Building our businesses and
our stories one day at a time

Building our businesses and
our stories one day at a time

Building our businesses and our stories one day at a time

Amador Business Ticker

Amador Business Ticker is an Amador County business news website. It came about because of my mother. When my mother and I go out to eat at local restaurants (and when there's not a pandemic) around the Jackson area, she asks me what's going on. I didn't see much news...

Adobe Captivate 2019 is hot garbage

Adobe Captivate 2019 is hot garbage. There. That's my post. No, not really. And I didn't say that Captivate 2019 is steaming hot garbage, either. But for a product to be hot garbage, it needs two qualities. First, you need a product that fails in a basic function....

Responding to business health violators

Responding to business health violators can be harder than you think. As someone with pre-existing health issues, I'm more aware about taking steps to avoid COVID-19. I appreciate California not lifting any stay-at-home restrictions until the facts warrant it. Some...

Bring us your problems

Bring us your problems is the title of a blog post written by Seth Godin six years ago. I discovered this post as I was cleaning out my Google Chrome bookmarks as part of this year's spring cleaning. The article seems timely right now. Godin's post refers to a...

Touching customers

Touching customers is something we can't do right now. We can't get close to them, look them in their eye, and shake their hand. Customers can't shake your hand or touch your wares (if you have them). This is a popular topic. A local TV news broadcast is even showing...

Website design and platform options

Website design and platform options can be overwhelming. This article breaks down what's available for developing websites in 2020. I'll also talk about the positives and negatives of each option. Finally, I summarize the information and suggest a path you can...

The surrealism wears off

The surrealism wears off over time. For anyone with medical issues that has taken away their freedom of movement, it must seem surreal. It certainly does for me. I was diagnosed with migraines in 2005, and over time I've lost ever more freedom of movement. Those...

What you need for a modern website

What you need for a modern website -- that is, in 2020 -- can be overwhelming when you realize what's involved. This upcoming series of three articles tells you what you need for a modern website in a way you can digest easily. This article gives you a high-end...

Creating a website

Creating a website remains an important requirement for businesses even in 2020. If you’re not sure about creating a website, consider this: Creating a website gives your business legitimacy. When you show that you’ve put the time and effort into a website, it shows...

About Eric Butow

Eric is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG) in Jackson, California, which offers online marketing ROI improvement services for businesses. Eric has authored or co-authored 34 books and has also developed and taught networking, computing, and usability courses for Ed2Go, Virtual Training Company, California State University, Sacramento, and Udemy.

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