BizCraft Episode 56: Company Retreats, Client Collections, the worst client you’ve worked for.

BizCraft Ep.56

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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

1) Company Retreats
– How nGen Works has done them. Vegas Baby.
– Iron Yard’s retreat AKA Grok
– 352inc, Viget, etc…
– How they can work and why they’re valuable.

2) Slack – how we use it.
– Slack for nGen Works
– Slack at P3 vs. Iron Yard
– Metalab on Slack:

3) Project Payment Collections
– Leverage? Clients holding that last payment sucks.
– We shared some war stories…

4) The absolute worst client you ever did work for?
– More war stories…

Beers During The Show

Gene: Sam Adams – Okotberfest
Carl: Sweetwater 420


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, the ConvergeSE, ConvergeFL, ConvergeRVA and the Breaking Development conference series.