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Business Scheduling: Leveraging Your Work Life

February 3, 2014

There’s a saying in the business world, and it’s “Keep a Schedule; don’t let the schedule keep you.” So in all respects, our business scheduling as a business owner is what will keep us operating without pulling our hair out, or what forces us to throw in the towel. Now granted some of us are […]

What Does Your Contract Protection Look Like?

October 28, 2013

When I first went into business for myself, I was a year into my Associate’s degree, and we began to talk about contract protection in my project management class. We were given a stack of contracts, and were told to create a contract using these as a template. My final contract was about half a […]

5 Things McDonald’s Taught Me About Leadership

August 23, 2013

My first job ever was McDonalds, just like probably 65 percent of the human population. The day I turned 15 years old, I had my work permit in hand, and I was hired on the spot at my local McDonald’s, I was absolutely ecstatic. Well, over the next year, I learned so much, that the […]

10 Things To Do When Business Is Slow

November 2, 2012

When business is slow, we have the tendency to panic and want to retreat, but the truth is this is where we need to strive more. It’s time to press in and stay consistent with the business practices that you developed when you first started your business. When business is slow, this is the time […]

Faithful & Consistent Business Owners

October 16, 2012

Customers want to know that they are dealing with faithful & consistent business owners. After all, you prided yourself on being the upright business owner because of the bad relations you had in previous business experiences, Correct? Customers want to see that you are faithful to them, by always being ready and able to handle […]

Business Without Networking is Dead

October 11, 2012

I’m sure you guys have heard that faith without works is dead, well business without networking is dead. This saying is true. Yes, it probably took faith for you to step out and start running your own business, Leaving the comfort of knowing that there’s always a paycheck coming when working a steady 9 to […]

Customer Communication: The Key To Success

October 9, 2012

Did you know that most businesses though they promise, fail to have valid customer communication? I’m pretty sure you’ve experienced this as a buyer. You’ve purchased something from a company only to deal with an automated teller or operator, and find yourself to be frustrated with the experience because you can’t talk to someone that’s […]

Bad Websites Create An Invisible Audience

October 3, 2012

It’s inevitable to know that bad websites will create an invisible audience. Most people believe that if they can just get a website online, then their business will start to bloom. Well chances are, that if your website is not giving the potential customer a call to action, then you won’t earn customers. If your […]

Bridging The Gap Between Being a Consumer vs. a Business Owner

September 27, 2012

How do you bridge the gap between being a consumer vs. a business owner? Well ask yourself, which one are you? If you are out in public shopping for your household, technically you are a consumer, but no matter where you are, you are still a business owner as well. As a business owner, you […]

Print Advertisement is Good Advertisement

September 25, 2012

Print Advertisement is Good Advertisement, You know why? It puts something physical into the customers’ hands that tell them about your product or services. I’m sure you know this, but do you know that most of the time your print advertising goes into the trash without being looked at. Matter of fact, to see any […]

Free Websites Are Headaches for the Consumer

September 20, 2012

Warning: To anyone searching for free websites, you will find what you are looking for, and you will get what you pay for. In my years of developing websites, I’ve had the unfortunate opportunity of scrapping many free templates for a more effective website. Though I’ve made money on these ventures, which is always a […]

Traffic Jams & Social Media Gridlock

September 18, 2012

In order to have Social Media Gridlock that means there has to be some kind of workflow stoppage. Is social media working for you? Are you seeing an increase in page hits on your website because of Social Media? If the answer is “No”, let’s identify the problem. There are probably going to be 5 […]

Advertising On A Budget For Startup Businesses

September 13, 2012

So, you’ve finally decided to take a leap of faith and venture out into the world of entrepreneurship. Good for you. Now as you go through all of the rigmarole necessary to become a legitimate business, you will quickly find out one thing for sure. It’s expensive. As if you haven’t already put a lot […]

Do My Graphics Compliment or Compromise My Content?

One question you should ask yourself when putting your website together is, “Do my graphics compliment or compromise my content?” Compliment vs. Compromise in the world of web design will effect what Google Analytics describes as “Bounce Rate.” Your Bounce Rate is how long a visitor visits your website. If your graphics compliment your content […]

5 Valuable Tips to Increase Your SEO Ranking

September 11, 2012

When developing a website, one of the first things you should have in mind is, “What is my game plan for the SEO Ranking of this Website?” Most likely, the first question that a customer usually asks before having a website designed is, “Am I going to be able to be found?” The answer to […]

Phishing Still Happens, Just With a Different Hook

September 6, 2012

The internet has become our main source of information. OK, that first statement was for those of us that have been living in the pre-desktop era and refuse to venture off into the “New World Order” of free information. Not even Bill Gates thought the internet would be as popular and important as it is […]

Great Logos Drive Clientele & Income

September 4, 2012

Logos are a dime a dozen. Logos come and logos go, but Great Logos will last a lifetime. Some logos have become timeless, for instance, the McDonald’s logo, when you see this logo, or even your kids see this logo, they know it is McDonald’s. McDonald’s Logo is so popular now, that they have removed […]

Word of Mouth: The Best Advertisement

August 30, 2012

In the course of a year, the average business will spend thousands of dollars on advertisement. Rightly so, if we don’t advertise our businesses, how will the public know that we exist? From print marketing, to websites, to social media, there is a cost for all of these. Even social media, which is for the […]

What are the Benefits of Having a WordPress Website?

August 28, 2012

First of all, what is wordpress? Simply said, it is the fastest growing and most widely used open source content management system available. The limitations that you can do with it, are becoming far and few, and the benefits are through the roof. What are the benefits? 1. The Importance of a Content Management System […]

Dealing With The Uniformed Client

August 23, 2012

The life of an entrepreneur can be a rugged one, full of up and downs, twists and turns and before you know it your turning every which way but the way you thought you’d be turning at this stage of your business life. It can be difficult to say the least, but you wouldn’t trade […]

Bells & Whistles: Everything Wrong With Interactive Web Design

August 22, 2012

It’s 2012, and with the recent additions of responsive websites, it seems that the web world is getting a lot more simpler. From Ipads to Iphones, Android Phones, it seems that if your website is not mobile phone ready, then you are behind the curve. This brings us to the 5 things that are wrong […]

Creating Resumes For Freelance Work

August 9, 2012

Creating resumes for freelance work can be tricky. As a freelancer, you probally have done 100 different jobs over the past year. You definately don’t want to mention every single job that you worked on in the passed 7 years, that would be overkill. So to effectively create a great resume that grabs the potential […]

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