Category: Business

Sales Tips For Bootstrapping a Development Startup

Software developers often think about starting a business of their own. There are freelance and remote working opportunities, the job requires understanding business models, and the pay is great. Of course, the tricky question is – how to land repetitive customers? 4 Strategies For Bootstrapping Without A Sales Background Sales skills are paramount for founders….

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Strategies In Managing A Software Development Team

I’ve jumped between the role of a senior developer and a manager multiple times – including leading and managing a software development team role. My first stunt in management was nearly a decade ago. We were building a Java-based distributed software for a telecom group operating in multiple countries. I spent a year and a half…

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9 Important Lessons About Burnout In The Workplace

While I’m not a medical professional, I’ve been through several burnouts and some of my team members have blanked out for a few weeks before getting back on track. Here are several observations and thoughts of mine regarding burnouts. 1. Burnouts Are Often Not Directly Related to Work All of my burnouts and most of…

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Micromanagement – The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Micromanagement has nothing to do with caring about an employee. However, it’s important to review the different phases of a business and the professional experience of an employee – along with the work environment. What is Micromanagement? According to Wikipedia’s sources : In business management, micromanagement is a management style whereby a manager closely observes…

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How to Estimate a Web Development/Design Project?

Estimates Are Extremely Hard There’s a good reason why many service providers: build a limited set of solutions in order to stick to sane ballparks, venture into building products, or productize their services under a manageable scope. I wrote a detailed post on Why Are Estimates Challenging For Custom Development Work? and the reason we’ve…

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How to Create a Business Plan (for Startups)

Implementing a website itself is trivial – everyone can spin off a Wix or Weebly website in a matter of minutes and publish it live. Even with a rough business plan drafted quicky upfront. The question is – What do you have to offer and is there a market demand? CB Insights came up with…

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Saving Media in 2018 – Readers Pick The Winner

We live in interesting times. Social media has completely disrupted the way people consume information and get informed about the latest events. A study from Pew Research Center quoted by recode states: More than two-thirds of American adults — 67 percent, to be exact — “get at least some of their news on social media,”…

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Quora: 1 Year and 1 Million Answer Views

Most people who follow me online know that I’ve been spending a lot of time on Quora lately. I’ve been writing answers, participating in discussions, sharing existing Quora answers with my team and interacting with team members met through the platform. Which is probably why my local team prepared that spectacular clock for my birthday,…

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How to Find Leads for a WordPress Development Company?

In order to grow as a professional WordPress developer, you have to work with businesses that believe in expert development and value the long-term results. More often than not, business owners are fooled by the media and marketing collateral online explaining how easy development is, solutions sold for $20 – $100 or site builders that…

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