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Templates vs. Themes vs. Custom Designs – What’s Right for Me?

Templates vs. Themes vs. Custom Designs – What’s Right for Me?

Most small businesses want the best looking website for the most affordable price. How they go about doing that can vary drastically. Some try the DIY approach, buying a pre-made theme and attempting to set things up themselves. Others might …
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What to Ask Before Choosing a Website Design Company for Your Small Business

What to Ask Before Choosing a Website Design Company for Your Small Business

When it comes to choosing someone to build your website, it’s hard to know where to even start. Not only are there more web design companies out there than there are fragrances of deodorant, but they all seem to offer …
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Are Reviews on Google and Yelp Important to Your Business? (The Answer is Yes)

Are Reviews on Google and Yelp Important to Your Business? (The Answer is Yes)

When was the last time you checked your business’s online reviews? You may quickly discover some people have said some not-so-nice things about you. Statistically speaking, people are more likely to share a bad experience than a good one. Even …
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Can I Hire Someone to Blog for Me?

Can I Hire Someone to Blog for Me?

So, let’s say you have a business/product/book that you want to succeed. You understand you need a website, but you’ve also recently learned that a website isn’t enough. You need to do this thing called “SEO” in order for people …
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That Amazon Server Crash – What It Means for Your Business’s Website

That Amazon Server Crash – What It Means for Your Business’s Website

If you were on the internet last Tuesday, you might have noticed something was horribly wrong. Broken images, websites not loading, missing functionality. Were the Russians attacking us? No. Well, probably not…. It’s actually because some of Amazon’s AWS servers went down. …
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Yes, Email Marketing is Still Relevant in 2017 (Possibly More-So Than Ever)

Yes, Email Marketing is Still Relevant in 2017 (Possibly More-So Than Ever)

Electronic mail, where you send a message over a network to a specific person using the @ symbol, has been around since 1971. Let that sink in for a moment. Sure, it wasn’t until 1993 it started to become common …
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Generation Startup – Entreprenuers Might be Down, but They’re Not Out

Generation Startup – Entreprenuers Might be Down, but They’re Not Out

Did you know new businesses are at an all-time low? With all the big tech startups and brand new apps/products that have popped up over the past decade, you would think everyone would want to join in. Not to mention …
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Announcing the Ohio Premiere of Generation Startup

Announcing the Ohio Premiere of Generation Startup

We’re getting in the movie business. Well, sort of. The Launch Runner team is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with Dayton Tech Guide to bring the hot new documentary “Generation Startup” to the great state of Ohio. For one night …
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Internet 101: Website Hosting – What It Is, What It Costs, and More!

Internet 101: Website Hosting – What It Is, What It Costs, and More!

For many small businesses, their website is like health insurance: They don’t really understand how it works; they just have it and pay for it because that’s what you’re supposed to do. But it’s good to know a little bit …
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Calls to Action and Conversions – Making a Website with a Purpose

Calls to Action and Conversions – Making a Website with a Purpose

There are a lot of professional websites out there that are a complete waste. And it’s not because they’re ugly or broken. It’s because they’re truly pointless. A self-fulfilling means to an end. The owners of these sites never answered a very simple …
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