Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to boost productivity with a custom app

  Apps can be great productivity tools, but do you ever find yourself flipping back and forth between multiple apps throughout the day? Would a custom app increase productivity at your business? Maybe one app has a lead-tracking feature you like, while another one has a really good calendar function that works well with your…
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Does your nonprofit tell an effective story to motivate donors?

  A few weeks ago, Neighborhood Alliance in Lorain, the parent organization of the Haven Center homeless shelter, sent out a plea for assistance. The center desperately needed the funds to buy a new, large-capacity dryer to help serve the 30 children and their families living in the shelter. Does your nonprofit tell a story…
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Is WordPress the best option for your small business website?

If you’re one of the 50 percent of small businesses that doesn’t have a website, or you’re looking to upgrade your current site, one of the biggest questions you will face is what platform to use. In other words, what software will your website reside on? Is WordPress the best system for your small business…
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3 easy ways to make your site more mobile friendly

  Making your site mobile-friendly is important now that more people access the Internet via mobile devices than home computers. Here are three easy ways to make your site better for mobile users. Is your website mobile-device friendly? Use high-resolution images. Most mobile phones have high-resolution screens, so make sure your pictures are up to…
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Emerge Inc. wins $5,000 grant to fund Android app

Emerge Inc. announced March 4, 2016, that it won a $5,000 grant from the Avon Lake Community Improvement Corp. Emerge was one of six businesses to be awarded a grant by the CIC. Finalists presented business plans to a panel of judges who chose winners based on the merits of the business ideas, growth plans…
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5 reasons why you should have a blog for your small business

How would you like free sales leads? Or customers that already have established trust with your business and are ready to close the deal or visit your store? Use a blog to reach more customers Every entrepreneur wants more of those, right? Then start blogging on your website. You might already have a blog or…
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How to reach local customers with an online advertising strategy

  Advertising has been part of building a business for hundreds of years, and the explosion of the Internet hasn’t changed that fact. What has changed is the form the advertising takes. Online display ads have replaced print ads as the dominant form of advertising, but if you’re looking to build your local business, what’s…
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How to improve your local search results

Most businesses in Lorain and Western Cuyahoga counties are looking for ways to bring in more foot traffic or generate more local leads, and you’re probably one of them. Take a few easy steps to improve your local search ranking. But how much effort have you put into improving your local search results? If the…
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