web design viewing platformsWow.  I wish there was a “6 Star”  because that’s how I feel about CitrusKiwi and their entire team.  I recently started a company with a business partner.  I’m a firm believer in the old adage “first impressions are the most lasting ones” and wanted our company to have a very professional feel, but of course as a 2-person startup, we didn’t have the $10,000 to spend on website, graphic design, business cards, brochures.  I looked online (as I do for EVERYTHING) to start my search.  I called the 3 top-rated online reviewed companies to get bids and more information. CitrusKiwi was not only the MOST professional, but also the best price!  They were just on the ball with communication and setting up meetings, but most importantly, they were able to not only understand the design vision my partner and I had, but they have executed flawlessly–and when there have been minor mistakes, web design Phoenix have owned up to and fixed it immediately (at no charge).  I am an extremely meticulous and detail-oriented person (some would use the term “OCD”) and the CitrusKiwi team have completely exceeded every expectation I had.  We used them to: redesign an existing website of ours, come up with our new logo, business cards, and brochures.  We have received so many complements on the logo and business cards–you wouldn’t believe it.  They have made our small startup feel like a legit corporation.  I have told all my friends and colleagues about them.

One friend hired them to create his law firm website and said it was one of the best business decisions he made.

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When my friend decided to start his own business, he knew he needed a good website but didn’t know where to turn for a designer. He knew that for this kind of thing you need a personal referral for. So he asked me who  designed my website, so I referred my friend to CitrusKiwi “Yeah, I have a pretty good web designer”. My friend still went online to search for reviews about CitrusKiwi. He saw that CitrusKiwi had great reviews, and decided to check them out.  He said he really liked the company’s portfolio so he got a quote (which he also liked) and hired them.

Citrus Kiwi logoMy friend is glad he did.  He wanted something that looked clean and professional, and CitrusKiwi delivered.  My friend said that they are great to work with, with good ideas, a sharp eye for detail, and lots of patience.   They got the job done well ahead of my friend’s deadline.  And when my friend emailed them in a panic, outside of business hours, because my friend thought the website had been launched before my friend was ready for it to be public, they called my friend right away and reassured him that all was well.

And my friend was also very happy with the design of the logo.  Again he said — great ideas, a sharp eye for detail and lots of patience.  The CitrusKiwi team designed a logo that is really classy (and it’s not just me who says so, but other people who have no reason to be nice to my friend!) and will help set my friend apart from his competition.

My friend was so impressed with the CitrusKiwi team’s work that Imy friend also hired them to host and maintain my website.

Let me say it again:  hiring CitrusKiwi was one of the best business decision my friend have made!

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I also referred CitrusKiwi to a friend and shared to me that they had an amazing experience using CitrusKiwi. They have contacted CitrusKiwi after referring them to my friend and got an immediate response from CitrusKiwi. My friend said she is so glad that I referred CitrusKiwi to her to help work on their website. She said they had a few million dollar listing – New Development Opportunity – they needed to create a website for along with marketing materials, email blast design and multiple sizes artwork for ads in the newspapers. They had only three weeks for everything to be completed and CitrusKiwi met all the deadlines, they did an excellent work in a very short period of time. The website looked great and the photography CitrusKiwi did for my friend was beyond her expectations. They also have a great post web development service, if my friend needed some changes made to the website or their marketing materials she would jump right on it and have it done in no time. My friend have dealt with so many web designers in the past and never met anyone so responsive, professional and diligent. The real estate team and clients were very satisfied and pleased with the work CitrusKiwi did for my friend’s company. She said she would highly recommend CitrusKiwi to anyone looking for a professional web designer.

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Posted by: admin in Computers and Internet,General,Investment,Services on September 11th, 2013

There are some tips that we have to consider while writing a Resume, as it is the best source that creates an impact about us to the interview holders and also the first step of us after completing our studies. I came across some of the ResumeEdge resume blog earlier when I didn’t know how to write a resume effectively. As far as my knowledge is concerned, the professional resume should contain some buzz words that makes the resume looks fresh, and should have the sense of how the job market works and how hiring managers think. Most people get the job with out professional help, whether legal, taxes or resumes.

To have a decent resume, you need something to put on it, something to get attention.  I try to tell young kids that a resume is not about format, it about what you have done with your life.

If you are starting out, be thinking of your resume all the time.  Volunteer your time to an effort you can support and believe in (Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Salvation Army, your church).  If you contribute, not only do you have an item to add to your resume, you have worked now with people that can help you with things like references, and perhaps even job tips and hints.  And believe in the idea that “what goes around comes around”.  If you do good things, good things will come back to you (don’t ask me how, but it just does).

A good resume will reflect a good life story.  It will be better than “I hung out, played video games, watched TV, and lived at Mom’s until I was 30….

 

Continue with your education.  Take a class if you are out of school, anything, something you enjoy.  A note on a resume indicating continuing education is an indicator of someone who is always improving themselves.  Your list of education cannot stop with High School or college, it should go on.

