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Free Marketing Tools Every Small Business Marketer Should Try

Got big plans for your small business, but only a tiny marketing budget? You’re not alone. According to the Wasp Barcode Small Business Report, 42% of small businesses invest 3% or less of their revenue into marketing.<p>But maybe that isn’t such a big problem. With these small business marketing …

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China’s gaming giant and other tech firms are betting on this new ecommerce niche

Netease CEO William Ding Lei showed off his firm’s new ecommerce endeavor – affordable premium goods – at a top internet conference last year. / …

4 innovative logistics and transportation startups at Tech in Asia Singapore 2018

It’s no secret that logistics in Southeast Asia remain one of the bottlenecks faced by ecommerce players in the region. Factors such as …

9 International Vendors We’re Totally Excited To See At Artbox Singapore 2018

As we all already know, the inaugural Artbox Singapore is back again this year.<p>Spanning over 140,000 square feet, the Bayfront Event Space in Marina …

Washé raises $3.5 million for its on-demand car washing service and biz platform

Another startup wants to make on-demand car washing work, where others have failed. Washé, a Boca Raton-based service for on-demand washes, has raised $3.5 million in seed funding to continue to grow its business, which involves a mobile app consumers use to connect with Washé’s network of around …

One e-tailer wants to start a revolution in transparent pricing

Back to basics / Image credit: PixabayClick. Click. Insert promo code. Check out.That’s all it takes these days to get a new t-shirt, a fresh pair of …

Park N Parcel to deliver Hong Kong, Japan, and Thailand expansion after seed funding

The Park N Parcel team / Photo credit: Park N ParcelYou’ve bought something online, but inevitably, you’re at work or out enjoying yourself when the …

No-Bulls&#! Guide to Making Real Money on Instagram

• 5shares<br>• Share on Facebook<p>Before you get thinking about how to earn money through Instagram, you need to learn how to build influence to drive …

Marketing

26 Inexpensive Customer Delight Ideas Worth Trying to Fuel Business Growth

A base of one-time buyers is a recipe for a sinking business. Your company can only live off of short-term customers for so long — to thrive, it …

7 Search Engine Optimization Tools Every Content Publisher Should Know

Publishing content at scale is a painstaking task, even when it’s a labor of love. Continue reading...

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make money from home and are limited to what they already have in …

Would You Take Out a Loan for a Pair of Jeans?

A new kind of high-interest financial product aims to disrupt how you shop, and how you owe.<p>Jocelyn Vera Zorn is not eager to talk about the loan she took out to buy the pants. “It’s kind of embarrassing,” she grimaces.<p>Really, she just wanted the pants: a special-edition pair of Imogene + Willie …

Finance

How VW Paid $25 Billion for 'Dieselgate' — and Got Off Easy

<i>This article is a collaboration between</i> Fortune <i>and</i> ProPublica<i>, a nonprofit investigative news organization.</i><p>Volkswagen has been hit with huge …

Southeast Asia’s ecommerce startups thrive under giant marketplaces’ long shadow

Photo credit: 123RFEvery day, ecommerce marketplaces engage in a fencing match. Contenders thrust and parry with their pricing algorithms to undercut …

Why Starting an Amazon Affiliate Site is the WORST Thing You Could Do as a Newbie (And What You Should Do Instead)

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Amazon by Jawad Khan on February 13, 2018<p>I’m going to get a lot of hate for saying this but I’ll still say it.<p>Stop …

Oliver Cabell disrupted the luxury bag market, and now it’s taking on sneakers

A year and a half ago, we covered the launch of a fashion startup called Oliver Cabell that set out to disrupt the luxury bag industry. It came out with a range of canvas and leather bags that were made in Italy, and taking a page from Everlane’s playbook, it provided a full accounting of how much …

Luxury Lifestyle

Connected Commerce EDI & Drop Ship Automation

Solutions<p>Why Logicbroker?<p>Modernized EDI<p>Our fresh approach to EDI has made Logicbroker the clear choice for successful brands and retailers. A SaaS …

This Way of Selling Online is the Future of Retail (and It's Often Overlooked)

If you want a quick way to scale and test products, this is your best bet.<p>The Internet has revolutionized shopping. Customers can now purchase whatever they'd like with a simple click of a button or tap of the finger. Most purchases now come from online retailers rather than brick-and-mortar …

eCommerce

Meet Beycome, A Real Estate Platform Aiming To Line Homeowners' Pockets, Not Realtors'

The process of buying real estate has been unchanged for many years. Both the buyers and the sellers hire realtors for credibility. Most people on either side of the transaction are reticent to circumvent the process for fear of appearing to be lower in quality. The real estate industry reinforced …

In-BoxUnder desk organizer for power strips - UT Wire Cable Management Products

Keep Cords Out of Sight<p>Hide and store power strips and messy cables inside the In-Box Cable Organizer Box.<p>Fits most standard 6 to 12-outlet power …

Cargo raises $5.5M to let Uber drivers sell snacks and essentials nationwide

Cargo, a startup that wants to let every rideshare driver open their own convenience store in their car, has just raised $5.5 million in a round it’s calling seed preferred financing.<p>Over the summer we covered the company’s $1.75 million seed round, at which point they were just getting started. …

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Beauty brands are remaking the peer-to-peer sales model for a digital age

No longer the realm of outdated cosmetics companies, the peer-to-peer selling model is witnessing a renaissance in beauty.<p>Remade for a world of …

Advertising Industry

What are the best Web sites on retirement? - Ultimate Guide to Retirement

Getting help<p>Where can I get help?<p>Where can I get help with my retirement planning?<br>• Do I need a financial adviser?<br>• How can I find an adviser I trust?<br>• What kind of credentials should a planner have?<br>• How do planners charge?<br>• What kind of planner should I hire?<br>• How much will a planner cost me?<br>• What are the …

Retirement

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

UX Design

Best of 2017: 30 Web Apps and Software Trends That Ruled the Workplace

Sometimes new isn't new, it's just a better version of the old thing. Spreadsheets, for instance, are ancient—the first software people often bought …

Zyper thinks ‘micro influencers’ are the future of online advertising

Advocacy marketing — the idea of getting existing customers to talk about your company and its products — is nothing new, but as marketing spend has shifted online, a number of startups have tried to figure out ways of making it more scalable. One such company is Zyper, founded by Amber Atherton, …

Startups

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too)

Side projects and side hustles can become million-dollar businesses. Just ask these folks.<p>Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should …

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Meet the Ecommerce Guru Guiding His Students to $100 Million in Sales

What does it take to make it in ecommerce? Tanner Larsson knows.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Tanner Larsson got his entrepreneurial start the usual way: He got thrown out of business school, took 10 years to complete his four-year degree, and then landed a …

eCommerce

The secret to this fast-growing Vietnamese marketplace’s success: tier-two cities and micro-merchants

Image credit: Tech In Asia.In Vietnam, local ecommerce player Sendo.Vn is an emerging force.“In 2016, we tripled our gross merchandise value (GMV) …