Building Your (Drupal-based) Business: Or... What Keeps You Up At Night?

Alex UA

Building a successful business in the Drupal ecosystem is tough -- whether your are in services or products or both or not sure! A business owner or leader has dozens of decisions to juggle and make: how do you position your business, how do you grow your business pipeline, how do you work with partners large and small, how do you manage project risks, how do you price your work, how do you engage with the Drupal community, how do you attract and retain great staff, how do you build your management team, etc. These are key questions whether you are a five person team, 25, 75, or larger.

The good news is that other business leaders have grappled with these tough questions and have successes and “lessons learned” (and the scars to prove it) to share. In this session we’ll have a panel of four leaders of successful businesses in the Drupal sector share a few of their hard-earned lessons. And -- most importantly -- we’ll have active Q&A with, and among, the audiences.

From this session you gain confidence and insights in how you’re running your business. You’ll have a better understanding of what you should be focusing on now, and what issues you need not worry about. And you’ll gets some guidance in what are best practices and best ideas in the growth of entrepreneurial businesses.

The session will be facilitated by Kurt Voelker, CTO Forum One, and include Sean Larkin, co-founder and CEO of ThinkShout, Tracy Betts, founder and CEO of Balance Interactive, and Alex Urevick-Ackelsberg , co-founder and CEO of ZivTech. 


Session Track

Business and Strategy

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015 - 14:15 to 15:15
Petree C -Acquia