As many of you know, I am a professor in the Crowell School of Business at Biola University. Every semester, about this time, I put out a note to local businesses and non-profits to see if any are interested in partnering with my students on a new website. These students are upper-division business students taking my Digital Business course.

This fall, I am changing the assignment: instead of creating new websites, the students will now be writing an assessment of a business’ online presence and then working with the business to make improvements. Each assessment will be customized to the partnering business, but, at a minimum, will contain evaluations and recommendations for the following:

  • Website design and content
  • Social Media use and integration
  • Mobile experience
  • Search engine results, including local search
  • Ratings on recommendation sites (Yelp, etc.)
  • Online advertising

There is no charge or commitment required for this evaluation, beyond taking the time to answer student questions. As a minimum, your business must have a website in order to qualify for this project. If you think your business or non-profit might be interested in partnering with my students on this project, please drop me a line using one of the links below.



My E-Business Strategy students are looking for clients for an upcoming project. Simply put: we want to build your small business or non-profit a cutting edge website. We will be using a new tool this semester that specializes in using HTML 5 templates that look good on all devices: mobile phones, iPads, computers, etc. Here are examples of some of the templates you could choose from for your site.

There is no charge to you for us to build your site and you need not commit to using the website if you do not like it. If you do like the site and want to use it, we will work with you to transition support to our partner company, who will charge a small hosting fee (around $15/month). If you think you might be interested in working with us, please contact me using one of the links below.




I am happy to share that we have completed the work on the conference mobile app! This app has all the conference details, including session details, schedule, speaker bios, and logistical information. If you are coming to the conference, or if you are just trying to figure out if you want to come, go ahead and download the app. Here’s how you do it:

1) Download the “Grupio” app from your app store. If you are reading this on your mobile device, then just click the appropriate link below. If you prefer, there is also a mobile website version here.


2) Open the “Grupio”app on your mobile device and search for “”. Your device will download all the conference details.

That’s it, the conference information is now available on your device. I hope you enjoy using the app!