Do you need a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) app? Probably. If you’re in any type of business where you interact with clients on a regular basis, then definitely.
(This is the CliffsNotes version of Andy’s reply in a forum thread on RocketTheme’s website, which you can read in full here.)
Andy explains these settings in much more detail in the forum thread I just mentioned above, and these are our recommendations for these settings based on his explanations.
A couple weeks ago I was approached by a sales team from a large company about adding a potentially profitable, tech-related service to what Black Hills Web Works is already doing.
While doing some research for the now-in-process redesign of the Black Hills Web Works website I ran across a blog post by another website agency that mentioned The Bootstrapper’s Bible in passing. I’m familiar with Seth Godin and have read several of his books, in whole or in part, but I hadn’t encountered this one yet.
Earlier this spring my other company had an opportunity to build a pretty big remodel project, and so we did. I knew it was going to be somewhat hectic running two businesses at one time, but I didn’t realize just how crazy it would be. One expression that comes to mind is “burning the candle at both ends”…but this was more like burning multiple candles simultaneously at both ends!
I brought Seth Godin’s book Small is the New Big home this week and have been doing some reading. Not all at once, of course, since that’s what he advised in his “Warning” preface: “Don’t read this book all at once. It took eight years to write, and if you read it in one sitting, it’ll give you a headache.” And so I’m taking his advice.
I recently noticed that sometimes the Joomla core contact form will give an “Invalid Token” error page when a website visitor uses the contact form to send a message to the owner of the website. This screen is unmistakable, and somewhat shocking to the unsuspecting website visitor, as it is completely blank except for the words “Invalid Token” in the upper-left corner of the browser window.
If nothing else, this strip shows the importance of business systems and the challenge of keeping things, such as vendor contracts, organized and current. Beyond that, I thought it was pretty funny.
If you’re using a self-hosted version of WordPress you may have noticed that WordPress is keeping copies of every post revision you make. While this can be helpful in rolling a post back to an earlier version, the number of revisions can quickly get out of hand. These revisions are stored in your database, and once a post is published you probably don’t need them anymore. There are a few plugins that can help you manage these revisions, but in my opinion, if you can do this without adding another plugin, so much the better.
After you’ve built one or more Joomla websites you will start to realize that there are a handful of Joomla extensions that, in your opinion, should have been included with the standard Joomla package. As it is, you’ll need to assemble your personal collection of tools and add them to your website. Everybody has their own list . . . here’s mine: