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Holiday Sales - How to Keep Up

Holiday Sales - How to Keep Up

 

If November and December are crucial months for your business you will need a strategy for the holiday sales. But where should you start? What discounts should you offer? How are you going to tell people? And how are you going to make sure your offering is heard above the noise? Here are some tips on how to keep up in the mad dash for customers that is the holiday sales.

 

Think of it like preparing a Thanksgiving dinner for 10 unexpected guests. They won’t get a gourmet meal with unique twists and exotic dishes. But they will get a good meal and good company if you focus on things that are:

 

a)      Within your control

Holiday Preparedness Guide

Holiday Preparedness guide

 

For many businesses this is the busiest time of the year. You should spend some time making sure your website is ready if this applies to you. This holiday preparedness guide will help.

 

It will help primarily because it gets its inspiration from one of the most efficient operations on earth: Santa’s present delivery system. So in order to get your business ready for the online rush, think about what Santa is doing right now.

 

Are the Elves Motivated and the Production Lines Working?

 

Nothing will damage your business more than letting a customer down at Christmas. So make sure you have access to the right amount of stock and ensure you have the processes and the people to deliver your orders.

Resources for Web Design

Resources for Web Design

 

If you had to produce a cake for a party as soon as possible, how would you do it? Would you go and buy all the ingredients then spend a few hours baking? Or would you go to a cake shop and buy one already made? You would do the later, of course. We have resources at our disposal for almost everything in life – just like the cake shop. Those resources mean we can do things faster and better by utilizing the skills of others. Creating websites is no different, so here are some resources for web design.

 

Tutorials and courses

 

Buying and Selling Premium Domains

Buying and Selling Premium Domains

 

In 2010 Facebook decided it wanted the domain name fb.com. The owner was the American Farm Bureau Federation, and they sold it to Facebook for $8.5 million. If you want to sell premium domain names this probably makes you excited. And if you want to buy domains, your nerves may be getting the best of you. But don't be nervous, and don't get too excited either, until you've read this guide on buying and selling premium domain names.

 

The marketplace for domain names is active. And it is easy to make a mistake. The values are usually in the hundreds rather than the millions, but it is still possible to get your fingers burned.

 

What is a Premium Domain Name?

 

Imagine this!

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Imagine this!

 

Think of all the devices that you now regard as normal and compare them to what you used to have. Your flat screen television compared to the huge sets that used to sit in your living room; or your smart phone, which does more than any 10-year-old computer, and phone combined. With such advances in technology we have become immune to how groundbreaking some of it is. But what about those technologies that you see in science fiction movies that seem far from possible? The technologies that make you say “wow, that’s cool”.

 

Keeping Your Website Relevant

Keeping Your Website Relevant

 

Creating a successful website is not just about designing and building it well. You also need a strategy to develop it and make it work. This means marketing your website, but it also means keeping your website relevant.

 

You have to do this for two reasons:

 

  1. To keep the search engines interested in your site so that they keep sending you visitors
  2. To engage those visitors and make them want to buy or visit again (preferably both)

 

10 Technologies and Companies that We Left Behind

10 Technologies and Companies that We Left Behind

 

The wheel is one of humanity’s first technological advances. It is also one of the most unique because it is still in use today. Most technologies that don’t keep up eventually wither and die. The same applies to companies that don’t innovate. So, here are 10 technologies and companies that we left behind.

 

1.      Typewriters

 

The typewriter was invented in its current form in the 1860s. There is some dispute as to who first developed it, so it is difficult to pin down the exact date. What is not in dispute, though, is how important the invention became.

 

Is Cloud Storage the future?

Is Cloud Storage the future?

 

There are a few buzzwords that have dominated the tech industry recently. They include “mobile”, “cryptocurrency”, “the internet of things”, “wearable technology”, and “cloud computing”. This article focuses on the last one – cloud computing, or cloud storage. It is where your files – documents, photos, and communications are stored on remote servers rather than your own computer. But is cloud storage the future?

 

Before going any further let’s get straight to answering the question. Yes, cloud storage probably is the future.

 

Seven Unique and Innovative Online Businesses

Seven Unique and Innovative Online Businesses

 

Are you looking for business inspiration? Are you trying to find a niche or an idea that you can turn into something real and successful? Here are seven unique and innovative online businesses that should help get your entrepreneurial brain ticking.

 

You never know, you might become the next Gary Dahl. His story starts way before the internet as we know it today, but it is proof that almost anything is possible. Dahl became a millionaire in 1975 with one of the most unusual business ideas ever imagined - he sold Pet Rocks.

 

No, let's rephrase that – he convinced people to buy rocks.

 

Selling on Etsy and Amazon

Selling on Etsy and Amazon

 

Selling on Etsy and selling on Amazon is an option that is lucrative for many businesses. It also presents opportunities if you’re thinking of starting a new business. But how do you do it right and become successful?

 

First, remember that lots of people before you have failed. You’re probably thinking right now: hey, hang on a minute – I came here for advice and inspiration – what’s all this talk about failure? But the fact that lots of people have failed on Amazon or Etsy is something your business can learn from. Here are the two most common mistakes:

 

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