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Formerly Freelance CTO, now London's Software Consultant


#1

Hi all,
James is my name, I’ve done a couple of startups (one still going) and am currently moving into the consulting side of things.

On leaving my last startup at first I was a Ruby freelancer, then realised I was also providing the CTO services so switched over to Freelance CTO.

Since I ended up having to explain what a freelance CTO does I’ve realised that a CTO is simply a Software consultant who is full time (plus a few extra’s) I’ve decided to market myself as London’s Software Consultant.

I’m finding a lot of challenges in the sales side of the business (specifically, how to find customers when you don’t have a network and how to close).

James.


#2

Hey, interesting approach you’re taking there. M’afraid the only way you’re going to build that network is to get out there and pimp your services.

I take it you enjoy the consulting side of things and so you’re getting back in to that game by choice?

Either way good luck with it.


#3

Cheers, startups consume your life, currently I don’t have a worthwhile idea so consulting is a happy alternative (work on other peoples interesting problems).