Summit Business Technologies Blog

Build it or Buy it?  Choosing Business Applications that Work for You

Your business is unique. That’s probably why you’re still in business. You offer something different that customers value. But with that uniqueness comes unique problems that you’ll have to solve. When this happens, you’ll have two options: Build a solution or buy a solution.

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Move Your Website to HTTPS Before Google Penalizes You

Website owners, your organization has until July to adopt a minimum-security standard for your site or have it declared unsafe. If you have not switched your site from the HTTP protocol to the more secure HTTPS standard by that date, Google will flag your website as insecure.

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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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How to Get Your Business Found on Google Using Google Maps

As a marketing and communication expert, friends and clients are always asking me what they can do to get their business noticed on the Internet. Maximizing Google My Business and Google Maps are two things you can do that will greatly improve how your local business is found, and it’s FREE! I always recommend maximizing free marketing first. These tips will work and should be done even if you...

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Videoconference and Web Video Production Tips

There are quite a few technical considerations to keep in mind when preparing to be on camera for a video webcast or conference. As a broadcast video producer, I’ve experienced every disaster you could think of.  So hopefully you can learn from my experiences. 

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5 Online Marketing Tips for New Businesses

All small and new businesses need to make sure their bases are covered when launching and marketing their organization online. Here are 5 tips to get you started:

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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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Dogfooding: Why We Use Our Own IT Products and Services

“Dogfooding” or eating your own dog food: a term used to reference a scenario in which a company uses its own product to validate the quality and capabilities of the product.

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Do you need a mobile friendly website?

“If you played all of the Beatles’ singles and albums that came out between 1962 and 1970 back to back, it would only last for 10 hours and 33 minutes.”

While that does sound like a fantastic way to spend a day, I was eager to find out if this was true, so I turned to the Internet for help. I snatched up my smartphone, which is never more than 3-feet away, and started researching the quote. I...

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