The best businesses online realize that good web development needs to be inspired by a solid business strategy.
Buink’s founder, Ben Buie, has always had a passion for finding opportunities. This passion led him to study entrepreneurship at BYU where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
He went on to building business systems for Payless Shoesorce and then get an MBA from CU-Boulder where he again focused on entrepreneurship.
Recently, as Managing Director of VOLTAGE, Ben implemented a business system that helped the company achieve 30% profitability.
To-date, he has founded or co-founded 5 companies, the most notable being MyNiceTie, the most watched necktie channel on YouTube with over 47 million views, and Spark Boulder, the first space for student startups at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Ben’s vision for Buink is not only to provide its clients cutting edge technology, but also make sure the technology makes business sense.
The following posts are business projects that make up Ben's portfolio (listed in reverse cronological order):
About 4 months ago, the owner and CEO of Voltage (Eric Fowels) asked me to go to lunch. At the time, our current Managing Director had moved to Idaho for personal reasons and could not longer fulfill some of his management duties. Eric asked me to pick up some of these responsibilities and also use Read More >>
The idea for HappyFreebie came when I featured my neckties (MyNiceTie) on a niche giveaway blog and found it to be very effective but difficult for both the user and business. I decided to make giveaways easier online. I built the business from nothing to 3,300 subscribers through an innovative and low-cost marketing strategy.
MyNiceTie started after a friend gave me $7,000 so I could fly to Korea and buy 1,000 ties. I ended up getting them for half off and bought 2,000. I landed several wholesaling partnerships and built a website. I learned a ton about digital marketing and designed a marketing strategy that has resulted in 18 Read More >>
Skills: Analysis, Planning, Big Data, Team Dynamics I worked in the Kids Athletics Department on a team which achieved over $236 million in sales from the time I started till I was promoted. I helped drive $93 million of that revenue and was directly responsible for allocating $88 million dollars of inventory to minimize markdowns Read More >>
It was a pleasure to work with Ben and his team. It is rare to find such attention to high standards of coding and devops.
15:36 18 Jun 19
Grateful to have Ben and his team as such a capable, reliable partner for completing client work!
13:18 14 Jun 19
I reached out to Buink after finding Ben’s name in a local developer/consultant listing in 2017, and I have to say, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Buink. Ben consistently understands not just the development task laid in front of him but the business application behind the task. I’ve... never felt more comfortable with a development team than I do with Buink. I truly feel Ben and his team are integral partners in the success of my business.read more
22:47 13 May 19
I could not recommend Buink Web Development more highly. Ben and his team have recently developed a budgeting app for me (both web and IOS). I have had the opportunity of working with them for over a year and I am extremely happy with the results.I would say that the biggest plus for me is that I... trust Ben completely. From the very first, Ben has helped me make decisions that were in the best interest of my company. I have never felt like he is taking advantage of me. Ben does his best to keep the whole process very open and upfront. I have really appreciated that.I tell people all the time that I love my developers. And I do. I'm very happy that I chose to use Buink to develop my apps. It was the best business decision I could have made.If you are looking for someone to develop a website or app, I strongly suggest choosing Buink Web Development. They are fantastic!Marilyn Ference, President, Defend Your Money, LLCread more