May, 2011

How to take your Business Online!

If you have a physical or offline business and want to expand your business then going Online is the best option. Being online will not only give your business the exposure you need but it will break all geographical boundaries and you can even sell your good or services to customers from another continent! Yes its true, and Yes going Online help all businesses so irrespective of what business you run, going Online is the best option to grow your business and increase your customer base.

You Can Have An App For That Too!

I'm not a programmer, nor am I even come close to one.  I know enough to manage my own website and not totally screw it up.  I may know a little more because I have screwed it up a few times and have had to fix it.  But making my own app for an iphone or an Android phone?  Not a chance.

5 Major Small Business Trends in 2011 and How Virtual Services Will Help

Small Business Labs recently released its list of Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2011 and it points out some of the trends that might benefit from virtual services. Here is our take on the five trends where virtual solutions would enable cost minimization and optimization of business processes.


Variable cost models – pay-as-you-go approach

9 Winners Take Away Promotional Prizes from a $42,000 Give-Away Contest So Far

Winning! That's what Idea Café's visitors are doing. Each month, a few of the small business owners who have entered the $42,000 Give-Away Contest win promotional merchandise and/or free advertising packages to enhance the marketing and promotion campaign for their own business.

Tips to Help You Optimize Your Website for Mobile Users

Mobile Search is constantly on the rise.  As more and more people purchase smart phones and as smartphones get more and more powerful, mobile search has become a very big focus for many companies. Whether you are a local business or service the nation/world, you should consider how mobile search can affect your business.

Mobile Search Evolves

Motivation is the Key to Success

As they say April showers brings May flowers and the month of May has already began to blossom with wonderful new ventures for Custom Flipz. We have been chosen by Pepsi to participate in the refresh everything project, a contest sponsored by Pepsi that gives grants to the most deserving businesses and people with good ideas, such as how Idea Café has done for me and many others.

Why Cash Flow is King

One of the biggest financial mistakes many small business owners make is focusing too heavily on profitability at the expense of cash flow. There’s an old saying that sums it up well: “Profit is Queen, but cash is King.”

This is especially true in the post-financial-crisis world that continues to linger, with economic growth remaining tepid and most banks still reluctant to loosen the purse strings. Unfortunately, many small businesses that were enjoying record profits, at least on paper, back before the financial crisis hit didn’t have sufficient cash flow to see them through the downturn.

The Evolution of Business Marketing Online

It seems that business marketing online is something that has always existed since the 'birth' of the internet. Actually however this type of marketing and technology evolved out of what was originally regarded as the information highway! The internet in the earliest stages was universally regarded as a massive library of information and did not really become recognized as a communication platform until later.

What Should Be the Limit of Links on a Page for SEO Purposes?

Whether you are an SEO/SEM professional or an independent web developer, one of the essential aspects of optimizing your site is receive high quality one way backlinks from others.  In the past, building links was much easier due to the fact that years ago Google rarely penalized a site that received links from link farms, reciprocal links (never penalized- but hold very little if any weight), three way links and paid links.  In fact, many in our indus

Does Page Load Time Matter for SEO?

Page load time is defined as the time it takes for a webpage to fully load in a browser showing all elements of a page.  Does relative page load time matter for SEO?  Here's a question that has come up on my radar a few times over the last few months.  In fact, Matt Cutts of Google recently spoke about it in one of his many blog videos (link below).  So, with so many people wondering does the speed to load a page affect