The Power of Going Viral Online: One Designer’s Quest to Make a Difference After the Boston Marathon Tragedy

When it was born, social media changed everything. Companies began using social media marketing to connect with customers on a new level; engaging and communicating in an entirely different way. All of a sudden, social media gave businesses – and individuals alike – on a small stage a big voice. Enter viral marketing; often simple, yet…

The Road to Entrepreneurship: The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Small Business

In October of 2012, I decided that my freelancing had become such a big part of my work life that I needed to create a legitimate business. After teaming up with my brother, Corey, (you can learn more about my brother and I here) I started documenting everything I did business-wise, hoping that it would help another aspiring…

On the Road to Entrepreneurship: Part Nine (Pull the Trigger!)

This series reviews my personal journey on becoming a business owner. I’m neither recommending nor suggesting you take the exact same steps I did. Rather, I’m sharing the story of how red vine came to be, including the trials and tribulations along the way. Read the full series here. Last time we talked about getting the right small business tools….

How Strong Should My Online Passwords Be?

Yesterday, I received an email from my personal blog. The subject read “Too many failed login attempts“. The email read as follows: Immediately, I assumed my brother had attempted to login and misplaced my password. However, after checking with him (and finding out he hadn’t), he figured out that it was an IP address from…

10 Things You Need to Know About Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools is a great (FREE!) way to be proactive about your website. When you get everything from a little help indexing your website to crawl stats to errors to keywords and impressions, Google helps give you just a little more insight to how they see your site. 1. Install it. Want to get…

What’s New from Facebook: Let Everyone Know Exactly How You’re Feeling & What You’re Doing

Facebook changes constantly. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all the changes because they happen so quickly. So I wasn’t overly surprised that as I was perusing Facebook last night, I got a notification.   Curious, I clicked on… Apparently, Facebook is now allowing you to get into the nitty, gritty details of your…

Happy April Fools Day 2013: A Roundup of the Best April Fools Jokes from the Interwebs

Web geeks are historically brilliant at creating amazing April Fools jokes. And every year, they seem to get better and better. Google, by nature, always comes out with something brilliant, but there were also a few other unexpected exciting pranks this year. Google Of most companies out there, Google is, by far, the most infamous…