Why Use Social Media

Why Use Social Media? Most of us use it. does it really pay. It can, if you use it right.There are companies making money, increasing customer satisfaction. creating fans, and improving their reputation by using social media It can be a double edged sword if it's used wrong. If you engage other people through social [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:23+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Marketing, Social Networking, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Why Use Social Media

Search Engine Optimization Tips and Ideas

What is search engine optimization and what does it mean to you as a website owner. I came across this video on the basics of SEO, that I think every webmaster should know about. This video by Lee Lefever does a great job of explaining the basics to website newbies. The most import thing to [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:23+00:00 March 8th, 2013|Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Tips For Small Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Search Engine Optimization Tips and Ideas

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Your Website

When it comes to search engine optimization no one knows more than Google. The information provided is for websites smaller than 50 pages. This Video gives small business great start-up tips to help you rank higher with the search engines.  I have summarized the main points. The seo tips and info are as follows:   [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:24+00:00 February 27th, 2013|BetterBizWorks, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Search Engine Optimization Tips for Your Website

Web Design: Do it Yourself or Custom Made

  If you're starting a business today, you need to consider the type of website you want to represent your company. Are you looking to establish your brand? Building your brand will help potential customers recognize your business and its purpose. The design of your website should attract new prospects and funnel them towards measurable [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:24+00:00 August 22nd, 2012|Tips For Small Business, Uncategorized, Website Design|Comments Off on Web Design: Do it Yourself or Custom Made

Forest Avenue’s Spring Stroll Shows BIDs are working

Growing up in Staten Island in the 60's and 70s I remember when Port Richmond Avenue was a shopping Mecca. While there is still shopping there, unfortunately it has lost it's luster over the years, as business owners moved to other areas and lost interest. There's a new game in town where business owners create [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:25+00:00 May 18th, 2012|Staten Island, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Forest Avenue’s Spring Stroll Shows BIDs are working

A New Way To Grow Your Business

I constantly hear from business owners that there is no help for the small businessman. I am involved with a few entities that are of immense help to small business owners. SCORE, the SBDC and the WBCLDC in Staten Island are great ways for burgeoning businesses to get a leg up when starting a business [...]

By | 2012-06-07T15:04:50+00:00 May 2nd, 2012|Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on A New Way To Grow Your Business

Google Apps For Business On The Cloud

Keeping your business on the cloud instead of held captive on a server, in your office is more efficient, more effective and more convenient than ever before. Google Apps offers an easy way to keep email, documents, events, and business communications all in one place with easy access for you and your employees. Google Apps [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:25+00:00 February 25th, 2012|Cloud Applications, Staten Island, Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Google Apps For Business On The Cloud

Web Marketing Primer

What is Internet marketing. Different people feel internet marketing means different things. Internet marketing includes many methods to help increase sales or awareness online. Internet marketing should be connect to your print marketing program to help enhance it. Internet Marketing Components include: a website relevant website content subscription offer on site search engine marketing Search [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:26+00:00 January 29th, 2012|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Lessons, Marketing, Our Services, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Web Marketing Primer

SOPA – What is it?

SOPA is he latest attempt at stopping online piracy which for the most part is a good thing. The problem is that the latest series of bills also affects our liberty. Protecting against copyright infringement and illegal content on websites. These bills are supposedly targeted at websites that allow indiscriminant piracy on a huge scale. [...]

By | 2012-06-07T15:34:09+00:00 January 18th, 2012|Technology, The Economy, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on SOPA – What is it?

