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Helpful Tips For Effective Oregon Website Design

  » Business & Finance


Make sure to check whether your site works on all Internet browsers. Every browser sees sites a little differently, since these can affect the user experience. http://bit.ly/LXj10f

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by pinsondigital 2012-07-08 07:10:09 pm    

5 Keys to a Great Business Card #5

  » Business & Finance


5. Fake it till you make it You only have one chance to make a first impression. Many new small businesses will skimp on business cards until they have some success. Big mistake. High quality business cards are so affordable today. No reason to skimp.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2011-02-13 02:41:21 pm    

5 Keys to a Great Business Card #4

  » Business & Finance


4. How are you different Why should a customer choose you? What makes you stand out from the crowd? Let the customer know.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2011-02-13 02:40:22 pm    

5 Keys to a Great Business Card #3

  » Business & Finance


3. Offer a discount Nothing works better at enticing someone than getting something for free. If you can offer a free no-obligation consultation or a sample of your product, you might just get them to take the first step towards a purchase.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2011-02-13 02:40:00 pm    

5 Keys to a Great Business Card #2

  » Business & Finance


2. Social media contacts Social media is where it is at for business marketing. More than 50% of people in the USA have at least one social media profile. You should have at least one link to a profile on your card.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2011-02-13 02:39:38 pm    

5 Keys to a Great Business Card #1

  » Business & Finance


1. Tell them what you do If the person holding your business card cannot tell what you do, you have failed. The more detail you give, the better. What is the focus of your business? Do you specialize in something? Make sure these are conveyed clearing.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2011-02-13 02:39:15 pm    

5 Keys to a Great Business Card

  » Business & Finance


Business cards are your first impression and an extension of your business. You must make the most of this marketing opportunity. Here are 5 keys to a great business card:

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2011-02-13 02:38:10 pm    

Truth or Delusion?

  » Business & Finance


and yet, for so many businesses, customer service is a foreign concept. Any business that truly provides exceptional customer service will see great rewards. Under promise and over deliver! It's that simple.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-11-05 07:19:13 pm    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


15)Graphics This is where full color banner printing comes into play and that is the implementation of graphics. Gone are the days of only using text on a banner and here are the days of near photo quality graphics.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:17:49 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


14)What is the point of having a banner that is "brick red" and then mount it against a red brick wall? The banner will completely disappear on the wall.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:17:23 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


13)The second, and often overlooked, area of concern is the contrast between the background color of your banner and that of the surface you will be mounting it.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:17:12 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


12)Contrast There are two type of color contrast that we need to look at. The first is font contrast and the second is the contrast between the colors used on the banner and the color of the location the banner will be installed.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:16:34 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


11)Fonts The fonts that you use are critically important. Your font should be readable yet consistent with your brand image. The absolute worst thing you can do is to use a script font and use all capital letters.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:15:57 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


10)A general rule is that you need 1" of letter height for each 10' of viewing distance. If your banner will be viewed from 50' away and you want 3 lines of text, you need 15" just for the lettering not to mention white space separating the line.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:15:09 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


9) We have all seen very tiny banners on the side of a large building that is totally unreadable unless you are standing right next to it. The reverse can be just as bad. Imagine having a 4'x8' banner installed on a 8'x10' wall.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:13:36 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


8)Size Bigger is not always better in the world of banners. The size of your banner must be appropriate for the viewing distance and the place it will be installed.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:13:02 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


7) Heavyweight banner is 17 ounce and above. This is really only needed for extreme outdoor conditions and is generally not need for any other purpose. Be wary of a banner printer pushing this weight on you for a normal banner application.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:11:57 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


6) For example, if you have an annual spring sale, this weight of banner can be used for many years and will look as good for your 5th annual sale as it did during the first one

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:11:38 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


5) Standard weight banners are generally around 13 ounces and are perfect for outdoors. They also work really well indoors if you want to reuse them from season to season.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:11:25 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


4) These are great for birthday parties, office celebrations and the like. This banner will not be outdoor durable over any length of time.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:10:49 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


3) Material Banner material falls into one of three (3) general categories; lightweight, standard and heavyweight. Lightweight banners are generally 10 ounces and are great for indoors and short-term outdoor use.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:10:29 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


2Just what makes a good banner? There are five key elements that go into the overall design of a banner. 1. Material 2. Size 3. Fonts 4. Contrast 5. Graphics

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:09:40 am    

5 Steps to Banner Design Success

  » Business & Finance


1)With the advent of digital printing, what you can do with vinyl banners has greatly expanded. No longer are you locked into text only phrases like "For Sale" or "Grand Opening." Now, anything you can imagine, you can put on a banner.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-10-04 12:09:18 am    

Common banner mistakes

  » Business & Finance


If you must use all CAPS, please select a sans serif font. Nothing worse that using a script font in all caps for readability.

Tip Credibility: 39


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-09-27 04:12:35 pm    

Promote your business with car sign magnets

  » Business & Finance


Be sure to remove the magnet and clean the door surface every 2 wks. If you store the magnet, keep it FLAT, preferably on a metal surface. Make sure the magnet has rounded corners to keep it from flying off at high speeds.

Tip Credibility: 12


submitted by pinsondigital 2009-09-26 05:46:06 pm    
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