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Author: dsemmler Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 118  
Subject: Re: who does databases and Web sites professiona Date: 10/19/2004 9:55 AM
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ZLeg,

sorry if i offended in any way. just wanted to find some Birds Of A Feather. i hardly think The Fool is a great place for looking for prospects.

The only reason I mentioned it was so you were aware and did not get dinged by the Fool for promoting your business. Bill covered the topic quite nicely so I have nothing more to add that would be of any value.

i was more interested in comparing notes with folks on their experiences running businesses, costs, and such. is Fool inappropriate for those kinds of discussions?

Not at all. As I had mentioned, a friend and I are trying to get something going on the side. I have been involved in web-related design and programming since the mid-90's. It started while in college and I was messing with HTML and basic web pages. That evolved into working for the university while still in school and developing the Intranet.

After I graduated, I have primarily worked for firms developing web-based applications. This friend of mine began taking an interest in it as well and had a contact that was looking for a site. We decided to work on the site together and that led to the formation of our business.

To this point, we have not promoted our business at all and have only done a handful of projects. We have a few things in the works but all of our leads have come from our personal networks at this point. Our costs have been the cost of hosting and the domain name. Other than that, the only cost has been our time, which certainly has a value but we have not calculated that out as a cost.

Is there anything in particular that you would like to discuss?

dt
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