E N Brown
said 1 year, 2 months ago:
Right now, almost all of my business is built around services. Almost.
Being in web development and design means your skill set has to match current technology, software (to a certain extent) and multiple programming languages, multiple CMS systems, popular blog platforms, seo, sem, social media outlets and exchanges, graphics, art and design, etc.
It’s about impossible to know all there is to know about everything. I don’t and do not purport to know it all. So delegation to associates is a must for some items.
I use different tools for different skill sets and lists (simply tons of them) to keep current with who, what, how, when and where any given project is being managed, coded, designed or otherwise.
Growth is over-rated. By keeping ‘mass’ low, you keep overhead low, which puts more $$ in your pocket. Instead of widening your scope, concentrate on what you do well, make it the best it can be. Instead of a half-a**ed whole product, build a kick-a** half product that serves your clients better than your competitors. (idea and language from “Rework” by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson).
You can do much better than your competitors if you learn to delegate, find the people who know how to work on their own, pay them well, and set out to do a whole job in a grand way.