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Why a Development Shop is Your Best Bet

August 14, 2014

Why a Development Shop is Your Best Bet

Perhaps the most exciting phase of a business is right at the beginning. You’ve uncovered your great idea, you’ve done the initial research, and you’ve started talking to potential customers. You know what you want to build. Now what? For many...

4 Keys to a Great Social Media Strategy

August 8, 2014

4 Keys to a Great Social Media Strategy

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you followed a pretty typical digital media path when you started out in business. 1. Get the domain 2. Create a Facebook page 3. And Twitter account 4. And LinkedIn account 5. And...

Why Good SEO Can't Be Your Only Strategy

August 4, 2014

Why Good SEO Can't Be Your Only Strategy

We all know it’s mandatory for your website to be able to be found by search engines. These days, if Google doesn’t know you exist, you might as well not. But, while SEO is important, it can’t be the only digital strategy companies use. The...

Where to Find Great Business Ideas--Even When You Think You Can't

August 1, 2014

Where to Find Great Business Ideas--Even When You Think You Can't

Have you ever thought you’d like to be an entrepreneur, but you just can’t come up with the right idea? Maybe you’ve got an idea but aren’t sure if it’s viable. Or maybe you feel completely stuck, unable to come up with any idea at...

3 Tips For Finding Great Blog Content

July 30, 2014

3 Tips For Finding Great Blog Content

We talked last week about the importance of content marketing, no matter what industry you’re in. Content marketing can attract an audience, and once you have an audience, promoting your business is that much easier. “But,” you...

How Responsive Design Will Help Your Business

July 28, 2014

How Responsive Design Will Help Your Business

If you know anything about websites, you've heard the term 'responsive web design.' It's the number one trend in site design in the last 2 years, and you'll be hard pressed to find a designer not using it. If you're not familiar with responsive web...

How to Know if Content Marketing is Right for You

July 24, 2014

How to Know if Content Marketing is Right for You

By now, you’ve probably heard the buzz about content marketing. Everyone’s talking about it, and everyone’s experimenting with its potential. But, what exactly is content marketing, and is it really right for your...

The 1 Thing You Should Be Doing--No Matter What

July 22, 2014

The 1 Thing You Should Be Doing--No Matter What

Recently a friend told me about a group of men he had been hanging out with. “I’m the youngest by at least 20 years,” he said. “And they’re all successful, run multiple businesses each. The talk is crazy: politics, religion, business. And...

Why You Should Blog--No Matter Your Industry

July 21, 2014

Why You Should Blog--No Matter Your Industry

If you’re in business in 2014, you should have a blog. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Yes, it takes time to write good blog posts, and it can sometimes be hard to clearly see the ROI. But, like networking, blogging is something that seems...

Embrace the Fear

July 16, 2014

Embrace the Fear

“You’re willing to give up good on the off-chance of finding great.” Someone said this to me recently, and the most confusing thing about the statement was that it was said in an accusing way. Isn’t that true of everyone? Turns out that...

Failure Is Inevitable--And It's Not Glamorous

July 14, 2014

Failure Is Inevitable--And It's Not Glamorous

"The hard thing isn’t dreaming big. The hard thing is waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat when the dream turns into a nightmare." --Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things In the Silicon Valley-inspired startup culture, we...

Why We Think People Matter Most--Even in Tech Development

July 11, 2014

Why We Think People Matter Most--Even in Tech Development

Let’s be honest. These days we’re kind of in love with our technology. Phones, tablets, and wearables are all a part of our daily existence, both in our personal and work lives. We use them for everything from getting directions to sending...

Know Thyself and Win Every Time

July 8, 2014

Know Thyself and Win Every Time

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will...

Why Globalization is the Future of Technology Development

July 7, 2014

Why Globalization is the Future of Technology Development

When most people think of outsourcing, they think of Asian factories crammed full of underpaid workers doing dangerous work Americans abandoned a century ago. With that picture in mind, it makes sense that we have a negative view of outsourcing...

How to Ruin Your Entrepreneurial Journey Before You Even Start

June 24, 2014

How to Ruin Your Entrepreneurial Journey Before You Even Start

I have a dirty little secret. I’m a perfectionist. I like things done just right, and I want to know from the outset that they’re going to turn out, well, perfectly. Even if they won’t admit it, most entrepreneurs are the same way. We want to...

How Intrapreneurship Could Work For You

June 23, 2014

How Intrapreneurship Could Work For You

Thanks to the enormous successes of Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other tech startups, entrepreneurship is experiencing another hey day. Some estimates put the number of new tech startups each at 100 million. And, let’s face it, with $17 billion...

The Myth of the All or Nothing Startup

June 16, 2014

The Myth of the All or Nothing Startup

Do you ever think that startup culture is really a cult? We have our supreme leaders (successful founders like Zuckerberg and verbose investors like Andreessen). We have our uniform (skinny jeans, “vintage” t-shirts, Warby Parker glasses). We...

Why Client-Vendor Communication Is So Important In Tech

June 12, 2014

Why Client-Vendor Communication Is So Important In Tech

Inside the web development industry, it is extremely common for client/vendor relationships to go south due to misunderstandings of changes, inability for both sides to communicate ultimate vision, and the inability to account for every variable...

Build What You Know

June 9, 2014

Build What You Know

I have a friend who always tells me his latest business idea. I’ve listened to dozens of his ideas at this point, and I can always tell what he’s actually thinking as he talks: “This can make me a lot of money.” Don’t get me wrong. I like...

Why Does Passion For Doing Good Business Fade

June 5, 2014

Why Does Passion For Doing Good Business Fade

You probably find it interesting that there are so few companies well known for doing good business. Not just having great prices, but fantastic customer service, going over what is expected and truly making every effort to stand out from the...