Viewing entries posted in April 2015

Mobilegeddon - the need for mobile friendly websites

In 2008 a bold prediction was made by one analyst and industry watcher: "Mobile to overtake fixed internet access by 2014". (Mary Meeker, analyst at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and author of the annual Internet Trends report.)

That statement was made as it became obvious that we are using our mobile devices (tablets, phones, phablets) for more searches and functions while out and about. Think about your own habits...how often are you sitting at a desktop or laptop computer versus at a mobile device?

We're also now much more confident doing more online transactions on our phones - everything including purchasing, renewing, registering, even banking. For many of us, there's no real need to use a non-mobile device.

So is your site responsive or mobile friendly? To find out and read more, click here.

 

Posted 20 April 2015 | 0 comments

Day 100 - It's your lucky day!

It's the 100th day of the year! That can only mean two things. First, that time is flying by faster than fast thing. And second, it's time to celebrate!

Why celebrate, you ask?Day 100

Because 100 is a great number. We celebrate when we score 100% on an exam. We party when someone makes it to the age of 100. We applaud when someone plays their 100th game. We cheer when a cricketer scores a century. Okay, well only the people who understand the game of cricket celebrate that last one...

But 100 days is a fantastic milestone to reach in the calendar and it's a great day to pause and take stock of what we've done and where we are so far this year.

We're almost a third of the way through 2015  how are things going for you in your business?

Have you accomplished the things you said you would? Have you ticked many of the things off your list of new year's resolutions or your bucket list? Have you stuck to your marketing plans so far?

If you haven't done everything you've planned, or are running a little behind schedule, that's okay. Don't beat yourself up over it. Just get back on track. That might mean getting that plan out and revising it a bit. But wherever you are, make sure you're getting those ideas out of your head and down on paper to increase the likelihood of them coming to fruition.

We've been talking about the importance of writing ideas and goals down for years now - check out one of our earlier blogs called The Best Business Advice Ever Shared.

Before you know it we'll be at day 200 (if you're curious, it's July 19 this year).

So take a few minutes today to stop, review, reflect, and regroup. And don't forget to celebrate!

Posted 10 April 2015 | 0 comments