How to Make a Blog for Beginners

Building a blog can be the first step for a small business or entrepreneur to begin their online presence, and it has never been easier. How to make a blog using Wordpress is a short video I put together to show you the step by step guide on how you would make your first blog from start to finish. Back in the day it wasn't easy to start a blog. Wordpress and other top blogging platforms took some serious technical know-how to get up and running. You needed to ensure you joined the right host, … [Read more...]

Building a Small Business Website Yourself using Weebly

You are a small business owner trying to survive in a tough market and you just don't have money to spend to pay an unknown person to build you a small business website.  Well I'm here to tell you that you can do it yourself. You can easily build a small business website yourself using Weebly I know it can be tough starting up a business. You have 1001 things to do, no time to do them all and can't afford to pay someone else to do it.  But a website in this day and age is not something you can … [Read more...]

Create a Small Business Website

Step 4 on the Getting your small business online series - Create a small business website If you have been following our series about getting your small business online you have already learned about claiming your Google+ Local site and how to optimize your Google+ Local site.  Now you will learn about building a simple website. This is for those small business owners that want to have a small, fairly static, website to allow customers to find your business on the internet, have some … [Read more...]

Getting your small business online – Step 1 – do I need to put my small business online

Step 1 - do I need to put my small business online? Here we go.  First week of our new project to help small business owners embrace the internet  and not be left behind. In Step 1 I hope to help you answer the question of whether your small business needs to have a website and be online to be successful.   I know and have worked with many small business owners including a few who are family. Most of them realize that things have changed.  They may have started their business in the days … [Read more...]

Top 5 Web Design Mistakes of Small Business websites

We have all run into websites where our first instinct is to immediately hit the back button.  Well here are my thoughts on the top 5 web design mistakes small business make on the web today with a focus on local search marketing. Clutter and Load time: The average web surfer spends about seven seconds skimming your website.  If your site is confusing, slow, cluttered and devoid of white space the user will backspace faster than Usain Bolt runs the 100.  This mistake is of growing … [Read more...]