Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Interop Trade Show

On Thursday, October 6, 2011 I attended an exciting IT Trade Show with Tom Ossa, my colleague from Rockland Web Design.  It was so much fun!  We had a chance to see the various displays, which offered a main theme for the entire show.  It was all about Cloud Computing on the web.  Lots of companies offer many different ways to save money without having to purchase external hard drives and storage space outside in outside locations for their data.

Cloud computing is becoming so popular now because we can not only back up files easily, but we can save our data in easy to get to locations on the web.  It is so exciting and less expensive then using external storage.  This is a huge advantage to uploading data to web locations for various reasons.

1. It is easy to obtain your file achives
2. It is better to have complete access to everything in one place
3. Back UP is much easier too
4. It is new, but an excellent idea

Some of the companies that were in the show were Amazon Web Services, 3M, Microsoft, HP and many more.

I intend to keep researching the best prices and company to use for Cloud computing.  It is a great choice!  Who will you use or recommend?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Classes that help build up my Web Design Career!

I am so happy working with my client, Rockland Web Design and Teamates creating all kinds of websites, formatting them, adding content, SEO - Search Engine Optimization as well as advertising & sales.  Since Web Design is my passion and focus, I am taking more courses in Business Marketing and Html to continue my progressive future in this field.

Business Marketing is enabling me to be able to create mobile websites, google place pages, bing and yahoo pages too!  I have also created coupons for my business as well as for RWD.  Here is the listing for my services: http://maps.google.com/coupons/page?oi=lbc&did=0_9953892350444403014&cid=BKZO7XAIMOQT9BJ7&hl=en-US&gl=US  Just click on this link to take you to google places for my coupon.  

Here is the coupon for Rockland Web Design:  http://maps.google.com/coupons/page?oi=lbc&did=0_931393948528271377&cid=9HB3Q9OTK2779TLM&hl=en-US&gl=US 

These classes are so exciting because I am learning how to Market locally to other businesses that need my services.  

If you like my blogs and keep up with me while I progress in my Web Design career, then please contact me regarding my services.  Chana Schwartz 845-371-2488 - www.officebusinessservices.com

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Best Contract is with Rockland Web Design!

Rockland Web Design is an excellent company for building and creating websites.  I am so happy to be part of this team.  It is like a smaller GODADDY type company for purchasing hosting, domains etc.  I started with them at the end of January 2010 and have already grown with lots of experience and enjoyment within the field of web design (Information Technology).  I have many years working in IT through Banking and Brokerage in Manhattan on Wall Street and Midtown.  I was always an Administrator for VPs of Systems and have developed such interesting knowledge and skills in coding and maintenance for different programming languages such as RPG, Cobol and now html.  I have always increased my knowledge base in IT because it interests me as well as technology keeps on changing.  I am now learning to work in the web based market because for years I used mainframe systems.  I find both to be fascinating, but I do use the web for just about everything today.  I am tired of just being a VIRTUAL ASSISTANT/SECRETARY.  This is the time for me to become a real Web Designer Developer.

It is such a pleasure to be part of the Rockland Web Design Team because everyone works well with each other.  Tom Ossa is the owner of Rockland Web Design.  We have been communicating with each other via email and phone for the last two years before we signed a contract together.  Now I am working with him and the other members of the team for the last two months doing web design in ways that allow me to actually build my skills in coding html, css, project management, sales and establishing new business relationships.  I also introduced Tom to a friend of mine that is a Graphic Designer because I felt that both people would enjoy working with each other and the skill set is right for what we need in Rockland Web Design.  I was right!  They like each other and our luncheon or meeting is going to be in April to finalize a contract with Dovid K., Tamotion.

