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A Small Business Guide to E-Commerce Shipping

Starting an e-commerce business? Follow this advice to help you ship products quickly, efficiently and affordably.

8 Questions to Ask Before You Start a Business With a Friend

It's natural to team up with a friend when you launch your venture -- but should you?<p>You decide to start a business. You're excited. You're motivated. You're dreaming big dreams. And you're also really nervous -- so you decide uncertainty loves company and ask a friend to be your partner.<p>Good …

Entrepreneurship

Facebook 'a waste of time', say entrepreneurs

Owners of small businesses say they are not sure their social media strategy is making any difference<p>Small businesses owners spend an average of between six and 10 hours a week marketing their companies on social media – but this could be a total waste of time, according to a new study.<p>In a survey …

Three Ways Your Small Business Should Be Using Videos

Are you using video with your small business marketing?<p>When we think of creating a business video, often a hefty price tag comes to mind. For a …

Marketing

Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights: What You Need to Know

<b>​The Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights</b><p>The way small businesses borrow money is being transformed. Innovators are providing faster and easier …

Small Business Majority

Small Business Majority's Entrepreneurship Program delivers the information and resources you need to run a successful small business.<p>Designed …

Small Business

MVP

QuickMVP is the easiest way to test your ideas, without wasting time or money.<p>Generator is the easiest way to make a landing page for your …

10 tips for maximizing your startup's exposure on Product Hunt

Making it onto Product Hunt is potentially a very big deal for startups, and a great way to spur user growth. But what's much more important is being …

Marketing

8 Ways to Get Free Publicity For Your Small Business or Startup

Page: 1 2<p>Small business owners for little or no cost can still get their product messages to the public with an inventive approach to getting …

House Tour: Graphic Designs in 680 square feet

<b>Names:</b> Darlene Molnar, interior designer, and Brian Haney, VP at Deltek <b><br>Location:</b> Friendship Heights; Washington, DC <b><br>Size:</b> 680 square feet <b><br>Years lived</b> …

$2 billion Blue Apron, a startup that's a godsend for lazy cooks, will now deliver wine to your door

The wine delivery service is called Blue Apron Wine. Every month you'll get six 500-milliliter bottles of wine — about two-thirds the size of a normal bottle of wine — delivered to your door.<p>Per month, each Blue Apron Wine delivery consisting of six bottles costs $65.99 plus tax, and shipping is …

12 chores small-business owners should pay someone else to do

Time is the greatest asset a small-business owner can have.<p>But when you're working around the clock on so many important tasks to keep your business running, you're often left with very little time or energy to tend to the smaller things like household chores and administrative work.<p>Laura …

7 Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Kept Their Day Jobs While Starting Their Businesses

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This story appears in the September 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Keeping your day job while starting a business has its advantages. Aside from the steady income and free coffee, reliable full-time work helps you flesh …

Entrepreneurship

45 Experts Share Their Best SEO Ranking Boosting Techniques

Does this sound familiar?<b>You work like a dog for hours… days… weeks and months… writing blog posts left and right, with little to show for it.</b>You …

70 Useful Inbound Marketing Checklists, Cheat Sheets and Advanced Guides

When you’re in a consulting or service -based business model – especially in digital marketing –having robust processes in place is the key to have a …

Marketing

6 Advanced SEO Strategies & Techniques for 2018 [with Case Studies]

An SEO strategy only becomes effective when all the actions/tasks it involves aim to <b>significantly improve the overall quality</b> of a website or a …

How To Market Your Start-up At NO Cost?

So, you are all set to launch your first startup in this year end, and wondering how to market your startup to gain some initial interest? Bold …

15 SEO And Social Media Tools We Use Daily

I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say:Link Building isn’t easy.It’s one of the most important parts of SEO, but it’s also one of the hardest.And, …

The Wrong Way to Reduce Churn

MUTI<p>Customer attrition plagues many businesses in the service industry, from telecom and cable TV providers to credit card companies to health clubs. The churn rate for mobile phone customers in Europe, for example, was recently estimated to be 21% to 38% a year.<p>Efforts to prevent churn by helping …

Customers

How to become internet famous for $68

<i>The secret of online celebrity Santiago Swallow.</i><p>Santiago Swallow may be one of the most famous people no one has heard of.<p>His eyes fume from his …

You Won’t Like It, But This Is What Works On Social Media Now

I’ve worked on social media for a few different brands now and there’s something odd going on that no one’s really talking about. It’s what amazes me …

10 Essential Tools for a Content Marketer

<b>Update 2/5/2016</b><i>: Over time, tools change. I revised two tools I no longer use. Took out Haikudeck, and revised my start tab extension in Chrome. All</i> …

Hacking Reddit to Find Killer Content Marketing Ideas

As a B2B content marketer, I find one of the biggest challenges is finding content ideas that my audience are dying to hear about.

80% of Marketers Say They Are Overloaded and Understaffed

The corridors, cubicles and conference rooms of modern marketing can seem more like pressure cookers than ever before, with one in four practitioners …

Advertising Industry

7 Free Ways to Get New Content for Your Site

The demand for online content is staggering. To stay competitive with your biggest rivals, keep the attention of your most important followers, and …

12 Tools to Boost Your Social Media Success

12 Tools to help work better and more efficient with your Social Media. Use marketing automation and social media tools to boost your social media success.

Wishpond Brings Simplicity to Lead Generation and Digital Marketing Automation

Ali Tajsekandar sold his first piece of software at age 11 to a school classmate.<p>“He didn’t have much money to give me,” Tajsekandar recounted. “He …

Marketing

Wishpond goes “free forever” to shake up marketing automation

Marketing automation software penetration is still on the wrong side of “woeful.”<p>Even if you reduce the total marketplace to B2B organizations alone — those that are more likely to use a marketing automation platform (MAP) — penetration is still around 10 percent.<p>MAP providers, with a few …

Fastest Way to Start Marketing Automation

The escalator is much easier than taking the stairs (one step at a time). This quick guide gives you the tools you need to start using marketing automation quickly and effectively. Marketing automation takes time and patience, but with this helpful deck you can start seeing results immediately.