News, trends and advice for people starting companies or those who want to work for them.

Startup Worries: When Your Software Needs People

black car fujji shutterstock
When done right, software is far more profitable than any product manufactured from physical materials: Once you’ve built your app or program, you can copy it an infinite number of times at no additional cost, whereas running real-world widgets off a production line will always cost you a certain amount per unit. Sure, you need data centers to hold customer data, and customer-service people to deal with bugs—but those costs are nothing compared to the resources and employees needed to… continue…