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Our Mission - to deliver custom Web, IT Consulting, Photo, Video, and Training services that are specific to our clients' needs and which enable our clients to exceed their objectives.

We are based out of Monument, Colorado and intend to stay small so that we can know and personally take care of our clients. We partner with other professionals to extend our capabilities to serve our clients, and we often work through our partners to help them serve their customers.

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google-devilHere is a tale of woe that can affect you - sent from John Schulz, a friend and past co-worker in Northern Colorado.  From the Greeley Tribune (note - payment required to read the whole article).

"Direct from England, the Boultons came to Greeley to enjoy retirement and run an inn.

In August 2010, they took over the long-struggling Sodbuster Inn at 1221 9th Ave . It got them to Colorado, which they loved; it gave them steady income, which they also loved — without the hassle of the corporate world, which they no longer loved.

And they did well. So well, the Sodbuster Inn quickly became everything they wanted. They had a good inn, a website and they had reservations. Guests were raving.

“We had the most phenomenal summer,” Stephanie Boulton said of 2012.

Then, Aug. 1, the phone stopped ringing. They thought nothing of it. It was the end of the summer traveling season, after all.

Then September. Still, no calls. Something was obviously wrong.

They learned they weren’t getting bookings from their website. So they Googled their site and found it buried at the bottom of page 7 of their search — the kiss of death."

“For us, the web is our shop window,” Stephanie said. “That’s our bricks and mortar.”

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helpWe live in a short attention span society so I'll keep this brief.  People are inundated with input - hundreds of emails, dozens of blogs and news sources. You need to get your point across, with few words, with details for those who want to know more.

My son Adam is taking a writing course this fall and much of what he is learning is "old school" - appropriate for writing essays that people will read, then re-read and digest. When writing to your boss, to your customer, and you are just one of a hundred that they will read that day, they need you to get to the point.

I am putting together a class proposal for a client on Effective Written Communications. This course will focus on how to increase the response rate to emails, generate action from status reports, gain approval for project proposals, and when/how to use short-format messaging for business.  Participants will learn a four-step process to create effective written communications. 

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