Services

Companies hire us for two reasons:
to decrease costs or increase revenue.

What We Do

We focus on 3 key areas

Technical Services
  • Software Development
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Project Management
  • Salesforce.com
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • Information Security
Business Strategy
  • Product Development
  • Marketing
  • Hiring
  • Sales
  • Supply Chains
  • Fulfillment
  • Strategic Partnerships
Training
  • Marketing Automation
  • Sales Automation
  • Software Development
  • SCRUM



Our Philosophy

Running a business can be less complicated.
Every business is different, but they also have a lot in common. They all produce something, sell it to someone, and "keep score". That is broadly: production, sales, and what we call "metrics".

There is inherent volatility in business. It's part of the fun! But that uncertainty is also part of what can make things complicated.

We can help you use custom developed software to automate various areas of your business to beat back uncertainty. This enables you to simultaneously drive down costs, increase the speed-that-things-get-done, and collect data for future insight and paths to improvement.
Time is literally money.
It's a trite saying, "Time is money." But if you're running a business, it is literally true!

For any company, the longer it takes to complete a task, and the more people that had to be involved to complete it, the more money the company just spent. Was it worth it?

If you want your employees to "think more like entrepreneurs", you have to drive this point home: that every decision has a cost and a potential payoff, and paying attention to the relationship between the two will make everyone more successful.

If you can save even two hours per week for every employee at a 100 person company, you end up with nearly $500,000 in savings. Ask us about that math: just 2 hours saved per week at a 100 person company = $500k in savings.
Any business can benefit from
better unit profitability and faster sales growth.
In software development (as well as other disciplines), we have the idea of continuous improvement. That is, there are certain things you should keep coming back to again and again.

In software, it's things like line-testing your code and asking users for feedback.

In business, it's things like examining unit profitability and scaling for faster growth.

We can help companies make that concept of continuous improvement part of their culture. We can help any company become more effective in the marketplace.

Technology is changing the way we work,
and that's a good thing.
"Technology is changing everything" is a less and less controversial statement. The most visible changes are in the exponential growth of the internet and smart phones over the past decade. As a result of this, the world is somehow simultaneously bigger and smaller.

What is less obvious to those working outside the technology industry is how much the way software is developed has changed. Because software development is faster and more efficient--and thanks to the existence of powerful open source technologies--it's now possible to develop applications internally that would have been cost prohibitive 5-10 years ago.

A CRM or ERP system, for example, is something that--until recently--would have been foolish to try tackling as an in-house project. However, the gains you can get from a perfectly tailored solution now outweigh the cost savings (at the sacrifice of customizability) of proprietary software in many instances.
Computers are faster than humans.
"Technology" by itself is not a magic answer to everyone's business problems. However, we believe it's possible to use software to improve business efficiency.

This is a trend that has already played out at the world's largest corporations. It's also a trend that seems to be picking up speed: it's never been possible to reach more people for cheaper, but the market for your message has never been more competitive.

That being said, we believe the startup strategy of massively disrupting mature industries is less than ideal--there are too many costs associated with entering a mature industry as a new company.

The real opportunity is for mature or midsized enterprises to adopt the operational culture of the most successful startups to become more efficient and higher performing.

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