Miles Burke

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The Best Kept Secret

A common complaint when speaking to managers of web teams, is the often large disconnect between being busy, and the goal of all business, being profitable. I had the same dilemma years ago. We’d start on projects, feel like we’re… Continue Reading →

Manage Your Money

I’ve received a few reader emails recently, asking me what I think of different online and offline accounting packages, and which one I use. Well, I’m an old-fashioned type, so I use an offline accounting package. This is primarily because… Continue Reading →

Keeping Life and Work Apart

Many of us recently had a short holiday to celebrate Easter. Regardless of how you feel about the religious significance, it’s important to embrace a well-deserved break once in a while. I’ve written before about managing the tricky balance between… Continue Reading →

Grow your own Sales

Many people I’ve spoken to recently have repeated the same words: new enquiries are down, because people are wary of starting new projects in the current climate. This is an excellent opportunity for you to increase your focus on sales,… Continue Reading →

Interview with Chris Winchester

Two weeks ago, I made the journey to New Zealand to attend the well-known web conference, Webstock. On my first day there, I spotted a man wearing a bright yellow T-shirt which read: Remember me? I met you at Webstock… Continue Reading →

Reply to Your Emails!

I recently sent an email to about eight different companies looking for accommodation for a holiday I plan to take in a few months. They all have web sites, they all published email addresses, and you know how many replied… Continue Reading →

Seven Awesome Tips to Make Debtors Pay

Recently, I have been writing about increasing sales, reinforcing branding, reducing costs, and other ways to survive a rough economic year. Another very important strategy to keep the cash flowing is debt collection. Debt collection can literally make or break… Continue Reading →

More Low- or No-cost Marketing Strategies

We’ve discussed Facebook, but there are plenty of other affordable, grass roots-style marketing strategies you can implement to build your business during lean times. Many online marketing strategies boil down to having the time to work on them. They are… Continue Reading →

Using Facebook Pages to Market Your Business

In a recent Tribune, I suggested looking at Facebook Pages as a free marketing medium for your business. Love or hate Facebook, it will be around for a while yet, and it’s very likely that many of your target audience… Continue Reading →

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