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Okay, real talk, blogging often is hard shit. We care so much about you and your time. We don’t write posts for the sake of writing posts. If we have a passionate topic, you’ll see it here. Otherwise trust we are probably just busy making something great for the citizens of the interwebs.

Lessons Learned From Building 200+ Websites

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the years our team has built on a lot of sites, over 200 for sure. We don’t have a hard count because our earliest sites are hard to find. Some, are you sitting, were built with FLASH. It gives me chills to think we started off making band sites with flash and grungy fonts,…

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Down with the rockstars and ninjas

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every day I see or hear companies touting they are design rockstars, or only hire WordPress ninjas. Can we stop with that as a work culture in general. I know I for one do not want to hire a rockstar accountant, or a plumbing ninja. It’s just not the kind of people I like to…

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Avoiding app attack

Reading Time: < 1 minute I know this has happened to you, as it has happened to me. You see a tweet, email, or some article highlights a great new tool, service or app for your business. It could be something new for marketing, productivity, accounting, or social media. A pretty logo, a nice splash page, and a killer video.…

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Trials and Errors

Reading Time: < 1 minute There are a lot of things that we never try for lack of courage, extra finances or motivation. However, we all know that some of the best discoveries are made through relentless trials and successive errors. Our businesses and organizations are very much our labs for experimentation. Don’t let our slick websites fool you… we…

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MLK 2010

Reading Time: < 1 minute The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929—1968

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out of my way

Reading Time: < 1 minute My youngest boy evidently has a favorite ‘adult’ restaurant that he asked to go to several times while we were on vacation. So we headed out to it one afternoon for their specialty shakes and reasonably good americana fair. The service in this establishment was mediocre at best during a ‘less than busy’ period of the…

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how are we/you doing?

Reading Time: < 1 minute People reference your work whether you think so or not. Sometimes it is positive. Other times it is negative. And, even if it is mediocre or indifferent, that is still a type of reference. Do you care what people are saying OR not saying? You should! Given the 3 options, only 1 of them will generate future…

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armchair quarterback

Reading Time: < 1 minute I wonder if anything is worse than stating the obvious. Like when watching a sporting event live, and the guy next to you has to constantly scream “Shoot the puck (or ball, or whatever sport)!!” So somehow this guy clearly knows more about when and how to make the shot, than the guy on the…

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Good Business, Bad Business

Reading Time: < 1 minute This is NOT one more post about the tough times… you can get that negative talk anywhere. We all need some inspiration, motivation and ideas to move forward and upward in our pursuits. —- One of the most foundational contributions to my personal leadership & business development was being pressed by a friend to read…

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the BEST during the WORST

Reading Time: < 1 minute Do the hard times really bring out the best in businesses and non-profits? I believe so. One recent commentary on our current economy strongly suggested that during lean economic times it is natural for people to trend towards ‘BEST’ even when on a whole we are spending less. Think about it, even the BEST companies…

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