Jan 29, 2016
In this episode I’ve got Curtis McHale on to share what he’s learned over the years about writing killer project proposals. The perfect proposal convinces a prospect you’re the perfect person to do their job. – Curtis McHale Curtis has grown his consultancy to 6 figures and understands well the role proposals play in growing a sustainable business. Could you stand to write better proposals? This episode is perfect for you if you’ve ever: Had a potential client reject your proposal, or Underbid a project, or Had something in the proposal (or left out) that came back to bite you in the butt Join us in this episode for an in-depth chat to learn how you can write better proposals.
Jan 22, 2016
Does your email marketing suck? Yeah, mine isn’t great either. That’s why I’m excited to introduce you to this week’s guest, Chris Handy. Chris is the founder of Fort Worth, TX-based Thinkhandy, an inbound marketing company with a special emphasis on Hubspot (they’re a HubSpot Silver Certified Agency Partner). Whether it’s a free consultation or one of his local Hubspot workshops, Chris is a master of giving away value and serving his potential customers in a way that keeps his sales pipeline full and his business growing. Join us for this episode as we discuss the tips and techniques Chris has used to build and nurture his email list and how you can do the same in your business.
Jan 16, 2016
Want to be successful in business? It feels like there’s a million things to know, from how to balance finances to how market your services. There’s one skill, though, that’s particularly essential for success. If you do this one thing well, it makes all the other pieces fall more easily into place. What is it? Communication. The ability to communicate well is at the heart of finding new customers, maintaining good customer relationships, and developing a solid standing in your business community. In this episode I’d like to introduce you to Topher DeRosia, someone who understandings the art of growing a network through real-life interactions, telling stories, and making genuine connections.
Jan 10, 2016
This is the official kickoff Officehours.fm Season 2! It starts with the theme Growing Your Business Skills. This year I'm switching to "themed" seasons, each one consisting of 12 weeks touching on specific topics related to the season's theme. The reason for the change? By introducing more continuity between episodes, I want to help listeners more successful in their business, whether you're freelancers running a business or working full time for an agency.
Nov 20, 2015
This week I’m visiting with Nick Davis of themevalet.com. Nick is an active member in the Genesis Framework community and produces a weekly roundup highlighting news, updates, and other things happening around Genesis. Join us this week as we talk about what it takes to start up your own WordPress business and why its important to stay connected to a developer community.
Nov 14, 2015
Meet The Beaver Builders, Episode 84 by Carrie Dils
Nov 6, 2015
I've long admired +Tom McFarlin for his commitment to sharing knowledge and passion for coding standards. He blogs regularly at tommcfarlin.com and is the brains behind the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate, an object-oriented code base for WordPress plugins. When he's not busy giving away his knowledge,Tom runs a custom development WordPress shop called Pressware with partner Andy Adams.
Oct 30, 2015
Join me with the founders of WP Ninjas, James Laws and Kevin Stover. We discuss how their WordPress plugin business "found them" and the lessons they've learned over the years. If you're build products for WordPress, this is an episode you'll love.
Oct 18, 2015
Guest Troy Dean and I discuss product launches, growing a consultancy business, and how to attract the right kind of audience.
Oct 17, 2015
Meet Rachel Baker, a seasoned full-stack developer and lead engineer at The WireCutter. She’s well-respected in the WordPress community, has spoken at many WordCamps and contributed to WordPress core. In addition to being obviously smart, she’s also a really nice human. I had the opportunity to meet her in person for the first time at WordCamp St. Louis 2014 and am excited to have her on the podcast to share her knowledge and experience with you.
Oct 11, 2015
Talking about the business of WordPress products with Eric Hamm, founder of Cobalt Apps (Genesis Extender and Dynamik Theme)
Oct 2, 2015
It’s my great pleasure to have Jackie D’Elia on the show this week. Jackie is my first ever listener-turned-guest and tunes into the show faithfully, always asking insightful questions of show guests. In this episode, I get to turn the tables and do all the asking. :) Jackie’s career includes some surprising twists (can I get a horticulturalist, an online retailer, or maybe a software engineer?); her latest adventures include running a freelance WordPress consultancy at savvyjackiedesigns.com, where she designs and develops some stunning sites for her clients. Join us as we discuss what it means to re-invent a career, generate business out of thin air, and find a home within the WordPress community.
Sep 20, 2015
Both Brian and Jennifer Bourn have been on the show before, but this is the first time I've had them on the podcast together. I've had the opportunity to sit down for a number of "one on one" conversations with the Bourns over the past few years and every time I walk away both challenged and inspired. The Bourns just celebrated their 10th year in business and they've learned most things the hard way over time. What they've learned though is the art of being intentional with scheduling to meet the delicate balance between running a successful company and being present as a family. Tune in for a truly enjoyable and frank conversation with the Bourns.
Sep 18, 2015
From Government to Self-Employed to CTO, Episode 76 by Carrie Dils
Sep 10, 2015
An honest and heartwarming interview with Marc Benzakein & Jessica Benzakein.
Sep 4, 2015
Team WPShout, Episode 74 by Carrie Dils
Aug 27, 2015
Mario Peshev doesn't hold back any punches. He's opinionated when it comes to the business of WordPress (and the WordPress project itself) and makes his points eloquently. Well worth an hour to take in this episode.
Aug 16, 2015
Joined by blind WordPress developer Amanda Rush, we discuss accessibility issues on the web.
Aug 13, 2015
Tonya & the WordPress Developer's Club by Carrie Dils
Aug 2, 2015
Crowd Favorite CEO Karim Marrucchi and Web Savvy Marketing owner Rebecca Gill join me to discuss the balancing act of meeting present needs while taking risks for long-term business growth.
Jul 27, 2015
Barry Kooij joins me to discuss his transition from a full-time employee for WooThemes/Automattic to a full-time self-employed plugin shop.
Jul 24, 2015
Ben Furfie discusses his decision to leave the freelance life for a corporate gig.
Jul 20, 2015
This special edition podcast was recorded as part of the live Genesis Camp event. Guests Jeni Elliott and Shay Bocks talk about their collaborative project, The Brand Magnet, and offer tips for other WordPress consultants.
Jul 10, 2015
Getting honest with fellow podcaster and WordPress business owner, Matt Medeiros.
Jul 2, 2015
Chatting with front-end developer, designer, author, and speaker, Natalie MacLees.