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12 Effective Features for Your Lead Converting Website

By Sam Sierra | May 10, 2018
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Having a website is a huge step in the right direction for marketing your business, but it doesn’t end there! It’s so much more than driving traffic to your site. How do you develop that buyer-seller relationship? It’s time to address lead conversion. Now that the world has access to your goods and services, ask yourself, what can I do to get more than just a hit, click, or like on my site? Here are…

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7 Ted Talks You Need to Watch to be Successful in Small Business

By Danielle Henslee | April 27, 2018
Ted Talks for entrepreneurs and people who want to change the world

There are countless Ted Talks for small business that I have used as springboards for new ideas and deeper motivation. But for now, here is a Ted Talk for each day of the week to motivate you to do more with yourself and your small business; to empower you to see the hidden potential that is waiting to be unearthed; and to change the way you do business for the good of all. #1: Tim…

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Discover How Social Media Marketing Can Boost Your Business

By Sam Sierra | April 18, 2018
Broad Reach in Social Media Marketing

Social media has carved out an unexpected name for itself in marketing over the last few years as a hyper-efficient platform for your advertising campaigns. With traditional advertising, there is no guarantee that people will see or hear the your newspaper, TV or radio ad or that they will actually be interested in what you’re offering. This is because you can’t control the audience targeting, whereas with social media you can. Here’s a basic guide…

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How to Know Which Social Media Your Growing Business Should Use

By Danielle Henslee | April 5, 2018
What Kind of Social Media Should my Business Use?

You know that you need to be on social media. But, you haven’t found the answer for “What kind of social media should my business use!?!” Knowing which social media platforms to use to drive your business goals forward comes down to understanding  1) where your audience is at and 2) how much time you have to invest in social media. Do you already know that? Skip to 3 helpful tips for getting started with social…

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How to Update Your Website with a Handy Checklist

By Sam Sierra | March 27, 2018
How to Update Your Website with a Handy Checklist

Of course, simply having a website isn’t enough. It has to be maintained and kept current to remain relevant in the eyes of consumers and web crawlers alike. Regardless of your dedication to customer support or how outstanding your products or services may be, failure to revise certain aspects continually seen by the public could negatively affect your business before potential customers even consider giving you a chance. You’re a customer care champion, and this…

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5 Free Tools That Will Help Your Business Work Smarter (Video)

By Sarah Perry | March 9, 2018
5 Free Business Tools

If you’ve owned, run, or worked for a small business you know there is a laundry list of things that need to be done, checked, monitored, cleaned and more every day, week, month, year. But with the constant need to get more customers and run the business time is limited for other things, making research for new tools and systems a near pipe dream. You want to make things better and find better solutions to…

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Committing to New Business: 7 Reasons to Update Your Logo

By Sam Sierra | March 6, 2018
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Your logo is the face of your business—the very symbol that draws customers in and gives a snapshot of your overall mission. A logo is the ultimate status symbol for your company and serves as perhaps the most powerful marketing message for any brand. With that said, there may come a time where your logo simply doesn’t represent your company to its fullest potential. Think of your brand as you would a person who evolves…

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A Day in the Life of the Employees at Third Angle

By Danielle Henslee | February 21, 2018
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It’s another Monday and the door bells sing as Randy unlocks the office doors, flicks on the lights, and boots up the computers throughout our homey workspace. The third item on his agenda is to brew the first of his cinnamon infused coffees. Marilyn and Sarah saunter in soon after. The first thing Sarah notices is the sound of footsteps on the treadmill and then her nose catches a whiff of Randy’s fresh brew. Marilyn…

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How to Have a Successful Small Business Marketing Campaign

By Danielle Henslee | February 13, 2018
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As one beloved influencer, Paul Jarvis, put it “You don’t hate marketing, you hate what you think marketing is.” To many, this fits all to well. There you are, working hard to grow and make your company a success, when in reality you end up feeling like you’ve willingly tossed all that hard earned cash out the window. via GIPHY This isn’t a good feeling, ever. Businesses, nowadays, get information so fast and loose that…

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5 Reasons Google is Penalizing Your Website and How to Fix It.

By Danielle Henslee | January 26, 2018
5 reasons google is penalizing your website and how to fix them

Google is refining the quality of its search results. Algorithmic penalties stem from the changes that Google makes each year to continue providing users with better search results. For example, when Google’s Penguin update was released 6 years ago, over 3% of search queries were affected. When there are literally a trillion searches per day, 3% is a big deal. RankBrain, which was pushed into effect in 2015, now takes ambiguous search terms and uses…

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How to Ensure Your Website is Safe from Intruders

By Sarah Perry | January 18, 2018
How to Ensure Your Website is Safe from Hackers

The term hacker brings images of someone sitting in a dimly lit room with a dark hoodie and a computer that resembles something from the Matrix movies. Ironically, most hackers are not even human at all, but the Matrix itself. These byte-sized intruders are commonly simple AI bots created by some hipster kid in a Starbucks to wreak havoc. A comforting thought, right? What’s even more surprising is the reason they’re targeting your website. Why? Simply because it’s…

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3 Branding Strategies for the 2017 Holiday Season

By Sarah Perry | September 21, 2017
Branding Tips for the Holiday Season

With school starting, it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming Holiday season and how you are going to prepare your marketing efforts to help your business. Halloween and Thanksgiving might be between most winter holidays and now, but if your business relies heavily on them for more sales and revenue, you will want to start working on your marketing now so that everything is ready on time. The last thing you want to do…

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Online vs Print: What Font Designs Will Work Best for My Marketing Campaign?

By Sarah Perry | September 21, 2017
Picking Fonts for Marketing Campaigns

When you are designing a marketing campaign, it is important to select the right type of font for use in the ads. You want the ads to be easy to read, but also to convey the right style and message to your target audience. These are things that your choice of font can enhance — or hurt. This holds true for online and print marketing campaigns: a font that works for print ads won’t necessarily…

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3 Reasons Your Website (and Business) Can’t Survive Without an SSL [+Video]

By Sarah Perry | September 18, 2017
3 Reasons Your Website (and Business) Can’t Survive Without an SSL

How Seriously Do You Take Safety? Imagine for a moment that you are on a crowded city street. You’re looking for a way into a building that you’ve never visited before and you notice two entrances. One is brightly lit with a glass revolving door and a security guard inside. The other is a steel door in a poorly lit back alley. Which entrance would you feel more comfortable using? We’re guessing you picked the…

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