What Makes a Good Website?

What Makes a Good Website?

Web Design Tips
Responsive A website needs to be responsive on all devices, which means it has to look good and be easy...
Read More
Live Stream Open Mic at the Office

Live Stream Open Mic at the Office

Inspiration News
Open Mic Castlemaine stays alive with Scott Sanders & Robbie Nokes Musicians have been unable to play together during the...
Read More
What Prototyping tools do we use at We Push Buttons?

What Prototyping tools do we use at We Push Buttons?

News Web Design Tips
Most of our clients have never heard of prototyping, UX or UI, however, once they begin a new website development...
Read More
eCommerce Web Design for the Food Industry

eCommerce Web Design for the Food Industry

Inspiration Small Business Ideas
eCommerce Web Development for the Food, Beverage & Wholesale food industries The website design of your eCommerce food industry site...
Read More
The Impact of COVID-19 on Start-Up Ecosystems

The Impact of COVID-19 on Start-Up Ecosystems

Resources Small Business Ideas
Key findings from this initial analysis are: Capital 41% of startups globally are threatened in what we call “red zone”:...
Read More
What is Domain Authority?

What is Domain Authority?

Digital Marketing
What's the difference between Page Authority & Domain Authority? Your Domain Authority measures the ranking strength of your whole website...
Read More
Working from Home Tips

Working from Home Tips

News Small Business Ideas
Working from home for the first time? Working from home, who doesn’t love it? If you rely on the internet...
Read More
Free illustrations to help fight the spread of coronavirus

Free illustrations to help fight the spread of coronavirus

News Resources
Fight Corona with Art We wanted to let you know about a new website called Minty which offers collections of...
Read More
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

News
As the situation is changing by the hour, we wanted to provide you with an update about the plans we...
Read More
eCommerce Discussed Part #2: Processing Payments

eCommerce Discussed Part #2: Processing Payments

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Processing Payments & your eCommerce store: Processing payment programs are the least understood part of running an eCommerce store- solely because...
Read More

QR Codes: Are they suitable for your business?

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
What is a QR Code? QR Codes, in a nut shell, are bar codes that link to a web page....
Read More
What Makes a Good Community Directory?

What Makes a Good Community Directory?

Digital Marketing Resources
Community Directories A lot of local councils are taking up the building community directories as part of their strategy to...
Read More
Learning Management Systems

Learning Management Systems

News
What is a learning management system (LMS)? If you have a course, you would like to deliver online then you...
Read More
Why we use BigCommerce in our eCommerce Design Agency

Why we use BigCommerce in our eCommerce Design Agency

Web Design Tips
  Why we recommend BigCommerce:   BigCommerce is a reliable hosted platform You’ve probably heard the terms “open-source platform” and...
Read More
Interactive Websites for Teaching and Learning Fun

Interactive Websites for Teaching and Learning Fun

Inspiration Web Design Tips
Put away your Power Point presentations and forget about Publisher as tools for delivering education and check out these interactive...
Read More
Using Your Blog for Marketing Purposes

Using Your Blog for Marketing Purposes

Digital Marketing
Have you thought about using your blog for Marketing purposes?   If your business has an online presence, it's vital...
Read More
Optimise User Behaviour: Keep your Website Clicking

Optimise User Behaviour: Keep your Website Clicking

Digital Marketing
Optimise User Behaviour Anyone visiting your site and interacting with your content is a website user, and understanding user behaviour...
Read More
The Paddock Eco Village – Stage 2

The Paddock Eco Village – Stage 2

News
Castlemaine’s new eco-village The Paddock, is the brain child of Neil and Heather Barrett from the Hub Foundation. The village offers...
Read More
What is UX Design?

What is UX Design?

Web Design Tips
UX Design is User Interface Development Providing a successful user experience requires a balanced approach throughout the development life cycle....
Read More
Social Media and the Busy Business

Social Media and the Busy Business

Digital Marketing
Including business social media into your schedule Personally, as a small business owner, I do not work the usual nine-to-five...
Read More
Social Media and your business

Social Media and your business

Digital Marketing
Social Media and your business Social media is one of those things we promise ourselves to schedule in at the...
Read More
YouTube for Business

YouTube for Business

Digital Marketing
What other benefits are there to a YouTube channel for your business? The benefits of a professionally produced video cannot...
Read More
Logos and Brand Recognition

Logos and Brand Recognition

Small Business Ideas
Branding Recognition & Logo Design It’s a competitive world out there for a growing business. In today’s climate of endless...
Read More
Charging the Regions – CVGA

