Info

MakingChips | Equipping Manufacturing Leaders

MakingChips is a weekly podcast that will equip leaders in the metalworking manufacturing industry with valuable content to utilize in their career and business.
RSS Feed
MakingChips | Equipping Manufacturing Leaders
2017
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: June, 2017
Jun 27, 2017

Hello Metalworking Nation! Today, we are bringing you another episode in our #MarketingForMakers Series with Red Caffeine. We are pleased to welcome back Julie Poulos as she introduces Red Caffeine's Tech Lead /Lead Developer / Front End Designer  -- Chaz Klein.

Today's episode focuses on the face of your business -- your website. Julie and Chaz guide us through some steps that will equip you with questions you should be asking yourself before diving into a new website. We'll talk about recognizing goals for your website, amplifying the user experience (UX), and choosing the right platform.

Episode Structure:
[02:34] - San Diego
[04:35] - Welcome Julie Poulos
[07:50] - Business Goals
[10:00] - First Steps in Developing a Website
[11:00] - Introducing Chaz Klein
[13:10] - UX
[18:27] - Don’t Make Me Think
[23:00] - Keywords and SEO
[24:26] - Platforms and CMS
[28:41] - WordPress
[36:05] - Leave Us Some Feedback

Links Mentioned in this Episode
Red Caffeine Marketing + Technology
The Ultimate Website Planning Guide
Downloadable Website Planning Template
Julie Poulos |LinkedIn
Chaz Klein | LinkedIn

We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation:
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

Jun 6, 2017

"The more comfortable you get with trying new things, the more you're going to say yes to new challenges."

Hello Metalworking Nation! Today, we are coming to you from our new studio at the DMDII in Goose Island, IL. On today's episode, Jim and Jason share their experiences that led them to step out of their comfort zone, and pursue new challenges. We'll hear from each of them as they explain what challenging their comfort zone means to them. In manufacturing news, we talk about how American Manufacturing is having a moment -- jobs in the industry are growing, and factory owners are feeling good about the future.

Episode Structure:
[01:25] - Brand New Studio
[03:30] - Manufacturing News
[09:30] - "Pong and Parenting"
[14:14] - Board of Directors and Chambers
[16:15] - Taking a Leadership Role
[18:00] - What is My “Box”?
[20:05] - iTunes Review

Links Mentioned in this Episode
Manufacturing News
MakingChips | Leave Us A Review

We Want to Hear From YOU, The Metalworking Nation:
• Jim@makingchips.com
• Jason@makingchips.com
• Ryan@makingchips.com
Telephone: (312) 725-0245

1