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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3 small business marketing mistakes

3 Mistakes that many Small Business make on marketing themselves The first mistake is not creating a website. This is common these days, with new businesses. I’ve come across them, some of them are now my clients. The first thing you do is you have the busin...

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5 reasons your Business needs a legitimate website!

Visibility: With more and more consumers logging onto the Web to research products and services, if they are going to find your business, your business needs to be on the Web. Reach:  With a Web site, you are no longer limited to a customer base that is in ph...

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6 Reasons Small Businesses Should Make Graphic Design a Priority

First impressions matter. Whether it’s a website or the logo in an email signature, potential customers will judge a business in just a few seconds based on visual appeal alone. High-quality graphic design gives businesses credibility—and that’s priceles...

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Why a WordPress website?

Why does 5by5 Design use wordpress for all of our client’s websites? Flexibility WordPress is versatile enough to meet any and all of your needs, whether as just a blog or a full-blown user friendly website. Search engine friendly. The most popular searc...

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Ten ways to build a brand for your small business

Here are the 10 ways to do it. To read further check out this excellent article at http://www.marketingdonut.co.uk/marketing/marketing-strategy/branding/ten-ways-to-build-a-brand-for-your-small-business 1.   Start by defining your brand. Your brand charact...

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