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6 Proven Methods to Keep Your Team Motivated

If you’ve been on any team for more than a few hours, you know that there is an ebb and flow to motivation. There are a slew of reasons why your team could be lacking motivation, but how you handle the situation and inspire your team is what really matters. We’ve got a few tips… Continue reading

Do You Even Know What You’re Building?

What are you building? What are you trying to accomplish? What do you want your system to do? These are all excellent questions. Whether you’re looking to build a small system with fewer, simpler features or a large system with more complex features, you should really know what you’re getting yourself into before you start…. Continue reading

Development 101: What You Need to Know Even If You’re Not a Developer

We’re going back to the basics. If you’re a developer, or even if you’re not, there are essential, foundational issues that need to be handled and planned for before you begin a development project. Don’t focus on the big picture (well, maybe a little). Now let me be clear. The big picture is important. Most… Continue reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Web Publishing: Part 1

The web is a digital world filled with creativity, self expression, and constant sharing of creative content and ideas. However, within this bright and shiny universe there is a dangerous side: You can be sued for what you write, share, and use within your website or blog. Yep. I said sued. But before you delete… Continue reading

Top 6 Management Tools Every Creative Needs

Let’s be honest. Project managing is a stressful job. With coordinating different tasks, managing calendars, keeping strict deadlines, and communicating with team members, your plate gets really full really quickly. You could, of course, always hire a project manager. Or, you could check out some of our favorite management tools below. Each of these is… Continue reading

Top 10 Design and Development Software Tools You MUST Use in 2016

If you’ve been in design and development for any length of time, you already know about the veteran software tools available to you: Adobe, PHP Developer, Sublime, and Yeoman, just to name a few. However, this year has been a big one in regards to changing how developers and designers work together – it’s no… Continue reading

Why QuickBooks and FreshBooks Are Not Competing

Accounting. Invoices. Finances. Payroll. For some, it’s the stuff of dreams. For others, the stuff of nightmares. Honestly, just hearing the word “finance” makes me stressed. I wish I was kidding. So if anything makes my business accounting and invoicing a little simpler, I’m a big fan. While there’s always the age-old option to hire… Continue reading

You Always Have to Look at the Money

Budgeting. Yikes. It may seem like a foreign concept to some, but for freelancers and self-employed individuals, budgeting is crucial. That means you must learn to manage a business budget and a personal budget. “But I need to get my business off the ground!” I’m sure you do. However, neglecting to keep your personal finances… Continue reading

4 Tips to Avoid Lawsuits for Your Business

Every time you scroll through a feed or pick up a magazine it seems as if another lawsuit story is underway. Our social default has essentially become to sue first, ask questions later. For freelancers and businesses this poses a hairy situation since any of your clients at anytime can sue you for your work…. Continue reading

The Skinny on All Things Agreements (read this or regret it later!)

We already know that people communicate differently and every client brings their own unique experiences to every conversation we have; however, this simple fact can be often overlooked and we may think our client already knows what we mean when we tell them what they will receive. Contracts are vital in the freelance world, since… Continue reading

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