Are you a front end developer?

Are you a front end developer? If you are then we’d love to talk with you.

We are looking for freelance mid-level FRONT END DEVELOPER to take our complete redesign and rebrand and produce high quality HTML5 and CSS3, firstly for Tracks the app and then secondly for our new website.

This is a great project for someone looking to bring awesome designs (done by our very own Lewis) come to life and to work with a couple of really friendly start up founders (that’s me and Lewis)!

Must have experiences include:

  • Multiple years working on the HTML5 and CSS3 of web apps
  • Responsive design
  • Planning HTML / CSS projects from scratch
  • Producing style guides
  • Developing for cross browser compatibility

JavaScript experience would be a big plus and experience with git would be useful too – but these are not essential as we are primarily looking for someone who is a good fit for us and loves front end development.

This is a remote position, so your written communication skills should be pretty good.

We have on going front end work too after the redesign and rebrand projects are complete and tons of opportunity.

If you’d like to apply then please email gregor@buildtracks.com with your experience, availability and something about yourself that’s not work related

No agencies please!

Leaving your sales pipeline spreadsheet behind

Every two weeks Lewis and I meet to go through our current list of projects. This week I was talking about our new approach to marketing, which is one of my projects.

In the discussion I said that we get a lot of new customers that are moving away from an Excel spreadsheet to manage their sales pipeline.

And pretty much as soon as the words left my mouth, Lewis piped up and asked “why”.

“Why would a small business move from using a spreadsheet to manage their sales pipeline to Tracks?”

And there I was, challenged by my very own business partner, without him even meaning to do so!

So I talked him through it

And then later when I was pondering it a bit more I thought to myself:

“If Lewis is asking why then maybe some of our potential customers might want to ask why too”

And that leads me to this article. So here’s why you should move from a spreadsheet to Tracks for sales pipeline management: Read More…

Sexy & I know it

Here’s to making it sexy” was what I wrote on 3rd September 2012. I was talking about CRM software – a design problem I wanted to solve.

And still is.

Enter Lewis. He joined us at the end of November last year, two years after my claim of “making it sexy” and I’m glad to report that sexy is in production.

Not only do we have a new version of Tracks being tested, some significant changes to the sales pipeline view (more on that below) and a new logo, but we’ve got the first version of our reskin of Tracks nearly ready for some HTML and CSS work.

Things are moving. So in celebration of the new work I wanted to share a change we’ve made and that’s available on the beta version.

Our sales pipeline grows up

The current version of Tracks allows you to view your deals only by week, month, quarter or year. Not any more. Due to popular demand, we’ve added the ability to view your pipeline across the timeline options AND your category groups. That means sales stages, products or services, regions or any other data group you use for categories – you can now view them in the pipeline view.

Have a look below. We are excited.

If you’d like to get access to the beta version just email me on gregor@buildtracks.com

Speaking with customers – lessons learned

When I worked in sales we were targeted by the number of customer meetings we had per week. Five per week was the target and in our Monday morning meetings we listed who we were meeting and why.

Only having two or three meetings on a Monday morning meant you’d be scrutinised by the sales director. It wasn’t pleasant. But it kept us focused on getting out of the building.

I think there is so much to be learned from speaking with customers, so for this post I reached out to some people I really respect to ask what they have learned over the years.

Here goes… Read More…

Insider Tip #13 – From freelance to agency

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This week in our Insider Tips interview, we spoke with Giles Adam Thomas, Technical Director of Whole Design Studios, a design and marketing agency with an office in the U.K. and Germany. This interview explores how to organically grow freelance businesses into a full service agency. Read More…

“Showing up” led to 50% more traffic and a bit more

Seth Godin said in an interview in 2006 on being successful that “showing up is underrated“. In a time of rapid change, it seems that this advice is truer than ever before.

But how do you keep showing up?

I’ve got a tactic that might help when it comes to your blog or company website that, since June, has helped us at Tracks show up – even through some difficult months. Read More…