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10 Reasons Why Web Projects Fail

I often wonder why so many of our clients come to us after their Web Projects fail. About 75% of our business comes from projects where someone else couldn’t get the job done. The most common situation is what I call the “Money Pit”. That’s where the developer keeps telling the client its almost done and they never get there….

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Web Focus Without Distraction

Sometimes I feel like the web has given us all ADD. Not too long ago I was a slave to the web. At work and at home I’d spend countless hours surfing blogs and reading articles that had nothing to do with the tasks at hand, nor did they really do anything for me in terms of expanding my intellect…

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The Benefits of Teamwork in a Startup Environment

Working to build a startup from the very beginning requires dedication and seemingly endless weeks of hard work. There are very few success stories revolving around a single entrepreneur, as most great innovations require teamwork. There are different associations between the size and focus of any team division. But it’s crucial to understand that each workspace is different with their…

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What’s Your USP (Unique Selling Point)?

Let me start off by asking you a question. How many of you have switched toothpaste brands over the course of your lives? How about deodorant, shampoo, or motor oil for your car? Have you ever thought about what makes one brand of these items different, or better, than the others? What is it about “your” particular brands that draws…

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You (the Designer) and I (the Client), We Make a Team

It takes more than compelling content and intelligent coding to produce a great website. A successful relationship between a designer and a client is, perhaps, just as imperative. Take a look through your portfolio. Are there any projects in there that you weren’t quite happy with? If so, think back to your relationship with that client. Were both parties on…

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Working as a Freelancer with No Speed Limit

There are so many people working freelance jobs online that it’s almost become a revolution of new media. You can graduate fresh out of high school and start working on freelance gigs almost immediately. There is plenty of money to be earned, plus you can still educate yourself along the way. I read a very interesting article discussing how there’s…

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How Seasonal Factors Can Influence Your Business

The four seasons of the year might not affect your business directly, unless you are a farmer, but more or less seasonal factors play a role for every kind of business. For some businesses, for instance ski vacations, it is obvious when the peak is, while for others this isn’t so. All equal, for the majority of businesses, except those…

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Three Steps To Avoiding the Wrong Clients

Once they’re out of design school and battling it out in the real world, designers can find themselves in a pretty crappy predicament. Maybe your teachers warned you to be as discerning as possible when taking on new clients (or maybe they told you the opposite, but you knew it was BS), but reality is often a rude awakening from…