You are Ingenious Small Business Owner

I did not know when I started my business that one day the President of the United States would call me an innovator. If you saw President Obama’s message to small business owners (see it here) in celebration of National Small Business Week, that’s what he said of us small business owners. Our ingenuity should […]

How to Select a WordPress Theme

Selecting a Reliable WordPress Theme Google “WordPress themes” and more than 124 million results will confound you. Fortunately, there are some guidelines that will help you narrow your search. Select a theme from a well-regarded theme seller.  Study your Google search results closely and you’ll find that a handful of companies rise to the top. […]

What to Look for In a Hosting Service

5 Top Things to Look For In a Hosting Service It’s time to pick a hosting service for your website.  No, no. Don’t go looking for something else to do, like clean out your inbox. Just, take a deep breath, through your nose (it’s better for you) … and keep reading. I did something for […]

Use Kanban to Manage Your Website Project

I’m very excited. I’m using a Kanban system to manage the creation of my website. Kanban is super helpful when you’re trying to manage a project.  It can be very simple, or very complex. The design is up to you and there are many kinds of tools out there to help you build your own. […]

How to Use Pinterest

Create an Idea Board for Your Business Pinterest is popular for drawing customers to your website.  But, so many of us small business owners aren’t ready for that or we don’t sell something that you “pin”. But you can use Pinterest to help your business. It’s a great idea board! Here are some suggestions for […]

Are You In the News?

Do you know if your company is in the news? It’s a blindsided feeling when a friend says, “Oh, I read about you in the paper the other day,” but you didn’t read about you in the paper the other day.  It happens. Worse, is when your #1 competitor get a news story on the […]

Why? Why ask Why and How it Can Change Your Business

Here’s the Queen of Qualifying Questions: Why? I used to work with a project manager at a tech firm and, to my great annoyance, that was his favorite question. Why? “We need to build a new database to track courseware inventory,” I’d say. “Why?” he would ask. “Why? Why? Isn’t it obvious?” I would scream […]