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rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

Success: Startup School

I’ve mentioned this in the past here but this past Friday I graduated from the class and celebrated with my cohort on a job well-done. Yay. Grateful for the new friends and colleagues that I’ve made and I’m excited about many of the ventures that have big hopes and dreams for the future. TechCrunch had an overview of the 1500+ companies and projects as well, so that’s a decent review and overview. The post Success: Startup School appeared first on John Saddington. Source:

DrupalCon Baltimore Will Be Popular, Controversial, and Worth Attending

Yes, this is a bumpy time for Drupal. The Drupal controversy continues to rumble on with plenty community posts, and articles in major publications like Inc and Techcrunch. Still, we’d love to see you at DrupalCon Baltimore next week. This year’s conference really has much to recommend it. The location is great. Baltimore is one of the most intriguing and underrated cities in the US. Most people know it for “The Wire”, but the downtown is really a lively and walkable waterfront location. The conference seems like it will be really popular. Our training has sold out. Three times over. That’s very abnormal. We’ve done DrupalCon for nearly 10 years and have often scrambled to fill seats at the last minute. Why is this year’s DrupalCon doing so well? Perhaps it’s because Baltimore is so close to Washington DC. The training rosters are full of attendees from government organizations like the IRS and…

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On Writing Feature Requirements

I have been asked to lead product development on a team. This is somewhat of a new journey for me because I’m generally used to calling myself a web designer rather than a product manager or strategist. The toughest part of this job for me has been organizing my thoughts. I’ve written an executive summary for the product we’re building, done some competitive research and even dusted off my limited MBA education for a SWOT analysis. Oh yeah, now it looks like I know what I’m doing! Many of us who read CSS-Tricks with any sort of regularity likely have to think strategically to do our jobs, whether it’s in design, development, or both. What I’ve found, however, is that thinking strategically is a whole lot different than acting strategically. Where thinking strategically is an internal process that stays in your head, acting strategically requires careful orchestration and the ability…

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Could RankScience Replace Your SEO Team? by @MattGSouthern

According to TechCrunch, YC-backed startup RankScience has the potential to put “hundreds of thousands” of SEOs out of work.The post Could RankScience Replace Your SEO Team? by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal. Source:

LinkedIn Learning Tips To Improve Employee Knowledge

Employee training is synonymous to retention. When workers see that their company is providing them with opportunities for growth, it is likely that workers will stay in the company and become even more motivated. This is the ultimate goal of LinkedIn Learning, LinkedIn’s e-learning portal designed for individuals but also geared towards employee training. According to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner via TechCrunch, with the introduction of new technologies, the World Economic Forum expects around 5 million jobs to be displaced. Meanwhile, roughly 78% of corporate finance executives believe that as much as 25% of their workforce could be out of jobs by 2020. How Can LinkedIn Learning Help Employees? Education and training is crucial is crucial in boosting an employee’s professional profile as they search for a job. As such, enhancing one’s professional skills is a sensible thing. Here are some tips that companies can gain from LinkedIn Learning to…

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