Creating a Functional Facebook Business Profile: What You Need To Have the Bare Minimum

I see a lot of business Facebook profiles that are really missing the mark. Some don’t have all of the information filled out that they possibly can; others are missing a cover photo; and most are simply bare when it comes to content on the page. Facebook may not be right for your business; but…

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Have a Blog

I’m a huge advocate for blogs. Huge. I can’t say enough good things about them. I’m also realistic. I don’t believe anyone should partake in anything – whether it’s a blog, social media, etc. – unless it’s going to be worthwhile in the long run. Because, let’s face it…time is money. So, while 90% of…

How to Get Your Website Indexed on the Search Engines (Faster!)

When you launch a new website (like we just did, this past weekend!), it can take a few weeks and sometimes even a few months to be found (or indexed) by the search engines. For, remember, search engines do not show the live Internet; but a copy (index) of it. But have no fear, because there are…

On the Road to Entrepreneurship: Part Seven (Snap Up Those Social Profiles and Start Using Them)

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. You’ve got all your major design elements in place (including your…

On the Road to Entrepreneurship: Part Six (The Business Card and Using It)

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. Once you’ve got your website designed, the business card can quickly…

How to Add Managers to Your Google Plus Business Page

We already talked about how to create a Google Plus business page, but did you know that you’re also able to add managers? That’s right, you can give multiple people the ability to post and manage your business’s page. Start by logging into the account where you created the page. Click “More”, then “Pages”. From…

Facebook Cover Photos: Need-to-Know Tips & Inspiration Before You Create the Perfect Cover

Your Facebook business page needs a cover photo; simple as that. Without one (much like your profile image or About section), it looks uninhabited. However, before you slap any old picture up there, there are a few things you should know about Facebook cover photos. Tips Before You Start Use the right dimensions. The exact dimensions…

5 Ways to Conquer a Bad Writing Day

We’ve all had bad writing days: those days where we feel either completely uninspired to write, or sit down with an idea only to find out that the writing isn’t flowing like you want it to. It happens to the best of us; it’s happened to all writers of every skill level. From writer’s block…