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How do you know what your small business website needs?

Whether you’re just starting out and need a brand new website for your small business, or you already have a site up (but it doesn’t seem to be doing anything for your business), you could benefit from determining what your website actually needs. Just having a site is not enough. Remember, a website is a tool in your overall marketing. Also, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all, must-have list for every small business site. However, this three step [...]

Top 5 Tips to Get the Most From Your WordPress Website

If you’ve got a WordPress website, you’re probably aware of all the added functionality available with plugins and how easy it can be to update your website content, or post a blog. What you may not be aware of, are some simple things you can do with your site to get the most out of the content management system (CMS). 

#1 Secure Your Site

Because of it’s popularity, WordPress is a target for hackers. This is [...]

How to Determine Objectives for Your Business Website

Putting up a website for your small business without having clear objectives for that website is like wearing a blindfold while trying to throw darts. The odds are, you’re going to miss your mark and not be as successful as you could have been. With websites, a little bit of planning and mapping out the purpose of each page can go a long way. The simple, 2-step process explained below can help your business map [...]

How to Determine Goals for an Effective Website Project

I think we’re finally to the point where almost all business owners know that the internet is pretty important and that they should have a web presence. For some, this is where it stops – they know they need it and that’s it. 

Like most marketing (yes, your website is marketing for your business), it’s important to have a strategy in place to help you with defining your goals. Without this, your website will not be [...]

Using a WordPress theme? You might want to read this …

To say WordPress is a popular choice for a content management system is an understatement. Part of its appeal are the thousands of free and commercial, pre-made themes available for the system. They are an enticing way to publish a website with little or no knowledge of programming required.

Why a $5 “professional” logo is a lie.

Recently while browsing the internet I came across an ad banner that read, "I'll design a logo for $5". While I was pretty certain where the banner led to, I clicked it anyway and got to a website famous for people offering to do just about anything for $5. But this was a landing page specifically set up for logo design. Here was the headline ... "Professional Logo Designers ... Professional logo designs starting at $5." I have to admit, as an actual professional designer, it's hard not to take personal offense to this headline. For years, I've honed my skills and gained experience and here is a whole website full of people claiming to be professional logo designers who will design a logo starting at $5.

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