About Tim Holdsworth


Tim Holdsworth is a business analyst and marketing specialist for AlignTech Solutions.

What Many Local Businesses Don’t Know About Being Found Online

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on December 16, 2015 in Digital Marketing


Today most but not all local business owners know that being found online is crucial for their business. After all, 97% of consumers use internet to research local products/services and 98% of searchers…

What Many Local Businesses Don't Know About Being Found Online

The Need for Local Businesses to Tackle Social Media

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on August 12, 2015 in Social Media


As a local business person, you have a lot of demands on your time and resources. You’ve heard about using social media to help market your products and services, but you’re skeptical…

What's your social media strategy?

Take stock before using stock photos: Five good tips

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on September 2, 2014 in Digital Marketing


Just take a long, broad look at the web and you’ll notice it’s a bit chaotic. To be noticed, and remembered, you have to have strong visual content. These visuals help viewers…

Stock photos or original artwork?

Yes, Use LinkedIn to Reach Out… But Stop Oversharing

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on May 29, 2014 in Digital Marketing


When it comes to LinkedIn, many of us have a love/hate relationship. We love it as a way to keep up with colleagues and make new professional connections, but we hate some…

Using LinkedIn to Your Best Advantage

A picture is worth a thousand words – and about 50 milliseconds

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 26, 2014 in Digital Marketing


Aside from shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre (illegal and not recommended), visuals trump words when it comes to quick, clear communication. In fact, “visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than text,…

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Is Twitter the ‘New CNN’?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on January 29, 2014 in Social Media


Still a News Junkie I’ll admit it — I’m a bit of a news junkie. Local, national, international, business, technology, money — it doesn’t matter. If it’s news, I’m reading it. My…

Is Twitter the New CNN - Media Trends Change Over Time

Do you need digital detox?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on May 31, 2012 in Health and Wellness


Are You Device Dependent?  Here are six sure signs that you need to do digital detox: You use your mobile device in the restroom. You use the word ‘hashtag’ in common conversations….

Do you need to unplug for a little while?

Six Ways of Being Uncivil and Nine Alternatives

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 16, 2012 in Quality of Life


You know things are tough when the founder of the ‘Civility Project’ calls it quits… All you have to do is listen to a political debate or tune in to any talking…

Think before you speak.

Think Local, Eat Local

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on January 31, 2012 in Community


To wrap up this series on Think Local, Act Local, let’s take a look at  sustainable agriculture.  Sustainable agriculture protects water and soil quality, while preserving green space for healthy native habitats….

Think local to help yourself help your community

Lessons from a One-Room School

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on November 4, 2011 in Community


Last week, we took the kids on a day-long fieldtrip to Reed School, a historic, one-room school house east of Neillsville in central Wisconsin. The day involved the kids – and adults…

Business lessons from a the Reed School - a one-room school