Category: Website Wednesday

Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – PoliticalSavvy.com ethically influence for maximum impact business

websitewednesday750As you build your small business there are many things to consider in adding employees to keep your organization running smoothly. Organizational Politics is one of those factors that you may overlook.

Are you encouraging innovation, do the departments you create work together or work for their own individual goals? If your new employees are new to the working world do they understand the concept of politics and relationship dynamics? These are just a few ideas where www.PoliticalSavvy.com can help business owners.

PoliticalSavvyImpact550The Political Savvy book is a valuable resource for anyone, it explains key concepts in a clear and easy to understand way and can be applied to many aspects of life. While many examples are navigating the organizational politics in corporate cultures, the concepts are easily applied to small business or even career changers looking for a leg up on getting things done efficiently.

Political Savvy also offers and Audio book version and a Video Interview with the Author, Joel R. DeLuca Ph.D., who also published a guide on Overcoming Resistance to Change. These products are based on decades of research on organizational politics and sheds light on a variety of factors and focuses on how to ethically get things done in any organization.

In addition to the products they offer seminars by highly skilled and certified trainers to help any organization improve their processes while maintaining a high ethical standard; i.e.without hidden agendas or having to watch their backs.

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Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – Web Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business

On Website Wednesday we focus on providing websites and resources relevant to Entrepreneurs and small business including some of our current client websites that you may find helpful to growing your business.

The last few months have provided resources like online education, small business development resources, mobile web standard testing, custom signs for business, CRM systems, IT and computer tips, promotional ideas, public libraries online resources, and getting your business on the map with Google.

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Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – Online Courses for Small Business at Lynda.com

websitewednesday750A website that we use for a lot of online courses for both marketing as well as general business topics is Lynda.com.

Lynda.com is a great resource for online video courses on a wide variety of topics to make your business bloom and expand the knowledge of yourself or your employees.

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In addition to a comprehensive collection of video courses for marketers, designers, photographers, animators and video production professionals, Lynda.com offers a variety of Business Topics for the small business. It allows you to track the progress of your employees on various office based software programs and even soft-skills. Some of the top business video courses they offer include:
Business Skills
Productivity
Home + Small Office
Management
Communication
Presentations
Spreadsheets
Career Development
Leadership
Computer Skills (Windows)
Operating Systems
Project Management
Word Processing
Databases
and much more

eRose Web has been very satisfied with the quality of the courses we have used on Lynda.com, while every company has different needs and employees with different comfort levels with technology, we wanted to share this resource for your small business clients who might not have been aware of it.

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Online Video Courses for Entrepreneurs and Small Business to #MakeBusinessBloom…http://bit.ly/bizwebwed

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Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – Business Resource for Small Business Development (Widener SBDC)

websitewednesday750Do you know about the resources available to Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners through your local SBDC or Small Business Development Center?

Our Website Wednesday focus this week is on www.WidenerSBDC.org, the Small Business Development Center at Widener University (in Southeastern Pennsylvania).

WidenerSBDC500Widener SBDC provides one-on-one counseling, a series of educational programs and seminars, as well as online resources for small business. They are a resource for Entrepreneurs in all phases of business. The counselors are experienced in business (not just academic or theoretical knowledge of how business works). They can share their experiences to help you make your business bloom with their real world expertise.

This SBDC also provides expert advice on Accounting, Business Plans, Financial Analysis, Financing/Loans, Human Resources, Legal Structure, Management, Marketing/Marketing Research, Operations Management, Risk Assessment, Strategy, Start-Up Assistance, Taxes. They also help specific businesses that might be looking to expand to Government Marketing to secure government contracts, or expand to International Trade with assistance in identifying the foreign markets and strategies for success, not to mention assistance with Technology Commercialization, Engineering and Product Development and Environmental Management.

To find the nearest SBDC in your area here is a link to help: AmericasSBDC.org/home/find-your-sbdc/

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Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – Resource to See if Your Website Meets Google’s Mobile Standards

websitewednesday750Want to know if your website is going to meet Google’s mobile website standards for when Google changes their priorities to further reward mobile friendly websites?

Google provides a website resource for you to test your website on mobile devices (at least according to Google standards):

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

Please keep in mind if you do have a separate mobile website you need to enter the web address for the mobile specific version of your website. If you have static or responsive design simply use your standard website address (URL).

GoogleMobileTools500This resource website from Google has some helpful analysis to either make changes or to share with your webmaster to help improve your results for smartphone searches through Google.

Google has already warned that it is not long before they change their algorithm to reward those sites that do better if they meet the criteria detailed in their analysis from this website resource.

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Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – ABI Woodworking Custom Signs for Small Business

websitewednesday750Website Wednesday today features the website ABI Woodworking, who among other things offers custom signs for small business. These are not your run of the mill signs, they are decorative 3D relief signs carved in wood. Great for literally ‘hanging your shingle’ as they used to say, meaning to open your office, in case you have never heard that phrase.

ABI Woodworking has been a long time client of eRose Web and Business Services, we created a Custom eCommerce Website integrating PayPal shopping cart buttons and a keyword rich domain (DecorativeWoodCarvings.com) and SEO content development to assist them in selling online.

eRose Web included some unique design features such as fixed side navigation and large image magnifiers to help better display the excellent quality of their products with some larger photos than would normally fit within the page. We also assisted them in setting up email marketing templates for their monthly newsletter and promotions along with integrating a sign-up button. eRose Web provides ongoing monthly updates to add new products and add new promotions regularly.

