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The Ultimate Guide to eCommerce Software

Everything You Need to Start an Online Business<p>The <i>start your own business</i> bug can be incredibly easy to catch. One more needless traffic jam on your …

Project Management

3 Things You Need to Know Before You Start Your Own Business

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only …

From Startup Costs to Business Plans: What You Need to Start Your Own Business

"I believe that this is the age of the entrepreneur, and as job security has increasingly become a thing of the past, we have no choice but to become …

How to Sell Stuff Online: The 7 Best Places to Start Your Online Store

The internet is the world's largest mall, where everyone can hawk their wares—and perhaps become the next Jeff Bezos.<p>Maybe you want to sell your …

eCommerce

How to Start a Store: A Step-by-Step Guide to eCommerce with Shopify and WooCommerce

You've wanted to start an online store for forever—perhaps as a new venture or as a way to expand your existing physical business to the web. You've …

eCommerce

The 20 Best eCommerce Platforms to Start an Online Store

If you want to start selling things, it's hard to beat selling them online. With over two billion global internet users, your online store can reach …

The Best Online Credit Card Payment Processing Services for Your Business

Money is tough. Not olden-days tough, where I'd trade my cow for your lumber, or a merchant would need somewhere to hide a sack of gold coins. …

How to Run a Successful Online Store

You've decided what you want to sell, found the best eCommerce platform to run your store, designed the perfect logo, and held a <i>Grand Opening</i> event. …

How to Sell Stuff Online: The 7 Best Places to Start Your Online Store

The internet is the world's largest mall, where everyone can hawk their wares—and perhaps become the next Jeff Bezos.Maybe you want to sell your …

Why You're Not Getting More Done, and How to Fix It

I used to read a <i>lot</i> of articles about productivity. New apps, productivity systems, tiny hacks, or experimental techniques—I sought anything that …

The Best Online Writing Apps for Collaboration

Writing shouldn't be a solitary endeavor. Unless you're a team of one, every published piece requires hours of back-and-forth between writers, …

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

The Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Excel Online

Excel is synonymous with spreadsheets, and for good reason. Decades after its introduction on the original Macintosh, Excel continues to be the most …

The Best Online Credit Card Payment Processing Services for Your Business

Money is tough. Not olden-days tough, where I'd trade my cow for your lumber, or a merchant would need somewhere to hide a sack of gold coins. …

3 Science-Backed Ways to Boost Your Motivation (Even When You Don't Feel Like Working)

I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I'm less focused and I have trouble …

How to Make Mind Maps: Visualize Your Ideas for Better Brainstorming

Legend has it that in the summer of 1994, as the production of <i>Toy Story</i> was wrapping up, four Pixar creatives went to lunch to brainstorm ideas for …

20+ Todoist Tricks for Streamlining Your Task List

Throughout your day, you come across many tasks. Maybe some of those tasks are ones you didn't get to yesterday, while others are on deck for …

How to Read 50 Books a Year, in 7 Easy Steps

Over the years, I’ve developed a system that lets me read somewhere between 40-50 books per year. This system doesn’t require a massive amount of …

Build the Perfect Productivity System with Paper Notebooks and Digital Tools

Apps aren't everything. Despite the plethora of to-do apps and note-taking apps available, pen and paper can still be a valuable productivity tool. …

Excel Macros Tutorial: How to Record and Create Your Own Excel Macros

Spreadsheets are infinitely flexible—especially in Excel, one of the most powerful spreadsheet apps. Most people use only a small percentage of their …

Tagging Tips: How to Organize Files and Other Information with Tags

Trying to find old files is like trying to read your own mind. <i>Where would I have saved those pictures from Australia?!?</i> you think, before spending a …

25+ Hidden Search Features in Trello, Slack, Evernote, and More

Apple has "Finder" and "Spotlight Search." Windows offers "Search Computer." Google, well, you "Google." But when you need to find items in your …

Communicate Better: How to Master Small Talk in Awkward Professional Situations

There’s an episode of <b>Seinfeld</b> when Elaine and Jerry get stranded at a party and spend the night dodging awkward small talk. Jerry comes up with a …

How to Build Your Own Slack Bot

You're discussing a problem with your team and need a link to the bug to show them exactly what you're talking about. You could open your browser, …

Chatbots

Become a Spreadsheet Expert With The Ultimate Guide to Google Sheets

Word processors are simple enough. Write your text, add some formatting, and hit <i>Print</i>. Presentation tools aren't much more complicated: Write your …

How 20+ Businesses Use Typeform to Collect Information and Streamline Processes

Your business runs on information. You constantly need up-to-date info from your customers, your peers, your vendors, your fans, or your employees in …

The Ultimate Guide to Google Sheets

Master Google Sheets and Become a Spreadsheet Expert<p>It's easy enough to list your expenses in a spreadsheet, use =sum(A1:A20) to see how much you …

Google Sheets 101: The Beginner's Guide to Online Spreadsheets

Humans are great at processing images, making connections between words and concepts, and remembering obscure trivia. But we're bad—<i>really</i> bad—at …

Google Forms Guide: Everything You Need to Make Great Forms for Free

Forms are among the internet's most versatile tools. Whether you need a contact form or a checkout page, a survey or a student directory, a form is …

Apps

Spreadsheet CRM: How to Create a Customizable CRM with Google Sheets

When VisiCalc came out as the first consumer spreadsheet software in 1979, it brought the number-crunching capabilities of big business to everyone. …

Analytics