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How to Humanize Your E-commerce Business With Personalized Messages

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>“Always deliver more than expected” - Larry Page<p>E-commerce websites are no exception to this working law. In fact, e-commerce is one of the least forgiving areas if you simply meet basic requirements. Elements such as site speed, design, positioning, …

The One Thing Your Startup Really Needs to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your startup is not special. You are not going to get the big bucks from investors. You did not go to Stanford and are not located in Silicon Valley. You have no track record of running a business, and your business plan is based on …

Why You Should Sell First, Build Later

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While many startups are focused on being the fastest to launch their product and get it to market, I have taken a different approach - one focused on the sale, not development.<p>For my startup Alumnify, a platform focused on alumni …

Why You Should Let Customers Help Mold Your Company

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you started your business, you had a vision for where it was headed and how you'd get there. Now that you're in the thick of it, make sure you're listening to your customers and what they want your company to look like.<p>To some, the …

Payroll, Meet Accounting: ZenPayroll and FreshBooks Join Forces

Cloud accounting platform FreshBooks and payroll provider ZenPayroll are teaming up in a move that could make the lives of small business owners a little easier.<p>Under the new integration, business owners can link up their accounts so that any payroll expense, adjustment or cancellation in …

Finding a Kick-Ass Team for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q: When starting up, how are you able to recruit and hire talent with little or no money?</b><br>James Foo<br>Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia<p>In our experience at my VC firm Forerunner, we believe there are three key ingredients to attracting top talent to …

What You Can Learn from Family Businesses

For a while, the spread of corporate monopolies seemed destined to wipe out mom-and-pop shops for good. But family businesses demonstrated their …

6 Ways to Create A Positive Brand Perception

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernhard Shaw<p>We hear this all the time – perception is reality. Do you …