Intro: Moving a Family and a Small Business to Costa Rica

Running a Small U.S./Service Based Company From Abroad I once dreamed I would write a blog about how my family liquidated all we owned, gave away what we couldn’t sell and loaded up 5 suitcases (and a dog) and left the Potomac River in Alexandra Virginia for the Pacific shores of Costa Rica. Hell, why […]

Hey, You a Happy Client? – 2018 Happiness Survey

Things Have Changed, It’s Time to Take Stock At FatLab we are still very much a small company, despite our growth over the last few years. It seems like yesterday it was just me and 5 long time clients with about 7 websites to support. Today we have a dedicated team of professionals supporting over […]

WordPress 5.0 is Here: DO NOT UPDATE

WordPress 5.0 is Here Do Not Update! Do not update to WordPress 5.0, is the advice we are giving our clients on the eve of the big update. WordPress 5.0 is scheduled to be released tomorrow and we anticipate some pretty big problems from the latest release. More about that later. Let’s get to what […]

We Wrote Another eBook: Planning Your Next Website

We work with a lot of websites that we didn’t build, some are marvelous examples of computer science genius and others are… not. Over the last year we have taken a close look at some of the more troublesome websites we work with, we have talked to many of our clients about their frustrations and […]

A Veteran Web Developer without a Portfolio

I was talking today with a client that we did a small gig for about a year ago. He runs an an agency and called with a partnership opportunity. Wow, did I feel like an asshole! I mean how nice is it that an old client calls up and asks for you to partner with […]

Virtual Team Members and Clients

[photo: Andy Schulkind and Shane Larrabee meeting in Costa Rica] A Truly “Virtual” Company I’m not sure if this is all that unique, but people are often very interested in how the FatLab team operates. The fact that we are so geographically diverse (Costa Rica, Mexico, and the United States), is a point of interest […]

We’ve Got Swag

Yes it is true… I was once a model. If it’s not completely obvious from the photo above, I used to be a professional model. However I have to admit it’s been few years since I did department store Sunday flyers (I was like 12-14) and the better looking of the two is my daughter […]

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