Everything started with a simple question my wife asked me: you are so good at teaching, why don't you do it? Given that I will only ever work in my own term, I would have to organize everything on my own: incorporation, web site, stationery, advertising, the lot. Chiara's question was natural: well, you can do all that basically for free with Free Software, right?
Right. So, the adventure begins: the bet is that I will have a company, zero to profitable (that means with customers, bookings, etc.) in 5 days.
Today, the 11th of January, is when everything is starting. By Wednesday next week, I will need to have:
- Logo/Company letterhead
- A professional company web site
- A system to handle bookings
- A phone number
- A professional letter on the course
- A domain name
- Material to sell
- Corporate phone line
- Entry in yellow pages and white pages
I will keep everybody updated; I will obviously focus on the free software aspect of things. However, I will also cover some of the other points.
Wish me good luck! (And wish me a happy birthday too!)