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Let’s consider an equation, where A is success and B is your freelance enterprise or small business. Then: A – B represents everything that’s currently going wrong with your company.

For designers who just started a small agency, most of the issues turn out to be of an administrative nature. Creative people just aren’t very skilled at tackling the managerial challenges that arise when they’re launching their first business.

Here’s how you keep a healthy company: you recruit web apps that help you manage time + finances + projects, and which boost your e-mail marketing campaigns, form building, and file sharing.

Invoicing and Financial Apps


Everybody wants to get to the very top, but not all entrepreneurs are willing to find out exactly what that entails, and then put in the effort to get closer to their goal, inch by inch. In a sense, that explains why some small companies register big financial losses instead of making profit. That being said, there are several cloud-based apps that can sort out your accounting issues.
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  • Anyone who is familiar using WordPress should know it’s one of the most popular CMS engines to date. Learning the basics of theme development can be exciting and even quite fun. But with time even the brightest developers can hit a wall trying to learn everything. WordPress is a tremendous library and requires a lot of time to master.

    Once you understand the the basics of WP development everything gets a whole lot more interesting. You can start to build very complex plugins, functions, interface features, and customizations for the backend admin panel. Check out these great tutorials which focus on more advanced WordPress topics for web developers.

    Better WP APIs and Libraries

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    Coding websites is a long tedious process and there’s always more to learn. Why not make the job a little easier by writing code with an Integrated Development Environment? These programs(IDE for short) have syntax highlighting and many other features which expedite the coding process. This post features 11 web development programs which span the gamut of Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.

    Visual Studio Express

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    Have you ever wanted to jump into the backend world of PHP programming? Frontend web development uses a whole different set of skills to construct a website layout. But PHP tackles everything from form submissions to database queries. WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and many other CMS engines are built on PHP.

    To get started all you need is some time and a bit of patience. WAMP and MAMP are free PHP-enabled local servers for Windows and Mac, respectively. Once you get this local environment setup it’s quite easy to dive right into PHP and start building fun dynamic web applications.

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    Not every creative studio needs to be a small business running with a team of employees in some rented office space. Even a 1-person or 2-person team can turn into a successful creative agency. It does take a lot of work to land clients and persevere through tough times – so getting started on the right track is absolutely essential. Read through these articles to understand the importance of management and creative design work from the perspective of a studio.

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