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I came across an excellent post about the “Top Web Design Trends for Small Businesses in 2010” on the Small Business Trends website (strangely enough!). In the post, Shashi Bellamkonda writes about what he believes will be the big trends for successful small businesses during 2010. And, I feel like I’ve been ripped off! But [...]
It’s no secret that I love WordPress. A lot. I use WordPress as the Content Management System (CMS) for the sites I develop, including this site. It’s stable, easy to use, and very flexible. Plus, with all the developers working on adding functionality to the system, there’s plugins for just about any business. I just [...]
In a recent post, I talked about warming up a list for my Quilting Business website. Basically, I have not communicated with the list for quite some time, and I need to reengage the community to build a relationship before I start to sell any products or services to them. I’m doing this with a [...]
Based on a recommendation from C.C. Chapman on his Facebook Wall, I decided to buy “Candor,” a new Young Adult novel by Pam Bachorz (pronounced “bay-shores”). Why did I decide to buy the novel? A big part of the reason was the Candor book trailer that Pam produced. I read a ton of books, but [...]
Right now, there are tons of tools that small businesses can use to not only promote your business, but also have a little bit of fun. Just today, I got an email from JibJab.com, a site that makes sendable eCards that can be customized with your own photos. Here’s their latest free Halloween eCard (customized [...]