Balsamiq

Toggle navigation

Company

April 27th, 2018

Welcome Laura Farolfi, Our First Full-Time Project Manager

We're excited to introduce to you Laura Farolfi, the Marketing team organizer. With her great organizational skills, she helps us get more things done!

By Peldi
April 12th, 2018

How to Cultivate Teaminess in Remote Companies

Eight ways to try to cultivate team spirit in a remote company. Personal pages, informal meetings, Friday social question... How does your company do it?

By Peldi
March 26th, 2018

Working from Home: Frequently Asked Questions

The 5 most common questions or comments we've received about working from home. "How does your boss know that you're actually working?" is the first one 😊

By Leon
March 19th, 2018

The Balsamiq Software Donation Program

We have donated more than 10,000 licenses over the last 8 years. Here is why, and a kind invitation to other software companies to do the same.

By Peldi
February 22nd, 2018

Looking Back at 2017

It’s that time of the year when we recap the past year and share with you our plans for the next 12 months. Subscribe to the newsletter for more...

By Peldi
February 13th, 2018

CUSB Ultimate Frisbee Update: Winter 2017-2018

The journey of the Bologna Ultimate Frisbee teams continues with great achievements and a big challenge: the World Ultimate Club Championship 2018!

By Francesca
November 27th, 2017

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.

By Peldi
October 16th, 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!

By Peldi
September 25th, 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!

By Peldi
August 14th, 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.

By Peldi
July 31st, 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!

By Peldi
July 17th, 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.

By Peldi
July 11th, 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!

By Francesca
June 12th, 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.

By Peldi
March 6th, 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!

By Virgin
February 9th, 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.

By Peldi
January 23rd, 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!

By Peldi
January 17th, 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.

By Brendan
November 30th, 2016

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...

By Jessica
November 22nd, 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,...

By Francesca
September 27th, 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...

By Jessica
August 8th, 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...

By Peldi
Edit the docs
August 2nd, 2016

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...

By Leon
July 12th, 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...

By Natalie
June 6th, 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...

By Francesca
Content Discovery Sources
May 23rd, 2016

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...

By Francesca
Brand monitoring
May 16th, 2016

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...

By Francesca
April 19th, 2016

The Balsamiq Marketing Checklist

Hello friends of Balsamiq! Today we would like to share another one of our Handbook pages with you. This time, it's about Marketing. We've come a long way since...

By Peldi
Jessica Orellanes
April 7th, 2016

Jessica Orellanes Joins Balsamiq!

Hello, friends! I am Jessica, and I've just become the 21st member of the Balsamiq team as a Community Manager. How I landed here is a mix of timing,...

By Jessica
March 25th, 2016

Peldi's Talk About Balsamiq's Journey So Far

Balsamiq's story is a compelling one: one man creates a product, builds a company and stays fiercely independent. It sounds good, but as you can imagine it's not without...

By Jessica
March 22nd, 2016

The Balsamiq Mantras

As we say on our company page, since starting out in 2008, we are trying to build a company we’d like to do business with ourselves. We aim to...

By Peldi
February 5th, 2016

Looking Back at 2015

Hello again friends of Balsamiq! Peldi here with our traditional "state of the union" end-of-year report. You can find previous editions here: 2008, 2009, 2013, and 2014. As usual,...

By Peldi
January 20th, 2016

A New Year's Toast to Some Awesome Non Profits

Four years ago we added a company donation policy. Over the years we increased the amount we donate from 2% to 3% of our profits and we've added the...

By Natalie
December 23rd, 2015

A Season to be Thankful

Another year has gone and here we are, looking back to what 2015 brought us. As usual, Peldi will publish a detailed “looking back” post soon. In short, we...

By Francesca
December 21st, 2015

Tips for Creating Great Screencast Recordings

As a UX team, we're always trying to improve the work we do to support our customers. Video has been a big part of that from the beginning: Peldi...

By Mike
November 19th, 2015

Docs.balsamiq.com: Our New Static Documentation Site, Powered by Hugo

Last month we released a brand new web site for our documentation - docs.balsamiq.com. We also updated our support site with a new design and layout. This post describes...

By Leon
October 12th, 2015

Welcome Brendan, Virgin and Stefano!

Hello friends of Balsamiq! It is my great pleasure to introduce to you three new members of the Balsamiq family today. Brendan Saricks Brendan is the guy in your...

By Peldi
October 8th, 2015

Company Policies: Time Off to Exercise

This post is part of a series about our VERY FEW company policies. Read this intro post for some context. Joining a new company is always overwhelming. When I...

By Francesca
September 11th, 2015

Peldi's 15 Tips For Public Speaking

If you are thinking "I want to give a talk at a conference / event / workshop", I have some tips for you. Well, they aren't from me; they...

By Francesca
September 3rd, 2015

On Working from Home, Better

Balsamiq is a company optimized for working remotely. Of our ~20 employees, only nine live within commuting distance of our only office in Bologna, Italy, and even those employees...

By Leon
July 3rd, 2015

2015 Balsamiq Retreat in the Loire Valley

Since we are a remote, distributed team (9 from Italy, 5 from California, 1 from France, 1 from Germany, 1 from Netherlands, so far - and more are coming!),...

By Francesca
May 13th, 2015

Volunteering at BOSS

As I wrote recently, some of us use part of our Professional Development Time at Balsamiq to do some volunteering. We also encourage each other to share our learning...

By Francesca
Page 2 of 7
1 2 3 4 7