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A Few Facebook Do’s and Don’t’s for Small Business

Somehow, I’ve managed to click “like” on 1,400 Facebook pages. About half of them could be classified as small businesses, assuming retail shops, e-commerce sites, professional artists, and musicians can all fit into that category. Some of the artists and musicians would pitch a fit at being called businesses, but they’re providing goods and services in return for money, so they can shut up and deal with it.… Continue Reading


What does it cost to build a custom website?

I’m a member of several professional networking sites. One of the sites allows people to post web and marketing projects so that professionals on the site can respond if they are interested in it. The other morning I got an email notice that a new project was posted, so out of curiosity, I went to check it out.… Continue Reading


Email Marketing Can Boost Your Business

Whether your business is looking to increase revenue through promotions, get in front of new customers, or just stay in touch with your existing ones, email marketing is an effective tool that can boost your business. Below, you’ll find some tips and statistics that show you how to make the most of email marketing and why it’s relevant to your business.… Continue Reading


The Problem with ASAP

For years I’ve noticed the acronym, ASAP (as soon as possible) used when it comes to business. Many times there is also a serious disconnect when it comes to determining what should actually occur, “as soon as possible” versus what needs to have a realistic, planned deadline. 

The Fast-Paced World 

I think part of the issue with how frequently ASAP is used is simply due to the fact that the pace of life in modern society has sped up drastically over time.… Continue Reading


“But we spent a lot of money on this website in 2005!”

If your business “spent a lot of money” on a website sometime in the distant past, you may very well have cited that as a reason not to spend any more money on it. Even way past the point of a website’s design or functionality becoming long in the tooth, I have seen business owners vehemently defend their previous investment as still valid, years later.… Continue Reading


JV Media Design, One of the Leading Web Design Firms in the Pacific Northwest

(Original Press Release)

The top firms were selected based on over a dozen factors including company experience, client references, industry recognition, and market presence.

clutch top web design firm

WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2015 — Today Clutch published an update identifying leading web design and web development firms based in the Pacific Northwest.  The research leverages the proprietary Leaders Matrix methodology, mapping each firm’s focus on web design, web development and E-commerce development against their ability to deliver world-class results for their clients.… Continue Reading


Client Spotlight: Garden State CLE

Another month into celebrating our 20th year as a design agency and we’re putting the spotlight on some of our clients who have been with us the longest. This month, it’s lawyer, author, and continuing legal education instructor, Robert Ramsey. Over the years, we’ve worked with Robert on several website projects all centering around continuing legal education.… Continue Reading


Strategy and Goals For Your Website Project

I think we’re finally to the point where almost all business owners know that the internet is pretty important and that they should have a web presence. For some, this is where it stops – they know they need it and that’s it. 

Like most marketing (yes, your website is marketing for your business), it’s important to have a strategy in place to help you with defining your goals.… Continue Reading


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