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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)

Need Help With Your Tweets?

There are many Twitter applications available, but there is one I highly recommend for those who manage multiple Twitter accounts. Check out www.hootsuite.com for Twitter assistance and consolidation of accounts. ... (more)

The Twitter Confusion

Twitter on Ulitzer The Los Angeles Times recently ran an article concerning a LinkedIn survey that questioned the general public’s knowledge of Twitter.  Surprisingly enough, most didn’t have a clue what Twitter was or why they would use it.  In fact, the reference to “most” meant 69% of people didn’t know enough to respond or comment on the social media site. Does this mean you should forget Twitter?  Absolutely not!  Twitter is growing by leaps and bounds.  It can significantly help ranking of keywords and overall Internet marketing efforts.  While not everyone is on the band... (more)

Should You Ditch Your Website & Developer?

When I first started my business, I thought projects would be clearly defined as web design or SEO. Oh was I wrong.  Projects, like clients, come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. What may start out as a simple SEO project may lead into a full-blown website development. And this migration isn’t because I’m pushing web design on clients, it’s because the client has significant limitations with their existing website. Since I run into this often, I’m sure the average website owner does too.  If you’re trying to decide between updating your existing website or moving towar... (more)

Current Craze in the Open Source World: Responsive WordPress Themes

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 mobile friendly? 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)