If you're planning to sell products on your website, you'll need to get set up with a payment gateway like Paypal or a credit card processing service like Total-Apps. Picking the right merchant services provider is important, because the costs and benefits vary depending on which company you choose.  We compare two popular online transaction processing systems, PayPal and Total-Apps, to help you determine which is the best option for you.

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Sometimes a minor change to your website can have a major impact on your business success.  These 8 simple changes will help boost your website's performance and get you more visitors, more customers, and more money.  Read on to learn more!

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For the second year in a row, the Orange County Business Journal has listed Blazonco among Orange County's fastest-growing private companies, ranking us #35 on their annual list.  We're proud and honored, as you might expect!  But this isn't about us at all, actually.  The honor belongs to our clients.  We wouldn't be here without them.

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If you know who your customers are and you communicate with them effectively, you'll swiftly find yourself on the path to business success.  Building a great website is just the beginning.  To build a strong business, you need to do the following 5 things.

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Are people getting to your website and then leaving immediately? The average user spends only 4 seconds deciding whether to stay on your website or return to the search results, and that means you have just 4 seconds to sell your brand. Your homepage needs to make a strong first impression—fast. This guide shows you how.

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THE EXCELLENCE IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS PROGRAM is designed to recognize individuals who exemplify the American entrepreneurial spirit – individuals who, by their creativity and determination, have established and nurtured successful business ventures.

The program is presented by the Orange County Business Journal. A luncheon and awards program will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine on March 20th from 12:00pm-2:00pm.

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Guide 2013 [PDF]

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Blazonco is proud to be part of the Orange County business and job growth engine. OC's fastest-growing private companies saw sales rise 37% in the past two years to more than $23.3 billion and create 15,400 jobs.

For Blazonco's part, it saw two-year revenue growth of 219.4% and employees increase from 10 to 27 — earning Blazonco spot #31 on the 2012 list.

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Social media marketing expert Chris Brogan was featured in a video with Entrepreneur.com a few months back in which he shared several important tips for small businesses trying to leverage social media to connect with their customers. Interestingly, most of his tips weren't about social media platforms themselves but rather about building trust and making your business accessible through the web.  Read on for a few critical pointers on small business marketing.

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This is a classic do-it-yourself article about building a website.  Go ahead and read it. The best part is the ending paragraph that breezes over installing and testing a Secure Socket Layer certificate.

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