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)
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Recently I heard an experienced SEO consultant state with pride and
confidence, “I write for search engine spiders and not real people.” If
ever there was a time to run for the hills, this would be the time.
A quality and experienced SEO consultant will write solid content that is
useful to website visitors as well as search engine friendly. There is no
reason to select one or the other, because both objectives can live in
harmony with each other.
A bad SEO consultant will spend all of their time writing and optimizing
websites for search engine spiders a... (more)
It’s the moment of truth. The moment when you finally know whether your
new website is a lead machine or a money pit. It happens. Virtually every
business owner with an internet presence has been there. The moment when
your new website is live and you can finally determine if your web design
project was a huge success or a dismal failure. This is the thirty-day mark
and what I call the moment of truth.
Thirty is the Magic Number
Once a new website or redesign is thirty days old, you can start to tell what
the world thinks about your SEO, usability, and general esthetics. Are... (more)
A lot of our web design clients ask about ongoing WordPress maintenance in
the proposal stage of our project. They’ve heard WordPress is easy to use
and they want to make sure it will be just as easy to maintain. They also
what to make sure their website will be safe, secure, and free of malware or
I’m very open with people in these discussions. And I can be, because
I’ve personally had few issues with WordPress maintenance and security.
In the years I’ve worked with WordPress, I’ve only had two clients
encounter malware and both were due to poorly maintaine... (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)