Tips & How To’s

Four Ways to Change Your Cold Calling Mindset

By | Feb 20, 2015 at 10:50 am

When it comes to cold calling, you either love it or hate it. But either way, cold calling is one of the most effective ways to generate new business for your startup. Simultaneously, cold calling can be quite intimidating and nerve racking. When I first…

Productivity

5 Time Management Tools to Tame Distractions

By | Feb 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Image credit: Flickr/edgeplot We’re no stranger to daily distractions and frequent interruptions that constantly make us feel pulled in different directions. While it’s difficult to take out those interruptions, it’s much easier to control how much time you spend on interruptions, and analyze the time you have to spend on…

Tips & How To’s

5 Ways to Increase Conversions Using User Personas

By | Feb 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

Creating a new paid search campaign is quite easy, but did you know how difficult it is to identify your target audience? Buyer personas are vital in any marketing campaign, even though they have not been given the attention they deserve. More often than not, marketing…

Tips & How To’s

Essential Home Office Hardware for Freelancers

By | Feb 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

A lot of people think the set up costs for an online freelancing business are virtually none. After all, you already have a computer, internet access, and a phone – and that is enough to do your job, right? Well, if you have to…

Productivity

How the Agile Approach Drives Innovation

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The workload of any project manager is rather heavy, but this is particularly so in the IT industry, where dynamic decision making and innovation is critical to product development. This makes the traditional “Waterfall” project management style unsuitable for such an environment. So how…

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Your Book’s Website Is Useless without Basic SEO

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The only thing that’s constant is change, especially when it comes to SEO. For the past few years, the buzzword for online marketing is the so-called Search Engine Optimization. The process was a bit simple. Marketers will optimize the client’s site to achieve greater…

Productivity

5 Ways to Manage Your Company with Today’s Tools

By | Feb 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

If your team is still only using email for team management and to coordinate projects, you might be a little behind the times. It’s 2015. It’s time to replace old, outdated software and methods with apps that can help your team work better together….

Data

Leveraging Big Data for Your E-Commerce Startup

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

One of the most difficult elements for new entrepreneurs and their fledgling companies is finding a way to compete against the big budgets and established brands of major corporations. This is particularly true for those looking to carve out a piece of the pie…

Tips & How To’s

New Small Business Technology for the New Year

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

How many businesses have been using the same business technology year in and year out? And how many have thought about becoming more current, but have never followed through? It’s easy to keep outdated technology and services simply because making a change involves time…

Marketing

3 Cool Tools to Guide Users through Your Site

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 8:00 am

By now we are all well versed in watching sites’ explainer videos, those animated recordings that explain what your product does, its services, and why people should buy it. In other words, ‘how to’ videos. They seem to be almost everywhere and many companies…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips to Success for Hardware Startups

By | Feb 13, 2015 at 7:00 am

Succeeding with a startup is extremely difficult.  It’s both costly and risky.  This is even more so with a hardware startup. With a hardware startup you must work especially smart because any mistakes are more costly. Below are three tips that I learned from my…

Productivity

Sketch Collages and Notes with Loose Leaf

By | Feb 12, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Until you use it, you may not realize how helpful a quick note-taking app can be. Take me, for example: For sketches, I used pencil and paper, but recently I turned to Loose Leaf, and I have to say that it saved my day…

Productivity

3 Lists That Will Make You a Productivity Badass

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Saturday, life coach and poet Jeff Zettel took to the stage at the Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to share his three-part productivity system. It all boils down to three lists that help Zettel clarify his priorities, translate them into action, and…

Data

AddShoppers Releases Complete 2014 Social Commerce Data

By | Feb 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

AddShoppers recently released a whole pot of analyzed data surrounding the breakdown of 2014 social commerce. The team took 10,000 ecommerce websites worldwide that use the AddShoppers platform, tapping into the data of 304 million unique shoppers in 2014. To date the platform powers social…

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