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Should you co-found your company with a software development shop (1 of 2)?

You’ve got an amazing idea. You’ve got everything it takes to bring a start-up from nothing to something that really makes a dent in the universe. … and if you’re like most of today’s startups — you need to get an app in the hands of customers. Once customers love your app and you show...

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How To Hire An Outsourced Web Designer And Survive The Process

Last week I interviewed Kyle Stalzer, CEO of a portfolio company, about an issue that’s top of mind for a lot of our companies: How to Recruit an A-Quality Designer for Your Company.  This week, I’ll discuss the second-choice alternative: how to hire an outsourced designer for your company. It’s become a truism of the...

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How To Recruit A Great Designer For Your Company

I had a chance to interview Kyle Stalzer, President of ffVC portfolio company Tackk, about an issue that’s top of mind for a lot of our companies: how to recruit an A-quality designer for their company. (Update: Kyle now is Managing Partner, FUEL Strategies.) Next week, I’ll post part 2 in this series: how to...

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I’ve made all the content on this blog identifiable by category

I’ve been maintaining this blog for almost a decade, and a lot of helpful content is now hard to find because I had been lax about tagging it with categories. So, I’ve just added categories for all of my past blog posts, which you can see in the right column. This should make old content...

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Redesign of Teten.com and TheVirtualHandshake.com

Assembling a WordPress Website My mother Carol Teten and I met Daniella Norwood, the owner of ella j designs, and her husband Brian Bigda at a Lean Startup Machine weekend at which I was a judge.  She did a great job redesigning my mother’s site, DancetimePublications.com, so I hired her to do a redesign of Teten.com...

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Seeking WordPress Designer for my sites

I’m seeking an experienced WordPress designer for both my personal use and for our portfolio companies; any suggestions? I want to upgrade two sites: –     Teten.com (my personal site) –     TheVirtualHandshake.com, the marketing site for my book, The Virtual Handshake. These sites are built entirely on the WordPress platform.  They have a sister site, navonpartners.com,...

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Need Site Developer for Ecommerce Site, with Joomla expertise

A company I advise is  looking for a site developer; does anyone have any ideas? Primary Job Responsibilities We are looking for a part-time site developer to help migrate a Joomla and Virtuemart-based  Ecommerce site to a new server, and to perform ongoing maintenance and improvement of the site.  We will probably require about 20...

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Case study: Rebuilding our site

During 2009, we rebuilt from scratch the Teten.com, TheVirtualHandshake.com, and NavonPartners.com sites.  Paxcel has done a great job since then maintaining and updating our sites.  I wanted to share our process, so asked Mandeep Dang, Project Manager of Paxcel, to write a summary of what we did. As introduction, I am the lead web architect...

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