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New Cybele Negris Article: 5 Social Media Tools That Can Save You and Your Business Time

Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder Cybele Negris’ new article, “5 Social MediaTools That Can Save You and Your Business Time” is now available on Business in Vancouver. In this article, she talks about tools that can increase productivity and save time for small business owners. 
Small business owners and executives are on tight schedules, making it difficult to interact with colleagues and your customer base. With the growing significance and functionalities of different social media tools, business owners and executives can use these tools to interact with customer while staying productive.  
In this article, Cybele discusses: 

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Join us for FP Reach Toronto 2013!

Webnames.ca, Financial Post, and SOHO Business Group are please to invite you to attend the Marketing Event of the Year, on April 26th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Downtown Toronto. This event features experts and entrepreneurs in marketing, media, and online social engagement to help your business to succeed.

Thumbnail image for 13-66-FP-Reach-BB-Static-generic.jpgThe landscape of how we market and how we sell our products and services today has changed dramatically.  Overcome the sales, marketing and communication challenges and get your brand noticed through all the clutter at FP REACH 2013.

Cybele Negris, Webnames.ca President and Co-Founder, will also be one of the speakers for FP Reach 2013. If you are interested in meeting her, please drop by and say hello! We’d love to have an opportunity to meet you as well!

Where and When
April 26,2013, Fairmont Royal York, Toronto ON
8:30am-6pm

Who Should Attend
Entrepreneurs, business owners and executives, managers, and professionals in marketing, sales, media, social media, communications, and public relations interested in learning new and innovative ways to grow your business!

What You Get
An All Access Pass that includes:

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WordPress Website Highlight: www.christinetrischuk.com

Webnames.ca launched a web design service with small business in mind last year called FastTrack. FastTrack web design service, provides a professional website, built quickly and affordably. This program has been a huge success and we wanted to highlight some of our FastTrack clients.

The month, we dive into christinetrischuk.com. We asked Christine Trischuk a few questions regarding her experience with Webnames.ca and how things have been since working with Webnames.ca.

Christine Trischuk is a businesswoman, networker, volunteer and looks to make a difference in her community.

christinetrischuk.pngHow important is your website to your business? What does it do for you?

The value in having my website is multifaceted, as I use it for business and personal use. In business, I am continuously trying to keep clients and colleagues abreast of all the projects that I am working on, and that may be of interest to them. On a personal level, the website has given me an outlet to express myself through my blog, and more web presence to talk about my charitable work. I have been able to create and define an online identity that links the two together, for those who have previously only known one side of me.

Why did you decide to invest in a new website?

Investing in a new website is essentially investing in myself, and my personal brand. I didn’t want an “ad based” format that was going to look cheap and distracting to my viewer. I originally started a website with Webnames.ca under their “Web Builder” platform, and after a year, we had the decision to have it upgraded to a WordPress format. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

When choosing a company to work on your site what factors came in to play?

I wanted to work with a company that was local and cared about their customers and meeting their needs. From the start of the process, I was impressed with the standards and the time that was invested in my project. I was contacted via email and phone, and the personal aspect to the transaction made me want to refer their services on.

Tell us a bit about your experience working with Webnames.ca. How was the process? Did everything go as expected? Were there any surprises?

The process with Webnames.ca couldn’t have gone any better. The process was completely smooth, and I had customer service support through the entire process. I had to reconfirm a detail before the site went live, and the team responded to my emailed concerns immediately and efficiently, to ensure that I was happy and satisfied with the results.

Did you learn anything new by going through this process? If yes, what was it?

I learned the value in staying connected to the world. Through my website I can control the tone and personal ambiance around details and topics associated with me. I blog on topics that I find relevant to me, and have enjoyed the writing experience.

Has your new website had any effect on your business, either day to day or overall? If so, please explain.

The website since its launch has had a huge impact on myself personally and professionally. It has brought me more business, more contacts and a broader reach to an audience that I didn’t realize I had. It has also made me more conscious of my personal brand and how I can display my values to the world.

Is social media integrated with your website? If yes, why do you think it’s important to you and your business?

