Well the title is pretty self explanatory so let me get right into it. Today after speaking directly with the CEO of said company, my company PhyberTech, LLC is officially partnered with an eight figure producing global tech firm. Now what I think you might find interesting is not just what this entails but how it came to be. Both of which I will get into right now. Before getting into it however, I will inform you that I have left out the name of the company and parties involved as my press team will be releasing an official article on it next week so I'm waiting until then to disclose that information.
Aside from it sounding straight boastful, I'm sure you are wondering what exactly it means. Basically, it opens up a new realm of possibilities and opportunities for my company. Although my company encompasses numerous sectors in the tech industry, we have been focusing on website design and development as that has been what is in demand. Aside from that, we do offer mobile app and software development through various developers that we have but with this new partnership, we have established one point of contact that can handle all of it. The company has over 100 developers in house with an extensive and wide range of expertise.This in turn gives us the capacity to take on more projects at a given time as well as projects that are larger in requirement.
How did this partnership form?
This is actually where it gets a little interesting (at least in my opinion). So I'm sure you are all familiar with the platform LinkedIn. Well up until recently, I never had a profile as I never saw a need for one. The reason being, I have been self employed for quite some time now and I always saw LinkedIn as an outlet for those who are seeking employment. I did not realize just how valuable of a tool it was in general for networking altogether. So I decided to finally create a profile about a week and a half ago and after connecting with a few people, someone in the same industry reached out and shot me a message. Now the message seemed like a pretty generic networking message as it said something along the lines of "Hey I saw we are in the same industry and I'd love to touch base to see if there is any possible business synergy". At first, I kind of put it to the side since I was new to platform and it almost seemed like an auto generated message. However I ended up messaging the other party back as I never like to pass up the opportunity to network and found out that they were the business development manager at the tech company that would later be our partner. After a few exchanges and discussions of each other's respective businesses, we scheduled an initial Skype call to go over potential room for collaboration. The call went very well as our interests were aligned and it was understood that the relationship would be mutually beneficial. After that point, the other party decided that it would be best to schedule a call directly with the CEO of the company. At this point, I was quite ecstatic as it seemed like quite an opportunity but at the same time I was a tad nervous as I haven't ever really spoken to the CEO of another tech company in regards to a proposition of a partnership. However being nervous has never caused me to back down from any situation in my life before and I wasn't going to let it stop me this time around by any means.
Today morning at 7:30 AM, the call was initiated and after about a 45 minute discussion, we both agreed that a partnership was the direction we wanted to take things in hopes of establishing a long lasting business relationship.
So yeah, that sums up what happened today and I couldn't be happier it all went. Before I end the post, I wanted to leave you guys with some tips/advice I realized from this experience.
1.) Always explore any opportunity to network (creating the LinkedIn profile in this case)
2.) Never turn down an opportunity to network as you never know where it may lead (If I had ignored the message and never responded, none of this would have happened)
3.) Always know your worth and what you bring to the table ( I knew how I could benefit the other company and made my proposition accordingly)
4.) Act & speak with conviction ( I spoke in a professional manner and acted in a way that the deal was already closed in my mind )
5.) Lastly, always remember nothing is out of the realm of possibility in this world(If I was close minded, I never would have started my company to begin with as I wouldn't see the vision of it going anywhere never mind lead to an opportunity such as this)
Hope my experience was valuable to you in some way or another.
Back to work for me at this fine hour of 2:03 AM.
Hey everyone. It’s been months since I’ve last blogged and here I am at 4 AM feeling the need to write. No, I’m not up just because I feel the world needs to hear what I’ve been up to but I’ve been working late on two different websites this evening so I figured why not update the blog. One website is for a client and the other one was another “SOS” aka shiny object syndrome (see previous blog for the reference) sort of thing that crossed my mind while I was working today. I’ll get into what it was later.
So why haven’t I been blogging or active at all these last few months? Well to be blatantly honest, I’ve been playing a sh*t ton of video games. I’ve been really into Apex Legends the last few months and just recently acquired another Xbox One on top of the PS4 that I already have. This is about the third time I’ve gotten another Xbox after selling it previously to “increase my productivity”. Based on my track record as you can tell, it hasn’t exactly worked. Playing video games counts as kind of like doing tech work though right? :D
Anyways, today was a much-needed day of actual productivity and I’m happy that I took the time to literally sit down and do some work. For the last few months up until just a month ago, I’ve sort of been complacent as I had a few decent paying website gigs which was more than enough to be comfortable with. This last month however from just talking about what I do to a few acquaintances, I ended up landing a few clients as I mentioned earlier that I am working on sites for. These clients are all local to my area and I realized that there is quite a different feeling when working on a site for someone local as opposed to someone totally random. I’m not quite sure how to describe it but it feels much more satisfactory throughout the process knowing you are helping someone that is trying to do their own thing in the local area. I guess it’s the feeling of supporting a small or local business that generates the feeling and it completely makes sense. It has made me want to help more local businesses out and hopefully I’ll be able to do so in the time to come.
So other than that bit of tech work, I was also working on a site for my own ventures today. It was an idea that I kind of had before as it was what I wanted PhyberTech to initially be but I decided to expand my vision a little further again. So I’ve mentioned before (I think) how I created PhyberTech with the goal of being the main company that all the other subsidiaries such as Phyber Security (my cyber security company) fall under. Well today with the help of SOS once again, I acted on what came to my mind. I decided I wanted to create the “final” sort of all-encompassing addition to my tech arsenal which is how Phyber Enterprises was born. Now, it is not a new idea or a game changer by any means as it is what I was intending on PhyberTech being but I wanted to create something that leaves room for much more if that makes sense. PhyberTech has become web design/app design centralized so I am sort of converting it into a subsidiary company of Phyber Enterprises. Although I don’t have any immediate plans for Phyber Enterprises, right now it is sort of serving as the forefront for all my other tech ventures. I had a vision of a minimalist page with icons of my ventures on it which I created and put up in less than 20 minutes as you can tell if you go to www.phyberenterprises.com
Eventually down the road, I plan on Phyber Enterprises rolling out our own licensed software and mobile applications into the market. In addition to that, I’d like to also tap into other industries in the tech field such as AI and maybe create another subsidiary company dedicated to it. These are just ideas for now but are in the back of my mind in regard to what direction I want to go next.
So yeah, that is what I’ve been working on regarding tech recently and I hope that this sudden spurt of motivation will carry as I feel happier today working than I have felt in general recently. I think seeing yourself progress in any aspect of your life is rewarding and I hope that everyone out there is moving forward in their own fashion.
Not sure when I’ll be posting next but I’m back from my little tech hiatus (for now).