Why It’s Important to Incorporate Responsive Web Design

People view websites on a range of different devices every day. They may switch from their smartphone to a tablet and desktop during a short period of time, and if your website looks entirely different on each device, there could be some issues with people deciding to get a better experience elsewhere.

Tips to Help You Choose the Best Branded Coffee Mug for Your Promotional Activities

Consumers love a giveaway, especially when they are free. You will find a number of items that you can use for your branding effort and that will always attract consumers to take up your products and services. Giving out items with your logo on it keeps your company name visible to your customers as well as a way to catch the attention of potential ones . A branded mug provides one of the favorite items that consumers will always want to have on their kitchen counters. A coffee mug is a functional item that consumers will always find use for. When picking promotional items, consider the coffee mug among the leading items to use.

First update from our 19th Grant Winner - Mew Haven Cat Cafe

Editor Note: As a rule, all Idea Cafe grant winners provide monthly reports on how their business is doing since winning Idea Cafe's Grant. Here is the first update from Angela Pullo, the owner of Mew Haven Cat Cafe. Enjoy reading, and don't miss out on the opportunity to be inspired by her entrepreneurial spirit and business wisdom. In a six-month period she will share thoughts on how she uses the grant money in the best possible way in order to take her business to the next level.

Mew Haven Cat Cafe has been on our minds for 2½ years, and April was all about the beginning of the end of Phase 1.

Designing a Modern Sophisticated Home Office

A home office doesn’t have to be a sterile place where you work and keep files. If you’re redesigning your office or setting up a home office for the first time, create a stylish look with functional pieces that you’ll love to get the most out of your space.

To begin, you’ll want to select a grand-looking desk to serve as the focal point of your office. Consider a traditional design made from rough milled pine with multiple drawers to hold everything you’ll need. Select a naturally textured piece in a deep-colored finish with gray undertones that will go with most styles of homes. Select pewter-tone hardware for a genuinely classy look.

Top Tips For Starting Your Own Business

If you are looking to start your own business, or long of making your business dreams a reality, then it can be tough knowing exactly where to start. Getting your own venture off of the ground will take hard work and dedication, not to mention you will need to make sure that you have your finances in order. This does not mean that starting your own business is insurmountable, however, but you will need to remain realistic in your aims and goals for your first year. Get organized and start planning now, and you will soon be the manager of your very own venture.

4 Benefits for Having an On-Call Lawyer for Your Company

If your company is growing, then it is time to start thinking about hiring an on-call attorney. As a business owner, you need to have an experienced lawyer on your side who can help you navigate the complex legal system. Here is a quick look at four reasons why you should consider having an on-call legal team for your business.

How To Borrow Sensibly For Your Business

When you run a small business, there will come a time when you need to borrow money to grow it. That time might be right at the very start before you find your first customer, or it could be when you’re ready to open up a new branch or buy better equipment. Whenever you need that money, you will need to work out how best to approach the people you want to borrow from, and how to do it without harming your business in any way.

Building a Cohesive Marketing Strategy

The importance of maintaining a brand consistency across all marketing channels should not be lost on anyone in a business. Whether a customer is visiting your website, clicking through a subscriber email, or seeing an ad on social media, the experience they have with your brand messaging should be consistent.

How Technology Can Help You Run Your Small Business

Small businesses are beginning to make up a large proportion of the business world, with some even turning into some of the most successful business giants you may recognize today. With so much variety in the industry, there are many new skills and ideas being brought to the table. While this can benefit a wider range of consumers, it also makes it harder for other businesses to stand out if they don’t have the right tools to help them. This is where you should consider making use of the technology that is at your fingertips, as it will help give your small business a competitive edge and help you run it in ways easier than before.

Learning to Give Back to the Community around You Can Bring Business Your Way

Most successful small businesses require much support from the local communities. When you learn this secret, then you will take advantage of the community that surrounds you because it is your business area.

This one realization can grow your business so much that even the largest companies in the same industry cannot reach your level.

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