On May 3 and the following days, over 88,000 people were evacuated from Fort McMurray, a small city in Northern Alberta, known for oilsand production. Strong winds and extremely dry conditions resulted in a 2 hectare fire growing into a 200,000 hectare fire over four days. I'm proud of my provincial leadership, emergency response teams, and the thousands of volunteer that have responded without hesitation to help our friends and neighbours find shelter, food, and a provide a shoulder to cry on. Many lost everything they owned.
Thanks to the efforts of fire fighters, the RCMP, Emergency response crews and many others the evacuation resulted in no direct fatalities evacuating a city with only one highway to exit on. There was a collision involving evacuees that resulted in two deaths, but it was not fire related.
If you are able, I ask that you click the image above to link directly to the Red Cross donation page to make a donation. The Alberta Provincial Government and the Canadian Federal Government are both matching donations, so for every dollar you donate, the Red Cross will see three to provide much needed support to the displaced over the coming weeks and months.
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You need a platform from which you can tell the world what it is you do, what you're passionate about, and what you contribute. A way to say "I'm here dammit! Now pay attention for a minute!". Does that include a website? Sure, it's probably fair to say that it does. But it also includes a bunch of other stuff too. We can help you navigate your business through development, marketing, and social media online, without reinventing everything that you've created for your offline business.
Not only that, but we can help devise a long-term plan that will help meet your business goals, and then help you execute it until you've grown to hire for the spot or take things over on your own. Your business becomes our business and we stick around until you succeed. Cool, huh?
As part of our work with the City of Edmonton on the Corner Store Program pilot, we designed a course for business owners in the program to design their own social media strategy. The course helps you analyze your current business position, that of your competitors, inventory your existing content, and plan the content you need to create. We then walk you through the planning, creation, publishing, and measurement of your content. While everyone else tells you "need to be online", our course teaches you how to be online in a meaningful and engaging way.
Learn more and see a full curriculum here:
While most shops will learn a little about you, we dig deep. We want to know how you sell, who you sell to and who you'd like to be selling to in the future. We'll look at what you have so far and tailor solutions to your knowledge and staffing levels and your budget.
Let's face it. Sometimes our families are so busy being supportive of us being entrepreneurial, that they kind of suck at telling us the truth. Sometimes, you need someone to tell you that your logo is hurting your credibility, your sales funnel is targeting the wrong person or your staff are poorly trained. We try to be nice when we tell you, but tell you we will.
Most shops ship it, cash your check and move on. We work closely with clients after we ship to ensure that you maximize the use of our labor. We'll make sure that when we develop your website, social media, and marketing plan that you have everything you need to succeed,
And we're looking for more projects! Get in touch today.
More than having one of your relatives build a site for you in flash. Less than just a website from most shops. All we can ask is that you call us and have a discussion. There's no obligation and even if you choose to go somewhere else, at the very least, you'll gain some insight into getting your project done all for whatever you pay yourself for 20- 30 minutes (the length of the phone call).
Let's have a phone call. You came here looking for a website and we tell you that you need a lot more. We get it. It's probably pretty overwhelming and you're busy and need to get this dealt with and out of the way. We can make this easy to understand, provide clear pricing, and we can show you how we can work in steps so you see results as we go, or we part ways. You don't commit to selling the farm, we stay motivated to make your project a success. Everyone wins.
No. Not on day one. Pretty much never for something like "Car wash" or "Business" or "Ford" or "QuickBooks". But we will work with you to find the searches that your customers are using to find you (and your competitors) and we'll make sure your website gets indexed so it can be found on Google and other search engines. And unlike the big shops, we include SEO in our websites, not as some multi-thousand dollar add on.