DevCon 2015: Growing Your Business: Plotting a Course From One to Many - Mark Richman

Video created by mark_baum on Sep 1, 2015

    Mark Richman (Skeleton Key)

    Session Description

    Many of us started in our development career the same way – as a solo developer, working for ourselves. Few of us ever planned to do more than that, happy to work on a small number of projects for a small number of clients. At some point, many of us have encountered the need, desire or calling to do more, and to try and grow our fledging consultancy into a true business. We’ll use this session to discuss some of the milestones, choices and pitfalls that you’ll encounter as you plot and travel the course from sole-proprietorship to corporate entity.

    What you should know

    A basic understanding of simple business concepts (e.g., sole-proprietorships vs different corporate structures; employees vs contractors; income vs expenses) will be useful, but is not essential.

    Products & Technologies

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    What You Will Learn

    • How to recognize when growth is the right next step for you
    • Planning for growth and gathering necessary resources
    • Making choices  – weighing your options and making informed decisions
    • Avoiding pitfalls – using tools and proven strategies for mitigating personal and professional risk

     

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