If you own a traditional “brick and mortar” business, it’s easy to assume a lot of the business tips you read online simply don’t apply to you. The truth is, they do!
Whether you’re a budding business owner or an experienced hotshot, taking some time to read what’s going on in the industry is essential. The internet is filled with resources and publications dedicated to assisting you in your ventures, but you have to be able to track down the good stuff. By accessing BPlans, you’re already reading some [...]
Many of us would love to be invisible from time to time, but not so much when it comes to our online presence. And yet, finding that your website is invisible is a pretty common experience for small businesses. You built a website, you got it hosted, and maybe you even used a pretty template. [...]
If you’re reading this blog, it’s safe to assume you’re somewhat Web-savvy, right? You’re operating a computer, you have access to the Internet. You found a blog you were interested in reading… So, do you have a website? If you operate a small business, how do your customers find you? As a software company employee, [...]
Today’s post is from one of our new partners, Network Solutions. We’re pleased to introduce Shashi Bellamkonda as today’s guest author. Expanding your markets using online tools Chris Anderson, Executive Editor of Wired, said at the GrowSmartBiz Small Business conference last year that once a business has a website, it is global. Small businesses are [...]
I watch a television show called Flipping Out on BravoTV. Have you seen this? It stars Jeff Lewis, a successful flipper down in southern California. (def: A Flipper is someone who buys a house, makes improvements and resells it for a profit) Silly me, I thought that flipping was basically contained to the real estate [...]
This video has been linked from several blogs today. A great video of what would happen if a large corporation was given the task to create the stop sign? I think this is a great exercise in focus. From big to small, companies are trying to make the most of their print and online real [...]
My dearest friend is a web designer. She’s a rather good one too. She works freelance for a company specializing in building websites for real estate companies. Last night she asked me which site I preferred, Google maps or Yahoo! maps. “Yahoo has maps??” I asked her in my Yahoo! Instant Messenger window. “Yes? You [...]