Tuesday, 20 May 2014

AWESOME Business Directory Plugin for Wordpress

Obviously I am a big fan or Blogger, but I also luurrvvee Wordpress. It's a bit better platform for more professional websites, and to my surprise, an awesome platform for a business directory!

I thought I would have to learn a new open source to operate a high quality business directory. Instead, i found the plugin: Business Directory Plugin. It is a great tool that is being used on a number of websites, such as Avivum.com for example.

According to it's developer, the "Business Directory Plugin allows you to build local directories, business provider listings, Yellow-Pages style business directories, Yelp-like review"

The best part is that the plugin is SEO friendly, fully compatible with Yoast SEO for Wordpress, and has Fully customizable form fields so that you are able to add different fields and customise the plugin to make it an awesome utility for a number of applications (its more than just a business directory plugin!).

Overall I would highly recommend it and give it a 5/5!

Wordpress Plugin Review: Business Directory Plugin

The Business Directory Plugin for Wordpress allows you to build local directories, business provider listings, and more.
Great plugin! Top quality support provided also. Highly recommended. I have implemented this for avivum.com and it has worked a treat. Will continue to use for a very long time.
Business Directory Plugin
Date published: 05/21/2014
5 / 5 stars

Monday, 19 May 2014

Social Media for Small Businesses

In the event you are certainly not doubt familiar with social media websites, the particular terminology, and the selection of diverse social outlets can appear difficult initially.

Nevertheless it can be worth mastering social. Many social media profiles are usually cost-effective and also user friendly, and so they can place your organization touching shoppers such as no time before. It is an effective form of marketing that every SMB can utilise.

Key social media services
Different types of social media are good for different marketing activities. The key social media services are:

Facebook - a social networking site that allows you to have conversations with customers, post photos and videos, promote special offers, and more
Twitter - a 'micro-blogging' service that allows you to send and receive short messages from customers and potential customers
YouTube - an online video-hosting service that lets people share their videos

Grind and Seal effectively uses social media for their SMB to engage with potential customers, current customers, and people who have expressed some form of interest in their services.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

A Higher Self: Improvement through Authentic Leadership

"A Higher Self is an organisational development company that specialises in Authentic Leadership. Our human resource development approach is professional, multi-dimensional and unique"
- Kim Elkovich

The A Higher Self website is a great resource for how leadership and culture affect your environment. This is especially true in my experiences in the professional world, where business executives and the culture they instill for their company affect everyone that works there.

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From Kim's blog: 
"develop values and beliefs that support them in their immediate world. They learn Unfortunately, this conditioning takes them away from who they really are – the authentic self."

Very interesting stuff! If you're in the business world, I think it's definitely something worth looking into. I love reading about holistic approaches to modern day problems - and A Higher Self is exactly that!