Getting Things Done When There’s Too Much To Do

Posted on Tue, June 02, 2015 in Business Strategy by Jason Bennett

I'm learning every day that managing projects and my work habits is a necessity as our workload increases. Here are some things I've learned about producing quality while balancing multiple projects.

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The Value of the Right Project Management Tools

Posted on Tue, January 27, 2015 in Business Strategy by Alyshia Keenan

​Is there such a thing as a perfect project management tool? It seems with the numerous options available, there is still a need to create additional tracking documents, spreadsheets, or other client-friendly reports. It begs the question of whether valuable time is lost searching for the right tool versus managing the project.

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e-Signature Tools Comparison

Posted on Tue, December 23, 2014 in Business Strategy by Jon Love

In the web application and subscription software world, sometimes a simple "check this box to agree to terms" becomes insufficient. With the move toward more online offerings being delivered as an ongoing service, SaaS companies begin to bump up against legal principles that require more thoughtful solutions. When this is necessary, an Electronic Signature ("e-Signature") tool is a great way to help automate the transaction process while still meeting the legal requirements of agreement to terms.

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17 Rules of Golf Etiquette

Posted on Wed, September 17, 2014 in Business Strategy by Jon Love

Golf is often referred to as The Game of Kings. There is a certain civility to a game that requires personal enforcement of rules and penalties.

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Subscription Revenue Opportunities for Customer Engagement

Posted on Fri, July 18, 2014 in Business Strategy by Jon Love

In the past ten years, a trend has developed for businesses to provide their products and services on a subscription basis. There are a lot of reasons both businesses and customers are drawn to the subscription model.

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Revenue Recognition for Online Subscription Businesses

Posted on Thu, July 10, 2014 in Business Strategy by Jon Love

Imagine the most traditional example of a subscription business: The magazine company. The customer pays their annual subscription fee up front to receive a monthly magazine, and in exchange the magazine company promises to deliver a new issue every month for 12 months. This model has been well adapted to a wide variety of online business services.

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Magento Editions: Enterprise vs Community

Posted on Wed, May 14, 2014 in Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips by Paul Weinert

At GRAYBOX, we love Magento. Yes, it’s complex and often hard to implement, but it’s a unique blend of power, flexibility, and affordability that really shines in a market chock-full of either too simple and underpowered tools, or overly complex applications that are too expensive. Magento is regularly our top recommendation for established and sophisticated ecommerce clients.

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Tweet & Share Like A Pro in 5 Minutes

Posted on Tue, May 06, 2014 in Business Strategy, eCommerce Tips, Internet Marketing by Alum

If you follow enough people or brands on Twitter, you’ll have noticed that many use nice friendly shortened links rather than the full, ugly ol’ URL you’d normally see in the address bar. Of course, Twitter shortens the longest links by default but using Twitter’s shortening is for rookies, not professionals. Get ready because you too can be tweeting & sharing like a pro in just 5 minutes.

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3 Questions to Help You Assess Your Team

Posted on Fri, October 25, 2013 in Business Strategy by Alum

After a long season of having our heads down on client work and pushing out several site launches and marketing campaigns, we like to assess results and improve our systems and communication as a team.

One of the things that I'm fascinated with in business and life in general is people. Managing projects overseeing work and communication from clients and coworkers provides an interesting perspective for how different people with various personalities work and communicate together, or fail to do so. Often, improvements that can be made revolve around understanding and contextualizing to...

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Good Read: Hiring for Potential

Posted on Wed, October 23, 2013 in Business Strategy by Paul Weinert

As the owner and sole principal of GRAYBOX, I handle all of the hiring and HR for both our awesome in-house staff and our network of talented subcontractors. I read a lot via RSS to stay on top of the industry, and I love this article by Jason Fried at 37 Signals from this morning.

In it, he postures that in hiring decisions it’s rare to find the perfect person at the right time.

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