We have an impeccable record of driving business growth built over 11 years! .
Our most recent project was with Planet Hatch developing a new 3 day crash course startup program! With 37 people, 22 ideas and over 15 different mentors, it was a great program to push startup's to the next level!
We are proud of working directly with many businesses and start-up’s including Laura Fitton with oneforty.com from idea, start-up, funding, growth and eventual sale to Hubspot and with Dan Martell on many projects including his current Clarity.fm.(just acquired by Fundable) All have given us strong first rate experience on many levels as a project manager, team leader and gained advanced technical skills.
As a Virtual/Cloud based Assistant & Project Manager our drive, dedication and commitment has been proven by our ability to adapt to many different projects. We have taken and completed many Project Management courses while perfecting technology skills with Mac and PC, strong organizational skills, project proposals and budget planning, risk management, strong ability to multitask, troubleshooting skills, skilled at branding and identity, account management and proven problem solving and analytical skills. We have experience reporting directly to board of directors, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, stakeholders, and business owners.
As an entrepreneur / small business or startup getting the right help to grow YOUR business is key to survival in the "CRAZY" early stages of building or expanding. Top Cloud has the experience and training... without having to break the bank!
Do Entrepreneurs / Small business or Startups Need Project Managers?
Project management is a dynamic discipline requiring a unique mix of business acumen, technological savvy, and customer-orientation. A strong product/project management focus is critical within organizations looking to deliver best-in-class offerings to optimize profitability. But do (technology) startups need project managers in the very early stages of the business?
Technology entrepreneurs tend to be product-focused, which often leads to a company culture of "if you build it right, they will come". However, many startups fail due to their inability to articulate a need that their product is intended to resolve or how their product might improve performance or user experience. Technology startups that see product/project management as a core competency improve their chances of becoming stable and profitable organizations.
What does a product/project managers do?
The top three reasons startups fail are:
i) ignored marketplace,
ii) no market need, and
iii) not the right team (ChubbyBrain, 2001).
A product-management focus within a startup is key to validating market need, improving a product or service via customer feedback, and making sure that the founder’s vision is not lost in translation.
Serial entrepreneurs are aware that launching a successful startup is difficult. Failure can be traced back to not understanding a target market or there being no market need for a specific product. Further complicating the path to success are founders who are biased towards a “build it and they will come” attitude. Startups that bring in a strong product/project management leader early in their lifecycle will have a higher probability of success. Venture capital firms would be wise to mandate a senior product-management position as a stipulation of funding so that sufficient focus is placed on understanding marketplace dynamics to ensure that there is a current or imminent need for a new product. The presence of a strong product/project manager may ensure a metrics-oriented approach to obtaining and analyzing customer feedback to create product requirements that can actually solve specific customer needs rather than an unproven vision.