Do you remember what interviews were like before this mega-digital age? Advice included printing out multiple copies of your resume, dressing to impress, and arriving 30 minutes early. The world of email and “come as you are” may seemed to have changed that standard advice, but maybe not….
I bet you’ve noticed this, that the largest, most heavily visited websites have apps. In that case, smaller businesses are probably wondering if they should get an app to stay competitive. We’ve been talking about this around our office, why a small business should have an app, and here are my thoughts…
Oftentimes your website design might be spot on, but Google still has trouble finding, indexing, and ranking it. When you perform a Google search, Google’s programs check their index to determine the most relevant search results to be given to you. They do this by crawling and indexing, and I’ve included definitions for these terms below.
Customer feedback can be one of your greatest resources when it comes to not only your website, but your business in general. Asking your customers questions helps you gather ideas, suggestions, and accountability about how you’re doing. I’ve been thinking of all the questions we ask clients when they come in for design meetings, and here are the questions that I think are important to ask:
Do I actually need a website for my small business? Would it actually help me in the long run? Can it truly bring in more revenue or help me network myself?
Ever asked yourself these questions? You are certainly not alone. And in my opinion, I think the answer to all these questions is ‘Yes.’ Websites are sources of information, providing helpful tools and resources for users. A website can help expand your business, enlightening the world about who you are and what you offer. A website is your 24/7 businessman, and when designed and built well, can bring you great success (in my opinion).
Everyone is different. Some work better when under pressure, others get stressed out easily and love spacious deadlines. I, Chelsea, work wonderfully if I have a proper amount of time to work on a large project, but not well if the first time I’m hearing about it is at 8am and it’s due by 10am. I don’t work terribly well under that kind of pressure. It flusters me, and I’m bound to make far more mistakes and be stressed out the entire time. I need plenty of time to brainstorm, time to create and then re-create.
Technology now makes it easy to access your information anywhere you go on a multitude of devices. Everything is synced up and at your fingertips in a way that is both convenient and dangerous. This makes it far easier for a cyber-thief to access your information, but there are ways to make yourself safe, even as you enjoy the benefits of this latest technology.
If you are any kind of creative mind, you know about creative blocks. It’s like writer’s block, only in my (Chelsea’s) opinion, it can seem a little more frustrating. Here are some methods for breaking through the madness of a creative block.