You’d think I’d forgotten…
But I didn’t. I know the fair was in town this past week, and the rodeo was held Friday and Saturday, and everyone and their dog was standing in the rodeo stands singing the National Anthem, saying the Pledge of Allegiance. I knew all that…
Meanwhile I visited for a moment, ran in and out of town like a shot, hoping not to get caught in the throws of whatever storm came down the valley on my way home, and thinking about those of you sitting there watching the rodeo in your boots, western shirts, and belt buckles… Y’all still wear those out there, right?
So often the fair brings an opportunity for family and friends to gather, visit, and enjoy some fun times while catching up with friends, local news, and business details, but this year I noticed something a little bit different through fair days. Not only was technology a huge thing (did anyone see that giant mega screen at the rodeo?) but lots of young people were sharing apps at the fair. Game apps and other technology appeared to be catching attention, and some people I noticed were sharing numbers, connecting through a variety of methods online, and hopefully will stay connected through the year.
One of the most significant changes I noticed were MOBILE READY WEBSITES available, posted, and marketed for local businesses. If you haven’t caught onto this new process of doing business, perhaps you’ll want to contact one of our designers to get your site online.
There are many reasons why you’ll want your website online, besides just the common “somebody might buy a product online”, in fact, NOT everyone posts their products on their website. Some people post contact numbers, emails, location, maps, and information that buyers of their products might find useful to help them decide whether to purchase a product or not. Attracting your clients with blog posts that talk about products, services, your sales events, and other business connected details might boost your local business, or help travelers find your business. Get online – it’s the newest thing for marketing rural businesses.
Since I wasn’t able to spend a lot of time at the fair this year, and missed all of the awards shows, please feel free to leave a comment and share any awards, or winning events at the fair this year. We’d like to know, and it would be fun to share!