Brad Touesnard is a WordPress developer, designer, podcaster, and founder living in Halifax, Canada.


Developer Founders Should Start with Hiring a Developer

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.

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