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To most online business owners, generating sales and boosting conversions is a very simple process that can be boiled down to this: “simply find what people want and give it to them”. After all, Zig Ziglar famously said that “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want”. Unfortunately, while many of the most successful companies in the world have indeed found that the key to sales success lies in finding out what people want and…

With WordPress accounting for a staggering 25.3% market share of the website world, and an ever more impressive 58.8% of the CMS landscape (W3Techs 2015) it may well make for the most discussed and blogged about platform out there. Yet relatively few blogs tackle the topic of CDN use with WordPress, and the ways in which it can supercharge the platform. So here we discuss exactly what a CDN is,what a CDN could do for your WordPress website, and some of the advantages that this team can deliver…

While many business partnerships in history have been formed on a whim, few stay together if all parties aren’t completely invested in the company and in each other’s ultimate success. I was in a ‘bad’ business partnership. The reason for the failing partnership is the same old cliche: We don’t share the same vision.  We have skills that complement, we understand how to execute, and we know what drive profits. Unfortunately, there is one major ‘flaw’…

According to a survey from the Freelancer’s Union, more than 53 Americans are working on a freelance basis — one-third of the entire workforce. Though it may sound like a problem since those people aren’t available to work as full-time employees, it’s actually good news for the small business owner. Focus on the Core Activities Hiring workers on a freelance basis allows you to focus your efforts on your core business activities. Spend money hiring employees, whether part or full…

If you’re like me, you’re focused right now on getting client gifts out the door in time for the holidays. But what about you? As an entrepreneur, you work hard and deserve a gift or two during this festive season. Don’t worry: most of the gifts I’m going to suggest you give yourself “come without ribbons. They come without tags. They come without packages, boxes or bags.” (Bonus points if you get that reference.) So stop putting yourself at the bottom of…

When opening a small business venture most owners hope to grow their company someday but when that day comes, the business expansion can cause a great deal of confusion. If you are planning to expand your business, either within your same market or to a whole new area of the world, there are steps you can take to make the transition smooth and relatively stress-free. Begin with a carefully laid plan and then follow it as closely as you can to ensure that everything is in order before you open…

Succeeding in business has a lot more to do with psychology and mindset than you might think. Step number one to become an entrepreneur is to think differently. But, in what ways? The entrepreneurs who are most likely to succeed are not those who jump into it lightly or without thinking through the ramifications of their decision. Instead, they are people who are able to think outside the box. Entrepreneurs think differently, which gives them a unique viewpoint on the world, allowing them to…

Consumers and hopeful freelancers from San Francisco to Shanghai are wheeling and dealing in the global gig economy (sometimes called the “on-demand economy”), embracing both a new level of consumerism and a new brand of work-life balance. You’d be hard-pressed to find a product or service that doesn’t have an up-and-coming on-demand component anymore, from laundry to lattes. Daryl Twitchell (managing partner at Silver Ridge Advisors) writes: “The gig economy is developing faster than…

Small businesses in the modern world of business are well aware that every penny goes a long way and contribute to the overall success of the business.  If you are a small business owner starting out in the world of business we have ten tips to help you save money.  These tips to cut startup business costs include purchasing a second hand car v leasing options and running your office space remotely. (more…)

Everyone wants to own a business that will make them the next Forbes billionaire. But if it was easy then everyone would be doing it, so we know that’s not the case. The truth is: Becoming a successful entrepreneur is hard. Over 66% of startups fail within the first year. However, if you feel like you have what it takes, if you’re willing to fail and you’re willing to learn, here are some important tips to help you become a successful entrepreneur. Ask For Advice Surround yourself with…