2013 Stanford Drupal Camp Has Ended

NOTE: This website is an archive of the 2013 Stanford Drupal Camp. The current year's Stanford Drupal Camp website is at http://drupalcamp.stanford.edu


Starting a Drupal shop isn't just about getting talented resources, wonderful clients and making stellar websites. Being a business owner comes with a massive amount of legal and logistic obligations that need to be addressed - but no one tells you! This session includes important "hidden" business and legal topics both prospective entrepreneurs and existing business owners must be aware of.

Hook 42 recently started a Drupal shop and grew from 2 owners to 6 employees plus multiple contractors in a 1 month window. This session will cover many topics we had to address to support such quick growth in a legal and sane manner.

  • Make THE decision
    • Going Solo vs. Team - the Pros & Cons of each.
    • Choosing your business partner(s).
    • Have a vision for the business size and culture.
    • Identifying and adapting to opportunity and growth.
  • Get Started
    • Naming your business.
    • Creating the business entity.
    • Your support system.
    • Identify risks & mitigation to your business type.
  • Make it Legal
    • Know when and how to find professional help. :)
    • Legalese for client, contractors and employees.
    • Hiring 1099s and employees.
    • Outsourcing HR.
  • Keep it Running
    • Invoicing and getting paid.
    • Accounting, budgeting and cash cushions.
    • Reoccurring obligations to your team, partner and legal folks.
    • Company management tools.
  • Leveraging the Community
    • Other Drupal CXOs.
    • Blogs, articles, and tweets, oh my!
    • Drupal user groups!

Schedule info

Time slot: 
6 April 15:00 - 15:45