Founder of HeroDevs, a team of elite web developers that are ready to help you build your product. Organizer of NG-Conf the world’s original Angular conference. Creator of Scully Angular’s first static site generator. Founding partner of XLTS, a support company that focuses on keeping open source software that you depend on secure and supported.
Founder of We Learn Code. AWS Senior Developer Advocate for Amplify. Co-Host of Ladybug Podcast an all lady podcast providing voices to the male-dominated tech podcast space. Distinguished Faculty member at General Assembly teaching their Software Engineering Immersive for campus, online, and enterprise programs.
Founder of The Taproom, a shopify plus partner, build successful marketing strategies; map out customer journeys that convert; and provide the insight, experience, and tools businesses need to keep growing. Author of Start Freelancing Today, a book about Kelly’s journey into freelancing as well as a guide to help you become a freelancer. Co-Host of Ladybug Podcast an all lady podcast providing voices to the male-dominated tech podcast space and Commerce Tea, a podcast to help you succeed on Shopify.
You have all founded companies surrounding web development, and I have watched you become successful over the years. Can you think back to the moment you made this decision and why?
What is it like leaving a good paying corporate job and going out on your own?
What Challenges did you face?
If you have a partner what was it like negotiating a business that you created?
How do you make everyone happy when you start that partnership?
Did you need to establish a percentage between your partners, how did you determine this so it was fair?
How did you structure your company?
Did you use:
What state did you incorporate in?
Business Tools your using
Pre-sales documents, like Statement of Work. (PandaDoc)
Have you ever sold your startup?
If you have, was that challenging emotionally?
Would you ever consider selling your current company?
You each seem to have both a product and services, can you talk about how you calculate the pricing within each?
To get more business and revenue flowing do you find yourself adding 1099 employees at times to cover a sale?
Do you have people doing the selling, or do you find that people are often reaching out to you for your services?
Are you still programming?
Do you do your own podcast editing?
Do you produce your own videos?
These are fun picks of the week. Maybe something you bought online, a great show you are currently watching, or that last book that you thought was amazing.
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