The Most Important Person in My Business

Now that I have thank my team and my extended team, I can round out this season of thankfulness by thanking the most important person in my business, you. When I get out of bed every morning, the thought that drives me is how I can make the Internet a more profitable and productive place…

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Extending Gratitude to my Extended Team

Owning a small business can feel surprisingly similar to playing that old arcade game, Whac-A-Mole (which you can actually play from the comfort of your couch now). While empowering and rewarding, it can feel like every time you have one part of the business under control, something else pops up needing your attention. It always…

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Don’t be the bad guy – Email spam

All of my blog posts this month have focused on how you can protect YOUR website from becoming the victim of “bad guys” on the web (social media attacks, getting hacked, and blog spam). Now for something completely different—well, not completely—in business it can be just as scary to be inadvertently labeled the bad guy.…

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Blog Spam: The TP-ing of the Internet

Last week, I discussed what to do when you realize your website has been hacked. Less sophisticated, but almost as spooky, is spammers posting links to cheap Rolex sites and Viagra stores in the comment section on your blog. Think of blog spammers like teenagers toilet-papering your house on Halloween. Sure, there are worse things…

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Help! I’ve been hacked!

There is no call that strikes fear in the heart of a business owner quite like the one where your friend calls and asks, “Um, have you looked at your website recently? It looks like it might have been hacked.” Ugh. What do you do when you realize your website was hacked? Have backed up…

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Attack of the (Business) Killer Websites

We spend a good portion of our daily lives online and that can be a great thing. Information about everything from the best car to buy to the newest way to consume pumpkin spice is immediately available to us 24/7. The flipside of living in an age that is so engaged online, though, is that…

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