Business

Tell me about your tools

A few months back I was at a conference called Pressnomics. It’s an absolutely fantastic event not only for the solid presentations, but the hallway conversations had at this event are better than any I’ve at any other event ever. At the end of one of the days of presentations there was an after party.…

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A powerful phrase to remember

This week at work we made a change in staffing. We moved somebody out of one group in to another group. Not a promotion or demotion. Just a move. Still, when I passed along the news, I was sensitive to the fact that any time somebody is moved to a new position, there is the potential…

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Mea culpa. Now what?

Today, I made a mistake. OK, that’s not news. I make several mistakes every day. But today’s mistake cost my company a client. More about that in a minute, first I want to tell you a quick story. A few years back I had a call lined up with a potential client. About 15 minutes…

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Y U No Tell me: Make time for you

This is the 14th and final post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. I work a lot. I always have. I also have an obsessive personality, so if there’s something I like…

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Y U No Tell me: You can’t do it all yourself

This is the 13th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. This post could also have been titled “The Control Freak Syndrome.” When we were getting started with 9seeds, we were trying…

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Y U No Tell me: It’s not about the platform

This is the 12th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. WordPress is not the Golden Hammer. There. I said it. Even though we specialize in WordPress development, we always keep that…

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Y U No Tell Me: Company Names

This is the 11th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. When you’re first starting a company, something that you need to spend some time on is coming up with a company…

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Y U No Tell me: Bigger Projects != Better Projects

This is the 10th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. At 9seeds we have a team of about 10 people. At any given time, each of us will have 1-5 projects…

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Y U No Tell me: Distractions

This is the ninth post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. Let’s do a couple quick math problems together. 5 + 1 = 6. I think we both agree on that. How…

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