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Running An e-commerce Website on a Budget

Between web-hosting, security and the many other expenses that must be put into an e-commerce website, many of these startups run into financial burdens that can cripple or even kill the website entirely. The risk of these setbacks sends many aspiring store owners fleeing at the first site of failure without exploring the alternate opportunities available for these sites. Thankfully, there are many low-budget opportunities for e-commerce websites to succeed on the web today.…


Added by Taylor Anderson on September 26, 2015 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Importance of Good Ecommerce Store for Your Business

It is obvious now that the world is moving rapidly into the digital realm. The area of business is not excluded from this path. A research done by Coleman Parks found that 21-40% of business’ incomes are a direct result of ecommerce and that number will probably grow even more in the next couple of years. Ecommerce is also a cheaper option than traditional brick and mortar store and it can save time for both you and your customers. For an entrepreneur striving to retain a competitive edge,…


Added by Nate Vickery on September 25, 2015 at 5:52am — No Comments

How to Improve Your Website Engagement With Quality Photography

Images are not used only to fill in the empty space on a website. They help making the whole website look better. Just entering the website and reading the text is something people no longer do. They want to experience the whole page. They want something interesting, something that will easily grab their attention.

Quality photography is exactly this. Not only that you can find photos that are connected to the content of your website, but you can also find high…


Added by Neil Adams on September 22, 2015 at 6:14am — No Comments

Utilising the Power of Classic Marketing for Your Small Business

Working on growing your business to become big and successful will require a bit of know-how, and of course some good old marketing to attract more customers. However, you will have to look into different approaches you can have, and go with the ones you can afford.

Let people talk about your business

Instead of spending a lot of money on advertising, it is best to let your customers do it for…


Added by Marcus Jensen on September 24, 2015 at 3:46am — No Comments

8 principles of brand building every business owner must know

Ok here comes another rant.  Something else I feel PASSIONATE enough to SHOUT ABOUT IT. Today’s outpouring is about your brand… and why if you seriously want to grow, you must take this subject very seriously indeed.

I do believe the power of a company’s brand is the single most misunderstood and…


Added by Laura Humphreys on August 30, 2015 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Why Add Live Chat Software to your Ecommerce Website

It is no secret today that the Internet has emerged as the world’s largest marketplace with millions of products being bought and sold each hour across geographical boundaries. Online sales constantly continue to inch northward. Worldwide business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce sales have indeed increased by about 20.1% in 2014 to touch $1.5 trillion, according to a research study conducted by eMarketer. Unparalleled ecommerce sales has paved the way for a need for unmatched customer support…


Added by live support on August 27, 2015 at 2:38am — No Comments

6 Common Mistakes To Avoid For A Proper Tax Management

Being an entrepreneur, one of the utmost aspects which you consider is the related profit of the business. Isn’t it? Of course, hard work along with accurate decisions instigates the much needed success for the businesses.

However, this is just one sided facet. There are various factors which when…


Added by Morna Collins on August 3, 2015 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

How to integrate Live Support on Your Website

Not too long ago, there was a time when modifying either a web page or an entire website for that matter required the intervention of programmers, developers and coders who remained constantly preoccupied juggling multiple deadlines. The steps were many and the procedures were complex. Web technologies have become so user centric today that individuals with virtually no technical backgrounds can not only build websites using content management systems (CMS) but also maintain these websites…


Added by live support on July 29, 2015 at 7:23am — No Comments

The darker side of business ownership …

I don’t have time to write this blog.  But I can’t sit at my desk in integrity and not write it. Because I’ve owned a number of businesses and I have been to the dark side.  And when my mission is to set business owners free, I can’t ignore the blackhole that seems to engulf certain entrepreneurial…


Added by Laura Humphreys on July 22, 2015 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment

Learn From My (Social Media) Mistakes

I’ve been active on social media nearly as long as I’ve been a virtual assistant and boy oh boy, I’ve made my fair share of social media mistakes.  So this week, rather than be positive and tell you what you should do, I’m going to give you a bit of a reality hit and tell you my top social media mistakes.  So you don’t make them!

Here goes:

Not double checking posts and updates for spelling and grammar.

