Should My Store Use Shopify....Or Something Else?

Jo Beckwith May 21, 2020
To build custom software or go with an “off-the-shelf” or SaaS solution - such as Shopify or WooCommerce - is a quandary many eCommerce business owners find themselves facing. There are benefits to both sides. Off-the-shelf lends itself to a faster runway to going live, while custom allows you to build the specific support and services your website needs. SaaS solutions have easy-to-add-features, while custom allows you to choose and expand on the exact features you need and want. So which is the right choice for you?

COVID-19 Update

Matt Smith March 22, 2020
At Near Apogee, we have been a remote company from pretty much day one. So for us, we are working in a fairly normal pattern. Though for many, that is not the case -- and we get that!

Business Development Podcasts You Should Be Listening To!

Jo Beckwith March 12, 2020
Tuning into a podcast has become one of the main ways that modern businessmen and women are learning, connecting, and consuming new ideas and information. We love listening at Near Apogee and wondered - what podcasts are our business-minded peers listening to? 

Being Honest About Your Capabilities: How to Find an Honest Vendor

Jo Beckwith December 12, 2019
Before we gained the capability to connect with each other online, how in the world did we develop our business relationships with collaborators? We had to depend on word of mouth, referrals, pen and paper proof to make decisions on which vendors we should choose to work with - looking back, it seems so simple, so direct. 

From Prototype to Process Maturity

Jo Beckwith October 29, 2019
The very first step in any business is the entrepreneur’s conception of a great idea. And making that idea reality begins with the creation of a prototype. But what happens after that?

How to Budget for a Software Project

Matt Smith October 22, 2019
Recently, we realized not everyone, or company, knows how to budget for a new software project. Coupled with the fact that people are almost always over optimistic and software isn’t cheap, this is a topic that needs addressing!