Mobile Web Design

10 Small Business Marketing Trends For 2017

Most small businesses do not have the kind of capital and the staff like that of the big companies. This is why a well-thought-out and creative marketing strategy is vital. If you are a marketer with experience, you know how important it is to keep up with the future of business trends, new marketing channels, and other essential marketing factors that are beneficial for your … [Read more...]

5 Ways a Strong SEO Campaign Impacts Your Brand

For most people, SEO is pretty far down on the food chain in terms of website development. You have to define your niche, choose a vertical, pick a domain name and hosting platform, and then hire your developers. If SEO does come into the picture, it's far down the road after the "more important" action items are taken care of. If that's so, then why does Google insist that … [Read more...]

10 Big Website Flaws Every Small Business Must Avoid

Small companies are up against big companies with big web design budgets, and usually smaller companies with top-flight websites. Since most would-be customers use the Internet to find and vet suppliers, no company can afford a substandard website. Here are 10 major website flaws a small company must absolutely avoid. 1. Poor Mobile Viewing A website with a poor mobile … [Read more...]

Why the South Charms Small Businesses and How to Compete if You Don’t Live There

The South is well known for its charm, and many small business owners appear to be quite familiar with the region’s alluring qualities. My team at Vistaprint Digital recently noticed a trend among customers using our website builder—southern cities had the highest number of customers per capita. In fact, the top five cities for website customer density were all located in … [Read more...]

Increased Conversions Make a More Profitable Business

When it comes to getting the biggest bang for your buck out of your digital marketing efforts, the first item on every small business’s agenda should be conversion rates. These are the site visitors who do more than just look around on your site then go away, but who actually become customers and add valuable sales revenue to your business. The reason conversions matter so … [Read more...]

4 Technologies that Will Change Business in the Near Future

As technology continues to evolve, businesses are forced to overhaul the way they conduct themselves. While many entrepreneurs have benefitted from using new technologies in new ways, the future promises even more. Cloud computing, for example has eased delivery of services, reduced the cost of doing business, and increased profitability. Here are four other technologies that … [Read more...]

8 Local Marketing Trends That Can Boost Profitability

Are you taking advantage of all that local marketing has to offer? Amazon Local Services (ALS) is a relatively new and simple way for customers to buy services from local providers, like carpenters, auto mechanics, and electricians. ALS’s rollout last year is prompting other technology providers to consider doing something similar. The introduction of more ALS-types services … [Read more...]

Don’t Let the Mobile Trend Pass You By

A leading indicator of small-business success is how quickly and effectively technological trends are adopted and utilized. In years past, the trend was to have an attractive and useful website, then it was an effective social media voice, now - it’s a mobile website.  According to the 2013 Technology Survey by the National Small Business Association (link), while 82% of … [Read more...]