Brandon Bear is the vice president and head of operations at Meadowbrooke gourds & the CFO at The Molly Pitcher Brewing Company. In today's episode Levi & Emily talk to Brandon about his day to day, the challenges to managing the finances of three different companies, facebook marketing and how / when to hire new employees!
In this quick episode of Dev Minutes Levi & Sarah sit down to talk about Wordpress. As we all know, Wordpress is the most commonly used CMS on the web as it's free from anyone! But, free doesn't always mean good. The devs discuss security, plugins for the CMS vs. other CMS plugins and development strategies, and more! Wordpress just celebrated it's 15th birthday so it was only fitting we made it episode 15 of the podcast.
Our intern Alex sat us all down to discuss the updates on internet privacy and how companies use your data online. Over the past couple of months—maybe on the internet, maybe in a story on TV news—you have likely heard the acronym, “GDPR.” If you do not work in the technology industry and are not at least casually interested in tech, it’s possible these stories failed to earn a slice of your preciously finite attention. However, as a reader of our blog (and therefore a member of this internet), GDPR affects you directly and you should understand how. You can check out part one of Alex's blog here and part two here.
Ben Bear started Meadowbrooke Gourds in his garage 25 years ago. Since then he's perfected a growing method, cleaning, drying, and decorating every single gourd at Meadowbrooke. Our team talked to Ben about his business' best practices, failures and the future of his hand crafted business. To learn everything you need to know about this fascinating business listen to episode 13 of Agency Hour and of course visit mbgourds.com.
Just last week, we welcomed our newest team member to the Pixel & Hammer team, Scott McFadden. Prior to joining the ranks at Pixel & Hammer, Scott celebrated stay-at-home-dad-of-twin-boys status for nearly two years. When he wasn’t changing diapers or attempting to feed toddlers non-Cheerio-related foods, Scott spent his working on freelance design projects, as well as writing, recording, and producing his own solo music project, Okay Children. In the episode the team interviews Scott and gets to know him a bit better. Turns out, he's a HUGE Justin Timberlake fan. Listen to episode 12 today!