March 17, 2015 — Arjun Singh Thakuri discusses how to start a WordPress Theme/Plugin Business. How to take an idea, do an assessment and progress to a finished product.
March 10, 2015 — In 2011, Clinton Warren desperately needed to change the direction of his life. He stumbled into web design and an amazing platform that he knew would change the way website were built, maintained, and operated. He started to build a freelance business, became actively involved in the Meetup community, organized the first WordCamp in Connecticut, and founded a WordPress educational business and what is now a 5 person agency. In this talk he reveals all his tips for anyone looking to follow a similar path.
February 26, 2015 — Jake Goldman interview with Chris Lema about starting an agency (the first hires).
February 26, 2015 — Karim Marucchi interviewed by Chris Lema about developing a network of partnerships.
February 25, 2015 — There are four core steps to learning to determine value and start pricing. In this session learn the four steps and how to implement them in your business. Explore the fear that comes with a new business model, questions you should ask the customer, and how you can set a price based on the value you help create.
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.