The Covid Economy

A call for business leaders to embrace the “Golden Resource” as society embraces the “Golden Rule.” Just in the first few weeks, COVID-19 has brought many things to our global and local communities, not the least of which are profound questions on what our collective responsibilities are to each other.  While we as a society reacquaint ourselves with the “golden rule” of protecting others like we’d hope to be protected by them, it’s also a time for business leaders to…

The whys and hows of Grafana

What is Grafana? Grafana is an open-source platform for running data analytics and pulling up metrics that make sense of the massive amount of data in a pleasing way. Grafana is capable of connecting with most data sources such as PostgreSQL, Influx DB, Graphite, Prometheus, ElasticSearch, MySQL, etc. Dashboard The main feature is users can create dashboards with panels. Each panel represents specific metrics over a set time-frame. Grafana supports single stats (text values), graphs, tables, heatmaps, logs, alert list, and…

How to create a perfect website redesign project plan?

So, you’re beginning what appears to be the daunting process of redesigning your website. During the beginning phases of building a business, website design can initially feel like a low priority on the list. However, a functional, educational, and appealing website can be crucial for a business. Not only will a good website aid in reaching business goals, but it can also provide information and comfort for existing partnerships and clients. “88% of online visitors/ consumers are less likely to…

Organizing Multiple PM Tools

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were asked what your role is at work and met with a blank stare when you answer, “I'm a project manager”? Soon after that you probably tried to explain the basics of your work by saying, “I have projects and people who work on the projects so my job is to manage them to ensure the project is done on time and within budget. While also maintaining communication with clients…

The errors in content marketing you are probably making

1.Publishing low-quality content "We need to post something on Instagram" are probably the most notorious words to a content creator in your company because this is how poor-quality content starts. Pushing the content creator to make a last-second post will create flat, low-quality posts with little thought, since it will be focused on instant creation without prior planning. Publishing content for content's sake is not worth the effort, even if it's just minimal. This type of content provides no added…

Building Relationships in the Early Stages of Your Startup

As someone in a business development role for a company in a crowded industry, meeting people face-to-face is by far the most effective way for me to do my job. Over the last 16months as FarShore’s Business Development Manager, I’ve averaged three networking events per week, which is over 150 events per year. There have been fireside chats, panel discussions, speed networking, and just about every other type of booze and schmooze that exists. My experience focuses on the startup…