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New Year's Resolutions

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Breanne Bannon 1 4640 Article rating: No rating

That time of year has rolled around again.  The holidays are in full swing.  We’ve stuffed ourselves to the gills over and over the past two months and now, as we loosen another belt notch and try to squeeze into our new clothes that just fit last week, we make a couple resolutions.  We start each year with high hopes for the changes that we believe we can make in ourselves.  We resolve for more dieting, more exercise, working harder, studying more, spending more quality time with family, etc. etc. etc.  What about your business resolutions?  What are you going to do this year that’s going to help your business get that little extra boost it needs?  I’ve got a few ideas if you’re not quite sold yet on what your business resolution should be:

Celebrating Social Media

Merry Christmas from your friends at Sprocket Websites! Here’s a little fun for the holidays.

Kate Gingold 0 3204 Article rating: No rating

Social Media exploded because people like being connected to each other. That’s all the marketing talk we plan to share today because, like you, we’re busy connecting with family and friends away from the office.

We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday and all the best in the coming new year.

In fact, we’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas in song! Just click on the link to see the little Sprocket elves dance around Santa’s workshop.

Enjoy your socializing!     Sprocket Elves!

Be Connected

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This article has been updated on 7/10/2019 with the article entitled "Why Mom and Pop Shops Should be Marketing in the Digital World"

Most people who are reading this post are doing several other things at once.  You’re checking your email, you’re surfing the web, you might actually be getting a bit of work done.  You are connected.  This article goes out to all outside of this virtual world, each person who might be a little less than connected.

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

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Breanne Bannon 0 4672 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.

Henry County Energizes their Web Presence

Content Management Contains Costs

Kate Gingold 0 6231 Article rating: No rating
Henry County, Illinois may be known for the recent wind energy project within their boundaries, but staffers are producing their own “cloud energy” with help from Sprocket Websites.
Committed to getting government communications and resources into the hands of their constituents, Henry County stores information “in the cloud” for both citizens and staff to access at www.henrycty.com.

Elegante Salons Celebrate with New Website

Transforming with a New Skin

Kate Gingold 0 6083 Article rating: 5.0
While Elegante Salons and Day Spas recently enjoyed congratulations for 40 years in business, Kay Smith and her husband Dale are already looking forward to the future by launching a new look for their website at www.elegantesalons-spas.com. The Smiths have long worked with Naperville web developers Sprocket Website who were delighted to create a fresh new look and functionality for Elegante.


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Breanne Bannon 0 5497 Article rating: 5.0
This article has been updated on 5/15/2019 with the article entitled "NetWORKing: The Most Powerful Business Tool"

Networking is work, let’s face it.  If you’re new to the game, you’re walking into a room full of strangers and trying to sell your business.  In reality, you’re trying to sell yourself.  You are the face of what you’re representing.  Therefore, you’ve got to network confidently and often.  It’s OK, wipe off your sweaty palms and listen in.  The first time I went to a networking event I was more than slightly terrified.  I’m not a shy person by any means; so, I can only imagine what it would be like if I were.  I felt a small victory every time I exchanged a business card.  My total count for the end of the night?  About 6.  Laugh away, but I felt a rush of confidence after that event.  I think the idea of walking into a room full of people you don’t know and having to approach each one of them is more than a little unnerving.  One thing that I don’t doubt, however, is that networking is invaluable.  It is an amazing tool for small businesses to meet the community, find other businesses who might be able to use their services, and make their name recognizable.  Word of mouth and a face to a name is a powerful tool in the business world; connections often prove priceless.   So, I say to you –chin up, head high, gather your wits, and say hello.

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