How to Rank Higher In Google for Little to No Money

If you want to rank higher in Google, social media marketing matters. Many small business owners continue to scoff at or totally dismiss the importance of social media when it comes to Internet marketing. But with over 1 billion names searched in Google every day, the profiles you can set up in each networking site

Photos and Search Engine Marketing

Most of us are familiar with the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” In today’s digital world, pictures are worth a whole lot more than that. Pictures, or more appropriately called images when placed online, are a key part of any good search engine marketing (SEM) strategy. With more people of all ages

How To Use Facebook Timeline For Business Pages: New Feature Details

What does the launch of Facebook Timeline for Pages mean for your brand? Unprecedented control, an opportunity to boost engagement, but also lots of initial work. A host of new features became available this morning when Facebook gave all Pages around the globe the option to upgrade to the Timeline redesign. Here’s how they work, and how to use

It’s 2012 Prom Season!

Prom is definitely a thriving event even today that is destined to continue to be an ongoing American tradition. MCE interviewed Amber Nicole’s Bridal and Formal about how they are getting ready for the busy season, when high school seniors are shopping for the perfect dress. Chelsea Dashiell is a senior at Delmar High School and also

Small Business Trends

There are 27.3 million small businesses. These 27 million small businesses pay 43% of total US private payroll, generate half of America’s GDP, and are responsible for 97.5% of all identified exporters with 31% of export value as reported by the SBA Office of Advocacy. It is equally inconceivable that 52% of these businesses are

Farmers Markets Opening

April marks the opening of many local produce stands on Delmarva and we checked in with a few owners to learn more about these seasonal businesses and hear what’s new for 2012. Denise Williams, owner of Williams Market on Nanticoke Road in Salisbury is optimistic about the upcoming season. She said they are regrouping and focusing more

Everybody is Irish in March

March ushers in the first signs of spring and thoughts of warmer days ahead. It also means we get to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, a religious and cultural holiday celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. We thought we would check in with two very different Irish businesses in Maryland to see how this fun holiday

Tax credit opportunity for Maryland businesses and individuals

Maryland Capital Enterprises has been awarded funds from a program through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) known as the Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC). In the past, only businesses qualified for this program, but since 2010 individuals too, can get an additional tax break when making a donation to a 501C

Are You Sure You Own Your Website Domain Name?

Unfortunately many business owners don’t own their domain name, even if it’s attached to your website. In fact, chances are that neither you nor anybody in your company has ever checked to see who actually owns your domain name. It is common practice, although not a good one, for domain names to be owed by

Unique Technology to Produce Gourmet Tomato Juice Developed Locally

Do you know of any local businesses that not only make profit for itself, but also helps other local businesses receive additional profit from their products? Well, we do! Meet Jim Hudson, owner of Luke’s Premier Tomato Juice. Hudson named his business after his grandson, Luke, who loves tomatoes. He first started canning tomatoes and making