Web-JIVE (a.k.a “RibJIVE”) enters the 6th Annual 103.7 Buzz-B-Q !!

As if we didn’t have enough of our time booked with website work, we had to go and enter the 6th annual 103.7 BBQ contest!  While the “RibJIVE” team may have web-on-the-mind during business hours, some of our off hours time is better spent cooking Memphis style BBQ. Yummm….

Eric Caldwell, the founder and CEO of Web-JIVE, has been cooking BBQ ribs, briskets, boston pork butts, and whatever else might taste good on a barbeque for about 3 years now. “With 3 years of smoking and BBQ’ing under my belt, I felt it was time to test the competitive waters. All of our friends who have tried my ribs and pork, tell me it’s some of the best they’ve had. Good BBQ, though, is very subjective in my book. Everyone has their own tastes and likes.”

Well, it’s time to put that BBQ to the test on May 15th, and see how the Web-JIVE BBQ stands up to the other Amateur Joe’s out there. We’re packing our smokers and coolers along with our favorite beverages, and headin’ to the river to cook! Come on by and see us if you’re there!  We’ll be in Slot 55.

We’re also testing the waters to see if maybe, we can get a few sponsors to help out?  Between now and May 15th, we’ll work up a (not so heavy) sponsor pack for those businesses that might want help out, and get a little advertisement in while they’re at it 😉 .  Stay tuned or call us if you are interested!

Announcing our Free Seminar, “What is the Web 2.0” ?

We all have been hearing about this term for a while, but what is the definition of Web 2.0? What does it mean to my business, and mostly, what can it do to benefit my business?

The staff here at Web-JIVE are in the same boat, which is why we like to stay on top of what’s happening, what’s relevant in the Web world, and how how businesses can benefit from it.  That’s why we developed this free seminar.

This seminar will introduce you to our version of Web 2.0, and the technologies behind it like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.  What most people don’t know is, this is the Web 2.0!  Go figure…

This seminar is designed to show you how to combine these technologies to create your “Web Marketing 2.0” campaign and explain the power behind using them. This seminar is for a larger audience, not just Web-JIVE clients so, if you know someone who might be interested, please forward this newsletter on to them.

Please RSVP for this seminar since seating is limited (heard that one before?). The date for this great seminar is April 20th, 2010. The venue is the Arkansas State Chamber, located at 1200 West Capital, Little Rock AR. 72203 (click the link for directions).

The Benfits of Calendars

A calendar is a tool that, if used properly, can communicate a great amount of information to site visitors.  Calendars are effective when a company keeps them current and posts all items of interest to potential and current customers.  This could include upcoming seminars, trade shows, sales or specials at your company, meetings of interest, or maybe reminders of deadlines like forms and fees due. Read More

 

Does Your Company Need A Newsletter?

Does you company need a newsletter?Electronic newsletters are utilized by many companies to communicate new and updated information to a large number of people with a simple email message.  When utilizing a newsletter, your website should include an easy way for visitors to register (sign-up) to receive the newsletter.   The actual newsletter email message you send should always include an “un-register” option for people who do not wish to receive the newsletter any longer.  As a Web-JIVE customer, we can help you add this functionality quick while providing tips and guidelines on how and when to use newsletters.

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Getting Customer Feedback

Voting polls allow you to solicit feedback from site visitors regarding any number of subjects.  Web-JIVE sites contain a standard Voting Poll tool that can be set up and maintained with ease.   A Voting Poll can allow you to ask for feedback on a current news story, or a specific product or service you offer or could offer in the future.

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Getting In Contact

A Company Directory is a tool that allows site users and visitors information for departments and/or individuals at your company.  Directory tools often allow the user to organize and update information from the site.  Many tools allow creation of dedicated lists of employees, members, teams or groups.  Some sites may wish to control the amount of information available through custom field selection.  Other sites allow access to directory information only to registered users.

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At Web-JIVE, we are committed to helping you grow your business and utilize your website to it’s fullest potential.  We develop all customer websites using the Joomla! CMS, an award-winning content management system with more than 4600 available add-on tools that allow you to design a site that attracts more customers and provides more value to you and your clients.

In coming weeks, Web-JIVE will be blogging about many of the available website add-on tools that can assist you in your day-to-day business.  Many of these items are included on your existing site, it’s simply a matter of turning them on.  There are also many add-ons that have a nominal charge, but add so much to your site in the form of functionality and design.  So stay tuned, and check back on the Web-JIVE site often!  There’s always something interesting going on there!

Remember, the web is not just a marketing tool – it’s a business tool as well.  When you start thinking about it, you can see that it’s easy to get excited about all the potential in this one tool you have for your business…your WEBSITE!