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Her Why: Sunshine Marie Network Backbone

Her Why: Sunshine Marie Network Backbone

The year, 2009, my father whom was a retired Vietnam Vet and aspiring jazz musician was struggling to reach new potential customers for his St. Louis, MO based HVAC business outside of his immediate radius as illness started to dance around him sporadically. Bred into an artistic family of painters and musicians. I inherited the gift and love of the arts. Throughout childhood I always looked at almost everything with an abstract eye. I went to my father with the idea of creating a platform online for him that embodied the value of his HVAC business in the community and his character. I smile as I think about daddy’s response to me stating, “sunshine, you understand more than I do when it comes to computers. I am learning but you are creative and talented. Go ahead and create this for your dad.”

In remembering the year was 2009 at the time of this discussion, websites for small businesses were just starting to explode and not many in my area had thought of using websites to their advantage or saw the opportunity as financially feasible. Living in Colorado Springs, CO at the time, with excitement and intrigue, I worked on my father’s website after work in the evenings, caring for my children and tending to the house and on the weekends. My father was just as excited as I was. My heart since I was a little girl has and will always be with communities. With those who need help.

My heart was overjoyed to both hear and see the smile on my dad’s face when he would see the work on his developing website. Unfortunately, my father was not able to see his site completion as passed away both unexpectedly and tragically. I was with my father when he passed away and held his hand until he took his last breath. It felt like my soul dropped to the ground and everything haulted. I transitioned into shock and numbness and it took many moons to heal.

Fast forward to New Year’s Eve 2011, the online presence I initially started for my father surprisingly started getting views from friends and co-workers. I began to get requests to build sites for friends who owned small businesses and those in the local entertainment community. From that point I created my first completed site “Taggleme (website for artists)”, releasing in January 2011. Developing the website name after my father, I embraced my thoughts of providing a forum for the world’s talent and community business without having to sift through extra additives. Since the inception of first entity, Taggleme, Sunshine Marie Network has grown into a hub following my nickname (Sunshine) and my Middle name (Marie) to include SMN Web Services, SMN Radio and new retail MARIEVINE.

Most importantly, the work that I do is not for me. When it is my time to graduate from this life I want to leave support and genuine love. The core of Sunshine Marie Network is in its philanthropic efforts. Our program “You Gotta Do This!” will provide free web development services to single parents in need via SMN Web Services by receipt of one page essay’s and “A Soul Left” is dedicated to individuals experiencing and fighting against homelessness.

SMN is still growing and I am very excited as my joy comes from being able to provide joy to others with their means of talent, expression, further business and support base, and doing more for others as things are so much bigger than ourselves. To learn more please visit Sunshine Marie Network at: https://sunshinemarienetwork.com

Tammy Ms. Marie Johnson - Founder and CEO of Sunshine Marie Network
Tammy Ms. Marie Johnson – Founder and CEO of Sunshine Marie Network

Simple Things Business Owners Can Do to Help Their Digital Marketing Team

In today’s internet-connected climate, digital marketing is an absolutely essential part of running a business. However, communication is also an essential part of business, and communicating with your digital marketing team is necessary if you want to create a successful online presence. Here are some ways to connect with your digital marketing team to work toward further success.

Prepare Information

When you hire or put together a marketing team, you trust that these people have the skills needed to get the job done. But it’s important to remember that, while the team is made up of experts in marketing, they may not be experts in your industry. In order to help your digital marketing team develop quality content, give them information about your industry as a whole (and not just about your company). Be sure that the team knows you are willing to answer questions they have as they generate content.

Encourage Communication Between Sales and Marketing Teams

In just about every case, communication will help your business. And one of the most important points of communication is the one between your sales and marketing teams. By encouraging regular communication between the two, you can support your business’s success. For instance, after your marketing team launches a campaign, your sales team can get in touch with recent sales data. From here, the marketing team can adjust their strategy if needed.

Offer Motivation Through Appreciation

In many cases, people who feel appreciated work harder. And for a hardworking marketing team, it can mean a lot to know their efforts are seen and appreciated. Appreciating your marketing team doesn’t have to involve a large amount of time or money, it can be as simple as saying thank you, offering a gift card incentive, or taking the team out for drinks once a goal has been reached. One thing to be aware of is that you should start off small. If you suddenly start offering major rewards, it may make your team suspicious. Start by thanking individuals or groups and give small incentives, and then build from there.

Be Set Up on Google

Google is one of the most major sites on the internet. And for any serious marketing effort, getting a business listing set up on Google is one of the first steps. A Google business listing is not only free, but it also offers you opportunities to connect with customers through both search and map functions. This is a step you can initiate even before hiring a marketing team you can set up a Google My Business account and add location, hours, and business name. This account will then provide you and your marketing team with valuable information. You will be able to monitor Google reviews and also see search data on how most customers are searching for and finding your business online. Google review links are easy to make and should be listed in numerous places.

Help Create Structure

If your digital marketing team is through an independent agency, the team likely already has some structure built-in. But if you’re like many small business owners who opt to build an in-house team, structure is essential. If you are structuring your own team, make sure you include people who specialize in content creation/SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, search advertisements, and mobile marketing. By creating clearly defined roles, you’ll be able to save the team you assemble a lot of time. You’ll also ensure that different aspects of digital marketing are covered equally.

