Volano Solutions has built a loyal customer base over the years of small to mid-sized companies and non-profits that needed insight and help on software solutions. As is the case with many businesses, the more clients you work with, the larger your network grows and custom development projects are not as hard to find. But you do need to find them. Last year Volano paid out over $70K in commissions to peers and partners who referred us to companies considering software changes resulting in custom work.
Omaha is a great example of a community where you are always one connection away from the connection. We like to tell our story and stay as connected as we can without compromising the obligation of tasks at hand. However, in business and software consulting, part of the task at hand is ensuring that you play an active role in helping your peers connect and engage with their potential partners. Reciprocity. Long ball. It’s hard to turn down meetings when you know that every conversation results in some new piece of information or a strengthened relationship. Volano has always been an open book company. We like to keep up with our peers and understand the marketplace. You get that from opening your doors and telling people about the work you do.
We are always interested in learning about companies that may be at a point where their current systems and process won’t scale with their growth. Meeting with these companies doesn’t always result in winning business. In fact, more often than not, it doesn’t. However, there is value for us in exploring the opportunity and offering consultation, even if it’s only to recommend the client that they buy off the shelf software that more suitably meets their needs and budget. We are happy to pay for these kinds of referrals when they result in business.
June 13, 2023
Data is like a vast set of building blocks, each has different shapes, sizes, and colors. Just like each brick has its unique utility, every piece of data carries a unique piece of information. As a business owner, how can you possibly start understanding what all the pieces of data from those fancy reports mean? […]
June 2, 2023
For small manufacturing companies with less than 100 employees and revenues of around $20–50 million, several key factors contribute to their success. Here are some important considerations: By focusing on these key factors, small manufacturing companies can enhance their competitiveness, achieve sustainable growth, and maintain profitability. It’s important to adapt these factors to the specific […]
June 1, 2023
Several years ago, I was working on a product that required some attention from the software product teams. This happens to all software over time because a user’s needs change, features need to be added, and bugs happen (naturally). The undertaking was large enough, so our team agreed it would be ideal to talk with […]
May 30, 2023
There’s an ongoing debate: custom software versus off-the-shelf Software as a Service (SaaS). A few misconceptions tend to cloud everyone’s judgment and influence decisions in this area. It’s time to put these myths to rest and bring clarity to the conversation. Myth 1: Custom Software is Outdated Custom software is inherently outdated, which couldn’t be […]
March 15, 2023
Why continue to utilize a mess of spreadsheets to run your operations? We think there’s a better way. Here are the top 7 reasons you should switch to custom software.
February 3, 2023
Wait. What’s the problem again? Several years ago I was working in Healthcare for a tech startup. At the time, healthcare systems could not bill patients until a chart was signed off and locked by a provider (MD, PA, or NP). The provider had to step through every single screen and check a box regardless […]