About thebauengroup

The Bauen Group is a Houston web development firm focusing on business software, customized web and mobile development services, and consulting solutions for small businesses. Our team of experienced and skilled developers specialize in creating customized web and mobile application. By incorporating smart design and extensive experience, we help our customers achieve their goals quickly and with lower costs.

4 Top reasons Your Small Business Needs A Pro Website

2020-10-09T10:03:28-06:00By |

There is a disconnect between small businesses and the increasing number of potential customers who review companies based on their online presence, deciding whom to give their business. A website is an essential asset for small businesses because they can help you share information, build credibility, and gain a competitive edge. A professional website for your small business may seem like a daunting investment, but it does not have to be, and the pros outweigh the costs. First Impressions Make a Difference for Your Small Business Many small businesses survive on a lean staff and tend to think that [...]

7 Tricks and Tips to Save Time and Improve Office Productivity

2020-09-28T10:52:15-06:00By |

Empowerment is vital in creating a thriving work environment. When we think about empowering everyone, it is essential to understand what may be holding people back. As a business leader, you could ask, “What is holding them back from achieving more?” When equipped with the proper tools, individuals can quickly reach their full potential and beyond. Here are seven tips and tools to overcome the limits of time, place, and complexity. One— Take notes on any device or platform with OneNote OneNote is a digital notebook that is a perfect solution for creating, organizing, searching, and sharing notes online. [...]

What Is The Cloud and Is It Right For My Small Business?

2020-09-28T11:06:28-06:00By |

Simply put, the cloud is the delivery of computing services—servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more—over the Internet (“the cloud”). Cloud computing is a big shift from the traditional way businesses think about IT resources. What is it about cloud computing? Why is cloud computing so popular? Download the cloud 101 infographic! Uses of the cloud You’re probably using cloud computing right now, even if you don’t realize it. If you use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s [...]

Does Your Small Business Need a Blog?

2020-09-28T11:06:28-06:00By |

If you are running a business website, you have probably heard the advice that you should start a blog. The decision on whether or not to blog can be overwhelming. There are many things to consider. Do you have the time needed to manage it? Who will contribute? Will people actually read it? The fact is, if you are running a business website without a blog, you are missing out on some major opportunities to engage your visitors and increase website traffic, which will lead to increasing your search ranking overall. In the world of tweeting, sharing, and liking [...]

Outdated Website Design Techniques Aging Your Website

2020-09-28T11:06:28-06:00By |

 Having a modern website is important for how visitors view your company and brand. In fact, a Stanford study found that 75% of web users admit making judgments about the credibility of an organization based on the design of its web site. An outdated website makes your company seem less professional and trustworthy. Wondering if your website is looking outdated? Web trends move quickly but not so quickly that it’s impossible to keep up. Here are a few design trends that will age your website. Bad stock images Stock images have been a staple of websites for a long [...]

Microsoft Updates: May 2017

2020-09-28T11:06:29-06:00By |

Updated feature: Company Shareable Links will now open in SharePoint and OneDrive for Business Published On: April 10, 2017 Microsoft announcement: We’re updating Company Shareable Links (the type of sharing links that are only accessible to users in your company) so that non-Office files such as pictures, videos and PDFs are going to be displayed in the SharePoint/OneDrive for Business user experience instead of automatically downloading the file or opening it in the browser. This will take advantage of all of our new web previewers, and is going to be a better collaboration experience for all your users. We [...]

Is Your Website Mobile Friendly? How To Find Out

2020-09-28T11:07:57-06:00By |

You have probably heard the importance of having a mobile friendly website. Your customers are no longer just accessing your website from their computer and the move to mobile can no longer be ignored, as it will impact business. Additionally, search engines, like Google have said in recent years that not having a mobile friendly website is going to hurt you when it comes to search rankings. But what does it mean to have a mobile friendly website and how do you know if search engines consider your website mobile friendly? This blog post will address those questions and [...]

How to Setup Contact Form 7 in WordPress – Step by Step Guide 2020

2020-09-28T11:07:57-06:00By |

Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress. You will find it included in most premium themes. Premium themes often use page builder plugins and have prebuilt layouts that you can easily edit to make a professional-looking website without having a lot of web design experience. However, Contact Form 7 is not as straight forward for beginners. The plugin is popular because it is highly customizable and works with Azure systems, which can block other contact forms from notifying you through email. And with over five million active installations, it is worth figuring out. Here [...]

Microsoft Updates: March 2017

2020-09-28T11:06:29-06:00By |

New feature: Skype for Business Online Voicemail Transcription Published On: March 27, 2017 Expires On: April 26, 2017 Skype for Business Online Voicemail Transcription is a new Office 365 feature. This feature will be released to all customers on March 31, 2017. This message is associated with Office 365 Roadmap ID 55889. How does this affect me? Voicemail Transcription will be enabled by default for all customers. Once it is released, users will receive a transcription of their voicemails in the email body. You can disable this feature at any time from your configuration. What do I need to [...]

Microsoft Teams: How to use the ultimate collaboration tool

2020-09-28T11:06:29-06:00By |

Microsoft recently released its new collaboration tool, Microsoft Teams, as part of the Office 365 suite. March 14th Microsoft Teams was launched publicly and the tool is now widely available to Office 365 business and enterprise users. With all the collaboration tools on the market, what makes this new product so exciting? It’s a lot like Slack- except included for FREE with your Office 365 business or enterprise accounts. It has all the features that have made Slack such a hit in the past few years. To start with the user-friendly interface is very similar and it also uses [...]

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