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OfficeHours.fm is a podcast for those who're building a business around WordPress products or services. During the weekly live show, host Carrie Dils, a WordPress consultant, brings on successful guests from the WordPress business community to share insights and inspiration.
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 19, 2016
It’s hard to get started when you have no momentum – that’s true whether we’re talking about going to the gym after a long break or starting up a new project. When it comes to your business and making the leap to “what’s next,” maybe you don’t feel like you know enough to take the right steps, that you have no momentum to leverage. But what if you have momentum that you didn’t even realize? In this episode, Mendel Kurland joins me to talk about using previous successes (no matter how little) to build your business. Be encouraged, be inspired, and, by all means, be ready to get started on your “what’s next.”
Feb 14, 2016
Most freelancers begin as sole proprietors. It’s an inexpensive way to start, especially when you’re trying to land your first few clients or when freelancing is really just a side-gig. But as you start to grow, how do you know what type of legal business entity is right for you?
Feb 5, 2016
When your business is young and cash isn’t exactly pouring in, it’s tough to know when to take financial risks. Sometimes it’s a $40 risk on a plugin, sometimes it’s a $4,000 risk on hiring some help. But how do you make sure you’re taking the right risks? Being the owner/operator of your business means you will need take financial risks to grow, so the question is not “will I take risks”, but rather “how do I be smart about risks?” Join me on this episode with Brad Touesnard of Delicious Brains (if you don’t recognize his company, you’ll like recognize his flagship product: WP Migrate DB Pro). Brad started as an independent web developer and has grown into a full-on business-owner, supporting his career and the folks that work with him. We’ll talk about the evolution of freelancer to employer and hear Brad’s experience on taking risks to grow a busines
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