Easy Speed Boost for Your WordPress Site

Did you know you could give your WordPress site a significant speed boost by enabling GZIP compression? GZIP is a method for compressing files, making them smaller in file size, and therefore faster to deliver across a network connection. You know those storage bags...

Does Google still care about keywords, or not?

Today we're talking about keywords. To be specific, we're talking about the meta keywords found in the <head> section of your web pages (highlighted in yellow below): On a WordPress site, you get these keywords into that spot through the use of an SEO plugin....

4 Ways to Reduce Content Creation Overwhelm

Content creation overwhelm is real. It takes a great deal of time and work to produce a steady stream of high quality content. You can easily get stressed and start to feel burned out. Aside from the usual stress reduction techniques (exercise, meditation, music or...

Are You Working Smart or Working Hard?

That’s a good question, isn’t it? We get so wrapped up in what we do day in and day out to grow our business that we forget to stop and take a look at what we’re doing from time to time. Think about everything you’ve done today that’s been work related. Get out a...

Your Target Market Is…?

Knowing who is in your target market can be one of the most difficult concepts for a business owner to wrap their head around. It is easy to get this confused with who you think your target market is. They are not always the same group. If you run an online business,...

Handling That *&#%! Customer

by Nancy Bird As a business owner, you try to practice that old adage - the customer is always right - no matter how wrong that customer really is. You put on your smile, bite your tongue, and do your very best handling that customer. But what really happens with this...

Balance in Business: Be Responsible, Take a Risk

In business, as in life, it’s all about balance. To have balance in business, you need to be able to walk the fine line between too much and not enough in order to achieve success. Luckily, it is fairly easy to develop a natural sense of balance when it comes to your...

Competition Is Necessary

Competition is necessary and part of life. Throughout our lives, we compete with others and ourselves. In our personal lives, we compete for companionship, we compete in sports activities, we compete with the person in front of us trying to grab whatever it is we want...

January 2016 – Cheers to You!

It's my pleasure to congratulate - and thank, for allowing me to assist - these great people for the projects they launched in January. The best part of my business is working with truly creative people on a mission to make a difference for others. You guys rock!...

My 3 Words for 2016

For the last 11 New Years running, Chris Brogan has chosen 3 words to guide his actions and decisions during the coming year. I find that MUCH MORE palatable (and less disappointing) than declaring resolutions, so I've decided to choose (and make public) my 3 words...

7 Business Statistics to Know and Understand

Small business owners are great at creating products and services. This is because entrepreneurs are "idea people" at their core. Some are even great at developing an initial customer base. Unfortunately, many business owners don't know the crucial ins and outs of...