Clock showing the time

5 Tips for Non-Morning People

Ask anyone in the Southern Web office and they’ll confirm, I’m not a morning person – especially not a Monday morning person. As the project manager here, however, I have a certain responsibility to be positive, encouraging and collaborative, as a colleague and as one of the most client-facing employees in our organization.

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June 30, 2014
Poor Precedents

Setting Precedents: Coddling Your Clients

Clients, their projects and their end goals range as widely as the Web design firms they consider hiring. When the service provider-client relationship begins, there are certain expectations put in place, one of these being that as the expert in your industry, you are obligated to provide advice and guidance as to best design and development practices.

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June 30, 2014
Client tantrum

The Futility Behind Fits of Temper

As a boss, a client, an employee or a company providing products and services, the opportunities for miscommunication are endless. Between countless phone calls and emails, it’s inevitable that some small detail will get lost in translation, and often that small detail that will spark a tantrum, a fit of temper.

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June 30, 2014
Website copywriting

Failure to Launch: Website Content

There are few things more frustrating and avoidable than reaching the end of the design and development process only to see a partially-populated site sit in limbo for an extended period of time. There are many culprits contributing to project lag and the delayed launch of a site. One of the most common culprits is missing content.

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June 30, 2014
Workplace communication crucial to company success

Keys to Communication in the Workplace

One of the cornerstones of a successful small business is the cultivation of clear, open lines of communication. Oftentimes, job responsibilities will overlap; projects will range in size and scope; and employees will be required to collaborate in order to achieve the desired end goal. As small businesses grow, expand and shift focus, communication becomes more important than ever.

While each company and its clientele varies, there are a few key components to maintaining open communication in the workplace that businesses of any size can benefit from implementing.

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June 30, 2014