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15 Ways to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment

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Moving people through the buying process can be trying. Not only do you need to reach out to the right audience to provide a product or service they’re interested in, you need to do so using platforms and communication styles they’re comfortable with. Even…

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14 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Business Mistakes – And What They Learned As A Result

Taking a chance is part of business. Staying static in how your company operates means, at best, your firm starts to slip behind others in your industry or, at worst, boredom and lack of creativity ends up costing you talented staff members. But not…

15 Ways Founders Use Big Data to Take Advantage of Artificial Intelligence

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Data analysis options are constantly growing. Companies, especially those with strong e-commerce components, are developing dizzying amounts of raw data on user preferences, habits and locations. This information, paired with the growing field of artificial intelligence applications, means that companies can get very granular…

11 Methods to Inspire Users to Download and Use Your Mobile App

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After a lot of hard work, you’ve created a mobile app, one you know users will want. Perhaps it provides sales options or coupons toward your products, or maybe it solves some specific problem that a user might have, like keeping information organized or…

9 Systems That Can Help Improve Communications With Remote Staff

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Numerous companies have staff working from remote locations. Some are freelancers, hired to work on specific projects or tasks. And some are full-time employees working from home, either on an occasional or permanent, basis. Keeping everyone on task and connected is difficult, especially with…

12 Smart Uses of Tech That Can Save You Time

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Sections of the day are lost, either to handling minutia that never seems to end or from brain breaks that end up eating hours instead of minutes. Fortunately, there are a number of technological tools and tricks that can help stem the tide, ranging…

12 Ways To Take Advantage of Big Data To Build Your Business

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By now, most entrepreneurs understand the concept of big data. This vast, sometimes overwhelming collection of information encompasses numbers generated by your everyday business processes – sales statistics, email open rates, website clickthroughs, etc. – that allows you to take advantage of valuable insights into…

15 Things Your Business Needs to Automate and Save Time

The idea that automation – programming machines and software to operate automatically based on a set of inputs and conditions  – would play a major role in everyday business functions was unfathomable a decade ago. Today, everything from marketing campaigns to employee onboarding can…

10 Tips for Picking the Best Software to Use in Your Store

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Having a good product or service is important. Without something worth selling, you’re not going to keep customers for long. But even if you have the best products in your industry, if your users can’t figure out how to buy what you’re offering, they’re…

How to Improve Mobile App Engagement Through Design

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User experiences are crucial to the success of an application. Design something too simple, and you’ll lose out to other groups that can offer more features. Design something too complicated, and most users will delete the app after their first few attempts to use…

Coworking: 9 Ways to Stay Productive in a Shared Office Space

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Coworking spaces offer a lot of benefits: A chance for freelancers or other professionals to work outside the home or office, surrounded by people with similar temperaments and ideals. These sites can offer excellent opportunities for collaboration or brainstorming, which help you to discover…

13 Ways IT Departments Can Stay Ahead of Technology Changes

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Moore’s Law states that every two years, processing power will double. While there’s questions about whether that rate will slow, what isn’t in question is that the remarkable changes in technological systems — both software and hardware — can leave IT departments and executives…

12 New Tech Devices That Entrepreneurs Love

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Do you want to take live video with your sunglasses? Maybe you’d prefer to power your house through your roof tiles or arrange for a drone to fly you to work. What’s possible keeps changing thanks to a wide range of devices, and what…

15 Methods to Improve Your Customer Base During the Offseason

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The seasons are changing, and with them are the needs of your customers. This can leave ecommerce sites with down periods and few sales. While this offers businesses a chance to retool their sites or review future ad strategies, it’s not always great for…

13 Tools and Resources for First-Time Cloud Users

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Whether it’s for file sharing, customer service, or basic business functions, it seems like every organization these days is using the cloud. Compared with traditional on-premise programs, cloud tools offer a much easier way to store, manage, access, and update the software you need…

10 Ways to Get Your Business Ready for the Wearables Wave

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Wearable technology may not be as ubiquitous as smartphones just yet, but it’s well on its way. In November 2016, Wall Street Daily reported that this category of devices was approaching peak adoption, with a 26.1 percent year-over-year increase in wearables shipping by the second…

14 Smart Marketing Tactics to Encourage App Downloads

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In the mobile-first era, it seems that every business has its own app to enhance the customer experience. While there may be legitimate value in offering your customers an app, you may face some stiff competition: When there’s an app for everything, how can…