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Bluehost Web Hosting

I’ve spent a lot of my time working with many different hosting companies. As many of you know I own and operate a Full Service Design and Marketing Firm (www.vinci-designs.com) and one of our core services is hosting. We host well over 200 websites. I started the business over ten years ago and during the past decade I’ve had many “ups” and many “downs” when it comes to hosting. It seems finding a good vendor …

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ThemeForest – WordPress Themes & Plugins

Anyone who has spent time searching for website templates probably knows there are hundreds if not thousands of websites out there all selling a large variety of website templates, everything from classic HTML templates to full blown ready to go eCommerce stores. As I own a marketing firm that puts web design and development as my premier service offering I am no stranger to website templates. We prefer to build from scratch but there are times it …

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Freshbooks Cloud Accounting, Billing, & Payment Collection

I absolutely love Freshbooks! I’ve been a dedicated customer since 2009 and have been extremely pleased with this service from day one. They say it best on their website, “Accounting Made for You, the Non Accountant.” Do you hate Quickbooks and Quicken as much as I do? If so check it out. FreshBooks is everything you need in one powerful web-based portal. We use FreshBooks for all of the following: Expense Tracking Invoicing & Billing (both one-time …

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Teamwork Project Manager – Everything You Could Ever Need to Manage!

Absolutely, hands down, the BEST project management product on the market. We have literally tried them all from Basecamp to Project Bubble, Asana, and Podio and nothing even comes close to the level of sophistication and functionality that Teamwork PM brings to the table. Seriously this blows them all away. Every one of the other solutions there was always something that was missing. The biggest problems we had to solve were: Finding a project management solution …

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Infusionsoft – Advanced CRM & Automation of Sales & Marketing

Infusionsoft is the Industry leader in Automating your sales and marketing process. I started using Infusionsoft for my marketing firm in 2013 and instantly fell in love with the system. However, people often joke around and also call it “Confusionsoft” because of its complexity. I must agree it is not simple to use but included in the purchase of the software is one-on-one training with an Infusionsoft expert who will learn about your needs and …

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Rackspace Cloud Hosting

I found Rackspace approximately 4 years ago. After dealing with some lack luster hosting companies who had extremely poor customer service and intermittent hosting services which seemed to be crashing left and right, I had to find a reliable hosting partner. I remember at the time thinking to myself, “can’t I just go one week without a customer calling me to complain about their website not working?” Ironically at the time Rackspace was double or triple what …

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Pretty Link – Create Custom Links to Any Web Page

Pretty Link is one of the best plug-ins you could ever purchase for your website if you do a lot of promotions, marketing, blogging, social media marketing, and external linking to other websites. At it’s core, the purpose of the product is, it allows you to mask any URL of any link both internal to your website or external on another site, with a unique link that you create specific for that page. Sounds confusing right? …

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iWriter – Get Professional Content at Affordable Rates

In the age where SEO and the search engine results can make or break your website, there is one thing that holds true. And that is, Content is King. So ask yourself the following about your website or marketing materials: Are people be intrigued to read and learn more? Based on your marketing material message or content, would anyone consider your product worth their while compared to the competition? Do the search engines deem your page worthy of higher ranking that other …

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TimeTrade – Take the Hassle Out of Scheduling Phone Appointments

Let’s face it the majority of tasks we are forced to do on any given day are counter productive to our main priorities. Most of us spend far too much time in Email and in unnecessary back and forth communication to solve simple tasks. Have you ever tried to schedule a meeting with someone and literally spend a few days and about 20 emails back and forth in the process? The time it took to set …

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The $100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau’s, “The $100 Startup” might be one of the top ten books read and purchased by today’s entrepreneurs. It is by far and away one of the most influential books of our time. At the time of writing this Chris has almost 1500 ratings and nearly 1000 reviews of the book on Amazon.com alone! “The $100 Startup” is essentially a collection of valuable lessons Chris has amassed from over 1500 individuals who have built …

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The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich – by Timothy Ferriss

Do you want a step-by-step guide to completely changing your lifestyle and living free of the clock? Do you want to work to live instead of live to work? Do you want to make these changes now instead of waiting for the right moment? Than this book is definitely for you! By far and away The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss is one of the most influential and powerful book you might ever pick up. Tim …

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Contagious: Why Things Catch On – by Jonah Berger

Jonah Berger brings us a wonderful book about the psychology of why some things catch on while others do not. It is a big misnomer that advertising plays the largest role in consumer behavior but that is no longer the case. We are so heavily immersed in advertising that it often times is completed ignored. What’s left is listening to our peers. Have you ever noticed why two like-minded products are created and one takes …

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