IDEAS4 launches new website featuring their portfolio of work.

August 6th, 2013

Tampa-based IDEAS4 just launched its new website featuring a portfolio of their work in websites, branding, advertising and print. It’s a big departure from its previous sites where they went into detail about each service. “Our site tracking was telling us that our visitors wanted to see our work, so we made the site simpler and feature our work much more prominently,” said Art Fyvolent the company’s founder.

Located at http://www.ideas4.com, the site features more than 200 pieces of their work including 62 of their newest websites, 74 examples of their branding expertise and 75 advertising and print pieces.

“There aren’t many, if any, web design companies in Florida that can do a site like this – and it shows off several of our four key points of difference – creativity, diversity, experience and excellence,” explains Fyvolent.

“Next year, I will be celebrating my 20th year in website and Internet development and it was time to start showing off a little more.” said Fyvolent. Originally started in 1994 as Creative Solutions Interactive, the company went through various name and company changes as the web evolved. “Everything is reinventing itself every year, so our companies had to evolve as well.” said Fyvolent.

Fyvolent and IDEAS4 have done work for some impressive companies, including Oracle, NCR, Lexmark, Transitions Optical, Florida Power and Jabil Circuit. Jabil’s first 40 page website was actually built by hand, page by page, by Fyvolent and his partner.

Today, IDEAS4 has a proprietary, state of the art content management system (CMS) called Full Control, that makes creating and managing websites and updating content very easy. “The biggest difference,” says Fyvolent, “is that our CMS is built around the client’s brand with the design coming first and the CMS installed based on the client’s corporate needs. With open source CMS systems, like Joomla, Drupal and even WordPress,  you have to work within their framework or templates – it can limit your design possibilities and is harder for clients to update their own sites.

Their CMS takes about 15 minutes to learn and anyone in the company, from the CEO to the interns can run it. A far departure from the hand made sites 20 years ago.

The company works with between 4 and 6 clients per month and business has been good in 2013. Fyvolent expects that trend to continue with its new website and featured client work.

For more information, contact Art Fyvolent at 813-203-3018 or art@ideas4.com

 

New Financing Options For IDEAS4 Websites

January 3rd, 2013

Since 1994, IDEAS4 has built exceptional websites for companies large and small, established and startups. We have built thousands of sites over the many years, for companies as large as Microsoft and as small as one owner businesses. And today we are happy to announce a new financing program that will make owning an IDEAS4 site very affordable.

Traditionally our sites are priced between $3,000 and $25,000 depending on the technology and functionality needed for the solution. For many companies who want a great website with a customized Content Management System, this cost may be prohibitive, especially if your revenue is generated monthly and you don’t have a lot of available cash.

So for 2013, we will be offering a financing package that includes a reasonable down payment and monthly payments for one year until the site is paid.

This is a great option for small businesses looking to grow and expand their brand and online options for customers, and for large businesses that are belt tightening and wish to spread out payments. This way they can buy more website than they would otherwise buy, for a smaller down payment and generate revenue from it as it is being paid for.

Contact IDEAS4 at info@ideas4.com for more information about this program and how you can get much more website for 2013!

IDEAS4 offers a Content Management Solution That Passes The Google Penguin and Panda Algorithm

October 10th, 2012

Google recently released its newest algorithm changes to its search results. Called Penguin and Panda, it fundamentally changes the way sites are ranked based on a wide number of variables. Their goal, they claim is to raise the quality of the search results by eliminating keyword stuffed sites, directories that forward people to other sites and more changes.

One of the key changes that was also made was the Google bots now evaluate the quality of the computer code used to write the web pages. Pages that are too long for what they are displaying are also discounted. This has had a terrible effect on “Free” content management systems like Joompa and Drupal, and also on free and cheap websites offered by Network Solutions and GoDaddy.

Their programming generates way too much web code and therefore are slow to load, and take up too much bandwidth for Google’s taste.

IDEAS4′s CMS, Full Control, is one of the few Content Management Systems that pass the Google Penguin and Panda Test. Full Control gives you unlimited access to add,edit and delete pages, manage navigation, and also includes 15 different modules available to display your website content in a consistent and quality way.

Contact us to find out more about this important Google update and the possibilities you will enjoy with IDEAS4 Full Control.

Looking for 4 US Retail Chains for a Pet Rescue Marketing Program

July 12th, 2012

WE ARE LOOKING for 4 US retail companies (a restaurant chain, national bank, home improvement chain – just about any company that wants to be recognized) who want to show they are –pet rescue family friendly– companies. There is no money to invest up front, just some small recognition of the rescue parent when they walk in the door of your establishment. Anyone with some connections or ideas please let me know.