Charging the Regions – CVGA

News
The Central Victoria Greenhouse Alliance (CVGA) have received two grants totalling $100,000 for Charging the Regions. The funding is for...
Read More
Our Content Writing Services in Action

Our Content Writing Services in Action

News
We write a lot of business to business articles which is good for CEOs and business owners who know their...
Read More
Get Your Small Business Website Design Right the First Time

Get Your Small Business Website Design Right the First Time

Web Design Tips
Small business website design If you want to push the right buttons with your customers, read about the eight essential...
Read More

Finding Events Close to you via Geo-location

Resources
Geo-location: Using an Events Calendar program to highlight events close to the user As part of the development of the...
Read More
A Social Media Campaign is Good for Business

A Social Media Campaign is Good for Business

Digital Marketing
You can't be in business these days without a Social Media presence. If you’re dragging your feet about getting onto...
Read More
So you want to be a Web Developer?

So you want to be a Web Developer?

Resources
What do Web Developers do? Web Developers (also called Web Content Developers and Webmasters) design, maintain and update websites. It...
Read More
Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

News
What is Black Friday? Black Friday is the name given to the Friday immediately after the Thanksgiving celebration in the...
Read More
A Treasure Trove of Logo Designs

A Treasure Trove of Logo Designs

Inspiration
A Treasure Trove of Logo Designs We have just discovered this inspiring website, packed with some of the best logo designs...
Read More
Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy Gives the Gift of Solar

Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy Gives the Gift of Solar

News
Doxa camp receives solar panels Hepburn Solar Bulk Buy is the sister bulk buy of our client MASH. Both MASH...
Read More
Two New Websites Launched

Two New Websites Launched

News
  We've been busy! Last week we launched two new websites. Kluwell Kluwell are long term clients who have been...
Read More
A Web Design for a Picture Framer

A Web Design for a Picture Framer

News
We have another happy customer. We have launched another website this week and it's for a local picture framer. Campbell...
Read More
Our We Push Buttons banner is up!

Our We Push Buttons banner is up!

News
We have designed our logo into an impressive three metre long banner which we have hung from our court yard...
Read More
Education Website for Castlemaine Secondary College

Education Website for Castlemaine Secondary College

News
Education websites for secondary colleges We have launched a new website for Castlemaine Secondary College which appeals to our core...
Read More
Eddy’s Garage

Eddy’s Garage

Inspiration News
Our central Victoria series Central Victoria has been undergoing a small town revival transformation in the last decade. Many city...
Read More
Why We Love WordPress

Why We Love WordPress

News
WordPress makes sense User friendly | Open source | Content management system  We love WordPress because it is a user friendly,...
Read More
Airlie and Farmtable in the Land News

Airlie and Farmtable in the Land News

News
You can read more about Airlie’s achievements in this article in the Land news.    
Read More
Fred’s Tiny House Council Regulations Airtable Database

Fred’s Tiny House Council Regulations Airtable Database

News Small Business Ideas
  Fred’s Tiny Houses are making it easier for tiny house dwellers to navigate council regulations in their shire with...
Read More
Online Booking System for Clients

Online Booking System for Clients

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
What is an online booking system? An online booking system is a software that allows you to manage reservations through...
Read More
MASH Wins Environment Victoria Award

MASH Wins Environment Victoria Award

Inspiration News
MASH Wins environmental award We Push Buttons is the digital partner of MASH (the campaign for More Australian Solar Homes)...
Read More
Small Business – Get Your Website Right First Time

Small Business – Get Your Website Right First Time

Web Design Tips
Getting Your Website Right First Time Your website is the first place many potential customers go when they are researching...
Read More
Periscope – Live Video Streaming Platform

Periscope – Live Video Streaming Platform

News
  Purchased by Twitter for a reported $100m, Periscope is a live streaming app that at first glance, appears quite...
Read More
What is a Heat Map and why do we need one?

What is a Heat Map and why do we need one?

Digital Marketing
A heat map is a data visualisation tool that uses colour to highlight the areas of your web page that...
Read More
Tips for Writing a Case Study

Tips for Writing a Case Study

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Tips for Writing a Case Study Why do you need Case Studies on your site? Assume the client does not...
Read More
What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

Web Design Tips
A CMS is basically a software system that facilitates administration, authoring and collaborative content creation for web users who are...
Read More
Effective Content Writing: Converting Words into Action

Effective Content Writing: Converting Words into Action

Digital Marketing
Content Writing The common application among all websites is content writing. It takes less than five minutes browsing the net...
Read More
MASH Gets a Spot on Channel Nine News!

