As most of you know, I have been preparing to officially launch my web design business for the past few weeks.

Anyway, I've been trying to plan my expenses - since I don't have any money to use as initial equity, I'll need to do some contracts to get the initial equipment.

First thing is a digital camera - obvious choice.

Anyway, what else would be a good investment? I hand code all my websites using Notepad2, so no need for a fancy editor. I use Photoshop 6 for graphics, and it does what I need fairly well.

I'd eventually like to get into doing basic work with flash, but that is a low priority right now.

A new laptop would defintaely be a bonus, as well.. But seeing as how I have a degree (or will have one in one more semester :P) in Computer Information Systems and ran my own custom PC business, I don't really need much help figuring out what I need in that respect.

So, for those of you who have been doing this a while - what software and gear has made your life easier, and increased the quality of your work?