Business Is A Lot Like A Puzzle

Big Announcement – I am teaming up with the Women’s Business Center of Central Minnesota to coach business owners affected by COVID-19 “The test of courage comes when we are in the minority” Ralph W. Sackman Being a small business owner is not something most people do.  It can feel a little lonely from time

How do I respond to an RFP?

Hello fellow business owners, entrepreneurs, and friends.  How are you doing?  I have been thinking about the people in my life a lot this past month. 

Adrift In Life? Where Do You WANT To Land Your Boat?

“NEVER GIVE UP – Life doesn’t always go the way we plan or would wish. Sometimes we are paddling up stream as hard as we can and yet, there seems to be no progress. It may be just a few more strokes and we will have the breakthrough. Today, keep on trying and you’ll find

That Wasn’t In My Business Plan

I had this whole great newsletter planned for March.  I was so excited I was going to tell you all about co-hosting a podcast, new websites and becoming a certified life coach in long detail.  There, now I did tell you about it, in short detail.  

Just Say “NO” to Domain Name Letters In The Mail

Let’s talk about something I take for granted that everyone knows and I am sorry that I did that.  This is a really important topic.  Just because I have been around website building for a long time, doesn’t mean that everyone else has.  I was reminded of this recently when I business friend handed me

Why I DON’T Recommend Website Pop-Ups

Pop-ups

This conversation comes up often when working with clients. They may have had one on their old websites or they have just returned from a conference and were told that they are amazing or they have a friend who says they need to have one. What I’m talking about is pop-ups. On occasion, pop-ups have

Facebook Jail and How to Avoid It

Facebook Jail and How to Avoid It

When using social media, everything runs pretty smoothly (for the most part). However, something that I never thought too much about when assisting clients with social media is, “What if something goes wrong?” With any technology, something can go wrong. A webpage might not load or connect, social media might not be sending posts properly,

Industry Perspectives – Manufacturing

When creating a website, it’s always a good idea to look at companies in your industry and figure out what they are doing right. The front page of a website is like a cover of a book. Although people say, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, too often we do. That is why you

5 Website Tips for Manufacturing Companies

When building websites and developing a digital presence, in the manufacturing industry, it’s important to determine who your customers are and how to reach them. The core basics on any marketing plan. However, when building a website and digital presence for a manufacturing company that does mostly business-to-business (B2B) sales, there are some key items