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Content: The Silent Project Killer

One thing that we’ve learned from past projects and working with clients is that content is one of the biggest factors in the success of a website project. As the saying goes, “Design delivers content.” Without copy and photos, a well designed and executed website will be beautiful, but will not serve a purpose. Unfortunately, […] Read Content: The Silent Project Killer

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Fun at the Office Can Boost Creativity and Productivity

During my first day at SBDC, the former Project Manager gave me a tour of the office and my new desk. When she showed me the storage cabinet under my desk, she stopped at the drawer labeled, “Danger,” and mischievously said, “Be careful with what’s inside that one.” I opened it up apprehensively and found […] Read Fun at the Office Can Boost Creativity and Productivity

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Kanban Boards are Useful Project Management Tools

When we started getting very busy during our second year of business, our organizational system for projects was no longer serving us. As visual creators, thinkers, and learners, we realized that we needed to create an organizational system that fit our cognitive work style. After doing some research, we figured out the perfect solution: a […] Read Kanban Boards are Useful Project Management Tools

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Flappy Bird and the Fear of Success

Dong Nguyen was prepared for the success. Some of this other games had been moderately successful, but not to the same level. Where success had overwhelmed him was in his day-to-day life. Based on interviews, Dong Nguyen is a simple man, building games, and being generally happy with where life has taken him. The relatively fast and strong success of Flappy Bird seemed to have been a surprise, bringing him much unwanted attention, media interviews and criticism from game players and makers the world over. All of this is quite typical of massive mobile game success. Read Flappy Bird and the Fear of Success

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Life Coaching and Mentorship Can Transform Your Business and Yourself

If you are in the process of starting a new business or trying to refresh your current one, it is often useful to talk to a mentor or life coach. They can give you an outside perspective, serve as a sounding board for your thoughts, troubleshoot and help you work through problems in your work […] Read Life Coaching and Mentorship Can Transform Your Business and Yourself