Open source and Small Business

My quest on finding insights

Small business facebook groups

Small business reddit community

  • There is no need for business to care about the openness of their software unless it is a clear benefit, many times it doesn’t matter at all.
  • Use cases are very generic, they work, yet the steps to do match what you need, are not clear, yet worst, most of the times you have no one to ask for help (because you’re on your own™ — or that’s the feeling).
  • Some open source projects are very good, yet to make them just work™ upfront costs for many small business are quite high and don’t make sense(since it requires customization and paid support).
  • Monthly support plans are generally not clear or they just don’t exist.
  • Some top of mind open source software is libre office / open office, (gnu)linux distributions and android.

My next steps

  1. List possible industries/niches where there are interesting small business to help.
  2. Rate them by online reach-ability (to make my work easier).
  3. Get to know them, understand pain points and help them. My one-on-one help strategy might work better there.

I believe helping others is the way to live. Technology Business is how I think that impact is broader. https://innovare.es

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Boris Aguilar

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I believe helping others is the way to live. Technology Business is how I think that impact is broader. https://innovare.es

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