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Offering Value

Offering Value November 2018   In addition to what they pay for, what value do you offer your clients? Do you go above and beyond what they expect from you? There are lots of things you can do that give extra value to your clients and prospects. Monthly newsletters Do you send a newsletter with useful information? Newsletters are a simple way to keep your name in front of your clients

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Dealing with emails

As a business owner, I’m sure you get a ton of emails every day just like I do. Keeping up with emails can take a good chunk of time every day. Dealing with the junk The first thing I do is clear out the junk. I set up rules (which you can do on a Mac) to send mail from spammers to my junk or trash folder and they’re gone

Dangerous spam

        Lately there has been a lot of talk about hacking. Criminals are getting into corporate databases and getting people’s email addresses or even credit card information. For those hackers who get your email, they may send you something that can wreak havoc on your life. We’ve all received suspicious emails without knowing whether to open them or not. If you’re in doubt, do not click on

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Typography – Part 2 of A Graphics Primer

A graphics primer for the novice Part 2: Typography This time we’ll discuss typography. In Part 1, we delved into the graphics of graphic design. This time let’s take a look at the text. The words are so much more than simply typing out what you want to say. Here are some important elements of typography. Leading Also called line spacing, can change the look and feel of a piece. In grad school

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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

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Keep it Simple 

My mom used to call me the queen of the simple sentence – I thought I was simply being concise. As a senior in college I worked for a tv station and wrote for the 11:00 news. In only 15-20 seconds, I had to relate my story. That’s a mere 4-6 sentences. In the world of social media, being the queen of the simple sentence can be a good thing.

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