Staten Island Green Business Luncheon

Join us Friday, October 21st from Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Ruddy and Dean’s for the Monthly Green Business Lunch. NYSERDA will be our guest. Learn How to Save Money on your Energy Bills and Network with Small Business Owners. This program is sponsored by West Brighton LDC with Citi-Foundation. Lunch is $15. R.S.V.P. 718-816-4775 [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:29+00:00 October 14th, 2011|Events, Staten Island, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Staten Island Green Business Luncheon

American Jobs Act – What’s In It?

If you would like to know what's in the American Jobs Act in Plain English. Read This. Every American should put their political opinions aside and look at this act. This act can help small business. It can create jobs for people. We Scraped the information off of http://www.whitehouse.gov/     Here are the Highlights: [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:30+00:00 October 1st, 2011|Current Events, Staten Island, The Economy, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on American Jobs Act – What’s In It?

What Is Google Wallet?

Google wallet allows consumers to store their credit cards, loyalty cards, gift cards and coupons on an app on their smartphone. Rewards coupons and offers can be processed through google wallet. al cards are put through as credit cards so you never enter a debit PIN number. This video we posted is a good basic [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:31+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on What Is Google Wallet?

What are Staten Islanders Doing About The Toll Hikes?

With the Goethals and Bayonne and Outerbridge tolls rising from $8.00 to $12.00 for commuters paying cash, you would think there would be rioting on the streets, protests and traffic barricades to show our anger towards this unfair additional tax on our borough. I am surprised that commuters haven't come over the bridge in masses [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:31+00:00 September 22nd, 2011|BetterBizWorks, Current Events, Staten Island, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on What are Staten Islanders Doing About The Toll Hikes?

Two Women Turn Their Love for Pies Into A Business

Here's a success story of two women that took a love for baking pies and turned it into a business. Of course the Internet played a major role in their endeavor. Building your business online allows you to save money on rent, furnishings and space for visitors to come. Creating a website with a real [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:31+00:00 September 17th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Two Women Turn Their Love for Pies Into A Business

Promoting your Event Online

This video shows a not for profit using limited ad budget online to promote their festival in Iowa. It baffles the mind when you think about business in the New York Metropolitan Area that isn't using online advertising and a useful website to bring in more business. Many not for profits today have limited  resources [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:31+00:00 September 17th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Promoting your Event Online

Opening a Restaurant Can be Terrifying But…

Opening a Restaurant can be a terrifying experience if you're not prepared. Marketing your restaurant on the web can help you get more customers and allow them to let other people know what a great place you have. Make sure you let your customers know that they can give you a review online if they [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:31+00:00 September 17th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Opening a Restaurant Can be Terrifying But…

Chocolate Company Advertises Online

Expand your footprint beyond your local community. I see plenty of new businesses serving food locally. Most new food companies aren't getting the volume from their local area in this economy. Most people put up a website and wait for people to find it by accident. Hopefully you know that you should be advertising online [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:31+00:00 September 17th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Chocolate Company Advertises Online

No One Profits Until The Sale Is Made

Sometimes in business we lose site of the fact that sales drive our profits. Not operations, service or inventory, but sales. Here a sales 101 video to get you back on track. Reward salesman that produce. Don't worry if you fell that your best salespeople are compensated too well. If they are making your company [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 September 11th, 2011|Marketing, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on No One Profits Until The Sale Is Made

What To Do With Your Family Business

Like anywhere else in America, Staten Island has it's share of family owned business. Many family members step into an already running business started by their mother, father or grandparents. Some people keep the businesses going just the way they were and do well, others improve it, destroy it or sell it. The dilemma is [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 September 11th, 2011|The Economy, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on What To Do With Your Family Business

Google+ Tips

Here is a video from Google on how to get started with Google+. You can get started by making some circles. This video will show you how. The most interesting thing about Google+ is it's ability to create different circles of friends. In traditional social networking sites everyone the you associate with can be in [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 September 3rd, 2011|Social Networking, Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Google+ Tips

Choosing the Right Legal Entity for Your Business

We get plenty of new businesses coming to us for websites. Many times we are asked questions about what type of legal entity is best . the answers are varied depending on your individual situation. It's always best to consult an attorney with your own situation before making a decision. we came across this video [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 September 3rd, 2011|Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Choosing the Right Legal Entity for Your Business

Your Blog And Facebook

Everyone asks us to put a Facebook like button on their website. Some people ask us to put put a link from their website to their Facebook page, which I think is a bit backwords. As a website owner your goal should be to bring people from your social media pages to your website, where [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 August 27th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Networking, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Your Blog And Facebook

Backup Your Website Files

I come across many issues with business ownwers because they never thought about backup files of their website, or worse yet their previous web designer didn't have a backup before something went wrong. This leaves the business owner with nothing but a memory of a website. Many things can go wrong when it comes to [...]

By | 2012-06-07T15:36:30+00:00 August 27th, 2011|Cyber Security, Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Backup Your Website Files

Basic Overview of the Google Analytics Dashboard

Google Dashboard On the dashboard of Google Analytics You will get a chart that will display a graph of visits for the period of time that you specify. By changing the time period in the upper right hand corner you change the reporting on the Google Dashboard. You can change the date ranges to accommodate [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 August 27th, 2011|Advertising, BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Basic Overview of the Google Analytics Dashboard

Social Networking on Staten Island For Your Business

For many years I lived on Staten Island and did business in Manhattan and Northern NJ. My wife had a local hair salon on Staten Island (Chrysalis Salon) and I decided to commute for business. Eventually I was selling nationally. I enjoyed it for a while, but grew tired of it over time.  In those [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|BetterBizWorks, Marketing, Social Networking, Staten Island, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Social Networking on Staten Island For Your Business

Print through the Cloud with Google Cloud Print

With Google Cloud Print you can print from where ever you are to where ever you want to print. Print at your office while you're at your home or visa versa. Soon there will be cloud ready printers but you can still most likely use your existing printer. This is a great application for enterprise [...]

By | 2017-05-02T16:52:32+00:00 August 21st, 2011|Cloud Applications, Technology, Tips For Small Business|Comments Off on Print through the Cloud with Google Cloud Print