In our second session we’re diving deep into the world of business development. Not all of the topics here are strictly specific to WordPress businesses, but all of them are applicable to WordPress businesses.
Our experts for Building a WordPress Business are Chris Lema, globe-trotting super blogger and VP of Software Engineering at Emphasys Software, Cory Miller, founder and CEO of iThemes, and Carl Hancock, co-founder of Rocket Genius (creators of Gravity Forms).
About the Session
With the experience that can only come from starting and running five start-ups, Chris Lema is going to tackle the challenges of growth, particularly when it comes to growing the internal team. Whether you’re a solopreneur looking to hire #2, or a small team of engineers looking to hire your first marketing person, his tips, strategies and lessons learned (mistakes) will help.
Cory Miller will introduce us to his passion of being a great leader, and running a successful company. Cory loves his team like a family, and he wants to teach you to do the same. When you view your team like a family, a profound and powerful thing happens: it helps you to go farther together than you ever could individually.
After this we’ll open the session to a panel discussion featuring all three experts, Chris Lema, Cory Miller, and Carl Hancock. We have a few primer questions to get the conversation rolling, but the balance of the time will be available to attendees to ask their pressing questions. This is a tremendous opportunity, and one you’ll almost certainly want to experience live.
- Creating your first Startup
- Making your first hire
- Growing your team from 1 to 2, to 3, to 5, to 10, to 20…
- Learning from mistakes
- Empowering your team
- Narrowing your focus
- Cultivating good clients and customers
- Selling WordPress Products
- Supporting a growing and demanding customer base
- Pricing your products and services
- Plus a panel discussion with all 3 presenters!
A bit about your experts:
Each of our speakers brings with them sage wisdom from years of hard-won business experience thanks, in part, to WordPress.
Chris Lema is the VP of Software Engineering at Emphasys Software, where he manages high performers and oversees product development and innovation. He’s also a blogger, ebook author and runs a WordPress meetup in North County San Diego.
Cory is a former newspaper journalist turned full-time web entrepreneur. In January 2008, he founded iThemes in his home, fulfilling a lifelong dream of running his own company. Now iThemes has grown to over 20+ team members, hundreds of products and thousands of customers worldwide.
Carl Hancock is one of the co-founders of Rocketgenius, Inc. A premier provider of WordPress plugin solutions and the creators of one one of the most successful commercial WordPress plugins: Gravity Forms. He loves building innovative solutions for WordPress, and is a devoted father, loving husband, amateur photographer, startup founder and travel addict.
Don’t miss out
When you join us live you’ll have a very rare and coveted opportunity to ask these great minds any question you like. I don’t think I can stress enough just how incredible this opportunity truly is. To get a single hour with any one of these experts will cost some serious (well spent) cash, and thanks to WPSessions you can get an hour with each of them for only $25. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better investment.