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Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on June 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Domain Renewal SCAMS. This is also a HUGE scam and you will get notices that look so legitimate that you will scramble for your wallet to renew your domain through this company that is telling you that you have 30 days or you will lose it. If you purchased your domain through Go Daddy or , then that is who you renew with. (those are about the only companies I work with, there are a million out there and I can't really be an expert at them all, so t...

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The Marketing Wolves will call about your new website!

Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on June 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

I had a few clients call me recently about SEO and website page ranking marketing calls. As it goes in the website world, when you purchase a domain and start a new business you will be contacted by the "marketing wolves", eager to take your money for a product that you can't even see, touch or feel... Stay Away. Some of these people actually say they work for Google. Stay Away. I am a Google partner and I can get you listed and verified on Google Maps FREE OF CHARGE. Don't pay for somet...

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How do I form and LLC?

Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on June 19, 2015 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

So, you are going into business and you would like to protect your personal assets - smart! I am not an attorney and cannot give legal advice, but I can help you create your LLC at the Newberry Area Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at no charge. I've had several clients come to me after they have literally spent 100's of dollars getting this done on line or with a lawyer, and it frustrates me because I could have helped them FREE.

First, what is an LLC? LLC stands ...

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Link Your Facebook Page with Twitter - Post Once and it goes to Both!

Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on November 6, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

For the majority of my small businesses, I‘d say let’s make a Twitter account and link that with your Facebook page. Then I see the fear in their eyes … “Why would I tweet? What would I tweet? Who do I tweet to?”

Well, this can be a bit overwhelming, and some of my clients simply say, “No thanks.”

There are three things to remember about this.

First — once you connect your Twitter account to your Facebook business page, it...

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GET ON GOOGLE! List your business FREE!

Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on November 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When it comes to marketing your business in 2014, an online presence is critical. Although I encourage every business to have a website and take advantage of free social media accounts, you don’t necessarily need a website to get found. Google is helping small businesses get found by allowing them to create (or “claim”) a listing for their business, whether it be a brick-and-mortar or a room in your basement. Business owners need to go to and click on ...

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Easy Ways to Help Promote Your Website and Business

Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on July 2, 2013 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Ok, so you FINALLY have a website!  Awesome - now your customers can find you!  If you aren't on the internet, then no one knows you are there. Our society is in a huge hurry and we don't have time to look businesses up in the Yellow Pages.  What's the Yellow Pages you say?  Exactly.  If someone is looking for a product or service, they will be looking it up on-line on their desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone.  You need to be sure your website is smartphone/t...

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Dancing Raisins - They have to Go!

Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on March 27, 2013 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Please take a few minutes to watch this informative and entertaining video from Marketing Guru Eric Spellman:

You don't have time to watch it?  Here are my notes: 

What are dancing raisins?  They are unnecessary "things"  that distract your website visitors:  pictures or videos, etc...

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Search Engines & SEO

Posted by Newberry Area SBDC on December 10, 2012 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

What is a Search Engine Program and How do I increase my SEO?


A. The History of Search Engines - created to read every page on the internet

1. Crawler - Spider-Bots read each word and test each link on every page on the internet to rank them


B. How are they Ranked?

1. Ranked by phrases used on each page (but not too many – you can get de-listed = very bad)

2. Amount of incoming links...

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