Category Archives: Small Business

Holiday time is knocking on the door.
You should be too!

We don’t mean knocking on an actual door. If you’re not already knee deep in it, it is definitely time to be putting some serious thought into your holiday promotions and one idea is to build an email-delivered brochure. With … Continue reading

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How much does a website cost?

How much does a website cost? I am frequently asked this question. I like to answer it with another question: How much does a house cost? I don’t say this to be flip or sarcastic. I say it as a … Continue reading

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White Roofing launches redesigned site

We are pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned website for White Roofing Company! Based in Fairfield, White Roofing Company has been providing commercial and residential roofing services in the Birmingham area since 1927. This family-owned business knows how … Continue reading

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Terminology, trust, and getting what you pay for

Have you ever felt like you got “rooked” in a business transaction, especially when you didn’t understand the terminology? I have. When I was younger, my car died on me one evening. After the standard shouting and swearing, I had … Continue reading

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An economical solution

We created Garden Shop of Homewood’s website several years ago, when WordPress was still thought of as a blogging platform. All they needed was a 5 page brochure-ware site to send folks for contact information, store times, and a little … Continue reading

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Finishing Touches by Jan launches new site created by Deluxe Interactive Services!

We are proud to announce the launch of finishingtouchesbyjan.com, the new website for Jan Roberts’ finishing business. The site is WordPress-based (of course) with a custom theme developed in-house by DIS. The focus of the site is Jan’s finishing work, … Continue reading

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Pinterest for business, part deux

You’ll want to go directly to business.pinterest.com to set up a site specifically for businesses. You’ll be presented with a “Join as a Business” button. There are also links to learn about Pinterest but if you want to jump in … Continue reading

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Is Pinterest a good option for your business?

According to Pinterest, “Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing the things you love.” Seems like a great thing for hobbies, crafts, trip planning and such. The way it works is you “pin” an image or video from a … Continue reading

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WordPress sites face hacking threat — and what to do about it

As you may or may not have heard, this past week saw a significant number of hacking attempts on WordPress-based websites. That’s the bad news. The good news is: 1) A quick check of our client sites showed that no … Continue reading

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What small business should do in a gift economy

Share your knowledge with the public! We are entering what Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? and Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live, refers to as a “gift economy”. According … Continue reading

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