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Looking to start a software company

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by mangaleswaran, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. mangaleswaran

    mangaleswaran Registered Member

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    Hi ,

    AM planning to start a software company at india ..I dont have much idea about it like how many teams we need etc...If anyone running a software company and looking to help me regarding this would be great .

    Thanks
     
  2. ahiddenman

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    You could start of small with a handful of developers and you could do the support side of things.

    Find a reliable team/worker on Freelancer.com or Odesk , Usually workers are alot cheaper on those sites :)

    Good luck with your venture.
     
  3. mangaleswaran

    mangaleswaran Registered Member

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    thanks hidden man...Looking for more ideas :)
     
  4. darkmonk

    darkmonk Regular Member

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    I own part of a software company. What kinds of questions do you have? What type of software company are you looking to start? Are you looking to do packaged product development or are you looking to be a project based offshore development services firm? You can't answer the question of how many dev teams, project managers, etc. until you know how you are going to market yourself and what kind of sales pipeline you can build. What kind of software platform, PHP, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, C++, objective c / iOS development?

    ahiddenman's advice is probably the best route until you figure out a business plan. Get your sales and marketing in order and let that dictate what resources you need and scale as your sales scale.

    There are probably 5,000 different ways to structure something depending on how big you want to be, how much capital you have to invest, what kind of existing contacts you have, how much experience you have managing software projects, etc. You need to figure out how you are going to differentiate yourself and how you are going to bring in business. You'll be competing against a ton of other firms in India, Russia, Ukraine, Phillippines, etc. There are firms that are set up to specialize in product development through the entire lifecycle, regulated software development for pharma/SOX/etc., etc. etc. The big guys have global sales offices in target countries so they can go on sales calls and get the business to then send back home. In lieu of that you can try to partner with some existing firms and get them to sub out work to you. I don't do this, but there are many firms that do. If you have friends or family already in the US, Europe, Canada, maybe they can help make contacts for you.

    If you have a better idea of what exactly it is you want to start maybe we can provide more specific tips.
     
  5. mangaleswaran

    mangaleswaran Registered Member

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    ACtually am planning to start a small software company by taking orders from outside and know what peoples needed . Am planning to start the company with coders who have good knowledge ....Around 5 peoples looking to hire first . The other team am planning to build is marketting team . The marketting team who can market from companies who already run a software company ..WE take their order and make it ..

    Thats what i have idea till now .. Let me know how can i improve those things
     
  6. scorpion king

    scorpion king Senior Member

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    Its too hard nowadays to get a project for a start-up firm and having 5ppl at work. First you need to develop contacts get a small project hire ppl according to your project needs. Just pretend, have a website. If you do it oppsite way it your case it won't help.

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    Select a fast growing industry for eg., logistics develope a software market that locally first. Fix your bugs and up-date it one you are satisfied with that market internationally.
    In chennai you can get talented SW's ppl. No mater how big or complex the project is you can easily handle. PM me if yo need any assistance setting up a center in chennai.
     
  7. PremOutshine

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    Well, we are software development company, Ajoft Technologies. We are open for any business consulting or any product development. Also, we might be able to help by making applications which include Cloud softwares, ERP, CRM, job portals, real estate portals, autocad applications, large scale eCommerce applications, Business Management Systems and SAAS, IAAS and business products development. Visit our homepage for more information. :)