Atomic8Ball Blog Articles

5 lessons we learned from operating entirely remotely

October 15th, 2019 by Brian Chupp

Remote working in the park

At Atomic8Ball we've been a 100% remote workforce since 2006. There's a lot about having a virtual office that we think is really great! For example: We've developed a set of management tools for tracking work, time, projects, and much more. Since all our servers & services are remote and cloud...

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Posted in: business philosophy

Atomic8Ball has Web Solutions for Your Industry

June 22nd, 2016 by admin

Our client base covers several different industries, each with their unique needs and expectations of web technology. Check out how we find solutions for a variety of organizations: Telecom Atomic8Ball is an industry leader for telecommunications websites. We have many telecom clients who rely on us...

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Posted in: business philosophy, products, web services

Is Your SEO Company Selling You Snake Oil?

June 7th, 2016 by admin

"Hi, my name is __________________, and I’d like to get your company to the #1 spot on Google!" Being a business professional, you're probably getting this phone call three times a day, selling ranking on Google like it's a timeshare in the Hamptons. These companies claim that if you pay them hundreds...

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Posted in: business help, business philosophy, SEO

Why We Don't Have an Office

May 12th, 2015 by admin

Can I swing by your office? Nope. We don't have one, and we think that's for the best. At Atomic8Ball we run a 100% remote, virtual office. Some of us live in San Diego, while others live in different cities, states and even countries! Here are few of the reasons we believe operating this way not...

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Posted in: business philosophy

Corporate Buzzwords

July 24th, 2014 by admin

"Mission Statement" by "Weird Al" Yankovic We've all heard these buzzwords before, though maybe not as melodiously as when they're sung by "Weird Al" Yankovic. There's a reason these words are ubiquitous in business environments. When used properly, they help you clarify your vision for your business,...

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Posted in: business help, business philosophy, fun, web services

Don't DIY

March 3rd, 2014 by admin

Most domain name registrars now have a solution that allows you, the business owner, to build your own website. This is a bad idea. Here are some of the ways they'll try to convince you (these are all verbatim from various registrars): No Technical Skills Required Creating a Unique Website Is Easy...

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Posted in: business philosophy

HTTPS, SSL, TLS & The Cost of Compromise

December 23rd, 2013 by admin

tl;dr Ignorance isn't bliss, if you don't know how to use the Internet you should be schooled. Recently, perhaps in the wake of illegal NSA spying revelations, many of our customers have began to expect SSL encryption on their websites. Unless they are transmitting sensitive information (such as credit...

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Posted in: business philosophy, random thoughts

New Additions!

October 9th, 2013 by admin

Babies and more babies! Atomic8Ball's team has been having babies, in the past 18 months 3 babies have joined the ranks: Connor Peterson born 4.23.12 to Jeanette and Neyah Peterson, Jackson Chupp 10.19.12 to Brian and Sarah Chupp and the latest little Linus Gleason born 8.2.13 to Linda Shaver-Gleason...

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Posted in: business philosophy, fun, random thoughts

What's with Social Media?

June 13th, 2011 by admin

Working on the Atomic Marketing Program has shown me that not everyone knows what the social media sites are intended to do, especially with regards to our program. While it would be great if these sites could sell any and every product, this is not always the case. What social media sites can do for...

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Posted in: business philosophy, products


April 8th, 2011 by admin

Over the years we've had customers come and go. Some left due to economic reason (ie. they are no longer in business) and some have left because they thought they found a better/different company to fulfill their needs. We really pride ourselves on handling the exiting of a customer with grace. We do...

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Posted in: business philosophy, web tips

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