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Happy Thanksgiving!

The holidays are upon us again and it’s time to give thanks for the friends, family and events that have positively impacted our lives this year.

Part 1: Administering SQL Server Express on AWS EC2

We start the first of a two part series on Administering SQL Server Express on AWS EC2.

3 Insights from the HubSpot CRM that Will Change the Way You Manage Your Pipeline

When it comes to CRM platforms there are a lot to choose from. Regardless of which platform an organization uses, there are usually two things that are true.

4 Easy Ways to Measure Social Media ROI using HubSpot

We take a look at four easy ways HubSpot can help you track social media ROI. Learn how to set-up the HubSpot tools you need to measure social media efforts.

What is HubSpot's HubDB  and What can it do?

If you are using HubSpot Professional or Enterprise, don't overlook one of the greatest features available to HubSpot users with the Website Add-on: HubDB

How PandaDoc and HubSpot Streamlined our Sales Process

PandaDoc is a tool we use daily to write our contracts and proposals for clients. Let's take look at exactly what PandaDoc does and why we use it for WSOL.

A Can't Miss Event for Project Managers

One of WSOL's Project Managers, Eric Rickert, shares highlights and key takeaways from the Digital PM Summit held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UX Tales of Terror - Don't Be Spooked by these UX Nightmares

Experience our haunting stories that will keep you up at night as you relive the horror of UX Tales of Terror!

How to Plan a Paid Social Media Campaign

Learn how to plan a successful paid social media campaign in 7 easy steps.

The Chicago HubSpot User Group Recaps INBOUND 2017

We recap the recent Chicago HubSpot User Group meet up on INBOUND 2017 key takeaways.

Apache's Lucene Search At A Glance

Search is a critical component of a website that can go beyond a simple search box with results. Today, we look at Apache's free and open sourced Lucene search.

Inbound 2017: Future of HubSpot, AI, HubSpot Sales, HubSpot CMS

Inbound 2017 was chock full of info and inspiration. Learn how the platform will be evolving, how AI impacts marketing and how HubSpot Sales product is key.

GitHub Universe 2017 Recap

WSOL's John McKillip shares his insights from GitHub's Universe Conference in San Francisco.

Project Management: Focusing on What You Can Control.

Project Management is a whirlwind of deadlines and communication. Focus on what you can control as PM to reduce stress, improve team and client happiness.

Sales Enablement: Be in the Room Where It Happens

Last week, the team made our way to WeWork HQ to see Stephanie Casstevens, Chicago HUG User Group Leader, perform an encore of her INBOUND 2017 presentation.