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FAVORITE WEB SITES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

The world is a big place and, as a small business, trying to stay relevant can be a little discouraging.  In the 2+ years Red Room Advertising has been in business, I’ve stumbled upon some web sources that contain great articles and advice on being an entrepreneur.

http://the99percent.com/
Without a doubt, this is my go-to website for encouraging information on productivity, creativity, client relationships, and just about anything else you can think of relating to running a small creative business.  The articles are short, sweet, and to the point.  They also feature seminar videos of other business owners.  What I like most about this site is that the articles all have a “you can do it” attitude that makes you feel that anything is possible.

 

http://www.jeffbullas.com/
This site is great source for social media and online marketing.  Jeff Bullas creates step-by-step guidelines on how to stay relevant on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkin, and blogging in general.  The step-by-step process is what I like most about this site.  It’s so easy to tweak your Facebook page if you have a clear 10 step process!

 

http://theoatmeal.com/
A sense of humor is an important quality in any small business owner.  If you can’t laugh about it, well it just makes things that much harder.  Matthew Inma is a web-designer-turned-comic-artist that runs The Oatmeal.  He features many comics about being a web designer (if you know what he’s talking about its hilarious) and about life in general.  His comics make me laugh and laughing is good.

 

I visit all of these sites at least once a week for advice and encouragement.  Take some time out of your busy schedule to read a few articles.  It may be the inspiration you’ve been waiting for.

Be productive.  Market yourself.  Laugh a lot.

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CUSTOM WEB SITE DESIGN

A professionally built web site is no longer a luxury for serious business people, but a necessity. Quality Web Design puts your business’ best foot forward and shows potential customers that you care about the quality and professionalism of your visual identity. All Red Room custom web sites are built tailor fit for you. There are no cookie cutter templates around here.

LOGO DESIGN & BRANDING

Logo Design is one of Red Room’s top skills. A great logo design can mean the difference between someone taking your business seriously, or laughing you out the door. Every great business deserves a great logo that portrays to a customer the look and feel of what you’re about. Let Red Room develop a seriously sweet logo and branding package for you.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic Design including printed goods, promotional items and much more are another major service we offer. All printed goods are designed, proofed, and sent off to the printers in house. General graphic design plus business cards, brochures, stickers, folders, letterhead and much more can all be done under the same roof as your web design, logo design, and online services.

SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a big business for those who want to use the world’s largest information base – the internet – to their advantage. Having your site rank on top of online search results is worth a lot of new business. Gain more potential customers, more leads, and be more visible online through our SEO services. Make your web site work for you!

BUSINESS PHOTOGRAPHY

At Red Room, we pride ourselves on outstanding image quality. Our web design and branding customers have the option to utilize our in-house photography service to enhance their design projects at a fraction of the cost of hiring a freelance photographer. Rest assured our photography services are absolutely top-notch with the highest end equipment available.

CLOUD APPLICATIONS

Private Cloud…sounds complicated, but it isn’t. Don’t you ever wish your small business or sales team could have its own online system that allowed you to collaborate effectively across all devices, anywhere in the world? What about simple sharing of large files with customers on a secure and privately hosted cloud environment branded to match you? We’ve got just the thing.