Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Grove Hill Software is born

Well, this is my first post. Last week, I started my own software consulting company named Grove Hill Software, LLC. It’s been quite a bit of work to set things up, but I think it will be well worth it.

Here are some of the things I’ve done so far:

  • testing the waters to discover what work was out there and what it would pay
  • researching the cost of and how to obtain benefits, such as health, disability, and worker’s compensation insurance
  • the same for general and professional liability insurance
  • researching the options for the legal form of the business: sole proprietorship, S-corporation, LLC, and C-corporation
  • finding a lawyer and an accountant
  • deciding on a company name and actually forming the company
  • setting up a domain with email and webhosting
  • putting together a skeleton homepage
  • opening a company bank account

Here are some things I still need to do:

  • Investigate options for and set up a retirement account (SIMPLE, 401(k), SEP, etc.)
  • coming up with a logo (I have the advantage that my wife is a designer)
  • putting together a real homepage and overall website (the content will be the hard part)

I’ll come back and fill in more details as I go.


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