Articles On Talent

People are the key to scaling your agency. With this framework, you’ll find rockstar people for your team, even if you don’t have a huge budget to work with. I don’t want you to ever have to compromise when you’re building your team. I want you to find the right people who have the drive… read more

“What if hiring this person doesn’t work out – I don’t have $60,000 to waste!” I don’t know about you, but I don’t have sixty large lying around to flush down the toilet either. I’m in the business of helping digital agency owners get more clients, earn more money, and achieve freedom in their business… read more

For web design businesses looking to grow, hiring a salesperson is a natural first step. Unfortunately, many businesses make hiring decisions without adequately considering the kind of person they need and what is best for their business. Finding a proper balance between the two is key. Luckily, uGurus can help you avoid some of the… read more

Whether you’re a freelancer or an agency owner, you’re going to reach a point in your business when you need to outsource work. When this happens, it’s hard to know who to turn for an extra hand. That’s why we reached out to some $10K Graduates to get their thoughts on outsourcing work: where to… read more

After college, I worked as a full-time touring drummer. I designed websites on the side as a way to supplement my income. When I got to the point of leaving my work as a drummer to pursue a web design career full time, I moved to New York City. I quickly developed some good relationships… read more

When I started out, I was producing work with little strategy and low prices. Clients thought they were getting a good deal. The reality is that I was ripping them off. Without a strategy, I wasn’t doing anything for their business. Their sites were just taking up server space. I realized that if I wanted… read more

Bart Lorang is Founder and CEO of FullContact in Denver, CO. I got a chance to talk to him about customers, attracting talent, Techstars, and company culture. Bart founded FullContact as a way to solve his own contact information pain, but with his wife’s stellar contact organization standard (ie, her contacts were a lot more… read more

President and Co-Founder of Imulus, George Morris sits down with me to discuss his agency’s growth, goals, sales, and talent, and how to enhance your business and yourself. George started Imulus in 2002, originally focusing solely on website design and development. Imulus has now evolved to focus on mobile apps, UI, and UX. After welcoming… read more

Running a business can be lonely; all of us have weaknesses and blinds spots. A good first officer fills the gaps, gives you someone to brainstorm with and someone to hold you accountable. After a while, a good first officer can “take the bridge” so you can enjoy some much needed shore leave. Over the… read more

Were you born to make spreadsheets? I wasn’t. Does your pulse quicken when you get to balance the books? Mine doesn’t. How about designing and distributing email newsletters? That’s hot. We are entrepreneurs. We are overachievers. We think we can do anything and everything. We are idea people, big picture people. People who make things… read more

In ancient times, cities were fortified by building a surrounding wall. These walls were primarily built to keep danger out and to protect the occupants. It allowed the people inside the walls—the citizens—to go about life without the worry of aggressors. As the days passed, people inside the walls got to know one another better… read more

The first time I ever posted a job description on Craigslist, I was inundated with applications. When I say inundated, I mean I received over two hundred applications for a web designer position. I had never before hired anyone in my life. So I did what I thought I should do: I looked at portfolios,… read more