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What is Waze and how can I add my business to it?

Posted by on September 16th, 2017

You may or may not have heard of Waze. Waze is a map program that allows users to do a variety of things that your GPS may not currently do. For example, users can report roadblocks, police, and more. In theory it sounds pretty neat, but because it has limited usage and availability, it can be hard to find places on Waze, and some people who use it may have trouble finding your business. If you’re interested in listing your business on Waze, you will need to do a few things. Download the free Waze app on your Apple or…

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My business got a bad review – now what?

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

The more I work with clients online the more I realize that not a single business is immune from bad reviews online. Getting a bad review can certainly feel like the end of the world, especially if you’re a reputable business trying to keep up a good reputation online and you don’t have a whole lot of reviews to begin with. The good news is it’s not the end of the world — and often times not the end of your business, either — and handling a bad review in the right way can be super important. Step 1: Don’t…

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How To: Create a LinkedIn Company Page

Posted by on February 7th, 2017

What is LinkedIn? LinkedIN is a professional social media networking platform designed for industry professionals to post and build a “resume” type profile to be accessed by others on the same platform. What is a LinkedIn Company Page? A LinkedIN company page is a lot like a Facebook page. It operates a place that you can post as your business and promote inside of your business. People can follow that business and stay up to date with your posts. However, unlike Facebook, you can put in LinkedIN company pages:– Career and employment opportunities– Detailed company information– The ability to link…

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What social media service should I be using?

Posted by on January 31st, 2017

The internet is a wonderful place. Not only does it put the wealth of human knowledge at our fingertips, it means we can access all kinds of once previously not as readily available information. With a quick Google search, you can pull up everything about a business – right down to when they are open, contact information, location, and sometimes even most popular times. Social media helps that. It’s a great way to substantiate your business page and engage with customers and potential customers, share ideas, as well as gather comments and criticisms that can help your business grow. So…

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New Client, New Website: Colonial Printing in Manchester NH

Posted by on December 9th, 2014

At hasOptimization, we love the small local business. We ARE a small local business, after all! So some of our favorite clients to work with are always the small companies that give NH towns their flavor and depth. This past weekend included the lesser-known sibling of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday. So this seems like appropriate timing to honor one of our newest small business clients, and newest website launches, Colonial Printing. Colonial Printing is located in Manchester, NH, on Middle Street not far off Elm. They’re not just a small business, they’re a family-owned business, which is…

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Much Overdue Announcements: Website Refresh for Home Air Plus

Posted by on September 17th, 2014

I need to make a super-overdue announcement. We launched a really fantastic, long in the making website refresh for Home Air Plus several weeks ago and have been so busy we didn’t get around to posting about it. So here’s Home Air Plus before: And here’s the new and improved version! You can click through to see it live. Owner Bob Bartlett is a member of the same networking group as hasOptimization, and was very particular about what he did and didn’t want for his new website. That’s always a challenge, but it’s one we’re very willing to rise to,…

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Client Profile: 2diFore Marketing Solutions

Posted by on June 24th, 2014

Here at hasOptimization, we love all our clients! But there’s a special place in our heart for Dianne Beaton of 2diFore Marketing Solutions. Dianne is not only a client, she’s a partner–and a friend! I met Dianne last year through another fantastic partner, Susan Englert of Sandpiper Artisans Graphic Design, whose design skills have influenced many of the websites we build. Dianne was looking for someone to be the go-to SEO, web development and web maintenance contractor for her full-service marketing firm, and Susan knew that hasOptimization could fill those shoes. We began working with Dianne on SEO content updates…

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Small Business Marketing: Think Local

Posted by on April 30th, 2012

My favorite projects to work on are small business clients from my hometown area. Why? Well, I’m from a small town (Canterbury, NH) and live in a small city (Concord, NH), and when you grow up in small communities you understand the value of local communication. I’ve also lived in the big city (Los Angeles, CA) and the contrast between small business marketing there and small business marketing here in Concord is stark. Small business in Concord, NH is interdependent. There is less competition, and more incentive to cooperate with your fellow small business next door or down the street….

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5 Tips for the One-Person Business

Posted by on March 14th, 2012

“[Good] bosses consider coaching to be top priority and trust that investing in people will cause the numbers to improve.” I have seen several variations on this advice in recent business-management articles (the quote is from an Inc.com slideshow on the habits of ineffective managers). The sum takeaway is “People, not numbers, make your business; focus on relationships for long term success.” Which I agree with whole-heartedly.

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From the Horse’s Mouth: Employee Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Posted by on March 9th, 2012

In a company of any size, it is your employees who make or break your business–they are the ones who speak to your clients and potential clients, the ones whose motivation and rewards will determine the efficiency of your business. Clients are important, of course, but it can be easy to forget that word of mouth marketing comes not ONLY from clients, but ALSO from employees, and in many cases a good or bad word from “the inside” can count a whole lot more than the word of one customer. What are your employees saying about you?

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