Wow, how time flies! At Web-JIVE HQ, we’ve been busy getting ready for the next phase of our business with free seminars, newsletters, blogs, and more.  Now we have gone and done it again…

Introducing JumpStart websites by Web-JIVE!

Jumpstart websites are a new, and exclusive offing to help small businesses, churches, non-profit organizations, schools, online merchants, you name it, get a new website setup economically, and quick!

Here are some very happy beta clients:

Austin Draperies

Austin Draperies

isoBuds

isoBuds

The Allen School

The Allen School

jumpstartbannerBusinesses often look for ways to lower their costs – often by removing overhead – then pass the savings along to the customer. We polled several local businesses to find out what features they really needed for a cost effective yet expandable system.  We used their input and created JumpStart!

JumpStart is a true business class and budget friendly website offering that utilizes the same award winning Joomla! CMS as our custom designed websites.  Custom websites require many hours of development and design work in order to deliver a site with specific features and any number of other functional requirements.

Jumpstart ecommerce website starting at $79Now you, and people you know, can have a business class website starting at just $69 a month, or a business class eCommerce site for $79 a month!  Both products allow for unlimited content!  This applies to our JumpStart eCommerce system, too, with unlimited products and categories!

To learn more about this great new offering, click here.

Now that we have that announcement out of the way, on to more great news.  The 103.7 Buzz-B-Q was a great time for team RibJIVE (a.k.a. Web-JIVE) and providided some much needed R&R. While we didn’t come in first, second or third, we did manage to have a great time and meet some new friends, and picked up some new customer leads. We will definitely be entering again next year with our new and improved Ribs and Pork Butt!

Just as we mentioned in our free Web 2.0 Marketing seminar back in April, network, network, network! You would be surprised at how many new leads you can pick up in a single event, even BBQ.

Over the next month or so, we’ll have some real “meat-n-potatoes” information you can use to improve your Search Engine (i.e. Google) rankings. This will be a multi-part series so, stay tuned.

That’s about all we have for now so, if you know someone or a company that needs a website, have them give us a call!

Call Web-JIVE today

One of the biggest secrets to success on Twitteris sharing.  As many Twitter experts say: You are what you share.   People use Twitter (www.twitter.com) for many different reasons.  But for the purposes of this blog, we will focus on engaging with the business community. Please note that ‘engaging with’ should not be mistaken for ‘selling to’!!  Just because it is ‘business focused’, it doesn’t mean that you still can’t have some fun – like occasionally tweeting about a sports event, or recent big news event.  After all, Twitter is about the people, right?  Many people who use Twitter for business, make the mistake of starting off with efforts to boost sales or launch some new product or service.  They do this without any engagement with anybody.  Take note here…Twitter is a communication channel with an OFF button – the unfollow link – and people aren’t afraid to use it.  If people don’t like what you are saying, or the tone you use – then your follower list will start to shrink…and quick!

So how do you tweet  and manage to maintain your business integrity?

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facebookIn most cases, people tend to use their Facebook accounts for either personal or business use, but not both. However, in some instances – like a one-person business –  it can be effective to combine the two, with a little help from Facebook’s privacy features.

To distinguish between personal and business use, one approach would be to assign a Limited Profile setting to business contacts to control what they can (and cannot) see in your profile.  And always bear in mind when you do anything in Facebook, a prospect or client might see it, even if they shouldn’t have access to it. You just never know what might spill over.

Here are a few notes on creating an effective profile for business and personal use.

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