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.
StartCanada client, Roaming Alberta Meats, connects meat producers to consumers. They believe in local, sustainable, ethical and delicious food! They are committed to sourcing local products that are grazed on native grasses, not given any antibiotics or growth hormones, and are finished on non-GMO grain from heritage seed to ensure an impeccable flavour.
Highlights of the new Roaming Alberta Meats website we created include:
StartCanada client, Fusion Therapy Services, are an eclectic group of passionate professionals drawn from the worlds of rehabilitation, health and wellness. Their team includes licensed occupational therapists, physical therapists and registered massage therapists.
Highlights of the FusionErgonomics.com website update include:
StartCanada client, Durango Developments, is a forward-thinking, service-driven, inner-city boutique builder with over 20 years of experience. They build custom homes, spec homes and infill homes, including renovation of kitchens, bathrooms, basements and additions. Here are before and after screenshots of the work we did on their website.
Highlights of the new Durango Developments website we created include:
Last April 21, Google announced the implementation of its mobile-friendly update. The update:
How does that affect your website? Your website has to represent you well on mobile devices. Here are a couple of reasons you should care...
Test your website if it is mobile friendly through Google's Mobile Friendly Test.
In seconds, the test reveals if your website is awesome and mobile-friendly. It even gives a phone screen shot of how the Googlebot sees your website!
Google recognizes three different configurations for building mobile sites.
Responsive web design is Google's recommended design configuration for building websites.
Today, Google will add "mobile friendliness" to the 200 or so factors it uses to rank websites on its search results. The two important changes are as follows:
Google will start to reward sites that provide a good mobile experience for users. As a result, websites that do not meet Google's criteria will tumble in its all-important rankings.
While the mobile-friendly change is important, the ranking update will not make a non-mobile-friendly page with high-quality content rank below lower-quality pages that are mobile-friendly.
Pierre Cleroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of the Business Development Bank of Canada spoke to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce about What to Expect in 2015: An Economic Outlook for Small and Medium Businesses.
"So if you are an owner of a small business, you might think exporting is a good idea but mostly for large and mid-size firms. I want to give you a different perspective about this because more and more small businesses are able to export with new technology. Digital technology is changing the game for small business. You can access billions of consumers online with very low costs... something not possible 10 years ago."
Mr. Cleroux continues to explain the how websites enable small businesses to export their products to the world. His three examples were outfits in:
HIs presentation starts at 21:30 of the Calgary Chamber video.
Source: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Delta Hotel, Calgary, AB
Five Internet marketing musts according to Ilya Pozin, Founder of Pluto.TV
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.