Nora McDougall-Collins

The Unexpected Challenges of Web Development for Microbusiness

We learn to code. We may even learn to code well. But, it’s an entirely different process when your client is someone who doesn’t know what they need. It’s even more of a different process when your client has been through several developers, each of which has added a new set of challenges to the project. And, your work can mean the difference to the viability of the business, because with a microbusiness, time is compressed.

Although I have both a BA in Business Management and an MS in Computer Science, my most practical lessons were as the office manager of a local newspaper. In that job, I learned how to listen to small business owners and how to connect with being a part of their success.