Tuesday Apr 18, 2017

winning business proposal

5 Tips for Writing a Winning Business Proposal

Win prospects with a simple, logical process

Winning business proposal is the foundation for your company, but it’s also the hardest document to write. A strong, well-written proposal can help your business thrive.

Wednesday Apr 12, 2017

website redesign strategy

How to Redesign Your Website without Losing SEO

How to save SEO during your website’s redesign

Congratulations! You decided to redesign your website. Making this transition is much like moving and can be just as stressful. There are so many features to pack up and you don’t want to leave anything valuable behind

Tuesday Apr 04, 2017

effective meeting strategies

Meetings Every CEO Should Have Weekly

Tips for scheduling your weekly meetings to make them effective

There are 3 basic principles for most (if not all) meetings that I schedule as a business owner and Managing Director (another name for CEO). All my meetings, to be effective meetings, should:

Friday Mar 31, 2017

business accounting software

Tips for Using QuickBooks to Pay Taxes

How to get the most out of accounting and payroll software by leveraging QuickBooks to pay taxes.

As the tax deadline draws closer, your business may be in the middle of (or just starting) that annual process we all face – taxes. No one enjoys the process

Wednesday Mar 22, 2017

sales qualified lead

Four Qualities of a Qualified Lead

Characteristics to look for in a potential client. Moving from an unqualified lead to a qualified lead.

If you are in sales, you have to network. You meet lots of people with ideas of web sites, web applications and mobile apps they want to build. You’re used to meeting potential clients, but how do you determine a qualified lead?

Monday Feb 27, 2017

how to ask for payment professionally

How and When to Get Paid from Clients

Tips for organizing your business so you get paid promptly from clients

If you’re reading this blog, you may have a client who is slow to pay (or not paying at all!) for work done on a project. This blog won’t tell you what to do with that client, but it will walk you through good processes

Thursday Feb 16, 2017

Types of clients

Great Clients and Challenging Clients

How to handle difficult types of clients.

The other day I was listening to a podcast by Michael Hyatt, whom I highly recommend. He put into words a question I have been mulling over for quite a while: How should I think about clients who take a disproportionately high amount of my time and energy?

Tuesday Jan 31, 2017

automated software testing tools

Codeception: A Proven Automated Testing Tool

A reliable automated testing tool for software testing

Testing is crucial prior to publicizing a software product. There are two types of tests: Manual and Automatic. Both have their benefits.

Friday Jan 20, 2017

cost of website development

5 Keys to a Clear Website Estimate

Creating a clear website estimate that will impress your clients.

As an IT company owner, a big challenge is providing a clear website estimate to potential clients. If done right, an estimate can give your client a clear understanding of the price and work involved in the project and start the project on the right note.

Friday Jan 13, 2017

Benefits of FTEs

Benefits of FTEs: A Better Staffing Model

Augment your staff with an FTE employee and enjoy the benefits of FTEs.

In the web business, there are two common approaches for engaging clients in project development: Fixed Cost or Time and Materials. Yet I would recommend another, often overlooked method: the Full-Time Equivalent model (FTE).

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