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How to Talk to 'Nerds' and Why You Should

August 29, 2012

As an entrepreneur, you probably think that if you can just get your business idea out into the world, the money will start flowing. The only problem is, your developer just can't seem to get your vision right or he bailed in the middle of a project or worse yet, he is taking your startup way over budget.

This obviously can't continue. You need to find and keep healthy relationships with developers. Your business’s success absolutely depends on it.

I have the privilege of helping entrepreneurs and startups on a daily basis in my role as one of the Nerds at QStart Labs. As the founder, I hired all the developers on the team and I’m the programmer all of our clients are introduced to first. So a lot of my job involves bridging technology and business.

In this role, I've learned a thing or two about communicating with techies. Here are six factors to remember in your interactions:

How have you best handled interactions of technology personnel? Let us know in the comments section below.