Starting Up a New Company

As some of you may already know, I recently left the company Design IT where I worked as the Technical Director for the past couple of years. I am not entirely leaving Dynamicweb - the other company I worked for - but won't be working for it on a day-to-day basis anymore. Instead, I'll hang around "behind the scenes" and contribute what I can when necessary.

I left Design IT because I started up my own company, called De Vier Koeden (which translates to The Four Cows with an ancient spelling). The past couple of weeks I have been working hard to get things going: there are lots of financial, legal and administrative things to do when you start a business ;-) Fortunately, most of the hard work is done now. I have a few legal issues to sort out tomorrow and then I am ready for business.

I also worked on the web site for the new company, located at Go check it out if you want, and please send me your feedback if you have any. It's not a huge web site and I haven't spent a whole lot of time on it yet, but it's a nice start of De Vier Koeden's web presence. Oh, and in case you're wondering: no, there are now cows to be found anywhere on the web site (yet) ;-)

If you're looking for an experienced .NET developer, consultant or trainer, consider hiring me. You can find full details on what I can do for you on the official De Vier Koeden web site.

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On Monday, March 1, 2010 2:29:17 PM Chris said:
Outstanding and good luck on the new direction!
On Wednesday, March 3, 2010 4:04:57 AM Kailash said:
Great Initiative.... Best Luck.
On Monday, March 8, 2010 4:47:00 PM Babak Mokri said:
All the best. As Romans say nothing is achieved without hard work.
On Monday, March 22, 2010 4:15:47 AM Jay said:
Congratulations Imar, i wish you good luck and i'm sure you'll do great... i hope you'll always find the time to keep writing those great articles and books coming...!!!

help those in need!!!
On Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:51:06 AM Tahir Naushad said:
Are you the only employee in this company? Do you plan to hire more people?

If you do plan to hire more people and the company will not be a one-man show then I have a suggestion for your website. Please don't mind if you don't like the suggestion. It is just my personal opinion.

You have used the "me" every where on the website, in my opinion it should be "us". As you said, this is a new "company" albeit with you as the only emplyee currently.

There are two reasons for this suggestion. One is just my personal preference :), more importantly to the clients it would seem that this is just one-man company and not many companies looking for consultancy or training for their employees would like that. They may want to see their consultants as a "company" rather than a person.

Just my personal opinion.

The website looks good though.

On Friday, April 2, 2010 8:17:52 PM Imar Spaanjaars said:
Hi Tahir,

I don't agree. Using the I form is a deliberate choice. Otherwise, my first point of a contact with a client would be a lie: "oh you're not the bigger company you claim to be. Goodbye". Replacing I with us on the day I hire my first employee shouln't be a big deal.

On Saturday, April 3, 2010 7:02:36 AM Tahir said:

Fair enough.


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