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A website is a crucial part of any type of business nowadays. It doesn't really matter what line of work you're in, you can always benefit from having a website where people can at least find out what your company is all about, and where they can find your shops (or alternatively, how they can get in touch with you if that's the way you work with your clients). A good website can do much more than that though – it can engage your customers and motivate them to interact…
Like the thousands of other small businesses around us, we work hard to find efficiencies and value in the tools and products we use. As a technology company, we've come across several products that we use daily that simplify our operations, streamline our workflows and just generally make our lives easier. To celebrate small business week, and because we love to share, Here's a list of our 8 favorites - Email Still one of the most fundamental forms of electronic communication, a good email system is a requirement for any…
Your brand is a critical part of your business and the name is half the battle. More often than not brands do not put as much value on domain management as they should. Registering your domain might seem like a small detail in the bigger picture but often it can make all the difference. The same attention to detail should be invested in your domain as you would invest in storefront signage or selecting the right location for your business. The folks over at domainnamesales.com have come up with a…
Well, we can’t say we didn't see this one coming a mile away. After years of consumers and the general public gradually migrating their phone directory searches to online sources, and seeking out businesses using popular search engines such as google, the phone book companies are finally starting to roll back their services. Phonebooks are not what they used to be, and are going extinct much like us digital folks said they would years ago. Yellow Media, the company behind Yellow Pages and other smaller phone books, have thrown in…
  This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, a valuable resource base for articles and information applicable to both new and established businesses. This article can serve as a road map to help you get on the right track to starting your business and removing some of the stresses of entrepreneurship. Give it a read and let us know what you think. An entrepreneur’s life can be a real roller coaster. Having started a few businesses in my career, I thought it would be useful to highlight…
Social media is the biggest thing going right now when it comes to getting your business involved in online marketing. However, it seems that there is an increasingly large number of businesses and organizations who take the wrong approach to getting involved in the whirlwind. Often, businesses big and small, will hire young employees to manage their social media presence based solely on the notion of that generations savvy relationship with things like Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, this is often the worst thing a business can do, as those socially…
Web based video is huge and growing. The online research firm comScore recently released some details on just how much video is being watched on the web, and the numbers are impressive. In the U.S. the total number of videos viewed online topped 42.6 billion, from a total of 184 million unique viewers averaging 21.1 hour each. Thats a massive amount of online video content being consumed. Where are folks going for all this content? Well, for the most part they are going to Youtube.com, where almost half of all…
Youtube, the worlds most popular video sharing site, recieved a killer update today which allows a significantly greater degree of user customization and even some slick Google + integration. However, jsut like the new facebook timelines, it isnt live on the new site unless you do a little tweaking. Don's worry too much, its super easy, and here is how to do it (in Firefox and Chrome anyways): In Firefox: Ctrl + Shift + K (Win) | Cmd + Shift + K (Mac)In Chrome: Ctrl + Shift + J (Win)…
Like anyone dealing with a bad breakup can tell you, now that it is official, we can all move on with our lives. (Mashable.com) -- Adobe developer relations lead Mike Chambers has posted a lengthy explanation of why the company decidedto stop development of the mobile browser version of Flash. The response comes as the health of the entire Flash ecosystem is in doubt. Adobe announced that Flash Player 11.1 would be the last version of Flash for mobile devices, though the company would continue to fix critical bugs. The…
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