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Ah, clients—we need them, we crave them. WordPress consultants and freelancers mostly live in attraction mode, constantly building a vibrant roster of sweet-spot clients. But not every client is a good client, says Kathy Drewien. So while you’re courting new relationships, beware of five types of clients almost never worth the trouble. We’re a group of local WordPress developers, designers, and publishers who get together to share our knowledge and experience and to meet other WordPress users in the area.…Find out more »
Do you have an idea for a startup? Could you use blunt, honest feedback on your ideas from experienced entrepreneurs? Then join us for the Founder Hotseat event, from the Founder Institute. During this event, members of the audience will pitch their ideas to a panel of experts, who will then rate each pitch on a score of 1-5 (no 3's allowed!), and provide helpful feedback. Even if you don't want to pitch, you are invited to register, hear startup…Find out more »
Are you making the most of LinkedIn? LinkedIn is a powerful social media platform, but is the most underutilized by working professionals today. LinkedIn is so much more than having a profile for others to view and working towards a number of 500+ connections. During this MeetUp, we will go over the elements your profile should have, but go much deeper and discuss LinkedIn groups, advertising, filtering and leveraging the most from your membership. Come armed with all of your…Find out more »
The more we know about each other, the more we can help each other - and ourselves - grow the businesses we want. Most of us would like to know who we can refer prospects to when they're not a good fit for us. Some of us would like to have "partners" to work with on certain parts of projects. And some of us are looking for more work. Let’s get to know each other’s skill sets and levels of…Find out more »
Daniel Swain will share techniques for finding clients and showcase how they work in this interactive presentation. Daniel is the founder of JDS WebDesign, a Digital Marketing Strategy Company that helps small to mid-size companies. JDS WebDesign builds, supports and markets WordPress websites. He has been building websites for 16+ years and working as a freelance designer since August 2007. In his spare time, Daniel loves hanging out with his family, playing a round of golf, listening to some jazz,…Find out more »
If you are interested in understanding how to set-up a company the right way, then join us for Startup Legal. Learn from a top local attorney the key things that you need to know to start your company. What is the most appropriate type of company to start? How do you deal with cofounders, initial team members and employees? What agreements should you have in place when you start, and what pitfalls should you avoid? Who Should Attend? Anyone interested…Find out more »
Get a one-of-a-kind behind the curtain look into the Google AdWords interface and learn the TRUTH behind paid search. Let's take the mystery and unknown out of paid search with a transparent discussion. With over eleven years experience in the channel, Josh Bernstein is known as a true expert with AdWords and has worked and consulted with some of the biggest brands near & far including JCPenney, Chick-fil-A, Toyota, Scoutmob, The Tommy Nobis Center and many others! Josh is one…Find out more »
Come join us for a collaborative session of helping one another with WordPress related issues using the 'Ask Me Anything' style: You talk about the problem and we try to give you guidance or point you in the right direction. Come prepared with some questions and get to know the other people in our WordPress community. If you have problems, bring them and we will do our best to help you through them. If you have skills, this is a…Find out more »
Over the years, we've talked a lot in this Meetup about building websites. This session will be about improving the site you have. In particular, we'll discuss: - Optimizing your site for better SEO - Optimizing your site for better speed (which is closely related to SEO) - Optimizing the conversion rate of your site, including ways to draw more insights from Google Analytics, analyze your site with heatmaps, simple ways to do A/B testing, and more. The Meetup is…Find out more »