MASH Gets a Spot on Channel Nine News!

News
MASH on Channel Nine News! Our client, More Australian Solar Homes (MASH) have gone from strength to strength over the...
Read More
Farmer Exchange

Farmer Exchange

News
Farmer Exchange App Development We Push Buttons is proud to be the developer of Farmer Exchange, an exciting new App...
Read More
Arts Open 2018: Meet the Makers

Arts Open 2018: Meet the Makers

News
Arts Open 2018 Its on again! Arts Open is a biennial event held in Castlemaine and the surrounding towns and...
Read More
Proud to Win a Business Award!

Proud to Win a Business Award!

News
Proud to Win a Business Award! Mount Alexander Business Awards 2017 We Push Buttons is pretty chuffed that we are joint...
Read More
Matterport 3D Walk Through Features for Your Website

Matterport 3D Walk Through Features for Your Website

Digital Marketing Web Design Tips
Matterport is a great 3D walk through feature on your website We have been approached by clients to embed Matterport...
Read More
Interview with Jonathon Hanks

Interview with Jonathon Hanks

Inspiration News
Jonathon Hanks explains shared value We Push Buttons interviewed Jonathon Hanks, founder and Director of Incite, a South African company that provides...
Read More
Too Much Fun at Oz Comic Con Melbourne

Too Much Fun at Oz Comic Con Melbourne

News
Silver K at Oz Comic Con Melbourne This first weekend of July I took my kids to Oz Comic Con...
Read More
The Paddock Eco Village Castlemaine

The Paddock Eco Village Castlemaine

News
Site visit event We Push Buttons was proud support the launch and site visit of Stage 1 of an exciting new property...
Read More
The Paddock Eco Village Castlemaine – Launch Event

The Paddock Eco Village Castlemaine – Launch Event

News
The Paddock Eco Village Castlemaine We Push Buttons was proud support the launch event in Castlemaine for an exciting new...
Read More
Why You Need a Professional Photographer

Why You Need a Professional Photographer

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Three good reasons a professional photographer will add value to your website: A professional photographer will help you stand out...
Read More

Health Care Websites – Five of our Favourites

Web Design Tips
Examples of our favourite web designs from the health care sector We have done some digging and found five health...
Read More
Storm Season Backup Servers

Storm Season Backup Servers

Small Business Ideas
Backup your server Storm season – time to get a backup server The recent autumn storms that lashed the east...
Read More
Visual Communication and Design

Visual Communication and Design

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Logos, Branding and Web Design As a visual communication and design professional, I particularly love the way that the internet...
Read More
Beautiful repeatable pattern designs for your website

Beautiful repeatable pattern designs for your website

Inspiration
Beautiful Patterns for your Website Repeatable pattern design: Introducing one of our favourite overseas pattern designers, Matthias Hennig. Mr Hennig...
Read More
Hosting and Maintaining WordPress

Hosting and Maintaining WordPress

Resources Small Business Ideas
Hosting and Maintaining Wordpress One of the great things about Wordpress, the world's most popular content management system, is the ease...
Read More
How to use Pozible, Australia’s Crowdfunding Platform

How to use Pozible, Australia’s Crowdfunding Platform

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
Getting it right is Pozible! Pop onto Pozible and scroll through past successes, and you’ll find projects spanning everything from...
Read More
What is a Landing Page?

What is a Landing Page?

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
If you are using a home page as your landing page you are most likely losing valuable sales leads. The...
Read More
Your Small Business & the Web Design Process

Your Small Business & the Web Design Process

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
The Web Design Process What you need to know before contacting a web designer Your website is the first place...
Read More

What is the Ultimate Content Marketing Team?

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
What is the ultimate content marketing team?   A content marketing team functions within a framework that has a content...
Read More
The Castlemaine State Festival 2017

The Castlemaine State Festival 2017

News
The Castlemaine State Festival 2017 The staff at We Push Buttons are the managing the publicity for the Castlemaine State...
Read More
A Podcast Might be What You’re Looking for

A Podcast Might be What You’re Looking for

Digital Marketing
Have you thought about Podcasting? A Podcast can transform your static web page and turn it into so much more....
Read More
Goodreads vs. Booktopia

Goodreads vs. Booktopia

Web Design Tips
Goodreads vs. Booktopia: What’s the difference? Goodreads and Booktopia are all about books and reading, but that’s where the similarity...
Read More
Downloadable SEO Glossary of Terms

Downloadable SEO Glossary of Terms

Resources
The language of search engine optimisation (SEO) is confusing if you don't use it everyday. To help you understand we've...
Read More
WordPress Training Manual

WordPress Training Manual

Resources
Updating your Wordpress website eBook If you are one of our clients you would have received training on managing and...
Read More
Internet Marketing for Creatives: The eBook

Internet Marketing for Creatives: The eBook

Resources
Marketing for Creatives: The eBook   Being a creative often means you need to wear many different hats on different...
Read More
WordPress now powers 25% of the worlds websites!

