Short Tips

September 13, 2021

What Topics Do You Find Most Interesting to Discuss With Other Business People?

Excluding personal topics around common interests (which is actually the case in most real-world conversations), business talk often revolves around specific pain points or new opportunities that are lesser-known. In terms of problems, there are dozens of common business pain points that tend to be evergreen – matters around management, recruitment, marketing, sales, strategy, legal,

Self-Discipline Mindset

September 4, 2021

What Is a Self-Disciplined Mindset?

A self-disciplined mindset does not require external motivation to keep going. Great leaders instill self-discipline through a combination of: Strong intrinsic motivation Strong vision keeping them going one step at a time A great community of partners and employees worth serving A purpose in life worth dedicating to And here are the vital elements in

What Made You Start Your Business?

September 1, 2021

What Made You Start Your Business?

Coming from enterprise-grade development, I was eager to bring WordPress to the enterprise world. Back when we started, WordPress was powering only 12% of the Internet. At the time of authoring this post, 42.4% of all websites online run on top of WordPress. This is a major win for the Open Source ecosystem at large.

August 25, 2021

Why Is Product Strategy Central to Business Performance?

Business performance can be assessed only if you can “measure” results. You can’t measure anything without defining the strategy first. The common way this happens is through the following workflow: Vision -> Strategy -> Tactics -> KPIs 1. Vision First off, devise the vision for the product development on top of the existing vision statement

August 18, 2021

How Can You Find Business Advisors?

Back when I first launched my website, I realized it’s almost impossible to find business advisors online. (Which was personally great news since I rank as a business advisor in the top 3 results in US Google search consistently). Most people offering relevant services for businesses are: Employed by a single company and not offering

Project Management Framework

August 10, 2021

What Is a Project Management Framework and How Is It Used to Run a Project Smoothly?

The project management ecosystem draws a blurry line between “methodologies” and “frameworks” and the former are more common and well-known within the industry. Methodologies are more strict, yet loosely defined to encompass a broader group of projects. For instance, Waterfall and Agile are generally defined as “methodologies”, the first group defining a project from start

Management tips

August 2, 2021

Is It Possible to Hide Incompetence and Contribute Nothing At Work?

Hiding incompetence is nearly impossible in startups and smaller agencies but is quite apparent in large enterprise corporations. Slacking and successfully hiding incompetence is possible when: The processes are slow – lack of performance reviews, 6-month long sprints, tons of time spent on R&D, validation, testing Teams are large – dozens of people working on

July 26, 2021

How to Showcase Your Clients on Your Website?

If you title your section “Clients” and the brands are no longer working with you, this would be somewhat misleading. If I were to write an article about you or base my buying decision on the list of customers, this would not be a valid strategy and would lead to a misalignment between the presented

July 19, 2021

Is It Possible to Have a Real Culture Within a Distributed Team?

Yes, it is definitely possible to have a real culture within a distributed team, although it is usually more complicated. Developing your culture is all about brand awareness, the mission of the company, and a process that’s adapted to distributed teams. In other words, if you work for your dream startup (or an organization whose

July 9, 2021

What Are the Inbound Marketing Tips to Remember In Generating Leads?

As compared to “outbound” which generally focuses on reaching prospects or target customers through advertisement or in-person strategies, “inbound” targets customers who can find a business organically.  Often, these inbound leads are website visitors turning into leads. These web visitors are generally divided into five main categories: Strangers – potential prospects who are about to