Jasmine Panayotov of Proceed Innovative Named to Insights Success Magazine’s 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business List

Jasmine Panayotov of Proceed Innovative Named to Insights Success Magazine’s 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business List

At Proceed Innovative, we have always taken pride in our work and the success of our clients.  Our talented staff is committed to staying up to date with the latest trends in the digital marketing industry to provide effective solutions that help our clients achieve their marketing goals.  Jasmine Panayotov, Managing Partner at Proceed Innovative, exemplifies the traits that have helped make our company successful. Insights Success Magazine recently included Jasmine on their list of The 30 Most Inspirational Leaders in Business which recognizes business leaders that take an innovative approach to managing their business and their team.  The April 2017 issue features this list as well as a write up that covers Jasmine’s personal and professional life and the philosophy of her approach to our business. Childhood and Early Success Jasmine’s story begins in Bulgaria where she was born and raised by well-educated parents that worked for the government.  Her parents always stressed the importance of a good education because that is what allowed them to make a good enough living to support their family.  This is one lesson that has always stuck with Jasmine and it has carried over into her professional life as she continues to pursue growth and learning. Jasmine graduated with a degree in computer science and began work as a web developer.  She became more interested in entrepreneurship as her desire to control her own work grew.  Jasmine soon encountered an opportunity of a life time when the owner of her marketing agency was set to retire.  Instead of looking for another job or waiting for the next owner, Jasmine made an offer...
Ransomware Alert: Protect Yourself from Malware

Ransomware Alert: Protect Yourself from Malware

This past Friday, a worldwide malware attack called WannaCry affected over 100,000 organizations across 150 different countries.  WannaCry is an example of ransomware which is a type of virus that blocks access to your files and demands that you pay a fee to access them.  The use of ransomware has been on the rise in the world of cybercrime as around 60 percent of all malware is ransomware.  The fee it demands may be anything from a few hundred to thousands of dollars, and 64 percent of those affected end up paying the ransom.  However, if you pay the ransom, you may not get access to your files back. Malware protection is important to prevent attacks on your computer from ransomware.  The following tips will help you stay protected: Open attachment files with caution, especially if they are compressed or ZIP files. Do not open attachments from people you don’t know. Stay current with the updates to your operating system and antivirus software. Back up your data on an external drive or somewhere remote where they can be protected. Ransomware is the most effective if you have no other access to your files. Don’t trust unfamiliar links or links from people you don’t know. The best defense against malware is taking preventative measures because dealing with the effects of malware is a major hassle. Note: The above tips cannot replace professional protection and consulting with an IT specialist is the best option....
How to Grow Your Small Business Online

How to Grow Your Small Business Online

The workshop hosted by Proceed Innovative during NSBW helped business owners gain a deeper insight of the latest digital marketing strategies Proceed Innovative is a Google Partner and we team up with Google to present free workshops. The latest digital marketing seminar “How to Grow Your Small Business Online” had received much success as the attendees were able to gain a deeper insight on how to increase their online business presence. Company representatives of different industries and with various target markets were able have their questions answered as the presenter, Jasmine Panayotov, conducted a walk-through of how to accomplish a particular task using one of Google’s tools covered in the presentation. Based on experience, Jasmine and the team of internet marketing experts from Proceed Innovative had also given professional advice on how to increase the website visibility for each attendee’s particular target market. The guests were able to have a 1-on-1 conversation with a digital marketing manager and were provided unique tips that guaranteed positive results, allowing each individual the opportunity to efficiently increase their online brand awareness. For those who were not able to attend, we have provided the information from the presentation below. Here you can learn how to grow your small business online using these tips and tools provided by Google. While the latest shopping trends are becoming increasingly complex, customers are using a combination of mobile phones, tablets, desktops, and in-store experiences to make their purchasing decisions. This means that all businesses must be prepared for this new influx; therefore, in order to keep the business running, it is essential to have an online presence. However, many owners...