5 Ways to Market Your Internet Business on a Shoestring Budget

Marketing is one of the areas of business in which it doesn't always pay to cut corners. Customers aren't free, and they don't always come easy, so a refined marketing strategy may be the only way to help your business grow and succeed. This is especially true for internet businesses, as the lack of a brick-and-mortar location deprives you of real world exposure. However, there are ways to market your internet business effectively without breaking your budget. (more…)
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5 Advantages to Making Your Website Mobile-Friendly

Day by day, mobile web access is becoming more prevalent all over the world. People everywhere are trading in their old flip phones and bricks for the sleek and streamlined smart phone with its unprecedented power and enhanced capabilities. Mobile phones are no longer just used for calls and text messages--they are now fully capable of web browsing, but many webmasters are dragging their feet in the face of this progress. Consider these advantages to making your site mobile friendly, and get on ...
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6 Ways To Save Your Business Money on the Electricity Bill

Running a business is expensive. Saving money anywhere is the goal of any business owner. Many small business owners find that their electricity bill tends to creep up alarmingly unless they take proactive efforts to control energy usage. You can also educate your employees to integrate energy savings into their workday to help you save money and help preserve the environment.   Turn Off Lights Not In Use Turn off lights and other appliances not in use. In many cases, areas of your bus...
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5 Ways for E-Commerce Merchants to Utilize Google+

Social media marketing is growing more popular every day as businesses begin to recognize the huge potential that lies in this area of the internet. Google+ may not be the most widely used social network in the fold, but its unique capabilities, and connection to the world's most prominent search engine, make it a valuable resource. Make the most of Google+ to help build your e-commerce business and stay ahead of the curve. (more…)
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5 Apps to Help You Keep Track of Your Business Revenue

Running a business requires a massive amount of effort, but there are many tools available to aid in certain critical components of your business endeavor. One such critical component is in tracking revenues on a daily, weekly, monthly, and annual basis. It is important to many owners to have real-time revenue updates, and it’s certainly important for all business owners to review their revenue status on at least a monthly basis. There are some fantastic applications available for trackin...
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Generate Customers for Life: Secrets of a Multi-Billion Dollar Company

When some business owners reflect on the phenomenal success of businesses like Nordstrom, the well-known 108-year-old brand which will make and estimated $8 billion this year, they usually don’t understand the reasons for that success. They probably think the reasons for the success are high profit margins, low employee wages and benefits, or more advertising. According to Robert Spector, best-selling author and international speaker and author of <u>The Nordstrom Way to Customer Servic...
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The Most Common Obstacles When Starting a Home Business

The internet has truly democratized the world of business. Anyone with a computer, a solid broadband connection, a good idea and the determination to see it through can create a profitable business right from the comfort of home. Thousands of people every year give up the rat race of the traditional work environment to set their own schedule and be their own boss in an online startup. It's incredibly liberating, financially viable, and can seriously increase your quality of life. However, it isn...
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5 Tips for Training Virtual Employees

As more companies are exploring the benefits of telecommuting, with that comes to huge responsibility of properly training their virtual employees. Even when you have individuals working from home, you still want to make sure that they are well-equipped to do their jobs and that they feel a sense of connection to the other individuals who work for your business. (more…)
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Managing Your Inventory on a Small Business Budget

When you are running a small business, saying that you have limited resources is an understatement. Large domestic and multinational corporations have huge budgets because they earn sizable profits. You, as a small business, have limited customers and must learn how to operate on a small business budget. When you order products from your vendors it costs you money. In addition to the initial investment to buy inventory, storing and maintaining your inventory will also cost you money in overhead ...
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How to Work From Home As a Freelance Web Developer

When you're trying to figure out how you're going to go about getting started with your next career, things can definitely be a little intimidating. Whether you're just getting started, or are looking for some kind of change in your professional life, there are a lot of reasons that we might find ourselves thinking about something of a change in direction. These days, there are so many options that you can pursue when it comes to earning yourself a living, and many of them can even be done from ...
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