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Being a start up is easy. Being a scale up is hard.

The first seed of an idea, the ball of energy and commitment, the desire to shout your plans from the rooftops – being a start up is easy. We had a …

“We just gave away our software and it’s frightening…”

After years and years of development weeks and weeks of planning today we finally gave away a free open source version of our Shopit e-commerce …

How This Female Venture Capitalist Is Building The Next Generation Of Enterprise Technology Startups

Jessica Lin is at the intersection of two male-dominated industries — venture capital and enterprise technology. Lin is the cofounder and general partner of Work-Bench, a venture fund and community that identifies, supports and invests in the next generation of enterprise technology startups. Since …

Instead of Optimizing Processes, Reimagine Them as Platforms

Process optimization can transform user experience. <i>Rethinking</i> process optimization — visualizing processes as platforms — can transform your business model.<p>One applications outsourcing team, for example, proposed a clever UX tweak to help optimize a global fulfillment process their company managed …

Innovation

2016 Important SEO Patents from Google

A couple of days ago, Gianluca Fiorelli published a thoughtful look at the Search Industry in past year, and the year to come at Moz titled SEO and …

How Technology is Hijacking Your Mind — from a Magician and Google Design Ethicist

<i>Estimated reading time: 12 minutes.</i><p>“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they’ve been fooled.” — Unknown.<p>I’m an expert on how …

Have you ever seen something so beautiful that everything goes quiet? Conversations and all surrounding noises go silent, you forget your worries, you forget who you are, and all your thoughts go blank other than what's presently happening in front of you. It's a great feeling that happens every once and awhile for me, usually when I'm under a night sky like this. I need to spend more time under starry night skies.

VR headsets, robot balls and snap-on phone gadgets: Say hello to LG's amazing new G5 accessories

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

Microsoft is working hard to correct its past sins with the new Edge browser

A new post from Microsoft detailing the work it’s doing on the new Edge browser discusses the ways it’s trying to build a more interoperable Web and how the company cleaning up its act.<p>For years, developers have had to build specific workarounds for Internet Explorer to make their websites work …

Google Analytics Academy

Formisimo Blog 10 blog posts by the most influential CRO experts

I’ve brought the top conversion rate optimisers’ top posts together in one place. Discover the best advice that each of these experts can offer in a …

Marketing

Facebook lets more merchants add buy buttons to their posts

Ramping up e-commerce in the News Feed<p>Get ready to start seeing more e-commerce when you open up Facebook. A small test of "buy" buttons in the News Feed has now expanded to include a larger group of the merchants that use the Shopify platform, <i>TechCrunch</i> reports. Clicking the button, which appears …

How To Grow Your Startup 3000% In The First Year

Imagine issuing a press release for your startup announcing an almost 3000% year-over-year growth. I recently joined LemonStand, a Vancouver-based …

Product Management

4 Ways To Very Quickly Grow Your Business

Many entrepreneurs think that business growth has to occur slowly. Nothing could be further from the truth.<p>I coach large numbers of entrepreneurs every year, and time and time again I have seen people achieve stupendous levels of growth in a very short period of time.<p>There’s many ways super fast …

Business Strategy

9 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 9 A.M.

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How you choose to spend your morning can be used to predict the</i> …

11 Vital Books for First-Time Entrepreneurs

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>From 2011 to 2013, I read 197 books. I read about history, physics, science, health, world travel, space exploration, the ocean, fitness and mathematics. I read bestsellers, classics and unknown authors. However, the underlying …

Self-improvement

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow (1943, 1954) stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs and that some needs take precedence over others. Our most basic need is …

Behavioral Sciences

How to Increase Your Search Traffic Without Building Links

Most website owners and bloggers dream of ranking in Google’s top ten for their respective keywords.<p>But, many of them are on the verge of giving up, …

Kindle Fire

Shero: How Much Does a Magento Website Cost: General Pricing Guidelines and What to Look For

Posted March 6, 2015 14 minutes read time<p>How Much Does a Magento Website Cost: General Pricing Guidelines and What to Look For<p>— Last Update March …

Shopify vs Magento - a comparison of two leading e-commerce tools

Project Octo

Most businesses want to grow. Once you have a smooth running successful UK operation it makes perfect business sense to look at taking that model …

Project Octo

Paypal customers will today have received an update to their Terms & Conditions, and given that most won't have the time to read them we thought …

Project Octo

The eCommerce platform Shopit now includes delivery route handling features. One of our key accounts handles their own nationwide deliveries and …

Project Octo

Following our recent blog post about VAT changes on digital products to Europe, we are really happy to present a free downloadable guide from VAT …

News, Sports, Weather, Entertainment, Local Lifestyle

Discount supermarket Aldi set to launch online store in the UK- report

Discount supermarket Aldi is preparing to trial its first online grocery store in the UK, a German industry journal reported today, although the …

Former Google Wallet Head Launches Poynt, A “Future-Proofed” Payment Terminal

The former head of Google Wallet and longtime PayPal exec, Osama Bedier, is this morning revealing his new company Poynt, a “future-proofed” payment terminal that combines an Android-based tablet with a hardware docking station, and includes support for all modern payment technologies, including …

Startup Poynt reinvents the counter-top credit card payment terminal

Companies like Square and Shopify are trying to overturn the traditional model of credit card transactions with new hardware, user-friendly tablet …

Cash, card, or phone? Whatever, Poynt payment terminal lets you pay any way you want

To say that the mobile payment industry is fragmented would be a major understatement. Rival companies are all focused on finding the best mobile …