If you have been keeping up with us over the past half a year, you know we are working on launching a new website to replace our humdrum freebie from Microsoft. Don’t get me wrong, we appreciate freebies and we needed something in place as more and more people wanted to know about GBR and what we do with the bees. But the real action happens here on the blog. This is fluid and immediate. It allows us to share information with you in a nice formatted webpage. It’s easy to use since Mark and I are NOT web gurus, contrary to what some people think of our abilities. Thank goodness WordPress makes it so easy for us! The blog, along with Twitter and Facebook, have allowed us spread out across the states and actually, across the world (we get visits from all over, which is pretty neat). Well, it is time to jazz up the official GBR website and launch it soon. We met with our web designer, Troy, while in Connecticut last week and we had a good work session. We hammered out more details of different pages within the site and settled on action items for each party. Status calls every day now, until the site is launched (eeeecks!). I’m excited. Can you tell? It’s a lot of work and it’s even harder when all parties are not in the same place. You know I love technology but sometimes a face-to-face work session is the best, especially if you haven’t met the other person. I still work at the steel mill and we have offices all over the world. We use video conference quite a bit – it’s okay but it still doesn’t have the same impact when you haven’t met the other folks at least once. All that to say we enjoyed meeting Troy finally.
Speaking of my love of technology – another piece of technology we recently invested in is the device below – it’s a reader from Square. This elegant little gadget will allow us to now accept credit card sales we’ve been missing in the past. I wouldn’t say that we felt a big impact from those missed sales but we hope that having this payment option will bring us even more sales. We’ll let you know how it works and how it does for us. Just another one of those things a small business has to think about in this day and age of hardly a checkbook in the purse or slacks. I rarely even write a check anymore. Everything’s online or swipe. We’ve gotten spoiled with ease. 🙂 So we’re hoping you’ll like how we spoil you as much as we can.