I recently finished my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and I am considering starting a business, and would appreciate some feedback on an idea I am kicking around for a business model. The business would offer web design and custom programming services, but with one twist- the business will be aimed at women as my target market. Im not saying that I will not work for men or have a problem working for men, but the business would be aimed at attracting women clients. Why women as my target market? 1. Statistically, women now use the Internet just as much if not more than men, and many of those women are starting Internet-based businesses. 2. Women are more likely to own or co-own a small family business and/or be work-from-home caregivers in business, which are the type of businesses I want to work for because of moral and ethical reasons. 3. I am a woman, and I think women in business would be more comfortable working with another woman for their businesss technical needs. The services I would offer would be: 1. Web design and development. 2. Custom programming. 3. Custom online auction template design and development and troubleshooting existing auction templates. 4. Consulting for standard business software applications, such as Word, Excel, QuickBooks, etc. Services would be offered to businesses in any location, and I would work with clients using the phone, email, IMs, etc. If you are a woman, I would really appreciate it if you would answer the following questions: 1. If you owned a business and needed a website, help with an eBay template, etc., would you rather work with a woman than a man, a man than a woman, or would it make no difference to you? 2. If you knew there was a woman in business offering the services above, would you contact her for help when you had considered doing so before, but didnt because you were not comfortable working with a man? 3. Would you be put off if the business had a cheeky fun name like Geek Girl Design rather than a more serious name, such as JMB Tech (my initials)? 4. Any other thoughts, questions or ideas? If you are a man, please feel free to offer any thoughts, questions or ideas about my proposed business model as well. I am totally open to negative as well as positive feedback, but only if it is offered as constructive criticism meant to be helpful. In other words, dont just say your idea sucks, tell my why you think it sucks.