Small Business Software Blog

Joomla Security Update Released

The Joomla project, an open-source content management system, released a security update which addresses two medium priority vulnerabilities. Sol Minion Development will be conducting updates on all compatible sites. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our support team.

3 Great Tools to Research Keywords

When it comes to SEO and marketing online, we're all subject to the whim of the search engines. One of the biggest struggles for any marketer is knowing what keywords to use, where their site ranks, and what similar keywords might also be useful. Here are three tools available that can give any marketer some extra insight.

3 Common Misconceptions About Web Development

Let's face it, when it comes to Web design and development, most business owners just know they need it. It's all a big mystery what their designers and/or developers do every day to market and build a client's brand identity online. There are often misconceptions about the benefits we provide to businesses and, as a business owner, it's important to understand them so you get the best outcome for your project.

The Key to Social Media Marketing

When I'm out networking, people always tell me they aren't sure how to use social media for marketing. It can be intimidating and involves a great deal of experimentation to find the right mix of content, not to mention the fact that every business is different. I've found two questions need to be answered to point marketers in the right direction. First, what is important to you? Second, who are you trying to reach?

Bugs and Enhancements and Features! Oh My!

With this article, I'll continue a series on the lexicon of app development. In this post, I'll cover something that comes up during many stages of a project, particularly Web applications. When we talk about Web sites, software, and apps, developers often reference "bugs" in the code or mention "enhancements" or "features". If you'd like to know more about the difference, you should keep reading.

3 Easy Ways to Help Secure Your Web Site

There's been a lot happening in the news recently about stolen passwords, breaking into sites, and other illicit activity. It's important to understand that it's not if you get targeted, it's when. Unfortunately, this is the simple truth of living and doing business in the Internet age. While you may not be able to stop every attempt, it is possible to protect your Web site with some simple steps and easy to install software.

Web Whatchamacallit: What Is It You Really Need?

I often forget that, when I'm in "developer mode", I speak a language foreign to many people. For that reason, this is will be my first article discussing concepts and/or jargon that come up frequently during or about projects. First, you may find it helpful to know that when developers talk about Web sites, Web applications, and mobile apps, we are referring to three different, albeit related, types of projects. Carry on if you'd like to find out more.

Speaking Geek: A Business Owner's Guide

So you're a new business and you need to establish your presence online. Or perhaps you've been in business a while and your online identity could use a bit of an upgrade. But where do you start? It can be intimidating talking to someone about your Web site. It's your livelihood and outsourcing the creation and/or maintenance to someone else that may or may not understand your business is known to cause heartburn until trust is established.

Subscribe-CC WordPress Plugin Now Available

Sol Minion Development is pleased to provide a new addition for every Web site designer's toolkit. Subscribe-CC is a WordPress plugin that integrates with Constant Contact, allowing you to sign customers, prospects, and interested individuals to your marketing list.

What is Mobile Marketing?

Earlier this month, I was privileged to speak at the Tempe Chamber of Commerce's Hot Topics luncheon on the topic of mobile marketing. As the technology landscape shifts, the methods of marketing continue to evolve and businesses need to adapt or be left behind. The prevalence of mobile devices opens many avenues to engage customers with a more valuable, relevant experience.

Sol Minion Development Gets an Upgrade

This morning, we rolled out an updated Web site. While much of the design remains the same, we have upgraded to Joomla - a modern content management system. When we aren't working on making our clients shine online, we will continue to make changes to our site and add additional features to better serve our clients.

Looking to make a change to your online presence? Contact us or gives us a call and we will be happy to provide an estimate.

Hot Topics: Marketing Technology

Technology is used in nearly every business function these days and it can be most effective at marketing and growing your company. Peter Adams, founder of Sol Minion Development, and Brian Dunham, Marketing Specialist at ManageStaff Inc, will talk about how embracing emerging technology to grow your business and stay relevant in a rapidly shifting, technology-driven marketplace.