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Trusted Brags About Burnt Orange- Your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts!

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team is ecstatic to announce our latest Trusted Saskatoon partner in the  Computers & Web Design Category.

Burnt Orange Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts

"IT Support You Can Trust and Understand"

At Trusted Saskatoon we have personal experience with dealing with Gareth and his team from Burnt Orange Solutions. We have used them for our Saskatoon IT Support 'GoTo Team' for years and are ecstatic to now be able to promote them on Trusted Saskatoon. Our wonderful Administration Pro, Victoria speaks with Gareth on a regular basis and this was what she had to say:

"Gareth and Burnt Orange have been amazing to work with, he keeps all our office computer running smoothly. Gareth and his team are just a phone call away whenever our system has an issue-  big or small. When we had a lemon of a computer, Gareth and his team spent hours on the phone with me, working between billing cycles to try all things possible to find a solution.It was very much appreciated "- Victoria (Trusted Saskatoon- Admin Assistant)

Gareth and his team also believe in supporting the community and currently provide IT support to The Lighthouse Supported Living. At The Lighthouse they provide emergency shelter, supported living, and affordable housing to those in need.

"We help them 24/7 with security, phone systems, camera systems, backup disaster recovery systems, MS Office environment and of support of the PCs and Servers. We are also currently in discussion about setting up a classroom for them there where people staying there can work on resumes and other computer skills to help them find employment." - Gareth (Owner, Burnt Orange Solutions) 

Gareth and his team come highly recommended from all of their clients! One thing that really sets them apart is their 1 hour or less response time and the fact you get to speak to a person not just send an email or leave a voicemail not knowing when you will get a response. Here is another happy client testimonial:

"I would like to thank you and your team for their amazing efforts over the past few months. We are going through a major upgrade to our whole system which is of course taking time, but it is always reassuring to know that at each stage we have qualified engineers on hand to guide us in the right direction. Also, please pass on my thanks to your support team who are always available at a moment's notice when things aren't working quite as they should be. Their direction to finishing the job and reassuring level of knowledge always allows my staff to relax knowing things will be put right. Long may this great relationship continue."- Tim (Broker- Tim Hammond Realty)

Burnt Orange Solutions offers everything from strategic consulting, Cloud services, VOIP phone systems, managed IT solutions and more! 



Trusted Saskatoon give's the THUMBS UP to Gareth and his team  Burnt Orange Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon IT Experts



Prairie Laser Trusted Saskatoon Toner & Ink Supplier Instructions Choosing A Printer

The Trusted team are thrilled to welcome Prairie Laser Ink and Toner Supply Inc, our newest partner to the Trusted Saskatoon directory of excellence!  Prairie Laser Ink and Toner are Trusted Saskatoon Printer Ink & toner suppliers  and you can find them in our Saskatoon Computer Category.


Choosing A Printer?

Have you ever walked into an electronic/office supply store to be greeted by aisles and aisles of printers?  Most people have.  How can you identify the good quality from the poor quality, and how can you locate the most economic printer?  

Follow these steps to make your shopping trip easier.

1.  Identify the main purpose for your printer.  Paperwork or high quality color printing?  
If it is paperwork, you could go for a laserjet printer (either monochrome or color).  If you are wanting to do some color or photos, a high quality color inkjet is for you.

2. Do require color printing?  If you don't need color, definitely look at a monochrome laserjet printer.  You can select features such as scanning, copying, and faxing within the laserjet family.

3.  What is the cost per page?  
To find this, you take the cost of the cartridges and divide them by their approximate page rating.  This will give you a rough idea of what printer has an economical cartridge versus one that is not economical.  Typically we say under $0.04 per print is economic for monochrome, and under $0.15 for color prints is economic (add both the black and color cartridges together and divide by the total page rating).  Look at our Fuzion ink and toner cartridges to save money on your ink supplies.

