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Software company, best way to get new Clients without portfolio?

Odilon

Odilon

New Member
Hi,

My name is Lucas and I'm co-founder and software developer of software development company offering bespoke solutions.

With over 4 years of commercial experience in developing software I have decided to create my own company with my friend.

All software applications I have created in the last few years was build internally and here my problem arise. I cant really share anything in my portfolio as this will break the law so my portfolio is basically empty.

Is there any other way to get new Clients without portfolio?

Here is my website www.odilon.co.uk

If adding links is not allowed here just let me know, I will remove it immediately.
 
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brianj_hill

New Member
Hi,

My name is Lucas and I'm co-founder and software developer of software development company offering bespoke solutions.

With over 4 years of commercial experience in developing software I have decided to create my own company with my friend.

All software applications I have created in the last few years was build internally and here my problem arise. I cant really share anything in my portfolio as this will break the law so my portfolio is basically empty.

Is there any other way to get new Clients without portfolio?

Here is my website www.odilon.co.uk

If adding links is not allowed here just let me know, I will remove it immediately.
Hi Lucas, I've been in software development as a senior manager for almost 30 years so I understand your problem. The most successful people in this area I've come across go back to their initial companies because they have the knowledge and relationships. You can work with them on solving a problem. I know a guy who built a successful software development company and he used to be a Civil Engineer at Network Rail. He understood the issue and learned IT. It's all about knowing the business issues and having the relationships
 
Odilon

Odilon

New Member
Hi brianj_hill,

Do you think I can contact my previous Clients where I have worked for in my previous company? This will be the easiest way for me :)
 
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brianj_hill

New Member
Hi brianj_hill,

Do you think I can contact my previous Clients where I have worked for in my previous company? This will be the easiest way for me :)
Why not? After 4 years you will have a load of experience and likely trusted if you were a good employee. I'd go armed with a high level proposition and then go armed with a set of questions. What you really want is to have a clear Problem / Opportunity statement. Let's say you know how the systems are integrated and they are poor in some critical areas, you may have a statement that looks like "I can solve this problem for you in this way and you will benefit you by ........"
 
Odilon

Odilon

New Member
Why not? After 4 years you will have a load of experience and likely trusted if you were a good employee. I'd go armed with a high level proposition and then go armed with a set of questions. What you really want is to have a clear Problem / Opportunity statement. Let's say you know how the systems are integrated and they are poor in some critical areas, you may have a statement that looks like "I can solve this problem for you in this way and you will benefit you by ........"
Thank you, this is actually a great advice!
 
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