How Long is Your Slow Computer Start Up Time

Posted by Kevin Gray

Nov 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As a busy business owner, nothing is more frustrating than being made to wait; especially when that waiting seems unnecessary. And when it comes to waiting for your computer to start up, most business owners are all too familiar with the frustration of impatiently watching as their computer goes through the slow and agonizing process of getting ready for you to actually use it. Most Microsoft Windows computers take between 3-4 minutes to completely rev up, not including opening any programs outside of the start-up menu. Multiply that time over a year, and you’ve got yourself 17 hours of staring at the screen, drumming your fingers on the desk and trying to figure out how to be productive while your computer boots up.

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Topics: Tech Tips, slow computer

The Age of Smartphones: How To Prepare Your Website

Posted by Amy Williams

Nov 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM


 There’s a growing trend in the United States, and we’re willing to bet you're part of it. Can you guess what it is? It’s smartphone ownership.

Sixty-eight percent of adult Americans own a smartphone, up from 35 percent in 2011. That’s an increase of 80,015,371 smartphones in only 5 years. 

The pocket sized computers’ ownership growth is off the charts, and makes the devices impossible to ignore in day-to-day life.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, news feeds, and Google searches are all available with a button push and a few finger swipes.

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Topics: web design

Why Using a DIY Website Builder May Be a Bad Idea for Your Business

Posted by Mike Tungate

Nov 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Lately it seems like many of the television advertisements about building websites are actually promoting website builders where you simply point and click and build your own website. While these sort of point and click type sites may look appealing there are some things that can be disastrous for a website made with them. Before you decide to use a Do It Yourself (DIY) website builder you’ll want to read some of the problems listed below and find out exactly why using a DIY Website Builder may be a bad idea, especially for your business website.

A Website Needs to Be Unique

After the latest rounds of Google search algorithm updates one of the main things that can affect a site in the search results is how unique the site is. Consider how unique your site would be if you built it using a DIY website builder. It’s likely that the design and much of the linking structure will be like hundreds of other sites that were created using it.

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Topics: web design, DIY