No question about it – we are web developers by heart.
But the reality is that we are operating a business. Hence, we also need to play the part of the business owner. There are things that just can’t be neglected, else we are allowing our business to fall to a decline.
And we surely don’t want that to happen.
So it’s smart to be mindful to our roles as a business owner. Here are some of the most important things a business owner must look at and give attention to:
Marketing the business
- Making presentations
- Talking to clients
- Crafting and sending proposals
- Negotiating fees
- Crafting, sending and getting the contracts signed
- Updating clients
- Getting client feedback
- Submitting revisions and final projects
- Billing clients
- Sending follow up emails for due payments
- Lead nurturing
- Building relationships with current clients
There are many items in the list above – just goes to show how challenging the role of a business owner is. But we can find comfort when we reflect on the message of William Harley, Co-founder of Harley Davidson when he said:
For sure, there are lots of things that need our attention in our business. If you are a one-man company, you will be overwhelmed with the myriad tasks. And to think that the major money-making task is the actual coding of the websites – because that’s the ultimate deliverable the clients expect.
If you are operating an agency, there may be some other people helping you out with all these other tasks. But without a unified system that connects all these individual aspects, we’re inviting another kind of trouble: clutter and disorganization. Without a good system in place, a central system if you will, the team members will not have access to all the information and updates about the project.
That’s why it’s wonderful to have tools like Creative Snap. It doesn’t only offer one feature – but a myriad of features valuable either for a one-man web development business or an agency with more than one employee. I may be wrong, but last time I checked, I didn’t see an app that offers a comprehensive suite of tools as Creative Snap does.
No doubt, Creative Snap positions your business for growth. Check out the host of features that Creative Snap gives you. You’ll have in your hands, a valuable set of tools that will make you more efficient, help you grow your business and will make you more profitable.