Talking with Matt Medeiros about choosing a job after leading an agency

After talking with Adam Warner a few months back I’ve had a number of people reach out to say that they enjoyed the interview and Adam’s perspective on moving from Foo Plugins to Sitelock. Today we’re continuing in the same vein as I talk to Matt Medeiros. Matt is a founder of Slocum Studios along […]

Experts are willing to say “I don’t know”

I was listening to The Tim Ferriss Show on my morning run and the interview with Howard Marks continually made me think of how often we get over confident when we talk to clients. We do this because we want to win the work, but are we doing them a disservice? What should we be […]

Personal Branding or “Business” Branding?

I had a question come in and it went: Should I brand myself as me, or should I get a company name that’s really just me? I’ve done both actually. My coaching is under my own name and my WordPress Membership Development Business is under SFNdesign. Watch or listen to today’s episode as I go […]

Running your business is like a 50k race and Finding Nemo

Sept 15th I ran my second 50km race, commonly called an Ultra Marathon because it’s longer than a marathon. Unfortunately this year I fell off a cliff at the end of July and messed up my ankle. That meant I was coming in to the race with two months of mostly no training. I had […]

Tracking ACDC in your business

In Clockwork they have a metric called ACDC and inside those 4 areas you need to track one thing to make sure that your business is running smoothly. Today we’re going to talk about what ACDC is and give a few examples of things you might track to make sure that your business is running […]

Is Social Media Worth My Time?

In my reading recently I came across the three articles linked below all of which have me thinking about the hamster wheel that we all participate in to some extent. This is the hamster wheel of content creation. Image/brand building. Showing our life off to others in an effort to … what? I’ve been killing […]

How do I become a freelance web developer?

First the question is, when is the right time to become a freelance developer? start working for someone else to learn the basics of your industry build out a plan to move out on your own negotiate with your spouse if you have one specialize and keep refining what you’re going to do Watch the […]

If You Avoid Sites like Upwork, how do you find work?

I get why people ask this question, they just don’t have a name yet. No one knows that they provide their services. The thing that Upwork and similar sites provide is clients looking for people to do work. Drawbacks to Upwork and similar sites clients often racing to lower pricing you’re competing with lots of […]

The Art of Focus Launched

Today is an early/extra episode of The Smart Business Show. I’m excited to announce the launch of my new book The Art of Focus. It’s free today on Amazon at: We’re talking about the things I did as a rest in the midst of a book launch because resting is one of the most […]

Which operating system should I use macOS, Linux or Windows?

Of course the answer starts with “it depends”. What software is the default option in your desired field of work? If you need to use Photoshop, then you’re on macOS or Windows. If you mainly need terminal then macOS and Linux are Unix based systems so you have a good terminal. I think that this […]

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