At the start of this year, I went part-time with my current employer so as to get time to launch Jopogo, my independent web design and development venture. Concurrent with the lead-up to this decision, I bought a work desktop machine, signed up for a new web hosting account, read up on small business tax matters, registered a business name with the DCRA as a sole proprietor, and struck up a working partnership with Mike on my last trip to the Philippines.
As you can see from the links in the sidebar, I haven’t made a secret of it or anything, but I told myself I would get a few clients under my belt and settle into a steady income stream before I actually announced it here on HNBP. Suddenly, it’s ten months later, and here I am, with a few clients under my belt and managing to tread water income-wise. I’m not going to post an “X Things I Learned as a Newbie Entrepreneur” entry, as that’s been done by others, but I’ll say this: these last ten months have driven home just how important it is for an entrepreneur to be utterly fanatical about his business and the products or services he offers.
So yeah, here’s the official announcement. Jopogo is open for business, and has been for the last ten months. “We do web stuff.” I need a more original tagline.