Have you ever thought of starting a small business at low cost while in school, in the work force, or even at home with your kids? In this article, I will show you a business model that is flexible enough to let you work around the three most common issues entrepreneurs face: time, money and flexibility. Let’s get started.
Do you know that WordPress is not just for blogging? In fact, besides being favored by bloggers, WordPress is also a powerful content management system (CMS). Now, for every 100 websites, more than 27 of them are powered by WordPress. Its clients range from Reuters to the New York Times and Forbes to e-commerce sites like eBay. You might wonder if this popular choice will fit your needs. Is WordPress the most effective and efficient option? Read on to find out.
Developing an e-commerce business is a complex process for entrepreneurs. The platform you choose for your website is more than just a virtual dashboard to manage your online store. It’s also the visual presentation of your online business and the experience you provide to customers as they shop on your site. In this article, we’ll point out an open-source e-commerce platform that has been benefiting over 250,000 businesses to date and what made it the most popular platform for e-commerce stores.
Scammers have plenty of tactics to trick people into giving up their money. No one wants to fall for these, but sometimes they catch you by surprise and you have joined the ranks of those who have been deceived by unscrupulous scammers. Here are the three most common tactics you should know in order to quickly recognize them. In this article, I will show you how to deal with each of them.
Working for nonprofit does not mean working for free. Though the purpose of your organization might not be income, no revenue equals no activities and no followers. Without followers, no donation is made. The circle of attracting followers and funds is a problem faced by every organization, regardless of size and mission. This crossover with for-profit organizations is a strategic shortcut for nonprofit managers. In this article, a checklist for successful fundraising is compiled based on such similarities.
Are you overwhelmed with all the options available for your marketing budget and focus? You’re not alone. We get many questions about the most effective and profitable ways to market a small business. Strategic online marketer Phong T. Nguyen will outline three critical recommendations to help you plan a successful campaign.
If you are experiencing a decrease in the number of leads from your website, you may want to learn about Google's recent update: Penguin 4.0. In the SEO community, we consider it one of the most critical updates from Google. To learn more about how this update can help (or hurt) your business website, please read on.
We all want to be successful according to our own definition. Yet, today’s fast-paced lifestyle keeps us so busy and stressed that it’s sometimes difficult to achieve our desired level of success. In this article, we'll will highlight five components that can help you reach your goals while enjoying a healthy, well-balanced life. It’s intriguing that these five components all start with the letter R. Just as the letter S follows R in the alphabet, Success generally follows once we have embraced these five R-qualities as well.
People are busy and have a very short attention span when it comes to browsing the web. That means an effective website is not the one with all the bells and whistles, but the one that can fully provide the information its target audience is seeking. In this article, website design and marketing firm ProWeb365 outlines the key features which will help small businesses establish an effective website.
Branding is an advertising and marketing strategy that requires self-discovery, effective and consistent messaging, and differentiating either yourself or business products/services from the competition. In this article, we will highlight the difference between personal branding and business branding and provides tips on both.
Did you ever notice how some people seem to achieve so much more than is typical in a day or a week? Have you wondered how they do it? There’s an old adage that says, “If you want something done, ask a busy person.” Oddly, it seems to be true: busy people know how to get things done. We’ve noticed many key characteristics of people who get things done. Here are 10 tips that might help you increase your productivity and enjoyment in life.
Thinking about starting your own business? In this article, an experienced entrepreneur, Phong T. Nguyen, will point out the pitfalls of common assumptions made by new entrepreneurs and how insightful information would have helped them minimize surprises and disappointments.