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Keep Calm and Try Gutenberg

Keep Calm and Try Gutenberg

You might have noticed this message asking you to try Gutenberg when you logged into your WordPress site recently. It was added with the 4.8.9 update to WordPress. (You are current on your updates, right?!) It's a notice that the new Gutenberg editor is coming soon,...

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Don’t do this to your subscribers!

Don’t do this to your subscribers!

(Fair warning - this is a pet peeve of mine. And it happened again yesterday.) I was scrolling through my Facebook feed yesterday morning, when an article about using your own images in your marketing caught my attention. I clicked through to the article and read it -...

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Use GZIP Compression for an Easy Speed Boost

Use GZIP Compression for an Easy Speed Boost

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...

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Are You Working Smart or Working Hard?

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...

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Your Target Market Is…?

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,...

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Handling That *&#%! Customer

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...

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Competition Is Necessary

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...

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