Business Plan

PURPOSE
Use the first mile of job hiring to train and give new programmers real life work experience to help them find their first professional jobs during the first two years of their career. Extend that first mile to help people with other skills.

Art is the intentional act of using your humanity to create a change in another person. — Seth Godin

“If someone has those four things — work ethic, taste, integrity, and curiosity — I believe that you can learn anything in the world.” – Matt Mullenweg

STARTUP GRIND AND HUSTLE

Setup business.
Drive for Lyft.
Drive for Uber.
Scooter charging.
Use income to pay startup operating costs.
Build online store.
File for 501(c)3.

EDUCATION

Setup Curriculum Page

  • Software Development
  • Accounting and Business Taxes
  • Proposals and Grant Writing
  • Online Marketing
  • Business Startup
  • Public Speaking and Teaching
  • Creative Arts – Photography, Videography, etc.
    • Fundamentals of Light
    • DSLR Principles
    • Using Lightroom to Manage Workflow
    • External Lighting
    • Color Theory
    • Shooting Manual at Events
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator

Start developing curriculum.
Find someone to test curriculum.
Students can be local or remote.

FUNDING BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Receive 501(c)3 designation.
Write a simple funding request.
Write for grants.
Ask for donations.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Setup Phoenix guide.
Create handout for visitors to Phoenix to encourage them to visit the online guide and also learn more about us.
Create a simple Angular site with database to host an improved version of the guide.

Setup a staffing program.
Find recruiter(s) to help us out on commission basis.
Permanent placement first until cash flow buffer is built up.
Find external senior professionals to get hired out.
Use employment placement income to help grow programs and minimize tuition for students.

Use students and internal staff to support employers, our placements, and our employer’s software teams with technical knowledge to help them all succeed. They aren’t hiring our developer, they are hiring all of us.

Stay in touch and meet regularly with placed developers and employers.

Setup local teaching lab.
Setup a local development users group meetup.
Participate with and sponsor events like Desert Code Camp.
Regularly attend local development seminars.

Inexpensive certification testing center

Maintain extreme agility to keep up with teaching and supporting latest technologies.

ORIGINAL SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Create profitable internal and external projects.
Get student(s) to build projects to build experience.
Use software income to help grow programs and minimize tuition for students.

After they are trained and apprentice, get student(s) hired into contract or permanent positions.
After they are trained and apprentice, hire students to maintain and build new projects.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Help students create businesses of their own.

TAKE OVER THE WORLD

Use combined expertise to artfully develop visionary solutions to real world problems.