Infinite CTO – Experienced leadership that fits your organization

As a part of our efforts to make it easier to understand how we support our clients we’ve introduced a new service, Infinite CTO. Many small to medium sized businesses aren’t ready to pay for a full time CTO to guide their IT efforts, but they still need someone to work with vendors, provide strategy and guidance, and perform the role of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO). We do a lot more than just build web applications and sites. We work with many of our clients on their technology strategies and act as a trusted partner in making technology related decisions for their organization. Infinite CTO is perfect for organizations that need support and guidance on technology choices and implementation, […]

Infinite Insights – Jump Start Your Web Site or App Redesign

We know that getting started with a redesign can be a challenge. Starting work with a new company like ours can also be intimidating or confusing and feel like a big leap to take. To tackle both of those challenges we’re not offering Infinite Insights. 3 simple, flat-rate packages to help you get the insights you want into how to improve your web site, web application, or app. Get 10 Quick Insights in a week, 25 Insights in 3 weeks, or 40 In-Depth Insights in 1 month. We’ll deliver a document with detailed observations and ideas that identify where you can improve your existing site or app, specific recommendations for how to do it, and ideas for the future to […]

Commercialize What You Build

Over the years we have built quite a few software platforms that helped meet the operational needs of diverse businesses. However, doing so can be expensive and takes time to do right. One way to get more out of your investment in your software is to commercialize it. Take the platform that we build for your business and sell it to others in your industry. By doing so you can defray the cost of development and create a new revenue stream for your business. You will also gain new insights into your industry and, by talking with your new software customers, you can gain insights into how to better run your own business. We have done this in education with […]

Thankful

Today started out like many others at Infinite Web Design. Get into the office and ask how everyone is doing on the myriad of tasks they have in progress, jump on slack and check in with Kyle who is working remotely in Traverse City and then double check my email to make sure all the websites we manage are in good working order. After putting out all the fires and grabbing a cup of coffee Kevin and I hit the road. We had interviews lined up back to back all day to recruit new interns and full time developers. We were fortunate to have Dr. Issa at GEE who was willing to lend us his conference room at their headquarters […]

Stagnation

It is hard to avoid stagnation. It requires pushing yourself and the people around you out of your comfort zone. As you get better at what you do it actually becomes even harder – you know the “right” way to do things and become even more set in your ways. So how do we keep growing ? The Comfort Zone When we start learning something new we don’t have much of a comfort zone. I’ve been teaching my son to play basketball and I’ve been realizing that simple things like not pushing your knees together when you jump are not yet simple to him. It’s a good reminder not to take things that seem obvious to me for granted. I […]

Growth

We continue growing and looking to grow our team. We’ve been very fortunate with the people we’ve hired and have been so busy we haven’t really taken the time to introduce them or explain to people why they should join us in a while. We’re now up to 7 people here. Me (Kevin), Brad, Barrett, Kyle, Brian, Tom, and Eric. A diverse group with a variety of beards. People without facial hair are also welcome, though we made Kyle work from Traverse City when he refused to grow a mustache.   [your head here] We’re working out of our offices in Lake Orion and working on plans for a new building. Brian is fixing up the Ms. Pacman I bought […]

How to Start a Blog

Starting a blog is not hard. People do it all the time, by the millions. But if you’re not technically inclined it can be intimidating. We often talk to people who want to get a simple website and blog up and running. Sometimes we work with them, other times it’s enough to point them in the right direction and give a little advice. Today I’d like to share a bit of that advice. Step 1: Hosting Web hosting is both simple in concept and complicated to get right. There are a ton of hosting companies out there. You can sign up for a couple of dollars per month at Blue Host* in a few minutes and host your own blog. […]

Pharmacy Advantage

We’ve been working for some time with Pharmacy Advantage specialty pharmacy. They dispense medications for lots of difficult to manage diseases and provide really incredible support services to help people handle the challenges involved in treating diseases like Cancer, MS, and Arthritis. We’ve been working closely with the people there for a few years now and I’m really impressed by their dedication to taking care of people. The work we’ve done has involved building a custom website for patients to login and refill prescriptions online, integrating with their McKesson EnterpriseRx pharmacy software system, and providing a large web based application that they use as part of their daily workflow in taking care of patients. If you need specialty medications delivered […]

Paw Pods

The first shipment of Paw Pods is in and they are ready for sale. There are 4 sizes of Pods and an Urn available in this first batch of products. Paw Pods are biodegradable Pods and Urns for burying pets when they die. They range in size from the Micro Pod for goldfish to the Medium Pod for small dogs and cats. You can buy them online now for individuals who have lost a pet or you can order in bulk for veterinarians or retailers. Each Pod and Urn also comes with a flowering sympathy card to be planted to help memorialize the pet. The site is built using the Magento platform. It’s a powerful, if sometimes unwieldy, e-commerce platform […]

Job Openings – Follow up

I was reading this article today and realized that I didn’t give people a good feel for who we are or why they may want to work here. So, here’s a better stab at that. Our band of Brothers (and cousins) We are a small team that works well together. Brad and I started doing this about 12 years ago. We’ve worked hard to build long term relationships with our customers. They’ve told the people they know to hire us and that’s worked out well for us in developing a stable, growing business. Barrett and Kyle have been working for us for a few years and we have a stable of contractors we’ve been using as well. We just moved […]