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4 Sure Fire Ways to Stop Fearing Web Designers

Web design is a difficult, time-consuming task for business owners who are focused on all the daily tasks of running a small to medium company. Yet, it can be a bit scary to think about hiring a web designer to do the work for you. After all, you are putting your success in the hands of someone outside your organization – someone who may not be exactly proficient at web design.… Continue Reading


6 Ecommerce Blunders That Could Be Holding You Back

Today it has never been easier to open an online store. There are so many economical and customizable platforms available that you never have to go near a line of code. But while it’s relatively simple to set up, there are still some important details which, if overlooked, can harm your online business venture.… Continue Reading


Why you should care about the speed of your website.

I’ll cut right to the chase. The two big reasons you want your website to be fast are:

#1, Because Google likes it and #2, because your visitors also like it.

Now, let’s take a little closer look at both of these. 

Google is the Tom Cruise of search engines … it feels the need for speed.

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Think DIY logo generators are a good idea?

You may wonder how a professional designer would even know there is such a thing as DIY logo generators. It’s kind of like how you know snakes exist. They’re out there, hiding under rocks and such and you know if you go messing with them there’s a chance you’ll get bit. … Continue Reading


Are you putting your contracting business at risk?

Business is good. You’re getting enough service calls to stay busy. You still don’t have a website or other supportive online marketing, but right now you’re too busy doing the work to think about that.

This is a very common scenario for tradespeople who have their own small business. It’s easy to get lulled into thinking the phone will just keep ringing.… Continue Reading


7 Ways Trade Shows Can Boost Your Small Business

Over the years, many of our clients have attended industry trade shows. The client feedback on their experiences does indicate that, for the most part, trade shows can be very beneficial for a small business. 

So, how can having a booth at a trade show boost your small business?

  1. By attending a trade show, you’ll be able to directly interact with your target audience and potential customers.
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