Social media is integrated with my website. The importance is linking to further mediums where I connect and interact with my audience. Since the launch of the website and connecting social media, my Twitter followers and Facebook fans have grown every day.

How easy has it been for you to manage your site and keep it up to date?

The training that I received from Webnames.ca was fantastic. I had an informative training session on WordPress with Sean before the site went live, and he was quick to answer all of my questions and make sure that I was comfortable navigating the site and able to upload new content to keep it current.

What would you tell someone who was considering working with Webnames.ca on their new website?

That the money that they spend with Webnames.ca on their new site would be money well spent.

Want a quick and simple approach to building your website? Learn more about FastTrack, our web design service.

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WordPress Website Highlight: evolveexecutivecoaching.com

Webnames.ca launched a web design service with small business in mind last year called FastTrack. FastTrack web design provides a professional website, built quickly and affordably. This
program has been a huge success and we wanted to highlight some of our
FastTrack clients.
 
As Karin Wills from Evolve Executive Coaching says: “…The product was professional…the process was user friendly…the budget was truly cost effective…my experience was much smoother than expected…I am definitely a happy client…”.

This month we look at evolveexecutivecoaching.com. We asked Karin Wills, founder of Evolve Executive Coaching, a few questions about her experience with Webnames.ca and how things have been since working with us.
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Karin Wills works with executives to improve accountability, engagement and productivity. She identifies results based solutions specific to leadership needs.

How important is your website to your business? What does it do for you?

My website is very important to my business as it provides a place for executives and emerging leaders to discover what products and services we offer, pick up some leadership tips, locate articles of interest, contact me to arrange an exploratory session or ask a general question. It offers links to related resources that also may be of interest to anyone considering a coach to help them accelerate their success.

Why did you decide to invest in a new website?

Websites provide many benefits to the business and to potential clients-they have replaced the yellow pages, offer helpful information to people searching for a vendor or service provider and can be updated quickly to stay current.

When choosing a company to work on your site what factors came in to play?

I was looking for one place to purchase my domain name, host my site, create and help to manage my site, and to offer some training and ongoing support. I also like to work with local business when possible.

Tell us a bit about your experience working with Webnames. How was the process? Did everything go as expected? Were there any surprises?

The surprise about working with Webnames was how easy the process was. Everyone I talked to through the process was so helpful and pleasant to work with. The product was professional and I have had very positive feedback from people who have visited the site. I also very much appreciated how user friendly the process was from the tips and templates to help create content and choose a template through to learning how to make easy updates myself. And of course for the budget conscious, it was truly cost effective.

Did you learn anything new by going through this process? If yes, what was it?

I learned about using WordPress, enough that I can make some updates on my own and to know when to get help. I also learned a lot about how to create content for a website that is specific to my business-the tips and templates provided made a real difference to how quickly I was able to create my content and choose a template.

Has your new website had any effect on your business, either day to day or overall? If so, please explain.

It is too early for me to answer this question – it has only been a little less than two months. I think that different types of businesses will have faster or slower response times depending on what you are selling. I do know that I am getting very positive feedback from many of my connections. I expect this information to be available in a few months though. At this point I know the content, appeal and ease of use of the site is well received.

Is social media integrated with your website? If yes, why do you think it’s important to you and your business?

Yes, I have included LinkedIn and Twitter, as I am active in both those networks. Social Media is a very nice way to offer more information about how I work,what I am interested in, what new information I am keeping up to date with, new resources I share, and additional ways to connect with me. Social Media offers a more rounded view of ones professional knowledge as well as each network offers different ways of sharing information.

How easy has it been for you to manage your site and keep it up to date? What would you tell someone who is considering working with Webnames.ca on their new website?

So far, it has been much easier to manage my site than I expected. I am already planning to add some new things, ideas that came to me after ‘living’ with it for a little while and asking others what else they would like to see there. I already tell people looking to create their new site to consider Webnames – I know my experience was much smoother than expected – I am definitely a happy client.

Want a quick and simple approach to building your website? Learn more about FastTrack, our web design service.

