Monthly Archives: August 2016

EIA 029 WordPress to Improve Business; The Mobile Friendly Website

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Mark Kay

Mark Kay is the CEO and Founder of MJ Creative Ventures; a company that specialises in providing mobile friendly, SEO optimised websites for Small Business owners and non-profits.

This is a follow on from the previous podcasts where we discuss how small business owners can develop their websites in order to improve their business. In this episode Mark takes a look at the making a website mobile friendly and helps us to understand better some of key features and terms that newbies should be aware of.

  • What is a mobile friendly website
  • Does my website need to be mobile friendly
  • What are the advantages apart from the look of your website
  • Your current website and what is needed to make it mobile friendly
  • Making an old website mobile friendly using current content
  • Optimising content for a mobile friendly website
  • Popups are annoying even on a desktop
  • The hamburger or three horizontal lines stripes
  • The effect of social media and share buttons
  • The differences for mobile friendly SEO
  • Business advantages of having a mobile friendly website

Links

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EIA 028 Pastor Trained Music Teacher Trying F&B

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Daryl Saw

Daryl Saw is the CEO of the Stewords Riverboat a food and beverage facility that caters for 100 diners as well as having a bar for 150, which is located at the Marina South Pier in Singapore.

 

“A large portion of the young people want to start their own cafes… but they are not aware of the sustainability and the amount of hours of hard work that goes into it.”

During the conversation he touches on the following:

  • His introduction to F&B without having a formal education
  • Surprising legal requirements for boats and cooking in Singapore
  • His own personal touch for building his network
  • Social networks, Instagram vs Facebook
  • Wine tasting qualifications, corporate, birthday and running events and eating as much as you can
  • The limit reached as a young F&B CEO and the work and the sacrifice required
  • Look ahead into the future for business
  • His understanding of the pros and cons of the restaurants location and its special features
  • The gamble his father took when the family bought the business
  • Knowing his limit and a warning to others that wish to follow him

 

 

EIA 027 WordPress to Improve Business; The Theme

Mark Linkedin
Mark Kay

Mark Kay is the CEO and Founder of MJ Creative Ventures; a company that specialises in providing mobile friendly, SEO optimised websites for Small Business owners and nonprofits.

This is a follow on from the previous two podcasts where we discuss how small business owners can develop their websites in order to improve their business. In this episode Mark takes a look at the WordPress theme, and helps me to understand better some of key features and terms that newbies should be aware of.

  • How is a theme created
  • How to select a theme
  • Security issues around a theme
  • The advantages and disadvantages or free verses paid for themes
  • Factors to consider when selecting a theme
  • How easy is it to change a theme
  • HTML, CSS and coding
  • As a business develops what can be done with WordPress
  • How long does it take to become a developer
  • The visible and hidden things that slow down a website and how they are found
  • Selecting a developer to work with you on your theme, the questions to ask and what the developer should ask you

And finally: if you have any questions you’d like Mark to answer send them to comments and suggestion.

EIA 026 WordPress to Improve Business; The Dashboard

Mark Linkedin
Mark Kay

Mark Kay is the CEO and Founder of MJ Creative Ventures; a company that specialises in providing mobile friendly, SEO optimised websites for Small Business owners and nonprofits.

This is a follow on from the last podcasts where we began taking a look at how small business owners could develop their websites in order to improve their business. In this episode Mark takes a look at the WordPress dashboard of my own website; asiabizstories.com, and helps me to understand better some of key features and terms that newbies should be aware of.

In this episode we look at:

  • The purpose of the dashboard
  • Post, Widgets and Plugins
  • How a business can use a website to improve business.
  • The standard options, posts
  • Organising by categories and tags
  • WordPress’s management of Media images, hot linking and image size
  • The difference between Pages, Post and meta data
  • The required basic Plugins and updating
  • Free, Premium and Paid for Themes balancing features and speed
  • Import security changes that should be made
  • Tools selection
  • Domains and sub domains to create more websites
  • Basics settings to improve your websites speed
  • The best option for the address bar

And finally: if you have any questions you’d like Mark to answer send them to comments and suggestion.