Category: Business

Principles That Go Against The Grain

Not too long ago, Kevin and myself had the opportunity to represent Iron to Iron at Create Upstate, which is: One incredible conference celebrating community, inspiring action, and connecting Upstate New York designers. Safe to say, you won’t want to miss it. Kevin and I were psyched when this opportunity came up. We really enjoy […]

Posted: August 13, 2014

Improving Your Process: Contracts, Proposals, Scopes of Work, and Complacency

At Iron to Iron we’re always trying to keep on top of ourselves when it comes to our process. The latest focus has been on our contract and the process we’ve got behind the generation of that documents and what leads up to it. We changed a lot, and for me it was a great reminder about the danger of complacency.

Posted: April 30, 2012

Using OmniFocus and Project Management Software to Get Things Done on a Team

I love organization, productivity, and process. I like using systems to help maintain that equilibrium as well, but there’s this one nagging issue that’s bothered me for some time and it revolves around the difference between personal and “public” tasks.

Posted: March 05, 2012

WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers Book Review & Giveaway

I’ve been playing catch-up on the stack of books I’ve been meaning to read, and I’ve just completed reading WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers by Paul Thewlis. It might not seem like a title that would jump off the shelf for you or I, but I was intrigued by the title for the sake of my clients.

Posted: February 20, 2012

Support Details

Support Details | Tech Support Management. I have forgotten this bookmark too many times, so I’m posting it here not only to help me remember when the time comes, but also to show you this really helpful tool when it comes to client work. Support Details is a nifty little utility website that you can […]

Posted: January 30, 2012

Why I only work with startups

A geek with a hat » Why I only work with startups. While the headline may come off as a bit grandiose, I completely understand where he’s coming from when abstracting it to the client work I’ve been doing for the past year as well as co-running a new company. The list very much resonated […]

Posted: November 18, 2011

Google Checkout Transitioning to Google Wallet

Google Checkout Transitioning to Google Wallet – Wallet Help. PayPal has it’s pros and cons, but Google’s flopping of products basically forever has prevented me from suggesting it’s use to clients. This makes me glad I did that. I’m putting some hope into Stripe.

Posted: November 18, 2011

Iron to Iron – One Year Later

At the risk of starting out on a completely abstract note I’ll go ahead and say that I literally have no idea where the past year went. Tomorrow marks the first anniversary of Iron to Iron. I’d like to talk about that year. The ups, the downs, the people involved, the projects, the knowledge gained, and our plans for the future.

Posted: October 31, 2011

I Went to the Dentist & Here’s What I Learned About Client Work

I recently spent some time at the dentist’s office and through my anxiety, took some notes to compare my experience to our client work. There are a lot of parallels aligning our industry with other service industries, and it’s rare that I get a conscious, extended look from ‘the other side’.

Posted: September 05, 2011

WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization Book Review and Giveaway

WordPress does a great job at facilitating SEO, but you still need a strategy should it be an arena of focus. I’ve just finished reading WordPress 3 Search Engine Optimization by Michael David and not only will it either refresh your memory or teach you a few things, it acts as a great guide for sharing knowledge with your clients.

Posted: July 18, 2011