A Quick Client Portal Software Review: SuiteDash

A Quick Client Portal Software Review: SuiteDash

I’ve been having an on-again-off-again relationship with this product (SuiteDash) for the past year or so. SuiteDash is an all-in-one suite of products that covers everything from your CRM (Customer Relationship Management) to Project Management, Billing, Marketing, Email Sequences, and more. This would fit into the customer experience part of a business strategy along with…

Newbie Launch Advice
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Newbie Launch Advice

*UPDATED – October 6, 2021.I launched my first online business back in 1998. I launched my first WordPress site in 2006. In both cases, I did all the work myself. My first business site (I sold “How-To” booklets) was built with a modified template. Before that, I went the blank screen route. I put some…

The “True Fan” Business Model for Solopreneurs
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The “True Fan” Business Model for Solopreneurs

Today I want to talk about a different type of online business model. One that may very well turn out to be a perfect fit for the current economic climate. This is especially true if you’re a solopreneur or freelancer. This concept was very popular back in 2008 when Kevin Kelly of Wired Magazine first…

Reset and Transform Your Digital Business
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Reset and Transform Your Digital Business

Several years ago, I did a major reset in my online business life. I wasn’t happy with the way things were. Everything seemed more complex and more time-consuming than necessary. The days were filled with “busy work,” that promised – but never delivered to the bottom line. Keeping up with industry changes, software changes, client…

The Attention Economy Is Burning Out the Masses
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The Attention Economy Is Burning Out the Masses

The phrase, “Attention Economy,” first appeared on the digital landscape about two decades ago. Today, it’s shaping not only the world around us but our mental and physical well-being as we navigate our individual paths through it. Consider Wikipedia’s definition of Attention economy –Attention economics is an approach to the management of information that treats…

Can a CRM Solution Transform Your Sales & Marketing?
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Can a CRM Solution Transform Your Sales & Marketing?

A few years ago I started reviewing different CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tools, systems, and solutions again. This includes hosted solutions (SaaS), self-hosted solutions, and even WordPress-based solutions. Before I jump into this any further, let me share a few thoughts on the simple CRM concept. While the software has changed (for the better) over…

How Layers of Complexity Can Ruin Your Business
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How Layers of Complexity Can Ruin Your Business

It’s one thing to struggle. It’s another to struggle unnecessarily. Building a digital business requires time and effort – even in a good economy and under the best circumstances. There are shortcuts you can take, that’s true. Finding those shortcuts, however, also requires time and effort. I’ve found that shortcuts work a lot better after…