The following is a useful collection of links, articles and discussions on starting your own software company.Note: Many of these articles were discussed on the Slashdot technology web site. While some comments may be off topic or abusive, or simply childish, many others are quite useful. If you do not want to read hundreds of comments, then change the "Threshold" level to see only the highest rated comments.
- How to start your own software company.
- An article in Microsoft Developer Network titled Make More Mistakes, written by Eric Sink, who did indeed found his own software company. Here is the discussion of the article on Slashdot.
- Getting started with your own software company, from Eric Sink. Here is the discussion on Slashdot.
As a related point, here is a useful article on what Open Source software packages that can be used to run a small business.Wish you all the best in your endeavors!