Hiring a summer intern can be a great decision for a growing business in need of a little extra seasonal help. Maybe you aren’t ready to commit to hiring a full-time staff member, but want to test the waters of having someone assist with the workload. Or maybe, you have an extra project that can be completed in a month or two. An intern can definitely fill the void and bring fresh ideas to the table.
Interns today are mainly looking for one thing, experience. Students are now programmed to believe that the odds of finding a job upon graduation are higher with an internship under their belt, and it’s true. An internship is an awesome resume builder and shows a great deal of ambition and drive to not only go to school full-time but experience work in an office setting.
Summer has finally arrived and the Byte team has been enjoying the great outdoors. Living and working in Northern Michigan is like a dream come true for most of us and we take any chance we can get to go outside and soak in some rays.
Last week was the annual Smart Commute Week hosted by the Tart Trails. The weeklong celebration of bikes, carpools & muffin breakfasts, in our opinion, was a huge success. The Tart Trails mission of promoting active transportation in Traverse City was certainly accomplished with thousands of residents smart commuting to and from work.
Have you ever created a direct mail campaign that just fell flat?
In my experience, it’s difficult to not only compile a great list of current street addresses, it’s also difficult to monitor the success of the direct mail campaign itself. Snail mail does have a time and place but, if you are pouring money into printing and postage costs and getting no ROI (Return on Investment), then it may be time to change-up your marketing efforts.
If you aren't using Email marketing, it's time...
The typical shelf life of a web layout design is approximately three to four years. These couple of years can fly by when you have a thriving business, employees to manage and multiple deadlines to meet. However, keeping your website current and relevant is extremely important when maintaining your competitiveness in your market.
At Byte, we do a lot of work behind the scenes.
You may have seen our logo on different websites and thought “Hm, these guys are masters of mystery! What do they actually do?” Well, fear not fellow web explorers. I'm about to unravel the truth about one of Byte’s dynamic tools that we offer our customers, byteEvents.
So, you've got a "second cousin" who is offering to setup a WordPress site for your business for practically nothing? Please read the following before you take the leap and make a possible lethal business decision!
WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal sites are fully functional content-managed websites. With these, you can download files and customize the site to your liking for absolutely free. Free is great, but there are downfalls to going this route.
Dispose of any mail or email from DNS Services.
Some of our clients have alerted us to a supposed Domain Name Service (DNS) back-up service provider by the name DNS Services (DNSsvc.com) with a business address in Vancouver, Washington.
If you receive what looks like an invoice from this company via mail or email, do not respond to it or make a payment – it is simply a bogus solicitation that does not apply to any of our clients.
In this day and age of constantly changing technology, isn't it nice to know that some things stay the same?
Do you ever wish that you could just log into your website and fix a tiny typo all by yourself? Or are you looking at a stack of necessary website updates that have built up, and figuring the cost and time it will take to have your web developer make those changes for you?
If so, our CMS (Content Management System) might be just what your site needs.
Click the above link to watch a quick demo of how easy it is to add a photo to a CMS driven web page.
Click below to read more about how the National Cherry Festival uses the Byte CMS tools to keep their content up to date.
Northern Speech Services & National Rehabilitation Services Inc. has been a long-term client of Byte Productions since 1997. They are a leader in providing online courses (E-Courses), seminars and products that provide continuing education for Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Educators.
We built the last version of their website seven years ago in 2003. In our book that is a strong shelf life for web technology, especially with as many dynamic sections as their website has. Their recently launched, new website provides major updates for 2010.