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Post Status: The WP Agency Journey With Mario Peshev Of DevriX — Post Status Draft 138

In this episode, Mario Peshev, founder of DevriX, joins Cory Miller to discuss WordPress retainers, entrepreneurship, and the future of WordPress. Mario encourages agency owners to chase recurring revenue to build in the freedom to do quality work with the capacity to lead into your future vision for your business.

Forbes: Nine Factors To Consider When Choosing The Perfect Project Management Tool

With the right project management tool, you can save you and your team valuable time and money as well as streamline your workflow and reduce stress. Having all your project information in one place ensures deadlines and details aren’t missed, and you’re better able to keep track of who is working on what and what roadblocks they may be facing.

Entrepreneur: 5 Business Predictions for 2023 Following the Downward Spiral in Tech

At the beginning of the quarter, one share of Meta Platforms Inc, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, was traded at $378. Less than two months in, the technological juggernaut collapsed to under $89 a share — reaching the trading levels of 2015. But Meta is not alone. The Nasdaq 100 took a 38% hit from its peak.

“If you have seen Shark Tank or Dragons’ Den and want to follow in the investors’ footsteps, join SeedBlink and search for deals to back.” Mario Peshev is a serial entrepreneur and prolific market consultant who created his first website in 1999. He runs DevriX – a top 20 WordPress agency in the world – and offers consulting services through Growth Shuttle, his business coaching firm for SMEs, scaleups, agencies and companies undergoing digital transformation.

Acquiring Digital Properties: Why, What, and Where to Buy

I have been buying digital properties, websites, SaaS platforms, e-commerce applications, content publishing websites, and so forth, for the past nine years. Some of these properties that I buy are very cheap ranging from a few hundred bucks to a couple of thousands.

Startup Savant: How to Thrive in an Inflationary Economy

Inflation is at a 40-year high, and although it dipped a bit in recent months, it is still a lofty 7+ percent. Unprepared businesses often sink in an inflationary era; however, there are savvy business owners who knew all along that the global economy is cyclical.

The Current: Site down means no sales. Get prepared for holiday traffic spikes

The holidays are peak season in commerce, and the shopping season is only getting longer. The Black Friday kickoff extended to Cyber Monday, which in turn became a kickoff to Cyber Week. This year, Walmart and Target have already announced plans to move Black Friday deals up to the beginning of November. A month before that, those retailers joined Amazon in holding early holiday kickoff events.

Recruiter: Little Interest in an Open Position? 9 Tips for Increasing the Number of Applications

Today’s Question: If you’re facing a lack of interest in one of your open positions, what’s one thing you can do to increase the number of applications coming in? Why does this work so well? These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year, and have created tens of thousands of jobs.

Forbes: Eight Effective Ways To Help Employees Create Clear, Meaningful Career Paths

Employees are searching for employers who take an interest in their career trajectory and genuinely care about their future with the company. If an employee doesn’t believe they’re truly valued, they may choose to find an employer who does value them, which is why it’s so important for businesses to focus on professional development.

Forbes: Forbes: Taking On A Major Project? Keep Your Team Organized With These Nine Strategies

It’s often said that “the devil is in the details”—and getting them wrong could mean the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful project. If you’re working on a major project requiring attention to fine details, it’s important to keep your team organized and to have a plan in place. You may also benefit from prioritizing certain tasks and holding team members accountable throughout the project’s life cycle.

17+ Experts Suggest 3 Blogging Mistakes Bloggers Always Make and How to Fix Them

Blogging is one of those areas that is always “about to die” but never lets go. As my agency profiles in high-scale WordPress projects and WordPress is built on PHP, I’ve spent the past decade listening about the decay of both technologies… And yet, PHP is the most widely used programming language with 79% adoption on the web and 43% of all websites out there are built on WordPress.

10 Reasons Your Business Needs Core Values

I’ve been quoted in hundreds of roundups on all sorts of management and leadership questions—from ways to build resilience (Forbes) through identifying toxic cultures (Inc) to warning signs for new hires (Small Business Trends). While looking for the “Philosopher’s Stone” (or the next “Golden Rush”) is a normal human trait, there’s a deeper problem to identify first.

12 Key Differences Between Coaching and Consulting I Didn’t Expect

The past 20 years have uncovered a myriad of professions or titles that are loosely defined, or not immediately related to a clear connotation. A great example of this is depicted by one of my most popular posts which is about non-programmers called “developers” and the different technical titles. It made it to HackerNews years ago, and still shuffles around Twitter feeds I get looped into (including this morning).

AllBusiness: Managing Transition in the Workplace: 11 Tips for Supporting Employees

Every growing organization will experience role transitions at some point. Whether a project is changing hands, an employee is moving into a promotion, or you’re hiring someone to take on a new position, you will want the transitions to go smoothly. For the best ways to ensure successful transitions, a panel of Young Entrepreneur Council members share their best advice.

