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How to avoid Google’s ‘not secure’ flag on your website in July 2018


Is your website secured with SSL certificate?  Beginning in July, 2018, Google will begin displaying any website as ‘not secure’  if it does not have an SSL certificate.

What is an SSL certificate?  It stands for ‘Secure Socket Layer,’ and is a web security technology that offers consumer protection–it communicates that the websites they are visiting are legitimate businesses with encryption of visitors’ personal information, that they are much less susceptible to hackers, and not phishing sites disguised as recognizable brands.

What can you do?  Discuss this with your website developer to determine which of your websites still need the certificate, or begin browsing options now. offers complimentary consultation on websites, ecommerce and marketing.  Contact us today for a free phone call about your goals


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How to choose a Headshot Photographer

How to choose a headshot photographer?  Alexis Shoemaker of Sly Fox Marketing and Promotion explains how to select a professional who will strategically help you build your brand.

“As a professional marketer, I often have to remind my clients that there is a distinct difference between a photographer and a branding specialist,” Shoemaker says.  “A branding specialist understands the high standards that branding photography must meet, so that images can be used on one’s website, printed marketing materials and various social media platforms.”

Shoemaker continues that business photographers create “images that are more than just pictures. They represent your brand.  For instance, a knowledgeable specialist may shoot a hair stylist in their working environment. She or he knows how to style and position the professional so the industry is conveyed as well.”
Perhaps most importantly, Shoemaker explains, brand specialists “communicate with your website and graphic designers, your marketers and your networks,” and that they often “limit other types of photography they offer. For example, Wanda Clayton of Timeless Photography does not offer wedding or family photography as often as other photographers may. Wanda is truly a specialist, not a general photographer. “
Search business photographers, among other services, in the Business Services category.
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Capital Auto Repair & Service

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Belmonte Auto

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Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina Brewing Company

Carolina Brewing Company is a long-standing local brewery that counts itself as one of the first breweries in North Carolina.  They brew a pale ale, India pale ale and nut brown ale year round and feature seasonal summer wheats, Oktoberfest, winter porter and spring bock as well as a Groundhog day beer.

A smaller brewery by any standard, CBC prides itself in the quality that they are able to put into each batch and the natural ingredients that they stand behind.

Open each Saturday for a 1 pm tour, CBC gives visitors a chance to understand the brewing process, the history of the brewery and sample all of the current beers on tap, all for free.  This is a great date, team outing or a break from the museum circuit.

The CBC brews can be found in Triangle area restaurants, bars and groceries.

Check out CBC’s website and  full listing on

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Belmonte Auto Imports

Belmonte Auto Imports

Belmonte Auto Imports is an independent,  family-owned and operated business located in Raleigh, NC.  Brothers Dan and Vince Belmonte have over 30 years of experience buying and selling vehicles in Raleigh.

All units go through a pre-sale inspection, and the inventory consists especially of pre-owned import cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Warranties are available on most vehicles. Customer service is their top priority, and they offer lifetime trade-in on all vehicles sold.


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Swankarama – The Website for FATHER AND SON ANTIQUES

Swankarama – The Website for FATHER AND SON ANTIQUES.

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Cup A Joe



Cup A Joe




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Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery


Lizard Lick Towing and Recovery

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