Is your small business on cloud 9 or in cloud cuckoo land?

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In this article I’m going to talk about how you back up your important documents, spreadsheets, photographs etc. As a small business owner you will have found by now that you accrue a surprising amount of paper documents, electronic documents and emails most of which you had no idea were important right up to the time you actually need them and realised they were, in fact, vital!  You probably also have some form of backing these up (you do, don’t … Read More

Facebook pages for business and organisations

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A warning for Facebook business users Facebook and many Facebook users take a dim view of a business or organisation masquerading as an individual.  What I mean is that it’s quite possible to create a personal Facebook account where “Grassmedia” is your first name, “Web” your middle name and “Design” is your surname.  Don’t do it because Facebook is likely to close your account without much warning and you will lose all your ‘Friends’, shares and ‘likes’.  Not only that but … Read More

When cheap isn’t cheap …

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A brief guide to buying a website for small businesses These days pretty much anyone can get a website on-line very quickly and cheaply but it’s good to be aware of the potential pitfalls and risks.  This brief article is designed to be a heads-up for small business owners operating on a small or non-existent budget and is based upon lessons learned by some of our customers who have gone down the wrong road and regretted it later. To put … Read More

SEO Unplugged

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SEO, or Search Engine Optimisation, is big business and has made a lot of people a lot of money over the years.  SEO is sold heavily by specialist companies small and large the world over and this article lifts the lid on the mystique and secrets of the trade in what many would like you to think is a black art. SEO is all about maximising the chances of your website appearing high in search engine listings.  In this article … Read More

Trip advisor

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…a double-edged sword for small businesses? In the days before the world wide web, it was said that an unhappy customer would tell 6 people about their bad experiences then those six would tell another 6 and so on.  Now we have social media and every dissatisfied customer has a potentially global soapbox from which to spread word of their discontent to hundreds, possibly thousands of people in just a few minutes.  What’s more, the people reading about you, want … Read More