WordPress now powers 25% of the worlds websites!

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Other web developers often ask why we chose to develop most of our sites in Wordpress. Often it is with...
Read More
What is Canva?

What is Canva?

Inspiration
Getting Creative with Canva What is Canva? There’s no question that Adobe Photoshop is the premiere photo editing app, but...
Read More
Small Business Guide to Internet Marketing

Small Business Guide to Internet Marketing

Resources
Small Business Guide to Internet Marketing- eBook As many of you know we contribute articles every month or so to...
Read More
Information Sheet for “Volunteers for Refugees”, Denmark

Information Sheet for “Volunteers for Refugees”, Denmark

News
Volunteers for Refugees”, Denmark   We have just had the privilege to design this Flyer/ Brochure for "Volunteers for Refugees" in...
Read More
Choosing a Self-publishing Platform

Choosing a Self-publishing Platform

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
Choosing a Self-publishing Platform Any writer who has made it to the end of a manuscript (and through the various...
Read More
An Evening with Tim Flannery

An Evening with Tim Flannery

News
We had the privilege of assisting Mash2 and the Hub Foundation in arranging and marketing a wonderful evening with Professor Tim Flannery, one...
Read More
Why We Love Vimeo

Why We Love Vimeo

Resources
Online videos are an important part of any marketing strategy. Its not as simple as producing a video, post it...
Read More
Photographing the work of artist Ben Laycock

Photographing the work of artist Ben Laycock

News
Artist Ben Laycock's Artwork This week one of our favourite artists asked us to photograph some of his wonderful new...
Read More
5 of the Best Websites Dedicated to Art and Museums

5 of the Best Websites Dedicated to Art and Museums

Inspiration
5 of the Best Websites Dedicated to Art and Museums We’ve compiled a list of the best museum and art...
Read More
Disqus: the only commenting system worth contemplating

Disqus: the only commenting system worth contemplating

Digital Marketing
Why we recommend Disqus as our preferred commenting system: If you are running a blog or website and want your...
Read More
Tim Flannery Event

Tim Flannery Event

Digital Marketing News
An Evening with Tim Flannery The team at MASH have exceeded themselves yet again by organising Australian of the Year,...
Read More
Kluwell Education Publications

Kluwell Education Publications

News
Kluwell Education Publications   We've recently finished designing a new International website for Kluwell Publications based in Bendigo. Kluwell publications...
Read More
Crowd Funding for not-for-profits

Crowd Funding for not-for-profits

Resources
Crowd Funding for Art Galleries and Museums   Working with a diverse range of not-for-profits and cultural institutions we are...
Read More
Why redesign your website?

Why redesign your website?

Inspiration
Why redesign your website? Your website is not mobile responsive: More than half the web searches last year were done...
Read More
Crowdfunding for the Arts and Charity Industry

Crowdfunding for the Arts and Charity Industry

Digital Marketing
How to Stand Out in the Crowdfunding Arts and Charity Community We’ve all heard stories about the crowdfunding idea that...
Read More
Release for Print (template)

Release for Print (template)

News
Release for Print template Client: Project Title: Size and Number of Pages: We have the pleasure of providing you with...
Read More

Free Business plan for Freelancers

Resources
Free Business Plan for Small Businesses Looking around the internet a few years ago I was struck by the shear...
Read More
Free email program for your desktop

Free email program for your desktop

News
Free Email Program These days most of us are so overrun by email that often it is all too overwhelming....
Read More
Clicky: Analytic Tool

Clicky: Analytic Tool

News
Clicky Analytics: As a web designer that specialises in small business I find client most of my clients don’t understand...
Read More
Collaboration Resources for Business

Collaboration Resources for Business

Small Business Ideas
Collaboration Resources for Business One of the biggest problems facing creatives today is often just how many people need to...
Read More

Free Alternative to Word

Resources
Free Document & Spreadsheet software: 10 years ago when writing documents and spreadsheets it was Microsoft Office Word or Excel...
Read More

Browser-based tools for busy writers

News
Focusing on productive creativity “I sit down at the computer with the intention of getting that next article/chapter/story done. The...
Read More

Dave O’Neil & Denise Scott Comedy Tour

News
Denise Scott and Dave O’Neil head for the NSW coast. Two of Australia’s most loved comics are teaming up for...
Read More

Lightcase Pro Kickstarter Campaign

News
We've had the great pleasure in helping launch the new Lightcase Pro Kickstarter campaign as well as design their new...
Read More

Who’s Afraid of the Marketing Man?

