There are as many choices to make about building your web agency as there are stars in the night sky.

If you're a small web or marketing agency, you're stressing about how to manage projects, designers, developers, and technology. All of your projects look the same, you don't know how to build your practice, and you don't have the expertise to train your staff. You're also getting complaints about websites built by offshore or cheap contractors, and you don't know quite how to move forward to be more profitable.

Instead, focus on being an owner.

(I'll handle the rest.)

Consultant, developer, and your best ally.

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Derek Neuts, MS

Owner, IronGlove Studio

Derek is the owner of IronGlove Studio, acting in a senior capacity for project management, web development, and strategic growth for agency owners and managers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Communications and a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology, with formal education and experience in web development and agency management, focusing on PHP and WordPress applications.

Being a multi-time entrepreneur, Derek understands the dynamics of small and medium-sized businesses that can cripple inexperienced owners and managers. As an honorably discharged military veteran (OIF), he also takes his work and commitment to your agency very seriously.

Enhance your ability to compete.

Bringing expanded skills and expertise to your clients

Through IronGlove Studio and its resources, I can augment your agency's skills, experience, and management ability by implementing best practices in ways that can elevate your bottom line. I can examine your agency's culture, tighten operations, help formulate proposals based on accepted practices, manage client relationships, take action on growth opportunities, and leverage the right talent with the right development technology. You're either enjoying a profitable experience alongside your clients or you're simply a barrier to their well-being.

What others have to say about me.

  • Derek is a rockstar web developer. We've worked together on several projects where the initial site build was a tangled rats nest. Every time, Derek has been able to step into the project, get oriented as fast as humanly possible, and be producing results on the build. He's streamlined sites with us, refined WooCommerce, and parsed through some burly PHP that would make most developers head's spin. If you have a web project on deck, Derek can help you make sure it's clean and fast from the front end of your site down through all the backend details on your web server. I'm very much looking forward to working with Derek on future projects.

  • Working with Derek was nothing but great! He’s very knowledgeable with web development and online presence as a whole that he makes sure your website stands out. After brainstorming the idea for my website he was able to not only come thru with the proposed project but recommended ways to maximize it. If you’re looking to get a website started or even revamp your existing website, I highly recommend you get in touch with Derek!

  • Separate from Derek's inherent technical skills, his work is process oriented, prompt and thoughtfully executed. As a project partner, I especially appreciate the way he structures key project milestones that speak to my client's most critical objectives. He is able to work efficiently while offering a great deal of transparency throughout each project phase. Derek's work is tailored to each client's needs with their best interests in mind every step of the way. I look forward to partnering with Derek again.

  • My website is amazing! It was made with all the components I wanted and some I didn’t know to ask for. My page is bright, appealing, and easy to update. Exactly what I asked for! Derek is open to suggestions from his clients as he builds, and he thinks ahead, staying in close communication for the entire time my website was being developed. The result is a website tailored exactly to my needs. And it’s beautiful! Never going to anyone else.

Real solutions for agencies ready for growth.

Small Agency Consulting

I can help you to strategize and manage growth opportunities by conducting business within culturally acceptable guidelines.

Design & Development

Stop settling for mediocrity with visual builders and default templates. Use real designers and UX principles to build sites that make sense.

Static & Dynamic Sites

Not all sites need to be WordPress, and not all sites will be tied to a visual builder. Use the right tool for the right job instead of playing it safe.

Content Management Systems

Start building WordPress sites the right way instead of stumbling through the development process, relying on others that don't know or care.

E-Commerce Solutions

WooCommerce is a stable and powerful e-commerce solution when used alone or paired with WordPress, so build it safely and securely.

Professional Integrations

Whether it's Facebook, Salesforce, Google Maps, or another API, I can expand your agency offerings while keeping solutions in-house.

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We're on the same journey. Don't travel alone.

Let me take the stress out of your daily operations

By taking on a senior role in your agency through a collaborative, non-competitive agreement, you can focus on building and running your agency versus walking in circles. Change doesn't happen overnight to be more successful, but it must take place, and I can help guide you on that journey of self-exploration and growth so that you and your business can have a better quality of life.

Team Integration

I work remotely, but can integrate with your team across virtual platforms (Skype, Slack, Asana, and others) to get the job done.

Client Handling

I interface with your clients and treat them like my own, keeping your brand and services trustworthy in their eyes.

IronGlove can partner for government contracts.

Lacking the  in-house expertise on your team to gain government contracts at the state and federal level?  Not many small agencies possess senior or lead developer roles, much less experienced project management skills to pull it all together.   Some owners that think they have the necessary team talent are fooling themselves if all they produce are cookie-cutter visual builder WordPress sites.

Is your web agency bringing best practices to your clients? Probably not.

If you're an owner that's never developed, you'll need some help

Real Business Strategy

It's not about a pretty website, it's about a holistic approach to blending business goals and the right technology.

Marketing Matters

If you're not talking to your clients about a budget for marketing their new site, you're part of the problem.

Technical SEO

Your client's site needs to be built with clean code and make contextual sense, because search engines care.

Data Driven

Stop guessing about how your client's site is being used and what changes to make. Start collecting real analytics.

Focused on Conversion

Build sites using sound strategies rooted in consumer psychology and stop building based on looks alone.

Ready for Revisions

Cheap and fast doesn't help your client, it hurts them. Good sites are built on solid best practices for future revisions.

You're a small agency struggling to be noticed.

If you don't change and grow, you'll be ignored


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A resource for clients and agencies.

Best and worst practices impacting clients

Small businesses making less than 250k per year, and integrated web agencies that offer marketing and web development services, are routinely exploited.  Shoddy “developers” and “designers” are hired without best practices in place, and agencies without in-house development and project management expertise routinely make poor choices for clients. Owners of small agencies without experience routinely cut corners and further ruin the sustainability of the development community at-large.  I’ll be discussing a variety of controversial subjects whether you want to listen or not.

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Stop struggling and reach out for help.

You don't have to be alone with the choices you make and the projects you take. If you're a small agency and you're looking for a skilled PHP or WordPress professional, project manager, and organizational consultant, then contact me using the form below so we can talk and see if we're a good fit for one another and the work ahead.

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