How Do You Effectively Plan Your Company’s Internal Training Programs

What is the purpose of internal training programs?  Plenty of internal training programs for employees are designed for bringing revenue to the business.  One of my biggest fears is that our team would become complacent. Chilling in their comfort zone. The sole reason I started DevriX was the opportunity to tackle complex enterprise-grade projects from different angles. That's how we started our marketing team and became a HubSpot agency partner. This evolved in a different vertical dealing with programmatic advertising and several other areas of proficiency. And I refer to myself as a "learnaholic". I study weekly, take on exciting,… Continue Reading

How Digital Consultants Bring Value to SMEs

Consultancy.uk reports a total value of $250 billion in consulting services across the globe. Small and medium enterprises are uniquely suited to receiving digital consulting service because: They aren’t far too small (solopreneurs and micro firms). This means a larger budget and larger impact per big decision, plus the lack of strategic know-how in every single area. Consulting is also “cheaper” than hiring. They aren’t large corporations that happen to have the source to hire larger teams (or agencies) to handle different business activities. That’s not to say that consultants can’t assist individuals (influencers, entrepreneurs) or large companies. But before… Continue Reading

7 Factors to Consider Before Scaling Your Business Towards Growth

While the global corporate community world aims for rapid growth, scaling your business towards growth does not come easy. In fact, not everyone is suitable for growth. This is the main paradox the startup community faces when it comes to venture-backed businesses. For instance, angel investors expect a profitable exit within 5 years of the founding round, preferably sooner. Different VC studies report anywhere from 4 years to 6.3 years on average. This requires a business growth plan that scales really, really fast, even at the expense of generating loss over the first couple of years. Loss is accumulated due… Continue Reading

Internet Marketing For Startups – Outsourcing vs. Building Teams

Internet marketing is one of the many online disciplines that don’t require education, certification, or any type of entry point that comes with the right background or experience. The same goes for content marketing, web design, web development, advertising, PR - you name it. It’s not the same for medical professionals and lawyers - which is why we don’t deal with these problems in the first place. Sure, some are better and more experienced than others, but you know that they’ve studied hard and gone to some of the best medical or law schools in order to land a job in the first… Continue Reading

The 35 Biggest Business Challenges Growing Companies Face

Growing a business is complicated. According to SBE Council, 89% of all businesses employ fewer than 20 employees. And scaling a company further is contingent on solving a number of business challenges -- most of those being common across all organizations out there. Businesses in their first year or two, under 10 to 20 employees, and making less than $500,000 in revenue are still validating their business model. Once a certain sense of stability is met, several repetitive challenges keep haunting organizations, over and over again. [optin-monster-shortcode id="bvo0dmszdzz4j6ua2ljr"] Which is why I've compiled this comprehensive list of the most impactful… Continue Reading

How Remote Teams Work Together

Working remotely is about mutual trust. It’s the same as assessing the security of your home, the reliability of your office job, or the viability of your relationship. If you don’t care, you’ll lose. If you stress over it too much, something seems fishy and you may get burned again. I am a proponent of remote working in theory. And I’ve managed to build a team comprised of 70% remote employees. But I’ve also had to go over 5,500+ CVs and conduct over 1,000 interviews for the past 3 years. We’ve started 80 trials off those 1000 interviews and had to part ways with… Continue Reading

How To Prepare For A Software Engineering Job

Getting ready for your first software engineering job can be daunting. Developers are in demand, but gaining the minimum skill set for becoming competitive usually takes 2-3 years. The first job or two as an engineer could be quite challenging to land. The two most important things you need to understand first are: Your job cannot teach you everything. Learning through pet projects and continuous reading and practice is extremely important - especially over the first 5–8 years.Programming is a craft that relies on hundreds of parallel activities - understanding computer architectures, algorithms, data structures, networks, different programming languages and paradigms, effective… Continue Reading

Investing In Your Software Engineering Professional Development

I spent 3 years teaching Java at the high school I graduated at. I was used to technical training courses for organizations that had already adopted Java, as well as paid courses with students who were really passionate about Java. The high school gig was different. Students had a dozen other disciplines to prepare for! It was their senior year as well. Some of them were already employed as junior developers and rarely attended classes. Others were aiming for a job in a different field - front-end development, Python, Ruby. Needless to say, their commitment was diverse. How Software Engineering Curriculum… Continue Reading

Main Considerations When Working With Big Enterprises

Clients are not as different as you may think when working with small or big enterprises. At the end of the day, it is always about achieving results and communicating with the decision maker on the other side of the table. One important thing to note is that higher paying clients are often from larger organizations, and they are structured differently to small-scale businesses. Types Of Enterprise Businesses In terms of the organization structure, here are the types of enterprise businesses (small, medium and large ones) that are worth noting upfront: There are enterprises with thousands or tens of thousands of… Continue Reading

Why You Have to Target Non-US Markets For Higher Profits

Currently, the United States is the world's largest national economy. Its GDP for 2016 is $18,56 trillion, hosts the majority of the biggest companies in the universe (that we know of), and is notoriously known as the "land of unlimited possibilities." [caption id="attachment_12254" align="aligncenter" width="730"] GDP for the US over the years - source[/caption] It's only natural to target the US market when selling services, or products, and aim for a higher percentage of visitors, users, and customers living in the States. It's the goal of many entrepreneurs and a target for their marketing teams. A study quoted by Reference.com… Continue Reading