soft skills for success

June 24, 2020 Business Strategy

16 Most Important Soft Skills For Success

From the time we wake up, until the time we sleep, we’re surrounded by people. Whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, whether you like it or not, you have to interact with people. That’s when soft skills come into the picture. Soft skills are personal attributes that enable a person to interact effectively with

Critical Thinking Strategies

June 17, 2020 Business Strategy

Critical Thinking Strategies for Business Leaders

Critical thinking is a powerful skill that’s applicable in both daily life and running a business. However, managers and executives are in charge of large budgets and diverse teams. Irresponsible business decisions and ignoring risk management can harm a group of people and their families, in addition to other areas of business (partners and vendors).

website maintenance

June 10, 2020 Business Strategy

18 Reasons Website Maintenance and Planned Updates Are Important

As 95% of our development business revolves around WordPress retainers, the topic of ongoing updates and recurring contracts comes up during every presales call. Working with clients who switch agencies is easier (as they already understand the benefits of a technical partnership), but site rebuilds are often a challenge in that department. And the most

business advisors

May 27, 2020 Business Strategy

11 Types of Small Business Advisors

Management consulting is a $250 billion industry and growing businesses employ a diverse number of advisors for their business ventures. Running a business solo (or even with a co-founder) is not an easy feat. Executives and senior managers cannot realistically excel in every aspect of scaling a business. Small business advisors work with multiple clients

Why I Haven't Responded to Emails

May 13, 2020 Business Strategy

16 Reasons I Haven’t Responded To Your Email

After writing about the main reasons I don’t pick up my phone, I was eager to author a separate breakdown of why I dodge scheduled meetings (and what makes asynchronous work more bearable). But due to the evergrowing influx of emails or direct messages across a dozen platforms, a rationale behind delaying replies appears to

Mario Peshev and Cal Evans on the power of networking

April 29, 2020 Business Strategy

The Power of Networking Done Right

The reason I find networking critically important is simple. Referrals make the best business contacts. Freelancers get a lot of business through word-of-mouth. Internships are often contingent on a common point of contact. Hiring for a senior management position is almost completely dependent on networking. Moreover: Plenty of brilliant minds are introverts. You don’t always

what it means to niche down

March 25, 2020 Business Strategy

Focus, Niche Down, and Skyrocket Your Business

Selling to businesses locally or internationally usually entails selling services or products. Products are a bit easier since you can provide a trial version of your product and broadcast it everywhere. Products are also well-defined, you can easily outline the scope of your product and draft several case studies tackling specific problems. Services are different.

software outsourcing

March 18, 2020 Business Strategy

An In-Depth Breakdown of the Software Outsourcing Industry

If you have just stumbled upon this post organically, I’ve been running a 50+ agency for the past decade, currently consult 40+ businesses leveraging outsourcing, and offload multiple areas of work through outsourcing. As the question of outsourcing development services comes up fairly often, this guide answers the most common concerns or misconceptions business owners

Quora for business

March 4, 2020 Business Strategy

9 Ways to Use Quora for Business Growth

A few years ago, we ran a survey among most of our clients. We wanted to do a recap of a certain year and see what we could do better. Some of the standard questions revolved around our key services, what are the things we do best and where we fail the most. But, we