Simple can be Good

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When I stand up to talk about my business at my networking meetings of of the first things I say is that many vendors will try to sell you the most complicated system that they can. This is true for websites, inventory management or almost any system that a business will buy.

For websites there are several reasons for this. Sometimes they believe it is the best system for you, other times it’s because they don’t know any other way, but usually because it’s the solution that makes them the most money.

Sometimes it is actually the best way to go, but it’s been my experience that the simplest solution to any problem that works is usually the best one. I know that it’s almost always the most economical solution. That’s why I choose for my business tagline “Simple can be Good”.

Maybe it’s the recession that’s making people take a second look at simple things or maybe it’s just because it’s the right thing to do, but I keep reading more and more of it all over the web. Yesterday on the MediaPost Publication email Insider they are talking about it on a post called

Don’t Overcomplicate It

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  1. Jim,

    My son is taking web design in school…and he is in the top of all her students. Anyhow, I’m sure with the cost of things now, simple is always better, but on the flip side of that, does that impact what you can charge the customer? Zac says that a guy who went to PTI designed a website for some rock group and made a TON of money for it…that is what he looks at when he views this as a career choice for himself.

    Are you cheating yourself and your business by talking your potential clients into less?? Just a thought…get back at me!

    Comment by tonya — April 2, 2009 @ 10:09 am

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