Digital Marketing
Marketing for Writers If you’re like me you probably think heaven is being left alone in a room where you...
Read More

Art Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria

News
Jan Palethorpe is a leading artist based in Chewton who we've been working with for a number of years. It's...
Read More
Savvy Social Media Marketing for Artistic Types

Savvy Social Media Marketing for Artistic Types

Digital Marketing
If you’re like a lot of creatives out there, you probably dread the thought of wasting hours on twitter or...
Read More

Why the Charlie Hebdo Massacre Doesn’t Surprise Me

Inspiration
When I first heard the news about the massacre of cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo, naturally I was shocked and appalled...
Read More

HTML5 v Flash

News
The Great Debate Which is the superior medium – HTML5 or Flash? There seems no end to the debate. Some...
Read More

The Creative Online website launches today!

News
The launch of the Creative Registry of Mt. Alexander & Pop-Up Art is happening this Thursday at the Public Inn...
Read More

Cal Wilson & Dave O’Neil

News
We love putting on small comedy gigs with Dave O'Neill every few months. Maximum crowd size of 100, tickets are...
Read More

Ronnie Woods Art Exhibition

News
Unless you have been living under a rock or ruminating on the meaning of life in a cave for the...
Read More

Why your website needs a Landing Page

Digital Marketing
We've been privileged enough to have written an article on one of the web's best resources for web designers and...
Read More

How to set up Mac Mail

News
Using a personal email address is by far the most professional option to present your organisation in the best light....
Read More
Managed Web Hosting: Smart Start-Up

Managed Web Hosting: Smart Start-Up

Small Business Ideas
We're constantly asked by businesses as to why they need to consider paying extra for a managed hosting package. Most...
Read More

Stay On Message

Digital Marketing
It may sound like spin, but when you create a website, blog, Facebook page or any other medium that is...
Read More
Five of our favourite eCommerce web designs

Five of our favourite eCommerce web designs

Inspiration Small Business Ideas
The best eCommerce web designs double as online showcases for the business they represent, but they should, first and foremost,...
Read More

The Five Main Types of Software Licenses

Small Business Ideas
Software Licenses What they are and how you can use them: Traditionally Software Licenses were commercial in use - you...
Read More
How many different image sizes should my logo be?

How many different image sizes should my logo be?

Resources
This is a really important question to ask yourself. In this digital world you need your company logos in a...
Read More

Why you need multiple CVs

Small Business Ideas
There are many different reasons why you need a CV. The most obvious is when you go for a job...
Read More
Is Semantic UI the next Bootstrap?

Is Semantic UI the next Bootstrap?

Resources
Introducing Semantic UI, an easy to understand responsive front-end framework. If you have been a web designer for a long time,...
Read More
Thinking of an Online eCommerce Store? Part #1: Freight Costs

Thinking of an Online eCommerce Store? Part #1: Freight Costs

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Freight Costs & your eCommerce store: As with everything in business you need to make sure you have planned properly...
Read More

Some interesting Social Media Statistics

Digital Marketing Inspiration Small Business Ideas
Since Twitter began there has been 163 billion tweets all up, 63 billion from Joe Hildebrand Social Media has overtaken...
Read More

Everyone is a Brand

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
Personal Branding Whether you like it or not these days everyone is a brand I had a senior moment the...
Read More
Broad Match, Exact Match & Phrase: What’s the Difference?

Broad Match, Exact Match & Phrase: What’s the Difference?

Digital Marketing
If you've ever conducted keyword research using Google Keyword research tool you'll be familiar with the different terms Broad Match,...
Read More
Considering an E-Commerce site?

Considering an E-Commerce site?

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
11 things to consider when developing an E-commerce site E-commerce. It’s been a buzz-word of the retail industry for the...
Read More

Using PPC: How it Affects your Business

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
Using PPC in your small business   I’m asked quite frequently how to use programs such as AdWords, in particular,...
Read More
Can a newspaper redesign increase sales?

