My Mention on TechCrunch

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A few weeks back I got a call from a client I had worked with in the past. I did not realize he was the COO at TechCrunch at the time – but I was glad I could help! For those of you in my life who have no idea what I do (most of my friends and family) – here is a taste: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/03/woe-are-the-great-fish-of-cape-cod/

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Business Attire in My Business

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I own and run a web development business and not unlike other types of businesses – what you wear when meeting with clients is important and sends a message about who you are.

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Management Tip: The 3 Ds

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Running a business can be both rewarding and stressful. Over the years – my biggest stress is that I could (and still can) be the bottleneck with projects which then causes even more stress. Wildly enough – I learned one of the most important lessons that has helped me run a business from PTA training.

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Jappler Recommends: RedmineCRM

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While recently upgrading Redmine via Bitnami I stumbled upon the coolest set of themes/plugins for Redmine since I started using it back in 2011: RedmineCRM. I instantly moved to using a customized version of their Circle theme and am going to install a few of their plugins to help workflow over the next few days. If you use Redmine and have not looked at RedmineCRM – take a few minutes and check them out!

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A Lesson in Customer Service

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For the last three months I have been dealing with a company (to remain nameless) in which I have received a faulty product. When dealing with the local option without any satisfaction or respect – I decided it was time to call the corporate office. As soon as I did – I felt like someone was actually listening and willing to make the horrible situation right by me. At the end of the day – even though this has been an ordeal I hope I never have to go through again, I have learned a lot both as a consumer… Read More »

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Defining the Problem is Half the Battle

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Over the last few years after seeing hundreds of projects come through my company – if I have learned one thing – it is that defining the problem is half the battle. So many times people will send over “documentation” which can sometimes be in the form of a mockup, an email, or a full blown specifications document. Most of the time the most difficult part of the project is extracting exactly what the client is looking for and not how to properly implement it. The client might even write one thing and actually mean something else so I always… Read More »

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Big Small Big

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I work with a number of clients that range in size and have noticed something interesting (at least to me). The bigger companies tend to have more resources, take a longer time to produce something, but in the end put out a high quality product. A lot of people inside of the big business (with big ambition) see the long development cycle and get frustrated for the long processes and decide to leave big business and start their own small business in hopes of being more efficient/quick. Once the business is set up – the ability to release products seems… Read More »

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