people that will complement my inadequacies. Can anyone steer me towards any quality sites, services, or partners to clear these important functions off my entreprenurial plate? In the spirit of Open-source, upon incorporation, I will issue an equity position in my company to the best lead.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 28, 2005 - 4 answers

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