Are you a hunter or farmer in your business?

By Keith on January 09, 2019

For the first several years of my business I thought the best way to attract new clients was to keep my prices low to compete with other web developers. After all, lower rates means more work, right? I was right, I was able to attract a lot of clients. The bad news was that I […]

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Three Easy Steps for Building an Editorial Calendar

By Keith on January 03, 2019

If one of your 2019 resolutions revolved around giving your company’s blog some much needed TLC, terrific! Having a strong content marketing plan in place is an essential part of finding success as a business owner. One of the first places to start is developing an editorial calendar for your blog. I know, it sounds […]

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What was the favorite thing you read in 2018 to help your business?

By Keith on December 27, 2018

Hopefully you enjoyed your Christmas! Did you read any good books in 2018 that helped your business? If so, which ones? Hit “reply” and let me know, I’d love to hear and add to my reading list for 2019. I’ll go first: by far the best book I read in 2018 was Badass Your Brand, […]

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Don’t wear a mask on your website

By Keith on December 19, 2018

Imagine that you’re looking for somebody to roof your house. You’ve scoured the internet and had a few people come to your place to give you a quote. After a few duds, the perfect contractor finally comes. He’s polite, says all of the right things, knows his stuff, has endless references and a fair price. […]

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How to tell if your website has had a successful year

By Keith on December 18, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close (it’s hard to believe!) it’s the perfect time to stop and reflect. While some personal reflection is great, take some time and think about how the year has been for your business too. As far as your website goes, here are some ways to gauge if 2018 was as […]

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Clean out the clutter

By Keith on December 14, 2018

I changed the oil in my snowblower last weekend. Changing the oil is usually a pretty easy task. But I’ve been neglecting my garage organization for a bit and I’ve built up a lot of clutter. So instead, a half hour job stretches out to an hour and a half as I curse and kick […]

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Working ON your business vs IN your business

By Keith on December 12, 2018

Like you, one of the reasons why I started my business was because I wanted to have control over my life. I want to work on projects I enjoy. I want to create my own schedule. And I want to be free to make my own business decisions. But sometimes, instead of being free, it […]

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Goodbye Packets

By Keith on December 05, 2018

You’ve successfully finished an engagement with one of your clients. They’re happy, you’re happy, you’ve high-fived and there’s confetti floating down from the ceiling as your client skips off into the sunset. You’re done! Or are you? Do you have a client wrap-up process? A routine that you follow at the end of a successful […]

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Your web design New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

By Keith on December 04, 2018

While most New Year’s resolutions focus on going to the gym, eating healthier, or reading more, you should also take some time and think about your business as you head into 2019. Your website is a crucial tool when it comes to boosting your brand, so you’ll want to make sure you’re devoting the proper […]

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Focusing on the wrong things

By Keith on December 03, 2018

When I first started my business, I was focused on all of the wrong things. I focused on what I thought I was good at… coding websites. I didn’t see myself as a business owner solving problems for my clients – I saw myself as a vendor. I took on any project that came to […]

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5 Organizational Tools to Boost Your Business AND Your Web Presence

By Keith on November 15, 2018

Any business owner knows that staying organized and focused is essential if you want to succeed. Having the right tools on hand is an important part of making this possible. Here are a few of my favorite tools for entrepreneurs. I’d highly suggest giving a couple of them a shot! Buffer You know how important […]

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An old man solving problems

By Keith on November 12, 2018

A giant ship engine failed. The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure but how to fix the engine. Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young. He carried a large bag of tools with him, and when he arrived, […]

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