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By: Jennifer Devitt on April 17th, 2013

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Improving the web, one struggling website at a time. A mission for the greater good!

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Pay it Forward. Random Act of Kindness. Volunteer. Pick your phrase. There are many ways to help our fellow citizens, colleagues, competitors, friends and strangers. Here at SYDCON, we believe helping others is every person's responsibility. If we all do our part the world will be a better place. This is a message we instill in our kids, so we aim to practice what we preach!

One way SYDCON tries to help is with "Random Acts of Kindness" to websites in distress. Since Dave & I are both active on Twitter, we often see desperate calls for help. From Wordpress sites that were hacked to crashed servers, etc. Many times the suffering individual is a small business, who works hard to try to maintain their own website and through no fault of their own find themselves with an out of commission website. We have all seen the tweets "My sites down, trying to figure it out. Stay Tuned." and the like. Well, when we see this we wish we could help. We realize we can't help everyone. But we do always feel sorry for everyone. So, what we have decided to do is perform random acts of kindness to help websites in need, for the greater good of the internet, one website at a time. Now, we will not be giving away thousands of dollars in free upgrades, etc. Just assisting struggling sites with fixes to get the sites back up and running, etc. We realize that for many businesses their website is the main component of their business and if it's down, the business is crippled. Being a small business we understand that could be detrimental. So, we are going to try our best to help our fellow business owners.

So, how do we plan to do this? Well, as I said we are both active on Twitter, so we will be on the look out for "SOS" calls or white flags of surrender. I am trying to think of a hashtag, maybe #websos, #webhelp or something like that...suggestions are welcome. We are wanting to offer a hand to someone who stumbles, carry a bag of groceries for an elderly person, reaches something off the top shelf, etc. Acts of kindness! We are open to word of mouth suggestions if you know someone who is struggling...let us know and we will see what we can do. Ideally, my hope is that the business we will help, will, in turn, try to find a way to help another business, and so on.

What do you think? We all have to do our part to help grow businesses in this economy. We can't keep turning our backs on people in need. We are proud to Pay it Forward! Will you join us? Spread the word.

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