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5 Tips on Starting a Business

So you want to start a business. Great! But where do you start? It certainly won’t be easy, but with a lot of drive, a little luck, and some savvy, you can maximize your chances of turning your dreams into a successful entrepreneurial endeavor. Here are our top tips for starting a business as smoothly […]

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Mobile App Startups: Tech Stack

Thryv gets many questions about this, especially from startups who are still looking for technical co-founders. Where should you start? What technologies are easiest to recruit for, and what are their tradeoffs? Well, this article should give you a good starting point. Server Your server is where you store all the data that needs to be […]

Keeping Startup Costs Down

Whether you’re funding your business yourself or seeking investors (for more on the pros and cons of each, check out our article on the subject here), it’s always a good idea to keep costs as low as possible when you’re first starting out. Here are our tips for saving some cash so you can get […]

7 Mistakes People Make Trying to Find Technical Co-Founders

Finding a technical co-founder is hard, and every startup is different, so it’s difficult to say what you should do to recruit one (although we’ll be trying in a different article). On the other hand, it’s pretty easy to say what you shouldn’t do. Here’s our list of 7 mistakes people make when looking for a […]

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Decreasing Bias in Hiring Technical Roles

Many tech companies are not terribly diverse. There are a lot of reasons for this, but today, I’d like to talk about some of the ways bias creeps into hiring, and what to do about it. Coding Challenge Format The standard whiteboarding technical interview is completely broken. It tests for skills that are practically orthogonal […]

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Mobile App Startups: Where to begin?

There is a lot that goes into making an app idea into a reality, and once you start thinking about how to actually get it done, the whole endeavour can be daunting. Often, breaking huge tasks into smaller, more manageable ones can help make things less overwhelming. In that vein, let’s break down ‘starting a […]


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Mobile App Startups: Raising Capital

This topic is one of the most opaque for many entrepreneurs, and is different in every case. Some general paths can be described, though. There are two main options: using your own money, or using someone else’s. Using your own money Using your own money is generally referred to as ‘bootstrapping.’ Often, because it’s their own […]

Getting Your App Built: Hiring vs Contracting

  In our last post, we walked through some pros and cons of using an individual contractor vs. an app development shop. What if you think you want to hire somebody longer term? When should you think about hiring a programmer to work for your company instead of hiring a contractor? Hiring a programmer in-house […]

Choosing App Development Services: Individual Contractor vs. Development Shop

Your business needs an app. You’ll need specialized help to build this app, but before that, you need to know what kind of help you need. Hiring the right person or company to build an app can be daunting. It’s also something that is best done right the first time. Let’s begin with a very […]


Requesting new features for your app

Asking for new or different features in your app can be easier in some cases more than others. If you took our advice in Fixed Price vs. Time and Materials this just comes down to normal courtesy, politeness, and thinking things through. If you didn’t take our advice and signed a SoW with a strict, fixed scope, then […]