Bitcoin Scams and Your Website

Monday morning at 1:40 AM, I received an email from a client of ours concerned about a message she received.  Submitted via her site’s contact form (full text below), the message stated that the sender had found a vulnerability within the organization’s website and thus would be able to get their database credentials and move…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? From Drupal to WordPress, That Is.

If you’ve hung around web strategy corners of the internet for any length of time, you’ll be familiar with the “the sky is falling” attitude that accompanies many significant changes to the status quo. We see it with just about every major Google Analytics update, we saw it when WordPress transitioned to Gutenberg, and we’re seeing…

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Hunt, Kill, Eat (Metaphorically)

As a rule, professional services organizations all go through the same cycle. They hunt, they kill, and they eat. All metaphorical, of course. (Not to say that I don’t periodically have killing on my mind.) Searching for potential leads, converting leads into clients, and completing work for clients – while not as catchy – is…

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Four Supplies to Pack in Your Business “Backpack”

It’s that time of year again. Parents all over the United States have a certain spring in their step and are turning their thoughts towards carpools, school uniforms, sports registrations and new school supplies. After you finish searching the aisles of your local office supply store for just the right brand of notebook, take a…

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When Your Worst Client Comes Back for More

Nightmare clients. We’ve all had them. If you were lucky, you turned lemons into lemonade and salvaged the relationship. If you weren’t, those clients now feature heavily in your literal nightmares – possibly accompanied by your terrifying fourth-grade math teacher. Either way, you probably didn’t have to deal with the nightmare clients for too long…

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Stay on Top of the Little Things

I’m going to let you in on a secret: running a business (any business) is a huge amount of work. Crazy, right! Now that we’ve gotten that bombshell out of the way, it’s time to share some more insider knowledge with you: If you’re a business owner, you’re going to run into hurdles along the way.…

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Giving Thanks for Failure

Well, we blinked, another year passed and Thanksgiving is upon us once again. As I do every year, I have been reflecting recently on where Spring Insight is, how it got there, and how many people I have to thank for that growth. This year, it strikes me in particular how much failure has played…

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Is your website ready for Google’s security changes?

Every so often, a powerful company in an industry makes a decision that shifts the earth upon which we stand. Do you remember the last time you played a game on Flash? I’m betting it’s been a while, because in one fell swoop in 2010, Steve Jobs felled Flash by announcing that Apple iOS products…

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Are you stuck in the past? The costs of sunk costs.

As I sit across the table from a prospective client, we can absolutely agree upon one thing: Her business would be far better off if we built a fresh website from which we could promote her business and grow. I also know something else… she is not ready to do so. It isn’t that her…

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No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: The Cost of Freebies

So, here at Spring Insight, we’ve discussed how to harness the power of FREE! as a marketing tool. Free offerings are effective marketing tools, and their clarion call can be hard to ignore for business owners as well as customers. Further, samples, trials and demos can be a great way to entice and convert prospects. If you’ve ever…

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