March 2, 2014
molly published this at 3:00 am
Channeling Andy Rooney, I ask you: “D’ya ever notice that it always takes longer to get to your destination when you don’t know how to get there?” I’m referring to the multiple impatient glances you make toward your directions- possibly downloaded on your device or those which have been inked onto the back of a phone bill envelope as you lurch your way through a neighborhood, squinting at house numbers.
You fret as you drive, annoyed with the pokey drivers ahead of you, worried that you will be late for your appointment. Anxious, you may even take a Read More…
February 28, 2014
rosemary published this at 6:10 am
By Teddy Hunt
As a successful blogger, you’re probably acutely aware that the best bloggers are the best content creators. But even the most top-notch content needs a reliable platform to capture its readers’ attention and make it in the blogosphere. Alas, most people do in fact judge books by their cover.
Here are a few key design principles that’ll help persuade your readers to open the book and enjoy your content.
No matter what medium you’re working with, the fundamental elements of design are the same:
Surely Read More…
February 27, 2014
rosemary published this at 6:42 am
Today, I have a confession.
I’m a serial hobbyist poser.
I have whole closets full of squash rackets, glue guns, guitar music, and other must-have items that I bought before figuring out what I really wanted to spend time doing. I’d see a Martha Stewart article about paper quilling and run out immediately to buy specialized tools.
Do you find yourself with all of the “trappings” of marketing, but no results to show for it? I’m talking about that time you signed up for a Google Analytics account and then never looked at any of the data. Or that time Read More…
February 26, 2014
Dave published this at 11:53 am
Experiencing a recession or other financial issue that requires you to lay off employees is one of the most stressful times a small business owner can go through.
But re-hiring those laid off workers may come in a close second if you’re not prepared for legal and other issues that may arise.
If you’re not careful, you may end up receiving a discrimination claim when you start hiring back your laid-off employees. Remember: Fair employment laws apply to rehiring laid-off workers, just as they do to new hires.
Protect yourself by writing a clear rehire policy Read More…
February 21, 2014
rosemary published this at 7:36 am
By Teddy Hunt
OK, so perhaps you’re a graphic designer who knows he or she can create one hell of a website that impresses visitors. But sometimes there’s just not enough time, and you have to leave the hard work to the Internet. Whether you want to create an online portfolio to showcase your work, or a website that people can visit when they need your services, there are plenty of options out there to meet your needs and get a functional website running.
With that said, here are three of the best website builders available if you’re too Read More…
February 20, 2014
rosemary published this at 6:35 am
He came to the house every month on Wednesday. Armed with powerful chemicals, he made sure that no “Palmetto bugs” found their way inside. While he made the house safe for scaredy cats like me, we would banter about business.
His long-term plan was to go out on his own, and once he found out what I did for a living, he had a million questions.
“I already bought a ready-made website from XYZ hosting company, and I have business cards. How can I use Facebook to get more customers?” (Because when I use the word Internet in Read More…
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