28 Jan

2017 Howard County Chamber of Commerce Business Directory and Buyers Guide

If you are part of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, you probably recently recieved a copy of the 2017 Business Directory and Buyers Guide. It looks like this:

As you read through the guide and look at the various businesses you may want to do business with in 2017, make sure to make it to the end of be book (specifically page 63) and check out the category “Web Design and Development”. There you will find the listing for ScottE Software Development (the only listing in that category):

We look forward to working with you to “Expand Your Online Brand”.


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22 Dec

2016 Best of Howard – Best Computer Repair

I am pleased to announce that ScottE Software received “Honorable Mention” for Computer repair in the 2016 Best of Howard County contest. This is the second year in a row we have been listed in the top 4 in this category. Here are the final results:

Interested in the other results? Visit

I want to thank everyone that voted for ScottE Software. Want to learn more about computer repair or other Technology Consulting Services we offer? Visit:

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22 Nov

Kimberly James Apparel Now On Amazon


The first product from Kimberly James Apparel is now on Amazon (Kimberly James Wide-Leg Pant – Black). This timing could not be more perfect for the upcoming Black Friday sales. Be sure to give these a look. It is an excellent opportunity to shop online for a local Howard County business products.


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14 Jul

3 Web Design Tips for Small Businesses

The design of your website may not be on the forefront of your mind, but it should be. Most small business sites have been rushed, were a last minute project, or an outright afterthought, but did you know it is often the lasting first impression potential customers have of your business? Here are some tips to help make a good impression with your website.

Above the fold

Above the fold refers to the upper area of your website that is visible when your page loads, all content below is not visible without scrolling. This area is the most viewed part of your site and the most important. Use it accordingly.

Contact info should be easy to find

Having your phone, email, and address readily available helps customers trying to find or call your business. This is especially important on mobile devices.

Keep it simple

Cut the clutter from your site. Have a clear message, concise navigation, authentic and inviting pictures, and don’t be afraid of whitespace.

Interested in help designing a great and affordable site for your business? We are here for you:

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21 Jun

3 Tips for a Successful Company LinkedIn Page


A LinkedIn company page can enhance your B2B outreach. Here are a few tips that may help improve your LinkedIn presence:

  1. Include boilerplate information and your URL in the “About” section. – This assumes you have well articulated boilerplate that describes the company, what it does, who it serves, what you do better and why people should care. Ideally, this information already lives in the “About” section of your website.
  2. Post updates and thought leadership pieces with regularity. – This speaks to having an over-arching content generation and dissemination strategy to create and post meaningful content to LinkedIn, and elsewhere, like your website, e-newsletter and broken into a multitude of tweets. In addition company news, share good content written by others that’s relevant to your industry or market.
  3. Measure how LinkedIn is performing as a driver of site traffic. – See what kinds of posts are driving engagement. Determine if visitors who come from LinkedIn are spending more time on the site, which pages they hit with the most frequency and if they represent mostly new site visitors or repeat visitors. Act on the data.

Now, think of this as a good first step. There are many other items you need to do to have a top notch LinkedIn company page. If you are looking for help, be sure to contact us at


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05 Jun

Social Media Management

Social Media Management – Done for You… Done Right

Once we understand your goals, we create a custom strategy just for you. We’ll set up – or tweak your existing – social media properties including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and others – depending on your strategy and goals.

We specialize in implementation. We don’t just get you fans – but concentrate on generating leads who become valuable long-term customers.

We are located in Howard County Maryland and understand how to connect with local followers in central Maryland to maximize your outreach to “real” potential customers.

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28 May

Welcome Hometown Tree Experts

We would like to welcome our newest client – Hometown Tree Experts

We are a family-owned-and-operated, local business that has been serving MD, VA and DC area since 1997. Over the years, we have earned a reputation for providing the very best tree services around. Every member of our team is fully trained and licensed in every aspect of tree care.

For over sixteen years, our Certified Arborist and skilled tree crews have nurtured the green investments of the homeowners, municipalities, institutions, and associations in the area. Hometown Tree Experts combines high urban forestry management principles with a company-wide commitment to reliability and fair pricing.

Call us today at 301-250-1033 for a free estimate

Tree License # 001842

Tree Services in Montgomery County, Howard County and Prince George’s County, Maryland

5% Discount for Seniors and Active Military Personnel

Visit them today at:

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11 Apr

Welcome The Massage Boutique

We are excited to begin working with The Massage Boutique.

About The Message Boutique: Relax, release and relinquish as our professional therapists offer well-being massage plans for your individual care needs and desires.

At The Massage Boutique, you select your favorite music genre for your listening pleasure during your treatment.

Awakening your five basic human senses is our pleasure, pride and service. We welcome you into an aesthetically calming space where you select from an array of green tea, hear calming melodies or sounds of nature, enjoy the aroma of plants, candles and oils as you prepare for a stimulating massage treatment.

Allow us to assess and design your individualized well-being massage, or let us care for you and your partner with a couples package.

8086 Main Street Upper Level
Ellicott City, MD 21043


(410) 480-5101

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10 Apr

3 Important Facebook Tips

In a continuation of this new series on social media tips,  we will look at some helpful things you can do to improve your business Facebook page:

1 – Choose an engaging cover photo

You should pick an attractive cover photo. Since your cover photo takes up the most real estate above the fold on your Facebook Page, make sure you’re choosing one that’s high quality and engaging to your visitors, like this one from ScottE Software Development’s Facebook Page:

ScottE Software Facebook Cover

Keep in mind that Facebook cover photo dimensions are 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall.

2 – Post photos and videos to your Timeline

Why photos and videos? Because they’re proven to be the most engaging types of content on Facebook, according to a study conducted by Quintly.

The other reason posting these types of updates are important is because you’ll want your ‘Photos’ and ‘Videos’ apps — which are apps automatically added to every Facebook Page — to actually be populated with photos and videos.

Maximize your Facebook juice right from the start! Make sure the multimedia content you post is the correct size by checking out this social media dimensions infographic.

3 – Pin important posts to the top of your page

When you post new content to your Facebook Page, older posts get pushed farther down your Timeline. But sometimes you may want a specific post to stay at the top of your page for longer — even after you publish new updates. To solve for this, Facebook offers the ability to “pin” one post at a time to the top of your page. You can use pinned posts as a way to promote things like new lead-gen offers, upcoming events, or important product announcements.

To pin a post, click on the drop-down arrow in the top right corner of a post on your page, and click ‘Pin to Top.’ It will then appear at the top of your page, flagged with a little orange bookmark. Just keep in mind that you can only have one pinned post at any given time.

That is all for today…check back to the site again in the future for tips on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

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06 Apr

Free Social Media Review Session – April 7th at 10:00am

Come out to Whole Foods in Columbia, Maryland for a free business social media review session on April 7th (I will be in the eating area in the back left side of the store) between 10:00am and 11:30am.

Business owners or social media managers – we will review the social media sites you are on (or not on today) and look at how active you are on those channels. I will provide you a few helpful recommendations.

Each session will last between 15 and 30 minutes. Come out, have some coffee and an informative conversation about your online outreach efforts.

If attending, email and I will schedule a specific time for your review or just show up and I will fit you in as soon as possible.

Learn more on Facebook at


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