Mario Peshev on Meetings

11 Better Ways to Manage Teams Without Tedious Meetings

As a firm evangelist of the values of asynchronous communications, I’m strongly opinionated when it comes to meetings. Meetings are not all evil. I’ve covered some workarounds for meetings (when necessary) and several reasons to set up a meeting. But beyond that, meeting creep is so prevalent—especially in the context of remote/hybrid environments—that productivity and work satisfaction are almost non-existent right now.

Entrepreneurs: How To Optimize Your Workflow And Get Hours Back Every Week

As a leader, you likely have a hand in many different sectors of your business, whether it’s overseeing employees or directing specific projects. Because of the amount of time you have to devote to so many different activities, you may be losing time jumping from project to project. But there are ways that you can optimize your workflow without risking burnout and still get the same amount of work done—if not more—with time to spare.

Struggling To Attract New Talent? Eight Mistakes You Might Be Making

In the current hiring market, competition is fierce. With so many options available to job seekers, companies must attempt to out-compete others in their industry in order to attract and hire talent, and this has led to many companies struggling to fill roles—and wondering what they can do to make the top of candidates’ lists.

Hiring in the New Normal: Balancing Employer and Employee Needs

As an entrepreneur, every person you hire has the potential to impact your vision. So choosing the right people and onboarding them well is crucial to keeping your company culture intact and your team on the same page. Now, in the wake of a worldwide pandemic and the Great Resignation, finding the right people and bringing them into the fold is even more challenging.

8 Tips for Breaking Through a Creative BlockOvercoming

When you’re a creative person, it’s normal to experience blocks where you feel as though you aren’t original or innovative enough. Many people experience this same lack of confidence when they don’t believe in their skills; however, knowing how to move past these blocks is critical.

These answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization composed of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year, and have created tens of thousands of jobs.

Nine Effective Ways To Showcase Your Personality On LinkedIn

When you’re looking to impress potential employers and business peers, it can be difficult to show off your personality on the limited pages of a resume or job application. Thankfully, LinkedIn provides a great opportunity to get more personal with your network. With room for a summary that encompasses your career highlights and the option to write recommendations for your fellow colleagues, LinkedIn can truly help showcase your personality. To help you drive deeper, more personal connections, nine members of Young Entrepreneur Council detail how to put your best foot forward and let your unique self shine through.

10 Apps To Boost Productivity And Efficiency For You And Your Whole Team

For many professionals, having the option to work from home has brought significant benefits, like cutting commuting costs or working in a more comfortable setting. However, it can be even easier to lose time at work when sharing that space with responsibilities in the home, whether it’s the laundry sitting in the corner of the room, the kids’ homework or the dog needing to go outside. No matter if you’re improving your own time management or your whole team’s, it’s important to make sure that your working hours are spent productively, and there are many apps and software solutions for that. Below, 10 Young Entrepreneur Council members share their top recommendations for apps that help boost your productivity and your company’s overall efficiency.

10 Ways To Be More Intentional In Your Networking Efforts This Year

Throughout the pandemic, it has been difficult for many professionals to build and maintain new business relationships. Interactions may have been limited to Zoom calls or virtual happy hours, while valuable in-person networking events were placed on the back burner. Now that many restrictions have eased and employees are heading back to the office or have settled in to their new work-from-home routines, many people are ready and eager for more intentional networking efforts. Below, 10 members of Young Entrepreneur Council explain how professionals can make their networking efforts more effective for the rest of 2022 and beyond.

How to Catch Up on Work When You’re Behind

Do you have an endless list of tasks that keep growing before you can begin to cross things off? Hey. It happens to the best of from time to time. However, add up having an endless list with all the fires you’re putting out, and suddenly you’re behind the eight ball. It may not have been your intention, but that mountain of work can start to feel unattainable. And as a consequence, you may miss deadlines or milestones that you’ve set. Understandably, this can lead to an overwhelming and stressful feeling. Even worse? If you start to miss deadlines, it isn’t easy to regain your focus and get back on track.

13 Ways to Stay Productive When Your Business Is Understaffed

The “Great Resignation” has forced many businesses to contend with understaffed teams, demanding customers, and discouraging employees. This environment of overwork and reduced morale can naturally have a negative effect on a team’s productivity. To keep productivity high, even while experiencing a staff shortage, you’ll need to be intentional about your work. To help set you on the right track, 13 members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) weighed in on the following question: “When you’re operating while understaffed, what’s one method you have for maintaining productivity? Why does it work so well?” Consider these recommendations to improve your team’s productivity and their outlook on work.