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Check out the following articles and offerings to help you formalize a design strategy for your business.  Prime Encode also invites and encourages guest writers to offer articles for this blog so we can offer you high-quality community-based content.  If you are interested in writing a guest article on this blog please submit your request and ideas to this email address.

We have been generating a good amount of content for this design and small business blog to help local businesses in the WNY region including Lockport, Olcott, and Buffalo, NY to gain an understanding of how graphic and web design, marketing, and social media all work in regards to their unique business.  Use the following search form to look for information from our blog articles below.

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As The Pandemic Lingers On, We Must Support Small Businesses

As The Pandemic Lingers On, We Must Support Small Businesses If 47.5% of your friends and family members suddenly lost their jobs, what would that do to the economy? It…
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Tips and Resources for Making the Smart Move

Tips and Resources for Making the Smart Move Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a new chapter in your life, a new home, a new city, or maybe even a…
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How to Grow Your Business While Keeping Recurring Costs in Check

How to Grow Your Business While Keeping Recurring Costs in Check Recurring expenses are costs from various activities which a business needs to bear at regular intervals. While these costs…
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5 Effective Ways to Streamline and Grow Your Small Business

5 Effective Ways to Streamline and Grow Your Small Business If you feel like your business growth has stagnated, it’s time to take a look at your existing practices and…
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Small Business Has a Big Impact

Small Business Has a Big Impact An astounding majority of businesses in the US are small businesses. Small business owners outnumber CEOs by approximately 150 to 1 – there are…
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The Steps to Building a Functional Website for Your Business

The Steps to Building a Functional Website for Your Business To manage a business successfully, you need to plan your digital strategy, including launching a website. When designing a website,…
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Overcoming the Fear of Starting a New Business

Overcoming the Fear of Starting a New Business Many people aspire to start their own business to pursue their passion as well as to achieve more financial and personal freedom,…
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Branding Best Practices for New Small Business Owners

Branding Best Practices for New Small Business Owners As a new small business owner, you have a daunting to-do list on your road to success. In the midst of building…
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Is Your Business Prepared for the Upcoming Holiday Season?

Is Your Business Prepared for the Upcoming Holiday Season? With the holiday season quickly approaching, small business owners may feel stressed and anxious as they wonder whether they are fully…
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Why Niagara County is a Great Place to Start a Business

Why Niagara County is a Great Place to Start a Business Are you thinking about moving to Burt, Newfane, or Olcott? Any of these Niagara County hamlets could be a…
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What Are the Advantages of Working with Local Printers and Sign Makers?

What Are the Advantages of Working with Local Printers and Sign Makers? As a graphic designer who works with other businesses to get my client’s print and signage work done,…
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I Have a Website for My Small Business, Now What?

I Have a Website for My Small Business, Now What? Did you just get your hands on a brand-new website for your business? How exciting is that? This is your…
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Why Does My Small Business Need a Website?

Why Does My Small Business Need a Website? According to research, only 51% of small and individual businesses have websites even though 97% of consumers purchase online by searching for…
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Design Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your Business Website

Design Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your Business Website For many businesses, your website is the face of your company. Whether you’re an online store or a local service provider,…
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4 Best Cybersecurity Practices for Your Remote Employees

4 Best Cybersecurity Practices for Your Remote Employees Cybersecurity has changed quite a bit over the last decade, adapting to keep up with the wide array of threats from hackers…
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Building a Design Strategy for Your Business – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

Building a Design Strategy for Your Business – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE This article comes from our full guide that can be downloaded here. INTRODUCTION “Design is a fundamental sales tool…
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Techniques for Maintaining Business Health During COVID-19

Techniques for Maintaining Business Health During COVID-19 Business owners everywhere have faced major challenges when it comes to keeping their companies going during the pandemic. This is especially true for…

ARE YOU DONE WITH THE BS?

Even if you haven't had a bad experience before there are a lot of sharks out there and it's easy to take advantage of small business owners who may not have a lot of industry-specific knowledge about websites, technology, and design.  I am here to show you that every small business is different and there isn’t one right answer to how you should put yourself out there.  Here are a few reasons why you should trust us with providing our services for your business.

We are good listeners and truly care about your business

We don't "up-sell", we "right-sell"

We have over 15 years experience in this industry

We want to enable businesses like yours to grow in our community and enable you to work with other small businesses in the area that are a good fit.  It all works better when you have the right contacts and the right people to work with.  Lets get after it!  

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