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Oct 16, 2015

Say ‘Goodbye’ to Adobe Flash

With Adobe Flash being phased out we can all say ‘goodbye’ to the constant update reminders, our devices becoming bogged down, and the security issues that plagued it. Once the final nail is placed in Flash’s coffin, it may not all be sunshine and rainbows. There are still many websites dependant upon Flash and there are already some negative effects that website owners will need to be prepared for: Decrease in Advertising Revenue – According to ...

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Nov 21, 2014

Is Your E-Commerce Site Ready for the Holidays?

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday just a week away are you sure your site is ready to handle the holiday rush? With all the added traffic there will be more hackers on the prowl to gain your customers valuable information. Every holiday season we hear on the news about protecting yourself from identity theft, but are you protecting your customers? Identity theft can be a crippling experience, for shoppers and businesses alike. ...

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Mar 26, 2014

5 Theme Website Designs for Churches

Churches are needing quality websites more now than ever before. They face a problem where they need to reach out to younger generations in different ways. The way to effectively do this is through the Internet. Churches can use their website to attract new members and then communicate with members to keep them updated and informed. They can even use the website to receive donations, promote events, and collect forms for volunteer opportunities and sponsored ...

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Mar 27, 2011

Web Project Roundup: Forward Technology & Calbrandt

Bring your lunch pale for two new working class websites designed by Five Technology. Both sites are redesigns and we were trusted to improve design , usability , and SEO . Website redesigns have a special set of challenges. New and old visitors alike must be able to quickly find the information they need. The trust that the previous website has must be maintained while improvement is expected at the same time. It is a challenge the crew at Five Technology ...

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Sep 29, 2010

MIMA Summit 2010 Recap

I had the great opportunity to attend and speak at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association Summit over the past 2 days in Minneapolis.    The event featured Gary Vaynerchuk and Baratunde Thurston as keynotes and a couple dozen other great marketing and Internet minds from the Twin Cities and beyond. The event was rock solid and I enjoyed sessions on web analytics, content strategy, online community building, mobile and ...

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Jul 7, 2010

Country Before Code

Great people make a small business tick.  Great people also help keep our freedom while the rest of us go about our small business. Five Technology programmer Travis Neiderhiser will be leaving his desk later this month to head to Afghanistan with his Army Reserve Unit, the 407th Civil Affairs Battalion of Minnesota. Army Specialist Neiderhiser (soon to be Sergeant) will be leaving Five’s friendly confines for a 400 day tour as his unit operates in ...

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Mar 1, 2010

Local University Comes To Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota

I’m very excited to announce that GetListed.org’s Local University is coming to the Twin Cities on May 13th, 2010 .  This half day workshop is a must for any Minnesota business wanting to better understand marketing online via your website, search engines and social media. This 4 hour seminar features national experts as well as representatives from Google and Bing , covering an incredible amount of Internet marketing information. You ...

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Jan 3, 2010

2010 The Year Of The Small Business

I’ve read enough of the doom and gloom articles for the coming year of business; I’m not going to take part in that. Are there challenges? Absolutely, but it’s not hard to wrap your mind around great people with great ideas overcoming them to make an impact. For me, small business is all about great people. They are inspired, resourceful, passionate and ever adapting. Thanks to these characteristics, I feel great about the landscape of small ...

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Mar 4, 2009

Website Design Gets New Print Design: The Five Technology Brochure

It feels like a major accomplishment and it was.  Five Technology finally has print material! Thanks to some great collaboration with @shelleyp (Thank you Shelley!), the Five Tech brochure is alive.  It’s no easy task for a web design and online marketing crew to move our services and offering to a traditional media format. We decided to embrace the perception of web geeks and show that we have some great personality with the cover.  We truly ...

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Nov 7, 2008

Internet Video & Mobile Video Scores A Touchdown

It’s fun to see glimpses of where things are heading for how we consume video.  Last night was a reminder of this for me.  The Thursday night NFL game was only on the NFL Network and as a cable subscriber I was out of luck to watch it.  But where TV failed me, the Internet and my phone came to the rescue. I was able to watch the Broncos come back on the Browns for a victory online as well as my phone.  Just a fun glimpse into the future of ...

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Jul 29, 2008

The Offline Marketing Of Looking Good

It’s right up our alley to produce high end web designs for our clients, but what about our offline image and marketing?  I decided it was time to get some Five Technology apparel to keep us looking good offline for client meetings, events and so forth.   We worked with Peggy Jindra and Great Garments Plus, a promotional products and apparel company out of Rogers, MN. Peggy and her staff did a fabulous job in helping us pick out the ...

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