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New Cybele Negris Article: 5 Tech Trends to Cash In On in 2013

Webnames.ca President and Co-founder, Cybele Negris’ new article in PROFIT Magazine is out and she shares her thoughts on the 5 Tech Trends to Cash In On in 2013.

Technology has become so integrated with business and our personal lives that we now usually take it for granted. However, it is still important to monitor new technology trends and take advantage of key efficiencies or opportunities technology can bring.

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mom inc Movement 2012 Tradeshow

The mom inc Movement (MIM) Tradeshow is back! The event will be held at the Delta Conference Centre in Burnaby on November 4th, 2012. Webnames.ca, a proud sponsor of the event, will have a booth at the tradeshow and will be giving out
free .CA gift cards. These can be redeemed to register a free .CA domain
name and are valued up to $50!
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The event is a great way for moms to meet other moms, explore new opportunities and nourish their entrepreneurial flair. The MIM Tradeshow aims to break the status-quo and shatter the
stereotypical “mom-next-door” perception by empowering all moms through
inspirational speakers, vendors and workshops.

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Cyber Security Tip Sheet – Mobile Devices

CIRA‘s latest Cyber Security Tip Sheet is about Mobile Devices. Our mobile devices have become such an integral part of our lives. With the constant technological innovations being introduced in the market, may of us assume that our devices have greater security and privacy capabilities compared to laptops and desktops. As a result, we start exercising less caution when using our phones, which can lead to serious security and privacy issues.

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Merging+Media 2012 Conference

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for MM-banner_2012.jpgWebnames.ca is proud to sponsor the Merging+Media 2012 Conference happening on October 25-26, 2012 at the SFU Woodwards Goldcorp Centre for the Arts. In addition to being an event sponsor, Webnames.ca is also giving out .CA gift cards valued up to $50 for all attendees of the event! This is a good opportunity for aspiring media artists to get their digital footprint on the map.

What is Merging+Media?

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How to Stay Secure When Socializing and Interacting Online

CIRA’s latest Cyber Security Consumer Tip Sheet is about Socializing and Interacting Online. The majority of people use the Internet as a source to keep in touch with family and friends. Not all our online experiences are positive though.The tip sheet goes over the main issues you can face online when socializing and tips to deal with these problems such as:
Identity Theft

Any time you add personal details to your online profile, there is the risk that a scammer may steal them. Though many may seem innocuous, it may only take a few details–your full name and your full date of birth, for instance–to open the door to your online accounts. As well, if your status updates aren’t kept private scammers may watch them to gather details that will let them guess your password or your security question.

Scams

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How to Prepare for a Website Re-build or Re-Design

You’ve built your website, it’s been working well for a while, but it’s time for an update. Keeping your website the same for too long is like not updating the paint on your home. Eventually it starts to look outdated. Looking at your website as something that needs to be refreshed and updated is the best way to ensure you get the most out of your online presence.

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Webnames.ca was a proud sponsor at YVR Twestival 2011

March 24th, 2011 marked the 4th year for YVR Twestival, where Webnames.ca was a proud sponsor.

What is Twestival? Here is a brief history from the Twestival official website:

Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting communities offline on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to $1.2 million for 137 nonprofits. All local events are organized 100% by volunteers and 100% of all ticket sales and donations go direct to projects.
Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact. Over 200 international cities from Buenos Aires to Bangalore, Seattle to Seoul and Hong Kong to Honolulu have participated in Twestival.

This year’s Twestival in Vancouver took place at the Vancouver Lookout on Friday March 24th, 2011. The purpose of the night was to raise funds in support of Beauty Night Society, a non-profit Canadian organization that builds self esteem and changes lives of women and youth living in poverty through three streams of programs: wellness, life skills development and makeovers.

The energy at The Vancouver Lookout was wonderful, as everyone was coming together for the great cause. There were many wonderful sponsors for the evening and Mayor Gregor Robertson even stopped in to make a speech and praised the organizers for such a great event.

Webnames was a proud sponsor of the night, supplying .tel cards for all the swag bags handed out at the end of the night to all attendees.

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The event was a huge success, raising over $8,000 for Beauty Night! Globally the Twestivals raised over $300,000 for their respective charities! Great job to everyone involved.

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