Goodness: Green Ink Marketing – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Green Ink Marketing - for our Customer Spotlight on Goodness, an Interfanatic Quality

The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.”

Chanakya

Chanakya, an early Indian philosopher and statesman, knew good from bad. He saw both sides of humanity throughout his life. He celebrated the proliferation of goodness.

It’s a beautiful sentiment. But I think, if there’s no wind, the fragrance of the flower permeates its surroundings in all directions. When there is wind against a person, what becomes of their goodness? Does it go with the wind, or against it?

Regardless, we appreciate the goodness of people. And we celebrate it. We try to share our goodness, and let it permeate all the work we do.

Goodness: An Interfanatic Quality

We love working with good people. In fact, we won’t work with people we don’t consider to have good hearts. Life is too short, and we need to apply our talents in a way that will improve the world.

Everyone has bad moments. But if they’re good at their core, the law of averages will right the situation and bring things back to a positive balance.

This is when work is worth doing. It’s easier to work hard for good people.

Green Ink Marketing – The Good Idea of Good People

Many years ago, Green Ink Marketing came to us for website consultation. They had the idea to do printing on recycled paper, with eco-friendly and sustainable inks that also were brilliant and lasting. All decisions are based around using the least environmentally impactful method whenever possible. It was a good idea, and we’re pleased to have helped.

It’s wonderful to work with new, small businesses who feel they can make the world better – if just a tiny bit. It’s encouraging and inspiring.

That’s the kind of goodness we love to work with. When doing good permeates your every move, as it does for Green Ink Marketing, it ripples outward, attracting like-minded individuals and their businesses.

Green Ink Marketing: a small, local company, doing good for their community and the businesses that surround them. It was our pleasure to work with them, even if just for a little bit.

When doing good permeates your every move, as it does for Green Ink Marketing, it ripples outward, attracting like-minded individuals and their businesses.”

We’re always looking to assist other businesses like Green Ink. If you have a good idea and you need help getting started, reach out to us. Let’s see what we can do together. We work with customers of all types and budget sizes.

What’s Good: Interfanatic The Works HackSecure Dedicated Business Hosting with SSL

For serious business websites, we have our The Works series of products. A great example of a business that could use our The Works HackSecure Dedicated Business Hosting is a high-traffic eCommerce site. It’s got all the bells and whistles you need to run a safe, secure website that’s not limited by resource.

All of our management and hosting plans come with use-it-or-lose-it labor included to keep things running even when problems arise. Because, let’s be honest, no matter what you do, stuff happens. The labor is designed to ensure the websites run safely, and to take care of any little changes you have for your site. If you have more changes or labor required (including The Works Advanced or Rush labor), you have to pay for it, but at least you start every month with some in the bank.

We keep the lights on for ya, so you can go about your business.

Interfanatic and Goodness

Chanakya is one of history’s interesting characters. He put himself in positions that gave him a fascinating collective experience to draw on. And his observations, I find, are often keen. (Of course, they should be taken in context.)

But this one – about the flowers and the goodness of people… It’s universal. Our goal, every day we go to work, is to spread a little goodness and hope a little comes back. The endeavor is to spread goodness whether the wind is with us, or against us.


This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Goodness, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
Goodness, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Ah, a lovely and intricate succulent. The water’s surface tension interacts with the cuticle in repulsion, giving the water a gem-like, glassy quality. Sometimes it’s the little things, you know? Succulents are beautiful in California, a way to see greenery in a State plagued by drought. And, in line with the green theme of this week’s customer spotlight. And, our The Works hosting is like a succulent, in that it rarely runs dry on resources and it’s spiny to keep the baddies out.

Strength: D&G Paving – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Interfanatic Customer Spotlight: D&G Paving

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”

Bob Marley

Marley was certainly tested, which is why he gained so much insight into strength. He needed it to make his rebellious music, and his fans grew to need it from him. When we lost him, it was a tragedy for those who loved him – but his strength plays on.

Strength: strength of body, strength of character, strength of mind, strength of will.

When you look at Dan Ash of D&G Paving, his strengths are the first thing that strike you. Dan’s built a great business on strength, and on the strength of his product: great paving services.

Strength is a requirement of building a new business. It’s not easy. One must retain the fortitude to make it through the bumps.

I don’t know if Ash is the Yoda of asphalt, but some certainly consider him to be. He doesn’t need the Force, he just uses gigantic powerful machines to do his job beautifully and quickly in a way that has strength to stand the test of time.

