After moving into its new office a few months ago, DevDigital hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 12 for its new location on the third floor of the Tennessee Education Association building. Over 100 people attended the ceremony, including members of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce who oversaw the ribbon cutting.
DevDigital made the move from its last space at the historic Berger Building on Rosa L. Parks Blvd in August after spending close to six years there. However, as the company began to grow and accumulate more clients, employees, and projects, it was a necessity for DevDigital to make the change to its current site.
Located right down the road from the heart of Germantown and First Tennessee Park, the office space features six meeting rooms, a spacious work area for project managers, a full kitchen, and an open lobby. In addition to DevDigital, the location is also home...
Subscription-based businesses are everywhere now.
Do most of your home-cooked meals revolve around Blue Apron or Home Chef? Have you created a playlist on Spotify? Do you read The Athletic daily?
All of those businesses are just a few of the leading catalysts for today’s model of paying for access to content and product.
Book publishers and periodicals in the 17th century were believed to be the first to implement this model. Today, there are a bevy of businesses and websites that follow this standard, and it continues to be a way for businesses to capitalize on revenue growth. In 2016, the subscription-based market boomed by more than 100 percent over five years. The biggest retailers who followed the model produced more than $2.6 billion, up from $57 million in 2011.
So, why have businesses who abide by this standard suddenly become so prevalent and successful?
For starters, clients...
We’re reaching the inevitable point of the year where the Thanksgiving meal is finished, and our attention is now focused on completing our holiday shopping lists.
Although a recent study from Citi Retail Services says that 73 percent of shoppers plan to purchase gifts in-store, 57 percent say they’ll also make purchases this holiday season on a computer, and 42 percent will make acquisitions on a mobile device. Needless to say, technology has played a big part in how we shop for the holidays and will continue to do so in the future.
If you’re about to embark on your holiday shopping expeditions in the coming weeks, here are a few helpful tips on how technology can make things less stressful.
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Just because Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us doesn’t mean that retailers are through offering up discounts and savings. They’re looking to bring in lots of...
Last week, many parts of the world celebrated Diwali, the Hindu lights festival that spans over a five-day period and coincides with the Hindu New Year. It’s a celebration of light over darkness and good over evil.
Many of our friends and coworkers in our Vadodara office celebrated Diwali and shared their experiences with us. Here’s what they had to say:
“It was my daughter's first Diwali! We celebrated along with my paternal family. My family was very excited especially my grandparents as they were celebrating the first Diwali with their great-granddaughter.
I tried my hands on Rangoli, which came out to be pretty well as a beginner. The days were spent following our family custom of doing "pooja", visiting temple and spending time with family.
In a nutshell, it was a complete blast of fun with family.” -Rahul Upadhyay
“Diwali is one of the most awaited festival in India. It...
Ever wish you knew the price you’d get for something before you took it into a shop to sell it?
Sometimes it’s a painful process because you want to get the most bang for your buck of said item, despite it not holding any significant value to you anymore.
Those trying to sell catalytic converters also run into this problem.
For those unfamiliar, a catalytic converter (usually known as a catcon) is “a device used to reduce the toxicity of emissions from an internal combustion engine.” Introduced in 1975, these converters are still commonly used in cars and other various engine-equipped machines (trucks, buses, trains, etc.). And guess what, there’s some serious money in these things!
The folks at Belanger Recycling have a solution to make sure their freelancers get the right amount of money for their finds with a process that’s also time efficient.
Wayne Belanger and Micah Wade’s app...
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights that is celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture. Millions of people celebrate by attending firework displays, prayers, and celebratory events across the world every autumn. The actual day of Diwali is traditionally celebrated on the third day of the festival, which this year will be Wednesday, November 7. The celebration usually falls between the middle of October and the middle of November. This year, the festival will be celebrated November 5th-9th.
What is eaten during Diwali?
The celebration features various rich, savory, and sweet dishes. While eating out is popular, families mostly prepare food at home for...
The Escape Game is quickly becoming America’s favorite real-life, puzzle-solving experience, with a variety of platforms for thrill-seekers to choose from.
The popularity of the escape room phenomenon has been exploding over the past couple of years now. In 2014, there were only 22 escape rooms in America. Now, that number has eclipsed to over 2,000, including three Escape Game locations in the Nashville area. Escape Game seems to have laid claim as the most popular escape room company across the United States
Even with three, the sites all get a heavy barrage of visitors looking to test their wits and nerves as they try to work together to complete the objective assigned to them. To combat the large crowds, the Escape Game at Opry Mills have installed kiosks outside their location, helping cement that they might not be just the most popular escape room company, but also the most...
There have been many conversations in Nashville recently about how to improve our public transportation system to meet the needs of our growing population. Perhaps you have noticed in the past couple of months an influx of men and women flying around the downtown area on electrical scooters. This new form of transportation was one solution offered by a company called Bird. The company was founded in 2017, and its main vision was to provide a shared transportation system that was environmentally friendly, user friendly, and friendly on the rider’s wallet.
A Bird scooter is the ideal mode of transportation for a person who needs to get to a place that might be too far to walk, yet too close to call a Lyft or an Uber. The user simply downloads the Bird app on his or her smartphone, which pulls up a map locating the closest Bird scooters that are available to ride. After finding a, ...
We’re moving! We are a little sentimental about leaving our beloved office space at the historic Berger building; however, with the ongoing success and growth at DevDigital, we need a bigger space to reach the needs of our team and our clients.
The Berger Building is a historic landmark on Rosa L. Parks Blvd. in downtown Nashville and has been operating as a space for local businesses to operate since 1926. In 2012, we felt very fortunate to move into a building that is on the list of the National Register of Historic Places. At that time, we had only six employees and had not yet discovered the potential of the basement space below (if you’ve attended a DevDigital party, you’ve surely checked out the “best kept secret party room” in Nashville.) Speaking of the “best kept secret party room” in Nashville, in the past six years we have hosted TONS of celebrations and emptied hundreds of...
What is LaborLinc?
LaborLinc is a better way to vertically integrate processes required while managing a part time workforce. For example, part-time employees no longer have to rely on post-it notes, text messages, or notebooks to keep up with their shift information. LaborLinc simplifies this process of managing part-time employees’ work to easily have access to this information in one organized place.
How Does LaborLinc work?
LaborLinc is user friendly because of its basic platform. The following outlines the functionality of the app.
Orders are created in LaborLinc and visible to both the clients and LaborLinc Admin through their portals.
LaborLinc sends employees invitations through the app, and the employees have the option to accept or decline each shift.
Supervisors clock the hours worked during an event.
Hours worked and payroll info are tracked and visible in the...