Can a newspaper redesign increase sales?

Inspiration Small Business Ideas
Newspaper Design: Why has it barely changed in 200 years? We continuously hear about the death of the newspaper due...
Read More
Punishment: Google Style

Punishment: Google Style

Digital Marketing
Crime and Punishment - Google Style This is nothing more than a commentary on selecting the optimisation tactics for a...
Read More
Shared Web Hosting

Shared Web Hosting

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Shared Web Hosting vs Dedicated Hosting vs VPS Hosting We can often become overwhelmed with the number of options available...
Read More

JQuery Explained

Web Design Tips
Thinking of using JQuery for your next Web Design? JavaScript is a programming language that enables web pages to be...
Read More

The world is running out of website addresses!

Web Design Tips
Stop Press! I'm sure you've read the headlines- great headline, but slightly mistaken. The world is running out of IP...
Read More
Benefits of Cloud Computing

Benefits of Cloud Computing

Small Business Ideas
Cloud computing for your business Cloud computing is one of the latest IT technology marketing buzzwords. Is it something you...
Read More

What is HTML5?

Inspiration Web Design Tips
Is HTML5 worth your while? HTML is the code used to program what you see on the screen when you...
Read More
Email Safety Precautions

Email Safety Precautions

Small Business Ideas
Email Safety Precautions and Best Practices Some folks are very cautious about the sites they visit and the files they...
Read More

Open Source Software for Self-Publishers

News
The Benefits of Open Source Software for Self-Publishers Having a publisher prepare one’s manuscript is often fraught with difficulties and...
Read More

What is Responsive Web Design?

Web Design Tips
Mobile Responsive Web Design Designing sites for various screen resolutions used to be based on the most popular screen sizes....
Read More

What is CSS?

Web Design Tips
CSS Explained CSS was officially launched in 1996 as part of the W3C standardisation of HTML and web languages. With...
Read More

Internet Security

Small Business Ideas Web Design Tips
Wordpress & Internet Security Internet Security for your Wordpress website With Malware and Hacker attacks making the news every second...
Read More
WordPress Wordcamp Sydney 2012

WordPress Wordcamp Sydney 2012

News
WordPress Wordcamp 2012 Last week I had the great privilege of attending  a WordCamp meet up at Sydney University. The...
Read More
Converting Traffic into Sales

Converting Traffic into Sales

Digital Marketing
Converting traffic into sales Your site is up, you’ve promoted it and are getting a reasonable amount of traffic visiting...
Read More

Digital Marketing on Pinterest

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
Are you Pinterested? Today’s post is a goldmine for those that either use a lot of visual items on their...
Read More

Open Source Software

Small Business Ideas
Open Source Software for Small Business Computers offer the small business owner such amazing tools to create, publish and promote...
Read More
What is a Creative Commons License?

What is a Creative Commons License?

Web Design Tips
Which Creative Commons License is right for you? Creative Commons is a licensing scheme which encourages the sharing of intellectual...
Read More

Living in a Post-Penguin World

Digital Marketing
Living in a Post-Penguin World It’s been a while since I posted here, but it seems to me that I...
Read More
Seven Awesomely Creative Web Designs

Seven Awesomely Creative Web Designs

Inspiration Web Design Tips
We’re all familiar with the standard conventions in website design these days – you know: banner, menu, maybe a couple...
Read More
Arts Open 2012

Arts Open 2012

Inspiration
Visual Arts Festival: Arts Open 2012 Well it’s been a busy few months for the We Push Buttons team, with...
Read More
Acronyms in Business

Acronyms in Business

Small Business Ideas
Acronyms as Logos Acronyms are everywhere in today’s society. The global use of emails and text messaging has heralded a...
Read More
Why use an RSS Feed Reader?

Why use an RSS Feed Reader?

Digital Marketing Web Design Tips
What's an RSS Feed Reader used for? RSS is a tool for getting information from people without having to keep...
Read More
How to use Excel in your art business

How to use Excel in your art business

News
Using Excel in your arts administration: Arts Administration - for many artists it’s the side of their practice they’d rather...
Read More
Castlemaine Artist: Ben Laycock

Castlemaine Artist: Ben Laycock

Inspiration Web Design Tips
Castlemaine Artist: Ben Laycock Think infamous artists in Castlemaine and immediately Ben Laycock comes to mind. Born with a paintbrush...
Read More
Can your Business Name be Used as a Logo?

