Computer programmer are very close to computer program which they can make million dollar if their idea is really innovative and cool. Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin(Google) and Larry Page, Bill Gates and so on are all millionaire due to innovation computer program that they have made. Ian Landsman, creator of HelpSpot shared his idea based on his experience how to moving from programmer to entrepreneur.
Code is 5% of your business
One of the biggest issues I see is developers getting caught up in the code. Spending countless hours making a function perfect or building features which show off the latest technology. Now you have to write code to be in the software business. It has to be high quality code that isn’t filled with bugs or is insecure. However, the best code in the world is meaningless if nobody knows about your product. Code is meaningless if the IRS comes and throws you in jail because you didn’t do your taxes. Code is meaningless if you get sued because you didn’t bother having a software license created by a lawyer.
I see way too many entrepreneurs in the forums and blogs talking about code issues when they should be discussing and learning about the business aspects. Of course that’s harder then talking about code, but nobody ever said this would be easy! [Read more...]