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BASH Script for WordPress Backups

A lot of people are worried about backing up their WordPress installs on a regular basis. I know. I get that. Here’s a script you can use if you have access to the shell. Put this sucker on cron (For many Linux distributions, you can put it in 1/etc/cron.daily if you have root access. Otherwise, […]

Venture Files

The Rules for Entrepreneurs

Venture Files founder and former curator, Steven Fisher, wrote a series last year that remains one of the best of its time. Even though he has moved on and is working with Network Solutions, I think it’s as important now (if not more so) than it was last year at this time. This is a […]

Aaron Brazell

Roadmap to Victory at Washington Post

Early last month, after the Tribune Company announced that it would enter bankruptcy protection, the conversation surrounding the demise of newspapers and the newspaper industry heated back up. Of course, we suggested that there should be an opportunity for new media to emerge in the newsrooms. Today, the news comes from the New York Times […]

Aaron Brazell

Welcome to the Machine

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine. Where have you been? It’s alright we know where you’ve been. You’ve been in the pipeline, filling in time, Provided with toys and ‘Scouting for Boys’. You bought a guitar to punish your ma, And you didn’t like school, and you know you’re nobody’s fool, So welcome to […]

Aaron Brazell

Social Media Quagmire

What happens when you build your business around a technology that disappears overnight? What happens when you build a client base, a pool of prospective clients or an otherwise niche demographic that is dependent on some other third party? Many times it works out. Effective consultants have built their business on less than reliable third […]

Aaron Brazell

Doing the Most Good Means Smart Economics

There’s an old saying that goes something along the lines of, “When life gets good, throw a party” and that seems to be a mentality that translates to business today. Mainly the web business, if we’re talking about literal parties. No good web conference, un-conference or social-media laden city goes without parties of some sort. […]