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GDPR Compliance - Why should US businesses care?

As a small business owner in the U.S., you may think the new European standard for cyber-security doesn’t apply to you because you don’t do enough business in Europe to fall under the new regulation. Maybe you think your business is too small to be affected by the new regulation. You’re not alone if your small business hasn’t been paying close attention to the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live May 25, 2018. WP Engine has some great info in the video below – it is really short,......

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Smartphone Photography

Smartphone photography or whatever you want to call it, is becoming very popular with small business owners and blog writers. Taking great photos no longer requires a complex equipment. It is now possible to take a great picture with a smartphone, with a few tips and tricks from the experts.   Smartphone apps It is not necessarily true that any old photo can be made to look nice with a photography app. It’s sort of true, but at best they can make bland photos look somewhat interesting. That’s not what you want......

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Digital Marketing Webinar

Digital Marketing for Small Business Replay of Facebook Live webinar from November 2017.  View Now Are you a small business owner who’d like to learn how to build a stronger marketing presence online and who wants a simple strategy to develop a steady stream of new business from social media? We’ve tapped social media marketing and website development experts to discuss their top strategies and tactics and to deliver a turn-key, online marketing plan that provides a high return on investment for any size marketing budget. Just For You! The webinar event......

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Website Security

People visit sites they trust. People buy from sites they trust. Search engines promote sites they trust. Is your website trustworthy?  Take advantage of Pella Hosting’s Fall Promotion and upgrade to Secure Hosting. Not only will we update your site code to HTTPS, we will also update your site’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to make it more visible this holiday season. Do you really need an upgrade? If your website has any of these features, then yes, you need an upgrade. Your site has a contact form Visitors can sign up to......

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Avoid a Web Design Nightmare

Whether you are looking to redesign your current website or need to create a new website for your business, play close attention to these tell-tale signs of a poor website designer. There is a pattern we have discovered over the past several years that continues to emerge as we talk with people who were very unhappy with a previous website development project. So what are the common issues that cause a website project to go south? 1. It was a “great” deal, often costing less than $1000. It really comes down to......

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Does Your Website Need a Redesign?

Has it been a while since you first launched your website? Does your website look a little funky on smartphones or tablets? It may be time for a website redesign.A website redesign may involve designing a new visual identity, reformatting for enhanced mobile user experience, updating content, or optimizing your site for search engines. Don't let your company fall into the abyss of an outdated website. Providing inaccurate or out-of-date information can hurt your business. Your website is often the introduction online consumers have of your business, and first impressions are crucial....

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