Facebook Page For Business – Part 1

How to create a Facebook page for your small business & What to do with it So you have realized the value of creating a Facebook page and building a community of brand advocates to help you grow your small business.  Now what? What is the easiest way to create an awesome Facebook page, get…

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411.ca Review – A review for advertisers from a former advertiser

I normally like to write articles that help people start and grow their small business. I hate to leave negative reviews because I have worked in many service positions in the past. I know how unreasonable customers can be, and sometimes they leave negative reviews that are not really deserved. I took some time to…

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Churn and Burn SEO – Why Cheap SEO Sucks

I was speaking to a client recently who I was recommending SEO (Search Engine Optimization) services to. He informed me that while he trusted me, he was concerned why my prices for SEO services seemed so expensive. He said that he is called or emailed every week about this, and the few times he bothered…

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Why is web design so expensive ?!?

  Have you ever contacted a web designer for a quote and quickly became discouraged because the expectation was set that you would have to pay thousands of dollars for a simple web site? Have you ever seen designers offer the same web design services for $100-$300? The cost of having someone make a web site…

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SEO London Ontario

SEO London Ontario I am lucky. I stumbled into the SEO industry over 7 years ago when I created my first niche content web site. In 2004, I wrote an article that aimed to show students how they could save money on their post secondary textbooks. I then used the skills I learned in an…

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Hungry Muppet Eats Another Muppet on Google Home Page

Who doesn’t love the muppets? The characters have brought entertainment and joy for children and their parents for decades… but I never trusted some of them. In any event, when I noticed that Google did a Doodle of the muppets for their logo in celebration of Jim Henson’s 75th birthday, I had a nice moment…

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You no longer have an excuse for not having a web site

I have heard a laundry list of reasons to why people don’t have a web site. The three most common reasons are: 1)      I don’t think my business needs a web site. 2)      I have someone who is going to do it for free/cheap when they find the time. 3)      I can’t afford a web…

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A Breifing on QR Codes

I just returned from the Small Business Centre 25th anniversary celebration. Rick Lambert gave a good presentation on social media to a crowd who I hope was listening to what he had to say. Even with a top notch keynote speaker, a different moment of the evening sticks out it my mind. I met Michael,…

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Opening a business in Ontario is easy!

 So you have an idea for a business you want to start. You talked about it with some friends and family and are really getting excited about opening your very own business. The idea is solid. Your business plan could probably use improvement, but there is a plan there somewhere. Now how exactly does one…

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Research For Affordable Marketing Methods III – Coupons

Research For Affordable Marketing Methods III – Coupons Remember the days when using coupons was considered frugal or uncool? Unlike pogs, pet rocks, and parachute pants… this trend is gaining momentum. Big time. This is why talking about coupons and various coupon related services will be the feature for the next article in my series…

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