Starting and running  a successful  web development  business  Kay Smoljak The story of Clever Starfish
Hello.
No tech talk Just spinnin’ some yarns
Freelancing vs.  Small Business Only a subtle distinction
 
… the seed    is planted…
what kind of business?
get an accountant
partners  in crime
use an accounting system
you need a name
the starfish connection
it’s all about the money
now work it, baby
pretending  to be the boss
finding staff
keeping staff
rockin’ starfish
the geek  factor
not our best ideas
 
 
 
some better ideas
 
 
Thanks for listening! <ul><li>http://www.cleverstarfish.com   </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>Tech B...
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The story of Clever Starfish, presented at Web Directions South 2008.

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Starting and running a successful web development business

  1. 1. Starting and running a successful web development business Kay Smoljak The story of Clever Starfish
  2. 2. Hello.
  3. 3. No tech talk Just spinnin’ some yarns
  4. 4. Freelancing vs. Small Business Only a subtle distinction
  5. 6. … the seed is planted…
  6. 7. what kind of business?
  7. 8. get an accountant
  8. 9. partners in crime
  9. 10. use an accounting system
  10. 11. you need a name
  11. 12. the starfish connection
  12. 13. it’s all about the money
  13. 14. now work it, baby
  14. 15. pretending to be the boss
  15. 16. finding staff
  16. 17. keeping staff
  17. 18. rockin’ starfish
  18. 19. the geek factor
  19. 20. not our best ideas
  20. 24. some better ideas
  21. 27. Thanks for listening! <ul><li>http://www.cleverstarfish.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http://kay.smoljak.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/category/coldfusion </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA): </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.webindustry.asn.au </li></ul><ul><li>Port80: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.port80.asn.au </li></ul>

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