Drupal CEO Panel Discussion

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Six owners/partners of Drupal-centric agencies (from 6 to 45 employees in size) discuss best practices and address some common questions about what it takes to start your own Drupal consulting firm.

Six owners/partners of Drupal-centric agencies (from 6 to 45 employees in size) discuss best practices and address some common questions about what it takes to start your own Drupal consulting firm.

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  • 1. Running a Drupal Shop
  • 2. Panelists• Dave Terry, CEO Mediacurrent, Atlanta, GA• Micahel Caccavano, CEO Treehouse Agency, New York, NY• Drew Gorton, CEO Gorton Studios, Minneapolis, MN• Glenn Hilton, President Image X Media, Vancouver, BC• Ron Huber, CEO Achieve Internet, San Diego, CA• Ben Finklea, CEO Volacci, Austin• Jeff Walpole, CEO Phase2 Technology, Washington D.C.
  • 3. All about the Questions Ask us your questions at: #bizdevDon’t forget to include the conference: #capitalcampdc
  • 4. Question We’ve Been Asked• Where do you find your best leads?• How can I find out what I should charge for my services?• How do I find (and keep) customers without going through competitive bidding• If I had to choose to hire someone in sales or marketing, which would you say is more important in this industry?
  • 5. Operational Tips• Whats your strategy for staying on time and on budget?• How do you break up the management responsibilities?• How much time do you put into contributing back? In what ways?
  • 6. Tell Us About the Team• Does a partial or all telecommute arrangement work? What are the best practices?• Where and how do I recruit good people?• How do you train team members? What else do you want to know?
  • 7. Thank You!
  • 8. Library Picks• Good to Great, Jim Collins• Getting Things Done, Dave Allen• Made to Stick, Chip Heath• Who: The Method of Hiring, Geoff Smart• E-Myth, Michael Gerber• Walk the Walk, Alan Deutschman• First Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham• The Dip, Seth Goodin