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Know Your Strengths – Delegate Your Website

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Kate Gingold 0 2695 Article rating: No rating
American history is chock-full of rugged pioneers who take pride in doing it all on their own. That independent spirit continues today from Kickstarter entrepreneurs to DIY hardware stores to home-made wedding crafts on Pinterest. But trying to wear the web developer hat could actually hurt your business.

Back-to-Basics Marketing Plan

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Kate Gingold 2 2716 Article rating: 5.0

Twitter and Facebook ads, content marketing, search engine optimization – with so many evolving options to consider, it’s easy to get caught up in the details and lose focus on the bigger picture. Are you sabotaging your business because you aren’t properly prepared to make marketing decisions?

2014 End of The Year Wrap Up!

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Breanne Bannon 0 3136 Article rating: 5.0

As 2014 winds to a close, let’s take a look back before jumping into 2015! We pumped out an article at least every other week for you the whole year through. Let’s glance back at the top 10 DIY Sprocket Solution articles of 2014. Just like last year folks –see the ones you missed, the ones you loved, and the ones we really had no clue would become so popular.


2013 End of The Year Wrap Up!

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Breanne Bannon 0 3632 Article rating: No rating
Well, this is the last DIY Sprocket Solutions of 2013. We’re wrapping up this year and diving into 2014 pretty quick here. Let’s have a look back at the top 10 DIY Sprocket Solution articles of 2013 –see the ones you missed, the ones you loved, and the ones we really had no clue would become so popular.

When is it Time to Redesign Your Website?

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Breanne Bannon 0 5588 Article rating: No rating

There comes a time in every person’s life when they’ve got to ask themselves –is it time to redesign my website?  That may not actually be true.  The truth is, however, that if you DO have a website and if you ARE invested in it –it is worth a second look every now and then to see if there is actually need to shake things up a bit.  This could be anything from swapping out colors, to changing your whole theme.  Maybe your little spokesperson is a brunette, but you heard blondes have more fun.  Whatever your reasoning, if you are asking yourself if it’s time to redesign, here are a few pieces to look at that may need a little tweaking, moving, and shaking.

Why Go Mobile?

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Breanne Bannon 0 3426 Article rating: No rating

Let’s say you’ve taken my advice by now, you’ve got a successfully running website that is driving traffic to your business. Perfect! Now, let’s talk about taking that next step.  You might be saying to yourself: What’s the point in going mobile? People can still bring me up on their phones if they are searching for me on the internet… To that I would promptly pick you up and shake you. OK, maybe I wouldn’t go that far.  But the appearance of your website is pretty important. Both on AND off the computer. So when a customer visits your site on their phone, if it’s all scattered around, hard to maneuver, or full of information that’s probably not useful to them on the go, they are going to move on.  Their thumbs can only take so much browsing on those tiny screens.  It’s 2013, let’s catch up with the times.  There are hundreds of millions of mobile phone users in the U.S. alone. About 9 out of 10 have access to the internet on their phones. What are you doing to win them over?

My Adventures With UI

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Breanne Bannon 0 3578 Article rating: No rating

I wanted to take some time today to talk to everyone about my challenges with anything computer oriented.  I know, it’s crazy; I work on a computer all day long.  You should know this about me: from time to time I will google: [insert techy concept here] for dummies.  It goes without being said, I have several face palm moments a week.  A few weeks ago, I was asked to help develop a blog about User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX).  For those of you out there going, “Yes, go on.  Everyone knows what UI/UX is.” … just hold your horses.  And for the rest of you, “Isn’t UI a urinary infection?” people; this one is for you.

To DIY or not to DIY...That is one of several questions.

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Breanne Bannon 0 3893 Article rating: No rating

The wonderful world of websites is a lot of things, ‘impossible’ is not one of them.  So, you’re in the market for a website and you’re not sure what route to take?  Well, that’s no cause for panic.  A totally personalized from the ground up, fits like you wish your favorite jeans would fit, brimming with all the bells and whistles kind of site might be what you’re dreaming of, but not necessarily what your dusty wallet can afford.  First off, that’s OK.  Your business is not going to end.  You can unpack the getaway car, there’s no need to run.  You can DIY.  I repeat, you can DIY.

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