Hands of the Carpenter New Website

Hands of the Carpenter New Website

I recently redesigned the website for Hands of the Carpenter. They are a nonprofit in the Denver area that seeks to help single moms and widows with reliable transportation in their move toward self-sufficiency. They do this through vehicle placement, repairs,...
Lessons Learned from Strider

Lessons Learned from Strider

Nick was checking his phone as we waited for a presentation to begin. On his phone’s background was a picture of a dog. I asked Nick about it. It was his dog that had recently passed away. He said he was the best dog ever. Nick’s dog had some border collie in him and...
Before/After for Local 58

Before/After for Local 58

Doing a Before/After picture with your own design is a bit awkward. You can’t bash the previous designer because you were the previous designer. But that was over five years ago. The new site is a vast improvement in design and function. It has a richer, more...
Memorable Eye-Popping Business Cards

Memorable Eye-Popping Business Cards

This afternoon I looked through a stack of business cards.  I collected them over the last several months and have great intentions of inputting them into my database. So many of them were so generic that it would never inspire me to call the person who gave them to...
Stay Away from Amateur Web Designers

Stay Away from Amateur Web Designers

Last week I got an email from someone who needed a site. Someone offered $500 to build them a site. That sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it? When I see a price like this I surmise the offer was by TGMBK (This Guy My Brother Knows) or a PFK (Pimply-Faced Kid). A...
Does Your Business Need to Narrow its Focus?

Does Your Business Need to Narrow its Focus?

On the TV show Restaurant: Impossible, host Robert Irvine fixes failing restaurants in two days on a $10,000 budget. He helps improve cash management, décor, and ownership issues. One thing he consistently does each episode is reduce the size of their menu. When there...

Why are We Drawn to Passionate People?

As we walked into the garage sale on a recent Saturday morning the airplane models and military books were piled high on tables. When we left in the early afternoon, the tables were nearly empty of books and the stacks of models no longer towered. I was helping out my...