Websites

Websites

A website is still the anchor to your online presence, and today it is essential to build them from the ground up to work on your customers' phones, tablets, and computers. Not only do we create beautiful websites, but we work with you to pick the best possible platform, then teach you how to do as much (or as little) as you wish on your own. Of course, a website is only effective if your customers can find it. We stay up to date on the best practices for search optimization and content marketing to put you in front of your customers.

Consulting Technical Cofounder<br/>Fractional CTO

Consulting Technical Cofounder
Fractional CTO

Fractional CTO

The conventional wisdom in the startup world is that if you have a great idea, you also need a technical cofounder to make it happen. All too often, I see entrepreneurs stalled while looking for a technical cofounder, wasting valuable time that should be spent building their company. Just as disastrously, founders may mistake a code school graduate willing to work for equity as a technical cofounder. That might get some cheap code delivered, but the costs down the road are tremendous.

These days, we believe "tech" is a commodity service, just like accounting and legal services. You aren't going to recruit a lawyer as a cofounder, just to get some paperwork done. Why would you recruit a technical cofounder just to get some technology done?

Instead, smart founders are moving faster and jumping to the head of the line by hiring experts to provide the small amount of technical leadership most companies need, and outsourcing the commodity work at a much lower cost.

Until you're ready for a full-time CTO, Daniel can function as your technical cofounder. We offer a special package for startups for $768/mo which includes:

  • A one hour catch-up and planning meeting each week
  • Participation in your Slack channels
  • A discount for additional consulting hours ($128/hr)

Pitch Help

Pitch Help

Pitch Help

Startups need funding. Whether that comes from friends and family, investors, or crowds, raising money requires a great pitch, convincing traction, and outstanding collateral. Daniel has coached teams that have gone on to win pitch competitions, attend Techstars and other accelerators, and raise millions of dollars of funding.

Come see Daniel at his Open Mondays and practice your pitch and get feedback. If you're in a hurry or want more time, try our 4 hour pitch workshop below.

 

 

SEO

SEO

Your business is only viable if your customers can find you. Everyone knows they need "SEO," but the very definition of SEO is constantly changing. We take a holistic approach to your online presence, making sure that every aspect is configured and monitored to make the greatest impact.

Analytics

First and foremost, we set up and run Google Analytics and other monitoring services on all content. As soon as this data comes in, we draw correlations about the reach of your website and social media, and make changes to all online platforms (website, social media, ect), based on those findings. We keep you in the loop about all of our findings, so we can move forward together.

Analysis

Using this data, we will formulate a set of specific, actionable things that you can do immediately and as part of a long term strategy. This long term process uses effective feedback loops to find the best use of your and our time. This information shows us what content actually works and is useful, and what content creation is not a good use of your time. You’ll get a better idea of what you should pay us to do to use your resources efficiently.

Dashboard

We put together a secure online dashboard that you can go to, where we collect and show all the different data that we have, including statistics from followers, links, and traffic. This dashboard is easy to use and understand, so you can get a picture of just how your online presence is working together.

Basic Web Optimization

There are some things that we don’t need analytics to tell us are important for SEO. These website optimization services are absolutely necessary to get the best rankings, and we can get started on them right away! There are five key areas that can be enhanced: conversions, search, performance, loading speed, and mobile optimization. We clean up how these existing elements are working together.

Content Marketing

In order to make content marketing effective, we deploy and measure content towards the impact it has on actual customer conversion. We want to make sure all of the content marketing is increasing rankings for customers who are convertible, and not impacting non-convertible customers. By us monitoring analytics all the way through conversions, we see what is working for you and what is working against you, so you reach the right people, and you don’t waste advertising money on reaching the wrong ones.  

 

Brand Monitoring

Brand Monitoring

These days, your customers share both their joy and their frustration online. And they do it constantly. Instead of spending your time worrying about the next review or Twitter comment, you need to focus on running your business. Instead, our 24/7 support team will monitor your website, social media, support channels, and review sites. We'll work out in advance how to handle routine matters, and we'll always notify you right away when there's something that needs your personal attention. Relax. We've got this.

Social Media

Social Media

Social media is important to your business, but it's also a constant distraction. Your head needs to be up and looking at your customers, not worrying about the dozens of social media streams that flow every moment of every day. We'll help identify and promote the right channels to reach your customers.

Application Development

Application Development

Our team of developers and operations experts can build and grow your product. Whether you're at the very beginning and need a demo, proof of concept, or minimally viable product, or if you're growing quickly and need help scaling your application, team, and architecture, we can help. Need software written and deployed? This is our bread and butter. Our DevOps team has experience across multiple languages and platforms. We'll develop your entire project or supplement your own resources as needed.

We have a large development team with deep experience in Ruby, Javascript, Python, PHP, Objective-C, and Java, and frameworks like Rails, React, Ember, and Django. We like both responsive web and native applications, and we live for test-driven development and delivering elegant code.

DevOps as a Service

DevOps as a Service

Whether you're at the very beginning and need a demo, proof of concept, or minimally viable product, or if you're growing quickly and need help scaling your application, team, and architecture, we can help. Need software written and deployed? This is our bread and butter. Our DevOps team has experience across multiple languages and platforms. We'll develop your entire project or supplement your own resources as needed. Here at Startup Services, we have a 24 hour devops team that we can easily integrate into your project. We take care of all the monitoring, alerting, and problems after hours, so you and your team can rest easy.  Our extensive experience with architecture and deployment of mission critical software (like that used for the backbone of the 9-1-1 system) means we're ready to scale your application seamlessly from a few early adopters to five nines and millions of users.

Onsite Technology

Onsite Technology

Brick and mortar businesses need technology to survive. Losing Internet service, WiFi, or Point-of-Sale systems can destroy your bottom line. We’ll engineer reliable and appropriate infrastructure for your business, monitor it 24/7, and respond immediately if there are problems.