If you look anywhere around Los Angeles, California’s South Bay, you’ll see the signature white and orange “D&G Paving” signs all over the place. You’ve probably noticed them before. There’s a reason for that – D&G is great at what they do.

Unless you’re a property owner or a property manager, you probably don’t have the need for fresh slurry very often. But next time you need asphalt or concrete work done for your business or parking lot, you know you can count on the strength of Dan Ash and D&G Paving.

Value: Peters Realty Center – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Peters Realty - Customer Spotlight Interfanatic - Value

Price is what you pay; value is what you get.

– Warren Buffett

In this fascinating, terrifying and often delightful world, it’s difficult to know the price of a dollar. Nick Peters (now of Engel & Volkers) knows value.

We do on-going consultation with Nick. He’s one of the best Real Estate Agents in South Redondo Beach and Torrance, CA. All RE Agents claim to have superior customer service, and they all claim to really care about their clients, and they all say they really work hard for them. And many do.

But Nick takes it next level. Nick puts his money where his mouth is. He is constantly investing in his business to bring his customers value. And it works. And his customers know it. That’s why, in a flooded market, they stick with Nick and his team.

We at Interfanatic are attracted to Nick’s business because we do the same thing. We’re always brainstorming new ways to get value to our customers; to improve ROI; to help their business be better.

Nick and I sometimes just sit and chat and it’s amazing what comes out of our little sessions. It’s always valuable. And we’re happy to share what we learn from each other and pass it along.

Because to us, sharing what we learn… that’s value.

Peters Realty Center Hosts Two Extremely Valuable Seminars For Real Estate Investors

Nick Peters and the Peters Realty Center are offering 2 extremely valuable seminars in early March.  They are already famous for their “Foreclosures and Short Sales” seminar which always packs the house.  Now they have added “Income Property – Buying, Owning and Exchanging” and it’s sure to fill up quick as well.

Nick Peters and Peters Realty Center
Peters Realty Center offers two Great Seminars to Real Estate and Property Investors

Nick Peters is a local expert on Foreclosures and Short Sales, having worked with them for over twenty years and lived as a proactive resident in Torrance, CA for much longer.  In the past few years, he’s also been compiling a comprehensive, reliable list of all foreclosures and short sales in the area – completely different than everybody else’s list in that it’s actually up-to-date and reliable – by far the best list in the industry.  You can find out more about this list by talking to the great people at the Peters Realty Center in Redondo Beach, CA.

With over 30 years of being involved with and investing in Income Properties all over the United States, Nick has seen it all.  His new seminar “Income Property – Buying, Owning & Exchanging” will certainly be packed with information and the details Nick is known for – tidbits that other people just don’t know because they haven’t been in the thick of it like he has.

Members of WSmad have been to the “Foreclosures and Short Sales” presentation more than once, and every time it yielded fascinating information about the economy and investing in real estate.  We highly anticipate this new addition to Nick repertoire, and vigorously encourage anyone interested in Real Property investing to make their way to these seminars in Redondo Beach, California.

Cook’s Doors & Windows Teams up with Milgard to Save You Up To $2250

“If you are considering installing energy efficient windows and doors in your home, there has never been a better time,” so reads the article on the Cook’s Web Site.  And I certainly won’t argue – the folks at Cook’s are the best in the business at making sure projects are done right, with the right product, at the right price.

Cooks Doors and Windows work with Milgard to save you up to $2250 on your next project
Cooks Doors and Windows work with Milgard to save you up to $2250 on your next project

Talk to the folks at Cook’s (Bob and Jim, the Cook brothers running the place) are both great, but all of their staff is fantastic to work with and extremely knowledgeable.

Check out CooksDoorsAndWindows.com today to find out more, and give them a call.  They love to help!

Also, you can have a look at Quietus.us to see how we helped on their project from start to finish.

MyLittleGreekBakery.com Gets EVEN MORE Appetizing!

Christina Cole, the famous Torrance, California Greek Pastry Chef, is really showing her stuff now.  With the help of a professional photographer and a little Web Site Maintenance & Design magic, she now has an even

My Little Greek Bakery Gets a Facelift
My Little Greek Bakery Gets a Facelift

more inviting presence on the Web.

Her food tastes amazing, and now it looks it, too.  Head on over to www.MyLittleGreekBakery.com and put your order in for your holiday celebration before she sells out!

Tetra Graphics Takes A Run at the Search Engines

Mike Wratschko of Tetra Graphics, a Torrance-based printing company with immense capabilities, decided he wasn’t happy with his Site’s performance in the Search Engines.  By partnering with Web Site Maintenance & Design, he’s hoping to improve TetraGraphics.com‘s position amongst a myriad of other printers.

