Raise your rates and keep your clients (but lose a couple)

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One of the hardest things you will ever have to do for your business development is raise your agency rates. Whether you’re an initial freelancer who is building onto his or her team, or you’re an already established agency, at one point you are going to be adjusting your rates. It’s scary, even big firms … Read More

Your Outsourced Agency: Release the Stigma!

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It’s been a difficult road for outsourced and offshore agencies over the years. I’ve seen most agencies try embracing the whole “ignorance is bliss” concept and say that it doesn’t bother them because “we still have clients and we make revenue.” They’re absolutely right. These agencies do have amazing clients and this has been a … Read More

6 Ways to Land Clients Using Online Networking

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We all know that online networking is an essential tool for creating brand awareness and in essence landing new clients. In fact, research tells that: Companies that blog have 97% more inbound links.  Agencies that automate online lead management see a 10% or greater increase in revenue in 6-9 months Lead nurturing emails get 4-10 … Read More

3 Intense Workflow Management Tips for Digital Agencies

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A fine tuned workflow is an essential blueprint to map out team members’ daily tasks and remove redundancies in digital operations. It moves your agency’s operational practices from simple to complex tasks. As such, the more you can effectively streamline your workflow as a project manager, designer, or developer, the more you can increase productivity … Read More

Dashable for iOS 7 is available!

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Link to download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dashable/id669216360 What can you expect from it? A newer look and feel with flat design. Expect a clean layout and easy accessibility. Track your time, give your client transparency, and manage your projects on the fly. Don’t forget to download Dashable on either your Android or iOS device if you don’t have … Read More

Tools from the Dev/Des themselves

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It’s lurking in the water, waiting on your every move, smelling your fear, and sensing and anticipating every step you take. What is this thing? You know it’s a predator. It’s waiting to make such a great kill. A kill in the market, of course. Who am I talking about? The shark AKA the client. … Read More

What is Agile Invoicing? An Agile methodology

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Summary Your software development methods are Agile, what about your finances? Agile invoicing gets you paid faster and keeps the money flowing. Who is it for? Agile invoicing is for digital creative, engineering, and design teams.  It shines in the small to medium sized agency evironment.  It’s best for companies already using Freshbooks, Mint, Invision, … Read More