In any economy it's necessary for small businesses (especially micro-businesses) to watch the bottom line. Today's environment fraught with economic, political and regulatory uncertainty emphasizes the need to cut costs while staying competitive. One way to stay competitive without breaking the bank is to use Open Source, GNU or other No Cost applications. Think of these … [Read more...] about Some Free Apps for Managing Your Business
How to Choose A Hosting Company
Which hosting plan is right for you? Choosing a hosting plan can be a daunting process for the beginner. With all of the options and hosting companies available, it often takes a "Propeller-Head" to figure out of the plan that best fits your needs. The first step when looking for your hosting company is to consider the following points: What kind of support does the … [Read more...] about How to Choose A Hosting Company
Fly By Night Web Compliance Services
It's a daily event to get some marketing pitch from a company, most likely in India, which may or may not be a legitimate business pitching something about SEO, Compliance, Marketing, or Design. The style of writing and usage of English is equivalent to those spam messages from Indian Call Centers trying to rip off Vulnerable Seniors across the globe and as such is the first … [Read more...] about Fly By Night Web Compliance Services
If You Paid For A Website, Get Copies Of The Development Files
A very common issue I come across is that my clients pay a developer to create a website for them and then do not get all of the files used in the site’s development. This is plain wrong! Can you image buying a car and then finding out that the manufacturer requires special tools (yes it did happen) that they wouldn’t sell to anyone except "Authorized Service Centers"? You’d … [Read more...] about If You Paid For A Website, Get Copies Of The Development Files
Backup Your Websites!
If there is one point I can’t stress enough, it’s Backup your website! I know you have probably heard this before, but have you heard the horror stories? Recently, I have come across a number of scenarios where my clients have found themselves in a world of hurt. Luckily, none of my clients completely lost their sites, but then a two-year-old copy isn’t always as good a save as … [Read more...] about Backup Your Websites!
10 Great Ways To Keep Your Sales Soaring
1) Maximize the effectiveness of your banner ads. Don't just use the same ad on every banner, use a variety to attract the greatest number of clickers. 2) Make your web site load much faster by cutting down on banner ads and using more buttons or CTAs (Call To Action). Button ads are also smaller and take up less space. 3) Offer free advertising space to well known and … [Read more...] about 10 Great Ways To Keep Your Sales Soaring
6 WordPress Website Design Disasters and Solutions
The biggest mistake new WordPress Website owners make is to think of their site as just "a site" instead of an Internet business. A good Website is actually an extension of your physical business. Just like a brick and mortar business, it needs someone there to sell products, provide customer service, remain dynamic and stay competitive within its industry. Website … [Read more...] about 6 WordPress Website Design Disasters and Solutions
eBook Cover Tools, Software and Services
Having a cover that pops is a great way to attract attention to your eBooks, White Papers, and Tutorials. Unlike tangible products digital products are 2 dimensional and can't be held. Having a crisp 3 Dimensional presentation can make up for this limitation by creating a presentation that catches your potential customers eye. Unfortunately, for most people creating … [Read more...] about eBook Cover Tools, Software and Services
CVV2 – What is it? Why Do I need it?
CVV2 is a Method of Credit Card Fraud Prevention for Online Ordering. The customer verification number (CVV2) is a number printed on your card to reduce the potential for fraudulent use. This number is not pressed into the card like the expiration date, or the actual card number, making it difficult for someone to obtain it from credit card imprints or receipts. By … [Read more...] about CVV2 – What is it? Why Do I need it?
Pipeline PCI Compliance Annual Fees Charged Repeatedly
Sometimes when dealing with processing companies you have to wonder if it's really worth accepting credit cards. Saeler Enterprises has been putting off changing from Pipeline to anyone else for some time, mainly because I didn't want to spend the time jumping through hoops, providing financial data, writing and proofing return policies. Unfortunately it looks like it … [Read more...] about Pipeline PCI Compliance Annual Fees Charged Repeatedly