When daZZee shut down their Springfield office, I promised myself that I would not get so easily waylaid again. I’ve been enjoying my new job so far, but I need a way to get started with software programming. That means tools like software development kits and computers like a new MacBook or MacMini.
Any savings I’ve had was erased during the five weeks without a job and the first two weeks of the new job before regular paychecks started. I can’t use credit cards for many reasons, but the main one is that they are the tool of the weak. If you don’t have the money to buy something, credit cards enable your weakness to be satisfied.
So to start a business I need to raise capital in a more traditional way. The easy first step is the business plan–a list of what you need and how much it will cost versus the likely ways to get revenue and repay investors.
* Software development kit for the chosen platform. This is easy and free since most companies want you write for their platform. My choice is the Mac and that means…
* Platform. I need a Mac and, while I have three (!) they are all older G4-based machines. New software development can’t be done on a machine without an Intel processor.
* Training. That comes from books, the web and time, all of which are affordable.