As Director of Bam Creative, and Chairperson of the Australian Web Industry Association, Miles spends his time managing his business or speaking about managing businesses. Recently awarded as one of the top Western Australian entrepreneurs under 40 years old, Miles can also be found writing at Miles' Blog.
The Principles of Successful Freelancing
An ounce of planning’s worth a pound of cure. In this sample chapter from The Principles of Successful Freelancing, Miles Burke shows us some of the questions you’ll need to answer before you embark on your freelancing career.
The Lowdown on Services and Products
The following is republished from The SitePoint Tribune #424. Should you offer services or products? The old phrase, The grass is always greener … is often heard when discussing the merits of services versus web-based products. Listed below are some of the advantages and disadvantages of both models. Which ones apply to you? Products — […]
Interview with Dave Greiner, Freshview
Dave Greiner co-founded Freshview in 2004 and is the design half of the founding partnership, who is responsible for the UI of their products. We caught up with him for an interview about building and promoting web apps.
You need a Break!
The time between Christmas and New Year’s Day is an ideal opportunity to take a break and close the office down for a few days; this gives both you and your staff some time to relax and enjoy the fruits of all the hard effort you’ve put in throughout the year.
Marketing for Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner, and whether you celebrate it or not, the event happens to coincide nicely with the end of the calendar year — a great time to thank those who have supported your business over the last twelve months.
Stephen Collins: How To Embrace Web 2.0 In Business
Stephen Collins is recognized as one of Australia’s leading proponents of participatory culture, advising businesses and government on Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, and social networking. We had a chance to catch up with him to discuss his thoughts on embracing Web 2.0 in business.
Ask Your Customers the Hard Questions
Here’s a question for you. When your last project finished, what was the final communication the client received from you? Was it a bottle of wine and card, a “Thanks for the work, call me if you need anything,” or just an invoice in the mail?
Secrets to a Great Sales Proposal
Are we in danger of coming across as egomaniacs in our sales proposals? Yes! The secret of successful proposals is to focus on what the prospect wants to hear. Learn how to make people an offer they can’t refuse.
Break Your Own Promises!
The following is republished from The SitePoint Tribune #416. A few weeks ago — September 5 to be exact — I ordered myself a shiny new car. The experience went along these lines. First, I did lots of research and decided on my ideal vehicle make and model. Then, I went to the only dealership […]
Why You Should Attend Two Conferences a Year
The following is republished from The SitePoint Tribune #414. On the eve of flying to Sydney for the Web Directions South conference, I thought I’d focus on the topic of conferences—I believe you should attend at least two every year. So why attend a conference? Let’s start with education. You’ll learn more from attending one […]