Gift Guide for Entrepreneurs

Nov252014
The Holiday shopping season is upon us again. Each year, I get more and more overwhelmed with gift buying. Sometimes, I want to skip gifts altogether. (Who needs yet another trendy kitchen gadget?) But, the anti-Scrooge in me says to pause and give thoughtfully. Instead of grabbing deals left and right because they’re inexpensive and convenient, I try to put thought into what I gift and make sure the receiver will truly find it useful. Thus, I’ve compiled a list of Practical Gifts for the Entrepreneur In Your Life (Plus a few just for fun). Some offer fantastic Black Friday – […] Read More

How to Quickly Edit Photos For Your WordPress Site

Feb052014
Do you ever need to make a quick tweak to a photo before you add it to your site? You need to change the size, crop, or adjust coloring quickly and are stumped to find an easy solution? One of my favorite down & dirty image editing sites is PicMonkey. Why you should edit photos before putting them on your website Often, people use photos from their cameras for their websites. Today’s cameras, be it professional SLR or camera-phone style, produce huge image files. The size of an average JPG from an average camera can be anywhere from 1-3 Megabytes. […] Read More

How to Get Rid of Spam in WordPress Comments

Dec232013
One of the most frequent questions we get from clients about their WordPress websites is How do I get rid of the Spam in my WordPress Comments? Many people think their only option is to turn off commenting on their posts. Some even make the mistake of accidentally approving a spam comment in their blog and before they know it, they’re getting hundreds of spam comments a day. They’ve been whitelisted as a spam-friendly site and become a major target for spam bots. The thought of all of that garbage comment spam out there is enough to make a person […] Read More

One Easy Thing You Can Do to Improve SEO

Apr202012
There’s so much talk about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) going around, it’s impossible to keep up. Chances are, if you’re a busy entrepreneur or small business owner, you have no time to waste learning the SEO tricks of the moment. You just want to improve SEO so your site has better search results, right? When I was learning SEO, there was one thing I learned to improve SEO that made it instantly click for me. Are you ready to learn it too? I promise, once you see how simple it is to make some very basic changes to your pages, […] Read More

Do You Know How To Google?

Nov242011
I can now become a Google Search Master! This infographic from HackCollege, which I found on Mashable today, shows how only 25% of students today know how to use Google correctly. While reading this, I thought, “What happened?” I remember back in my day of technology education (now, this will makes some of you Millennials’ jaws drop, but will send some of you baby-boomers into rants about how you walked to school up-hill both ways) we learned how to use Boolean Search on Infoseek. So what’s the problem of today’s generation? I won’t attempt to know the answer, but will […] Read More

What Is WordPress? Why is it a Great Choice for Small Business?

Oct142011
I live and breathe WordPress every day in my work. I often take for granted that everyone who owns a website MUST know what it is and sometimes forget that not everyone is aware of the different types of websites out there. If you own a business, and therefore a website, I’m here to tell you that WordPress may be something you are missing out on and why it just might be the best option for managing your website. Back in the day of early web development, websites were often developed using a piece of software; FrontPage is a good […] Read More