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Using Open Office Instead of Microsoft Office

By Roy | Sep 26, 2009

How many times have you spent hundreds or even thousands on new computer equipment, only to find out that you now have to spend hundreds more in order to be able to do something as simple as type a letter? For years, when it came to a quality, usability, and compatibility, Microsoft was the only…

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Social Media Website Business Killers

By Roy | Sep 13, 2009

Many times, business owners have approached us with questions of how to tie together their social media sites so that when one site is updated, the other sites are updated as well. While there are many tools out there to accomplish this,…DON’T. It is rare that this will make good business sense for you. You…

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Economic Search Engine Optimization

By Roy | Sep 12, 2009

Is traffic slowing to your site? This could be related to any number of search engine optimization issues. There are some free tools out there that you can use, but you need to investigate them thoroughly. They vary greatly on their accuracy and reliability. Some of the data they provide is flat out wrong, and…

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Using Viral Marketing to Your Advantage

By Roy | Aug 15, 2009

Viral marketing is a marketing phenomenon that facilitates and encourages people to pass on a marketing message. This method of marketing depends on a high pass-along rate from person to person. If a large percentage of recipients pass along the message to a large group of friends, the overall growth will snowball very quickly. If…

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Closing The Sale with Your eCommerce Site

By Roy | Aug 10, 2009

With all of the things that you need to think about when setting up and running your business, your ecommerce shopping cart often gets overlooked. We often get in a hurry to get the site built and running so little things like Contact Us pages, Shipping FAQs, Order Confirmation, and Email contact forms can get…

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Outsourcing and Empowering Employees

By Roy | Aug 1, 2009

Take a look at your daily tasks that are on your schedule. How many of them are redundant, repetitive tasks that you should be passing off to someone else so you can spend your time doing what you do best? Then, why do you keep doing these things yourself? A group of business people were…

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De-Junking Your Office

By Roy | Jul 23, 2009

How often have you looked around your office and home, and been shocked by the amount of “junk” you have accumulated and have never gotten rid of? Getting rid of the clutter can not only clean up your space, but it can also be quite liberating and free up your productivity. The junk can clog…

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The 2009 Google Searchology Event

By Roy | Jul 19, 2009

May 2012 UPDATE – Things have changed a lot over the last 3 years in the internet world and will continue to change. While having a presence in forums is a good thing, video is even bigger and will continue to be a BIG player more so than it was in 2009. In May, Google…

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Using Targeted Newsletters for Marketing

By Roy | Jul 10, 2009

Targeted email newsletters can be very economical, and can be a great way to build more of a connection with your customers. The key question to ask first is, “How do I start?” Most of us don’t realize how much data we have in our businesses that we are either not using, or are ignoring.…

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