Making the switch to my new business
Yep, you read right. No longer working for the man. Well, probably still working with the man, but hopefully now I’ll be calling more of the shots and getting to pursue the things that really excite me. I started a new web consulting business called Revel Software. Our bread and butter is doing custom web applications. Not just pretty web design, but sites that do something, like allowing you to interact and manipulate data and integrate with other sites. Sounds fun doesn’t it? If ever you or someone you know needs that sort of thing, you’ll know where to turn now.
Here are a couple of the steps to get my new business up and running:
1. The new computer
Of course any respectable software consultant is going to have a nice computer. I happen to prefer desktops over laptops because I like screen real estate. Here’s the breakdown of the computer I built.
- Rosewill R512 BK Black Ultra High Gloss Finished Steel MicroATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 400W Power Supply – $39.99
- ASRock H55M Pro LGA 1156 Intel H55 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard – $89.99
- Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz LGA 1156 73W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80616I3540 – $139.99
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL – $109.99
- XFX HD-467X-ZDF2 Radeon HD 4670 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card – $69.99
- Western Digital Caviar Green WD5000AADS 500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Hard Drive -Bare Drive – $54.99
- 2 x Dell ST2310 23″ Full HD Widescreen Monitor – $179.99
- Total: ~$1000
2. The new desk/cleaned up office
Since my wife also works from home we needed a clean office, which wasn’t working out so well. So we spent a lot of time doing that. I also decided to build a new desk to hold my new computer. That consisted of a solid core door 28″ x 80″ and two metal shelves attached for ~$100, see how to build it here.
Last but not least, I will probably be consuming lots of coffee during my new endeavor.