BizCraft Episode 10 – Live at RemixSouth

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About the Show

This is BizCraft, the podcast about the business side of web design, recorded live almost every two weeks. Your hosts are Carl Smith (@carlsmith) of nGen Works and Gene Crawford (@genecrawford) of UnmatchedStyle.

Episode Overview

Episode 10 was recorded live at RemixSouth in Atlanta on October 19th.

Discussion Topics

We talked briefly about the “conference life” – before we realized no one cared about the topic.

What does it mean to you? What do you get out of it, personally or business wise?

We talked a lot about this .Net Mag post.
Big question: how do you choose your clients?

Trent Walton (Paravel) says:

“We all have the tendency to want to see the job through to the end, but that shouldn’t bind us to force something that simply isn’t working out.”

Andy Budd (Clearleft) says:

“A lot of smaller agencies try to win every project that’s presented to them, whether it’s a good fit or not. This can be hugely problematic for a number of reasons.”

We discussed this quote from Whitney Hess’s blog.

“As time passes and I become more confident in my Spidey sense, I’m able to be much more honest (with myself and with others) about what I really want to take on. Money and prestige lose all value once you’ve given away your integrity. Do what you know is right for you even when it means you have to take a leap of faith…and wait.”

We discussed Carl’s Tweet:

We talked a good bit about how to successfully run a remote team. Starting with some topics from this post on Mixergy.

So how do you persuade remote team members to stick around for the long haul?

What are the disadvantages of working remotely? – So how do you engage a remote team member and help them grow?

Beers from the end of the show

Carl: SweetWater IPA
Gene: SweetWater 420

HUGE THANKS to Nathaniel Deal (@NathanielDeal) for the beer! He’s a great chap.

THANK YOU!

Thanks to everyone who checked out the live show. It’s always special when we get to share BizCraft with all of you guys like that. We miss you already!

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Author

Gene Crawford

With over a decade of experience in the industry he has overseen the design and architecture of hundreds of web sites and applications. An active member in the design community, he's the editor & producer of unmatchedstyle.com, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.