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What’s the Best Deal On Business Cards?

February 27, 2013 | Posted in Printing | By

What’s the Best Deal On Business Cards?

Three years ago when we started our company, it was a web design company. That’s all. After a few months we realized we could be more, and over that year we emerged as an “ad agency for small business”. I think the second product we began offering was business cards. We made our own cards and we were getting compliments on them everywhere we went. Today, of all the different things our agency offers (SEO, web design, hosting, printing, consulting, distribution, etc), business cards are what we sell the 3rd most of. I love designing and printing business cards for local businesses because it’s easy work, quick turnaround and a low cost for a very high-quality product.

Why are business cards one of our best selling products? I think it’s because of the quality of our cards quite simply. The quality for the value can’t be beat. Many businesses get their cards online from places like Vistaprint… and their cards aren’t terrible, but they’re also not professional. They look nice from a distance, but up close in your hand Vistaprint’s products are a little flimsy and cheap feeling. A lot of other small businesses opt to get their business cards printed from a local print shop. These are great for people who need gold stamping and specialty cards. But for the average Joe who just wants a nice looking branded card on high-quality durable paper stock the local print shops are usually a little pricey. Nice work, but expensive. Vistaprint… low quality and inexpensive. What Commonwealth Creative Marketing does, is take high-quality, durable card stock and print colorful high-end ink digitally onto a UV-coated semi-gloss or non-gloss paper stock. It’s affordable and it looks amazing. Is there any downside? Only that it may take up to a week to fulfill an order because quality takes time. So if you have a week to wait, we’ll save you money and deliver you a top-notch business card product you’ll keep coming back for. Count on CCM for the best business cards in Virginia Beach.

You can learn more about our business card options and pricing by visiting CCM’s business card page.

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Blogging for SEO using WordPress

February 15, 2013 | Posted in SEO Strategy, Website Design | By

Blogging for SEO using WordPress

By now someone has probably told you that you should blog. They may have mentioned that it’s “good for SEO” if you blog but they probably didn’t tell you exactly how or why. Here’s the deal… you can blog all you want but if you’re not optimizing your blog the right way it won’t do much good.

There are basically two reasons to blog. 1. You want people to read what you wrote about a topic. 2. You want to help increase your site’s SEO and traffic. Personally, I could almost care less if anyone read my blog. I blog for SEO purposes mainly. So how do you blog for SEO?

Well, the first step in blogging for SEO purposes is to write

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Starting a Business in Virginia

February 2, 2013 | Posted in Local Marketing, Marketing Plans, Networking, Website Design | By

How To Start a Business in Virginia

The Commonwealth of Virginia is a great place to do business because it’s a fairly easy state to operate in with fair tax rates. Some states make it more difficult, a few may make it easier, but very few states offer the diverse demographics and geographical beauty, options and cultural diversity that Virginia does, making it an ideal grounds for clientele for any business. Whether you’re thinking of starting a new business in Virginia Beach, Richmond, Fairfax, Roanoke, Danville or Abington, it’s all basically the same. The following is a helpful list of things that you’ll need to do in order to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavor.

1. Write a business plan.
2. Know your competition.
3. Develop a Marketing plan.
4. Identify what “kind” of business license you should have.
5. Come up with a budget.
6. Market your business.

1. Write a Business Plan

Why are you going into business? What will you sell? How will you sell it? What makes you different? Why are you special? How do you want to be seen in the marketplace? From whom will you get your supplies? What will you offer that will make people come back for more? What is your budget? (see budget below, later). Write out about a 3 pages business plan. Identify the basics and what’s important, but don’t get too in depth with it, spending weeks and months formulating it. The reason why you shouldn’t is because your business

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