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May 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting Video

May 2018 DNN Awareness Group Meeting

It’s taken me nearly a month to carve out the time to post this blog post, but the video went live the same day.  In the future, I’m going to put in the extra effort to draft and publish this announcement much sooner.  It seems that the warmer weather makes us all busier, and I’m apparently not immune to this.  Please enjoy our May 2018 meeting video!

3 Reasons Why 99Designs is Great for a Small Business

Upendo Ventures: 3 Reasons 99Designs is Great for a Small Business

We deal with companies of all sizes, but we have to work with small businesses slightly differently.  Why?  You can probably guess why… Budget.  Even if a small business does have a budget for certain things, it’s often difficult for small business owners to justify certain expenses.  One of these things includes branding – especially logos and artwork for your social media channels.

Getting Started with Your Own E-Mail Marketing Campaign (7 Easy Steps)

Upendo Ventures: How to Get Started with E-Mail Campaigns

If you’ve never done your own e-mail marketing campaign, the very idea of it can be quite overwhelming – intimidating at the least.  Your head will be full of questions and you’ll like not know where to start.  But that’s just it.  You must start.  As our friends at Nike would say, “Just do it!”  So let’s get started!

Hotcakes Commerce 03.02.00 Does Some New Heavy Lifting

Upendo Ventures presents Hotcakes Commerce 03.02.00

I know what you’re thinking, “What do you mean, version 3.2 is out? I haven’t heard about version 3.1!”  No worries… Version 3.1 did come out and it was released, but none of the marketing materials went out to announce it.  I’m taking the initiative to announce both releases at this time.  They are exciting releases too – with 3.1 offering support for variants in promotions and 3.2 supporting UPS Freight.

What You Need to Know About the TLS 1.2 Update

Upendo Ventures on Security

There has been a lot of talk in recent weeks about TLS compliance requirements.  There’s good reason for this, because notable vendors that are known for being on the forefront of security such as Authorize.net, PayPal, and UPS began notifying their partners and vendors about two years ago.  Everyone else began receiving similar notifications about a year ago.  What does this all mean though?