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After doing what we do for a couple decades now, we've amassed quite a bit of knowledge when it comes to design, marketing, and doing better business. The purpose of the JVM blog is to share this knowledge with small business owners and entrepreneurs. If you have a request for a particular topic or would like to be a guest author, please get in contact.
If you’re on the fence about whether to hire a copywriter to write the copy for your website because you think you’re a pretty good writer, this is for you: hire a professional to write it for you. Obviously I don’t know if you are a great writer, but I’d encourage you to work with a copywriter even if you are. There are a lot of reasons that keep spinning around in your head for [...]
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 [...]
There are a dizzying array of do-it-yourself website options out there these days and a variety of reasons for their appeal. The problem though, is that many of the DIY websites that are built tend to suck, and here are the top reasons why.
1. Poor Code
Programmers aren’t the only ones who find poor code problematic. Although the visitors to your website don’t actually see the code (unless something is really wrong), they will often [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
According to a digital marketing study done by Clutch, about 25% of the businesses surveyed don’t have a website and an even smaller percentage don’t plan on having one. Most small business owners that I speak with who don’t have a site up yet say something like, “I know we need a website.” When I ask them why they need a website, the answer is often, “Because we don’t have one!” Herein lies the problem – many [...]
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