3 Ways To Get Your Team To Track Time

You run a business, and your business runs on time. Whether your need to bill your customers, or knowing which projects use up precious resources—you rely on accurate and timely time tracking: who did what when, and for how long. In the minds of your team members time tracking probably is far down the list […]

How to ship software, the easy way

Do you think you have what it takes to ship software? I’ll let you in on a secret: it’s not easy and takes a lot of effort—but it’s all skills that you can learn. Here’s my checklist for getting software projects done, in a way that they actually ship and actually work well: To ship […]

Stack Overflow is down. What now?

The Internet is awesome. Information is right at your fingertips. Always-available help from people all over the world is one of humanity’s dreams come true. I’m not sure if the philosophers of antiquity included copy and pasting of code snippets in this dream, but hey, it’s a fact of daily developer life. Copy and pasting […]

To #tag or not to #tag

The other day, one of our two amazing developers Thomas “Tagging It” Cannon wrote an advice email. As much as I wanted the email to be about men’s fashion (he’s a sharp dresser), alas it was a solid bit of guidance for an IT team to get the most out of Noko. In his defence, […]

Top 10 Signs You Should Raise Your Rates

December is crunch time for most freelancers. It’s that time of year again. Time to take on a few extra projects to make going to the mall less painful, and time to say, ‘yes’ to ridiculous requests from your clients. photo cc alli It’s the holidays, so you’ll give them a break; they just need […]

3 Great Reads to Help You Price Betta, Hunt Down Clients, & Work Those Deadlines!

Happy Friday! We hand-picked these 3 action-packed essays full of great ideas for your consulting biz. Enjoy! Passing the Holy Milestone: How to Meet Deadlines Deadlines: they’re hard to love. “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” — Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy […]

Eat the Damn Cookie – Unthink Your Way to Productivity

A single cookie can make the difference between a great day of work, and a disastrous one. Imagine you’re sitting comfortably at a table. In front of you is a plate of cookies. Delicious, warm, gooey, wafting cookies. You know how in the cartoons, delicious smells morph into fingers that snare you by the nostrils? […]

Ecommerce Stuff Nobody Tells You

Well, we’ve solved our latest credit card validation problem and it seems like a good time to give a quick recap of the lessons we’ve learned during this whole sordid process. Things that nobody bothers to tell you, not even the people you’re paying to do just that. This is 2008, but credit card processing […]