There’s a lot more money involved in getting this project flying than I had originally imagined. Once I started to break down the costs I nearly backed down. But with so much support already, I feel like this is do or die time, meaning its time to go after some funding for what I still think of as my little project.
This has been a project that has changed my life forever. When I first thought up the idea I really had no idea how much effort was going to be needed on my part. All I wanted to do really was create some really cool software that could help make a lot of people’s lives easier. Now I just need the money to get it to them.
I had no idea of the number of bills I was going to have to cover to get this business up and running. I was having too much fun creating it to give it that much thought. Like someone just told me I was going have to drop a bunch of cash in business filing fees. That means a license and a whole lot of other stuff that’s important if you want to be a small business owner.
Then there’s all of these suggestions that I am going to need an accountant and a lawyer. The accountant to make sure I don’t break any tax laws I guess and the lawyer to help you with contracts. That part seems very important to me.
Insurance was something else I hadn’t considered but it costs a lot of money to insure a business, even a small one like mine.
Now it’s time to ask for the funding for all of this, plus the dozens of other expenses I don’t want to bore you with and my palms start to sweat when I think about. I have already built up a following and I have more ideas spinning in my head. Great ideas that I know people are going to be really excited about. After all of this hard work and planning, I would hate to have all go sour just because some suit decides me and my ideas are too much of a risk.
Unless you have ever built something up from scratch by yourself, it’s hard to imagine how it feels when all that sweat and hard work is now dependent solely on whether or not someone believes in me enough to take a chance. It’s nerve wracking and it’s put my stomach in knots for weeks.
The only thing that gives me hope is the knowledge that at some point everyone who is big in the software business, or any business, once stood exactly where I stand now. They got the idea, created it and just needed some money to get it up and going. I don’t have visions of being the next software super giant, I just want to be able to market and sell a product that I believe strongly in.