You’re on your phone and rushing to post your update before your…


Added by Justine Parsons on July 14, 2015 at 9:05pm — No Comments

How long does it take for inbound marketing to start paying off?

There is a lot of buzz lately regarding inbound marketing and its effects which outpass the much slower economic rebound of traditional marketing. Consequently, many businesses and companies are considering this type of promotional plan, but they still wonder how much they will have to spend…


Added by George Anthony on July 9, 2015 at 6:57am — 2 Comments

3 Ways Displaced Employees can Maximize Group Career Counseling

Rafael, 37, was a laid off IT Network Manager for a small company. Like many of his colleagues, he was entitled to outplacement services and group career counseling.

But he was bitter, confused and panicky. Understandably so, considering the bad news he received. 

On the day of the counseling session, Rafael felt the unwelcome change in his morning routine. He was supposed to be getting ready for work. Instead, he’s on his way to a ‘woo-woo’ AA type therapy…


Added by Michelle Riklan on July 3, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

What makes a saleable business?

In this video, I’m talking to a large group of business owners about creating success in business. And as those who know me will tell you, my definition of success when it comes to business is … to build an asset that ultimately feeds you financial freedom for the rest of your life.

If you ever want to sell your business (and even if you don’t) there are 9 key…


Added by Laura Humphreys on June 30, 2015 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

All Tasks Are Not Created Equal (How to Prioritise Your Task List)

I started working with a new client this week, helping him manage his emails and calendar.  Like most clients, his days are full on and he’d been talking to a colleague who has a VA.  Now he does!  So while I can give him back some hours now he’s not having to respond to all emails, he still has a list of tasks much bigger than his available hours.

Below is the strategy we’ve worked out to help him to achieve more out of his day with the help of some prioritising.  And with…


Added by Justine Parsons on July 1, 2015 at 4:21am — No Comments

Where do small businesses spend their money?

There are 23 million small businesses in the U.S., and those small businesses have increased their budgets and are looking to spend more money this year. Why?  Because they expect 2015 to be a good year -- a year with both increased profits and revenue growth. How do we know that?  A recent survey conducted by Wasp Barcode Technologies of over 1,000 small business leaders…


Added by Brian Sutter on June 11, 2015 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Small Business Time Management - No Device Required

You busy? Sometimes it feels like these two words replace, “Hi, how’s your day”.  So here’s another two words to use instead.



No fancy smart phone apps, no cloud based software.  Two. Words. (devices have their place but those goodies can wait till next week’s post)

These two words will solve your small business time management woes and yes, you’ll replace those minutes … hours … and days that have always gone up in a puff of smoke with quality time…


Added by Justine Parsons on June 1, 2015 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Part II: 40 Free Tools and Resources to Help Grow Your Small Business

As promised, below are the next 10 in the list of 40 of the best tools and resources to help grow your small business.  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to review and make use of some (or all) of those mentioned in last week’s post!  To recap, as a small business owner whose mission is to help other small businesses…


Added by Danielle Foley on May 28, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Does Mobilegeddon Really Even Matter?

Unless you’re Kimmy Schmidt, you probably heard some buzz (or as the case may be, panic) about Mobilegeddon over the past few weeks.

On April 21, Google launched its new algorithm update, designed to alter the ranking of its mobile search results to favor mobile-friendly sites and ultimately, to provide a better search experience for mobile users.

For most of us, the world…


Added by Brian Sutter on May 26, 2015 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Customer Feedback Will Always Be Important for People and Businesses

Nowadays, people have more ways to complain and rant. They have access to phones, emails, social media and customer review sites where people complain endlessly. They can also write those long, traditional letters and mail them to people all over the world. You will hardly ever hear about businesses without hearing about all of the critics. No one can ignore the importance of feedback, which has evolved into a number of different forms today. Learn all of the reasons why individuals and…


Added by Daina on May 22, 2015 at 2:08am — No Comments

3 steps to turning your business into a valuable asset

The Liber8 team held a powerful workshop a few weeks ago.  Twelve people in a room had the courage to look at their mindset around money, wealth and business.  On their feedback sheet after the workshop, 80% of them mentioned the realisation that a business should be an asset…


Added by Laura Humphreys on May 10, 2015 at 9:39pm — No Comments


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