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
May 3, 2014 — There are lots of benefits and challenges associated with managing projects when your clients and your developers are separated from you by several time zones. Topics include how take advantage of unique experiences and opportunities that arise from working outside of your geographical area, how to overcome language and cultural barriers, and tools you can use to keep your project on track and successful.
May 2, 2014 — Freemium is an excellent business model to promote your product and your brand. This talk looks at some of the strategies that work well with Freemium and some strategies that don’t work that well.
May 2, 2014 — Have you ever activated a plugin just to see the White Screen of Death? Have you ever uploaded a file to a client’s site and realized you overwrote an important fix? Have you ever started a WordPress update and then had your site stuck in maintenance mode?
Most WordPress developers have done all of these things, probably more than once. In this talk, you’ll learn how to be prepared for situations like these, or even prevent them completely.
This talk is aimed at developers of any skill level, though more advanced developers might already be familiar with some of these best practices.