TL;DR – Developer founders going at it alone should hire a developer from the beginning so they can spend more of their time on things other than writing code.
I’ve been reflecting on how amazing it is to be a software developer with entrepreneurial ambitions in the times we live in. Today a developer can start a business by investing no more than their time. Have a software idea? Open an editor and start coding.
Thirty years ago if you wanted to bootstrap a new business, you either borrowed money or used your own savings to cover the startup costs.
But just because you can start a business by doing all the coding yourself and spending no cash, should you?
I don’t think you should and I’ll give you six reasons why. Let’s start with most important reason first.