8 Tips for Small Biz websites

8 questions to ask yourself when reviewing your current website…. 1) Does your website have a professional appearance? Your website design needs to look professional. Unless you are an experienced website designer, you should hire one to design a website fo...

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Is your website doing its job?

It’s Outdated This is one of the more common problems, if your site looks amateurish, dated or just plain ugly, visitors are going to think less of your brand and its offerings and likely go elsewhere. Content is Disorganized Look over your site and a...

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What is your brand’s story

What’s your Story? Everyone has one. Our stories always tell something about us, our beliefs, what we stand for and where we come from. The same is true for your business image – your brand. What story are you telling? Is your company’s image properly r...

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What Social media platform is best for your small business?

Using 1 or 2 consistent accounts have greater value than having 3 or 4 and hardly posting to them all. Feel free to drop the ones that aren’t working for you. How should you choose which accounts to keep or toss? Does hardly anyone read your blog, but peo...

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Do you have a branded email?

You’re an entrepreneur. You took the big step. You put your heart and soul into your business. You want to look professional and legit. After all you are selling perception. But what do interested customers perceive of your website, brand and email addr...

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Are you a confused small business owner?

We can help the small business owner! When it comes to questions concerning your company’s marketing materials it can be overwhelming. CMYK? Trim Marks? 4 Color Process? 100lb Gloss paper? Or when it comes to your website there are techniques and top...

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Small Numbers, Big Impact on your Website

Data and information is flowing so fast now-a-days that we barely have time to read it all, or the time to process it! This is reflected in a few small numbers that have a big impact on your  website. Does your website get to the point? Does your website load...

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Your 30 second elevator pitch

Do you have a 30 second elevator pitch for your business? Can you sum up what can do for prospective clients in that amount of time without having them get that “glassy eyed” look? Here is mine: Hi I’m Douglas Kelly, owner of 5by5 Design, a local...

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SEO tips

4 Basic SEO Principles 1. Keywords Know the words that people are using to search. Every page should be built around keywords that are most important to you and your company. 2. Image tags Google indexing sites need to understand what the image is and when it ...

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Are you better than a gold fish?

I don’t mean in relation to swimming but rather your attention span. Yep that’s right we (the average human) now has an attention span less than a goldfish! In 2000 we averaged 12 seconds of attention. In 2013 we fell to just 8 seconds of attention...

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