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About the Author

Will StrohlFounder & CEO
Upendo Ventures
Overall, Will has nearly 20 years of experience helping website owners become more successful in all areas, including mentoring, website development, marketing, strategy, e-commerce, and more.

Preparing Your Customers for COVID-19

Upendo Ventures: Preparing Your Customers for COVID-19

This really is an unprecedented time we all find ourselves in. More and more, our respective jurisdictions are ordering us all to stay home. For many people, it’s simply not possible. Our grocers, hospital staff, and others must go into work still. There is another segment of us that can still run our business from home. Still, others might need to do both. Regardless, this article contains some critical tips for your company to remain helpful to your respective customer base. After all, we need to keep our businesses running.

Tips & Tricks for Being Productive When Working at Home

Upendo Ventures: Tips & Tricks for being productive when working at home

Most of us are finding ourselves working from home.  With the COVID-19 virus pushing us all more and more indoors and away from the office, we're finding ourselves becoming remote workers.  Since our team has been 100% remote since inception, we have a lot of lessons we’ve learned over the years.  This post includes a video and slide deck presentation full of tips and resources that you and your team can use to be more productive working from home.

Never Do Anything You Can't Measure

Upendo Ventures: Never do anything you can't measure

How do you measure, track, and make decisions in your day-to-day life? When you’re on a new diet, do you weigh yourself? What about your car? Do you just forgo your fuel gauge and mileage, then just hope for the best on your next commute or roadtrip? Probably not... Why would you do any of that for your business and website? Measure and analyze everything!

Super Useful web.config Trick for Development Teams

Upendo Ventures: Super Useful web.config Trick for Development Teams

Every ASP.NET application has no less than one website configuration file - also called the web.config, since that's what the name of the file actually is. We often get asked a lot of questions about how to properly check-in the web.config and how to safely distribute the file across environments and developers. This article is going to disclose one of the tricks that we use for our clients. 

Hotcakes Commerce 03.02.02 is Here!

New Hotcakes Commerce Release

Our team has been working hard at delivering the next great release of Hotcakes Commerce.  We primarily focused on some updates that both our support clients and the community really wanted.  We’re very happy to announce that version 03.02.02 is ready for you and it brings with it some very popular updates.