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Why It’s Important to Backup

June 14th, 2017|Domains and Hosting|

Last week, we talked about the importance of preparing your business for hurricane season. In the preparation steps we talked about, we mentioned backing up important documents to an offsite location. No matter the forecast, backing up is an important habit to incorporate into your day-to-day operations. Backing up not only protects your documents in [...]

Hurricane Preparedness for Businesses

June 8th, 2017|Community, General|

Hurricane season has officially started, and NOAA has predicted this season will have above-average activity. The predictions include 11 to 17 named storms, five to nine of which are expected to be hurricanes. Hurricane season is stressful for everyone in at-risk areas, but when you own a business, that stress is doubled. [...]

What To Do If You’ve Been Hacked

May 25th, 2017|Cyber Security|

As a business owner, you know that having a website is equally as important as having a brick and mortar store. In fact, some businesses rely solely on websites. The truth is, just as every building is susceptible to breaking and entering, so is every website. Just as technology is getting more advanced, so are hackers, [...]

How to Prevent Getting Hacked

May 19th, 2017|Content Management System, Cyber Security, Domains and Hosting|

  Let's face it. A lot of our lives take place online these days. We can send a quick email instead of going to the post office. We can do our banking via our phone. We can build an online presence for our businesses people see before they ever set foot in our brick and mortar [...]

Updating Your Website – More Important Than You Might Think

May 12th, 2017|Content Management System, Cyber Security, eCommerce|

As a business owner, you know that your website is important, but how often do you update your website? We're not just talking about making sure you have new photos and fresh content. We're talking about website updates for the back end of your website. While updates may seem like a hassle or just another [...]

Designer by Day – Spartan by Night

May 2nd, 2017|Staff|

It's no doubt that we have a talented team here at Old City Web Services, but one of our favorite things about each person on staff is that they all have passions and talents that make them awesome individuals. We're a family here, and when one of our family members achieves accomplishments, we want to [...]

Is It Time To Rebrand?

April 28th, 2017|Branding|

Your company's name, logo, and brand identity define who you are and how the world perceives you. People associate these things with the quality of your products and services. As we said in our previous blog about the importance of branding your business: Your brand says who you are, what you stand for, why your [...]

Marketing When Just Starting Out

April 21st, 2017|Advertising, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Small Business Marketing, Social Media Marketing|

So, you've started a great business. It's something you've worked hard on and can't wait to share with the world. This is where marketing comes in handy. Marketing is how you get the attention of your target audience, how you build a following, and how you make that audience listen to what you're saying and [...]

The Importance of Branding Your Business

April 14th, 2017|Branding, Marketing|

You've been preparing for months. You've spent countless hours applying for your business license, filling out and submitting all the legal paperwork, and planning out your budget and inventory. You believe in your business and are ready to share it with the world. But before you do that, it's important to build your brand. Branding [...]

Avoiding Common Social Media Mistakes

April 3rd, 2017|Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Social Media Marketing|

  Social media is a great tool to promote your business and connect directly with your niche. It is an extension of your identity and is becoming an essential part of a business' online presence. With competition among businesses at an all-time high, more and more business owners are seeing the importance of social media [...]