Why We Love Small Business (And You Should, Too!)

Small BusinessesOur team here at Centennial Arts loves small business and, frankly, we believe you should too! Centennial Arts loves working with family owned companies and being a part of their growth and success. Small businesses rightfully deserve their own special week (April 30 – May 6, 2017). While they may be small, they are special and unique to the industry for a variety of reasons. Here’s just a few of the many reasons we love small business!

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What You Need to Know About Outsourcing

busyDoing your best work requires outsourcing. Entrepreneurs are ultimately can-do people — do-it-yourselfers. But this perspective can backfire sometimes. If you’re so do-it-yourself that you get slowed down in tasks that aren’t part of your expertise, or if you spend too much time on tasks that don’t directly generate income, you might be doing your business more harm than good.

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GigCity Broadband Service in Bryan/College Station

imagesOn July 9, 2015 Suddenlink announced that it would be offering an Internet service with an up to 1 Gigabit per second download speed throughout Bryan/College Station, making this area the first Suddenlink-served community in Texas to receive this service. Suddenlink also announced that it has increased other residential Internet speeds at no additional cost to customers.

Experts say this puts Bryan/College Station in an elite class to which only parts of some major U.S. cities have access.

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Choosing a Custom Web Design vs Web Template

Being a business owner for your company is good to have when owning your own business. You may be asking yourself as a business owner, “How do I get my business started and how do I continue increasing the growth of my business?” The main thing that people must have in order to operate your business is a website which allows your customers to visit your page online whether if its a coffee, construction, bakery, restaurant, and etc. website. The main thing you want to keep in mind is where do you see your business going in the next five to ten years. If you want your business to expand and continue to grow then its best to have a custom website made by a professional web site developer rather than a web template. Continue reading Choosing a Custom Web Design vs Web Template

Comparison of Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook

Emailing is the most popular way of sending messages using a corporate email account instead of relying on Google Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Hotmail, and etc. Most of the time if you want to provide use safely to your own security setting, then a business email software is more useful than using a personal email account. This will prevent you from receiving spam/junk mail in your inbox. It will help you protect your email system and alerts you before opening the message. Today, I will be explaining the differences between the Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook. Continue reading Comparison of Mozilla Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook

Importance of having your own Domain Name and how it works for your business.

When it comes to searching for information, the most common approach for people is to go on the Internet and search for mostly anything online using a search engines such as Google, Bing, Yahoo, and etc. to find information about a particular subject. Most people are interested in checking out a specific website such as www.movies.com. Almost everything you see on the internet has a web address, which identifies the location of specific web page on the Internet such as http://www.usajobs.gov. Before we discuss how to register for a domain, we will discuss what a domain name is and how it works then we will explain how to own your own domain for your business needs.  Continue reading Importance of having your own Domain Name and how it works for your business.

Products and Services that Google is offering for the customers.

People love to have their favorite apps on their devices (mobile phones and/or tablets) and on their computer even if they want to search and find something in few minutes rather than just going through Yellow Pages or calling 411 to ask for directions to certain place. Most people have common apps stored on their devices for instance they may want to know what the forecast going to be today in that particular city, if they want to play Angry Birds, check business emails or check for traffic updates. Continue reading Products and Services that Google is offering for the customers.

Why Mock-ups for custom design are bad for a business?

How many times have you told someone that you wanted them to custom design some product such as a house, website, etc. that can be done your way with certain features and aesthetics? Later, it turns out it wasn’t done at all the way you expected. In these cases, this can be the result of what is called a mock-up being presented, which can lead to expecting something with certain assumptions of quality and specific details, but then it turns out too generic or does not fit to your needs, goals, or standards at all. Mock-ups are very common, and are also the reason why businesses complain often about “Why they don’t get the results they want the first time around?”. Mock-ups are commonly used in a custom design situation with the intent to show a graphical version of what appears to be the final or nearly final product. Continue reading Why Mock-ups for custom design are bad for a business?

Why more companies are switching over from 3G to 4G network on Androids?

Some people don’t know what the difference is between 3G and 4G. Many may ask the question, “Why is 4G better then 3G?” People want faster downloads, access Wi-Fi instead of paying for their Data plan every month as well as stream music and videos faster. The cool thing is that people can multitask whenever they are talking to their friends or boss over the phone while at the same time using MapQuest to get directions to their favorite restaurant for a lunch meeting for instance. Overall, choosing a network may depend on what type of business you have; moreover, what your business needs. Continue reading Why more companies are switching over from 3G to 4G network on Androids?