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. Disclaimer: You actually have to try the things I suggest to you in this article. In fact, nothing here is easy. What’s the thing we are going … Read More


23 May 2016
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The other day I had the honor of hopping on a Google Handout with Blue Steele Solutions’s Adam Fout. Adam is a content and social wizard and really nails each practice masterfully. He and Blue Steele Solutions do great work and I’ve been following their work for a while now. On the hangout, we discuss … Read More


20 May 2016
custom website solution

The other day I had the honor of hopping on a Google Handout with Blue Steele Solutions’s Adam Fout. Adam is a content and social wizard and really nails each practice masterfully. He and Blue Steele Solutions do great work and I’ve been following their work for a while now. On the hangout, we discuss … Read More


20 May 2016

I’m announcing a series of articles about growing your business and presence online. I’m just calling it “Way of the Tortoise” for now because I think that anything worth doing is worth doing well and it takes the investment of your most valuable—and irreplacable—resource. Your time. What this series will cover This set is meant … Read More


16 May 2016

“Write what you know.” It’s one part simple, if oft-misunderstood truth, and part cliché. I often tell clients to write what they have experienced when it comes to their business. Business owners tend to get stuck quickly when they are asked: “what do you do?” The answer is usually more mechanical and functional in nature, … Read More


09 May 2016

You’ve finally made a decision. You’re going to greenlight a new website project! After years or months of toiling around with a website that doesn’t work for your business, you’re elated about the fact you get to start again, from scratch and build a new digital vehicle that will take your business to the next … Read More


28 Apr 2016

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

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

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

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
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It’s okay to admit that you don’t know everything. It’s okay to admit that sometimes you don’t have all the answers. As a business owner you have to wear a lot of hats. Sales, marketing, biz-dev, psychologist etc. At the end of the day you have to have all the answers; you’re expected to know … Read More


23 Dec 2015