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Why Maintaining Your Website is a Must

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As a business owner, you’ve got to wear many hats in the course of a day. You might be a salesperson one minute and a human resources manager the next. It’s a lot to do. And, when it comes to add items to your to-do list, you might do everything you can to minimize what you take on. Your time’s limited – and valuable – and there are only so many hours in a day. Website maintenance is the perfect example. It might seem unnecessary – and you might wonder if it’s something you can ignore. Hot tip: It’s not. […]

Protecting Your Website Against Hackers What You Need To Know

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If you’re paying attention, you know that cybercrime is no joke. In 2015, cybercrime cost $3 trillion annually, and projections indicate that number will double by 2021. Yikes. The real question is, what are you doing to protect yourself? A lot of local business owners do the bare minimum and tell themselves it’s enough. I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s not enough. If all you’re doing is updating your anti-virus software and filtering out spam, you’re still vulnerable. Scared? You should be. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something to protect yourself. Cybersecurity experts are working […]

What Content Marketing Can Do For Your Business

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Promoting your business online in today’s short attention span theater isn’t easy. Even those companies that currently rank well on search engines or have a thriving social media presence still face stiff competition. But simply ranking fairly well and engaging with your audience on social media is going to cut it. If you want to stand out from the crowd, an effective content marketing strategy is a must. Developing and executing an effective content marketing campaign takes a lot of work, but it will be well worth the long term benefits it can provide your business. Higher Visibility in Search […]

Is Instagram Right for Your Business?

Is Instagram Right your Businesses? It’s easy to share images of entrées you serve in your restaurant. And who is really going to complain about your new fall fashion line for your boutique clothing store? And if your business sells items like handmade crafts, you have definitely got an “in” on Instagram. But, does this mean that every business should consider using Instagram as part of their marketing strategy? It IS possible for just about any business to use Instagram. But, some businesses may need to be more strategic than others in their approach. For instance, you don’t want to post images […]

How To Define Your Brand Message

When it comes to establishing a strong foothold within your industry, it is absolutely necessary to build a unique and recognized brand that aligns with a clear and direct brand message. Your brand message should clearly and concisely convey to potential customers what you have to offer, and how committed you are to providing quality and value. But here’s the thing… “You aren’t the one who defines your brand message – your customers do!” It’s your job to lay the groundwork for what you want people to know about your business and then supporting that identity by demonstrating your expertise […]