Company News

Meet Lead Developer Michael Hull

Career Swap Michael Hull came to Big Boom Design as a college mathematics instructor. He taught himself HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript in his free time. His forays into coding were strong motivation to make a permanent career shift. Michael has parlayed his mathematics knowledge into a powerful web development skill set. Foundational Maths Michael is fond of saying that his love and study of math prepped him, unaware, for a career in web development. At Big Boom Design, he’s led development on projects including member directories for local and state-wide associations, learning-management systems for continuing education providers, and digital recruitment systems for colleges and universities. Michael also heads up Big Boom’s WordPress plugin development team, which has released public plugins to the wordpress.org repository and developed custom plugins for individual Big Boom clients. More from Michael Michael gave two talks at the 2016 Asheville WordCamp and assisted WordPress newbies with Boomer at PreCamp. His two talks can be seen here: Pick A Post Type, Any Post Type Using Hooks (and Creating Your...

Big Boom Design featured in Capital at Play

The business center for collaboration, support, and opportunities has been a hidden gem in the Asheville area…until now. Capital at Play, a publication which features entrepreneurs in WNC, featured the BASE at AB Tech to feature the value of a small business center incubator. The magazine was able to get to the roots of BBD’s beginning and what we have evolved into at the BASE. When the company started, Boomer was looking for a connection to other small business owners in the technology field, and he found it here. “I can walk next door and say [to the owner of Spectra 3D], “Steve, what do you think of idea, direction, domain name, etc?'”. As a company, Big Boom Design continually looks for new and better ways to not only build websites but also educate  clients about the Internet so their business stays up to speed. The BASE at AB Tech is an opportunity for all industries to collaborate, communicate, and grow. “We build websites that are extremely transparent,” Sassmann told Capital at Play for their March issue. “With complete transparency throughout the project, you end up with happier clients and less wasted time. Not to mention that you get to make a profit, create a better product, and you ultimately build a better relationship.” Interested in the full article? Click here to read! And stop by the BASE for a visit or for a free small business center class...

AB Tech Small Business Center’s Annual Jumpstart

The A-B Tech Small Business Center will be having its annual Jumpstart event, sponsored by Asheville Savings Bank, at the Haynes Conference Center at the College’s Enka site on Thursday, April 25.  For those of you who may not be aware, Jumpstart is a business-to business trade show that is geared towards entrepreneurs and small business people who are looking to connect with those who may have a product of service that can assist them in taking their business to the next level.  Product and service providers will have booths on-site and make themselves available for questions that attendees may have regarding their business. This event, which typically draws around 200 visitors, is FREE to those who would like to attend.  Hope to see you there! Thanks again to Asheville Savings Bank for sponsoring this great event! Please visit our “Events” page at the following link or contact Duane Adams (7951) for more info. Schedule: 3:00 – 3:30 PM:  Booth Set-Up – Booths will be assigned 3:30 – 4:00 PM: Vendor Networking – NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 4:00 – 6:30 PM: OPEN TO PUBLIC Check out Big Boom Design’s time lapse of last year’s AB-Tech Jumpstart Event...
Annual Southern Association of Orthodontists Meeting

Boomer to speak at the Grove Park Inn to The Southern Association of Orthodontists

Friday, September 28th, Boomer Sassman will speak at the 2012 annual Southern Association of Orthodontists meeting at the Grove Park Inn, in Asheville NC. Sassmann has been invited to be a keynote speaker for this event, and will be joined by Molly Millroy, of Molly Millroy Media. Millroy runs her own Asheville based public relations, and video production business. Together they will address the audience about how the Orthodontic field can benefit from understanding more about Google, Social Media and CMS Website Design to help expand and strengthen their practice. If you’re attending this event, be sure not to miss Boomer and Molly’s keynote, titled “EmBrace the Digital Divide,” from 2pm to 5pm. For more information you can visit http://saortho.org/ K Black Orthodontics gets a WordPress face lift Be sure to check out a recent WordPress website that we just launched for the best Asheville Orthodontist  Keith...

Boomer Sassmann To Speak at the Avery County Chamber Quarterly Breakfast

The Avery County Chamber will host its Quarterly Breakfast, Tuesday, August 28, during the Home and Business Expo being held at the Chapman Center (on the road to the  Williams YMCA, Linville the entrance is on the left). We believe this is a great way to network with local businesses and support the Chamber as we promote businesses in our region. We encourage you to attend the BRUNCH at 10:00am Speaker for the event will be Boomer Sassmann of Big Boom Design Boomer (from Big Boom Design) has designed and manages many of the High Country websites – Ashe Chamber, Beech Mountain TDA, High Country Host, Avery County Chamber and several local business. Come hear a dynamic speaker share…. Why Your Business Needs A Website and what market you may be missing if you do not have a...
Boomer Sassman, ready to help local Asheville small business owners understand how the internet relates to their business.

Boomer to Teach Class @ AB-Tech’s Small Business Center : “An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Bridging The Digital Divide”

Attention business entrepreneurs! Owner of Big Boom Design, Boomer Sassman, will be teaching a FREE class this coming Wednesday, (August 22) in the AB-Tech small business incubator facility on the Enka-Candler campus. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about some of the most useful web tools that can be used to simplify your business. Don’t run from business web tools! Learn about the relevant ones and harness your ability to use them properly and efficiently. The main objective of this class is to make you feel comfortable with these programs, and to teach you how to implement them into your daily business life. After this class you can become current and confident with the way you integrate the internet and your business with one another. The class is free, and many of the programs Boomer will be talking about—are also free. So grab your laptop (ideally with a charged battery), notebook, pen, and maybe a friend—and meet us in room 1039 at the Small Business Center at 3:00pm. The class will run until 6:00pm. Click here to register, click this link and see steps listed below:  You should land on the “Continuing Education Screen”, click “OK” Click “Continuing Education Students” on the right. On the next screen, on the left side there will be two tiny links, click the one that says “Economic & Workforce Dev/Continuing Education Classes” For the “Start Date”, enter “Spr/Sum April 1-August 31” The only...