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What is the Best CMS for a Small Business Website?

Every small business needs an online presence to grow in the digital age. Unfortunately, according to research from Forrester, 49% of businesses still have outdated websites that provide a poor user experience. If you own a local business, then you should host your website with a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal or Magenta.

You need to put some time and thought into choosing your CMS. One of the biggest mistakes that many business owners make is choosing a CMS because it has a nice looking theme or cool plugin. You can certainly take this into consideration, but there are a number of other variables that you need to focus on as well. You can always hire a developer to create a custom plugin or template, so make sure that you choose the CMS that is best for your business first.

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What is Facebook for Business?

You’ve certainly seen promoted pages and posts more than ever on Facebook. With pay-per-click advertising becoming more and more competitive and expensive, many business owners and advertisers are turning more to Facebook. This is because Facebook gives advertisers the ability to closely target their intended audience more than any other kind of pay-per-click advertising.

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5 Reasons Why Businesses Fail and Why You Won’t

There have been plenty of articles written out there about why businesses fail. All of them list many different reasons. Some of them might sound like they are either common sense or may have reasons that are just not specific to your given industry. However, there are some common pitfalls that small businesses encounter that are in fact easily avoidable. With just a little help, you can avoid these 5 common reasons why many businesses fail.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Business


It’s that time of year where spring cleaning should be well underway. Here at 118group, we’d like to give you seven tips for spring cleaning for your own business. Read more

How to Create a Positive Work Environment

Small business owners and managers are always faced with the challenge of how to create a positive work environment that will improve efficiency and ROI. A joyous environment at the workplace invokes a sense of dedication and purpose to the employees, and everybody is geared to serve the organization to the best of their abilities. According to Forbes, companies with satisfied and happy employees were able to generate 22.4% more revenue for their respective companies or employers. So here are some important pointers that can help in creating such an environment. Read more

FREE Consultation on One Web, Marketing or Business Related Challenge

My name is Dale Shadbegian, and I have been an Internet and Marketing geek since 1994. I have worked for and helped grow many businesses. My team and I are offering a FREE consultation and advice on how to fix one (1) Web, Business, or Marketing challenge you face. There are no strings attached – we just want to help.

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