TetraGraphics.com, Full Service In-house Printing in Torrance, CA
TetraGraphics.com, Full Service In-house Printing in Torrance, CA

Torrance and Gardena are rife with printers – some good and some not-so-good.  Some print brokers claim to be printers, then outsource their printing to other printers, but not Tetra Graphics.  Their full service facility gives Mr. Wratschko’s Tetra Graphics the ability to do almost everything in-house.  With a focus on real customer service, we’re excited to be working with Tetra Graphics – a great company in Los Angeles’ South Bay.

We encourage you to try out Tetra Graphics for your next print job.  Once you’ve sampled their service, quality, and value, we’re sure you’re printing decisions will be much easier!

Check out TetraGraphics.com, or view a little more about the project on Quietus.us.

DandGPaving.com Goes Live!

D&G Paving, the finest Asphalt and Concrete Paving Company in Southern California goes live with DandGPaving.com! D & G Paving has been doing excellent work out of their workplace in Torrance, CA for over 20 years, and after recent expansion, are looking to maximize their capabilities by dominating the Internet.

DandGPaving.com from Torrance, CA finally goes live!
DandGPaving.com from Torrance, CA finally goes live!

This project is of particular significance to WSmad because, as so many of our clients have struggled in the past to get a Web Site live, D&G had a web site for a couple of years that never got finished by it’s previous designer.  WSmad is capable of providing that extra service that it takes to make sure our partners are happy with what we do and ensuring that we produce ROI for them; not many can do this the way we do it, and certainly not as consistently.  That’s just the kind of service that D&G provides for it’s clients, so our companies really fit well together!

Congratulations Dan and Keith and the whole D&G Team on your beautiful new Web SIte – certainly an industry leader, just as you are!

Check out DandGPaving.com and get a quote on your asphalt or concrete paving project in two hours, guaranteed!

Gianapoulos Eats Up MyLittleGreekBakery.com Baklava

“That’s the best baklava I’ve ever had!”, said Jim Gianapoulos, Chairman of the Board and President of 20th Century Fox Films after trying some of MyLittleGreekBakery.com‘s (of Christina Cole, in Torrance, CA) . And

A picture of Christina Cole's Baklava from MyLittleGreekBakery.com
A picture of Christina Cole's Baklava from MyLittleGreekBakery.com

Gianopoulos should know, as a second-generation Greek from New York, he’s gotten to try a lot of Baklava!

Gianopoulos’ assistant found MyLittleGreekBakery.com after searching for Greek Bakeries in Torrance California from his Chicago Office, and by special arrangement, picked up a try of Christina’s yummy baklava and tyropita. That just proves that WSmad’s SEO tactics work, even on our super-low budget projects designed to help our clients and friends get a solid start on their business.  It’s all about ROI, from day one.

These folks know their Greek food, and I wouldn’t want to talk to Mama Gianopoulos if word ever gets back, but we just hope she would be proud of the fine Greek tradition being celebrated and passed on by Cole and her family to our Southern California neighborhood.
Now, let it be said again that EVERYTHING Christina makes is phenomenal – from Greek traditional pastries like Baklava and Tyropita to her Magical Bars and Krispy Treats (and all the other stuff we’ve gotten to try!)  But when somebody like Gianopoulos, who grew up around fantastic Greek cooking and probably doesn’t spare expense to have the best available gives praise to Greek cooking, you have to take note.

We already knew it, but YOU GO, CHRISTINA!

Order up a plate from MyLittleGreekBakery.com before word gets around too much and she raises her prices!

GreenInkMarketing.com Goes Live, Bringing Environmentally Friendly Marketing to Torrance, CA

The City of Torrance, CA, is a leader with its Green Initiatives. Green Ink Marketing has launched GreenInkMarketing.com, an environmentally friendly marketing piece in an effort to reduce waste, and

GreenInkMarketing.com brings environmentally friendly marketing to Torrance, CA!
GreenInkMarketing.com brings environmentally friendly marketing to Torrance, CA!

decrease its footprint.

Sue Moylan and Pat Sandt partnered to create a business with over thirty years of experience in marketing, and to help companies explore “greener” ways to market themselves to clients and prospectives.

Web Site Maintenance & Design is thrilled to be a part of the way they’re helping their part of the World to be better! Go to www.GreenInkMarketing.com to contact them for an environmentally friendly marketing solution!