January 4, 2015 — – How a WordCamp can change your life, twice
– How you could be lying to yourself
– From full time employment, to freelance, contractor, consultant and finally, agency – The beauty of the WordPress ecosystem + why WordPress
– WordPress naysayers and how to shut them up
– Starting Make Do, the mistakes we made
– More mistakes, damn we made so many
– How we work as a team
– The tools we use to work remotely
– Why you don’t need an office
– Working with clients/customers
– How you can do this
– How to go it alone, the options to choose from
– Friends, enemies & competition
November 13, 2014 — As a developer, you built some great software one day and then decided to release it. Only to wake up one day and realize you are now running a business. Maybe one with employees. The sudden realization that you’re not just a developer now, you’re an entrepreneur is daunting.
October 20, 2014 — We all start somewhere when it comes to running our own business. But if we’re like everyone else, we discover we’re either too professional or not professional enough. Either way, the result is the same: lost profits. Come hear how to protect against it.
October 18, 2014 — To successfully market your product or service, you have to follow all of the rules, right? Be active on social media, publish regular updates on the blog, make your site look like bigger brands, and so forth? It’s becoming evident that the widely-accepted rules we’ve internalized are nothing more than suggestions made by companies that might have succeeded in spite of their tactics rather than because of them. In this talk, we’ll discuss how to build loyalty and trust into your marketing strategy by harnessing your best strength: who you are and what you do.
August 28, 2014 — This presentation covers the basics of starting a WordPress business. It looks at what you will need to get started, how to protect yourself, what to charge, and some very common pitfalls that freelancers fall into.
July 18, 2014 — Mattias Grönborg presenterar tio steg till en lyckad paketering av WordPress produkter. Dessa tio steg är ett resultat av hans erfarenheter från arbetet med att lyfta iGoMoon från en traditionell WordPress Byrå till en WordPress Business. iGoMoon har en vision att förändra branschen genom att leverera paketerade produkter.
July 3, 2014 — If you’re frustrated with low revenue, you can raise your rates. If you’re not earning enough to support your plugin business, you can raise the price. But when? How? At what cost? And how do you know if you’re doing it right? In this session, I share with you some stories that will help you price better.
May 4, 2014 — I’ll share how I took my WordPress business from free side jobs to a development firm that supports my family of four. If I can help people overcome their fears or speed up their learning curve, I’m game!
May 3, 2014 — There are a lot of steps between starting a business and buying a Maserati. This talk covers a few critical areas to consider as a new small business owner begins to hone their process. Walking through some of the common business mistakes and misconceptions can help get attendees on the road to growing their business and being more profitable.
It covers: Estimating, Time Tracking, Analyzing Time Data and Evaluating Profitability