Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs – Should You Launch a Startup Now?

Are you aspiring to become an entrepreneur and run your own business someday? If so, what have you been doing to prepare for the challenges that come with running a business and the skills required to be a successful entrepreneur? The recent recession has accelerated the professional growth for many who now lack the opportunity to join a promising organization as interns or juniors. The creative folks have persevered and identified progressive opportunities worth exploring to generate some revenue and possibly land a full-time career in entrepreneurship. Since college is rarely helpful to entrepreneurs, I would always bet on self-learning… Continue Reading

5 Key Components to Tick Off Your Checklist When Starting A Business

Starting a business is no uncharted territory – almost every inch of it has already been conquered. But not everyone was able to write a successful conquest; most of those who tried failed. For there is a universal truth behind the stories of those who were fortunate: success doesn’t come easy. There’s a ton of things businesspeople considered before they laid the first brick of their empire. But there are some things most people tend to overlook that can actually become cornerstones for success. What are the key components you must consider when starting a business? 1. Overcoming Fears and… 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

Sales And Business Development Tips For Tech Companies

Software engineers often think about starting a web development business of their own. We may be talking about a traditional senior software developer working on a product after hours. No exposure to marketing, sales and business development tasks at work. Traditional Computer Science degree. Complete focus on software engineering. Products Don't Sell Themselves They launch a product and probably sell through their own network or social media accounts. A couple of developers join the team, assisting with additional features, maintenance, deployments. Have you started your own business as an engineer (or considered founding one)? The beginning is always tough - you need… 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

Effective Hiring Tips (For Startups And Growing Teams)

There are fast-paced startups where execution is mission-critical. Then, there are the startups relying on an ongoing and regular business model - think of manufacturing or an ongoing type of activity that could easily take 60–80 hours a week. In other instances, freelancing may be a great model for a lean startup. The beginning phases of your startup have a lot to do with organizing a team and managing it. Here are hiring tips you need to remember throughout the process. How Hiring Works Below is a video I created on the 4-step checklist for hiring freelancers especially for your startup.… Continue Reading

The Lifecycle Of An Entrepreneur

The most genuine disappointment from entrepreneurship I’ve seen myself were former full-time employees who used to work in large corporations. There was the initial hype, desire, hustle, and dreams. This took a couple of weeks. The hard work and actionable enthusiasm followed. Another month down the road. Yet, results were nowhere to be found. This was just the beginning. Not only did reality strike hard, but it brought some friends over. No more paid company lunches. No team buildings. No Friday evening office drinks. Lack of paid swag, bonuses, discount cards, travel refund, you name it. Also, no printer room or blazing fast Internet… Continue Reading

How to Create a Business Plan (for Startups)

Young entrepreneurs often forget an important step before launching a startup: creating their business plan. Implementing a website itself is trivial—everyone can spin off a Wix or Weebly website in a matter of minutes and publish it live, even with a rough business plan drafted quickly upfront. The question is: What do you have to offer and is there a market demand? Top 20 Business Reasons Why Startups Fail https://youtu.be/sevrBcSDrh4 Business planning may solve this CB Insights came up with a list of the 20 main reasons why startups fail: Top 20 reasons why startups fail. Let’s focus on the… Continue Reading

On WordPress Development Retainers

With over 40 people working at DevriX right now, we have revised our service solutions and focused on promoting a type of service that combines our recurring revenue goal with iterative development solutions for some of our clients. While we do provide maintenance services, we realized that a development retainer would be incredibly useful for most of our leads. This month we've started a new WordPress development retainer and signed a discovery session for another large one coming next month. There are a few more in our pipeline which our sales rep is looking into, sharing our process with our prospects and getting some valuable feedback for… Continue Reading