January 20, 2021 — This talk explains how to stabilize your business with a growing stream of recurring income. Learn why recurring income is crucial and how to offer WordPress management plans as a recurring revenue product.
November 26, 2020 — Never waste a bad move. Success as a business owner is built on the lessons we’ve learned from our biggest mistakes. In this talk, Nathan draws on 25 years of experience in the web business to share the most important lessons he had to learn the hard way. Each lesson is summarized in a succinct statement and then unpacked with examples that will make you laugh, cringe and think
1) Mistakes I made and how to avoid them
2) Tips on where to focus to make your business profitable
3) What really matters when you’re building a business
June 26, 2020 — Has a client ever wasted your time in a consulting session? Have you ever had a one-hour consultation turn into three? Have you experienced the sinking feeling that happens when you leave the consultation and realize you failed to ask a key question? This talk provides answers to these issues and more.
June 26, 2020 — Clients can be the best and worst part of running a WordPress business. This talk suggests strategies and practices to help prevent the most common problems freelancers face with clients.
April 2, 2020 — Spend time talking with a group of web business owners and the conversation will inevitably include someone’s unfortunate experience with a terrible client. Most web pros have a story or two (or eight). While bad clients can’t be completely avoided, there are strategic steps any business owner can take to contain the impact of a bad client. In this session, we will explain the how to create a system that preserves workflow and keeps problem clients in check.
March 26, 2020 — Spend time talking with a group of web business owners and the conversation will inevitably include someone’s unfortunate experience with a terrible client. Most web pros have a story or two (or eight). While bad clients can’t be completely avoided, there are strategic steps any business owner can take to contain the impact of a bad client.
In this session, Nathan will explain the how to create a system that preserves workflow and keeps problem clients in check.
Take aways: (1) four fences that will keep problem clients in check, (2) the friendly monsters you should know and how to contain them, and (3) the payoff of protecting your business by building good fences.
November 14, 2019 — How to start and effectively run an event for youths. This interactive workshop will cover outreach, child care, possible formats dedicated to youths (both younger and older age groups), and legal considerations (wavers, insurance). We will work through a fast-paced taste of what a youth event can entail.
November 14, 2019 — Synopsis (Talk): This talk will explore ways the community can be more inclusive to the incoming generation of content creators and developers. Tips will be presented especially for parents and teachers how to incorporate WordPress into their home lives and educational curriculums. How local meetups, WordCamps, and contributor days can be more accommodating and inviting to young ones will also be covered.
Synopsis (Panel): This panel will have youth of various ages and backgrounds sharing how they use WordPress and what technologies other people their age are using (including some platforms or technologies that might be considered WordPress competitors).