I wanted to study software development in college so I could work for a huge company and make lots of money.
By the time I reached my fourth year of undergraduate school, I realized that I wanted to run a business of my own.
Although I planned to get into the workforce first, my end game was to use it as a means to slowly build a personal business. I looked for jobs that had a chance of upward mobility, especially if I could get invaluable training along the way. When my uncle died suddenly, I wasn’t expecting to get a call from the attorney representing his estate. The man told me that my uncle had left me $40,000 to invest in building my software business. I nearly cried tears of joy when the lawyer confirmed that he was being serious. This was the big break I had been hoping for my entire life and I jumped on it to not waste such a special opportunity. One of the first things I needed to do was find cheap office space to rent while I slowly grew my business from scratch. That’s what led me to a local business development center because I knew they could help me get my feet off the ground with the beginning stages. They also helped me find affordable office space to rent right away. It wasn’t in the best location, but I don’t have clients visiting my office anyway. As long as I can get to a location easily from my home, that’s all I care about regarding its location. Once my business grows, I’ll look for better office space to rent.