Who says SOHO businessses can't shoot for the stars and go after big business?
I've got a really fantastic development to tell you about. I also have written
two new articles for you. The first is an overview of a communication
technology you probably have been hearing about lately, called blogging, and how it relates to business marketing and communication.
The second is about getting a registered trademark
online, as I did recently. I also have a simple branding idea for you - if you aren't doing it already
- and a special offer just for my subscribers.
You've probably been hearing about "blogs" lately - but
if you're still not quite sure what one is or why you might care,
this short article is for you! Blogs are a form of self publishing,
and much like the Web, it has evolved into a commercial tool and
a channel of business communications. We'll look at what they are
and why you might consider blogging in your business.
the article, Blogging for Business
This month, someone
I worked with years ago requested that I submit a proposal for the
multi-national corporation he works for now. The result was that
SOHO It Goes! is now providing web graphic design services for a
German company named Infoterra, which is a subsidiary of Astrium,
one of the major players in the European geo-information technology
market. Infoterra is preparing a web site for TerraSAR-X, a satellite
being launched in 2005. SOHO It Goes! is designing the interface
for that web site.
I tried to negotiate that a little turtle logo be on the side of
the satellite but was denied (I'm kidding but the thought crossed
my mind). I'm excited about the long term potential of this business
relationship - and its just another reminder that independent professionals
and SOHO businesses can be world players!
the Turtle Got a Trademark (and you can too!)
This past month, I received notification that I am now the
proud owner of a registered trademark for SOHO It Goes! At the request
of the small business owners who heard I did it myself, I've written
an article about how I did it - and some of the ins and outs of
protecting your business name using information on the Web.
out how I did it
simple branding idea - and a special offer for you!
So, maybe my turtle in outer space was a stretch but I did
have another branding idea this month. If you go to www.soho-it-goes.com with Internet Explorer, you'll see that I've
created a little tiny turtle logo that shows up when you save the
web site to Favorites. That you can do this certainly isn't NEW
news - it just suddenly occurred to me that I should do it as part
of branding my business! There are a number of icon creators that
can be downloaded online. Once the file is created and saved as
an icon, all you do it put a line of code in your home page, and
put the file at the main root directory of your site.
What is NOT easy is creating something that looks good at a mere
16x16 pixels in size!That's where
my special offer comes in. I've been designing icons for almost
a decade now and I've got a knack for it. So if you've always wanted
to have one as a way to brand your business web site, and need design
help, let me know. Subscribers to Increase Your Reach can get a
custom icon designed by me for only $39.95, any time in the
month of March. Even if you're not sure what you want and need ideas,
it can't hurt to email me and we'll cook something up!
Til Next Time!
Thank you for being an Increase Your Reach subcriber. Be sure
to contact me any time to discuss your business marketing plans (at
no obligation!) And remember to shoot for the stars!
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