Small Business Social Media and Marketing Seminar

Wednesday February 11, 2015 Charles Di Bartolo from BetterBizWorks will be holding a FREE Seminar for small business owners with The Small Business Development Center at SCI on Staten Island. Learn  the best online business tools available to help you market your business.  Social media best practices will also be covered. Charles Di Bartolo gives [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:18+00:00February 9th, 2015|BetterBizWorks, Current Events, Events, Important Business Tools, Marketing, Social Networking, Staten Island, Tips For Small Business, Website Design, Websites|Comments Off on Small Business Social Media and Marketing Seminar

SEO and Blogging on Your Site

Websites today compete for the top spots on Google and Bing when consumers search for a service. While consumers may not search for that particular business, it may come up based on it’s services, and the amount of clicks the site gets. One way the sites get noticed is through Search Engine Optimization, or SEO [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:18+00:00August 30th, 2014|Advertising, Important Business Tools, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Networking, Tips For Small Business, Websites|Comments Off on SEO and Blogging on Your Site

Building a Website – Things To Consider

Before you decide to have a website built, think about what you want the site to accomplish for your buiness. Will it be a brochure site, a blog or an e-commerce site? Pick a platform that suits your needs. We like Wordpress for blogs. Open Cart and Magento for e-commerce, vTiger for CRM and you [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:18+00:00June 29th, 2014|BetterBizWorks, Tips For Small Business, Website Design, Websites|Comments Off on Building a Website – Things To Consider

Organic Search – Why It’s Important

Many business owners come to me asking for more traffic to their website. The thought never occurs to them that having great content on your website is paramount to attracting new customers and keeping existing ones. Today there is no magic pill for web traffic for small business. If you want returning customers, giving them [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:18+00:00May 31st, 2014|BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Networking, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Organic Search – Why It’s Important

Why do you need a mobile website?

The majority of American families have access to more than one mobile device on any given day. Over 15% of all internet access in America comes from a mobile device and is rising every day. Use of smartphones and tablets has exploded and the small business hasn’t kept up with mobile demand. The best way [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:19+00:00January 10th, 2014|Cloud Applications, Important Business Tools, Marketing, Tips For Small Business, Website Design, Websites|Comments Off on Why do you need a mobile website?

It’s 2014. Where’s Your Marketing Plan

It's 2014. Where is your marketing plan? Hopefully you have cut back or eliminated your telephone book ads and created a fresh website with a local professional website designer, which can help you market your business online. Once your site is built you need to create multiple streams of traffic to your website. Market your [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:19+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Advertising, Marketing, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on It’s 2014. Where’s Your Marketing Plan

Promote Your Website Online

Today, there are a lot of changes happening in the internet world, especially when it comes to the topic of search engine optimization. It is accurate that some search engine optimization structures have significantly changed; moreover it is true that following some simple plans and working properly and legally will always permit online website owners [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:19+00:00December 30th, 2013|Marketing, Social Networking, Tips For Small Business, Uncategorized, Websites|Comments Off on Promote Your Website Online

Instagram for your PC

  I have been looking for a reliable way to post photos on Instagram from my PC. I found a way that works on PCs and MACs. The website offering software to allow you to do this is Gramblr.com owned by Nokia. Once you install Gramblr software you can edit photos in you favorite editor. [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:19+00:00November 3rd, 2013|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Important Business Tools, Lessons, Social Networking, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Instagram for your PC

Important Digital Business Tools

This is a partial list of 45 useful digital business tools. We teach seminars that allow business owners and managers to take advantage of over 100 tools to give your business an edge over the competition. Call us for a schedule of our next free seminar. 212-904-0020 or join our mailing list. [contact-form-7 id="3161" title="Untitled"] [...]

By |2017-05-02T16:52:23+00:00June 17th, 2013|BetterBizWorks, Lessons, Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Important Digital Business Tools

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+00:00March 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 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+00:00August 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00December 14th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Refine Your Website Marketing