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JUL
22
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My Observations During the Lockdown

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During this, let's call it, unusual time, I have been working more remotely than in the office (no surprise there) and as such I've made a few observations.

Lawn Care Happens Daily

Living in a condo I don't think about lawn care much other to remark on how nice our neighborhood always looks.  One of my neighbors and friend maintains the flower beds for our building and we have a lawn service.  Recently, I've learned that lawn care happens daily and I do mean daily, including Sundays.  Each morning, I hear a lawnmower, not always on the same property of course.  Now it is obvious why the neighborhood always looks so nice. 

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MAY
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Celebrating Memorial Day

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This Memorial Day is different than what we're used to but no less important.  Memorial Day became an official holiday in 1968 and was once known as Decoration Day. It is a day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

While we may be social distancing, here are a few at-home ways to honor the military:

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Top 5 Ways We’re Staying Sane During the Pandemic

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The team has been working hard to create, edit and post client messages quickly on their websites and social media channels, no matter how many times they change, keeping up with the changing environment.

Aside from working, how are you spending your time?  We thought we would share some of the things we are doing to ... well ... stay sane.  

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MAR
22
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Entering a New Normal

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Boy oh boy, when I started outlining this blog, I never thought the world would look the way it is today with all of us, literally everyone in the world, adjusting to life during a pandemic. This post is probably the most personal post ever written. Mourning  Unfortunately, during the time that things were starting to happen with self-quarantines and border closi...
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FEB
22
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The Hot Air Podcast - Episode 2

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11 Episode 2 - SD Williams at Danico Enterprises - Watchful Blog Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with the team over at Watchful, a website manager for Joomla! and WordPress. Watchful is one of our "go-to" tools for managing our client sites. We especially like the uptime monitor that runs 24/7 so that we are aware of issues and can fix them quickly, often before ou...
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FEB
16
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Just Write

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 When I talk with clients about their websites, one topic that seems to give them pause is blogging. Whether it is the fear of not having anything to say, inability to type or not seeing the point, it always is a conversation they seem to want to avoid. I get it. Sometimes when I think about blogging for Danico, I (momentarily) have some of those same fears. I'm not s...
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SEP
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Ms. Monopoly is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs

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Something a little different. Today Hasbro announced the release of Ms. Monopoly.  A new version of the beloved Monopoly game.  In this game, female players start off with Monopoly money than their male counterparts, and even are awarded more when passing, 'Go'.  Another change is that instead of collecting properties, you collect inventions made by women. &...
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JUL
25
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Golf Fore Youth Fundraiser 2019

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The Bridge Youth and Family Service is hosting their annual golf fundraiser on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Inverness Golf Club. The proceeds from this event go towards providing programs and services for children and their families throughout northwest suburban Chicagoland, with some services extending further. The Bridge is a non-profit organization located in Palatine,...
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MAR
08
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Recognizing International Women's Day

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​What is International Women's Day? March 8th is International Women's Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the achievements of women.  The first reported gathering was in 1911.  IWD is recognized everywhere, it is not country, group or organization specific.   The 2019 campaign is about balancing gender equality, #BalanceforBetter. "A balanced world is a bet...
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OCT
16
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Are your vectors aligned?

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HubSpot CTO Dharmesh Shah gave a Keynote Address at #INBOUND2017 and in it he recounted meeting Elon Musk (I'm a big fan!).  During that meeting he talked about growing your business by aligning your vectors.  I admit I had to read this a couple of times to fully comprehend.  Halfway through the second read, a lightbulb went off.  I get it. Sum of parts, aligned vectors, everyone rowing the same way is necessary for growth.  Mr. Shah has shared both a video and the slides of his keynote address on LinkedIn in a post called, What Elon Musk Taught Me About Growing a Business. Check it out, what do you think?   

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Please Consider Giving Back on International Day of Charity

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This International Day of Charity, we'd like to encourage you to take time to give back through a charity of your choice either through the giving of your time, through donation or participating in an event.  Public 501(c)(3) organizations do extraordinary work often on tight budgets with dedicated staff and volunteers.

Not sure how to help?  Hear are a few organizations to consider.

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National Small Business Week 2017

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For over 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S.Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, s...
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MAR
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Hello, can I speak with...

Hello, can I speak with...
Ross McCammon's recent article in Entrepreneur "Pick Up The Damn Phone" highlights a complaint many clients experience - they can't call and talk with anyone. This experience stems not from failed returned calls but due to firms burying or going so far to not even list their phone number on their website. McCammon endorses "...the telephone as the most valuable form of com...
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OCT
20
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Farewell to our Joomla! Student Web Developer

Farewell to our Joomla! Student Web Developer
The first day of fall has come and gone. With it I said good bye and best wishes to intern Eric, who has started his freshman year of college. Eric came to Danico as a high school junior with an interest in computers. He learned the basics such as HTML and CSS along with content management system Joomla! As part of my welcome address for the 2016 JoomlaDay C...
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APR
02
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An Imperfect Girl Who Codes

I will start by saying that this blog is going to be a bit different. You might have already guessed that by the title.  The other day I watched a TED Talk by Girls Who Code Founder & CEO Reshma Saujani. If you are unfamiliar with TED Talk, it is a non-profit organization that spreads worthy ideas. While I find something to take away from many of the talks, this o...
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DEC
17
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Time Flies When You're Having Fun

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OMG, Dec 31st is almost here!  I can't thank you enough for hanging out with us!   As we wrap up this year's deliverables and squeeze in client meetings before the holidays, we look forward to spending some time with friends and family.  This year was a good year and 2013 is shaping up to be even better.  We've said it before, and we can't say it enough, THANK YOU to our clients, past, present and future (*wink*).  THANK YOU to our great advisors (we know how shy you are so I won't name names). THANK YOU to our friends and family who put up with us, we could not have done it without your love and support.

Before we get too sappy here, reminding you, if you have not already done so, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest on us and our clients. 
 
Oh and before I forget...keep the feedback coming! 
 
Take care, Happy Holidays and see you in 2013!
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NOV
12
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Happy Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank You!

To the men and women who served so gallantly.

To those who continue to serve, may this day find you well, safe and in good spirits knowing you are appreciated.

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SEP
09
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From our reading list...Sept 10th Edition

From time to time, we are asked about what we read.  Here are some articles we thought you might enjoy:

No Excuses

Entrepreneur.com | Nadia Goodman | August 30, 2012 | 4 Ways to Stop Making Excuses and Follow Your Passion

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