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How We Stay Flat at 30 Employees

We haven't given up the dream of staying flat, even at 30 employees. Here is the route we are exploring, still without managers.
Peldi
November 27th, 2017

Welcome Ali Servet Donmez and Alasdair Manson!

We're excited to introduce to you the two newest members of the Balsamiq family, Ali Servet Donmez and Alasdair Manson!
Peldi
October 16th, 2017

Spolsky's Four Pillars of Organic Growth

“Revenue, head count, PR, and quality--if one gets ahead of the others, you’re screwed.” An oldie, but goodie we have referred to since 2008!
Peldi
September 25th, 2017

Giving Back to Our Community by Sponsoring the Bologna Ultimate Frisbee Teams

To give back to our local community, we have decided to sponsor the CUSB Bologna Ultimate Frisbee organization for the next 3 years.
Peldi
August 14th, 2017

Welcome Luca, Alberto, Tommaso, and Angie!

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you four new members of the Balsamiq family! We are also hiring 4 more people over the next few months!
Peldi
July 31st, 2017

What's Your Company's "Natural Size"?

Every company has a natural size. Answer this question and you’ll find out what kind of company you should build and how to grow it.
Peldi
July 17th, 2017

Planning a Company Retreat for a Growing Team

We keep on growing, and this brings new challenges for our company retreats, too. Read how we plan our retreats and what happened in April 2017!
Francesca
July 11th, 2017

Our Vacation Policy: Mandatory Minimum Days

Our vacation policy was: Take some. But we noticed that some employees weren’t taking enough. Now our policy is: Take at least 20 days off a year.
Peldi
June 12th, 2017

How to Share Customer Feedback With the Rest of the Team

We created a system for sharing positive and negative customer feedback internally. It has helped us raise team morale and improve cohesion!
Virgin
March 6th, 2017

Looking Back at 2016

We continue to truck along nicely, executing on our vision. 2016 was yet another record year for us, with sales almost reaching $6.6 million.
Peldi
February 9th, 2017

Welcome Stefano Gozzi and Philip Nittenberg!

Hello friends! We're excited to introduce to you the two newest members of the Balsamiq family, Stefano Gozzi and Philip Nittenberg!
Peldi
January 23rd, 2017

Finding The Human: The Customer Support Starter Pack

Customer service can be hard when you're on the receiving end of an angry call. Brendan offers some ideas for empathizing with your customers.
Brendan
January 17th, 2017

Balsamiq Raffles: Free Tickets to Great UX Events

We are always exploring new ways to connect with our community and reciprocate their love and support. We give free licenses to educators and do-gooders, we open-source part of...
Jessica
November 30th, 2016

Remote Work: What's Hard, What's Great, and How to Stay Connected

More and more companies are embracing remote working. For those who are considering it or have just made the leap, there are a lot of resources to learn from,...
Francesca
November 22nd, 2016

How and Why We Give Away Swag

Giving gifts is a win-win situation. You make customers happy, cultivate loyalty, and get good marketing results simply by being generous and grateful. Today we want to share our...
Jessica
September 27th, 2016

Welcome Drew Lafferty and Lizelotte Green!

Hello, friends of Balsamiq! Our not-so-little-anymore team keeps on growing! Today I would like to introduce to you our two new team members: Drew Lafferty and Liz Green! Drew...
Peldi
August 8th, 2016
Edit the docs

Edit the Balsamiq Docs!

We've made it easy for anyone with a Github account to submit edits to our documentation. As we've written about before, improving our documentation has been a focus of...
Leon
August 2nd, 2016

Balsamiq Summer Camp: How We Planned Our 2016 Retreat

Annual retreats have become an essential part of working together at Balsamiq. From our first gathering as an entire company in 2010, we realized seeing each other face to...
Natalie
July 12th, 2016

Tools We Use for Social Scheduling

Hello friends of Balsamiq! This is the last installment of our 5-part mini-series of posts about how we do marketing. Here's the full list: The Balsamiq Mantras The Balsamiq...
Francesca
June 6th, 2016
Content Discovery Sources

How We Do Content Discovery

Hello friends of Balsamiq! This is part 4 of our 5-part mini-series of blog posts about how we do marketing. Here's the full list: The Balsamiq Mantras The Balsamiq...
Francesca
May 23rd, 2016
Brand monitoring

Tools We Use for Brand Monitoring

Hello friends of Balsamiq! We're back with more from our 5-part mini-series of blog posts about how we do marketing. Here's the full list: The Balsamiq Mantras The Balsamiq...
Francesca
May 16th, 2016
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