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Are you on the right website platform for your business?

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By platform I mean the service provider that hosts your website – such as Wix, Weebly, Vistaprint, WordPress to name a few. Starting out the right way with a website means it’s less stress, easier to manage so it takes up less of your time, and easier to change as your business grows or changes.…

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Why bother with website maintenance?

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When someone asks me why they should  bother with website maintenance I reply you brush your teeth don’t you? By the way if you don’t brush your teeth then maybe this article is not for you 🙂 I’ll confess something here – I have a fear of dentists. My dentist already knows this and he…

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Why do you want a website?

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Why do you want a website? If you already have a website then hopefully you already know why you have one (if not then I doubt that it’s working well for you and maybe we should have a chat). Why do you want a website may seem like a really dumb question. Every business needs…

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Does your website need an SSL certificate?

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What is an SSL certificate? SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) allows data from your website to be encrypted so that when someone enters personal data (for example username, password or credit card details). If someone intercepted the data it wouldn’t make any sense to them which for personal data is obviously a good thing. How do…

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The ‘not so sexy side’ of website design

I was wondering what to write about today when I received yet another phone call from a small business owner unhappy with their current web designer and wondering what they can do about it. I understand that it’s tempting to hand everything over to another person, especially when it’s something you don’t understand or it’s…

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To have a website or not to have a website……

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This is one of the most popular questions I get asked… Karen I’m on social media but I’m not sure whether I really need a website or not? So let’s look at what websites do for your business and what social media does….   Website Social Media Connects with your existing customers Find new customers…

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Hedgehog Concept – being good at one thing

Hedgehog Concept

Since it’s World Hedgehog Day (really it is!), as well as Groundhogs Day  it seems a good time to have a post about the Hedgehog concept. It’s a great way to look at the business or organisation that you belong to or that you own. Firstly let me ask you would you rather be a…

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Top 5 New Year Goals for business success in 2015

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As a small business what goals do you have for your business this year? Here are some of the top goals for small business in 2015.

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Keeping your date up to date

Since it’s the new year I thought I’d have a WordPress tip on the copyright year found at the bottom of most websites. There are sooooo many websites on the internet that I like to check that the website I’m looking at is up to date. Sometimes it can be obvious with calendar events, or…

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Where the magic happens

Mount Gambier Website Design Workspace

Let’s get to know each other a little better. Here is a picture showing my workspace. As you can see I definitely don’t have a wireless office! I do have a new laptop which is why I have two laptops on my desk. I would love to say that I have one for each hand…

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