Business Management Toolbox

Computer technology is deeply rooted in practically everything we do now. In fact, we all benefit by updating our business tool boxes. Here are a few tools that I started using recently. Are these keepers for our virtual business management tool boxes? Lino – Wondering where to quickly store and retrieve your sticky notes whether you […]

Ideas: Small Business Marketing Budgets

This week alone, I’ve spoken to a half-dozen small business owners about their marketing plans and budgets. We talked about their 2010 budget and how they planned to adjust for the remainder of the year based on the results to date. Not surprisingly, few had the internal systems in place to provide hard-data on their […]

Why Upgrade to WordPress 3.0?

You’ve probably already know from the notice in your dashboards that WordPress 3.0 has been released. And, if you haven’t already done so – upgrade! NOTE: If you are a current AIM Custom Media client on a service contract, just site back and relax; we already upgraded your site. Also, we found a few WordPress […]

AIMcustom.com: WordPress 3.0 New Features

What’s included with the WordPress Version 3.0 release? Whether you need a company website, Content Management System (CMS) or just a blog, WordPress offers endless possibilities. And, with WordPress Version 3.0 the possibilities just got more interesting. But, there are several tricks of the trade when it comes to installing the right widgets, plugins, themes […]

Get Out and Get Motivated

The Richmond SCORE Chapter has invited our SCORE clients and volunteers to join us at the Get Motivated Seminar on May 19. And, if you are a SCORE client or volunteer you are invited to attend the seminar free as our guest. The seminar features many big name inspirational speakers like Rudy Giuliani, Colin Powell, […]

AIMcustom.com: Inbound Linking for Website Traffic

Use Directory Listings To Generate More Website Traffic Want more website traffic? Of course we do and we both know search engines play a major role. And, search engines like to see “inbound” links. In fact, how many sites link to yours is one of the most important measures for search engine optimization (SEO). Why? […]

AIMcustom.com: SCORE Helps Small Biz

SCORE announced the nationwide kick-off of a public/private consortium to develop training, tools and resources to help America’s small businesses compete in the Internet age by using broadband technologies. Here’s the press release: Washington, D.C., April 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is pleased to announce the formation of a public/private […]

AIMcustom.com: Going Mobile

Is it time to get serious about your “mobile” marketing campaigns? The growth rates in mobile computing are compelling and the answer is definitely yes according to industry experts. AT&T Mobility president and CEO Ralph de la Vega, says 95% of iPhone owners regularly surf the web; 30% didn’t do so on a mobile device […]

Online Marketing: Coupons Are the Deal

Everyone loves a deal. And, that is true online as well as offline. People like and seek out coupons. In fact, according to a study by Burst Media coupons made available on the Internet are getting people’s attention. Burst Media surveyed more than 4,500 women 18 years or older about their current use of the […]

Top 10 List: 2010 Most Innovative on the Web

You probably never heard of the company Quantcast. But, they are one of the top 10 most innovative for 2010 according to Fast Company (Quantcast is number 3 in the web category, one notch ahead of twitter). We started using Quantcast to track website demographic data a few years ago after reading an article about […]

Harnessing the Power of Social Media White Paper

Do you believe that on-the-job use of social networks by employees holds the potential to transform the world of work? Are you leveraging the connective power of social media to enhance productivity, innovation, collaboration, reputation and employee engagement? According to a white paper by Manpower, well-know organizations are doing just that. Companies have long played […]

Mini-Workshop Schedule Social Media Marketing Essentials

Richmond SCORE, Retail Merchants Association – Spring 2010 Mini Workshop Schedule – Richmond SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” and the Richmond Retail Merchants Association are partnering to offer four practical and bottom line mini workshops for the first half of 2010. Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear four of Richmond’s top subject matter […]