Today, I realized that I’ve been in business for myself for nine years. It took a minute for that to sink in.
Roughly nine years ago I quit my last full-time permanent job and went out on my own to do consulting. This was a decision based more on unhappiness with my situation than any drive to run a business.
My first big client told me that they couldn’t hire me for their project unless I was incorporated. So, after several hundred dollars to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a couple of hours of consultation with a lawyer and accountant, my company was born.
Having no idea what I was doing and certainly no long-term plan, that decision lead me to slowly morph from a one person consulting company into an indie software shop.
Just amazing where seemingly small decisions in life lead you.
5 responses to “Happy 9th Birthday Outer Level”
Hey Jon, congratulations! See how fast time flies when you are having fun? I just filed my first Mass. LLC annual report, so I have a long way to go. Then again, I still have a day job.
Congrats, Jon! Here’s to another 9.
Jon — Time flies when you’re having fun!
Congratulations on your 9th!
Next year for your 10th you should have an open house for all your users!
Congrats Big Brother!!! I am proud of you!