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Business Roundup Week Ending July 28

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Mike Demopoulos
The best time to send an internal email: A data-dive into 8.7 million email deliveries | AXIOS HQ "Timing is Everything: When to Send Internal Communication" is a comprehensive report revealing the optimal time to distribute critical organizational messages. Based…
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Business Roundup Week Ending July 21

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Mike Demopoulos
Introducing Bluehost WonderSuite Bluehost announced WonderSuite, a comprehensive tool that helps users set up and customize their websites using WordPress. WonderSuite includes several components: WonderStart, an onboarding experience that integrates user responses into the website creation process; WonderTheme, a versatile…

How to Make the Most of Sponsoring WordCamps

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Michelle Frechette
In this panel discussion, Michelle Frechette poses questions asked by the Post Status community about the benefits and how-to’s of sponsoring WordCamps. On the panel are Taco Verdonschot (Yoast), Katie Keith (Barn2), Drew Griswold (StellarWP), and Lincoln Islam (WPFunnels). Transcript…

An Interview with Patrick Posner: WCEU and More

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Michelle Frechette
In this episode, Michelle Frechette, Director of Community Relations at Post Status, talks with Patrick Posner, Founder and Developer at Simply Static, about the importance of being open and approachable, creating opportunities for others to join conversations, and making space…

Business Roundup Week Ending June 30

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Mike Demopoulos
Supreme Court backs web developer who didn't want to create same-sex wedding sites. In a landmark decision that has sparked widespread disappointment, the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of a popular service provider, allowing them to refuse same-sex wedding…

Emilia Capital Gets Creative with WCEU Sponsorship

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Michelle Frechette
In this episode, Marieke van de Rakt and Joost de Valk from Emilia Capital discuss their investment process with Michelle Frechette. They talk about evaluating potential investments, providing feedback, and the importance of finding a good fit. Their investments in…

Business Roundup Week Ending May 12

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Mike Demopoulos
WordCamps: The Next Generation The official WordPress Community blog recently published a post titled "The Next Generation of WordCamps," outlining the future of in-person WordPress conferences in the post-pandemic world. The successful transition of WordCamps from in-person to virtual during…

Business Roundup Week Ending March 31

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Mike Demopoulos
Web Developer Services Market 2023 Size and Forecast to 2031 Market Watch reports on a new report by Industry Research. -(Powered by Absolute Reports) on the state of the web developer market. It also talks about how COVID-19 and the…

Business Roundup Week Ending March 17

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Mike Demopoulos
Equalize Digital Receives Pre-Seed Investment from Emilia Capital Equalize Digital recently received a pre-seed investment from venture capital firm Emilia Capital. (Partners Joost de Valk and Marieke van de Rakt from Yoast fame) The investment will help accelerate their mission…

Post Status Notes #497

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David Bisset
WordPress is 19! • WP 6.0 news and Beta 4 release. • JetPack 10.9 • BuddyPress Rewrites 1.1.0 • Simple Local Avatars 2.3.0 • InMotion funds WCUS scholarships • RSS and Blogging FTW • Wishlist Member acquired • New leadership team at Yoast • and the rest of your weekly WP news roundup!

Marieke van de Rakt via HeroPress…

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Dan Knauss

Marieke van de Rakt via HeroPress writes about finding her place at Yoast. At one point, she writes, she felt she wouldn’t be taken seriously: “People outside of Yoast often assumed that I was Joost’s assistant or his secretary.” 🙋‍♀️…
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