I don`t think my question quite fits here, but this forum seems to be informative and active, so I`m crossing my fingers that someone has some advice for me.
Very briefly, my conceptual idea is a business that helps other businesses outsource their work to [local?] highly skilled employees who would otherwise leave the workforce.
I think that it could involve a fairly technical website (maybe something similar to sologig) or possibly developing software. As you can see from my total lack of jargon, I know nothing about websites or programming. I am coming at this idea from being in the mechanical engineering field and thinking of how something like this business could be used to retain employees in a different way than what we typically consider "retention."
So, as a complete non-techie, I`m asking how do websites & software ideas get implemented? Should the person starting the business have some IS knowledge so that it can clearly be communicated to the web/software developers what is wanted? I did take a C++ class and develop a primitive website over 10 years ago, but I sure have no current knowledge. Would it be recommended to take some community college courses, or at least read up on web developing/programming on my own? I have no desire to really become a programmer or anything, but I don`t even know who does what - developer, programmer, engineer????
If you would recommend learning some new computer-related skills, what specifically would you recommend?
Thanks a million!