DIY Web Design Doesn’t Cut It. Here’s Why.


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As an enterprising manager or business owner, you may feel lured by the siren songs of DIY website builders. 

It happens easily. Almost every major web-hosting platform offers a DIY builder. At first glance, these tools appear to rain financial savings on businesses small and large alike. After all, why would you hire a website designer when you can spend an evening using an affordable plug-and-play template to customize the site yourself? 

The danger with DIY website designers is the potential for them to trick you into believing you possess the skills, judgment, and insight necessary to

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U.S COVID-19 Cases In Children Spike 90% As Schools Begin To Reopen, Report Says

COVID-19 continues to keep the country in quarantine and practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of the virus. With the dawn of a new school season, many schools have started to reopen in different states despite concerns from parents and warnings from various experts. This week, a new report shows that within the last four weeks, young children have seen a 90% increase in overall new cases as a result.

According to a report by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association, over 380,000 children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic started and represented 9.1% of all cases across the country. The new data also showed that between July and August there has been a 90% spike in COVID-19 cases in children. States like Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arizona, and California have reported high increases in new COVID-19 among school-aged children. … Read the rest

How Gilbert, Arizona, found economic resilience in 35,000 micro-businesses

As a 12-year-old, Jenn Daniels taught herself bookkeeping so she could help her father run his tool-and-die shop. Nearly 30 years later, she uses those skills as part of a side business she runs out of her Gilbert, Arizona, living room helping entrepreneurs navigate the tricky shoals of local permitting, state licensing, tax filing, insurance and a string of other challenges.

Daniels is qualified to help for an additional reason: She has been mayor of this 260,000-person town southeast of Phoenix since 2016.

Her role setting policy combined with firsthand experience with the challenges entrepreneurs face — the property where her father’s shop sat was seized by eminent domain and turned over to a soda bottling plant — has given her a heightened appreciation for the role even the smallest businesses play in a community.

“I meet with our local business owners on a daily basis, but it’s our small

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