A favicon, or logo in the address bar of your browser, is a great way to customize your website and a way to set it apart from everyone else. It gives your website that extra little special push for your audience. I have put together a tutorial for you to follow, if you want try […]
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At 42 years of age, Jaime St. Pierre was entering his third year of completely taking over the successful logging business that his father handed over to him. It was still quite successful, yet year by year, the numbers were dwindling. what was more frustrating is that Jaime was working between 70 and 80 hours a week to […]
It is funny to think that only a few short years ago, video on websites was virtually non-existent. Nowadays, not a day goes bye when I see at least a handful of websites that have some sort of video on them. Adding video to your website has never been easier, either.
YouTube ( www.youtube.com ) […]
The name of the game is getting your name in front of the eyes as many people as possible. If you have been in business for a while, you already know this and probably can attribute much of your success to word of mouth. Whether through personal relationships, or referrals from your existing clients, word […]
Ever since the web 2.0 hit, everyone has taken notice to how they can make money by building an online community much like MySpace. True, there is a lot of money to be made in doing this, but the trick is to actually get users. As they say, there is power in numbers. Your advertisers […]
Properly structuring a website in terms of navigation can be a tricky thing. Far too often, do I see people come to me who have a website that has been struck with “Indiana Jones” syndrome.
I can picture you in front of your computer … right about now, your eyebrows are tilting.
“Tanner, just what on earth […]
Evan was a passionate guy. He always had a million ideas in his head, and was willing to talk about them to anyone who would listen. Some of the ideas were half-baked, but every once in a while he would think up a fantastic idea. Evan would lose sleep over his ideas, strategizing how exactly […]
A while back, I heard a great quote: “The beauty of running your own business is that you get to pick WHICH 80 hours you want to work each week!”
This may cause some of you to chuckle to yourselves - yet painfully so, because this is often the case for many Entrepreneurs. If you are […]
Have you ever looked up the websites of your competition online? As you *YAWN* your way through, you will most likely notice that 9/10ths of them appear to have been done by a high school kid back in 1999. You will find that many of these companies hire “cheap” web designers to build their online presence. […]
I read a fantastic quote the other day:
“Entrepreneurs will do what no one else is willing to do for a few short years, so they can do what others can’t do for the rest of their lives!”
It is thinking like this that helps us push through to the next level - to make something successful […]
As told by Tanner Jones, Owner of Tanner Creative
A few months back, I got a call from the business owner of a computer parts shop. The phone rang …
“Hello, this is Tanner. How my I help you?” I answered.
A fairly predictable response as far as sales inquiries go came on the other line:
“Hi there, My […]
The difference between features and benefits often parallel that of the difference between a technician (the doers) and entrepreneur (the innovators). How many times have you come across a little known item that is clearly 500 times better on paper than its uber successful counterpart? To better illustrate what I am talking about, lets look at an […]
It is the biggest struggle any business owner has to deal with. How do I bring in more leads for my business? A business can live off of referrals and word of mouth for a while, but for most businesses, without leads generation, it will eventually die. A small business owner’s dream is to turn […]
Flash is a great way to really make your website to stand out above the crowd, but if not used in the correct situations, it could be potentially devastating for the traffic you are trying to drive into your website.
What is Flash?
The odds are, that if you are reading this article, you already know what […]
The web design industry has literally tens of thousands of companies competing for your business! Find out why you need a highly qualified website design and development firm, such as Tanner Creative - and not someone that you just heard about from your friend’s uncle’s brother.
Over the past several years, I have taken note […]
The Internet is full of websites that do absolutely nothing for the company they represent. Does your company need a website, or will hiring a web design firm be a waste of money?
The Problem: We hear all the time from business owners “The Internet doesn’t ‘work’ for my company. I already have a website, and […]
Imagine yourself with your newly built website. You hired a Website Design company for a few thousand dollars, and they did a great job. They designed it how you like, it functions well and it is easy to navigate.
The problem is - it has proven to be anything but an enhancement to your business! […]
What does it take for my company to have a Website on the Internet?”This is one of the most asked question we have from our clients. There is a three-step process, that I’d like to go through with you that will allow you to fully understand how a web company puts a website online for […]
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Perhaps one of the strongest cases for having a website that you can edit yourself (or at least have someone at your disposal who can edit it for you, at anytime) is the ability to sell your product/service, and do so effectively.
I am not just talking about adding product, or changing prices either. Many times, […]
Having a business card is a good idea. Having an unforgettable business card is a great idea. Having an unforgettable business card that points your prospects to your explosive website is a winning combination that will most assuredly bring you in more business.
For years, I would stroll around town without a stack of business cards […]
If there is one common theme I have seen from church to church, it is the volunteer problem when it comes to website maintenance. If you are someone who has something to do with your church’s website, then you know exactly what I am talking about.
A good intentioned volunteer steps forward and builds you a […]
I have been a Microsoft Outlook user for years. It helps me keep up with my appointments, it reminds me of conference calls and even notifies me when a friend or family member is about to have a birthday - not that I ever forget any of them! ;)
Perhaps the most overlooked productivity tool in Outlook […]
Okay, so your new Tanner Creative built website is doing well for you. So well, in fact, you have so many projects coming in, you don’t know what to do with yourself! Dare I say it - even if by some other means your business is flourishing, you may or may not know how to […]
Why do website projects have such a high failure rate? There are many reasons, but the one I would like to focus on today, is the unsung hero of any project: The Specifications Writer.
Yes, the Spec Writer often doesn’t even exist in various web projects, or at least that role is oftentimes taken by someone […]
A quote has stuck with me for some time now, ever since I first read it:
“Travel alone, and you will go fast. Travel together, and you will go far.”
Powerful! For quite some time now, I have wanted to write a book that not only helps others with their website in terms of getting it to that elusive […]
Why do I love developing websites so much? Firstly, because I absolutely love the fact that I own a successful website development firm. One that which I know all of my clients have hand picked me to do business with over the thousands of other website developers in the world. Secondly, because I am an […]
Okay, lets move away from the glut of template service providers for a moment. You know who I’m talking about. All of the big companies that draw in the millions of small business owners, who havent a clue. The ones who get you to believe that “for only $100, you too can have a website”, […]