How to Incorporate Technology to Solve Business Problems

A couple of years ago, I gathered the 33 top business challenges across all industries. They fall within several main segments: StrategyMarketingRecruitmentManagementSalesTechnologyLegal While tech is self-explanatory (and notably solved with technology itself), software and hardware solutions can contribute to easier organization in the long run. Here’s how the global market and the U.S market look in relation to the tech industry. Source: https://www.comptia.org/content/research/it-industry-trends-analysis Based on CompTIA's IT Industry Outlook 2021, fifty percent (50%) of tech growth worldwide is fueled by emerging technologies such as IoT software and hardware, SaaS+PaaS, AR/VR, robotics, AI, big data, and next-gen security. Accordingly, the factors… Continue Reading

14 Reasons Why the Website RFP Process Is Really Broken

One of the most painful roadblocks of the web ecosystem is the practice of creating and submitting RFPs (Request for Proposals). And among the leading reasons why we transitioned to WordPress retainers back in 2014 was precisely due to how broken this process is. (The other key goal was focusing on recurring revenue.) But since the process of recruiting agencies and freelancers is so ridiculous at large, let's look up some raw data. 80% Of All Projects Fail The most trusted and authoritative source of data in terms of project success and failure rates is the CHAOS report by the… Continue Reading

10 Tips to Efficiently Manage Emails

Email is still the go-to communication protocol that I prefer over everything else. Meetings and calls are necessary every now and then, but communicating with vendors, partners, peers, PR, and media editors is a lot easier asynchronously, plus the added benefit of managing notifications or work reports within the email inbox. We have signed at least three seven-figure contracts over email - and we’ve never met two of our partners live. Considering the impact of COVID-19, distributed communication is ever so important, and this aligns really well with one of the oldest communication mediums for digital experts. Emails vs. Meetings… Continue Reading

Top Challenges When Using Slack For Managing Projects And Clients

How do you make the most out of using Slack? If you have to be available for emergencies but want to skip all the noise and offtopic going on, what would you do? The Downsides Of Using Slack In Practice Even with per-channel notification options and plenty of channels, it's easy to miss an important convo. Examples: 1) Are client/partner channels on or off? "On" means loads of noise. "Off" means you don't see emergencies if other folks aren't on duty. 2) How often do you look into "general help" channels helping out colleagues? It's a slippery slope. 3) What… Continue Reading

25+ Business Scaling Mistakes Running a Large WordPress Website

Running a successful large WordPress website that generates hundreds of thousands or millions of page views a month comes with its own challenges. Business owners often become victims of various dangerous mistakes while scaling their online presence leading traffic to a platform that couldn't handle the volume of users or content published on a regular basis. Since this guide represents a long-form reference sheet, here's a table of contents that would help you navigate easier in the complex world of WordPress stability challenges: WordPress Websites in a Nutshell WordPress is a wonderful platform which currently powers over 35% of the… Continue Reading

14 Ways To Dramatically Speed Up Your Website From A Technical Perspective

.. But what if the website can’t handle that much traffic? That would reflect in 4xx and 5xx error codes, unresolved pages or complete downtime. As we know, 404s are not a big deal SEO-wise, but customer dissatisfaction can affect your bounce rates and impact your overall strategy in the long run. Performance for UX, SEO, Cost Savings and More DIY site builders and hobbyist service providers are everywhere. This leads to low-cost WordPress solutions bundled with numerous plugins which ends up being a mess. While I appreciate WordPress as a solution that’s free and open source, with a bearable learning… Continue Reading

Do You Need a WordPress Website For Your Small Business?

The vast popularity of WordPress websites for small businesses is staggering. In addition to the utilization of services such as Squarespace, Wix, or Weebly, one may ask what is the best solution or a platform for building a website. With that in mind, it's worth talking about the main idea of running a standalone website for a small business. What Purpose Does a Website Serve For a Business? A few standard assumptions (followed by the majority of the businesses): Providing detailed information about the products or services offered by the businessStructuring and keeping up to date the company information that… Continue Reading

What Are The Main Security Considerations for WordPress-Based Enterprises?

Security is incredibly important for all the right reasons. However, a small blog or a 5-page business website is less prone to becoming a target as compared to a popular enterprise where competitors, top black hats, and other 3rd parties may have an incentive to receive some proprietary information which may be very, very expensive. WordPress Security is also one of the 15 main obstacles that enterprises report in WordPress. I've discussed the list in a separate post based on our sales meetings and calls with various enterprises and what helped us sign several deals with multi-billion dollar brands. Massive… Continue Reading