4.  Choose your extra functions!
Select the functions and features you want for your printer.  Some models are wireless, other are not.  Do you want it to work with a phone or tablet?  Make sure it is Airprint ready.  Do you want it to double side automatically?  Look for duplexing.  Keep in mind, certain features cost more than others, so keep those features in mind when you look at the price of the printer.

5.  You get what you pay for.
Have you ever seen those smoking deals for printers at $49.95 at a department store?  Buyer beware!  These printers are often "cash cows" where the ink cartridges cost more than DOUBLE the cost of the printer.  In addition, the ink that comes with any printer is only a sample.  This means the starter cartridges are only 20% or so full.  Don't be fooled by the cheap price tag, you may end up paying $80.00 to print only 200 pages... ($0.40 per page.  WAY too much!).

If you have questions about what method of printing to choose and can't decide, contact us at anytime!  We are here to help!

Prairie Laser Ink and Toner are your Trusted Saskatoon printer ink and toner suppliers- check out their listing for more rave reviews! 


Prairie Laser Ink and Toner are Trusted Saskatoon Printer ink and toner suppliers

The Trusted team are thrilled to welcome Prairie Laser Ink and Toner Supply Inc, our newest partner to the Trusted Saskatoon directory of excellence!  Prairie Laser Ink and Toner are Trusted Saskatoon Printer Ink & toner suppliers  and you can find them in our Saskatoon Computer Category.



Prairies Laser Inc's Trusted story is a personal one for the Trusted Saskatoon team! Our quest to find a more cost effective supplier of ink and toner occurred over a year ago. We had  purchased a new brand named copier for our office. The copier was on sale and we were thrilled with he price. We thought we had such a top notch copier, however, it didn’t take long for us to realize why these copiers were so well priced.  We discovered when we went to replace our first toner cartridges that they were $110 each!  It was after our 3rd replacement that we began to looking at pricing online, seeking a better deal.  The typical big box stores who carry the brand cartridges were all around the same price, so little or no savings there. Then we stumbled upon Prairie Laser Ink and Toner in one of our searches. We were pleased to find that we could save 10% off any price quoted, plus this included delivery to our door!  

After our second order, Maya, the general manager suggested we might want to try a generic brand, which would take the cost even further down to $60.00 a cartridge (including delivery) Following her suggestion we purchased the generic brand and we have found there is no difference in the colour quality at all. A big thank you goes out to Maya and Anton for their superior service and after this we approached them to be part of TrustedSaskatoon.com as they embody EXACTLY the kind of company we promote!  They passed our verification process with flying colours and we know they are going to be great hit with Saskatoon! 

 

Prairie Laser Ink and Toner are a locally owned and operated family run business in Saskatoon and they also service Regina.   Owner/operator Anton Schouten and his daughter Maya Schouten have been running the business for over 16 years now.   They are truly your printer, inkjet cartridge and laser jet toner guru’s in Saskatoon! They have the ability of accessing each and every brand of ink and toner available and if they don’t have your brand when you ask, they will have it for you the next day! They will deliver directly to your business (within one day) and also deliver to home based businesses.

We have to say, not only are they an exceptional business within this city, they are also a delight to deal with as their warm and friendly manner certainly shines through upon your first meeting. 

Prairie Laser Ink and Toner are your Trusted Saskatoon printer ink and toner suppliers- check out their listing for more rave reviews! 


Trusted Marketing Services share 6 tips to get on 1st page of Google locally

The Trusted Marketing Services team have skill sets & real life experiences that other marketing agencies and social media management companies simply do not share.  The Trusted Marketing Team are not nerds….they are entrepreneurs, net workers and marketers, so If you need affordable website solutions, Social media management or anything to do with advertising and marketing contact them today.

Trusted Marketing Services are your Saskatoon Marketing Agency  

Here they share 6 tips to get on 1st page of Google locally:

 

 

“I want to be on the first page of Google” is now the most common response we get at Trusted when we ask people what they want for their marketing goals, and there seems to be a confusion amongst local Saskatchewan business owners as to how this actually happens, so we thought we’d lay it out in layman’s terms. 

