How Fast is Your Website?

Speed matters! Why? The faster the page load, the better the visitor experience. Page speed is important to users and visitors because let’s face it…we are all impatient. If your pages load slow, customers are moving onto your competitor, especially when it comes to mobile.

There are many factors that determine website load speeds, such as:

  • The browser being used, i.e. Chrome, Firefox or the antiquated Microsoft Edge aka I.E. (sorry Microsoft)
  • The device being used, i.e. smart phone, tablet or desktop
  • The available Internet speed, i.e. 3G, 4G or 5G

All these factors affect the download speed of your website pages.  However, it all boils down to this…

Speed matters in getting you top positioning on Google, and increases conversion rates of visitors.

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You’re Losing Customers!

Your business isn’t growing, you’re losing customers and struggling to stay afloat.  Your website, or lack thereof, could be what is killing your business.

But don’t worry.  There’s a painless and affordable solution…and yes, we have it.

89% of Americans online use a mobile device, like a smart phone, to access the web and 75% judge a business by its website.

With these statistics, it’s do or die not only for your business to have a website, but for it to be mobile-responsive and mobile-friendly.

Your biggest problem?  You don’t have the deep pockets to create an effective, professional website. Wrong! There is an easy and economical way to build credibility and professionalism that includes all the following key ingredients of a multi-layered website for a fraction of the price…at almost a 50% savings:

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5 Must-Haves for Best Website Design

5 Website Must-Haves

How can my business have the best website design in Westchester County, NY?

Well, you’ve come to the right place!

Your website is no longer just a billboard for your business. Your website is now a 24/7/365 virtual sales force working for you even when you are not working. And, people online do judge a business by its website, so first impressions do matter.

Recognizing this fact is the first step in creating a website that will garner the customers and sales you need in order to be successful.

94% of users leave a website that uses outdated web design

There are 5 must-haves for a website to work efficiently as your lean, mean lead generation machine. If you follow these web standards, you’re on your way to a flourishing business.

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How To Market to Millennials

How to Market to Millennials

How important is it to include Millennials in your marketing efforts? Let’s put it this way, if you’re missing this audience, you’re losing money.

Millennials can get a bad rap for being lazy, entitled and demanding, but let’s face it, they’re also ambitious, proficient with technology and well-educated. And, because of the number of Millennials out there, they’re also highly influential.

The Millennial population is projected to spend $1.4 trillion shopping each year by 2020

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How to Create a Solid Marketing Plan

As a small business owner in Westchester County, NY, one of the top business resolutions you should have this year, and every year, is to have a solid marketing plan.

For those of you who don’t have a plan for 2019, it’s not too late.  You can still start the new year off right by creating your business marketing plan now using our valuable how-to tips.

In need of additional help? If you’re not currently subscribed to our e-newsletter, all you have to do is sign up here and we’ll send you a FREE E-Book that includes a marketing plan template. If you already receive our e-newsletter, but don’t have the E-Book, please email us today and we’ll be delighted to send it to you.

A marketing plan keeps you on track toward your goals and is the ultimate guide to successfully growing your business.

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Increase Your Holiday Sales

The holiday buying season is here, and now is the time to easily increase your holiday sales.

I always tell my clients, look into your “tool chest” and simply recycle past offers or specials. A perfect example of this is to reintroduce, or create, your business “Gift Certificate” or “Gift Card.”

77% of Americans have given a gift card in the last year, and for the eighth year in a row, gift cards and certificates are the most requested holiday gift item.

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Alert: Google Website Security Requirements

Is your small business website being flagged as “Not Secure” when visitors try to access it?  If you don’t have an SSL Certificate, the answer is (or will be) YES.

Unfortunately, if your website does not have an SSL Certificate, Google and browsers will red flag it as “Not Secure.”  This means that you will definitely lose visitors and potential customers every second of every day.  And, if you don’t see the “Not Secure” yet, you most likely will by the end of this year.

Google and browsers will red flag websites without SSL Certificates as “NOT SECURE” and unsafe!

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5 Guaranteed Ways to Lose a Customer

Do you know why your Westchester County, NY small business is losing customers?

Most small businesses spend lots of money focusing primarily on getting new customers.

You don’t have to spend time and resources finding new clients, just keep the ones you have happy and coming back.

Research shows acquiring a new customer on average is 10 times MORE expensive than keeping an existing one

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A Summertime Business Strategy That Works

Summertime Business Strategy That Works

What’s a good summertime business strategy that will work for your Westchester, NY small business?

Summer can be slow for some businesses, so while you’re relaxing on the beach one of the best ways to stay top-of-mind with your customers and improve communication is with an e-newsletter.

 Email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter

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How to Handle Bad Reviews

How to handle bad reviewsAs a Westchester, NY small business owner, how do you handle bad reviews and make the best out of them?

You can’t please everyone, unfortunately, but you CAN make the best of a negative review.

If a business resolves its issue quickly and efficiently, 95% of unhappy customers return back to your business.

92% of consumers read online reviews, so there will always be Negative Nellies or people who like to complain. However, there are also legitimate complaints. Perhaps you did your best with a product or service you provided, and for some reason it just didn’t work out for the customer exactly the way they would’ve liked. It’s not the end of the world.

Only YOU have the power to turn a negative situation into a positive when it comes to YOUR business.

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