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  1. StephanieP

    Host jumping with no support

    Hey there, I've mentioned before that we are using the Magento platform for our eCommerce website and the marketing firm that got us involved with this is no longer supporting us (our contract ended in December....long "don't get me started" story...lol). Here's my problem... They have...
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    Possible to widen a Wordpress "content" box?

    Hi there, I've been working on my website for a couple of weeks now. I'm using Wordpress and Bluehost. I uploaded a free theme (from an independent designer website, not from wordpress.org). I'm trying to use the KISS principle to start out with and pretty much liked the theme exactly how it...
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    SSL Certificates

    Hey there, It's been a while. My BlueHost subscription is up for renewal and I'm looking into it a bit further to see what I absolutely need and what I can get by without...for a little while anyhow. I'm a bit confused about the SSL Certificate ($12/year). I know what it's for, for the most...
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    Creating Social Media "package" for client - Am I missing anything?

    Hi guys, I'm in the process of getting my client hooked on (oops, I mean set up on ;)) social media. I know the more popular avenues and have researched some not-so popular ones that I've heard of, but I want to make sure that I'm well-rounded without being over the top and not missing...
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    I finally took the leap and purchased my first domain name!

    I've been spinning my wheels so much and procrastinating like heck because I think I've been a bit afraid of everything that goes into getting a business up and running and putting myself out there for the world to see. So, today, I decided to take a leap and jump in feet first. I did it...
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    Question Gathering list of "tools" together

    It's getting late and I'm a bit tired and feeling lazy right now, so I apologize if there's a post that addresses what I'm asking here. I'm starting to feel the need to gather my "tools" together as I'm getting more work and I'm hoping to be officially open by the end of March (read: Website...
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    Question About "umbrella" names

    Hey all, I dropped the whole naming thing for a while because it was driving me CU-RAZY! :mad2: However, I think this was a good thing. I quit thinking so hard about what I needed to do and wanted to do and just tried to let it come to me and, ya know what, it worked! :happydance: For...
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    Virtual Author's Assistant - Jan King (long post...sorry)

    Hey all, I just got a hold of this blog post with subsequent comments and thought I'd bring it over here to see what everyone else thinks or how it makes them feel. I was going to post my own comment but decided to stay out of it because, honestly, I'm not sure I feel qualified enough to put...
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    Question Do you "mind map"

    Hi, I've been trying to find ways to better keep track of everything that I've got going on and one of the most useful ways that I've found (for me) is mind mapping. I found a wonderful program by Mindjet that I absolutely LOVE but it's a bit pricey for me right now (definitely added to my wish...
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    Creating a Back Office Dream Team

    Good morning everyone! :seeya: I was thinking this morning as I was getting ready for work and thought of a (possible) marketing addition to the VA Calculator. Ok, we all know that a business owner can save money and time by hiring a VA over an in-house employee (the calculator shows this)...
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    Constant Contact vs MailChimp

    I know that a lot of people debate the value of one service or program over another all the time, but I wanted this to be a separate post because I'm speaking of these two services specifically. Here's why... Our non-profit organization is working with a PR/Marketing firm who is helping us...
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    Question Genealogy search help

    Hi, I wasn't quite sure where to post this but I'm hoping that there are some genealogy experts out there that can give me some guidance. My client is really curious about her grandmother's second husband and every once in a while she'll ask me to dig around online to see if I can find any...
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    Resource Mindjet MindManager

    Good morning, I just downloaded some project management/task software called Mindjet MindManager (30-day trial). It looks pretty cool so far. It has a MS Office 2007 type interface and allows you to create mind maps and other mapping type things (org charts, to-do lists, projects etc.)...
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    Question Has anyone ever used "Site Build It" (SBI)?

    My friend's son and I were talking the other evening about getting her website up and working (she's also my client that has the store). I guess someone was supposed to do it for her but they never finished it and totally screwed up her shopping cart. He had the prices wrong and everything...
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    Question Should I start a VA/business blog before I even start my bizz!

    Hey there, I've been putting off starting a blog because I wanted to get my business up and running first but I have a major itch to get started...lol I did start a personal blog but it's not public and I'd really like to go ahead and start a VA blog. Is that weird considering I'm not...
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    My first networking event (sort of)

    Well, I'm a bit excited because my friend that runs the little organics/convenience store is hosting this areas very first "networking event" tomorrow evening after work. It's just a "Business After Hours/Open House" and she's going to have a wine and cheese tasting. I'm excited because my...
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    Question Naming: is "gender specific" bad?

    I think we need a prefix that says "I need a hug" or "HELP!!!" or something like that...lol I'm not sure if this is a question or a problem or what but I am absolutely tearing my hair out over my business name. I can't sleep or think about anything else no matter how hard I try. I'm...
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    Question Did you have to get a City License?

    I was looking at the government site for Clarksburg, WV (I don't live there now but plan on it in the next few months) to see what the laws were governing businesses within city limits. It said that in order to get a business license you first had to get a Certificate of Occupancy (or a...
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    What Twitter widgets do you like to use the most

    I'm really starting to get into the Twitter thing (gee, that was quicker than I thought it would be...lol) but have a question. All I know to do is go to the Twitter website and work/view from there (I don't have Twitter set up on my phone yet). I see that there are a plethora of widgets you...
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    Possible Name

    Well, I think I may have come up with a possible name for my business. One that actually "fits" what I'm trying to do here and wanted to get some feedback. I Googled it and tried plugging in varitions of it as a www address and didn't hit anything, so I think it may be ok. Has anyone ever...
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