‘Business’ Videos

  • Panel Discussion: Sales, Onboarding, Customer Support

    Panel Discussion: Sales, Onboarding, Customer Support

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speakers: Andrea Rennick, Cory Miller, Chris Christoff, Mason James, Syed Balkhi

    July 9, 2015 — Got a product? Then you probably know the headaches of sales, onboarding, and customer support. In this panel, industry veterans share their top tips when it comes to sales, onboarding, and customer support. Bring your questions.

  • Chris Lema: First Things First – Your Business Model Counts

    Chris Lema: First Things First – Your Business Model Counts

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: Chris Lema

    July 9, 2015 — People give a lot of business advice without first stepping back and asking about your business model. Actually, plenty of people start a business without thinking of their own business model. I’ll look over a set of them and highlight the challenges and benefits of each.

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  • Mikko Virenius: Doing Business with WordPress

    Mikko Virenius: Doing Business with WordPress

    WordCamp Finland 2015Speaker: Mikko Virenius

    July 8, 2015 — Mikko is speaking on doing business with WordPress. His talk is in Finnish.

    WordCamp Finlandissa Mikko luo yleiskatsauksen siitä, miten markkina ja WP: n hyödyntäminen bisnesmielessä on kehittynyt Suomessa hänen oman uransa aikana ja mitkä asiat painottuvat jatkossa.

  • Aaron Campbell: Building and Leveraging Your Reputation

    Aaron Campbell: Building and Leveraging Your Reputation

    WordCamp Miami 2015Speaker: Aaron Campbell

    July 7, 2015 — Everyone’s goals are different. Maybe you want bigger, better clients. Maybe we want a new job or a promotion. Maybe you want to work less and focus more on traveling, family, or your hobbies and interests. Aaron walks through his experience building and leveraging his reputation in the WordPress community to do all these things, and shows how you can, too.

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  • James Laws: Running a Successful Business with the Add-On Model

    James Laws: Running a Successful Business with the Add-On Model

    WordCamp Denver 2015Speaker: James Laws

    July 5, 2015 — Being successful in business is challenging. When we started we were late to the party in a very saturated market. We weren’t getting very far and needed to find something that would differentiate us from the other players. Then we discovered the add-on business model and it fit beautifully with our product.
    This add-on model allowed us to engage with the greater WordPress community like never before. It turned our struggling company into one that is well respected and growing almost faster than we can keep up with. In many ways, it has shaped our very ethos on how and why we give back to the WordPress community.

  • Luc Princen: The Javascript Theme – business in the front, WordPress in the back

    Luc Princen: The Javascript Theme – business in the front, WordPress in the back

    WordCamp Cologne 2015Speaker: Luc Princen

    June 30, 2015 — JavaScript now offers one of the best ways to deliver a clean, well-structured front end for your WordPress website. In Luc’s talk we’ll combine tools like the REST API, Backbone and Handlebars to give developers more control then ever and a theme that’s a delight to both build and maintain.

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  • Karin Christen: How To Run A WordPress Business While Traveling the World

    Karin Christen: How To Run A WordPress Business While Traveling the World

    WordCamp Cologne 2015Speaker: Karin Christen

    June 22, 2015 — Karin shares her story how she built a WordPress company where her lifestyle works with the company and not against it. She will talk about how she manages to work from all over the world, while running a business back home.

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  • Andy McIlwain: Ten Steps to Build a Better Business Site for Less Than 100 Dollars

    Andy McIlwain: Ten Steps to Build a Better Business Site for Less Than 100 Dollars

    WordCamp Hamilton 2015Speaker: Andy McIlwain

    June 21, 2015 — This talk walks through the process of building a business website, from initial planning to site launch, for less than $100. And an actionable list of to-do items that they can follow to build a business site for themselves or for their clients.

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  • Thierry Pigot : Reconversion et business – Grandir avec WordPress

    Thierry Pigot : Reconversion et business – Grandir avec WordPress

    WordCamp Lyon 2015Speaker: Thierry Pigot

    June 8, 2015 — Dans cette conférence, je vais vous raconter mon parcours, comment Internet et plus particulièrement WordPress, m’ont aidé à prendre un virage professionnel.

    Nous verrons les galères pour trouver les premiers clients, les devis mal rédigés, les prix mal maîtrisés et comment je me suis adapté pour arriver à la visibilité qui est la mienne aujourd’hui.

    Je vais m’attacher à répondre sur comment se vendre, comment se former, comment travailler sa visibilité et son réseau, pour enfin trouver votre place dans cet écosystème qu’est WordPress.

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  • 4 Lightning Talks – Business

    4 Lightning Talks – Business

    WordCamp London 2015Speakers: Annabel Kaye, Rachel McCollin, Tom Greenwood, Franz Vitulli

    June 8, 2015 — How not to give appalling user support
    Franz Vitulli
    Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/franzvitulli/how-not-to-give-appalling-user-support
    The talk touchs on the benefits and challenges of a great user support and training. I’ll share the most common problems I encountered whilst dealing with support. It will also look at how I give the best support I can and the tools that enable me to do so.

    WordPress for Good
    Tom Greenwood
    This lightning talk presents the history and motives for the project, showcase a few “good” WordPress sites and inspire others to use WordPress for their positive projects and submit them to the showcase.

    Forging a Career with WordPress: the Possibilities
    Rachel McCollin
    In this interactive talk I’ll inspire you to think again about the career options open to you with WordPress, and bust some myths about the kind of person you need to be or the kind of background you need to have if you want to make a living from WordPress.

    Smart tips and tricks for managing freelancers
    Annabel Kaye
    “Freelancer is the ‘new employment’. Most organisations use freelancers for some tasks but some even build an entire business model on using freelancers.
    In this talk Annabel explores the status of freelancers, how labels can be deceiving and suggests ways to approach hiring freelancers that will protect your business from harm.

    5 ways to get better customers and sack the low value ones
    Michael Killen
    This talk is about how even small ‘1 person working out of their bedrooms’ businesses can:
    no more negotiating on price, stop feeling like a bedroom business and look like a professional service, stop low value customers even getting through to you, how to feel more competitive towards other businesses, the responses you need to give to difficult customers


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