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3 Reasons Why Outsourcing Is Your Best Bet for an MVP

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Building an MVP is a important step to validating your new startup idea. It helps you figure out whether your solution will solve your user’s problem, and allows you to determine whether you have attained the elusive product/market fit. It’s relatively easy to create an MVP if you have great coding skills, but it can be an uphill battle if you don’t have the technical chops to turn to your...

Software Development: Agency or Freelancers?

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Deciding whether you want to work with an agency or freelancer is the first thing you’ll need to do when developing your software on a limited budget. Both freelancers and agencies offer advantages to the development process, but there are also a variety of challenges you may face when working with either one. In this article, we’ll explore the pros and cons of working with an agency or a...

How To Identify a Qualified Software Development Freelancer

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Hiring skilled freelance software developers for your project requires excellent intuition, technical ability, and process management skills. Freelance platforms make it easy to sort candidates according to skill and experience, but it’s still up to you to evaluate whether each software developer can innovate, think creatively, and work well as a team. When should you hire a freelance developer...

3 Steps Every Non-Technical Co-founder Should Take

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Most people will tell you that you need to have a technical background to build a successful website or app. While there’s some truth to that, it is still entirely possible to create a tech startup even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life. Some examples of companies that were started by non-technical co-founders include Pandora, Getaround, Alibaba, Airbnb, and Amazon. This article...

Top 3 Benefits of Customized Applications For Business

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Deciding whether to build a custom application or use a third party solution is the first step to creating any software product. There are many business implications associated with choosing one option over the other, some of which can have real effects on your profitability and growth in the long run. It may be tempting to use a prebuilt solution to save costs; however, this can lead to issues...

4 Mistakes I Made when Hiring Freelancers

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I ran a software development agency that depended heavily on freelance contractors. Finding and hiring the the right talent was paramount to scaling my business. It took me a while to figure out what I was doing (you will go through hundreds of freelancers, before you find a couple that will work well with you). Beyond skills, the biggest problem is honesty and reliability. There’s a huge...

3 Types of Bad Contractors that Can Seriously Ruin Your Business

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3 Different situations I’ve run into that has caused trouble: #1. The Disappearing Act Also known as “the flake.” Their proposal caught your eye immediately. They were a league ahead of everyone else in the game. The interview was perfect. You gave them a paid sample project first (always a good idea, by the way), and it was astounding. At what you’re paying, this guy is a steal. So you’ve got...

4 Mistakes I Made when Hiring Freelancers

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I ran a software development agency that depended heavily on freelance contractors. Finding and hiring the the right talent was paramount to scaling my business. It took me a while to figure out what I was doing (you will go through hundreds of freelancers before you find a couple that will work well with you). Beyond skills, the biggest problem is honesty and reliability. There’s a huge...

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