WordCamp San Diego, along with WordCamp OC are two of my favorite WordCamps (even though I’ve organized another Camp. Those two hold a special place in my heart.  That said, I’m super excited about what’s coming up this weekend. Here’s my preview of the things I want to catch while I’m there. So, this camp … Read More


21 Apr 2016

WordPress takes only 5 minutes to install and just a single second to then bring your website down if you run an update that goes awry. Any website responsible for anything to do with your business deserves your special attention and care. That is, think about what you do before you go and do it. Especially … Read More


18 Apr 2016

In October 2013, 53 volunteers came together to create websites for seven different nonprofits. We’re looking to do it again in October 2016. Interested? If you’re local to Los Angeles, or you’re willing to make the commute into Los Angeles you’re encouraged to get involved with Website Weekend LA! What is Website Weekend LA? Website … Read More


13 Apr 2016

This is part of our ‘Way of the Tortoise’ series. You can check out our other posts in this series here. Check back regularly to read our other updates. Today we’re talking about content. Not just any content. But the content that is specific to who you are, as a business. You know what I’m … Read More


12 Apr 2016

This is part of our ‘Way of the Tortoise’ series. You can check out our other posts in this series here. Check back regularly to read our other updates. Today we’re talking about content. Not just any content. But the content that is specific to who you are, as a business. You know what I’m … Read More


12 Apr 2016

No showers, no flowers, just the hot, hot heat folks! It’s April and it’s time for yet another WordPress meetup! If you’re in Pasadena and you like your meetups full of hot air and rapid-fire discussion have we got the goods for you. No, really, we do! April, we’re having our meetup on the 19th. … Read More


06 Apr 2016

Today’s post is aimed at my fellow agency owners and freelancers. What are we going to talk about? Invoicing and document signing, of course! I know, I know. Some of you will probably roll your eyes. Some you, though? Some of those ears will perk right up, yes they will! I’ll tell you about my … Read More


22 Feb 2016

Hey Folks, if you’re in or around the San Gabriel Valley, come on out and join us on January 19th, at 7pm over at CrossCampus, in Old Pasadena. It’s a fast-paced, Q and A style meetup. No question is too advanced nor too beginner either. We’re celebrating our 4th year of running this here meetup. … Read More


18 Jan 2016

If you live in or around the greater Los Angeles area and you have a small business website running WordPress you’re in pretty good shape! Why? Because there’s a nearly endless number of WordPress-based meetups in and around LA. Who are these meetups for? These meetups are for a wide variety of users. Some users … Read More


12 Jan 2016

People “live” online these days, there’s no denying that. Whether you run a brick and mortar business, or a purely digital online presence, you realize the importance of people being able to find your business. Playing hard to get: good for dating, bad for business. Use Google My Business to put the right info about your … Read More


11 Jan 2016

More and more people and businesses are monetizing their content and websites by offering online courses. I think it’s a really smart idea. LearnDash is one of the leading LMS (Learning Management System) plugins available today, certainly the most complete. By itself, you can sell courses online. However, that’s a little limiting in terms of … Read More


09 Jan 2016

As a person running a company that builds websites for small businesses we’ve been warned that “the competition is coming to eat our lunch.” That is, there’s bigger, better, and easier services out there competing for the business of the clients I’m working with. It’s not new and, certainly, it’s something I’ve been affected by … Read More


27 Dec 2015