networking

Meet the first GoDaddy Web Pro Ambassador

It’s me! You might be asking yourself, “What is a GoDaddy Ambassador?”  Well, I’m going to be on Team GoDaddy at WordCamp Seattle.  I’ve got GoDaddy gear to wear and I’ll be working in the GoDaddy booth.  I plan to share with other designers and developers how I use the GoDaddy Pro tools to help…

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The true power of Giver’s Gain

Many years  ago, a fellow member of BNI asked me to help out with a organization she was on a board for.  It would be a total volunteer job.  I remember thinking to myself, “I’m so busy.  I should say no.” But,  I didn’t.  I said yes. Over the course of my time interacting with…

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Breaking your routine isn’t the end of the world

I struggle with the mentality that if I don’t do what I said I was going to do, I’ve failed.  Two weeks ago, this site went down for more than four days.  It really had me off my game.  When things came back online, I was so busy restoring client sites, backing up my own…

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The Power of Coworking

In my day to day office operations, I spend a lot of time alone.  By alone, I mean, it’s me and my loyal dog Tank.  We hang out in my home office.  He gets up when I get up.  He lets me know when it’s lunch time.  He lets me know if I’ve been sitting…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Networking

I am convinced that the best way to get traction for your web design business is through networking.  This is true for any business, really.  My business has nearly quadrupled in the eight years I’ve been part of a formal networking group.  I will admit that all networking opportunities aren’t created equal. You have to…

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Don’t be afraid to be who you are as a business owner

Earlier this month, GoDaddy changed their profile pic to include the rainbow flag, commonly known as the gay pride flag or LGBT pride flag, on their Facebook page.  This posting created quite a lot of comment activity from people that don’t support gay rights and on the flip side, strong support from those that praised…

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