How to Turn Your Software Ideas Into a Side Business

Every developer has at least one or two ideas in their head about something they want to offer to the world.

Good software development has a codified process with specific steps. Skip a step at your own peril.

Software Business Creation is exactly the same. It has a codified process with specific steps. Skip a step at your own peril.

There are tens of thousands of blogs and websites with generic information on how to start a business. The problem is not a lack of information. The problem is too much information geared at a generic crowd without context.

The secret is having just the right steps done in just the right order to go from having an idea to starting and growing a small software business.

There are very specific steps to:
Determine if your idea will really have traction
Get your first customer that is not a family member or friend
Get your first 5 customers
Get to $1,500 per month

Then, if you want to go beyond that, there are different steps for getting to $10,000 per month and having it be your full time small business or $100,000 per month with a full fledged staff.

Each phase has a different and specific set of steps.

In this session we are going to cover the steps you can take to bring your project from an idea in your head to a $1,500 - 10,000 per month business.

Just like software development, if you follow the right steps, in the right order, you will come out with a great program.

Bring your questions and ideas about your specific situation. This will be interactive and you will walk away with worksheets and specific steps on the road to your side business.

Session Time Slot(s): 
Sep 12 2015 - 10:00am-Sep 12 2015 - 10:50am
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Speaker Bio(s): 
Jim Verzino is the founder of Eco Business School. He teaches green and socially conscious entrepreneurs how to start and grow their businesses. He has been a founder or co-founder of 4 businesses including the now closed Tools4PHP, which was a PHP script generator for processing web forms. Since closing Tools4PHP he has started 3 socially conscious organizations and advises many more.