Your free blog site on PDXchat.com can be much more…It can be your company website too.
New Businesses Need A New Website
In today’s market, every business must have a website that communicates more than just your operating hours and contact info. American consumers have numerous choices that are only a FedEx truck away. Your customers don’t use telephone books any longer, they use Google, Yahoo and Bing. If your business can not be found there, then your chances are slim.
Business Networking with out the Drive
Every week you can find me at the East Portland Chamber of Commerce, BRIDGES Clackamas and BRIDGES Vancouver spending quality time business networking. You can also find me online networking on Facebook, LinkedIN, and, of course, PDXchat.com. Sorry for the shameless plug!
I created PDXchat.com to be an online networking community for all my friends (known and, as of yet, unknown). I have always felt the local chamber meetings lack something, but I struggled to put my finger on what it was. After an experiment with a couple other online networking ventures I found myself writing the business model for this site. Give them a FREE blog site, help business grow and market themselves on Google and I will never again want for more business.
I invite each of you to get involved by creating new discussion groups, business blogs and building a large follow of friends. Invite your business acquaintance to join PDX Chat and encourage them to do the same. Before long, this community will be several times larger than all the Chamber of Commerce groups combined.
PDX Chat will never replace face-to-face business networking, rather become a central gathering point of valuable product and service info and a place where folks go to get known.
This is your community and it can become anything you want it to be. In the mean time, EVERYTHING you publish on your PDXchat.com website will be index by the search engines and will help to drive more traffic to your doors.
Happy Online Relationship Building
Zenith Exhibits, Inc.
If you are raring to get started and want to make your new blog show some character… Then this post is for you!
After you create your blog, you can then choose a design. PDX Chat has more than 60 different design options pre-installed and ready for you to use. Many of the designs (called themes) have different options. Some will allow you to change the header images while others will allow you to change colors, layout tabs, reference special categories and a host of other wizbang things to keep your visitor’s interest.
What is a Theme?
Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme system is a way to “skin” your weblog. Yet, it is more than just a “skin.” Skinning your site implies that only the design is changed. WordPress Themes can provide much more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website.
Setting Your Theme
Along the left side of your browser window are the management options for your website. Locate the tab titled “Appearance” and click on the arrow next to “Appearance”. When the menu expands, click on “Themes” to be taken to the manage themes screen.
Scroll through the available themes, using Preview and Active to alter the current theme for your website.
That’s all there is to it! Stay tuned for more How to Posts on how to use Widget to expand the functionality of your new web/blog site.
Zenith Exhibits, Inc.