Being Productive As A Full-Time Freelancer

  By Claudia Young, team member This month, I am venturing into full-time freelance work. And to be honest, it’s terrifying. I have a Type A personality, but I know that staying at home makes it hard for me to get things done. I turn into a hermit that forgets to shower and eat meals, […]

Book recommendations for leaders

  By Shannon Farr, writing intern In every area of life, if you want to make a change or alter how you do things, the best way to find inspiration is through the examples of others. Sometimes, this can mean modeling your work ethic after a particular individual. Other times, this means relying on the […]

Investment that empowers a community (why I am sponsoring WordCamp)

If you had told me nine years ago that I would not only be a part of a tech community but that I would thrive in it, I would have laughed at you. I can barely program a VCR (yes, I just dated myself), let alone do something technical like build a website. Well, with […]

4 Quotes to Inspire Any and All Small Business Owners

  By Shannon Farr, writing intern As you can imagine, as an English major, I read quite a few novels, plays, and even poetry. I spend most of my evenings curled up on my couch, reading one book or another, sipping on my glass of wine. The other night, I was reading a book for […]

The idea of #GiveThemJamie and what it means for YOUR business

By Jamie Smith, owner When I talk to people about their website and their blogs, I often ask what makes them the preferred provider or what makes them different from the competition. I often get answers that force me to push further because they are too vague. “Great customer service” (does that mean your competition […]

Learning to lead helps teach how to follow

By Claudia Young, Writing Intern You know the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”? The same can be applied to humans. The older we get, the more we get stuck in our ways if we aren’t careful. It’s much easier to build habits and learn new skills when we are young. One thing […]

How to work from home and stay sane

by Claudia, Writing Intern Close your eyes and imagine this. (Okay maybe don’t close your eyes, since you need to read.) You wake up at 9 a.m., make some breakfast, turn on the TV, open your laptop and get to work, all without putting on pants. Seems great, right? Everyone dreams of having their own […]

How learning a foreign language improves your writing

  By Wayne C. Hahne, Writing Intern Writers are always looking to sharpen their craft in order to both write more proficiently and enhance their style of doing so. One lesser known, but successful method of enhancing your style and gaining more avenues professionally is learning a second language.

Thoughts from Ireland: Wisdom comes from experience

Most people posit that wisdom comes with age, and I’d agree with that. But what about the younger generations? As a 21-year-old, I am left to wonder, how do we become wiser? Do we simply have to wait for the years to pass? Through my relatively short time alive, I have come to form the […]

How I manage a small business while living with chronic illness

By Jamie Smith, owner of Jamie’s Notebook As small business owners, we overcome challenges to make our businesses successful. When you also live the life of a “spoonie” (someone with a chronic illness), the number of challenges often seem insurmountable. Today I’m sharing a few tips I’ve learned the hard way about running a small […]