Pay for passion, not for age

In our last post, I briefly touched on the concept of leveraging passion over age when it comes to deciding on a web agency. Let’s expand on that. We’ve collaborated with hundreds of clients, agencies, developers, and other industry professionals over the years. Some projects succeed, and some don’t. While there’s many reasons as to … Continued

Finding the Right Web Agency

Following the launch of our Leap Projects, our advertising campaign placed our innovative approach to web development alongside other agencies with their own limited time offers. More often, these are low budget, flat cost deals for a website (e.g.: Website for $500!) that seem too good to be true. When we introduced Leap Projects last … Continued

Introducing Leap Projects

The above graphic (almost) says it all. James and I are pleased to announce our Leap Projects program, an affordable, effective web services to startups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses. What are Leap Projects? Leap Projects are visually-rewarding, high quality websites for websites which don’t require too much custom development. Leap Projects are unique in that … Continued

Helping a family in need

WebCakes is proud to have been involved helping set up the Lin Jun Family Trust. In a confusing and frustrating time for the family of Lin Jun, we stepped to the plate and provided a secure space to help ease the harm caused to them. From a technical standpoint, we provided a small, secure donations … Continued

Launch Miniseries Post #5 – Wrapping up

I’d like to end our miniseries on a short note. If someone were to ask me what the most important attribute of our business model is, how we carry out our motto “Surprise & Delight”, it’s this: Be transparent. Don’t beat around the bush when it comes to pricing and time-estimates. If you’re concerned about … Continued

Launch Miniseries Post #4 – Determining Price

One of the most curious challenges in setting up a web-service company is determining your selling prices. It’s not uncommon in Montreal to find a freelancer charging 15-30$ an hour, another freelancer with similar experience charging 70-80$. As an alternative, should you settle on agencies instead, you may find one charging 40-60$ next-door to another … Continued

Launch Miniseries Post #3 – “Exchanging Services” (Trust your intuition)

Web developers, like many technical professionals, have to be objective and follow a rational process. Of course, so do business owners if they wish to see their practice succeed. Sometimes however, a good sense of intuition can help us decide on a decision which may have been rational at the time, but could turn out … Continued

Launch Miniseries Post #2 – Always learn (And be ready for change)

Our mission at WebCakes is to surprise and delight. As such it’s my goal to keep up-to-date on the latest development practices, styles, and trends relative to our business. To do that, James and I are always learning new skills and improving old ones. When I worked for my previous employers, it wasn’t a requirement … Continued

Launch Miniseries Post #1 – Find people as passionate as you are

For us, WebCakes is more than a joining of two devs with a similar idea. Ask any business owner about their enterprise, or a project manager about their latest work, and they’ll tell you the same thing: it’s their baby. When we conceptualized WebCakes, we wanted to break the traditional mould, and build our business … Continued

Miniseries: Launch Experiences & Revelations

We’re pretty excited to have launched the WebCakes blog. In fact, we’re so excited that we’re kicking off with a mini-series! Over the next five days, I’ll be posting revelations and personal situations that we’ve had over the last six months starting up. Experience laughter, shed tears, and enjoy plenty of baking references. Most important … Continued