The BC team recently announced several large upcoming platform improvements and features due to release in beta later this summer:

  • Liquid Rendering, JSON, New Editing Capabilities and Increased Performance
  • New Module/Tag Syntax, Liquid Templating and Improved Rendering Performance
  • Access All BC Data: JSON Output Everywhere, More REST APIs
  • New Admin Editor

I decided to grab two of my senior developer minds to get a read on what all is possible once these features hit the platform.

Without ruining the podcast—the answer is: a lot, lot more. Between these developments and the release of Open Platform earlier this year, BC is truly becoming one of the most flexible hosted platforms.

Don’t forget that this month, Bootstrap Builder is the App of the Month and Scott over at Thrise has been so kind to offer a limited time discount. Get it while you can.

Tune in for Episode 38 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode we talk about Liquid, JSON, modules, rendering engines, and a deep dive into a few technical rabbit holes around what’s going to soon be possible.

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In this episode:

  • Brian Lowry explains Liquid in plain english (well, at least as much as a developer can)
  • Erick Stubbs admits that this might be the biggest release he’s seen in his 6 year BC tenure (yeah, he’s an old timer)
  • And much more

Join the Podcast! Do you have something you want to announce to the BC community? I want to hear about it (brent@bcgurus.com).

Until next time,
Brent Weaver

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Pricing is one of the most popular questions I get about Business Catalyst. This conversation begins with basic questions around…

  • What should I charge per hour?
  • How should I structure billing?
  • Can I markup the wholesale cost of BC?
  • Is there services that I can bundle in to increase my monthly profit?
  • Are there different ways I can sell time to my clients?

I thought the best way to answer these questions was to rope in three long time BC partners: Mike Sallander of Chicago Digital, Devon Reehl and Jonathan Hinshaw of Ebway Creative.

Don’t forget that this month, BackupBC is the Official App of the Month. To celebrate, they are selling the app for 50% off (limited time only).

Tune in for Episode 37 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode we talk about pricing, margins, profit, and how to make more money with BC.

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In this episode:

  • Devon Reehl introduces the priority fee
  • Mike Sallander gives us insight into the most important box in a proposal
  • Jon Hinshaw tells how he sells hours more effectively
  • And much more

Join the Podcast!

Do you have something you want to announce to the BC community? I want to hear about it (brent@bcgurus.com).

Until next time,

Brent Weaver

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With the Open Platform private beta shortly coming to a close, I thought it would be a good idea to bring some long time partners together for a panel discussion on the subject. In April, the BC team will be unveiling Open Platform in public beta. Which means if you aren’t already up to speed, it’s time to get moving!

But what’s the impact? Is it good? Is it bad?

The overwhelming response so far has been that this new development is going to change the game for Business Catalyst in a really good way. But don’t just take my word for it, listen to what these great minds have to say:

Tune in for Episode 36 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode we talk to five top BC partners about the impact that Open Platform will have on their business, strategies, and most importantly, their clients.

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In this episode:

  • Panel discussion about Open Platform
  • Is Open Platform a good thing for BC?
  • How are you approaching Open Platform with your clients?
  • Ideas for Apps
  • Collaborating with other partners on Apps
  • And much more

Join the Podcast!

Do you have something you want to announce to the BC community? I want to hear about it (brent@bcgurus.com).

Until next time,
Brent Weaver

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Tune in for Episode 35 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode we announce the winners of last month’s Project Challenge, talk about the newest release, and dig into what Pretty has been up to when it comes to developing Apps for the upcoming public release of Open Platform.

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In this episode :

  • Review the February BC update
  • Pretty’s App development pipeline
  • Open Platform App opportunities
  • App Standards

Get Interviewed!

If you want to make your debut on an upcoming BC Podcast, contact Brent (brent@bcgurus.com)

Until next time,
Brent Weaver

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Tune in for Episode 34 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode we announce the winners of last month’s Story Challenge, talk about the Open Platform Beta launch, get an interview with Director Alexandru Costin, and much more. Don’t miss out, listen below.

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In this episode :

  • Brent Weaver and Brian Lowry announce the Story Challenge winners
  • Brian Lowry gives Javascript book recommendations to get ready for Open Platform
  • Brent Weaver interviews Alexandru Costin about Open Platform and other developments with Business Catalyst
  • Reminder about v2 UI being discontinued
  • Learn about this months challenge

Get Interviewed!

If you want to make your debut on an upcoming BC Podcast, contact Brent (brent@bcgurus.com)

Win big by answering the Project Challenge!

Leave a comment below with a link to a recent BC project you completed and a couple of sentences describing the project and you’ll be entered in next months contest. The top three projects will receive a FREE BC Gurus premium template credit worth $149 each.

Until next time,
Brent & Brian

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Tune in for Episode 33 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode, we announce the winners from the big Holiday Giveaway, listen to an interview with long time partner Karim Ardalan, get an update from Brent’s recent trip to Romania to visit the BC engineering team, and then get this month’s Story Challenge. Don’t miss out, listen below.

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In this episode :

  • Brent Weaver and Brian Lowry announce the Holiday Giveaway winners by doing a drawing from all the entries
  • Learn about Karim Ardalan’s company MIS and his BC-specific projects AidBC.com and BackupBC.com
  • Get an update from Brent Weaver on his recent trip to Romania to visit with the BC engineers about upcoming developments and features
  • Learn what the Story Challenge is and how you can win a free install of the Homepage Slider or Client Trainer Apps

Get Interviewed!

If you want to make your debut on an upcoming BC Podcast, contact Brent (brent@bcgurus.com)

Win big by answering the Story Challenge!

Leave a comment below with your answer to the story challenge and you will get the free Apps mentioned above.

Until next time,
Brent & Brian

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Tune in for Episode 32 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode, we cover our upcoming Holiday Parties, hear from the folks at the BC Sandpile, talk about the future "BC app revolution" and more. Don't miss out, listen below.

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To subscribe and receive the BC Podcast each month, you can find us on the iTunes store here or by simply searching "BC Podcast" from iTunes.

In this episode :

  • Hear from Scott, Ursh and Penny who run the BC Sandpile
  • Learn about our upcoming end of year events
  • Get the latest scoop on the "app revolution" coming to BC in 2014

Win big by answering the quiz!

Answer our quiz question in the comments section below to go in the running to win these great giveaways:

Until next time,
Brent & Jackson

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Tune in for Episode 31 of the BC Podcast!

Tune in for Episode 31 of the Business Catalyst podcast! In this episode, we say goodbye to BC founder Adam Broadway and hand over the podcast reins to community leader Brent Weaver. Don't miss out on this great episode, listen below.

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In this episode :

  • Hear an interview with BC Partner and developer Adam Cook
  • Get an update on the completion of the Amazon Web Services migration
  • Be involved with our end of year celebration events
  • Answer our quiz question in the comments below and win a free template credit!

Until next time!
Brent & Jackson

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Tune in for Episode 30 of the Business Catalyst podcast! Hear an interview with Partner Mike Sallander, make sure you're up to date with our AWS migration. and stick around for another quiz question at the end of the episode.

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Until next time!
Jackson.

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Tune in for Episode 29 of the Business Catalyst podcast! Hear a recape from the recent Adobe MAX conference, listen to an interview with Partner Jonathan Hinshaw get a reminder about our upcoming migration to Amazon Web Services and stick around for another quiz question at the end of the episode.

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In this episode :

Until next time!
Jackson.

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