June 21, 2016 — Amidst a sea of advice about what you SHOULD do to succeed as a freelancer or small agency owner, we’ll talk about the tried and true ways to really screw up. I’ll share from experience what you SHOULDN’T do.
June 8, 2016 — WordPress.com can be a fantastic choice for business websites. This talk will cover:
* Why WordPress.com is a great choice for small business sites
* How to get your clients up and running in no time
* How to pass off all necessary credentials and ownership to your clients once you’re done
* How WordPress.com support can handle future assistance for your clients once your relationship with them is through
May 29, 2016 — In 2015, Moove Agency turned five years old. Our journey has taken us from humble beginnings of two freelancers with an idea, to something much bigger: 12 full-time team members across 3 hubs, in 3 countries. In this presentation, founders Adrian and Ilona will walk you through their journey and share with you the key lessons they’ve learnt from founding to building and sustaining an agency that specialises in bespoke WordPress websites.
May 1, 2016 — Running your own business is tough. There’s tons of things to think about, for sure. But how do you handle that, while also trying to stay current with all the technological changes that seem constant? How do you manage investing in your own growth? If there’s anyone who can share insights into the question, there’s no doubt it’s Tom.
April 29, 2016 — In this session I will dive head first in how to get online presence for your brick and mortar business. There are so many tactics online to help you market your business, and I will show you which ones are the best. I will also talk about what can hurt your business. Every brick and mortar relies on a localized online strategy and I will help business owners and web development specialists know how to build local businesses through Local SEO the holistic way.
April 28, 2016 — Tony Perez will be opening up the business track by tackling the first of our core questions on Sunday. Sure, sometimes it’s hard to ask for advice. But what do you do when you get it? How do you determine what to do with it? Should you listen to it all? Ok, maybe that’s more than one question. But we’re confident Tony will have some great advice for us.
April 28, 2016 — Steve’s been running Zeek for years. So it only makes sense that we’d hear how he’s done it. And hear the challenges he’s faced as he’s shifted the business from Flash banner ad games to WordPress sites and mobile applications. If you want to hear about the hustle, there’s no one better to hear it from than Steve.
April 17, 2016 — I would like to talk about our journey with Freshjobs – a job board for Swiss web professionals. The talk is intended to be a business talk. I’m going to share our experience in designing & building an online platform on top of WordPress. I’ll share some secrets and learning from running & maintaining it for about 5 years now. I will show you how we managed to balance client work and product work and how we focussed on the features that really matter because of financial and time constraints.
April 14, 2016 — The panelists offer practical suggestions from their own experiences (less story telling, and more “this is how this applied to me and can apply to others also”). Suggestions and talk doesn’t have to be WordPress specific but feel free to note how a WordPress business is unique is any aspects. Suggestions can also cover recurring revenues or client strategies.
April 7, 2016 — What communication mistakes do organizations make that cause them to be zombie-like? Learn about research on identity and communication that impacts content decisions on our websites. In this session, we’ll discuss how to avoid being like “the undead” by:
identifying communication problems on the web generally and on your own website
determining your organization’s identity (it’s not the same thing as your brand)
finding consistency in written and visual content with your identity
selecting the right visuals for your website (photos, videos, graphics) and avoiding problematic ones
getting others on board with this consistency (it’s sometimes like herding cats, I know)
We will talk about real-life examples of these various issues. You’ll walk away with practical tips you can begin using immediately to improve your organization’s communication on your website and beyond.