Posted by: admin in Business,Computers and Internet,Investment,Services,Technology on August 1st, 2013

A cyber attack is an attack on major computer systems by hackers. We’ve seen hackers successfully broke into government computer networks and into the Pentagon’s systems and a bank’s website knocked out for a day or two by the “Anonymous” group. A serious attack would be when foreign hackers coordinate an attack on the networks of many major U.S. government and financial institutions. It would harm the economy and disrupt distribution of products, with resulting food shortages in some areas causing the initial chaos.

In this case of Cyber Attack, I look at how the U.S. economy was disrupted in the days after the 9/11 attack. When the government grounded all flights for a few days, some business operations were stalled, since products delivered by cargo planes were delayed. But people remained calm, and the country snapped back from the economic effects.

Just like after Katrina, 9/11, and other disasters, our people will survive the disruption if the government can convince everyone to remain calm and help one’s neighbors. In case of disruption of food distribution, no doubt there’ll be price gouging and riots at the supermarkets. But I do believe patriotic Americans will work together to find alternative ways to transport food from farm to stores, and then the challenge will be to figure out how to pay for basic needs when no one can get their money out of the banks. In the 1980’s the federal government mandated that banks create a disaster recovery plan. After communications systems were wiped out by hurricane Katrina, mobile sites were set up to re-establish network communications.

In a nationwide disaster, after the initial chaos, I expect the National Guard will be sent out to the most chaotic locations, while companies everywhere would execute their disaster recovery plans. American ingenuity will lead to workarounds for the failed systems. And patriotic Americans will help their neighbors out if they can. It would be helpful if every family also had their own disaster plan. I am prepared, what about you?

The Internet and social media have surpassed many other marketing media forms, making for one compelling reason for businesses to take advantage of it to boost their recall and sales. However, a true entrepreneur must keep in mind that running an online business or website is just like running any regular business; it entails overhead costs, a lot of hard work and patience, and most importantly, keeping a credible reputation.

To help you streamline your online presence, you have to have a deep understanding of what your market wants. Your website should ultimately benefit your customers and highlight your credibility and strengths as a company. On the other hand, unsatisfied customers which may lead to bad reputation should be dealt with strategically. Responding to customer unhappiness is certainly not new for any business. However, the difference with online businesses or websites is the speed and reach which it occurs. That is why it is best to get help with Online Reputation Management Company that helps online businesses and websites to increase a positive perception of their brand. Depending on your company’s needs, strategies and professionals will determine the best course of action for your specific requirements.

It is very crucial to utilize online reputation management for every online business and website. By doing so, professionals can effectively enhance your company’s marketing department and management. Automation and systemizing an online business  is indeed a great help to generate a steady revenue stream, but one must utilize and strategize online reputation management to keep the business on good footing.

The World Wide Web has surpassed the leaders in media forms like the newspaper and the magazine. The extent and speed with which the Internet could serve its followers has truly pushed the frontiers of communication, making for one compelling reason for small and medium-sized enterprises to take advantage of online marketing to boost their business.

These days, one of five persons globally is connected to the Internet, making the World Wide Web an effective marketing ground. The web also offers low-cost and even free marketing to entrepreneurs were anything written and uploaded on the net has the potential of being seen and read by millions. Creating websites, for one, is powerful because it gives Internet users a resource for latest updates on products and services, and possible sales leads to the business.

Putting up a business website a secure domain will cost a minimal fee, though, but the returns for such investment are always good. If carried out well, online marketing could also help a business retain its customers, generate referrals and renewals, spread awareness of the brand, and generate direct sales.

Below-the-line marketing or simply BTL is the marketing mode of choice for businesses that don’t have a lot of money but are desirous of making a meaningful connection with their customers. BTL has also been used by big companies as well like McDonald’s and Nike. Now that technology is shifting power away from the mainstream media, people are taking control. Customers have a powerful voice, and the Internet and social media are their amplifier- the largest distribution channel of communication in the world.

BTL enables companies to deliver a highly targeted, personal message to consumers. Among the BTL methods that companies commonly use are as follows:

1) Price promotions. These include percentage discounts and two-for-one promos.

2) Vouchers and coupons. The objective of using them is to maximize the number of people who redeem them. When doing coupon campaigns, retailers must ensure they have enough products in stock for customers redeeming the coupons.

3) Refunds or rebates. The retailer or manufacturer pays customers a certain sum when they submit proof of purchase of a product.

4) Gifts with purchase. This is a common promo technique that gives customers something extra when they buy an item or subscribe to a service.

If you have a product that you want to sell, making an online store has a big advantage of a very low cost of operation. Home-based businesses have been growing because of the easy access and convenience they provide to part-time entrepreneurs and to customers as well. Here are some tips if you want to set up an online store:

1) It is best to keep your prices low as you have a potentially huge market online. You can earn more by selling low but in volume.

2) Design your website in a way that captures the essence of your products. Make short but catchy tag lines. Post professional-looking pictures, but post only pictures of your products that closely represent how they really look like.

3) Make it easy for your customers to navigate through your site. If you have multiple pages on your website, make sure each page has the appropriate links to the homepage and the order form page.

4) Protect your reputation by taking good care of your customers as they are your best advertising vehicle. If they are satisfied with your product, word of mouth will spread until a buzz is created about your product.