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Alex Schedrov, Dmitry Drozdik - Next level. How to found an agency and not go crazy.

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Alex Schedrov, Dmitry Drozdik - Next level. How to found an agency and not go crazy.

  1. 1. How to found an agency and not go crazy? NEXT LEVEL ALEX SCHEDROV
 CEO & Co-Founder DMITRY DROZDIK
 COO & Co-Founder www.fivejars.com
  2. 2. ALEX SCHEDROV @alexschedrov @alexschedrov @alexschedrov alex.schedrov@fivejars.com @dmitry.drozdik @dmitrydrozdik dmitry.drozdik@fivejars.com DMITRY DROZDIK @dmitry_drozdik
  3. 3. WE ARE
 FIVE JARS www.fivejars.com
  4. 4. WHERE WE WERE
  5. 5. WHAT MAY BE NEXT
  6. 6. 01 GIVE UP AND RELAX
  7. 7. 02 FIND A NEW JOB
  8. 8. 03 BECOME A FREELANCER
  9. 9. 04 BECOME A BARMAN :)
  10. 10. 05 START A BUSINESS
  11. 11. DEVELOPER TEAM LEAD ARCHITECT SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT
  12. 12. AGENCY FOUNDERS
  13. 13. WHEN IT’S TIME
 FOR CHANGES
  14. 14. 01 YOU DO SOMETHING BETTER THAN WHOEVER
  15. 15. 02 YOU CAN DO SOMETHING MEANINGFUL AND IMPACTFUL
  16. 16. 03 YOU HAVE A GOOD NETWORK
  17. 17. 04 YOU KNOW DELIVERY PROCESS FROM BEGINNING TO THE END
  18. 18. 05 YOU’RE READY FOR CHALLENGES
  19. 19. 06 YOU’RE READY FOR BEING AT WORK 24/7
  20. 20. 07 YOU’RE READY FOR TAKING A RESPONSIBILITY
  21. 21. 08 YOU’RE READY FOR HARD WORK
  22. 22. 09 YOU’RE READY TO RISK RISK
  23. 23. 10 YOU UNDERSTAND THAT …
  24. 24. LIVE IS TO SHORT TO WAIT!
  25. 25. THE DECISION ITSELF
  26. 26. FIND THE PARTNER!
  27. 27. START OR NOT?
  28. 28. WHY WE STARTED? 01 We are willing to learn 02 We have the expertise to do awesome work 03 We hate ugly websites 04 We have “eggs” out went out of comfort zone 05 …
  29. 29. LET THE PARTY BEGIN
  30. 30. DEFINITION OF A
 “COMPANY”
  31. 31. IS IT A TEAM THAT HAS CORPORATE WEBSITE?
  32. 32. IS IT AN OFFICE SPACE?
  33. 33. IS IT JUST A LEGAL UNIT?
  34. 34. WHAT DO YOU THINK?
  35. 35. #GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT CAN TAKE #RESPONSIBILITY AND #SOLVE PROBLEMS THAT WILL #PROVIDE VALUE TO THE PARTNERS(CLIENTS)
  36. 36. – Unknown “People Do Business With People, Not Companies”
  37. 37. – Unknown “Today people trust people, not brands”
  38. 38. 01 Mission 02 Business Model 03 Guiding Principles 04 Core Values
  39. 39. BUT ANYWAY WE HAD TO START FROM LEGAL UNIT
  40. 40. COMPANY REGISTRATION
  41. 41. HOW MUCH?
  42. 42. $100.00
  43. 43. 🌏 ASIA " EUROPE # USA $ UKRAINE
  44. 44. 🌏 ASIA " EUROPE # USA $ UKRAINE
  45. 45. THINGS YOU NEED
  46. 46. 01 Team 02 Clients
  47. 47. ONE MORE THING…
  48. 48. GREAT RESULTS
  49. 49. THINGS YOU DO NOT NEED
  50. 50. 06 Contracts/ Documents 07 CRM 08 Task tracker 09 Git hosting 01 Website 02 Corporate email 03 Investors 04 Process 05 CI
  51. 51. CREATING A TEAM
  52. 52. +
  53. 53. CHOOSE THE RIGHT PEOPLE!
  54. 54. DELEGATE
  55. 55. COMMUNICATE
  56. 56. MONITOR PROGRESS
  57. 57. MOTIVATE
  58. 58. FINDING A FIRST CLIENT
  59. 59. BUILD A PARTNERSHIP MODEL
  60. 60. SEND PARTNERSHIP PROPOSAL TO ALL PEOPLE YOU KNOW
  61. 61. PROVIDE GOOD BENEFITS TO YOUR PARTNERS
  62. 62. COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER NON DRUPAL AGENCIES
  63. 63. LET YOUR OLD CLIENTS KNOW ABOUT THE COMPANY
  64. 64. SHARE ALL YOUR PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS IN THE INTERNET
  65. 65. THE PROCESSES
  66. 66. #FINANCES #SALES #DELIVERY #MANAGEMENT #OPERATIONS #STRATEGY
  67. 67. SHORT TERM
  68. 68. #FINANCES #SALES #DELIVERY #MANAGEMENT #OPERATIONS #STRATEGY
  69. 69. LONG TERM
  70. 70. #FINANCES #SALES #DELIVERY #MANAGEMENT #OPERATIONS #STRATEGY
  71. 71. http://bit.ly/btogether BETTER TOGETHER, A CLIENT/AGENCY RELATIONSHIP BASED ON TRUST AND VALUE DrupalCon Vienna 2017
  72. 72. SHOULD BE A BALANCE
  73. 73. NEW AREA - PRODUCTS
  74. 74. EVERYONE DOES THIS ...! FROM ROUTINE TO START-UP. 15:20 GREEN ROOM
  75. 75. Prioritization and planning tool Create a roadmap without thinking about priority. Our tool will help you to evaluate the priority by simple criteria: demand, impact, and effort. GETPRIORITY.IO
  76. 76. HAVE A GOOD IDEA FOR A PRODUCT? Five Jars’ Acceleration Program launch@fivejars.com
  77. 77. WHAT KEEPS US MOTIVATED
  78. 78. RESULTS
  79. 79. TRUST FROM THE TEAM
  80. 80. HAPPY CLIENTS
  81. 81. NON-STOP LEARNING
  82. 82. Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjVKMmcDeGU
  83. 83. – John C. Maxwell “Dreams don’t work unless you do”
  84. 84. WHERE WE ARE NOW IN ~6 MONTHS
  85. 85. WE’VE HAD TOTAL 0
  86. 86. 0+0+0+0+1=1
  87. 87. LEARNED A LOT
  88. 88. OWN CREATIVE SPACE
  89. 89. WE’RE STILL ALIVE
  90. 90. WE ARE SPONSORS 10 PEOPLE 7+ CLIENTS 1 PRODUCT LAUNCHED 2 PRODUCTS IN PROGRESS WE ARE HAPPY
  91. 91. LIFE IS TOO SHORT, DON’T BE AFRAID
  92. 92. crew@fivejars.com PRODUCT ACCELERATION @dmitry.drozdik ALEX SCHEDROV, CEO & Co-founder @alexschedrov DMITRY DROZDIK, COO & Co-founder THANK YOU! @alexschedrov @alexschedrov alex.schedrov@fivejars.com @dmitrydrozdik dmitry.drozdik@fivejars.com @dmitry_drozdik WE’RE HIRING launch@fivejars.com

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