Can your Business Name be Used as a Logo?

Inspiration Small Business Ideas
Using your business name as a logo: Not all logos have to have a pretty picture or a mascot animal....
Read More
Four Big Digital Marketing Tips

Four Big Digital Marketing Tips

Digital Marketing
Digital marketing tips and how they can work for you: What should I use to communicate with my clients, RSS, Emails,...
Read More

Something to Consider

Digital Marketing
I promised to try to share some information that might be useful to those of you that already have a website,...
Read More

Great Logo Designs

Inspiration
Nine Examples of  Great Logo Designs Designing a logo, or having one designed for you can be a mammoth task....
Read More

I’m Just Passing Through

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
I'm Just Passing Through First, I suppose I ought to introduce myself. Everyone calls me Doc. I’ve tried a few...
Read More

Colour Psychology

Inspiration
Colour psychology & using it in your business: Colour is an incredibly large aspect of our world. Could you imagine...
Read More
What is Podcasting?

What is Podcasting?

Digital Marketing Web Design Tips
What is Podcasting? This is the first in a three part series on Audio Podcasting: A podcast is simply a...
Read More
Is an online store your best option to sell your art?

Is an online store your best option to sell your art?

Digital Marketing
Is the Internet the best option to Sell your Art?   People seem to have a love-hate relationship with online...
Read More

Overcoming A Creative Block

Small Business Ideas
8 Tips to Overcome a Creative Block Being creative is easy when it’s a recreational process, it is something you...
Read More

Image file types- which should you use?

News
Choosing which image file type to use can be tricky... Here's Scott Sanders in depth explanation of image file extensions...
Read More

Using New Media to promote your Photography

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
Using New Media to Promote your Photography: How can you use social media to promote your photography work? Before the...
Read More

Artist Business Cards

Inspiration
7 Great examples of Artist Business Cards   Everybody needs a business card these days. With the price of printing...
Read More

10 Tips for Working with Kids

Small Business Ideas
Tips for working with kids I’m a Museum Educator.  I’ve seen kids sleeping under display cases, jumping in lifts, making...
Read More

Getting discovered on Google #1: Keyword Research

Digital Marketing
Keyword Research: What keywords and how they can benefit your business? Ever wondered why you've typed in “Victoria” a state...
Read More

Scoopshot: A Way Forward for Photographers?

Digital Marketing Inspiration Small Business Ideas
Scoopshot: Potentially another revenue stream for Photographers When it comes to copyright issues, photographers and other visual artists often have...
Read More
Colours in Branding

Colours in Branding

Inspiration Small Business Ideas
Branding & the use of colour: Logos have for a long time been the foremost tool for brand recognition. Every...
Read More

GIMP Review- Open Source Software

News
GIMP Review Image Manipulation Program GIMP is a GNU image manipulation program similar to Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro. GNU...
Read More

Let Kindness and Gratitude Come this Christmas time:

Inspiration
Kindness and Gratitude In this busy Christmas season many voices speak of peace and joy in word and in song....
Read More

The Present Moment

Inspiration
The Present Moment The digital age thrusts countless offerings of serious and trivial communication at us in our work and...
Read More

How virtual offices help small businesses seem big

Small Business Ideas
Virtual Offices can help your business The term virtual office might not be known to everyone involved in the small...
Read More
A Brief History of Logos

A Brief History of Logos

Inspiration
History of Logos Logos are so embedded in our society that we recognise them unconsciously. No one wonders what a...
Read More
The Logo Design Process

The Logo Design Process

Inspiration
An insight into the Logo Design Process The creation and design of a logo is a process equally shared between...
Read More
Thunderbird Email Review

Thunderbird Email Review

Small Business Ideas
Thunderbird Email Review While much of the world is transfixed by the Cloud, life as a desktop based email is...
Read More

Free Book Copyright Template

News
Book Copyright These days due to the huge e-book movement people are self publishing more than ever, but that doesn't...
Read More

Creating today’s leader

Small Business Ideas
Creating Today's Leader: Leadership and all that jazz! Today’s leaders are under extreme pressure; financial, political, ethical, technological, environmental. Survival...
Read More
The Beauty In Business

The Beauty In Business

Small Business Ideas
When business and art collide If there is one thing we have learned from the late great titan Steve Jobs,...
Read More
Artist Raghava KK discusses the five lives of an artist

Artist Raghava KK discusses the five lives of an artist

Inspiration
Artist Raghava KK Raghava KK discusses the five lives of an Artist: Raghava KK's paints and draws in a cartoonish...
Read More
Lyrical Poems- Creating A Great Title

Lyrical Poems- Creating A Great Title

Digital Marketing
Creating A Great Title for my Lyrical Poems When it comes to choosing a title for any of my Ranthems,...
Read More
18 Book contract clauses that are essential for any author

18 Book contract clauses that are essential for any author

News
18 book contract clauses Essential book publishing clauses you need to think about before signing a contract 1. Definition of...
Read More

6 Tips to Protect your IP Intellectual Property

Small Business Ideas
IP Intellectual Property Protection Artists need to be very conscious of the ease in the 21st century with which works...
Read More
Ideas Galore!

