Here at Highforge, we hate balloon animals and love creating creative & tech-savvy solutions for our clients. We love doing good work and hearing that we’ve more than satisfied our clients. That’s why we teamed up with Clutch earlier this year to keep a pulse on how we’re doing. Clutch is a B2B ratings and…

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That Isn't My Job

“That Isn’t My Job” are four very ugly words. Today I had 165 emails to respond to and 3 meetings on my plate. Efficiency and speed were the key to my surviving the gauntlet. At 4:13 PM, a newish client sends an email asking for help from the wrong people. As I’m burning through my…

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Running a Small Business Means Owning a Big Hat Rack In the last few hours I’ve helped two team members solve project problems, answered 3 urgent emails, had an impromptu phone meeting with a happy client, reviewed an invoice going out, shot a team member with a Nerf gun (deserved), and wrote a proposal for…

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Anything that saves time without cutting corners is gold to any small business and we have a feeling any one of these tools has the potential to save your company time and money or reduce errors and create new opportunities. Making the world a better place one pixel at a time is a task that…

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dont let your business get scammed

Scammers are scum of the earth. And scammers that target newly minted entrepreneurs hungry for new business really make me even more angry. This scam has been around for years, but it’s getting harder and harder to catch, so hopefully this timely public service announcement and reminder for our creative community on how to avoid…

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A friend of mine is a commercial airline pilot. He used to fly F16s in the Air Force. If they had just dropped him in a cockpit and told him to figure it out, he’d never have left the ground. There are literally hundreds of (pardon my laymen’s terms) doodads, doohickeys, widgets, leversticks, and stemwinders…

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If you care about your search engine rankings, this could be the most valuable article you read all year. Have you heard the good news? Well, good news if you’re already providing the best online experience to your website visitors. If your website isn’t mobile friendly then read on. If you aren’t sure, then go…

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Woman in black dress looking out over a green valley

It happened so fast. On a warm Sunday night in Florida January 2014 we threw a huge dinner party for our team. Michele gave her team gifts, hugs and big speech about how bright the future was. She looked very pale, but she felt fine and we partied until after midnight. I was at work…

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