Category Archives: Small Biz Tools

Website Redesign Keys You Need to Know!

The web changes.  It changes rapidly. It changes continually.  This means your website must change.  What worked in web design 3-4 years ago can be outdated and lead to poor performance today. As we all know, smartphones have increased nearly 100 fold from three years ago and so businesses now need to take into consideration […]

Finding Great Content to Share with Feedly

Social Media Marketing is a demanding task. Have you ever felt burnt out on creating posts and content to share? The return on web traffic and engagement can be great for your business but it’s a reality that we can indeed reach capacity of “doing” and the need to create more content all the time […]

How to Make Simple Animations for Social Media Sharing

Did this image capture your attention? In a time when visuals and imagery rule on the web, animations are a great way of capturing attention. Did you know that Twitter recently started supporting animated GIFs, and that Pinterest also does? In this tech tip post for online marketers, I’ll share one simple tool for making simple animations for social […]

Small Business on Google Plus: Why be active there?

  Is your business considering Google+? Wanting to know how to expand your social media marketing and how Google+ might help you? Are you a local business looking for a boost in local search ranking? Listen in on this Halftime Mike Podcast episode where Mike and Donna Gilliland dig into the reasons a small business would […]

9 Online Marketing Methods to Grow Sales

  Every business is  interested in growing sales and there are multiple online marketing methods to do so. To have the opportunity to increase your sales online means: “Getting in front of the right people in the right places. It also means directing them to the right place online with the right message for them.” […]

Canva Button Comes to Web Tools

Recently, Canva announced the launch of the “Canva Button” that allows the Canva design manager to be accessed within your favorite tools. Our TabSite software for contests and growing leads is thrilled to be one of the early release partners! What is the Canva Button? In short, Canva access and power within web-tools like TabSite! […]

Collaboration: The Key to Small Business Growth

One often overlooked key for small business growth and sustained success is collaboration! In This Episode In this episode I dive into some of my story on business growth and how collaboration with others played a key role.  Collaboration is related to but different than partnering.   It’s not about merging with others, though that […]

Growing Business Online: Identifying your Ideal Customer

Wanting to use Social Media more and better in your business?  Wanting to hear some practical strategies for using Social Media more strategically in your business? In This Episode I get the opportunity to interview Wendy McClelland, a coach, consultant, and  Social Media trainer from Abbotsford, British Columbia.  We go through the key steps she […]

Great Social Media Content Providers 2014

Just wanted to share a quick post to my community to recommend these three blogs to you!  Social Media Examiner recently published the winners of their “Top 10 2014 Social Media Blogs” contest and I’m thrilled to have three friends on the list.  If you need resources, these are three blogs to sign-up to get […]

How to Massively Improve your Digital Marketing – Part 3

Stop!  Review.  Plan Changes.  Then proceed! Your Digital presence cannot be static.  It’s time to review your digital marketing and make changes to succeed. This is the last post in the series of “how to advance your business online.”  The first two posts are available here: How to Massively Improve Your Digital Marketing  How to […]

Cloud Storage-A No Brainer for Small Biz

So are you a Dropbox, SugarSync, Drive or Box person?   What’s your favorite? You do use a Cloud storage service don’t you? Cloud Storage Services Offer Flexibility and Peace of Mind The advancements in cloud-based computer file storage systems in the past few years have made it a simple and helpful method that business […]