Connect With Customers in a New Inexpensive Way

 Computer Tips, Internet Tips, Marketing  Comments Off on Connect With Customers in a New Inexpensive Way
Oct 112010

“Times they are a changing!” I am very excited these days in talking with businesses. I can offer so many ways for them to connect with their customers.

90% of all text messages are opened within 1 hour.  More and more, businesses of all sizes are discovering the power of mobile marketing.  The ability to connect and engage in one-on-one direct communication with a client has an unlimited potential to grow your in-house list, increase your profits and expand your marketing horizons.

We at SpiderCat Marketing will continue to create websites, blogs, twitter accounts and Facebook fan pages. We will still teach you what you need to know about social media, set up a strategy for you to follow and help you manage your accounts.

But now we can also help you set up a mobile media marketing strategy! With this new system, you can send text messages to your customers that have opted in. You can also run contests, raffles, or have people text to donate!

Another cool thing: People can also access your mobile business card.

You can test out this option! Right now text the word “spidercat” to 90210 to see what I mean!

Click here for more information about this new mobile media marketing revolution!

Contact me for more info

Nordonia Team

Company: Spidercat Marketing

Phone: 216.534.7467



Mobile Media Marketing:

Or Text the word “spidercat” to 90210 !

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 Family  Comments Off on STANDUP Act
Sep 112010

Tom Wilson, CEO of Allstate is promoting a new campaign to raise awareness of the STANDUP Act which “ties the existence of state-based graduated drivers’ licensing laws to federal highway spending.  Motor vehicle crashes are the number one killer of teens in the United States, causing over 4,000 deaths each year.  That’s an average of 11 per day, 365 days a year.  Graduated drivers’ licensing laws expand the rights of teenagers as they age and gain on-the-road experience.  This is a proven way to save lives and could reduce fatalities by nearly 30% – that’s about 1200 lives per year.”  You can contribute by joining the Save 11 campaign by going to Let’s keep our kids safe!

Company: Smith & Gladish Allstate Insurance Agency

Phone: 440.926.4050


Grafton Team

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Microsoft WORD – Quick Tips

 Computer Tips  Comments Off on Microsoft WORD – Quick Tips
Sep 112010

Selecting text

  • To select a word, double-click the left mouse button on the word you wish to select.
  • To select a sentence, hold down CTRL and single-click the left mouse button on the sentence.
  • To select a line of text on the screen, single-click with the left mouse button in the left screen margin at the line you want to select.
  • To select a paragraph, double-click the left mouse button while pointing it on the left margin.
  • To select the whole document, hold down CTRL +A keys or triple-click the left mouse button in the left margin of the screen.

Quick Case Conversion

If you need to convert the case of text, rather than selecting a character or word, deleting it, and then retyping it in the correct case, this keyboard shortcut:

Select or highlight the text, hold down the Shift key and tap on the F3 key and it will convert text from title case, to uppercase, to lowercase each time you tap on the F3 key.

One Fell Swoop Word Deletion

You can delete entire words with your keyboard. Just put your cursor at the beginning of the word press the Ctrl and Del keys at the same time. This is very useful when editing.

Click here to play Computer Bingo!

Pieri Levandofsky

Medina Team

Company: PC Computing Services, LLC

Phone: 330.952.1011



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Making a Big Impression

 Home  Comments Off on Making a Big Impression
Sep 112010

Where do you make the biggest impression with visitors when they come into your home?  Believe it or not, it’s the powder room.  It’s one room everyone needs to visit, so why not make it a show piece where you can impress and pamper your guests.

Although the powder room is used for short visits, the focus can be on high quality, elegant items.  This is one area in your home where guests will come into close contact, so you should splurge and make a statement.

Pay close attention to detail and focus more on things such as an elegant pedestal or vessel lavs and accent lighting.  Granite countertops, tile flooring and beautiful cabinetry will also make a bold display.  Bathing would not be required so large amounts of towel storage would not be an issue, so use the wall space instead for artwork.  Ladies, this may be the only area in your home where you can make it more personal.

With so many decisions that need to be made to bring your powder room renovation to reality, you may want to consider help from a professional designer.  At Cabinet-S-Top we don’t consider it just another powder room; we give special attention to every detail.   Whatever your budget, we want to turn your dreams into reality.  Cabinet-S-Top’s showroom is located at 1977 Medina Road, Medina, OH.  Give us a call at 330.239.3630 to set up an appointment and see why so many satisfied customers recommend us to their closest friends.

Betty Nairn

Fairlawn Team Leader

Company: Cabinet-S-top, Certified Kitchen Designer, GM

Phone: 330.239.3630



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4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Cleaning Service

 Cleaning  Comments Off on 4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Cleaning Service
Sep 112010

Q.  What happens if something is broken or damaged in my home?

A. We have you covered!  MTO Cleaning Services carries insurance to cover you, your home and your possessions.  Our employees are covered in your home under Worker’s Compensation.  All of our employees pass background checks and are bonded.

Q.  Who is in my home?

A. MTO Cleaning Services trademark is sending the same cleaning associate every time.  You know who                is in your home & we know exactly what you want to have cleaned.  You get to know our cleaning associates and they get to you know so a thorough job is done every cleaning.

Q.  Why a Free Estimate?

A. A free estimate benefits you, the home owner.  You get to meet us, Sean or Lisa, how we run our cleaning service, who you will be dealing with and what specifics you want done in your home every cleaning.  A free estimate allows us to accurately price your cleaning and work within your budget.  MTO Cleaning Services also knows specifically what we will need to bring to clean your home.

