Wednesday, January 03, 2007
New New Year
Happy new year, denizens of the Web and the Sakai-related. A new year brings in a new outlook and a clean slate. So far (the middle of the third day), I have managed not to do anything I regret. In the spirit of newness, I am happy to announce that I have formed a company called Aeroplane Software LLC and I will be leaving Texas State at the end of January to strike out on my own.
Texas State has been very good to me, but I have been jonesing to work for myself ever since I started my career. The great thing about working for a state institution is that the risk is very low. The downside is also that the risk is very low. I’m ready to find out if I can fly under my own steam. Whether I thrive or fail it will all be on me.
Effective immediately, I’m available for moonlighting: nights and weekends, small projects. Starting in February, I’ll be firing on all cylinders. I look forward to a whole lot more Sakai in the coming year.
We'll miss you around these parts, but I applaud your initiative. With great risk comes great reward, to misquote Peter Parker's uncle.
Let us know if there's anything we can do to help in the transition!
Having done this a couple of times: have fun, quickbooks pro is your friend, get an accountant for taxes, healthcare is important, and remember to incorporate (LLC, say) to avoid personal exposure.