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Mike and Blake DuBose are regular contributors to MidlandsBiz.com and Columbia Business Monthly Magazine. You are invited to review the library of published articles below which include unique experiences, celebrated successes, and painful failures.

Feb

04

How Businesses Can Use the Internet to Increase Profits

For most people, the Internet is a part of daily life. The World Bank reports that more than 75% of US citizens use the Internet—a number that grows exponentially each year—and around 70% of South...

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Jan

08

Responding to Customer Complaints—The Right Way

No organization likes hearing negative customer feedback. However, companies are run by humans, and we all occasionally deliver less-than-stellar products or customer service. Some...

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Jan

08

Making Your Client Meetings Successful

As the American economy slowly rebounds, scores of new businesses will join those that were strong enough to survive the recession in the recovering marketplace. To thrive in spite of increased...

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Nov

13

The Art of Complaining

We live in an age where new technologies and innovations are constantly being developed. Yet attempts to make life easier have led to major headaches for unhappy consumers. When we call a company...

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Nov

06

The Dangers of a Slow-Loading Website

As web technology evolves, it allows people everywhere to find and distribute information faster and faster. One side effect of this quicker, easier access to information is that people’s attention...

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Sep

19

Between the Lines:  Why Typography Matters

Have you ever heard the phrase, “How you say it is just as important as what you say”?  People communicate with more than just words.  Tone of voice and body language convey their own meanings, and...

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Sep

12

Students Start the Year Right with Help from Columbia Companies

September 12, 2012 — Parents and teachers may be breathing easier this fall as a result of local organizations’ generosity. For the month of July, a group of businesses in the Westpark office park...

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Aug

30

Where do you come up with your web designs?

web design thought cloudThe year was 2002. I was a recent art school graduate, and with a semester of Web Design 101 in one hand and my bachelor’s degree in the other, I was on the fast track to designing sophisticated...

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Aug

03

Our Website Redesign – Part 1

I knew when we started the latest redesign process that it wasn’t going to be easy. Our last redesign in 2010 had set the bar higher than before and I knew this next layout was going to require...

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Jul

18

Résumé Lies: Don’t Get Burned!

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBose

It’s at the forefront of many employers’ minds: the issue of job applicants lying on résumés or applications. The subject gained worldwide attention in May 2012,...

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Jul

18

14 Ways to Land Your Business in Court

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBose

They strike fear into the hearts of business leaders everywhere: letters and summons from the IRS, EEOC, or litigation attorneys. Organizations can spend hundreds...

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Jul

11

Finding Great Employees

Please click here to view detailed results of the various ways we recently advertised four open positions at DuBose Web Group.

With so many Americans unemployed, today’s market should...

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Jun

05

Local Philanthropists Donate $50,000 to Save Animals’ Lives

A $50,000 donation from a group of several Midlands business leaders will allow Pawmetto Lifeline to help even more homeless pets in the Midlands find permanent homes this summer. 

Jan Jernigan...

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May

22

Will Leap Motion change how we design websites?

Touch screens have come a long way from their initial prototypes. Hand gestures combined with other technology has really opened the door on what touch screen devices are capable of. From the...

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May

02

Business Loans: They’re Back!

By Blake DuBose and Mike DuBose

USA Today Business Editor Steven Strauss once wrote, “Cash flow is your business oxygen.” Indeed, business owners need ready access to liquid cash to make payroll...

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