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A graphics primer

Part 1: Design elements Graphic design As entrepreneurs or business owners, we all need to have graphics done from time to time. Having a professional graphic artist instead of using your own support staff or trying to do it on your own, can be the difference between an amateurish brochure that will end up in the recycle bin or something that really grabs the reader’s interest and is worth keeping.

Website promotion tips

Entrepreneurs of all industries have websites, but many business owners have no idea how to draw attention to them. While certain marketing like SEO (search engine optimization) is best left to professionals, you can do some things on your own to help put your website on the map. Some of these suggestions may seem like no-brainers, however business owners are not always well versed in the ways of self promotion.

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SEO insights

SEO (search engine optimization) remains a mystery to many entrepreneurs and website owners. In truth, it’s rather simple. Search engine optimization is a way to help Google, Bing Yahoo and others find and classify your website. By improving your SEO, your website can rise in the rankings. Without paying attention to it, your site may sink like a rock. Using social media You can help your SEO by adding a link

Bad Date!

Have you had a horrific date? We are currently looking for people to interview about their worst date for a project. Fill out our contact form if you are interested in participating.

Twitter tips

Microblogging with Twitter is a fast way to get your message to a large audience. Messages move at the speed of light. Often times headlines that have not yet hit other news media can be found on Twitter. Here are some handy tips that will help you get the most out of this social media platform. One of the best examples of putting Twitter to use is a food truck.

What would you do?

Last week I found myself in an awkward situation. Maybe you have been there a time or two yourself. Here is my story… This morning I am sitting in Starbucks for the second time waiting for someone who has not shown up. It is my second attempt on an appointment with this person and getting together was his idea. He seemed rather embarrassed when I talked to him after he

Freedom of speech

In the wake of the events of the past few weeks, many people throughout the world are realizing just how precious the right to freedom of speech is. As Americans, we sometimes take this right for granted. Between the terror events in France and the Sony movie The Interview, we are now seeing how some other people view our freedom. In my business, I have the opportunity to write about a

How do you telecommute when the “tele” is not working?

I found myself in a bit of a dilemma yesterday when my &#%$ cable/internet/phone went out right in the middle of a phone call with a client. With a large deadline looming, I was in a panic. It seems that every time I do have a problem with my internet, it happens during a big deadline. What to do… I refer to my neighborhood Starbucks my “branch office.” The branch

Dealing with the computer illiterate

Yesterday I had a meeting with a prospective client about setting up a website. He is a very nice man, but really had no idea what a website does or why he should have one. He never thought about it before because he doesn’t really use a computer. I see less and less of this type of person. Most people, even many of my relatives over the age of 80,

Perspectives

This is off topic, but I want to share… Today I visited a Baltimore City civil trial involving someone suing a bar after a family member was beaten to death back in 2010. I have nothing to do with the case except knowing an attorney who is involved, but since I love reading crime novels and watching cop shows I thought it might be interesting. The man responsible for the

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