Office furnished. Discovered that the best ‘value for money’ furniture (i.e. cheap stuff for startups) in Bangalore can be found in a strip of shops on Infantry Road. Be prepared to shop-hop and haggle like crazy.
Office puja performed. Lord Ganesha invoked for an auspicious start and Goddess Lakshmi to help meet our revenue projections (again, the focus on money)!
Electrical and network wiring done.
Company blog launched. Ahem, you’re looking it. For everyone who has been thinking about setting up a blog but not sure what it takes – All you need is 1-3 days (depending on the content and structure), access to internet, a blog platform (I use WordPress) and ability to follow instructions. If you want your own domain, throw in about Rs. 300/month for hosting (I use Bluehost) and Rs. 100 upwards for registering a domain (I used GoDaddy) and you are all set.
Internet and telephone setup completed. In this day and age, I could find only one provider who had the infrastructure to get me connected. Disappointing. The silver lining – the decision-making was easy.
And the most exciting update – Offer made to the first employee … and accepted! Yoohoo!