Hi, welcome to the blog, we hope you find the information helpful. The blog posts are written for website owners who are looking to get the most out of their websites and online marketing. There are also many articles answering common WordPress and website issues.

One Check – a business name check service from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

By Michelle | May 24, 2018

I recently received an email from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment about their new One Check service – a quick an efficient way to find out if you can use a business name. As I deal with a lot of startups I have come across the situation where people have failed to realise that their…

G Suite for your business email

By Michelle | May 17, 2018

I’m often asked for advice on email service providers and after many years of happily using G Suite, this is the email service I highly recommend to my clients. It also comes with productivity tools I use every day like Google Docs and Google Sheets. What is G Suite? This is the email service provided…

GDPR Resources for New Zealand Businesses

By Michelle | May 8, 2018

This guide is to give you a brief introduction to the GDPR and to provide you with some links that go into further details about it. This blog is not provided as legal advice, and we would strongly recommend you consult with a lawyer about your need to comply with this regulation. What is the…

Tips on easy ways to record your screen or take screenshots

By Michelle | November 4, 2017

There are a lot of different reasons why you may want to take a screenshot or screencast of your computer screen (or screens if you have a double display). It’s a useful way to have people help diagnose issues for you, or to provide website feedback to your web developer. A screenshot is simply a…

Free online graphic design tools anyone can use

By Michelle | November 3, 2017

It’s hard to replace a really good graphic designer – they’ve got some ‘mad’ skills that take years to learn, along with a natural ability to match colours and place content in ways that are often foreign to non-designers (such as a healthy respect for ‘white space’). If you’re lucky enough to have a graphic…

Tips on finding and researching fonts for your website or social media posts

By Michelle | November 2, 2017

The right font can make or break a design so it pays to do a little bit of research or even a bit of online snooping to learn about the fonts that look the best on websites. Fortunately, you don’t have to be that much of a sleuth if you know a few tricks –…

My first website in a day website build

By Michelle | October 27, 2017

For the first time this year, I have offered a ‘website in a day’ build option. Today has been my first website build using this system. I was lucky enough to have an existing client excited by the prospect of working with me over a whole day to get their new website live in ONE…

SSL, Google’s ‘Not Secure’ warning and your website – what you need to know about adding SSL to your website and how to do it

By Michelle | October 6, 2017

SSL is suddenly a hot topic thanks to Google. So here’s some information to help you make an educated decision about your SSL requirements. Now, anything to do with website security can become quite a complex topic very quickly. So my goal here is to inform you about SSL (giving you some background information) while…

G Suite for your email and office set up

By Michelle | September 25, 2017

I’m frequently asked for email recommendations. It’s a big topic, as there are many options available and they can differ considerably in their features, ease of use, cost and reliability. Due to all the different options available, it can become quite confusing very quickly. Email is the lifeblood of any business, so it’s important to…

Shopify Payments launching in New Zealand

By Michelle | June 16, 2017

As of June 23, all New Zealand merchants will be able to accept credit cards directly with Shopify. This is great news for merchants wanting an easy set up – as it eliminates the need for a merchant account and a 3rd party payment gateway. With Shopify payments you are automatically set up to accept…

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