Do Not Buy a Website | Without These 7 Questions

Do NOT Buy a Website Without Being Asked These 7 Questions

Congratulations! You’ve decided to take a trip down the information super highway. You’ve packed your bags and know where you want to go, but you’re just not sure where to turn or how you’ll get there. So you decide to turn to the experts for direction: A Local Website Designer.

It’s true that your website will be the “car” that drives you through the world wide web. So your website designer is your “car dealer”, for lack of a better term.  Now the question is: Which car dealer do you choose? Some will talk fast enough to make your head spin, utilizing the high-pressure technique. Others will charm you with technological facts, big promises, and big words. -So how do you decide who to buy a website from?

SIMPLE. Make sure your car dealer (website designer) cares about YOU and your goals- and cares enough to ask the following questions:

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Small Business Marketing vs. Small Town Marketing

Small towns across our Nation are populated with hard-working Americans living the dream. While every small town tends to share the same timeless appeal, they aren’t easy to label. They are unique with character, history, and culture. Some small towns are busy, rich with pride and history. They are often responsible for the growth of the larger communities surrounding them. Other small towns are newer with a community appeal and a much different list of perks. But for every small town, one thing rings true: Small Business Marketing is different in small towns.

Common Small Business Marketing practices include paying attention to your competitor and staying one step ahead. Keeping an eye on your competitor’s prices, service list, target markets, and company progression can be key to daily growth. Your online marketing, B2B marketing, and network marketing efforts are designed specific for your service, product, and company as a stand-alone entity. As a standard small business, these practices are effective and efficient, and applauded! Still, they aren’t enough in a small town.

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Can You Hear the Call Music Video

So, can you hear it?


Can You Hear the Call

Anoka Music Video

Over the past few days, the VP Team has been working on an exciting new promotional project. Marketing the city of Anoka, we are shooting a low-budget music video called “Can You Hear the Call”- A saucy, swing-style song originally written and performed by the UK band called, ELECTRIC SWING CIRCUS. (https://electricswingcircus.com/)

Rocky Borchardt of VantagePoint Marketing, LLC has contacted the band, purchased the rights to this catchy tune, and rewrote the lyrics to promote some of the staple businesses in Anoka. She has single-handedly directed the over 20 hours of filming done this week. By her side, our videographer, Matt Perkins with Perkins Media (https://www.perkinsmediagroup.com/) has been shooting the video and will provide the exciting footage. Local artists and audio production specialists will be providing the vocal artistry, meanwhile, Anoka’s own STUDIO ONE Dance Studio (https://www.studioonedancemn.com/) will provide many of the moves. We will be excited to announce the finished video this fall!

Flags for Fort Snelling 2017

VantagePoint Marketing, LLC. is proud to be the sponsor for Flags for Fort Snelling Memorial Day 2017.

The Story that Started it All…

“When I called the cemetery to inquire about volunteering, they told me they no longer put flags out,” Joanne Malmstedt told KARE. “At that point, it took on a whole another realm of meaning for me.”

Malmstedt organized her network of friends and extended family to buy the small flags and place them during the busiest day of the year at the cemetery. Some went to graves of people connected to the volunteers, but most went to the graves of strangers who had served their country.

“There are so many people here who don’t have family members to come and do stuff for them, so I said I was going to do it and I had a bunch of friends who jumped on the bandwagon and said they were going to join,” she said.

Discover More About Flags for Fort Snelling:

Flags for Fort Snelling organizes the funds and volunteer needed to honor our fallen heroes laid to rest at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery with American Flags.

 

FFFS Proudly Sponsored by VantagePoint Marketing

Why Hire Local Website Design?

Hire Local Website Design Services


With the excitement of Summer (sadly) winding down, it’s time to put all of your focus back on your business. The easiest way to give your company some much needed attention is with a NEW WEBSITE. In order to create a new website, you need a LOCAL Website Design Company. But why should you choose a local website designer, and not one half-way across the country (or even the world)? We will break down the main reasons why you should hire a local website designer!

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Property Maintenance Services of Minnesota

Do you need Minnesota property maintenance?

Last week I finally started prepping my house for my annual Fourth of July party, and property maintenance was a must. I’m a single mom with a very active and driven 11-year old, on the board of a local non-profit, a soccer coach, and help run two growing companies. Free time to maintain my property is one thing I don’t have.

So I stepped out into my garage and surveyed the situation. Oh, hell no.  Where in the world did all of this JUNK come from??

Crestview Property Maintenance Website DesignA broken grill, extra scooters that I have no idea where they came from, scrap metals that I have been swearing to cash in… It was season one of “Hoarders” in there. There was no way that I would be able to get all of this junk removed before my guests arrived. I grabbed my phone and started to text all of my Minnesota friends and family to see who wanted to partake in a garage clean out party. As it turns out… zero. (really, guys?)

BUT WAIT! Why in the world I didn’t think of Jayson’s Crestview Property Maintenance in the first place, I have no good excuse. I blame global warming.

I called Jayson and completely whined about my junk removal needs. I believe my first words were “My address is XXX something Coon Rapids, and I’m buried in junk, HELP!”  After he settled his laughing, he assured me that he’d be able to get my garage junk cleaned out in a hustle. Two days later, Jayson’s team followed up on his promise better than I imagined.

They removed ALL of the junk from my garage, they mowed my lawn, trimmed the driveway, weeded my front garden bed, and gave me the best property maintenance services I’d ever received. Can you imagine the compliments I’m going to receive at my party this year??

If you’re looking for junk removal or Minnesota property maintenance services, boy oh boy do I know who you need to call. 612.207.0274 and ask for Jayson. Tell him Rocky sent you and that she is STILL thankful for his amazing services! www.CrestviewMaintenance.com –  Leave them a review HERE!


We have had a blast working with Jayson on the website design of Crestview Property Maintenance since 2015, and are excited to see his small business grow to support his adorable Minnesota family!