Small Business Software Blog

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.

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.

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.

Sol Minion Development Now Microsoft Partner

Sol Minion Development is now a Microsoft Partner. We were accepted into the program this week and can now offer a variety of services on the Microsoft platform, including custom .NET development and other services in the Microsoft and .NET ecosystem.

Looking for custom development? Contact us for a custom proposal and let us help you succeed.

Peter Adams Begins Business Development Council Term

Today marked the first day of Peter's chairmanship of the Tempe Chamber of Commerces Business Development Council. Over the next year, he will help members locate and implement new technologies, apps, and resources to benefit and connect them with consumers. The Chamber offers many programs and training opportunities, such as Hot Topics & Lunch, Coffee Connections networking groups, and solution/education clinics for both members and non-members.

Peter Adams to Chair Business Development Council

In addition to being a Tempe Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Peter Adams, owner of Sol Minion Development, is the incumbent chair of the Business Development Committee. The committee is responsible for cultivating resources and educational programs as well as facilitate networking opportunities.

For more information on the Tempe Chamber of Commerce and its member businesses, see their Web site at

Benefits of a Custom Web Site

Let's face it, there are a lot of options out there when it comes to establishing or updating your online brand. 61% of customers click away to a competitor site after visiting a Web site that isn't optimized for their mobile device (Source). It's just a matter of when your online brand gets a makeover.

These days, Google incorporates responsiveness into their page rankings and there are numerous services offering to host a mobile-optimized Web site - "no coding experience necessary".