My future goal for Rockland Web Design is to enable me to become a partner of the company in order for me to work directly with Tom on the same level.  I am much more interested in Project Management because I love doing web design myself.  I enjoy creating sites, maintaining them, adding SEO and content etc.  I appreciate that Tom does the marketing, but yes I can definitely keep introducing him to business people that will lead him to better business deals than he already has.  I will keep learning as we work with each other and definitely keep building Rockland Web Design.  Perhaps some day we can call the company Ossa & Schwartz Web Design, which will enable our business to offer services globally and expand beyond Rockland County.

Rockland Web Design is an excellent company!  Now it is time to build a Web Design community to reach out to all kinds of people.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fun process of creating websites!

In 2007, I created my first website using IWEB with a good friend of our family who is a computer programmer.   He knows that I enjoy using computer software and the web for just about everything in my life inside and outside of the office.  I remember thinking about the kind of site I would create for singles.  I imagined that it is important to show the singles community who we are in the coaching world and gain their care, trust and feelings of being able to work with us.  I started to think about the photos I would use from our wedding, then the ways we were expressing to them how we could help them to get married.  There are lots of concepts and thinking that goes on in terms of the kind of business that is being created outside and inside the website.  People need to have the actual experience in being there with you in your business while viewing your site.  This is exactly what I have been learning all of these years.  Business is for the clients.  It is the way we service them.

It is very important to think about the traffic, marketing, clientele, color scheme, appearance, ftp files, domain names, hosting, email, payment options and much more before creating a perfect site.  There are constant changes that are made throughout the life of a website.  It is lots of fun to create! Websites are not just marketing tools on the web.  It is a virtual presence where people can interact with your business on the web by purchasing products, services and even downloading free stuff.

How is traffic created on the web?  We set up profiles using social media such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Myspace etc.   We attach the code to the sites to cause interaction between the sites and the social media for people to view our advertisements.  We also have to install optimization.

Now that it is 2011, I have been exposed to such interesting and fun stuff on the web.  There are tons of exciting websites out there, and I am so happy to be part of this new information age world we live in today.  I am already creating lots of fun sites using another software on the web called wordpress, which is a really great user-friendly web design product.  I have created these sites for my businesses such as www.officebusinessservices.com - Virtual Assistant Site & www.nathanandlinda.com/wordpress - Dating Site  I expect to get to the level of creating websites with Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks and other more sophisticated software very soon.  I am currently teaching myself html coding.  So yes, I am pretty excited about my newest career objectives.  The production of websites for world businesses!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Typical Office Day for my business!

Good morning Hubby!  Good morning Shani!  It is 6:15am and time to prepare each day of the week.  We jump out of bed, give each other a hug, then go about our morning routines.  We come downstairs around 7am for breakfast, and both Naftali and Shoshana have their lunches for the day.  At 7:25am I take my daughter to the bus stop to go to school.  I come back, have my breakfast until about 8:15am, then I start the day at my home office.

I read through my agenda each morning to see what I must accomplish and get done.  As I read through Jack Canfield's book "The Success Principals", I work through a few of his processes in order to clear my mind.  For example, "The Total Focus Process" helps clarify how to spend time carefully.  He says to focus on one to three activities that use your core genius to bring the most money and the greatest level of enjoyment.  What activities do I love to do?  Which activities take time?

1. Learning Web & Graphic Design: So I work on Html, CSS, wordpress, Iweb and the other more sophisticated software will come.
2. Creation of websites, business cards, flyers, powerpoint presentations etc.
3. Research online and offline
4.  Faxing
5. Typing
6. Filling out profiles
7. Virtual Assistance
8. PTA Meetings
9. Returning Phone Calls
10. Filing or Photocopying
11. Learning other technical software
12. Cleaning up apartment
13. Organizing computer files
14. Blogging
15. Enhancing current sites already created online
16. Troubleshooting software

The purpose of listing all of these activities is to focus on the ones that bring me joy, money, happiness and ability to delegate some responsibility to others in order to help me accomplish much more.

I am doing everything I can to create a much more lucrative business and trust with clients.

All of my skills and talents are showing me the way to prosperity now!  What an exciting journey!