Harvard Technology and Entrepreneurship Center 2017 Small Business Digital Trends Report indicates that few SMB's investing enough online and loose Web Presence opportunities.
As much as we think and act locally, language support is becoming critical to most Small and Medium Businesses. Visitors to your town, from other places – need to access your services. Emigration and globalization are facts of the future.
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Internationalization is very important to us, and we’re striving to make sites across WordPress.com accessible to all, such as your international followers and multilingual readers.
Languages currently supported by Google Translate.
How it works
To enable automatic translation on your site, add the Google Translate Widget in your Customizer by going to My Site(s) → Customize → Widgets. Once enabled, your site visitors will be able to access a dropdown menu in your sidebar or footer and automatically translate the content into 100+ languages.
A blog post in English.
The blog post above, automatically translated into French with the Google Translate Widget.
Additionally, you can also send readers to a specific language version of your site by adding a language…
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For the past week or so, I've been exploring Prosperworks CRM. A Google App that embeds with Google Hosted Services and mobile appliances / smartphones. My experience so far has been kind of shocking - Prosperworks seems able to capture contact info and history without much effort on my part. I've begun to take seriously…
Do SMB's need advanced Contacts Management? What alternatives exist and which work with the tech that SMB's are using. Google is pushing Prosperworks. https://youtu.be/mIddS8NH07o
Email addresses accumulated in the bowels of email clients operated by SMB's engender great power and represent big value. You can use the for free but use them intelligently!
The business of selecting and managing Small Business personal and shared computing infrastructure -- PC's, Tablets & Phones Big Three Tech Verticals: Google, Microsoft, Apple -- characteristics that align with your business, affordability. What should your SMB use to manage it's presence online?
Discusses the "Olden" Rule: Good, Fast or Cheap. How to factor the rule into a strategy that affects ROI. Featured example "How to" Implement a FREE telephone number for your business that implements state of the art features like voice to text transcription. This might also be read: How to kill voicemail.
Overviewing how emerging low cost opportunities online can empower the SMB Web Presence through a "Portfolio" of services in the Cloud. Focused on Low to No cost...
Are hashtags *sometimes* intellectual property? http://www.business.com/legal/are-hashtags-intellectual-property/ For instance our registered trademark "How hard can IT be?" is used everyday online at twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23howhardcanitbe&src=typd There are several questions, but mainly: Do we need to assert some sort of control? According to the article cited above, probably not -- because our Registered Trademark doesn't "Cite a specific…
One wonders about being able to follow hashtags that are trending on Twitter, for instance. We're trying Tagboard.com https://tagboard.com/ORHwy42/259261 Henceforth, our posts will be accompanied by #WebPresenceConsulting