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I Don't Have Time to Blog

I don't have time to blog this week.  I really don't.  I've been in meeting after meeting the past two weeks.  Today I had two scheduled for the same time ... oops.  I just finished a meeting with a new client, and I am waiting on a meeting with an old client.  I simply don't have time to blog this week.  So, what am I going to do?  I'm going to blog.

It occurs to me that a lot of people don't have time to blog—especially us small business owners.  Nonetheless, blogging is so important to the promotion of your business, the education of your clientele and even the search engine optimization of your website.  So, what do you do when you don't have time to blog?  You blog.

Get ready for alliteration overload while I give you daily ideas that you can try during those times that you simply don't have time.

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Jump In with the New

Jump In with the New

This February marks 3 years that I have been working with DanielTitus.com. It's been a wonderful journey, and it causes me to reflect upon the years past. When I think about my first week at DTC, I still laugh to myself. I felt so over my head, thinking "what on earth have I gotten myself into?" Fortunately, Daniel is a great, patient teacher, so I ended up learning a lot over the course of a few months. Sometimes I think back on the work I used to do. It was undoubtedly simpler, somewhat easier, and at times more fun, but I did not have the same skill set I have now. In a year from now, I should be a more skilled web designer than I am now. I think this is partially due to years of experience, but it's also due to the push of technology. 

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Thinking Local

Think Local

I am excited to be involved with the Think Local campaign through the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.  I have loved and supported small and local businesses for as long as I've had money in my pockets.  However, because I like to play the Devil's Advocate, I have argued with myself on this point a bit too.  Isn't it important to support the National and Global economy and not just the Local economy?  I mean, after all, I am a capitalist.  Shouldn't I just buy the best mouse trap for the best price?

Answer: I "think local" precisely because I am a capitalist!

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New Year, New House!

Open House

Join us on Thursday, January 8th, for a ribbon cutting or drop in any time from 4:30 - 6:30! We'd love to show you the new place. Help us celebrate being in our new location in the Old Northside Historic District.

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The Importance of an Honest Business Image

Honest Business Image

I am always telling people, "Trust your designer."  Even if your designer is not me, trust your designer.  However, it occurred to me recently that not all designers are honest.  Not all creative people are honest about who they are or what kind of work they do or what kind of price they charge or ... whatever.  It's shocking; I know.  There are creative professionals who claim to care about content but just wow everyone with bells and whistles.  There are those who claim to specialize but undercut every dog walker in town just to get a job.  They are not honest about what kind of a business they run.  So, what is my advice to those who have a designer (or other creative professional) who is not honest?  This is not something I say often because I think that one's work should speak for itself, but my advice is this.  If you your creative professional is not honest fire him, and hire one you can trust.

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