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Travel to #DNNWorld

DNNWorld 2011

James Nagy 0 2086 Article rating: No rating

A couple of months ago Don and I were making our travel arrangements to get to #DNNWorld in Orlando, FL. Since he is in Chicago and I am in Bakersfield it takes a bit of coordinating to get a travel schedule in sync. For me it was a rather normal day of travel steps to get to Orlando. I hopped a USAirways plane in Bakersfield heading to Phoenix and then after a short layover...

Wooing Web-Savvy Shoppers

Kate Gingold 0 2226 Article rating: No rating

Yes, the Christmas displays at the mall were set up already weeks ago, but now that Halloween is officially behind us the holiday shopping season begins in earnest.

The Internet can help your business rack up new sales. And it can rob you of sales, too. Are you doing what you can to attract new customers while keeping the old?

Website Horror Stories

Kate Gingold 0 1936 Article rating: 5.0

In honor of the Halloween season, we'd like to share some terrifying tales that happened to some perfectly ordinary business owners before they became our clients. Like any good horror story, the scariest part is that you've heard about frightening events like these happening to people you know. In fact, these horrible things could happen to you!

So turn down the brightness button on your monitor, huddle up with your marketing manager, and prepare to be terrified!

Who Likes Turning Away Clients?

Kate Gingold 0 2074 Article rating: No rating

We, and many of our friends, were once fledgling entrepreneurs with huge dreams and teeny-tiny budgets. In those early days we shopped for price and bartered for services so we really empathize with the struggling start-up who comes to us asking for website assistance.

But the correct business decision would be to turn these folks away and we just couldn’t. We had to find a way to help.

Struggles with a Hard Drive failure - 2011

Why a good backup strategy is important.

James Nagy 0 4971 Article rating: No rating

I would like to think that I run a fairly well organized reliable configuration for my main production machine and for the last four years things have been mostly stable.  Sure I had a blow out of my video card a couple of years ago, but I wasn’t really worried about my data then.  I run a nice Mac Pro configuration that I have updated over the years.  A 240Gb SSD boot drive that makes things nice and quick.  A 1Tb main hard drive that just held my user folder and a 250Gb time machine disk that kept my important stuff backed up.  I am a Dropbox user so all of my documents are really stored in the cloud and I use IMAP email so they are stored in the cloud as well.  Yea cloud…

So there it was the dreaded spinning beach ball…

This Is Social Media Week!

Kate Gingold 0 2232 Article rating: No rating

Not just one of those made-up-for-marketing-purposes "holidays," Social Media Week is a biannual, world-wide event for everyone from beginners to experts.

Take a look at what’s scheduled here in Chicago, or see what’s happening in more than a dozen cities around the globe.  You can even listen to educational sessions live from the comfort of your own desk throughout the week.

Events like this get you educated, energized and empowered! But then next week comes and you start questioning: Is social media really worth my effort?

The Case for Digital Sharecropping

Kate Gingold 0 2533 Article rating: No rating

Attributed to Nicholas Carr five years ago, the term "digital sharecropping" has once again been a topic of discussion in recent weeks. Seems sort of appropriate since this year is the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, a time in our history when sharecropping was most prevalent.

Comparing sharecroppers of the 1860's to digital sharecroppers of today is an interesting exercise with some conclusions that may surprise you.

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