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About Adam Helweh

Adam Helweh

Adam is CEO of Secret Sushi Creative Inc, a strategic design, digital and social media marketing agency. He specializes in the convergence of design and technology to provide businesses with more intelligent and interactive ways to connect with customers and grow. His clients have included Edelman, Broadcom, Stanford Federal Credit Union, the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Bunchball and others. He's also the co-host of the "SoLoMo Show", a weekly digital marketing podcast, and he has shared the stage with professionals from companies including Facebook, Virgin Airlines, Paypal, Dell and 24 Hour Fitness.

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  • http://www.ewingenterprise.com/ Dallas SEO

    Adam, 1st from the clients side I agree that there are alot of security issues that can come back and haunt them and thats why I think its essential they educate themselves on what their needs are and exactly what they’re getting. On the company side there is often little recourse for a designer/developer if the client or company decides not to “pay the bill”. I have seen individual website designers work for 3-6 weeks on a clients site only with the promise that they’ll pay later and then the company just strings them along and doesn’t pay…The only recourse the designer has is to “hold the site” , files , images hostage.  

    • http://www.secretsushi.com/ Adam Helweh

      Hi Dallas. 
      I understand that designers/developers/consultants need to get paid. I am personally in that position each and every day. There are, however, a great deal of folks out there who are intentionally taking advantage of those around them that don’t understand how things work in their world. The same could be said for any industry. It has to do with integrity as much as it has to do with anything else. Doing good business doesn’t have to mean being in a “Mexican Standoff” when it comes time to pay. That would just plain suck.

    • http://www.secretsushi.com/ Adam Helweh

      Hi Dallas. 
      I understand that designers/developers/consultants need to get paid. I am personally in that position each and every day. There are, however, a great deal of folks out there who are intentionally taking advantage of those around them that don’t understand how things work in their world. The same could be said for any industry. It has to do with integrity as much as it has to do with anything else. Doing good business doesn’t have to mean being in a “Mexican Standoff” when it comes time to pay. That would just plain suck.

  • Al Pittampalli

    This is a necessary post, Adam. Better safe than sorry. As someone who has helped businesses before in this capacity, I felt almost uncomfortable with the amount of information that the owner gave me access to.  Sage advice: trust but verify.

  • http://www.online-business-virtual-assistant.com/ Virtual Business Assistant

    Hi Adam a great post indeed.  “Put your name on the lease” loved this point and yes its true that business owners should have the administrative key so that there is no problem in future.

  • http://www.ventureneer.com Geri Stengel

    I wonder how many people your post will save from the tyrants? A lot, I think. Terrible tales they are of both unethical behavior and of neglecting due diligence. People do not have to be tech savvy to use good business sense when signing a contract for tech support or services. Do enough homework to ask the right questions.

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  • http://www.MikalBelicove.com Mikal E. Belicove

    Wonderful insight here from Adam. I too have run across this. It’s absolutely imperative that the brand owner maintain the keys to the castle, build moats, and take responsibility for helping those who require access navigate the waters from time to time. Nice work Adam!

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