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  • Run Your Design Business Without Giving Up Your Life

    Finding and maintaining a healthy work/life balance is a never-ending challenge for almost everyone. Finding that balance is especially difficult for those who run their own businesses, and if they aren’t careful, their businesses may have a tendency to run them. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

  • Partner Spotlight: UK Website Design Firm Takes its Business to New Heights with LightCMS

    Website design firm, Independent Web Marketing, was started back in 1996 by Mark Caswell during a time when he says selling website design “was like selling double glazing whilst having to explain what glass was.” The Lincolnshire-based company now serves clients that range from a small hot air balloon company to the British Athletes Commission, a government funded organization representing 1,500 elite athlete members, many competing at the Olympics. Three years ago, he realized that the cloud w...

  • Partner Spotlight: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    For the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), managing nearly 250 websites with 1,000 staff members spread across the country and around the globe requires a content management system (CMS) with some specific capabilities. Yet, when the nonprofit organization began its search for a platform on which to run its myriad of sites, it came up short. “We looked at a lot of terrible content management systems,” admitted Danny Burns, Director of Digital Ministry for the FCA.

  • Retail Spotlight: Hoboken Coffee Roasters

    For a lot of people, nothing perks up the day like a good cup of freshly-brewed coffee. And for an upstart coffee house, nothing perks up business like a good website that showcases the coffee experience and invites java lovers to visit for a cup. That’s the recipe at Hoboken Coffee Roasters, a warm, eclectic and rustic coffee shop opened in December 2012 in the Oklahoma town of Guthrie, pop.

  • Retail Spotlight: Israel Diamond Supply

    Diamonds, engagement rings, wedding bands and other fine jewelry are high-consideration purchases that many consumers prefer to make in a physical store. In our digital age, however, a distinctive website and online store showcasing high-end diamond rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets is essential for a jeweler to drive sales. That’s been the case at Israel Diamond Supply, a diamond and jewelry retailer in Tulsa, Okla., that sells at wholesale prices and is one of the largest privately owne...

  • Church Spotlight: Bethany First

    Bob Miller, communications pastor at the Bethany First Church of the Nazarene in Bethany, Okla., is constantly being asked how he and his team manage a beautiful church website that reaches his church's more than 2,500 congregants and prospective church members. The answer he gives is LightCMS. The LightCMS content management system was selected to replace a difficult to manage, custom-built website.

  • Retail Spotlight: Sugarillashop

    The women behind Sugarillashop share a passion for fashion. For several years, they talked about the idea of launching an online store in hopes of sharing their love of chic, sophisticated styles from names like Naven, Greylin, Mink Pink, and Parker with like-minded shoppers. But the technical details of such an endeavor were intimidating.

  • Church Spotlight: Council Road Baptist

    These days, a church website is as vital as the church leaders themselves in growing and engaging the congregation and spreading God’s word. Making its web presence a top priority, Council Road Baptist Church in Oklahoma City replaced its custom-built legacy site after realizing it could no longer meet their needs or the needs of its ministry after six years of use. Times were changing and the way in which people communicate and want to receive or find information was also changing…fast.

  • Partner Spotlight: Collision Media Balances Style and Substance with LightCMS

    Collision Media is a LightCMS Professionals partner based in Nashville, Tenn. who has built its business around the LightCMS content management system to create more than 200 websites (and counting) for clients — many of them churches, ministries and non-profit organizations. Like many web design agencies, Collision Media started out working with open source platforms such as WordPress and Joomla, but quickly realized these systems were incapable of meeting its needs.

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