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We've Moved!

Yes, we've moved our business.  Don't worry we are still in the greater downtown area, but we have moved up a street or two.  Our new location is officially 312 W Residence.  We bought a little house that has been renovated into office space and have cozied into a great little block.  Our neighbors are great, and we are very excited to be here.  We've actually got a lot of room—way more room than we need.  In fact, if you know of someone wanting to move their business to downtown Albany ...

In all seriousness, we'd love for you to come take a look at the new place.  We are working with the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce to do a ribbon cutting.  We'll keep you posted on when that is.  In the meantime, here are some pictures for you to look at instead.  Hope you like 'em!


Halloween Costume Ideas for the Office

Bring Halloween to the Office

Halloween is oh so much fun, and this year, it's on a Friday, which means the office gets to participate in the dress-up fun!

Although many may be under the assumption that getting festive for Halloween could send an unprofessional vibe to your clients, I'm in the camp of people who think its a great way to interact with them, and to show your personality in a light, fun way. Plus, are we really going to let the kids have all of the Halloween dress-up fun?

The added bonus is that your clients who are on social media will LOVE the pictures posted of your costumes.
It's a great way to highlight your business and could even lead your clients to sharing your photo to their network of friends, which increases the possibility of gaining new clients! 

So, here's a round up of a few DIY Halloween costume ideas that are work-friendly and definitely fun. 


5 Things You Didn't Know Google Could Do


With over 3.5 billion searches per day, it's clear that Google is readily used by many people around the globe. It is used so much that it even makes its way into our everyday speech. Often when a question is posed in a conversation and none of the participants can provide an answer, someone usually suggests that they "Google it." Similarly, if we need to research an important topic, chances are, we won't begin at the library. We will most likely begin the Google starting line, ready to take off and browse through the world wide web. Although sometimes it takes a little exploring, there are ways to pin down our search results even faster. Here are a few tips you can use while Googling in order to find what you are searching for quickly and easily.