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What is a SSL Certificate... and Do I Need One?

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Breanne Sagen 1 4224 Article rating: 5.0
Alright, all of you tech geniuses out there -you butt out of this one.  This is for those of us who are still learning.  Back to the basics here. If you have a business, (of course that would mean you also have a website for your business...ahem) this is something you need to know.  So what exactly is a SSL Certificate and do you need one for your website?  Well, I'll tell you.

This is MY Domain

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Breanne Sagen 0 2647 Article rating: No rating
DOMAIN NAMES! I’m yelling because it’s super important. Picking the right domain name for your site means a lot, and people will notice –or not notice for that matter.  Here are a few tips to (hopefully) steer you in the right direction.  Or, if you’d like, you can completely ignore everything I say and hope for  the best.  The choice is yours.  In the meantime, take a gander at my tips.

More Bang for Your Buck

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Breanne Sagen 0 2877 Article rating: No rating

For the real people of the world, for the we're not exactly what you'd call millionaires, for the small business owners, for the just starting out-ers: Get Your Money’s Worth!  If you only have $20 to bring to the grocery store, don’t walk in and grab a box of $20 gourmet cookies and walk out.  You don’t have any milk to dip those cookies in, the cookies have nuts and you don’t even like nuts, and for the record –they don’t even taste good.  Your mission was not a success.  On the flip side of that coin, don’t walk in and grab 20 items from the dollar section either.  You don’t need a tiny rubber spatula or mini slinky that will get tangled before you leave the store.  Get what you need.

New Year's Resolutions

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Breanne Sagen 1 2944 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:

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