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Don’t Do What You Love

We've all heard the advice, If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life," or "Do what you love and the money will follow." This is bad advice, at least for creative people building a small business. It sounds great, right? Doing what you love, selling your creations, being paid to do the thing you enjoy spending time on. How could there [...]

By | 2019-09-09T21:46:01+00:00 September 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Ways To Rev Up Your Social Media Strategy

You're doing it all for your small business; making the products, doing the bookkeeping, managing social media, shipping products, etc. You're overwhelmed with everything you have to do. But the customers aren't showing up and your social media isn't growing a following. You're stuck. What do you do? Where in the world do you start? There is so much information in the Wild Wild Web about marketing [...]

By | 2018-05-17T20:16:18+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Categories: Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

One Size Does Not Fit All

I've never had much luck with anything that is one-size-fits-all. With clothing it has never worked because I've always been rubenesque (a nice word for curvy) and short, very short. When we were in Hawaii all of the sarongs I could find were one-size-fits-all. Long story short, I had to buy two of each color. Of course, this applies to more than clothing. You see it everywhere [...]

By | 2018-05-07T07:18:32+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Business Cards are Still Your Most Important Marketing Tool

Seriously, you ask? Business cards? Yes, even to this day when everyone has a LinkedIn, a Facebook, an Instagram, even a G-mail, the business card is still what people ask for most often, and is still the most effective form of marketing. Just the other day, I returned to the town where I had run a successful hyperlocal news publication for many years to attend a funeral. [...]

By | 2018-02-01T02:35:59+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Tips|0 Comments

How to Turn Yourself Into a Commodity

"$75.00" for a hoodie?" a friend of mine asked. She was looking at products that one of our clients sells. And sure, if you normally shop at big box stores like Kohl's or Target, $75.00 is a lot of money for a hoodie. But our client is not just selling a hoodie. She's selling herself. And in a relatively short amount of time, she's managed to build [...]

By | 2018-01-30T00:04:44+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building an Emergency Website

When my phone rang, I looked at it and noticed it was someone I had built a website for many years ago, and it was many years that I last heard from him. It turned out he had an immediate dilemma. He had just launched a new business, one that was seeking investors, and he had already put out dozens of calls to prospective hopefuls. Then all [...]

By | 2017-09-27T06:10:08+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Categories: Company News|0 Comments

Blogger Can Save Writers $250.00 a Month Over WordPress

If your goal is weighted more towards publishing your writings and/or marketing yourself as an expert, as opposed to selling products or running a forum, you should consider using Blogger as your platform instead of WordPress. Yes, Blogger... Keep in mind, Blogger has been greatly improved over the years, and now there are tons of third-party plugins and templates for it. Today, it's hard to tell if [...]

By | 2017-08-25T16:48:40+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

10 Ways to Boost Your Dental Business Online

Dental marketing has really accelerated online in recent years due to intense competition. Sure, you have a website and a Facebook page, but so do most of the other dentists in your area. Don't let your dental business suffer due to lack of information! Here's a list of ten ideas on how to stay competitive online... 1. Subscribe to Help a Reporter Out: Help a Reporter Out [...]

By | 2017-09-04T20:45:50+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

How Quora Can Boost Your Marketing

Quora is a question and answer style of social media. Think of it as the B2C platform, whereas LinkedIn is the B2B. I've been a casual user since 2011, but when I learned that it has enjoyed a boom of new users recently, I decided to step up my participation with answering other people's questions. As it turns out, you can build your brand by answering questions [...]

By | 2017-07-31T00:53:30+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Are So Many Seniors Using Bing?

There's something of a phenomenon in the Internet world that often gets overlooked. Bing gets a lot of use from seniors. For the purposes of this article, I'm defining seniors as ages 55+. The reason why so many seniors use Microsoft Bing for searching the Internet is because they don't normally customize their computer desktops. Rather, they use what comes bundled with their computers, and whatever is [...]

By | 2017-08-22T02:01:26+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Categories: Opinion, Tips|0 Comments