Ideas Galore!

Digital Marketing
Ideas Galore! Ideas are like ants, they’re everywhere. Why don’t we trip over them? A: Because we don’t see them....
Read More

8 Tips for Publishing Images – The Business of Art

Digital Marketing
Sending Images to your book publisher This is the first in a series of articles by Julie McGregor owner of...
Read More

Copyright Letter- Cease & Desist

News
Small business can't afford a lawyer, creatives can't afford a lawyer, even lawyers can't afford lawyers. Here are a few...
Read More
Rise of the Micro Niche Retailer

Rise of the Micro Niche Retailer

Small Business Ideas
Why Australian Retail Sales is in the doldrums The rise of the Micro-Niche Retailer In today’s current climate talk about...
Read More

A Short History of Business Cards

Inspiration
A History of Business Cards These days we take for granted that business cards are cheap to produce and every...
Read More
What is Malware?

What is Malware?

News
Why is malware so bad? It seems every second day another big company gets struck down by malware yet it...
Read More
Be A Business Of Personality

Be A Business Of Personality

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
"I'm A Real Boy!" Do you ever find yourself feeling like a walking target for ads and sales pitches?  It...
Read More
What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing?

Small Business Ideas
What is Cloud Computing? The term Cloud Computing is everywhere these days. Trains, buses, TV advertisements and newspapers. But what...
Read More

MyOws Review

News
Myows Review- My Original Work Protecting your Intellectual Property- Myows As someone that works directly on and with designers, artists...
Read More
The Latest Social Media Initiative- Google +1

The Latest Social Media Initiative- Google +1

Digital Marketing Small Business Ideas
Google +1 The juggernaut that is Google keeps rolling on... with the launch of their new “Google +1” Social Media...
Read More
What Is Flash?

What Is Flash?

Inspiration Web Design Tips
How to use Flash in your Web Design These days we hear a lot about Flash- mainly getting reminders to...
Read More

Productivity Software

Small Business Ideas
5 Awesome Free Productivity Software Once you have organised your studio in the way you like there are many tools...
Read More
Contact Us Pages

Contact Us Pages

Inspiration Web Design Tips
Why Contact pages are so important. You need every available way to contact you on your contact us page. Contact...
Read More
A Great Safe Browsing Tool

A Great Safe Browsing Tool

News
WOT- Web of Trust A User Generated Safe Browsing Tool It is a user generated add-on to your browser (Firefox,...
Read More
Great online collaboration example

Great online collaboration example

Small Business Ideas
Stop Press: mathematicians being social? People forget that the internet was invented in the early 1960s as a tool for...
Read More
Australian Businesses on the Web

Australian Businesses on the Web

Small Business Ideas
Australian Businesses on the Web According to the MYOB Business Monitor survey from early 2011 two-thirds of all businesses in...
Read More
How to Reduce Costs in the Office

How to Reduce Costs in the Office

Small Business Ideas
Reduce costs on printing   Reduce costs in your office by saving money on your printing When printing pages with...
Read More
Tips on Choosing the Right Printer

Tips on Choosing the Right Printer

Resources
Choosing the right printer is not as simple as it first appears. Taking your time to research the right printer...
Read More

Say No to a Messy Office

Resources
Organising your office Making sure your studio space is organised will not only save time wasted looking for that piece...
Read More
Before signing a lease #1

Before signing a lease #1

Resources
When signing a lease, whether it be for an office, retail shop or studio space,  there are always a few...
Read More
Professional Presentation

Professional Presentation

Inspiration Small Business Ideas
Professional Presentation Just because you’re not in the corporate world, doesn’t mean you should be anything less than professional. Every...
Read More
Outsourcing Staff

Outsourcing Staff

Small Business Ideas
Generally speaking, the office is part of the business most proprietors struggle with. The more time spent doing bookkeeping and general office...
Read More