Google Changes The Algorithm Again

May 28th, 2012

The new Panda & Penguin algorithm  just slammed more than half of the SEO companies in world on their heads… many will be out of business if not already, soon

On the other hand… less than 2% of our sites were effected ( because of attributes not implemented by us).

If you need REAL SEO solutions, they take time and money to do well – Cheaters and those that circumvent Google rules eventually get it in the head. Like now.

rad the full story: http://www.business2community.com/seo/panda-penguin-friendly-seo-a-business-guide-to-recovering-from-googles-algorithm-updates-0174716

Domain Name Portfolio For Sale

April 28th, 2012

IDEAS4 has been collecting great domain names for about 6 years. Now is the time to put them up for sale to the highest bidder. There are a lot of good two-word domains, a few one word domains and some with connections close to home in Tampa. Take a look at the list – there are some real gems in there (kind of like panning for gold), and if you know anyone who might be interested in buying the portfolio in its entirety let me know. I might sell individual names or in groups, but prefer to sell the entire lot to someone.

1stcorp.com
247scoop.com
3dsurvey.com
accuheart.com
affordablecreditreport.com
affordablewallpaper.com
antisocialist.com
antzy.com
arabianeagle.com
areahomeguide.com
armycanteen.com
arrivehere.com
assetcapitalfund.com
awesomecamps.com
basicsaving.com
beautylover.com
betterlasik.com
bikerfans.com
birthmonitor.com
budgetchecks.com
buildweath.com
buythingscheap.com
caberlot.com
capitalrealtyinvestors.com
catschoice.com
champgear.com
charitymonitor.org
charterexperts.com
cheapestgenerics.com
chopperpros.com
cigaroffers.com
clearchoice.org
climatized.com
collectiondept.com
cooljoints.com
coolvitamins.com
customwebsitesolutions.com
dailyville.com
designeraid.com
detoxcocaine.com
dietguidance.com
digitalaudiospeakers.com
discountlots.com
discoveryachting.com
docscrubs.com
dreamcalendar.com
drivepros.com
drybottoms.com
dynalect.com
earningsecrets.com
erounds.com
escramble.com
eustickers.com
executivepleasure.com
ezupdater.com
feelsmooth.com
fineliqueur.com
firmerlegs.com
fishingdealer.com
fitgoddess.com
fixhybrids.com
flarun.com
floridaskeys.com
freecardoffer.com
frenchmill.com
ftpit.com
funcomputers.com
fundingwatch.com
funfla.com
gemcase.com
gethydrogen.com
globalacademy.org
gourmettreasures.com
greennewzealand.com
grillrub.com
gripsaver.com
groupbridge.com
gulfcoastpublishing.com
gulfmotels.com
healthybasics.com
healthymuffins.com
hiresummit.com
historicgetaway.com
hot-cocoa.com
hotflings.com
humantrend.com
hydrobics.com
ibookfair.com
icunow.com
idealsoulmates.com
ihomestudio.com
ihopping.com
illuminoptics.com
importrugs.com
indulged.net
inkjetdeals.com
intellibrands.com
intelreports.com
intowines.com
investingwomen.com
ipofirm.com
isyllabus.com
j4o.net
jetinvestors.com
jspn.com
judged.org
keywestbeachresort.com
kosherbeer.com
laserfree.com
latexprimer.com
licensees.org
licensingspecialist.com
littlesweets.com
localhearts.com
lookageless.com
lovemytan.com
marriageexperts.com
matchprints.com
mergersgroup.com
microchecking.com
microleases.com
microsavers.com
microsaving.com
minioptics.com
miniwizard.com
modernrestorations.com
moneyattraction.com
mortgageadvisory.com
mortgageclubs.org
movefoward.com
musclesuppliments.com
myopoly.com
myostomy.com
natureshot.com
netistics.com
nolaliving.com
nutrientgardening.com
oceangenerator.com
officialvegas.com
older.us
outlawgang.com
partyny.com
payrolltips.com
peeped.org
playiq.com
poptreat.com
poptreats.com
premierfeed.com
printingconnection.com
professorfun.com
ptbarnum.com
pumicesoap.com
purchasepatents.com
purehitting.com
qualitycharters.com
quotefeed.com
rapid-detox.com
recstore.com
recyclemotors.com
rentalplants.com
repairhybrids.com
retiretonaples.com
roofingboots.com
roomrepair.com
rowingshop.com
safehelmet.com
