We're Not a Startup: We're a Lifestyle Business (and We Love It)

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In the wake of everyone's frenzy of creating businesses and raising funds, we're often confronted with questions like "can I invest in MarsBased?", "if you want to expand to other countries, why don't you raise money to do it faster?", "there's so much revenue you can make with a team of ten, so why don't you hire more salespeople and a bigger team to sell more?". More incredibly, we were approached to be acquired to "help your business grow" last year.

Why didn't we do it? The answer is clear: we are not a startup.

So, Do You Guys Do Only Ruby for the Backend?

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So, do you guys do only Ruby for the backend? is a question we get from all potential clients and friends in business quite often. Or worse: are you guys still doing only Ruby for the backend?

The short answer is yes. Ruby is the reason why we're in our third year and stronger than ever. But there are more reasons. Continue reading below!

How to Find and Hire Developers for Your Company

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The experts are in, and they all agree on that the new bubble in the market is the developers' salaries.

Startups are raising more money than ever, at incredibly high valuations, which increases the cost of developers, thus forcing other startups to raise even more money at an even crazier valuation.

It would seem that the only way to attract development talent is to be the hottest startup out there and splash the cash. But it's not.

How to Maintain Company Culture With Remote Teams

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Every day, we see more and more companies with distributed workforces & remote teams. Some belong to the sharing economy while others do it because they’re a small team and prefer to work from their hometowns. Everyone has a reason for remote work, however there doesn’t seem to be a general consensus for how to create a 100% remote company. In this post, we’ll share a few tips that helped us build and maintain our culture when everyone works remotely.

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