How ABI Woodworking, can help Make Your Business Bloom!

ABI_eRoseSigns500ABI Woodworking provides decorative 3D relief wood carvings. ABI Woodworking made signs for eRose Web & Business Services and we get a lot of compliments on them. They offer other options as well from standard office decor any of the following:

  • Custom Signs: for your business with your logo for a retail location, your headquarters, to display your company logo, beautifully carved in wood.
  • Customer Appreciation Gifts: Give a unique gift to set you apart!
    ABI Woodworking can create clocks with your logo that you can give to customers, vendors, add to your showroom or whatever ideas you have to keep you in front of potential repeat customers.
  • Nameplates: Create unique custom nameplates for your business or as gifts for your best customers

The options are only limited by your imagination. Just supply ABI Woodworking with images, artwork and your ideas and they will work with you to createABIWoodworking250 a piece just for you.

Visit ABI Woodworking at: www.DecorativeWoodCarvings.com

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Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday Resource: SalesForce.com representing CRM category

websitewednesday750Communication with clients is critical to success in business, therefore some form of Customer relationship management (CRM) system should be used by everyone in an organization.

Customer relationship management (CRM) systems enable Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners to not only track contact with customers but also to tackle many issues of a small business like, client attrition and declining sales.

How can small business use CRMs? Some of the top features include Client Management, Profitability Tracking, Regulatory Compliance, Sales Strategy, and Improved Customer Service.

While we are not recommending any specific CRM, we are featuring Salesforce because it is one of the industry leaders. There are many options available so do your own research to decide which works best for your company for the features you need to Make Business Bloom.

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Update client information from anywhere on the go.

Seamless Integration to all of your devices ex. smartphone, wearable devices, tablets and PCs

Syncs and Integrates with existing software such as Microsoft Outlook which can create appointments and follow-ups with reminders to have an efficient experience, and to be productive and organized with you existing and potential clients information.

A great way to coordinate with telecommuting employees to share information or for when you ‘vacation’ and want to stay in touch with the business wherever you are. Communicate with each other on a group chat and message board to stay current on what’s happening in office from day to day.

Create a customized experience for each individual client with app creations and community boards for customers to ask questions and receive instant feedback or assistance.

Customers can get personalized alerts to their smartphones such as when there package arrives, or reminder times for their flight or car pickup.

Overall SalesForce.com and other CRM’s are great tools to create a lasting impression and Make Your Business Bloom.

Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – Award Connection for client or employee appreciation

websitewednesday750Website Wednesday today features an awards, trophy and promotional products company that can help Entrepreneurs make a great impression with clients, prospects and employees.

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Award Connection can help Make Your Business Bloom!

Award Connection offers a variety of products and services that can help any business (as well as many individuals and groups) with promotions and award related products and services.

Whatever business or type of organization you represent, Award Connection can “connect” you to the products and services that can make your business, organization or event more successful.

Show employees, clients, donors, volunteers, or sponsors how much you value them. Provide customized or personalized promotional items, awards, trophies, plaques, medals and other miscellaneous recognition products.


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Set yourself apart from the crowd!

  • Services: Engraving, Imprinting and Embroidery
  • Product Categories: Awards, Trophies, Medals, Plaques, Promotional Items, Imprinted Sportswear, Name Badges, Engraved Signs and Deskplates.

Visit the Award Connection website for more details at www.DelcoAwards.com

Award Connection has been a client of eRose Web & Business Services for more than 7 years. Our philosophy back then was to make custom websites that scale to different size computer screens, are easy to navigate, and that are search engine friendly. This was even before the popularity of iPads, iPhones, or other mobile devices for web searches. Over the years we have worked with Award Connection to make some modifications to their website design so it not only responded well to different size computer screens but also to the new mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – Ridley Township Public Library Web Resources

websitewednesday750While you may not think of it as a business resource your public library is actually a great resource for all aspects of your business!

We are featuring a design eRose Web completed in WordPress for part of the local Delaware County PA Library System, The Ridley Township Public Library (www.ridleylibrary.org), but there are likely very similar options at the library nearest your business.

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Not only are there books and periodicals to learn about all aspects of business but at least on our clients website, www.ridleylibrary.org, they provide access to a leads database (with limited daily downloads of residential or business directory listings), online language learning, audio books

Take the time to visit your local library and speak with someone about what resources they might provide to local business owners and Entrepreneurs, you might be surprised.

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Category: Website Wednesday

Website Wednesday – GYBO.com – Google Resource to ‘Get Your Business Online’

websitewednesday750This Website Wednesday we want to feature an important website for Entrepreneurs to find out how (or if) they are listed on the Google search engine.

Google offers a website that can help you check to make sure that your business is listed on Google for your local area. With Google driving the large majority of search traffic it is critical that you make sure that you are listed, and listed correctly. Google has made it easy for the small business owner to find their own listing by simply visiting GYBO.com and typing in your business name…

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Make sure at minimum your business is on Google and that you have claimed your listing. Once that is accomplished add as much relevant info to your Google profile as you can. The more complete and up-to-date your Google profile the better chance you have of your business coming up higher in Google Places and search results.

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Entrepreneur Resource to check business website listing with Google Places to help

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