Shark Tank Quotes

by Tammy Finch

Are you a fan of the television show Shark Tank?  I think all entrepreneurs should watch it. Most of us will probably never get a deal with the sharks but it seems everyone who does get that deal can make millions.  Is it all about money though?  I see a lot of people wanting to help others, find a solution to a problem or just want to have fun. 

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Networking in Central Illinois

by Tammy Finch

As an introvert, networking has always been tough on me.  I can make small talk with others and I find it interesting to talk with them about their companies or goals.  But I have to force myself to go to business events to network.  I'm uncomfortable because I'm usually alone and would rather be home with a decent book.  But business owners need to network in...

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10 Good Rules for Websites

by Tammy Finch

With so many people building or managing their own websites, I thought I would share a few tips for good website building.  

1.  Own Your Data.  There has been a rash of lawsuits from Getty Images and photographers against people using images found on the internet.  Next month, I will write something on this topic but for now, make sure all data you use is yours or you have permission to use it.  READ MORE

 

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Powerful Business Strategies for 2013 to Ensure Success

by Tammy Finch

Here I am spending yet, another Winter in East Peoria I

L.  My plan about 10 years ago was to spend my Winters someplace warm, building websites from my beach house.  I would come back to Peoria to visit family during the Summer months and leave with the birds at the first sign of frost.  But here I am with a space heater at my feet writing from my home office in Illinois with snow on the ground outside.  Sometimes business strategies just need to be pushed back a year or two or reorganized. Regardless of what your plans are, setting goals is very important for any business. READ MORE

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TOP "MUST HAVES" FOR YOUR WEBSITE

by Tammy Finch

Thinking back to the early 90's when I first started working with websites, it was very simple - build the site, put it on the internet and get found.  With the many technologies, devices and internet marketing ideas today, there is a lot more a company needs for their website.  I thought I would put a short list of suggestions for a good, effective website presence: READ ME
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WHAT MAKES A "NOT SO GREAT" WEBSITE?

by Tammy Finch

Have you ever clicked through a link to a website and found something that made you literally cringe? As an experienced business web designer, I have to say that I have this unfortunate experience a couple of times every week. While websites can be considered art, and subject to a lot of different tastes, there are some that are simply terrible by almost anyone's standards.

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