Today is my first day as an official entrepreneur. Yesterday I packed up my PC, VPN, access cards and office supplies from my “day job” for nearly the past nine years. Within 20 minutes I was officially done — and on my own for real.
Until now BizzyWeb has been a “hobby,” but I’ve got entrepreneurism in my blood. I always wanted to have my own business, and growing up seeing my father work for himself certainly left an impression. When I got my MBA in 2003, it was in “venture management,” which is a fancy term for entrepreneurship. So it’s all been working up to this point.
I have tons of ideas of what I want to do with BizzyWeb now that it’s official, but right now I’m going to focus on the basics — finding new clients that need help building websites. I know from conversations I’ve had with friends, colleagues, clients and relatives that there are many small business owners who don’t have a web presence because it seems too complicated. Now, however, the technology has caught up so well over the past few years that it’s possible for even a small business owner with very little computer savvy to easily maintain their own site. My clients can login to their own pages via a web browser and add or edit pages just as easily as if they were editing a Word document.
I’ll be “tweeting” the experience of starting my company — and of course I’ll be blogging here with more lengthy discussions and posts. For now, it’s all about networking and getting some new clients to help. If you know anyone, send them my way!