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Cobbler’s Kids Have No Shoes

You know the old saying… and old excuse. I’ve been putting off posting to the blog because I’ve been busy. Or, because I had other things to do. Or… All of these excuses are lame. If there’s value in doing something, like posting to your blog, then it deserves as much attention as any other …

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Ribbon Cutting

Our ribbon cutting with the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce went over very well… thanks to Launa for all she did to set it up, to Amy, Mary and McKenzie at the Chamber, and to Tim, Frank and of course Susan at Media Development for coming through with little things I’d forgotten — like a …

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Prior Prep = Faster, Better, Cheaper Website

Want a great website that does what you what it to? And that’s up and running quickly? And don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for it? Easy — prepare BEFORE you talk to a Web developer like me. Below are several things to consider before you call me (or another developer)… see …

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Website Video at Little Cost

One of the great things about the Web these days is that the vast majority of us have access to a fast connection. The days of dial-up are over. What’s that mean for small businesses? Simple — it’s time to get your product, service or brand into a video on your website. The costs to …

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WILA Social Media Presentation

I was fortunate to be asked to speak about social media to the Western Illinois Leadership Academy last Friday, April 9th. Sponsors included the University of Illinois Extension’s Adams/Brown Unit, DOT Foods and John Wood Community College. Thanks to all the attendees for their time, questions and thoughts, and to Laura Hyde, Karla Metz, and …

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Transparency is Profitable

Have you seen this at your company (or nonprofit)? That the more open you are, the better your returns? I’m experimenting with this with Webcentric… you can see my rates and package prices here, my office AND cell phone numbers here, my bio & picture here, and where I’ll be here. Now, I’m not saying …

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Debit Cards & the Web

ATM cards changed everything. No more rushing to the bank before closing on Friday to get cash for the weekends. When debit cards came along, everything changed again. Now carrying cash at all became an option. Going to another city, state or even country doesn’t mean a wallet or purse full of $20 bills or …

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