saltwaterpros.com
scorewinners.com
scubaflorida.com
seniorsbulletin.com
shirtgiant.com
shoefixer.com
signventures.com
silknursery.com
simplefortune.com
sirepoint.com
slimmerlegs.com
smokingplan.com
softerlegs.com
solitaireclub.com
southeastfreight.com
southwestinvestor.com
spoonables.com
springstepper.com
stophere.org
strived.com
strokedrugs.com
sunperk.com
superladder.com
tecmatics.com
thinkfruit.com
totaladvisors.com
touchclients.com
touchcustomers.com
townvilla.com
toyinvestments.com
toyinvestor.com
usbioenergy.org
uscartridge.com
usmedcare.com
usshrimp.com
vsul.com
websitedesigntampabay.com
websitemarketingexperts.com
wildlifehunter.com
winecozies.com
wished.org
wished.us
worldsmobile.com
writeons.com
yardwizard.com
yousavetravel.com
alliesmarketing.com
amsuites.com
bankersconnect.com
beachfitcamp.com
beachfitnesscamp.com
blackpearlinn.net
boldconsulting.com
bonefishtrips.com
brandseeker.com
businessnetworkingsoftware.com
bytefuel.com
carbonfootprintlaw.com
cardiochip.com
ciosconnect.com
cleanyourpool.com
cleartruth.com
clicktrak.com
clubheiwa.com
collegemealplan.com
condomovers.com
dipchips.com
disasterrecycling.com
divachef.com
donororgans.com
dtzy.com
dynastyrugs.com
employmentscreenings.net
eraftercare.com
ersurgeons.com
etorium.com
fabulousbeaches.com
fatfarmtravel.com
fertilitysurgeon.com
fhamortgageleads.com
fishingaroundtheworld.com
fishjoint.com
fitfla.com
fitflorida.com
flarxcard.com
flexliving.com
floridaoilrecycling.com
footprintlaw.com
freecapitalmarkets.com
gadisposal.com
getafloridahome.com
giversgallery.com
gradluau.com
grassfuels.com
greatertampachamber.com
greenfootprintlaw.com
hapbt.org
healthysauces.com
hereyougrow.com
humanfranchise.com
humanlocal.com
ilistproperties.com
leaseplants.com
liposculpturetampa.com
localgrower.com
lostsummer.com
matchtip.com
medicalcontentwriting.com
midnight-management.com
muniprices.com
nasdlawyers.com
nativemarket.com
naughtyorknot.com
navylocker.com
neuterathon.com
novelwords.com
officesconnect.com
olderyears.com
orgsconnect.com
orlandonursery.com
pacificislandhomes.com
painterstampa.com
parmaids.com
peeped.net
petstroll.com
physicanspecialists.com
physicanspecialists.org
physicanspecialties.com
physicanspecialties.org
polystyrenerecycling.com
polystyrenerecycling.net
polystyrenerecycling.org
primospots.com
privatehealthscreening.com
readyshots.com
residentialbuyers.com
retailville.com
revolvingplanet.com
roadseries.com
rollone.com
selfonboarding.com
sharedlogistics.com
sightalliance.com
silveradvantage.org
silverbenefit.com
silverbenefits.com
silverbonus.com
silverchecking.com
silverchoice.com
silverchoice.org
silverchoices.com
silverchoices.org
silverperk.com
silverperks.com
smokecleaner.com
snapaccount.com
spabeach.com
studentmealplan.com
sucrology.com
tampabusinesslaw.com
tampacarwraps.com
tampacivilengineer.com
tampadrunkdrivinglawyers.com
tampadvm.com
tastyoffer.com
tbtr.org
thenewcard.com
thinkjunk.com
tummytucktampa.com
tunatrips.com
typedriven.com
uschef.com
wealthlists.com
weatheradvisors.com
weightlosstampa.com
whatismysign.com
zehralipo.com
entitlementgame.com
gourmetcar.com
grooped.com
ideabootcamps.com
nationalfranchiseconsultants.com
soapsack.com
tampasoup.com

Today’s The Day = Launch Day For PEARLS

November 14th, 2011
FAWN GERMER'S NEW BOOK PEARLS

FAWN GERMER'S NEW BOOK PEARLS

Today is the day – Launch day for Fawn Germer’s new book – PEARLS! I have been luck enough to read a bunch of the stories learned from powerful women and it’s worth the buy (even if you’re a guy!).

Great insights into what women face getting to the top, and how they figure out how to get there. Anyone with any interest in business or in success should read this book.

Fawn is a best-selling author, on Oprah’s must read book list and, I am luck to say, a dear friend of mine and Lisa’s.

Order  a copy of PEARLS today at Amazon books:

The Insult of Calling A Customer “Small.”

