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4 Tips for Better Engagement on Social Media

Small businesses have the ability to create very high quality content, but often times don’t fully understand how to promote that content and engage with users on social media. These four tips will help any business boost the engagement on their...

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Critical Internet Explorer Security Patch Released - Update Required

Most likely, you have heard some news about the recent security concerns regarding Internet Explorer. You usually don't hear this much talk about most software bugs, but this one is quite serious. There are a lot of people who use IE,...

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Content Marketing: 2 Myths and 2 Tips

Content marketing has become a driving force in the online world. Consumers are constantly searching for reputable information about goods and services, and businesses have a great opportunity to provide such content. Many small businesses are aware that they should be...

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Word Tips: Reviewing Documents in Word

Have you explored the Review tab on Microsoft Office's ribbon beyond spell check and word count? Well Microsoft Word has more features to offer. In this blog, I will walk you through the Comments, Tracking, and Changes sections. Here there are...

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4 Rules for Handling Negativity on Social Media

One of the questions we get frequently at Igniting Business is “How do I respond if someone leaves negative comments on my social media page?” Social media has become an environment of direct interaction between a business and the consumer; this...

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3 Ways to Organize Your Computer Files

  Environment has a strong effect on the way we work. Lighting, sound, cleanliness, culture, and many other factors influence our productivity. But have you ever considered how your PC Desktop organization affects your work? Do you think there is any...

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Social Media Platforms for Your Business

With hundreds of social media platforms out there, it is sometimes difficult to know which one is right for your business. This short guide will highlight the uses and benefits of four major platforms.   Facebook: The main benefits of Facebook...

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How to Create Bookmarks in Commonly-Used Browsers

How many times have you typed in your business' website into a browser? How often are you typing out "google.com" or "facebook.com"? Well if you want to bypass the step of typing those URLs every time, you can save those pages...

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Microsoft to End Windows XP Support

Are you currently running Windows XP as your PC operating system? Microsoft has announced it will no longer be releasing updates or support for XP as of April 8, 2014. We know for some of our clients this may be an...

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So Your Small Business is on Facebook, Now What?

Many small businesses rush to create a Facebook page, but then often get stuck and don't know how to use the platform to benefit their business. Facebook can be a great tool to reach your consumers, generate traffic to your website,...

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Word Tips: Using Images in Word

How often do you use images in Microsoft Word? Images can be very helpful – from writing notes for a presentation to explaining a concept to a client. If you have never tried inserting a picture into Word, take a look...

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A Secure Tool to Keep Track of Your Passwords – KeePass

  Each day we are creating more and more passwords – whether it be for online shopping, social media, email, banking...the list goes on. Security requirements for these passwords are becoming more specific; many require combinations of lowercase and uppercase letters,...

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2014 Integrated Marketing Strategies

It's that time of year again – New Year's resolutions. In the business world, we often call this goal-setting, but it all means one thing: committing to new ways to improve ourselves or our business. At Igniting Business, we have noticed...

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Giving Thanks for a Year of Blessings

In 2013, Igniting Business implemented significant internal processes, as well as additional services to better serve our clients. We are proud to announce the company successes throughout the year. We're excited to see the growth potential of these new initiatives! New...

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Facebook Adds Star Ratings to Business Pages

As you may have noticed, Facebook rolled out their star rating system onto business pages last month. In reality, the star rating system has been in place on Facebook's mobile app for places for quite some time. However, November is when...

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Web Design FAQ - What is a META Tag?

In short, an HTML Meta Tag is a form of data tag that is placed between the open and closing head tags in an HTML web page. This information, though not visible on your web page itself, communicates to browsers and...

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Are META Tags Still Used for Search Engine Optimization?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is constantly changing. It was only a matter of a few years ago that investing time on having the best META tags and optimizing your META keywords would have a great impact with regards to on page...

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5 and a Half Ways to Use Your Old Hard Drive

  Did you recently get a new computer, or upgrade your hard drive for larger capacity/better performance? If you did, chances are that you have a well-functioning old hard drive that is no longer being used. At Igniting Business, we do...

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Small Business Exhibition - October 22nd 2013

This event is free and open to the public. Columbia Chamber of Commerce's eighth annual Small Business Exhibition, formerly the Micro Business Fair, will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 2-6pm at the Parkade Center in Columbia, MO. Grab...

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7 Reasons You Should Actively Use LinkedIn

Whether you are an entrepreneur, business professional, or just a student, LinkedIn can be a powerful social networking tool. Unlike many other social media platforms, LinkedIn primarily focuses on furthering your personal brand as a business professional. Don't get me wrong,...

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Igniting Business Tests Google Glass

You may have heard some buzz recently about the new Google Glass. Well Igniting Business had the opportunity to test it out, courtesy of our new friend David Drum, Research Manager at MOREnet. As a Glass Explorer, David had the chance...

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