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The StartCanada Blog provides insights about some of the work that we’re doing; including web design / development, design thinking, social media marketing, small business information, trends, tips, ideas and inspiration for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses.

2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends

Top 3 Most Important Communication Channels

  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Email

Top 3 Social Media Sites

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Source: Philanthropy News Digest

Website Update: Lorenzo M. Tañada Website

The Lorenzo M. Tañada website is a biographical timeline of a man highly regarded as a hero in the Philippines. It was initially in 1998, coded in html and distributed in CD-ROM, to commemorate the centennial of his life.

Before \ After


Highlights of the lorenzomtanada.org website update include:

  • Image banner animation
  • Fully responsive layout that takes advantage of negative space in a 4 column layout on a desktop computer and transforms to a single column on a smartphone
  • Implementation of multimedia information such as image and document image enlargements, audio interviews through SoundCloud streams and embedded videos through YouTube.
  • Page load animation allows sections of the page to fade in during scrolling to provide clutter-free, undistracted reading
  • Social media sharing options

Page Layout


Click and explore the Lorenzo M. Tañada website!

Social Media: The Best & Worst Times to Post

Managing your business's social media accounts can be daunting. With certain parameters, however, you may get the results you were working toward. Some of which are...

  • No one is checking LinkedIn on a Friday
  • Post on Facebook during the afternoon slump
  • Schedule tweets for lunchtime
  • Google+ users check in first thing in the morning
  • Tumblr is for night owls
  • Pinterest is for daydreaming and weekends

Here are the best and worst times to post engaging content according to an infographic from SurePayroll's blog...

LinkedIn

  • Best: Tuesdays to Thursdays at Noon and 5pm to 6pm
  • Worst: Mondays and Fridays from 10pm to 6am

Facebook

  • Best: Everyday at 1pm to 4pm
  • Worst: Weekends, before 8am and after 8pm

Twitter

  • Best: Mondays to Thursdays at 1pm to 3pm
  • Worst: Everyday after 8pm; Fridays after 3pm

Google +

  • Best: 9am to 10am
  • Worst: Early mornings and evenings

Tumblr

  • Best: 7pm on Friday evenings
  • Worst: Before 4pm

Pinterest

  • Best: Saturday mornings
  • Worst: During work hours

Source: Rachel Gillett, FastCompany

Five Web Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

Five Internet marketing musts according to Ilya Pozin, Founder of Pluto.TV

  1. A well-designed website. 
    Design matters, especially when it comes to your website. 
  2. Smart(er) SEO (Search Engine Optimization). 
    Getting your brand to the top of search engine results is something every business wants.
  3. Noteworthy email marketing efforts.
    If you’re looking to reach your customers and stick to a tight budget, email marketing might do the trick.
  4. Leave your mark socially.
    If your business isn’t on any social networking websites, then, well, you're living under a rock.
  5. Embrace multimedia.
    Now more than ever is the time for meaningful imagery in your business's marketing tactics.

Source: Inc.com

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StartCanada Business Development Corporation

Big dreams. Start here.

StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.

Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.