High Prices: Small Town Weakness #4… & Possible Solutions

High pricing is the fourth of seven common small town weaknesses identified by Becky McCray of Small Biz Survival. As promised in this post, following is a summary of Becky’s post on this area, as well as a few of my own observations as it pertains to Lewistown and the surrounding Central Montana area. Keep Reading…

Limited Selection: Small Town Weakness #3… & Possible Solutions

Limited selection is the third of seven common small town weaknesses identified by Becky McCray of Small Biz Survival. As promised in this post, following is a summary of Becky’s post on this area, as well as a few of my own suggestions as it pertains to Lewistown and the surrounding Central Montana area. Keep Reading…

Poor Customer Service: Small Town Weakness #2… & Possible Solutions

Poor customer service is the second of seven common small town weaknesses identified by Becky McCray of Small Biz Survival. As promised in this post, following is a summary of Becky’s post on this area, as well as a few of my own as it pertains to Lewistown and the surrounding Central Montana area. Keep Reading…

Limited Business Hours: Small Town Weakness #1… & Possible Solutions

Lewistown, Montana, is known for its historic stone buildings, friendly people, the strength of its community and the old fashioned charm of its Main Street. But like all small towns, Lewistown has its weaknesses. As I mentioned in this post, our local businesses face competition from neighboring cities, as well as the Internet, and there is a constant struggle to convince locals to “shop local.” Keep Reading…

Beyond Simply Saying “Shop Local”

Shop Local” is a plea heard frequently from Central Montana business owners struggling to compete with 1) larger, neighboring cities and their multitudes of Big Box stores and cheaper prices, and 2) the Internet.

Few would argue there are many valid reasons we should support our local businesses… Keep Reading…

Why WP Engine Is My Web Host of Choice

When an individual or business first decides to develop a website, many choose a group site-builder approach where you can easily launch a site without worries about hosting, back-end maintenance or coding of any sort. Examples of such services include BuildYourSite.com, Web.com, Wix.com, Weebly.com and WordPress.com (not to be confused with WordPress.org). Keep Reading…

7 Value-Added Content Ideas for Your Website, Blog or Social Media Sites

lightbulbIt can be a challenge to consistently add new & valuable content to your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter or other social media account … but that’s what you need to keep the visitors coming and engaged on your site.

Never fear .. here are several ideas to help get your creative juices flowing… Keep Reading…

If I’d Known Then What I Know Now…

If you’re in need of help with WordPress, you’ve landed in the right place. I don’t profess to be a WordPress expert but after using it for more than four years on multiple websites, I have learned a lot about what works, what doesn’t work and what I would do differently if I were to go back and start over again.

Help with WordPress - Tips for Planning Your First SiteFortunately, I am now able to put that experience and knowledge to use when putting together sites for others, which is part of the reason why I’ve decided to start offering my services through this business, particularly those who don’t have the time or interest in figuring it out for themselves.

But for those who’d like to take a stab at creating their own WordPress site, I thought I’d share a few tips and things to think about in hopes of saving you some of the headaches I experienced doing the same… Keep Reading…

Win a FREE Web Package with our Lift Up Launch Contest!

Celebrate the launch of Webtiste by helping to Lift Up a Montana organization or small business! Keep Reading…