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Right well, a lot of time you have a good idea, and you want to get it on a school project, or a company. But many of the times there is no such curriculum or company. So is there a way where people would help you start a company.
Many many of the times companies like Google and Facebook has got tons of experience, but start up companies has to learn along the way. For instance, I might come up with a good computer application like Facebook, but how am I going to host such an application with the increased server load? I might refer to the server guy, or the IT guy, or give up completely. In other words people go with the safe choice and give up this opportunity. But what if someone can get you a company for under 100 dollars and share the percent revenue? Not a bad idea I must say.
Most of the time people think of company they think of bankrupt on the negative. But I really think that the company just go bankrupt, but not like you own us a few million dollar or something. Is it a bad idea to have a bunch of 100 dollars companies floating around? I wouldn't know. With this economy it's not right to just ask someone and set off the fishies into the water to test if the fish would grow.
Pay isn't everything, why not work on something you enjoy?
Well the problem with me is I am unable to make that final connection. For instance, I come up with an idea that you load a database with data to operate the computer. Similar to how computer boot up. You can write a program from scratch, or you can load the database with the set of instructions you need. Sounds pretty neat heh. So how do you use this system in the current day application? I have no idea. That's when I give up and release it above as a free idea for others to use. But one might be able to start a company with this idea.
Well, alright, no one is saying that they should start a company on a for loop, but you get the idea. I want to hear some ideas not just to earn money completely, but to know that this is a useful idea and have it bulletproof in efficiently completing a task. I can't say my ideas are 100% bulletproofed and even if I do create an 100% efficient application without earning money, I would be happy on the inside.
Usually, you pay for what you get, that's what money is for. We should invest smart, but not invest just to make money, that is how bubbles are formed. Many times good ideas are also ignored because they don't have backup, don't hate me on that one.
And don't go in this inflation and bump that chicken nugget to 100 dollars. Housing is also a bit expensive, but we are not communists. We don't retake the land or housing after a few hundred years, it is yours to keep.
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sorry but
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Long story short, is it possible to start a company with 100 dollars?
1. Alright, it could be a one man Rambo style, can the company be traded for stock? That, as well as the other "free software" out there, how do they function? Keep in mind the "free software" techniques in earning money.
2. So we need employees. We could have King Arthur or Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Anyway, these guys get paid and they help the software development or maintenance. I call them the monkey coders.
This is strictly on the software side, that and we cannot feed our stomach with code, keep in mind the beef noodle, and worship it.

Keep in mind:
Why would we pay 100 dollars for your software (ignore number 1 being not the "free software" type) when we can get 20 bowls of beef noodle.

Conclusion:
Automation.
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fredreload wrote:

Long story short, is it possible to start a company with 100 dollars?
1. Alright, it could be a one man Rambo style, can the company be traded for stock? That, as well as the other "free software" out there, how do they function? Keep in mind the "free software" techniques in earning money.
2. So we need employees. We could have King Arthur or Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Anyway, these guys get paid and they help the software development or maintenance. I call them the monkey coders.
This is strictly on the software side, that and we cannot feed our stomach with code, keep in mind the beef noodle, and worship it.

Keep in mind:
Why would we pay 100 dollars for your software (ignore number 1 being not the "free software" type) when we can get 20 bowls of beef noodle.

Conclusion:
Automation.


For $100? no. Not unless you are willing to be a service based business with yourself as #1 employee and work till you have enough money to reinvest in better equipment and better advertising. From there, you'll keep reinvesting until you can afford to invest in employees. From there, you reinvest until the business is profitable enough for you to sell it. Then you sell it at the age of 75.
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You can't pay for one hour of an experienced software programmer's time with $100. Talking about a publicly traded company worth $100 is completely absurd. This whole thread is nonsense.
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That's cool in all, but where you getting 5$ beef noodle bowls at fam?
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Fred, how 'bout investing in penny stocks or leveraged stock ownership in never heard of before startups? Let us know how you're enjoying unrelenting stress awaiting the dead cat bounce (Eastman Kodak, Ford....several years ago) of a poor choice stock so you can make pennies. Do you have a Dutch uncle who can take you under their wing, introduce you to the treachery of IPOs, short selling, options?

Ever think of becoming a sub-contractor for the US Government or become some damn state government minion? Chances are you don't even have to know jack-shit about anything. Just start networking, lying about your abilities to create greatness from thin air, have Kinko's photoshop a Masters Degree in God Only Knows what's Esoteric. Get some of your friends to write wonderful, insightful attributes about you using fictitious names & titles as references. This alone should get you a grant somewhere over here studying the overall affect / effect of chipmunk population growth in relation to acorn availability.

Whaddaya think? You're only limited by the lack of bullshit your mind might be capable of not generating.... -_^



V nothin' new here, dude. Re my posts everyone else on this site is/are aware of my content and take it for what it is. Now you are too.
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Fred, how 'bout investing in penny stocks or leveraged stock ownership in never heard of before startups? Let us know how you're enjoying unrelenting stress awaiting the dead cat bounce (Eastman Kodak, Ford....several years ago) of a poor choice stock so you can make pennies. Do you have a Dutch uncle who can take you under their wing, introduce you to the treachery of IPOs, short selling, options?

Ever think of becoming a sub-contractor for the US Government or become some damn state government minion? Chances are you don't even have to know jack-shit about anything. Just start networking, lying about your abilities to create greatness from thin air, have Kinko's photoshop a Masters Degree in God Only Knows what's Esoteric. Get some of your friends to write wonderful, insightful attributes about you using fictitious names & titles as references. This alone should get you a grant somewhere over here studying the overall affect / effect of chipmunk population growth in relation to acorn availability.

