As a small business, Do I really need a Blog?

Question: As a small business, Do I really need a Blog?

Answer: Yes

The reasons are many, but here are just a few. In the area you do business, you’re likely competing against businesses very similar to your own. Having a Blog is one more way to differentiate your business from your competition. A Blog should be considered mandatory if your competitors are already blogging, but if they’re not blogging it makes sense to take advantage of the opportunity they’ve handed you.

YouTube it!

youTubeYou Tube is a great way to get more visibility. We can show you how to embed videos directly into your website- seamlessly! You’ll be using YouTube’s bandwidth, not yours- which is a real plus as well. We can also show you how to delete any competitor links that may show up at the end of your videos!

Blogging Tip

Want to share info with customers via your website blog but are short on time and/or don’t like to type? Verbally dictate an email through your smartphone then simply copy and paste!



Black Thumb Wildlife

We just love this guy and what he does at Black Thumb Wildlife. He is a modern day Indiana Jones with Bees, Opossums or whatever is creeping you out.

Black Thumb Wildlife

Working the Florida panhandle from Tallahassee through Panama City. Not just a rat hunter, but locally owned and operated by FSU Trained Biologist JAY AMMERMAN. The best part is he handles your pest problems by using No HARSH Chemicals and No POISONS – “BLACK THUMB = GREEN SOLUTIONS”.

Jay at Black Thumb Wildlife


Your Domain Name

Your domain name – (example: is your business address on the web. This is a vital piece of real estate for your business, therefore it’s important that you purchase it and own it.

Some problems we’ve seen with folks who don’t purchase their own domains:

  • ”Some guy took my name and now he wants thousands of dollars for it”!
    Before you “go public” with your name, make sure to buy it so no one else does. There are people out there who will register your name the moment you share it on Facebook, Yelp, Ebay, etc. and they will try to sell it to you for hundreds or thousands of dollars. Don’t let that happen to you- spend the $10 or $15 dollars NOW. Don’t want to build a website yet? No problem! You can wait as long as you’d like!
  • ”I had my web guy take care of it”.
    Most people have good intentions here. Typically this becomes a problem when your web person leaves town or changes business plans – (or if you’re the one who wants to drop them). Suddenly maintaining your domain name is a burden not planned on. We’ve had many folks come to us for help in getting their domain back. Trust us, you will be less stressed down the road if you own your domain name! Would you like help registering? Website Diner can help you to own your new domain name- in minutes!
  • Don’t let your domain name expire.
    That same guy who wants to buy your name before you do will be there to grab it if you let it lapse! Please don’t let that happen.
  • No need to spend a fortune.
    When you register your domain name, Godaddy will offer you a great deal on several variations for a discount price. Understand that Godaddy sells these names for a living and you should choose what you want and need. It isn’t a terrible idea, however to register your new domain for more than a year. Why? Google will take you more seriously, and that will help your SEO- (search engine optimization).

Below is a video that explains how your domain works and how to register it with It’s a little long and dry, but very comprehensive.


Meeting with the Tallahassee 100 club

We met last night with board members of the Tallahassee 100 Club to present our  vision of a WordPress based solution that they can use as a tool for the club. I was excited to show the Tallahassee 100 Club the possibilities of the website design from Website Diner and power of the WordPress platform that together bring a true interactive experience to your users.

Board members of the Tallahassee 100 Club


White’s Plumbing

I’m here in Whole Foods  with White’s Plumbing in Tallahassee, FL. We’re discussing how to bring the their website into the future as a marketing tool. Plumbing sites face one of the most competitive categories and need to be sharp.  There are a lot of great ideas being brought up and an enthusiasm to bring White’s forward as one the best plumbing companies in the Leon County area!


I am thrilled to work with Rodger and Debbie to help them in a world where non-content managed websites and the yellow pages are being replaced by truly interactive websites, YouTube, blogging and direct-to-consumer promotion.

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