There’s a new craze going around… Walking around your neighbourhood looking at your phone trying to catch Pokemon! What a time to be alive. I have been a fan of Pokémon since the original series and card game came along, so obviously I downloaded the game to see what all the fuss was about. [Read more…]
On Wednesday night I was lucky enough to get to see a band I have been a huge fan of for years, Iron Maiden! The excitement leading up to this even was tremendous. Iron Maiden has been a huge part of my life, and their many hits bring back plenty of fond memories from my wilder days as a newly-legal youth. Iron Maiden has provided the sound track to many a great party. Needless to say, I was looking forward to seeing them live and in the flesh. [Read more…]
As consumers we are constantly engaging with various brands. Fast food chains, fabric softeners, smart phones… Each of these has a brand and every brand has a story. What makes us as consumers feel compelled to buy into certain brands? How can we as entrepreneurs use this to build our own brand and get customers to buy into us? [Read more…]
Last night was the night many fans had been waiting for with baited breath, the release of the long awaited Deadpool movie. Now I myself am by no means a rabid movie fan. I stick to my favorite franchises and usually cant even tell you what is showing on the circuit at any given time. As such I went into the cinema with no real expectations or even any prior knowledge of who or what Deadpool was. The first 20 minutes of this movie changed all that. [Read more…]
When you hand over your hard earned cash for goods or services, it’s always nice to know exactly what it is you are buying. You need a new t-shirt, you buy one. This t-shirt is yours to wear as you please. The same unfortunately can’t be said about web sites. [Read more…]
With the New Year well underway and your resolutions (hopefully) still going strong, now is the perfect time to look at your brand’s online strategy for 2016.
One essential component to a good marketing strategy is having a great website for your business, and every website needs it’s own place on the web to exist. This space is called Web Hosting, and there are many alternatives to choose from.
Here’s why having your own hosting with a domain name that you own is the best (and only) option for a small business owner. [Read more…]
Can you believe it is the start to another year? Time seems to be moving on at an alarming rate and 2015 went by like it was nothing!
To all my clients, I would like to wish you all the best for 2016. I know it is going to be a year to remember.
There are some changes in the pipeline, I will be offering training on how to best use WordPress to promote your business online. These will be face to face classes, and will cover all the facets of being your own webmaster. Topics covered will include setting up your site from scratch, as well as installing themes and plugins, widgets and using short-codes.
WordPress is the most popular content management system available today, and powers literally millions of sites around the world. Learning WordPress will enable you to run your own website efficiently and quickly. After all, no one knows your business like you do!
Let 2016 be a year of learning, progress, and self-improvement for us all.
Giving your site some features that will help it stand out and make your visitors want to come back again and again is a surefire way to increase your sites popularity, and your brands visibility as a result. Take your static site one step further with these tips. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again, where men all over the world stop shaving their upper lip in the name of men’s health. This includes issues such as testicular cancer, prostate cancer, physical inactivity and mental health issues. I have decided that during this time, I too will be attempting to join the likes of Tom Selleck and Ron Swanson and grow my mo in the name of this great cause. Ok, I may be dreaming, unfortunately I am not lucky enough to have the upper lip fertility of such macho men as these, but its all in the name of raising awareness and money for this terrific cause (while having a little fun along the way). [Read more…]
In part 1 of this series we looked at choosing a good domain name for your website. In part 2 we are going to look at setting goals for your website. What this means is basically putting down in black and white whatever it is you would like your site to accomplish for your business, whether that is online sales, handling bookings and reservations, or any other special functionality you would like your site to provide. It is a very good idea to do this at the start of a project, before even considering layouts, colour schemes, typography, and all the other fun stuff… [Read more…]