  1. Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine’s “natural” or un-paid (“organic”) search results.

To be on page 1 of Google for your category of business locally is a great goal, especially as recent stats tell us that over 80% of all click throughs to websites on Google searches take place on the first page of Google. Not being there means you will miss out on leads, and that means those on the 1st page have a significant competitive advantage. Except how you get on that first page can be tricky, especially if you are in a very competitive category ( Real Estate, Auto Dealers, Mortgage Brokers for example). Here we outline the main points to consider.

 

 

1. You need a website – and it needs to be a good one!

Your website is a TOOL, and it should be out there working for your business 24/ 7 . It’s not just about the ‘look’ of the site, it’s about how well it works overall for good SEO – you need to consider the navigation ( how easy is for your visitors to get around and find the important information) , the key words ( if you are a Plumber make sure it is on your website often) , include the location ( if you are a Plumber in Regina say so ) , choose appropriate images and have good links ( social links, links to other sites that make sense and links to your site from other sites that make sense)

( contact us at Trusted Marketing Services if you want to discuss your website – or lack of.)

2. You need to have a blog

Content marketing is a phrase you may of heard bandied about; in reality it means writing new, quality, relevant content about your company and your category – ideally in a blog on your website on a regular basis – This just keeps your website up to date in the eyes of Google ( as Google determines who gets ranked where, it’s important to impress her and do what she values)

(check out our Saskatchewan marketing blog here )

3. You need to be social

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin, Google + – pick whats best for your business and build an audience for your content- quality web traffic from your social media to your website is valued by Google and if you are spending all your efforts sending people to your Social media as the final destination you are WRONG – the social should be the tool to help your www. not the other way around! If you don’t take social media seriously and do it well you are really missing out on the chance to connect with your local audience and share your company personality & values.

 

 

 

 

4. Your overall marketing strategy

Assuming you DO have a strategy? Too many local business separate online and offline marketing and this is a big mistake, in todays world in many categories online is MORE important than offline, as consumers shop and make more buying decisions online than in person. Your website should be your best sales person, it should reflect who you are & what you are doing at all times.

( if you are not sure about your marketing strategy contact us for a consultation )

5. Online local directories

Online local directories are important to Google ( as they lay out information in a logical manner) and I predict they will be come more so as more and more websites come online locally- Being listed on a good local online directory ( like www.trustedsaskatoon.com and www.trustedregina.com ) will help your Google rankings as it shows you are recognized locally in your category, also if the online directory is well ranked in your category you benefit from that – you can get on the first page of Google by being on their directory; along with the others in your category of course. ( Trusted Directories have many, many other advantages & benefits over your regular local online directories – contact us to find out more). 

 

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6. Google products

Google Adwords, Google Plus, You Tube etc..etc.. Buy them , use them – Google likes when you buy INTO their products.

A word of warning ..DO NOT put all your eggs in to the Google Adwords basket to get on the 1st page of Google – this is not a smart long term marketing decision. Google Adwords cost is going to keep rising as more people enter the auction and you can’t all be on the first page…make ORGANIC your priority ( we know customers prefer organic search results too)

At the end of the day the most important thing is to allocate time and effort in to doing the best job you can online. There is no QUICK fix, this is a race…and it’s not a sprint, it’s a never ending marathon, and you need to keep running and adapting to the ever changing conditions or you will fall behind and drop off your prospects and existing customers radars. Don’t be tempted into trying to cheat Google by paying companies to create splash pages, buy back links or by falsely boosting your social followers numbers….. you didn’t become successful in business by cutting corners, it’s the same way online.

EXCELLENCE TAKES EFFORT

 

Contact us at Trustedmarketingservices.com today, we are your local and international award winning Trusted Marketing Agency!

  

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