|I was thinking and trying to starting my own bootstrapped (read: very little money upfront) software business (not a consultancy) for some time.|
The situation as I understand it:
B2C. Lots of VC-backed companies which can afford to make their products and websites pretty. Expensive, I can't.
B2B. Selling to businesses requires a lot of sales work. Expensive.
B2D. Very crowded space, also a lot of companies with funding.
Is there still a place for single-person bootstrapped company which cannot afford to spend money or time on anything, but the product itself?
A little background: I live in the remote part of the world where most of the IT is doing local business support, and unable to relocate any time soon. I am also stuck with full-time job to support my family and repay mortgage. Laws here make it very expensive to employ people and nearly impossible to fire employees.