The Pitfalls of Partnering in Business

If you’ve been in business for a while or if you’re just starting out, you may consider a partnership. Maybe you need financing. Maybe you need administrative help. Maybe you’re great at the administrative tasks, but need a little help on the creative side. So partnering up sounds like a great idea, right? Wrong. We’ve… 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

How to Never Lose Another Client in 4 Easy Steps

So you’ve made that big sale. Congratulations! But now what? Can your business run on new sales alone? Possibly, but keeping clients, especially good ones, is the key to a successful business. Of course, over time, you will lose or drop bad clients. However, learning to focus on landing and maintaining relationships with great clients… Continue reading

Small Business Owners: 7 Reasons Why Your Blog Isn’t Converting Any Leads (#2 is our favorite)

Yes, small business owners. If digital marketing is part of your marketing mix, you’re hopefully trying to figure out what role you company blog should play. It’s nonsensical to curate and write content on a weekly basis only to have it sit on the shelf with the hope that your specific audience happens to stumble… Continue reading

How to Land Your First Client

Imagine Elise, a recent grad who wants to branch out and start her own web design business, but is clueless about where to start or where to find her first client. Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. If you’re just branching out on your own, you undoubtedly have the skills it takes to… Continue reading

10 Things you MUST Know Before Starting a Web Design Business

In a perfect world, we would all know the ins and outs of starting a web design business before we even started one. Unfortunately, some of us had to learn this the hard way, but lucky for you, we’re here to teach you. Learn from our mistakes and consider these 10 things before starting your… Continue reading

The 3 Most Common Types of Web Developers

Both web developers and those who work with web developers need to know the importance of specialties within web development. Not all web developers have the same skill sets. Whether a knack for content production, coding, or designing, chances are a developer either falls into one of three categories, or is somewhere on the scale…. Continue reading