Offer Information About Your Brand Voice

It’s important to remember, especially if you have hired a team from an external agency, that the team is coming in with little information about your business itself. If you have an existing brand voice that you want to maintain, or even if you have more general ideas about the kind of brand voice you want to cultivate, be prepared to collaborate with your team early on. By offering guidance when it comes to brand voice, you’ll save the team some time while also taking the guesswork out of the equation.

Few things are more frustrating for a digital marketing team than being given very general instructions, only to have the business come back and harshly criticize their efforts. Early talks and collaboration will ensure you and the team are on the same page. In conclusion, your digital marketing team is likely to be one of your business’s greatest assets, especially if you’re very early on in your marketing campaign. However, like most aspects of business, marketing doesn’t exist in a vacuum.

By collaborating with and offering assistance to your team when you can, you will save everyone time and effort. You’ll also make it more likely that your digital marketing content matches your brand voice and ethos. By working with your marketing team, you’ll be well on your way to drawing more customers.

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J. Hastye Consulting, LLC Case Study: From a Blank Canvas to Contemporary Responsive Solution

J. Hastye Consulting, LLC Case Study: From a Blank Canvas to Contemporary Responsive Solution

J. Hastye Consulting, LLC
SMN Web Services Case Study

SMN Web Services Case Study:

  • Project Type: Launch Website. In need of logo. In need of customer contact solution.
  • The Request: New logo creation. New contemporary but simple and sleek website with ease of customer contact. Preferred colors of purple, black or gold.
  • The Solution: A new logo was hand crafted with 3 different options and 2 revisions. Color palettes of purple, black and white were chosen. An online booking system was created with client access to easily change booking, calendar and pricing options making booking easy for the clients customers online.

About the Client

J. Hastye Consulting, LLC provides small business startup support, book keeping, tax services and mobile notary services based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Client J. Hastye Consulting, LLC came to us as a new client and bestowed upon us the oppotunity to craft thier signature logo and website in addition to providing customer solutions that are easy for the client and customers in the same platform.

The Architecture

The architecture was built with a request of a contemporary but simple bone structure and a color palette of a royal purple color, black and white. The logo design was coordinated with the client and completed within a 48 business hour decision period with 3 different options presented. There were 2 revisions of the option that was chosen. We presented an online booking system with pricing and payment integration that was embraced by the client.

The Results

A central, responsive and digital space connecting the clients and its customers with comprehensive booking options for each of the clients services that can be easily managed by the client. Per audit the title, headings and description are crawalable and located through the web. The description and title are at perfect length. The sitemap.xml is located. No malware detected. Site is not blacklisted.

Testimonial

“It’s Amazing. Thank you so much! You truly don’t understand the blessing you just gave me. The hope.” ~Jacelin Hastye Founder, J. Hastye Consulting, LLC~

Domain Price Transparency and Annual Consistency

Domain Price Transparency and Annual Consistency

One of the most top consumer complaints these days is being an attendee to a hidden cost party that they did not want to be invited to. Some domain registrars are no different in dragging consumers to such surprise parties. Many times hosting companies lure customers in by making available domains look like they are extremely cheap by offering them anywhere between $0.99-$5.99 on average. For the first year, the price for the consumer is in fact at those low rates. After the first year one may notice their domain purchase was not so transparent or simple and the lack of consistency with pricing begins.

The foolery begins after the first year when the domain price jumps upwards of $10.00-$39.99 per year and that price sometimes comes without email support or who is protection. In addition, many domain registrars will add on extra services their customers never signed up for. Up next, the festivities include domains being held hostage when the new fluctuated annual rate has arrived along with paying a hefty price of sometimes hundreds of dollars to get the domain released.

Your domain name, i.e. your online address, is, in essence, your digital ‘identity card’ – the first thing people will see and recognize you by. With mobile Internet usage steadily growing and attention spans getting shorter and shorter, registering a domain name that is easy to discover and remember is becoming more and more crucial for building a successful online presence.

At SMN Web Hosting, you will find a wide array of domain extensions. We are partnering with multiple ICANN-accredited registrars, which allows us to choose where to get a specific TLD from. This is also the reason why you will find our domain registration prices not only among the lowest on the Internet but at a price that stays the same annually without hidden fees. Plus, the ICANN accreditation speaks for itself – it means that you are dealing with a reputable partner. As soon as you’ve registered a domain with SMN Web Hosting, you’ll gain access to our advanced Domain Manager interface, which allows you to control everything domain-related – from WHOIS info updates to DNS record modifications. Plus, you’ll be able to manage multiple domain names at the same time with ease.

Get a brand new domain name for your website or brand from SMN Web Hosting at an exclusive price today and take advantage of our intuitive Domain Manager, which guarantees you a seamless, single- and multi-domain management experience! Enjoy full control over all your WHOIS and DNS records!

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Copyright Registration: International Money Gang

Type of Work: Visual Material

Registration Number / Date:
VAu001307768 / 2017-10-26 

Application Title: International Money Gang.

Title:   International Money Gang.

Description:  Electronic file (eService)

Copyright Claimant:
Rickares V Heyward, 1975-  . 

Date of Creation:  2017

Authorship on Application:
Rickares V Heyward, 1975-  ;  Domicile: United States;
Citizenship: United States. Authorship: 2-D artwork,
Logo.

Rights and Permissions:
Tammy Marie Johnson, Sunshine Marie Network
Charlotte, NC, 28216, United States, (704) 380-0723

Names:             Heyward, Rickares V, 1975-   

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