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May 9th, 2019

Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for May 2019

Supporting our community is fundamental to who we are, so this month we'd love to tell you about our Software Donation Policy.

By Amanda
April 8th, 2019

Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for April 2019

If you've ever wanted to attend a UX event but couldn't afford the ticket, we've got some good news. You could win one for free by entering our raffles!

By Amanda
April 1st, 2019

How to Build a Business Meant to Last

Our company turned 10 recently, and our founder and CEO Peldi was interviewed about it.

By Laura
March 13th, 2019

Welcome Amanda, Kendra, and Billy!

The Balsamiq family keeps on growing! Join us in welcoming our 3 new team members Amanda, Kendra, and Billy.

By Peldi
March 12th, 2019

Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for March 2019

We're not only sponsoring events, but will be attending a couple as well. Consider joining us! We'd love to meet you.

By Amanda
February 11th, 2019

Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for February 2019

This month, we're thrilled to spotlight an organization we sponsor that helps non-profits with design and development projects.

By Amanda
February 7th, 2019

How to Increase Diversity in Small Software Businesses

Our CEO Peldi interviews Sarah Allen about diversity in a small software company. As a Founder, learn more about how to make your business more inclusive.

By Laura
January 14th, 2019

Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for January 2019

This month we have more raffles for you to enter and we can't wait to show you the upcoming events we are sponsoring!

By Amanda
December 20th, 2018

New Home and Product Pages!

Our company has grown a lot since our last website update. We decided it was time to freshen things up a bit, starting from two important pages.

By Peldi
December 10th, 2018

Balsamiq Sponsorships & Raffle Update for December 2018

We're happy to share with you the stellar events Balsamiq is supporting this month. And we're giving away a free ticket to a conference in Bangkok!

By Amanda
November 23rd, 2018

CUSB Ultimate Sponsorship: Winter 2018 Update

The CUSB teams played a great season both in the US and in Europe: the women team CUSB Shout won its first gold European medal in Poland.

By Laura
November 15th, 2018

Balsamiq Sponsorships Update for November 2018

If you're searching for cool upcoming events where you can mingle with like-minded individuals, we got you covered. Take a look at some of the conferences we are proud...

By Amanda
September 19th, 2018

How We Celebrated the Balsamiq 10th Anniversary

Balsamiq turned 10! To celebrate the milestone we gathered all together, with families and friends, for six amazing days in The Dominican Republic.

By Joy
September 12th, 2018

Bridge Foundry: 9 Years of Making the Tech Industry a Nicer Place to Work

We're proud to support Bridge Foundry, a non-profit that works to empower people from underrepresented communities with technology.

By Peldi
July 18th, 2018

Welcome Julia DeBari and Laura Lei!

Welcome two new employees to the Balsamiq family: Laura Lei and Julia DeBari. Laura Lei is our Digital Artist and Julia is our first Design Educator.

By Peldi
June 28th, 2018

CUSB Ultimate Sponsorship: Collaboration with E.R.I.C.

Our support to the CUSB teams took the shape of a 5-month project to teach Spirit of the Game and cancer recognition symptoms to middle school students.

By Laura
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
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