1. 6 Benefits of Hiring a Consultant Before Launching a New Business Online

    You have decided to take the plunge and become a business owner.

    You are excited…and perhaps a bit scared, but most of all, eager to get your brainchild off the ground and moving forward.

    However, there are just a few obstacles to doing this – especially in regards to crafting a web presence that does all you need it to do. These actions may range slightly from business to business; which is why meeting with a consultant who is knowledgeable about the web (and all its many little quirks and perks) is crucial to the growth and success of any new business.

  2. Wix or WordPress: Which is the Best for Business Websites and Why

    Your business needs are growing and you know you need to build (or upgrade) your website. You know there are options available for creating websites, but it can be confusing how to decide which platform is the best fit for you? With Wix and WordPress being two of the most well-known platforms, we are going to compare the two from the perspective of a developer who works a lot with small business owners. And just full-disclosure, we do develop with WordPress, although we have helped a few clients with their DIY type sites on Wix, Weebly and Squarespace over the years.

  3. 12 Tax Write Offs You Don’t Want to Overlook

    Running your own business is hard work. There are phone calls to make, client meetings to attend, e-mails to send and paperwork to be done, not to overlook the actual job. Then when you add in elements such as maintaining a website that utilizes SEO, has a current blog combined with keeping up a variety of social media sites, it can be easy to let some things slip through the cracks. However, one thing nobody wants to do is overlook ways to save money or at least be able to write off on our taxes.

    Taxes, unfortunately, are a part of life and when you own your own business, the amount of paperwork and record keeping necessary can easily pile up. Yet, when tax day arrives those receipts help you save–especially if you take advantage of as many of these opportunities as possible. Here at Page Progressive in Raleigh, we want to help you make the most of your business dollars as well as help you take advantage of all the business potential the Web has to offer.