Believe it or not, I can’t wait to spend the rest of the summer coding with high school students I haven’t yet met!
Over the last two weeks, I helped high school juniors and seniors code websites advocating topics they care about passionately. I facilitated a sisterhood of young women lifting each other in praise and graduating from the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (GWC SIP) with new skills, newfound friendships, and innovative perspectives on their futures. And over the next 6 weeks, I will see another 60 students, from all over the world, take risks, be brave, and discover how great Computer Science can be.
With COVID-19 continuing to provide new daily challenges that now includes minimizing interactions with other people some of our daily tasks such as going to the bank and going the post office are now becoming more problematic. To help us work together more effectively during this Pandemic I wanted to share with you a method for paying your company invoices online with Bear Web Design using your company check and our secure Quickbooks System (Intuit Payment Network).
Most companies are familiar with paying invoices online with credit cards but for companies that traditionally pay thru their bank account the Check Transfer (ACH) is a good option. Over the last year or so many companies have been paying Bear Web Design online so if you are already doing that we thank you!
Here are some of the advantages to paying online via company check:
It is fast and secure – no printing of checks, stamping envelopes and mailing out. (all you need is your bank routing number & check number – no other setup).
It eliminates mistakes as you can only pay invoices that you owe.
It processes directly into our accounting system (no entry at our end).
Our cost is 1% with a $10.00 cap with Quickbooks Online versus higher rates and fees for Credit/Debit card. (so it is our preferred payment method)
It eliminates us going to the post office, entering in transactions at our office, writing our deposits and going to the bank (which is significant in time savings as well).
Here is a quick video to show you how had to pay your Bear Web Design Invoice via our secure Quickbooks System:
During this extremely tough time we want to thank all our clients for working with us and we hope both you and your business remain healthy and strong.
With the rapidly changing landscape that is being caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic we wanted to ensure you that we remain at full operations in terms of the running of our business at Bear Web Design.
It is our top priority to ensure that your websites, e-mails, social media, e-news & marketing campaigns are all up and running smoothly and communicating effectively to your clients and prospects. Our team members are continuing to work remotely in their normal day to day roles serving our customers.
Currently we are working on new web design projects, existing client projects, as well as managing and supporting our client base. We are providing timely updates including home page banners as well as many blogs & news posts for clients that are communicating their changing world to their customers.
Operationally our team continues to communicate via our helpdesk, e-mail and phone with client and prospect meetings via web conferencing technologies. We are available to provide online/phone training & website reviews for clients upon request. We are dedicated and determined to be fully available to help you as best as we can during this very difficult period.
On a personal note I want to share my thoughts, prayers and hopes to all our clients, their families and friends. We stand with you during this storm and we will continue to stand with you when this storm is over.
With modern websites becoming more and more sophisticated in both look and behavior the expectation that a standard web hosting company will take care of everything your website needs is simply not correct. The game plan of hiring a web designer that builds a new website and then moves it to a hosting company to sit indefinitely is no longer a viable plan for you or your website. Today you really need a webmaster.
The new block editor, also known as Gutenberg, stands to change the way you create and update content on your WordPress site.
It’s likely you have experienced the classic WordPress editor. You might use it to post a blog, for instance. It’s also likely that you had to look up how to complete complex tasks like style changes, adding buttons or changing the background color. (You may have also asked your friendly agency for assistance.)
We all visit websites for similar reasons regardless of the technology we use to interact with it. A person who is visually impaired will use a bank’s website to pay a bill with the same intent as someone who doesn’t use assistive technology. A person using their mobile device requires the same functionality of someone using their desktop. Just as a good site design will have considered the requirements of different screens, good site design needs to consider a variety of users’ needs and accessibility issues. This is called Web Accessibility.
Just about every company and organization today has a website. Pending how long you have been in business you may have had a company website for 10 plus years. That website has probably been thru several redesigns and upgrades while remaining a constant primary marketing tool and/or e-commerce vehicle for your company.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). … GDPR came into effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.
A company can spend a lot of money, time and resources developing a new website. It is an exciting time filled with great expectations as the internet provides a constant supply of users searching for products and services and a great looking website can really help attract customers. It is easy to think that if you get everything right during this design and development phase you are going to be all set in upcoming years.