Planning Your Website (A Winning Strategy)

When planning the layout for their website, most companies add too much content, in an effort to educate the consumer.  Some try to be everything to everyone. They listen to customer feedback. Unfortunately the majority of customer feedback comes from the complainers and customers that have nothing better to do but critique your site. The [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:26+00:00 December 18th, 2011|Advertising, Marketing, Tips For Small Business, Website Design|Comments Off on Planning Your Website (A Winning Strategy)

Refine Your Website Marketing

Most business owners I speak with aren't clear on what their business goals are for their website. They know they want more customers. For the most part they have created an extension of their business card online, but they haven't set up a blueprint for how to funnel the visitor into:   Providing lead information [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:26+00:00 December 14th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Refine Your Website Marketing

VTiger CRM Database Demo

BetterBizWorks builds custom databases for Sales and CRM. We also offer lower cost open source databases like VTiger CRM. Open Source mean that the code of this software is open instead of proprietary. Using open source databases has many advantages including periodic upgrades, your choice of many available that are able to upgrade and or [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:27+00:00 December 2nd, 2011|BetterBizWorks, Lessons, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on VTiger CRM Database Demo

How To Greet People in Business

After attending hundreds of networking meetings on Staten Island, New York City and Northern New Jersey, I have been greeted with a variety of excellent to mediocre to poor greeting methods. There is an art to effective greeting. Nothing seems to cool a relationship like a limp fish handshake, or calling someone you should know [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:27+00:00 November 28th, 2011|Social Networking, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on How To Greet People in Business

Top 10 Business Mistakes

Every once in a while business owners and managers need to stay focused in order to keep their business growing. Every once in a while we need to go back to basics and tune up our business. I came across this video that explains the top 10 business mistakes that business owners make. Take a [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:27+00:00 November 27th, 2011|Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Top 10 Business Mistakes

Fixing Your Listing on Google Places

We encourage our customers to list their busienss on Google Places. Unfortunately not eveyone puts all of their information on correctly the first time they enter it. Google has been a little slow to respond to corrections on Google Places lately, but they are improving it. This video shows you how to make a correction [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:27+00:00 November 26th, 2011|Advertising, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Fixing Your Listing on Google Places

Website Design on Staten Island

BetterBizWorks, LLC provides superior website design and Internet Marketing to Companies on Staten Island. If you have a business on Staten Island and you're thinking of creating a web presence you you show call us and set an appointment to see why more businesses turn to us for a new website , and or internet [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:28+00:00 November 5th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Our Services, Portfolio, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Staten Island, Technology, Tips For Small Business, Website Design|Comments Off on Website Design on Staten Island

Selling Your business or Getting Funding Online

Whether your trying to get funding for your business or if your trying to get the best selling price for your buiness, the internet is most likely the premium choice for advertising and bidding it out. Here are some great dealmaking strategies from the video below. Create a Great Story Think like a buyer Use [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:28+00:00 November 4th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, The Economy, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Selling Your business or Getting Funding Online

SI Businesses Should Patronize Local Office Supply Stores

Here's a thought for all small business owners. Instead of buying from the Big Box Office Supply stores that doesn't purchase from the local businesses. Patronize a small business office supply that is more likely to reciprocate. The search engines flood us with the Staples, Office Max and Office Depot's of the World. We always [...]

By | 2011-10-18T17:15:59+00:00 October 18th, 2011|BetterBizWorks, Current Events, Staten Island, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on SI Businesses Should Patronize Local Office Supply Stores

Google Employee Warns Against Buying Links

Lots of website owners ask us about link building, buying links, link services, etc. relates to SEO. Natural link building is always best. creating artificial links though buying links from companies is usually bad. Matt Cutts from Google gives his opinion here. Google still considers buying links against their guidelines and the may enforce this [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:28+00:00 October 15th, 2011|BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Google Employee Warns Against Buying Links

A Taste of Honey – Catering, Picnics and Banquet Hall

I recently attended a church picnic, and after that a company event in Staten Island. I was impressed with the range of catering that A Taste of Honey was capable of. Part of what I do is publish tips to small business. Their company picnic venue is something every business on Staten Island should look [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:29+00:00 October 14th, 2011|BetterBizWorks, Events, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on A Taste of Honey – Catering, Picnics and Banquet Hall