Category Archives: Business
Producing websites is, in itself a business, but it often relates to the business of our clients. We’ll try to put all of those thoughts and processes in here.
February 8, 2012
At the start of this year, Soupgiant started discussions with Floate Design Partners about a plan they had to acquire us. We’ve been doing this on our own since 2009. Running our own business wasn’t as much our dream as creating great website the way we thought they should be built. Striving for high levels [...]
July 7, 2011
Much of the time website owners & developers decide to drop IE6 support and they forget a key tenet of customer service: it has to be focused on the customer!
September 17, 2010
I’ve played with Google Wave (OBM) and toyed with PBWorks. I tried wikis and intranets, I implemented networks and created complicated Excel spreadsheets. I have used at least five different time trackers and even more wireframing tools.
None of those things ever helped get the work completed quicker, more efficiently or better in any way.
September 15, 2010
Previously I wrote about sticking with an Australian web hosting provider. Soon after I relocated the Soupgiant sites to an American service provider. Situations change and so I thought I’d explain why.
September 9, 2010
Networking is not about shoving your business cards in people’s faces.
August 19, 2010
One of the questions we’re often asked by clients when doing an initial consultation is “what about twitter?” After a couple of years of thinking about an answer, Josh might finally have one.
July 1, 2010
The cost to benefit ratio of replying to email is tiny. In contrast, not replying to email can be detrimental to your reputation and your relationships. It’s your choice.
June 24, 2010
It’s easy to make sports analogies when discussing business. Watching World Cup soccer and playing baseball, as I do, the similarities between doing well in sports and business seem obvious. In fact, since Robert DeNiro, playing Al Capone in The Untouchables bashed in an associate’s head while making a baseball analogy, drawing lines of comparison between the two has become cliché.
June 22, 2010
We were unable to help a potential client with the task they had in mind. We may have been able to fudge it but we don’t think ‘fudging it’ is the way to keep clients happy.
June 17, 2010
We’ve all heard about how, when something sounds like too much of a bargain to be true, it probably is. This was definitely the case with “quick and simple websites from $495″. When it comes to building a website, it’s important to know what the client actually needs.