November, 2010

15 time management tips

Last week we had an article on how you can manage and achieve all that you aim for appropriately within a time framework. Here we give you 15 practical time management tips to help you get started...

1. Write things down
A common time management mistake is to try to use your memory to keep track of too many details leading to information overload. Using a to-do list to write things down is a great way to take control of your projects and tasks and keep you organized.

The Finalists for the 10th Grant Revealed. Cast your VOTE for the Ultimate Winner

Idea Café visitors have had their say, and it is now my great pleasure to announce the five business owners who made it to the final phase of the Idea Cafe grant. I want to congratulate each finalist for reaching this point. Now YOUR vote will determine who will actually win the grant and get $1,000.00 for their business from Idea Café.

We are honored to present you the people and companies who will compete for winning the grant. Round of applause please, for:

The New Twitter Roll Out


For those of us that rely on social networking sites for marketing your websites, products, services and brand names Twitter can obviously be a boon.  While not for everyone, Twitter has grown in leaps and bounds over the years and today is at the pinnacle of social networks on the web.  While Twitter can seem like it moves at a million miles per hour and be a little (or a lot) constricting with its 140 word text microblog limit, for tho

Getting Through High School Sucked Back Then, It Would Still Suck. Now Building Customer Loyalty

Consider the obscurity of the title. Perhaps I chose it so you would at least read the first few lines of this short essay. Consider also that you’re reading these lines only because I used the word “sucked”. Then let’s also consider that you may, with high certainty, skip the next few lines and perhaps paragraphs to see how I manage to correlate the great high school suck to building client loyalty.

Changes in the Credit Card World Are Near

The credit card industry is king in any kind of retail situation. Businesses simply cannot stay competitive without accepting all major credit cards. In fact, it is currently against the regulations set forth by the credit card companies to not accept certain kinds of credit cards which fall under the same umbrella as a credit card they are currently accepting.

Google Announces Instant Previews

With Google experiencing plenty of competition on all fronts including competition from Bing, Yahoo and Facebook, Google is looking to innovate their search product offering giving users the very best experience possible.  While almost all will agree competition is great, the speed at which Google is offering new products, rolling out new features and changing some of the core ways it searches the web can be headache-inducing for t

RockMelt- The New Social Browser

There has been a lot of buzz recently on the web regarding the release of a new browser. While there are usually several new browser releases each year, this one is by Marc Andreesen, who is well known for co-founding the wildly successful and first mainstream browser Netscape. With Marc Andreesen's name behind the latest browser, many are interested in knowing whether this idea is another game-changing piece of technology.

Do you Joomla? - Building a Website for your Small Business

I Joomla.  I Joomla a lot.  Sometimes I Joomla with other people.  Sometimes I Joomla all by myself.  Other times, people ask me to Joomla for them.

Hmmm?  What is Joomla, you say?  Joomla is the best thing in the world.  Ok, a better description, Joomla is a Content Management System (CMS).  Ok, what’s a Content Management System?  It’s a website builder for the not so tech savvy and for the tech savvy.  Finally, everyone can get along.

Making The Most Of The Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching and with them the short window of vast opportunity for many online retailers. As an SEO we get inundated with panicked requests for rankings before the holidays. Of course that's not going to happen at this point (at least – I wouldn't start organic SEO campaigns now for the holiday season) so what can you do to make the most of what you've got this holiday season? Improve your conversions.