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April 19, 2017
save money and grow your business

Creative Ways to Save Money in Your Small Business

Sometimes the best way to grow your small business is to save money on the things that don’t matter to invest them in those things that do. I recently offered our readers some suggestions on How to Save Money on Web Hosting fees. Today, let’s look at some other ways […]
April 5, 2017
Save Money - Best Website Hosting

How to Save Money on Website Hosting

We recently did an audit of many of those accounts we take for granted — the ones we put on auto-pilot. One of the accounts we reviewed was our website hosting provider. Once you find an excellent website host, you don’t want to change things. Finding that provider is never […]
March 22, 2017
Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout

Preventing Burnout for Entrepreneurs

Burnout for entrepreneurs is not the exception to the rule… it IS the rule. When you are an entrepreneur it’s easy to end up being “always at work” and always on call. How you overcome burnout will make the difference in whether you are a successful entrepreneur or a statistic. Define […]
March 15, 2017
pc matic blog post

AV Concerns? We Still Recommend Kaspersky

A year ago, we posted an article recommending Kaspersky Internet Security as our favorite anti-virus solution for most home computer and small business users. Recently we have seen multiple television commercials for a product called PC Matic. It claims to be 100% American made and claims to be the only […]
January 2, 2017
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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality Questions You might be wondering, what is net neutrality? And, why do we care? Great questions! According to Wikipedia net neutrality is defined as “the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally.[9] Internet traffic includes all of the different messages, files and data sent over the […]
December 2, 2016
Web Design trends for 2017

Design Trends for 2017

Web Design Trends for 2017 The designers here at Cool Jazz Web Design Studio are always on the lookout for the latest in website design and where those trends will be taking us. Looking forward allows us to build a site for you or your business that will not look […]
November 27, 2016
Content First design

Content-First Design at Cool Jazz

Here at Cool Jazz Web Design we follow the philosophy of content-first design. What Is Content-First Design? Content-first design is design that is content driven. In other words, you have to know what the content is, BEFORE you start the design process. Many web design companies will throw up a template, […]
October 2, 2016
Tips to Help You Market Your Blog

10 Marketing Tips for Bloggers

1. Select a clean theme Buying a theme doesn’t guarantee quality. Some premium or paid themes have “dirty” code that don’t do you any SEO favors. On the other hand, some “free” themes do a great job. Do your due diligence before selecting. Beware of poorly functioning/performing themes or those […]
September 16, 2016
Blogging Tips for Beginners

Blogging Tips for Beginners

1. Begin with a self-hosted WordPress blog Period. Google loves WordPress. You will love it too. It will pay huge dividends over the course of your blogging career. WordPress is a great CMS with flexible options you can add as you need them. Self-hosting means you are in control of […]
August 27, 2016
Asus Zenbook Laptop

Protect Your Laptop & Select a Great Laptop Bag

Laptops are getting smaller, lighter, and easier to carry around. So it may be tempting to just drop them down in a largish purse or a tote bag, along with your other necessities and hit the road… Don’t do it! Laptops, although a common piece of equipment, are still delicate. […]
July 19, 2016
blogging works

Does Blogging Really Matter?

Still Not Blogging, Eh? Listen Up! I haven’t beaten the blogging drum in awhile, at least not publicly. Of course I believe in blogging. It works for me, it works for others. Like you, many of my clients come from referrals. The rest are a result of reading my articles […]
June 4, 2016
Matt Bevin & Steve Knight

GABBF 2016: The Rain (and The Governor) Made it Better

The Great American Brass Band Festival of 2016 was visited by some rain (and the Governor) this afternoon, both of which made things a little more fun. We aren’t just sponsors of GABBF again this year — Steve is an original member of the Advocate Brass Band (started 30 years ago – which makes Steve […]