This is a guest blog post by Karen Rosensteel, manager, Bravo Video.
To celebrate 10 years of helping businesses thrive, .Biz is recognizing its customers with the Best of .Biz quarterly contest. And the Q3 winner is…Sidd Scindia, a creative sound designer based in Pune, India, as voted by .Biz users and visitors. As a reward, we provided Sidd with a free one-year subscription to Bravo Video, our simple, powerful service for creating online marketing videos.
A .Biz Believer
Ask Sidd what he lives for and the response is easy: “sound.” Since birth, Sidd has always tried to pick out the various instruments in a song. After attending the School of Audio Engineering in Singapore, where he also studied photography and video production, he established Sidd Productions, a global business with clients in India, Singapore, the US, UK, China and Australia.
According to Sidd, he built his web presence with my.biz for three reasons:
1) It provided a shorter URL name that was easy to remember
2) It offered higher search rankings
3) It provided a better brand value
Sidd now enjoys great exposure thanks to a short, sweet URL, www.sidd.biz. Like so many businesses today, he’s working hard to tell his story in a crowded market. With .Biz, his brand is seen and heard all around the world.
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With Bravo Video, anyone with a webcam can easily create a video for customer testimonials, blog posts or You Tube and Vimeo exposure. Says Sidd, “Bravo is easy to set up and embed on the website. The simplicity is impressive!”
And guess what? As a .Biz customer, you can save 10% on all Bravo Video plans. Just use promo code dotbiz10. We invite you to bring video into your online marketing and join Sidd on his quest to be more social, more engaged and more effective in his marketing efforts.
Bands and DJs can leave computer programming to the experts when it comes to developing their own mobile app. Now with App.biz, they can spend more time focusing on their music and quickly create a personalized mobile application to connect with their fans.
App.biz makes it possible for artists to easily sell their songs via iTunes, stream videos, podcasts and music, and promote their upcoming performance schedules. The company offers a free product version to startup musicians as well as customized services for famous clients such as LinkinPark, Metallica, Lady Gaga and Eminem.
App.biz is routinely featured in leading media publications such as Business Insider, The New York Times, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, The Wall Street Journal, Mashable and more. While the company is based out of San Francisco, their .biz website enables them to reach thousands artists around the world every day.
.BIZ is happy to support App.biz as they help small businesses build their presence.
Visit App.biz today to learn how to build your own mobile app.
Find out how .BIZ is helping to tell their story and share more small businesses’ success during the 10 Year .BIZ Anniversary.
Over the last few months, .biz has published numerous blog posts covering the latest tips and tricks to help small businesses optimize their web presence and increase ROI.
In case you missed out on the best practices, lessons learned and free tools we provided, below is a quick recap we’ve put together highlighting the 10 most popular posts among our readers:
1. How to Get Your Website Up and Running in a Week
Learn how to get a professional website for your business up and running in one week–all with an affordable budget that is right for you.
2. Measure Your Online Influence in Minutes
In this three-series post, .biz identifies several free tools and resources available to help you connect your online results with ROI. Start measuring your online influence and impact across your website, social media and sales & revenues — all in a matter of minutes.
3. Local Marketing Strategies to Jump Start Your Business
Local marketing is crucial for small businesses, as smaller companies typically provide products and services within a limited area. During the formative stages of a business plan, the development of a local marketing strategy is key to your success.
4. Small Business Application Ecosystem Trends
For small business owners, efficiency and cost are key attributes of the applications chosen to run their organization. Uncover the preferred applications of small business owners and the trends on the horizon.
5. Using Social Media As A Means To An End, Not THE End
While social is a great tool to drive traffic to your company’s website; it should never replace your website. It’s important to note that engagement etiquette differs depending on the network
6. 10 Top Time Management Tools for Your Business
Time management is an ongoing challenge for startups and entrepreneurs. .BIZ has identified 10 top time management tools that will cut hours off your daily operations, help you stay organized and expand your business.
7. Increase Traffic to Your Website on a Shoe String Budget
We get it – small business budgets are tight. Email marketing provides an effective shoe string budget-alternative to paid advertising that will help you significantly increase your website traffic. Learn how here.
8. Best of .Biz, Celebrating 10 Years, 10 EntreprTRUISMS
The .Biz community is dedicated to protecting their business and brand, while ensuring future creativity and expansion through their strong web presence. Find out more about the 10 Entrepretruisms that define a .biz entrepreneur
9. 6 Small Business Organizations to Help Grow Your Business
Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, sole-proprietor or small business CEO − organizations can provide you with useful tips and resources as well as valuable networking opportunities to help you grow your business
10. 5 Productivity Tools for Start-up Success
Productivity tools are especially essential for new start-ups, as they help you track progress towards key goals and benchmarks during your crucial first few months of operation. With the evolution of technology, the options have become more accessible, specialized and effective than ever before.
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