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How To Make Things Work – Part 3: Examine, the second step toward understanding

This is the third entry in the mini-series on How To Make Things Work: an Operations periodical aimed at helping you, the reader/entrepreneur/web-wanderer, make “it” work for yourself. In the last entry, we started into the first step of understanding: Immerse. Now on to the second step: Examine. Figuratively speaking, after getting your toes wet…

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SEO: Getting started

In order to be successful in the world today, every business with a website should make search engine optimization (SEO) a priority. Keeping your site as high up as possible on Google, Bing and Yahoo search results pages is a must. Below, we have come up with several tips to help get you started in…

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Video Quality vs Storytelling

If there is one thing I’ve noticed about the video production market lately is that there is too much focus on image quality and not enough on story telling. To elaborate, I heard the other day that a client was looking for a video to be done and their first question was “Do you shoot…

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How to make things work – Part 2

This is the second entry in a mini-series addressing the challenge of how to make things work. My last entry (which was also my first) marked the launch of the aforementioned mini-series. As it was my first-ever Found feature as the newest member to the Found team, I introduced myself and my role (VP of…

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Foursquare for business

For years, I personally knocked on Foursquare, claiming that it was nothing but a creepy tool to tell people where you were and saw no point in it; I had no desire to get “badges” or “check-in” anywhere. Yet the way that Foursquare is set up now, the platform really does help out businesses in…

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Hindsight 20/20

Whoa. I can’t think of any word that adequately sums up our first six months other than that. It has been a rollercoaster of good and sometimes rough patches, but never a bad day. We have had team members come and go, but the Found Family continues to grow. I thought it would be fitting…

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WordPress vs Drupal

This week, we are going to talk about CMS systems and the web. Before we go any farther, it is important that you understand what CMS stands for. A CMS (Content Management System) is an application using which you can create, update and delete your Content on the web. There are several different types of…

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“I’ll just fix it in post”

We have been blessed to live in an age where many mistakes can be fixed or avoided thanks to technology, but as a creative, it can become a problem when we begin to rely on the creative shortcuts. A term commonly used on set of some commercials and short films I’ve been on is “we’ll…

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How to make things work

In my opinion, there is one absolute truth: Though we all have questions, no one has all the answers. This truth is hard for many to accept but, in truth, it’s the reality for all and, in reality, it’s a challenge for many. If you’re reading this, chances are you have some questions. And while the…

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A how-to on live tweeting

As fate would happen, as soon as we chose live tweeting as our next blog topic, I was scheduled to live tweet a guest seminar that Matt and Alanna were having at our old stomping grounds of St. Edward’s. Rest assured, audience, that my advice is tested and proven to work. First off, don’t even think about having…

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