October 24th, 2011

We are working on a new venture that will require the infrastructure of a very large data company. The plans are to have this company be a billion dollar venture in a few years, but we have, as of yet, to generate a penny in revenue. However we have very high hopes.

After calling them, and sending e-mails, I found out that our “account” was sent to their “small business division.”

We have seen the same thing with banks and other financial institutions, software companies and just about any corporation that has gotten so large that the “small business” customers have to be relegated to the small business division.

Well, here’s a message to all those who call our businesses “small businesses.” We may be small to you, but we are not small to ourselves, our families, our employees and others who count on us to deliver a decent living to a group of people. How dare you call us small? I am sure you are aware that the so-called “small” businesses account for the bulk of America’s jobs and the economy.

So here’s a word to the wise from this sage old marketing guy. Rename and reposition your small business division to something more in tune with your customers’ vision: Growth business Division, Growing Business Division or something else that shows your role in this company as a vendor is to help them grow, not put them down.

We are proud to be small businesses, but the way we are often labeled and passed along, you’d think your company had better things to do then spend any time selling us your services.

Wise up: think like the suppliers that you are, the remember you started out our size too. Think differently about how you communicate with and sell to small businesses. We may not have as much revenue as you, but in the grand scale of things, we ARE more important than you.

Introducing HumanBrand – Full-Service Franchise Marketing

February 15th, 2011

Well, it’s February 15, and as promised we have launched our new company, HumanBrand (http://www.HumanBrand.com). HumanBrand is a full-service franchise marketing company, offering turn key marketing services exclusively for franchise concepts.

We will be working with the franchisor to develop their corporate brands, marketing and sales programs, websites and franchise stores, advertising and collateral material, print and broadcast advertising, training and other videos and more.

We have developed a unique pricing and financing package for Franchises just coming out of the box, by providing them all of the marketing services they need over a 90-120 day period, but spreading the cost out over a year. We even discount the cost for the full package of services. This gives them national-quality marketing materials that they don’t have to pay full price for when services are rendered.

For more mature franchise that are running into brain drain, with stale or non-existent programs, promotions or ideas, we are available to give new life to their brand and provide the electric shock some of them need to grow again.

We have already signed 2 new franchise clients and are interviewing several more this week. Obviously, the concept we have developed has legs.

Please visit our new website at HumanBrand.com and if you know of some franchise operators looking for marketing help, we’re here.

New IDEAS4 Business Venture Launches Feb 15, 2011

February 5th, 2011

Over the past year it has become more obvious to me that there is a place in the marketing world for a totally full-service branding, advertising, marketing, website, printing, fulfillment, media, social media firm. For the past 8 years or so, IDEAS4 has provided many of those services to our clients, from Microsoft to Mom and Pops. But now, it’s time to offer it all.

As we started working with more franchises, it also became clear that this was the type of company that needed our services more than others. Not only do they need help at the corporate marketing level, they need assistance at all levels of their business, from selling new franchises, to developing a national brand, to executing marketing and sales campaigns at the local level. They also need help paying for all of the stuff they need. We’ve worked out a program for that.

Obviously with our current staff size, we couldn’t fulfill all of those needs.  So we are about to take a bold step forward in our development. We are set to launch a new venture, a 21st century marketing company, dedicated to providing turnkey marketing services for businesses – especially franchisors.

To help this idea grow, we have spent many months talking to what will soon become our new team. They have a local marketing firm with some great people and great ideas who were looking for someone like me. I on the other hand was looking for a team of people that could help make this new dream come true.

We are almost ready to go. The website is nearing completion, the brochures, business cards and all the requisite marketing materials will be done in the coming days, and on February 15, 2011, a new company will be born.

The team will consist of myself, a new president, a creative director, research director, media director, social media director and 2 senior programmers (and looking for a 3rd). We have bold plans to grow this thing into a monster, not for the sake of being one, but because we see an unlimited potential for this direction.

We’ve already signed two franchisors and discussions are being finalized on two more. We have a relationship with a nationally-renowned franchise development company that we will be working closely with to assist their franchise clients in developing national brand, web, media and marketing programs. We will be represented at a national franchise show the week of February 15th in Las Vegas, which should open some even bigger doors for us. So when we are formally open for business, we’ll be off and running, busier than we have ever been.

The rollout will take place on Facebook, Twitter and an e-mail campaign announcement. We will present our new name, our new team, our new business model and more

It’s an exciting time for all of us involved, and once you see and hear what we’re doing we hope you share our enthusiasm.

If you’d like to be included on the announcement list, contact me, art@ideas4.com and we’ll add you to the announcement.