Company Name: Drupal Connect
Year Founded: 2009
Industry: Web Development
Location: Newport, RI
Drupal Connect is a Drupal consulting company providing development, support and design – powered by experts.
Our biggest challenge has been balancing our growth while maintaining good quality control. In our first few years each time we reached a new level of growth we experienced challenges that were unforeseeable. We took on this challenge by solidifying a system that was scalable regardless of the amount of growth that occurred. This process took several years to overcome but we managed to perfect it with the help of some very talented team members.
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Strategic hiring is a vital part of an organizations growth. Hiring talented individuals is only part of the equation. We also hire people that have passions outside of work and people that are good individuals. Most if the people who I am privileged to work with are also good friends who I trust and who I know will always have the best interest of our company.
Thus far I have achieved half of my personal goal. Our company has provided a stimulating and supportive environment for dozens of people. In the coming years our organizations progress will also translate into financial success for many of our core people and this will no doubt be one of my strongest personal achievements.
What opportunity did you perceive in the marketplace that motivated you to start your business?
There was a strong demand for the services we provided and not enough supply to meet that demand.
What realities did you face in the marketplace?
Initially my lack of technical experience was an obstacle. However, over time I was able to compensate for this with the help of some very strong technical talent that we brought on board.
What are you sources of inspiration on a daily, frequent basis?
My passion for succeeding.
What is your advice to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Work hard, work very hard. Be positive and optimistic not just in your business but in your personal life as well. If you are successful you will enjoy your life more if you have gratitude and a positive outlook.