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Stop Hiring Software Developers as Implementation Specialists

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Sep 15, 2020 1:49:45 PM

“Alright stop what you’re doing, ‘cuz I’m about to ruin the image and style that you’re used to.”

-- Digital Underground, The Humpty Dance

It’s safe to say that this is the first time I’ve ever used the lyrics of an early ‘90s hip-hop song to kick off a blog-post. But in this case, the words are so perfect for the theme of this blog that I just had to do it.

You know that software developer you’re about to hire to lead your Implementation Team?

Stop what you’re doing!

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Topics: Services, Talent, implementations, saas

Charlotte Angel Connection Episode 106: Lee Farabaugh and Joe Maxwell

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Sep 14, 2020 8:11:21 AM

Lee Farabaugh and Joe Maxwell joined William Bissett on the Charlotte Angel Connection to discuss Core10.

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Topics: fintech, FINTOP Capital, hereshore, Press, Joe Maxell, Leadership, Podcast, tech, Charlotte Angel Connection

In-House, Augment, or Outsource: What's Best for Growing Your Business

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Sep 3, 2020 4:19:43 PM

When I was a kid, one of the two hinges broke off of my toilet seat.

As any inquisitive person would, I checked to see if I could fix it. Though I used all my knowledge of Legos and basic hardware, I quickly realized I was incapable of turning my now multi-directional toilet seat back to its original design.

So, I asked my dad for help. I knew what was wrong, had an educated guess on how to fix it, but needed some outside help to get the job done. Together, we put our best effort into the job. Let's just say the results were dicey and included dusct tape.

Eventually, the real expert in our family (my mother) intervened and called the plumber. I’ll never forget the joy I felt coming home from school one day to a non-duct taped, fully functioning toilet seat!

Fast forward to today. Sadly, I’ve seen companies try to make all three of the above work.

I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not talking about fixing the office toilet.

When faced with an opportunity to grow and improve your business, do you handle projects in-house, augment your internal team with additional resources, or outsource the work entirely to a specialist?

There are pros and cons to all three, especially when you are looking to tackle an integration or implementation project at your company. Let’s dive in and review your options.

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Topics: Development, Services, staff augmentation, project based

10 Hiring Best Practices for Your Next Implementation Specialist

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Aug 18, 2020 10:41:01 AM

You’re sitting at home and decide to watch a movie. You pull up Netflix and scroll through what feels like an endless array of movies before stumbling upon a title you remember someone in your circle of friends talking about in glowing terms. But you’re not quite sold — yet. 

You review the cast and start to feel better. It’s loaded with actors and actresses you really respect. It’s even starring that one person with the dreamy eyes who makes you go weak in the knees. You check the reviews and it’s earned high marks from both critics and fans. It even won a few big-name awards. By all accounts, you should enjoy every minute of this movie. So you sit back, relax, and start the show.

Two hours later, you’re hugely disappointed. This movie, with its remarkable cast, great reviews, critical respect, and a few major awards, failed to meet your expectations. It’s not that the movie was bad, it just wasn’t right. At least not for you. 

Hiring an implementation specialist is no different. 

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Topics: Services, hiring, implementations, saas

Good, Fast, Cheap: Pick Two

Posted by Lee Farabaugh on Jul 2, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Caption: Open house of our first office in Huntington, WV on November 2, 2017.

Everyone is gathered around a conference table, parsing out the details of the app a prospective client wants to build, and the inevitable discussion comes up about how to manage all of the scope within the deadlines and budget limitations.

We’re all kind of dancing around the issue, not wanting to disappoint this early in the process, when one of the developers pipes up:

“Good, fast, cheap…pick two.”

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Topics: hereshore, Tennessee, West Virginia, huntington, martin

Video: West Virginia + Tech + Economy

Posted by Tatum Utley on May 26, 2020 1:23:44 PM

Check out the latest video of our co-founder and President Lee Farabaugh recently participated in with Core10 investor Jim McKelvey, Brad Smith and Core10 board member Sarah Biller.

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Topics: fintech, FINTOP Capital, hereshore, investing, Press, Leadership, West Virginia, Vantage Ventures

Lee Farabaugh, Creativity and Technology in Rural Communities

Posted by Tatum Utley on May 14, 2020 2:05:55 PM

At Core10, a world-class technology company with offices in West Tennessee, Lee Farabaugh has figured out how to engage talented workers living in rural communities while creating the financial technology of the future. In this episode, Farabaugh shares how her passion as a graphic designer and interest in computers led to success at the intersection of creativity and technology. A longtime advocate for talented, smart and capable people taking advantage of the benefits of residing in small towns—including a low cost of living, she explains how it’s possible to enjoy a fulfilling career in tech in places other than large cities.

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Topics: hereshore, Tennessee, Leadership, Podcast, martin, Discovery Park of America, RealFood Forward

Are You Giving Onboarding and Implementation the Attention They Deserve?

Posted by Tatum Utley on Apr 22, 2020 7:52:39 AM

For SaaS (software as a service) companies, implementing new clients to the platform is critical for success. Onboarding (including data migration, new client setup, customization and configuration) is a pillar of the overall customer experience and can present significant obstacles to growth without a streamlined process.

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Topics: hereshore, Services, implementations, saas

Core10 highlighted by The Financial Revolutionist

Posted by Tatum Utley on Mar 9, 2020 3:31:43 PM

The Financial Revolutionist has complied, and then exceeded, a list of 200 revolutionists in fintech. The list has been curated over a number of weeks through research and nomination. Over the past thirteen weeks, the list has been slowly released based on the category.

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Topics: fintech, FINTOP Capital, hereshore, Press, Tennessee, Joe Maxell, Leadership, Talent, West Virginia, award, financial revolutionist

Growth through connectivity

Posted by Tatum Utley on Mar 3, 2020 7:45:00 AM

Can you imagine life if the lights and appliances in your house weren't connected to the power grid? What if each morning when you woke up, you had to find a power source for each light, connect it, and then turn it on? In a sense, that's what happens every day with critical functions in the financial technology industry. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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Topics: fintech, APIs, banking, integrations, Services, Loan, data integrations

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