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Foursquare! (Part 1 of 2)

Foursquare! (Part 1 of 2)

Foursquare is a new type of social media outlet using geolocation technology that allows people to "check in" at any place around the world from their smart phones and, at the same time, let their friends know where they are.  This type of outlet can be a great tool for businesses because it can track visitors to physical locations and provides another mobile listing for a business.  New to foursquare? Check out the guide below for how to sign up and claim a business location. Enjoy! Becky

Common Web Jargon Defined

Common Web Jargon Defined

In our new web 2.0 and web 3.0 world, you probably hear a lot of web jargon that doesn't make a lot of sense. This can be very frustrating, especially when you are trying to make informed decisions and communicate effectively with your web designer. Although your designer should always explain things in common language, check out the list below for some definitions of commonly used web jargon. Enjoy! Becky

Founder of iBec Creative Recognized as Top Young Entrepreneur in Maine

Founder of iBec Creative Recognized as Top Young Entrepreneur in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (May 14, 2010) – The U.S. Small Business Association will honor the owner of a fast-growing graphic and website design business today as Maine's Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Becky McKinnell, owner of iBec Creative in Portland, will receive the 2010 award as Maine's top young entrepreneur during a ceremony at 2 p.m. at Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road, Augusta. The award is being presented in advance of national Small Business Week, which begins May 23.

Do you need a virtual assistant on your website?

Do you need a virtual assistant on your website?

iBec recently added a virtual assistant to our website. Virtual assistants add personality to your site and give visitors a way to connect with your business on a more personal level. They'll also differentiate you from your competition! Read our tips below for adding a virtual assistant to your website and don't forget to visit to see how we did it. Enjoy!Becky

Grow Your Facebook Fan Base!

Grow Your Facebook Fan Base!

A Facebook Fan Page is a staple for any business using social media-- Facebook is the largest outlet with over 400 million active users. The key part to having a successful fan page starts with reaching your audience and to do that you need fans. Check out the list below for tips on how to grow your Facebook Fans and start reaching your target audience. Enjoy!Becky

How Mobile is Your Site?

How Mobile is Your Site?

Browsing the web via a Smartphone is becoming commonplace as the demand for quick access to information continues to grow. That said, nothing is more frustrating than looking at a takes-forever-to-load, garbled website on your iPhone or Blackberry. This poses the question, is your website mobile friendly? Check out the list below to see what's ideal for a mobile website.Enjoy!Becky

Facebook Advertising

Facebook Advertising

Facebook is the most popular social media outlet around and it continues to grow. In addition to profiles, groups, and fan pages; Facebook now offers pay-per-click advertising to help drive users to your fan page or group within Facebook or to drive traffic to your website. Check out the tips below for creating an effective Facebook ad for your business!Enjoy!Becky