Startup E-Commerce Website Mistakes to Avoid

Starting an online business is much easier when you have tools, like pre-made themes, applications and other plug-ins. However, this doesn't mean that you still can't make mistakes. When it comes down to it, the online shopping experience has been broken down, distilled and simplified over the last five to six years - and it still has a long way to go - but it has reached a point where there is a definitive standard. While your website and e-commerce store can be aesthetically unique, it must st...
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5 Ways That a MBA Can Help You Start and Manage Your Home Internet Business

If you've always had your sights set on starting your own online business, you might have wondered if getting a Master of Business Administration can help you to make it successful; especially being that there are so many internet companies to compete with. Yet because of how much an MBA can cost (sometimes well into six-figures), we can certainly understand why you may be a bit hesitant about enrolling for fear that the debt that you will incur may not prove to be worth the investment. (more&he...
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How to Start a Home-Based Manufacturing Business on the Web

You might normally think that starting a manufacturing business will require you to rent a warehouse in an industrial neighborhood to produce and store your product. But these days there are other options that allow you to start on a smaller (and more affordable) scale. If, for example, you have started selling something you make locally, to neighbors or through boutique stores, and you want to expand your business, you might want to think about starting a website in order to reach a larger audi...
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5 Tips for Starting and Growing Your Online Business

If you are at all in tune with what's happening in modern technology, then you're probably aware that the online arena is rife with opportunities for enterprising go-getters like yourself to start a career and make some money with a business that operates solely in virtual space. The benefits of creating such a business include the ability to avoid the high overhead costs that tank many new businesses (lease, utilities, staff, etc.), the opportunity to connect with a worldwide community of poten...
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5 Ways to Lower the Electric Bill for Your Home Business

If you're someone who happens to work out of your home, one thing that you may not have stopped to think about is the fact that while other people are working in an office setting, you are spending business hours at your house. And while that tends to bring a lot of benefits and conveniences, if there's one area where it can tend to pose a bit of a challenge, it would be when it comes to your electricity bills. That's because while everyone else is out using their employer's electricity, you are...
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5 Places to Find Inexpensive Furniture and Equipment for Your Home Office

Office furniture and equipment can really start to add up. Depending on the size of your home business it can be one of your biggest costs. Furniture costs are usually a one time fixed cost, but when it comes to office equipment it's a whole new ball game. For instance, you don't only need a printer and fax machine, but also reams of paper, ink cartridges (color and black & white), toner and more. In addition, you will need pens, miscellaneous items, and customized letterhead - the list is e...
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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Starting a Home Based Business

Thousands of Americans are now taking the economic slowdown as a sign to leave the corporate world and go into business for themselves. Although a recession isn't the best time to start a business, there may never be a perfect time. And if you have a great idea, several years of experience and the drive to turn your dream into a reality, you've got a great chance to be successful. Most new businesses must start out being run out of a home office, just by the nature of the beast. You probably don...
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5 Ways to Get Free Press Coverage for Your Home Based Business

Home based businesses are at a slight disadvantage, because they aren't typically in the center of the action. This leaves home business owners having to strive harder and harder to get press coverage for their products and services. In addition, sponsored placement isn't trusted and isn't as effective as an organic article with legitimate writerly interest. However, if you have an interesting product or service that stands out from all the rest, you should have no problem drumming up a little c...
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5 Easy Ways to Break Up the Day When You Work From Home

There's no denying the many benefits of working from home, but before long you'll start to notice that confining yourself to your home office all day can feel a bit restrictive, especially when there are so many distractions and no supervisor to keep you in check. However, you can combat your itch to get away from the desk fairly effectively by scheduling in breaks throughout the day. Even your average office worker takes lunch and regular breaks. And you should, too. Here are just a few easy wa...
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5 Inexpensive Marketing Tactics for Home Based Businesses

When you are the owner of a home based business, you typically have to get creative when it comes to your marketing tactics. You can't necessarily have a grand opening party, because, well, you'd be inviting people to your house. Moreover, you can't really put your address anywhere, because that would be a security risk. For business owners who's base of operations is at home, you will usually have to rely largely on the Internet. There is a plethora of ways to market your home based business on...
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