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I just came home from meeting with a client who is moving out of Glens Falls to re-open "where the customers are shopping." It's not a small business folding in (just moving) so that's definitely good, but it is a small business throwing their hand...

So, here's the new website!With the new year, it felt like time for a bit of a revamp. That saying about how the cobbler's kids have no shoes? That was Advokate's old site. Wrapped up with client's websites, it never got much attention for itself....

Nothing like waking up at my own leisure (no dreadful alarm clock!), wandering foggily downstairs to make a pot of tea, checking my email and in the blink of an eye it's 8 or 9 in the evening and time to wrap it up after...

Faster than doing it yourself! More powerful than computer help from your cousin's nephew! Able to create small websites in a single week!Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Advokate! Yes, it's Advokate, strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers...

Call me sentimental, but I really wanted to send thank-you cards to my customers in recognition of my first year in business. I realize that so many folks who set out to start something don't get this far, and it's really because I know so...

Earlier this week the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce sent an e-blast with an announcement about a workshop with Mannix Marketing. I signed up right away, thinking it would be awesome to learn more about the topics mentioned from an expert in her field. Immediately...

My grandmother Mimi just emailed me to say she came across some journals of hers from when I was having a tough time in high school. Her words: "One thing is for certain, my love for you comes through loud and clear!!" It got me...

Last week the buzz about town was about independently-owned downtown bookstore Red Fox Books closing their doors. Now I've just heard that Wholy Crepe, a downtown eatery, is packing up to move to more fertile ground. A few weeks ago, a shop that sold ecofriendly...

I've got a Request for Proposal here that I've been working on and stressing over for two weeks now. It's due tomorrow. And it's a big deal.Because of this RFP, I've given myself a crash course in subcontracting, non-disclosure agreements, proposal outlines, and all the...