Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Online Business

The internet has revolutionized life as we know it, including the business world. In fact, the quantity of online business communication, selling, and marketing that takes place these days is staggering — especially when one considers that none of it existed half a century ago.


While the internet is a promising landscape for practically any business venture at this point, that doesn’t mean that starting an online business is a simple task. It requires planning and is just as open to miscalculations and oversights as any brick-and-mortar enterprise. With that said, here are a few mistakes to avoid the next time you launch an online startup.

How CRM Systems Help Increase Customer Retention

Forrester researchers confidently claim that marketers obsess over customer acquisition, and lose focus on the equally, if not more, integral aspect of customer retention. A longitudinal study by Econsultancy established how marketers continue to be inclined towards customer acquisition over retention, in pure defiance to Pareto's 80:20 rule, that simply captures how existing customers constitute 80% of the average organization's revenue! Loyal customers are, typically your most valuable patrons because:

4 Side Hustles to Boost Your Income

Working as an employee and having a couple of side hustles is a great way to boost your income in the medium term. But most side hustles won’t generate much extra moola this month or even in the next 2 to 3 months because they take time to develop. However, there are ways to get more cash sooner if that’s your goal too. Here are four side hustles to give your income a boost in the future.

Probing Into Merchant Account And Terminal Requirements For Credit Card Processing

You will be better off if you know the answers to different questions regarding credit card processing that may come to your mind, quite naturally if you wish to accept credit card payments from your consumers.

To start with, if you are wondering whether or not you want a merchant account to accept credit card payment you must know that it is essential to have one such account.

Establishing Your Market Niche: Tools and Strategies for Small e-Businesses

The e-commerce retail business is more competitive than ever and continues to get more competitive over time. Technology has made it possible for nearly anyone to set up a website and go into business, while behemoth retailers like Amazon have set the bar very high for smaller players. That’s why it’s so important to provide a satisfying shopping experience and a website shoppers enjoy revisiting.

5 Tips for Starting a Profitable Online Blog

Blogging a decade ago was a new concept. It was thought as a personal channel to check-in and make announcements. Today, blogs are big business as more than 500 million bloggers are online, posting millions of blogs every day. How do you compete if you are just starting out? It’s all about digital strategy, so use these five tips for starting a profitable online blog that works.  

Why Entrepreneurs Should Hire a Financial Advisor

Some businesses, whether big or small, believe that there's no huge use for financial advisors. In fact, only up to 40% of small business owners utilize the services of one! While it's possible to have success without the absolute necessity of a finical advisor, having one has its amazing benefits.

What to Look for in a Payment Processor

Trying to find a payment processor can be a surprisingly difficult process. It’s one of those things that most people don't think about until they find themselves in a position of needing to choose one. However, your payment processor is one of the most vital components of any small business’ infrastructure. The payment processor you choose will impact the amount of money that you need to pay to process transactions.

Why Is Business Website Maintenance Important?

Maintaining your business website is important when it comes to your business image and attracting visitors Alt tag: a person in front of the laptop with codes behind

Since the way your website looks shows how you do your business, it's important to maintain it. Updating your website is crucial when it comes to catching the attention of visitors. When somebody tries to reach you online, the first thing they'll encounter is your business website. So, leaving a good impression on a potential customer won't make them question if it's worth their time. Maintaining the design and information as well as updating the security of your site is very important. Content must regularly be updated in order to reach and grow your audience. Read on if you're interested to know why business website maintenance is of great importance.

Do You Need to Switch to Another IT Managed Services Provider?

You may already be familiar with the benefits an IT managed serviced provider can give, especially when it comes to how you manage your business operations and how efficient and secure your business has become. With the right IT managed service provider, your business can even save money as well as budget funds more appropriately. IT managed services providers can indeed be your best partner if you want your business to be more flexible and scalable as well. But not all IT managed service providers are created equal, and if you are increasingly having concerns about your current provider and are thinking of finding a new one, here’s how you can really know if you need to switch to another IT managed services provider.

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