What is Cloud Hosting (and Do You Really Need It)?

Over the last few years the “Cloud” has been a hot buzzword for technology. We’ve heard about how devices and things in our homes are now part of the Cloud, or able to access the Cloud, or store things in the Cloud… but what does that really mean? And when it comes to a server, is it best to get your site hosted somewhere on a cloud server? Continue reading “What is Cloud Hosting (and Do You Really Need It)?”

3 Common Website Fails and How to Avoid Them

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Millions of websites fill the Internet, but many of them provide just “so-so” experiences. Even some of the biggest websites could be better. Of course, unlike them, you probably don’t pump millions into advertising and brand development so everyone knows your company name, regardless of how bad your site experience is, right? That means you have to be smart, provide something better than the other guys, and avoid some common mistakes if you want to see your site (and business) take off. Here are 3 of the most common website fails, and how you can avoid them: Continue reading “3 Common Website Fails and How to Avoid Them”

Get Blogging with WordPress & Web Hosting

Today’s online marketing strategies rely heavily on blogging. Both businesses and personal site operators use blogging as a means of bolstering the content on their site, highlighting their expertise on a particular topic, and engaging with their viewers. Blogging keeps site visitors coming back for fresh content. If done well, it can allow visitors to interact with the brand, keep abreast of current events, and feel as though they are part of that brand’s community. Regularly updated blogs also provide both a means to engage with visitors and a way to bolster rankings in search results.  Continue reading “Get Blogging with WordPress & Web Hosting”

Social Media Strategies for Social Media Week 2015

Social Media. Do you still question if you need it or not? One way we like to  look at social media is as a set of tools rather than the foundation that your whole business relies on. Or perhaps it is the whole platform that your website relies on – fine. How then do you optimize your social media efforts to get the full force of traffic and share of voice? Continue reading “Social Media Strategies for Social Media Week 2015”

Roll Up Your Sleeves for #DreamSmallBiz

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More Than Dreaming: Small Business 

Sometimes… no, scratch that… anytime you want good results, it comes down to rolling up your sleeves and getting down and dirty. Even with tighter budgets, limited staff and resources, small businesses have a spark in them that keeps them motivated. And continues to motivate them to dream and dream BIG! Continue reading “Roll Up Your Sleeves for #DreamSmallBiz”

Why You Need A Website

responsive websiteIt’s 2014 and you don’t have a website (gasp! let me catch my breath). Maybe you don’t see the full value of owning a website or the need, but I’m here to tell you why you need a website from a professional standpoint. If you’re a student, business owner, or a working professional, then you make up a majority of the adult population and you need a website. I can’t stress it enough… which I think you can tell. There is no excuse as to why you shouldn’t have a website in 2014 and I will lay them out for you. The first thing that comes to mind, is that it’s an opportunity to make money and a lot of people are making money online. Continue reading “Why You Need A Website”