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Market research on a budget. Survey tips.

Market research on a budget. Survey tips.

March 11, 20093 Comments

The internet has provided a great mechanism for market research. Where previous traditional methods  include focus groups, panels or face to face interviews, via a wide range of mediums – the internet provides a cost effective route to getting the research you need when you need it at speed, and at a fraction of the […]

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The newbie guide to running a design business. Part 2.

The newbie guide to running a design business. Part 2.

March 8, 20092 Comments

Part one of my newbie guide to running a design business dealt with the essentials of getting a project off the ground, and winning a potential project / tender. Part two aims to deal with keeping a client happy. Including issues such as testing your developed site, after sale customer service – and the tools […]

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Creative businesses forum lauched!

Creative businesses forum lauched!

March 3, 20090 Comments

At the weekend, quietly,  I launched a forum for discussing all things web design / development / small business related. This should become an extension of the blog, giving users an opportunity to participate a bit deeper and engage with the site. We hope for it to become a resource for creative industries / small […]

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The newbie guide to running a design business. Part 1.

The newbie guide to running a design business. Part 1.

February 28, 20098 Comments

Armed with the right resources, can anyone run a webdesign business? Lets face it there are lots of great resources out there from the inception of a project, right up to completion. If you are newbie in the field, and are wondering about how to get your processes and resources in shape, this is the […]

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14 awesome open source music sites for digital creatives

14 awesome open source music sites for digital creatives

February 21, 20099 Comments

Hopefully this compilation of free open source and creative commons licensed music will help you to find the tunes you need to compliment your project – and who knows maybe it will help to propel the artist(s) to stardom.

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Back in business.

Back in business.

February 19, 20092 Comments

Phew.. It’s been a hectic few days, but I’m back.  For those of you guys still here, and sticking with me – thanks. For those of you who didn’t know what has been going on the past few days, I had ran out of bandwidth for this month, as the site got too popular for […]

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Lifestyle businesses are most at risk.

Lifestyle businesses are most at risk.

January 21, 20090 Comments

Money for old rope One of the easiest ways to grow is through repeat business. Repeat marketing, relationship building and selling to an existing customer base is a hell of a lot easier than finding new business. Many small businesses seem to be quite content being floaty lifestyle businesses where risk is minimal, things are […]

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2009 life / geek goals.

2009 life / geek goals.

December 24, 20085 Comments

Maybe it’s the time of year, but I’ve got very contemplative and restless recently. I know its not new years just yet but I’ve decided to create a 2009 to-do chart. Hey – if you don’t set target’s you’ll never reach any goals. So in no particular order, here’s what I want to achieve in […]

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6 industries / businesses the web changed forever.

6 industries / businesses the web changed forever.

December 12, 20084 Comments

In the words of the mighty Bob Dylan. The times they are a changin’. Or correction – ‘the times they have a changed’. There are a many traditional industries that wish the internet had never happened, as their business models have been severely affected by it. Give it a couple of years and there will […]

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5 questions old school clients ask, (and how to handle them).

5 questions old school clients ask, (and how to handle them).

October 23, 20084 Comments

We’ve all had them. The old school client, who think that as a customer they are entitled to use you as a glorified computer operative. Unfortunately – whilst it is easy to just “do as they say” for an easy life, adhering to every client whim is often not in both parties best interests, and can often lead to problems further down the […]

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