At WordPress London this month we're talking scaling agencies and good and bad programming principles.
## Managing multiple clients while scaling big
The importance of building processes for scaling the agency. From lead generating processes to client management when hiring a team and working on multiple projects at the same time.
The talk will be focusing on the main processes for the 5 parts of any growing business:
- Put out fires
Through these 5 points, we will discuss the biggest stoppers of growth and how you can prepare for them in advance.
- Product market fit
- Poor service and communications
- The value ladder.
The goal is that by the end of the talk, the audience will have the basic tools and inspiration to go and scale their own business beyond the "One man band" that is so very common in our community.
Presented by Vito Peleg. Starting from the back of a van while touring the world with his band at the time, Vito later made the transition from a freelancer to an agency - growing to 6 figures by the end of year 1 and a team of 12 by year 3. He is now focused on WP Feedback - a plugin to help fellow WordPress pros get content, approve designs and provide support to their clients, visually. Follow him @FeedbackWp (https://twitter.com/FeedbackWp)
## Code is Poetry, but your poetry is s**t
Code is Poetry is a dive in to good and bad programming principles, and how we can apply the good ones when using WordPress to make the most maintainable, scalable, and performant websites we can.
The talk focuses on the learnings of being a WordPress-focused developer for over 5 years, and how embracing open source and the lessons of those that came before us can make us as developers, and the websites we produce better.
Presented by Josh Stopper. All the way from Melbourne, Australia, Josh is the Lead Developer for Wholegrain Digital. Before that he worked as lead developer a full service agency in Melbourne, and as a freelance developer.
He is an advocate for a green, performant web, working on projects such as the website carbon calculator, the sustainable web manifesto, Stratum - A WordPress starter theme, and Gravity Forms Light - A frontend replacement for Gravity Forms with non of the overhead.
Running Order (STC):
18:30 - Arrive for networking and refreshments
19:00 - Opening remarks
19:20 - Speaker - Vito Peleg
19:55 - Break
20:10 - Speaker - Josh Stopper
20:30 - Closing remarks
21:00 - Social
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The WordPress London meetup is supported by a team of volunteers: Dan (https://blue37.com/), Diane (http://sitebydiane.co.uk/) & Paul (http://www.paul-smart.co.uk/).
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