Recent Articles

The Importance of a Mobile-Friendly Website

August 8, 2018

Ever since the dawn of mobile devices in 2007, web browsing has become revolutionized. Searching a topic, place, or question on a search engine was once something that was restricted only to a desktop computer or a laptop when connected to WiFi. Today, 68% of adult Americans have a smartphone, meaning that they have access…

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The Secret Weapon Every Restaurant Owner Needs

October 26, 2017

The food industry is a lot like the toilet paper industry. Or the water industry. Or the realty market. There will always be a demand for it! Mankind will always need to eat (unless a futuristic invention can enable us to absorb nutrients differently), just as we will also always need water, shelter, and hygiene.…

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Carry-Out Orders Made More Efficient

August 31, 2017

Picture for a moment how much a to-go order can disrupt a lunch-rush. Tables are full, servers are scrambling – and all of the sudden, the phone rings. If you’re a restaurant owner, you might have heard about the possibility of getting an app for your business. Apps may seem like a “neat” invention for…

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How Restaurants Can Utilize a Mobile App

January 23, 2017

Lately, GrowIT has been focusing time and energy in developing mobile apps for local restaurants. While it is said that only 5 out of every 100 restaurants currently have one of their own, it is an idea that is quickly growing in popularity. It provides brand recognition and credibility. A local eatery can benefit in numerous…

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RingCentral: Never Buy a Phone System for Your Office Again

December 14, 2016

Here at GrowIt, we are partnered with RingCentral, a worldwide company that is taking the business world by storm and revolutionizing communication in and outside of the office. Owner and Creative Director of GrowIT, Mike Marquardt, sold phone systems before he began marketing (and building) websites and phone apps. Since the early ‘90s, bulky and…

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Smartphone Addiction is Real – But That Could Be Good News For Entrepreneurs

October 17, 2016

Here at GrowIT, we emphasize the importance of entrepreneurs learning to utilize the power of social media in an efficient and professional way. The proper timing and presentation of content (not just content alone) is crucial to growing a business in this millennial age where everyone is looking down; and not up at billboards. Our…

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Have a Great Idea for an App? Here's What You Should Do…

October 3, 2016

When Apple released its first iPhone in 2007, few people knew what a “smartphone” even meant. A device with internet capabilities? Sure, that made sense. But applications available for download with endless possibilities, manufactured to accomplish tasks and find information we only knew previously via a web browser (and, for older generations, a library)? Revolutionary.…

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Marketing Your App

September 26, 2016

Unless it is a viral game (like Pokemon Go), or an everyday app much of the population uses (Facebook, Instagram), so much of iTunes and Google Play applications go unseen outside of the download pages. Mobile applications have transformed society in a many ways, which can spark a healthy competition between small businesses to build…

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Dos and Don’ts for Your Loyalty Program

September 12, 2016

“Hello, would you like to sign up with our Reward MyPoints Credit Card today? It will take 5% off your next purchase and it is free.” Customer (reluctantly): “Uh… sure.” “Okay, excellent. Here are the forms; please fill them out thoroughly and customer service will assist you when you are finished.” This situation can be…

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What Does a Mobile App Truly Cost?

September 6, 2016

The general purpose of funding a mobile app is to create a return-on-investment. It is one of the most common and costly marketing configurations entrepreneurs who have a service or product they desire to make accessible to consumers can build. But an application is useful not just because a customer will pay anywhere from $0.99…

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