After 16 years in development, I’ve seen a lot of tech businesses fail, and I’m tired of it.
My experience has shown me that when a new business owner, operations manager, marketing manager, CEO, and even sometimes CTO without experience in development starts working on an app or a complex web-based system, they very often fail because they are not prepared for what they are stepping into.
So you probably fall into one of two camps. Either you’re getting ready to start on something and are looking for help; or you’ve been burned to the tune of tens or maybe hundreds of thousands of dollars, and are trying to salvage your investment as you still have to get the system done.
Either way, I can help.
Questions I help answer:
- How much should this cost?
- How long will it take to do?
- How do I know my team is working?
- What are the different parts of a team?
- How do I hold people accountable?
- How do I track progress?
- How should I pay in-house or outsource people?
- Where can I find the right people for this job?
- What is the process of building and deploying?
- What tools should my team be using?
- What is scope creep and how do I deal with it?
A little bit about me
My first business was at the ripe old age of 15 when I started selling paintball equipment to my friends. From there I branched out to gumball machines, then in college, web and software development.
While studying Economics at The University of Georgia in 2000, Jeremy Minnick and I started a small but growing web design company, JH Media Group. This company later grew to a full time staff of almost 18 people in 2007. From there, I branched out into SaaS with a company in 2008, which was then followed by several more in the following years.
For most of the life of JHMG, I was a UX Designer and Creative Director. But these days, I like to help other businesses grow and thrive.