Whaddaya think? You're only limited by the lack of bullshit your mind might be capable of not generating.... -_^


you can't invest without a certain amount of cash to invest, and $100 ain't gonna cut it.

And talking of penny stocks? hahahahaha.. you may as well take your hundred bucks and go to the casino, cause your chances might actually be a bit better.

Most of what you're saying is being a scam artist and selling bullshit. And your bullshit stinks more than most.
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I bonds from the US treasury??
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serifsansserif wrote:


bemused_Bohemian wrote:

Fred, how 'bout investing in penny stocks or leveraged stock ownership in never heard of before startups? Let us know how you're enjoying unrelenting stress awaiting the dead cat bounce (Eastman Kodak, Ford....several years ago) of a poor choice stock so you can make pennies. Do you have a Dutch uncle who can take you under their wing, introduce you to the treachery of IPOs, short selling, options?

Ever think of becoming a sub-contractor for the US Government or become some damn state government minion? Chances are you don't even have to know jack-shit about anything. Just start networking, lying about your abilities to create greatness from thin air, have Kinko's photoshop a Masters Degree in God Only Knows what's Esoteric. Get some of your friends to write wonderful, insightful attributes about you using fictitious names & titles as references. This alone should get you a grant somewhere over here studying the overall affect / effect of chipmunk population growth in relation to acorn availability.

Whaddaya think? You're only limited by the lack of bullshit your mind might be capable of not generating.... -_^


you can't invest without a certain amount of cash to invest, and $100 ain't gonna cut it.

And talking of penny stocks? hahahahaha.. you may as well take your hundred bucks and go to the casino, cause your chances might actually be a bit better.

Most of what you're saying is being a scam artist and selling bullshit. And your bullshit stinks more than most.


Aw, well, you're thinking it's bad because you don't know how free app works. And if you do build a free app, chance is you don't need to make it a company as well. Yes I mentioned a company starter, I'd probably change the title to license for sale starter
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Got a few sensible chuckles out of this thread.

Well you need capital and to go around raising funds if you want to start off big. Or you can make the next Flappy Bird and become a millionaire overnight off the mobile advertising model. Lol
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Got a few sensible chuckles out of this thread.

Well you need capital and to go around raising funds if you want to start off big. Or you can make the next Flappy Bird and become a millionaire overnight off the mobile advertising model. Lol


Well, I'd probably come up with something original and it will have some sort of social or economical impact. But right, a million sounds right. I mean I am thinking of this app that would get me enough money for a car, or a house. At the third world country where we barely have enough salary to buy a car we'd probably have to come up with something like Flappy Bird 2 (No, not, gonna, get, there). Anyway we aren't poor, just looking for a good additional income. Well, not many app will become the next Facebook, but you can't blame them for trying, import, off, Facebook
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For $100? no. Not unless you are willing to be a service based business with yourself as #1 employee and work till you have enough money to reinvest in better equipment and better advertising. From there, you'll keep reinvesting until you can afford to invest in employees. From there, you reinvest until the business is profitable enough for you to sell it. Then you sell it at the age of 75.


This.

As someone who has a "project turned product" and is contemplating the idea of starting my own business, I feel like the OP has not thought about the overall aspects of what's involved in creating a company.
If anything, a company that started off in such a fashion will either: a) self-destruct within months or b) turn into a side-project that does not yield any profit.
Just for hosting to AWS alone, I am spending around $1,800 a month and have been keeping the RDS (relational database services) and the R3 instance (memory-optimized AWS instance) for well over 5 years; costs shifted based on testing and proof of concepts (data/memory usage).
Now I'm in negotiations to allow access to this service for $50,000 a month but will have to scale for stability (as it was not designed around business usage), I am looking at $17,000 a month to expand and have the necessary backup services in place to ensure the stability of the product.

The average cost to start a tech startup in America is around $18,000.
This is without getting trademarks (registering company name), registering as an LLC/corporation, and all of the legal stuff you'd be paying a lawyer to handle.
Of course, most people get too greedy and confident: they begin expanding the money they have any external capital.
Boom.
Hired too many employees without making sure that you could sustain their salaries when those two or three customers keeping you going decided to venture elsewhere and now the company is in ruin.

What you seem to be missing OP is that most of your ideas seem to be centered around the idea that getting these products or ideas out to the consumer world is cheap just because you can design an application and a related database to handle information.
Once it goes into the world where consumers start purchasing it, or when it's a business to business transaction, there are expected norms and legal expectations of how you manage that database.
From HIPAA to PCI compliance, you'd have to make sure that you pay close attention to how you manage data (in the United States, at least).
Just for PCI compliance (when credit card data is being used), it's often the case that you'll have to pay for an audit to get PCI certified.
That audit is roughly around $50-60,000 USD alone.
HIPAA audit will run you another $40,000 USD.
Both compliance methods will involve an on-site audit of your servers, firewalls, and company security.

Okay, sure, not all applications will be managing credit cards or healthcare records.
But there's always marketing, getting your name out there, having the equipment to make sure that you can sustain the product.
$100 won't even buy you a single server to keep a separate database server to keep things clean.
Automation has been the "in thing" when it comes to technology but there's also the expectation of speed.
An $800 laptop that has Apache and MySQL installed isn't going to be stable enough for a customer base.
If you're offering a service over an application, this is something you have to think about.
If the application (as a template to create another application) is what you're offering, you have to think about differentators - as there are thousands of products offering this on the market.
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