Category: Business Tips

Bank vs. Credit Union for your Business

Today I want to write about something somewhat non hosting related.  Dealing with the business side of a growing company has its share of challenges and rewards alike.  I want to share our experience with Banks and Credit Unions from a business perspective in case it will help someone in the future. Hosting providers utilize a lot of server related hardware.  Many hosts choose to lease this equipment, which lets them say they don’t have any debt.  At Hostek.com on the other hand, about 15 years ago chose to buy our equipment instead of leasing.  Arguments can be made for...
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What Makes Gartner So Good?

Gartner Vendor Briefing Hostek - On VPS Hosting Services

What is Gartner? How do they develop the Gartner Magic Quadrant? This can be somewhat of a mystery. Businesses covet to be included on their trusted annual report. We will share what we have learned from becoming a partner. Why trust a Gartner Analyst? Companies need a trusted source for products that are “best” in the market. They use Gartner for this. To gain the wealth of expertise from their collective knowledge.  Hostek is now also working with Gartner. We presented ourselves to the Analyst in our market Douglas Toombs team as part of the on boarding process. Gartner provides valuable feedback to partners! First off, when...
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10 Ways To Make WordPress Faster

You can make WordPress faster and there are some good reasons to. We can’t overstate the importance of speedy websites – we recently shared on improving website speed, and well kept webpages. Here’s some interesting stats about time impact of slow web pages: Microsoft Found “A two second delay in response time for Bing, reduced user satisfaction by 3.8%, resulted in 4.3% less revenue per user.” A Report By LoadStorm Confirms One second delay in your website load time means 7% less conversions, 11% fewer page views and 16% decrease in customer satisfaction. & Google counts poor performance against you....
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2015 – Success or Failure?

Hostek - CEO Insight Focusing On The Road Ahead

2015 Goals This is the perfect time at the end of 2015 to really define your goals. Likely this will be a combination of business and personal goals. Write down your goals. I know you have heard that before, but most still don’t. Revisit your goals each quarter or more frequently. Writing them down and forgetting about them will not get them accomplished. I’ll share a couple of my 2015 goals from early January, 2015. Determine if personal assistant needed and hire if so. Streamline our product offering and eliminate anything that wasted our resources or did not fit our core...
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