A common question small business owners ask themselves is when their business
is ready to implement an ERP software application that will replace their
existing small business software. Fortunately for the small business owner,
there are a number of small business ERP software solutions on the market
today that serve as a viable replacement for QuickBooks, Peachtree, and other
small business accounting software packages. In my experience, there are
three telling signs of when a small business is ready to migrate from its
existing small business software to a more sophisticated ERP system.
First, the small business is operating in a multitude of software packages
based on a given department within the organization. Accounting personnel
make journal entries in QuickBooks; warehouse managers enter data into Excel;
sales representatives use ACT, Goldmine, Salesforce.com,... (more)
Successful Internet marketing and search engine optimization involves a
large-scale project that includes a number of steps, tasks, and owners.
Keeping the process in check and the plan moving forward takes experience and
attention to detail. One of the most common elements of the plan that can be
forgotten or missed is the use of quality URL’s that are search engine
Ugly or Just Confusing?
Some may question if a given URL can be ugly, but to Google and other search
engines, a URL can be as ugly as the shirt your grandmother gave you on
Christmas. More importantl... (more)
Responsive WordPress themes are the current craze in the open source world.
But are they a true requirement or just a bunch of hype thrown out to sell
more premium themes to unsuspecting buyers? Do WordPress users really need
to consider upgrading their existing themes to one that is responsive and
At first I was a bit skeptical, but responsive websites have grown on me and
it is now a part of daily life for me and my coding team. I will admit that
I considered it hype at first, but once I understood what responsive was all
about, I now consider it a requirem... (more)
When a client signs a contract with me for a web design, the first thing I do
is send them a three page questionnaire and request they answer as many
questions as they deem appropriate. This questionnaire helps me get inside
their heads and it helps me better understand their marketing objectives, the
opinion of their existing website, and their overall view of internet
I ask a lot of questions about the current and future state of their sales
process and marketing programs. While these questions are informative, I
definitely have a few questions that are my favorites... (more)
Over the years we’ve worked with or talked to a number of law firms and
lawyers who needed assistance with their websites, blogs or SEO efforts.
Their struggles with internet marketing inspired us to create a stock
WordPress theme specifically designed for their industry.
This month we released a new law WordPress theme designed for smaller law
firms. In preparing for this theme design and launch, I researched some of
the best practices associated with law website design and online marketing. I
wanted to make sure our new law theme would adequately fulfill the needs of
this indu... (more)