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Author: Kevin Dees

From Homeless to $100,000,000: A Chat With Seth Shoultes

by Kevin Dees on January 29, 2018.

What do you do when life falls apart? When you no longer have a plan, and your situation becomes bleak? Seth Shoultes, co-founder of Event Espresso, a plugin for WordPress that enables businesses to sell tickets online, has been there and back again. And he has some important insights as a result. We recently had...

Ransomware Stole My Website

by Kevin Dees on August 8, 2017.

Today is a normal day, but little do you know what is about to happen. You go to your website during your morning routine and you are shocked. All you see is a simple message “Warning, your website has been taken! Pay $100 to my bank account #1004505 or lose it forever.” Your website has...

How We Made Using WordPress an Easy Choice

by Kevin Dees on June 20, 2017.

WordPress is an easy choice if you know how to stop the chaos of plugins by using the right tools. WordPress plugins help anyone add features to their website with a single click. If you need a contact form there is a plugin for that. If you need to keep hackers out there is a...

Increase Your Non-Profit’s Donations

by Kevin Dees on June 15, 2017.

People who want to address problems like sickness, poverty, hopelessness, and confusion are champions. Your goal as an non-profit is to show champions how they can address the big problems by connecting to your mission (the solution to those problems). When you can do that donations will become a natural step. The issue is that...

4 Principles for Making Your Home Page Work

by Kevin Dees on June 13, 2017.

Every business is unique. When it comes to crafting a powerful homepage you need a solution works with your unique business objectives. There is a lot of marketing advice out there. Much of it is really good too. This makes it incredibly hard to know what advice will work for your business and what advice...

Excellence: Personal Development

by Kevin Dees on May 17, 2017.

We all want to be the best version of ourselves but we need the right relationships with the right people to help us. The right relationships are formed from shared core values and beliefs. Opposites do not attract when it comes to core values. Only when we have right relationships can we truly begin to...

Schedule: MVP and Phases

by Kevin Dees on April 19, 2017.

Big web projects are like elephants. You need to eat both one bite at a time. Making the deadline for a large web project can be hard. If the deadline is missed so are expectations. For a large project to be successful, you need an approach that is more flexible and feasible. Many times the best...

Tools: Hosting

by Kevin Dees on March 28, 2016.

Reliability, speed and security. These are three basic buckets your business should think about when it comes to hosting. Reliability Reliability is about being available and reduced server down time. Most commonly down time occurs during a code or server update. For most being available 100% vs 98% of the time is not critical. But there...

Tools: Project Management

by Kevin Dees on March 21, 2016.

Sophisticated projects demand a sophisticated management approach. Keeping commitments and delivering projects on time requires team transparency and concrete deadlines. Unfortunately, meeting deadlines within a group is not always easy. It requires a tracking process that allows goals to be broken down into tasks. And transparency calls for open, visible conversations. This is why we...

Tools: File Sharing

by Kevin Dees on March 14, 2016.

File sharing—we do it all the time, which is why it should be easy. Whether it’s Wireframes, designs, contracts, code or process documents, locating fundamental information should be straight forward. That’s why Robojuice utilizes a program called Dropbox. Dropbox takes cloud file sharing and makes it as simple as adding folders on your desktop. Because...