Q.  Is there a contract with my service?

A. MTO Cleaning Services wants you to do business with us because your happy with our cleaning and we can help when you need us.

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Lisa Kirkpatrick

Medina Team

Company: Medina MTO Clean

Phone: 330.723.6538



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Fulfilling the dream of home ownership

 Title Services  Comments Off on Fulfilling the dream of home ownership
Aug 112010

Dreams do come true. But ownership of your home could be threatened-or even taken away from you-without the protection of an owner’s title insurance policy. Know the basics about safeguarding what may be the biggest investment you’ll ever make.

Call Michelle Williamson, Northern Ohio Manager of Lawyers Title- she has the experience to help you. (440) 284-5100

Michelle Williamson

Grafton Team

Company: Lawyer’s Title Insurance Corp.

Phone: 440.284.5100



 Posted by at 2:05 pm

Did You Know… You Buy Toxic Products

 Health  Comments Off on Did You Know… You Buy Toxic Products
Aug 112010

  • The EPA reports toxic chemicals in our home cleaning and personal care products are 3 – 5 times more likely to cause cancer than outside pollutants. The EPA warns the nation’s worst pollution is inside our homes. A number of homes tested have toxic chemical levels 70 times higher inside the home than outside.

  • The President’s Toxic Substances Strategy Committee warns toxic chemicals in our home environment trigger 90% of all cancers.

  • The Consumer Product Safety Commission connects 150 toxic chemicals in our homes to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological abnormalities.

  • The EPA warns toxic chemicals in household cleaners cause women working at home to have a 55% higher cancer risk than women working outside the home.

  • The Mayo clinic warns Formaldehyde (Q15) is a formaldehyde releaser, which means it can release formaldehyde its self and it is in most household and personal care products to preserve them. It can irritate the respiratory system, cause skin reactions, and trigger heart palpitations, aggravate coughs, colds, trigger asthma. Serious side effects include weakening the immune system and cancer. More seriously, it is a human mutagen and is carcinogenic.

  • The Harvard School of Public Health warns, Formaldehyde can cause headaches, depression, joint pain, chronic fatigue, chest pains ear infections, dizziness and loss of sleep.

  • The California Public Research Group warns Phenol, which is used in most household disinfectants, can cause cancer, deactivate the sensory nerve endings, and damage the liver, kidneys and central nervous system.

  • There has been a 30% increase in breast cancer since 1982.Breast cancer is the Number ONE killer of women between 35 and 54. Primary suspects are laundry detergents, household cleaners and pesticides according to the National Cancer Association.

As a cancer survivor and mother of four, I educate others how to change your environment to prevent cancer. Your body does its own healing if you stop absorbing, inhaling and ingesting chemicals. God did not create chemical’s! Quote from Dr. Joyce Woods, who has a doctorate in indoor air pollution- “1st educate yourself and learn that personal use and cleaning products are the most caustic and deadly to your body, fortunately they are the easiest to replace!” This is my passion to educate the public!!!! Let me help you to be a cancer survivor like me! Or prevent illnesses from toxic chemicals like eczema, asthma, migraines, bronchitis, sinus infections…My 4-6 months was up 4 years ago as a Leukemia patient!!! Let me teach you about simply switching to a non-toxic store and live well!

Joy WrightJoy Wright

Medina Team

Company: Joy of Wellness Co.

Phone: Business 330.721.0740
Cell 330.268.7615


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Safeguard Computer Files

 Computer Tips  Comments Off on Safeguard Computer Files
Aug 112010

Don’t take a chance losing your computer files. Start now creating a back up procedure to safeguard your data. Purchase an external hard drive device –it will be a good investment!

Here are some tips:

  • Purchase a reliable one by sticking with well known brands like: Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital, etc. These companies have long established histories.
  • Manual or Automatic Backup? Not all units come equipped to automatically back up your data. Make sure to read the information and determine if it will fit your needs.
  • Capacity: 250 gig, 500 gig, 1 Terabyte? If you are storing pictures, videos, music- purchase a unit with a lot of capacity for storage.
  • Price: These drives range in price from $80 and up. Price will depend on the brand, size and if it performs automatic backups.

Note: These units can fail so if the data is extremely important — take precautions by having an alternate backup plan! There are companies that provide data retrieval however it can be extremely expensive and there might not be a guarantee of successfully retrieving your data.

Pieri Levandofsky

Medina Team

Company: PC Computing Services, LLC

Phone: 330.952.1011



 Posted by at 1:45 pm

Tips on how social media marketing can help your busines

 Internet Tips, Marketing  Comments Off on Tips on how social media marketing can help your busines
Aug 102010

You Can Take Control of Your Brand !

You can keep an eye on your brand. If there is old unflattering news on the search engines about your company, you can upload new positive info at the top of the search engines. You can also see what people are saying and get to the root of a problem that you might not even knew existed. Did you know that Google Places will allow you to respond to reviews? Read more info here.

Competitor Analysis – What are they doing?

Social media is a great place to check out the competition. You can see what people are saying about a certain topic or company without following or friending them. You can also see what other companies are posting and interactions that they are having with their clients and potential clients.

Read more tips on how social media marketing can help your business

Julie D’Aloiso

Nordonia Team

Company: Spidercat Marketing

Phone: 216.534.7467



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