Four steps to keep your outsourced employees happy

This is a guest post from Toby Schulz of One Legged Duck In our most recent venture, my co-founder Jason and I ran an online retail store which provided new moms around Australia with their baby essentials. One significant hurdle we had to overcome was our lack of programming and design skills – we had none! This meant we had outsourced employees sprawled across the globe in locations such as India, Romania, Spain, the Philippines and many more. We delegated everything we couldn’t do effectively or, more importantly, should not have wasted our time completing. These jobs included programming, web…

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4 Tips to Increase E-commerce Sales Using Trust Signals

This is a guest post from Weebly.com. For most small businesses and entrepreneurs trust building is one of the biggest hurdles for ecommerce growth. Not only is another competitor just a few clicks away, but shoppers are extremely wary of potential online scams and completely fine with purchasing a similar product elsewhere at the slightest drop in trust. With these issues in mind, here are four trust signals proven to grow ecommerce sales.

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From DIY to Mass Production

This is a guest post from David Ortiz of NextDoor Design & Manufacturing I’ve worked with many artists and product designers who have needed help turning their successful DIY project into a full-scale, mass production business. Creating the product is often a labor of love, but when the product takes off they can have trouble keeping up with demand. In other instances, they may want more time to focus on marketing and selling so they can turn their passion into a real business. Below is a roadmap illustrating how to successfully turn a DIY product into a quality, mass-produced product…

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Magazine lead times – how to know when to pitch your products

If you’re an entrepreneur with a product line, you know that getting magazines (especially top magazines) to write about your products can result in more traffic to your website and sales for your products. But did you know that magazines work about 3-6 months in advance of their issue publication date?

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Marie Forleo’s B-school – My Review

(Warning: This post is a bit longer than my usual posts. If you want to skip directly to all of the amazing bonuses that I’m offering if you enroll in Marie Forleo’s B-school, scroll to the bottom of this post and make sure to use my affiliate link.) Do you often wonder what the secret to success is and why some people succeed and why some fail, especially when it comes to being an entrepreneur? I’ve been wondering the same thing for many years now and I heard something from Marie Forleo that really stuck with me and I wanted…

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How to use Evernote to boost productivity in your product business

This is a guest post by Lidia Varesco Racoma Last year, I launched typebaby, a line of baby & kids apparel inspired by my son and a love of typography. I was already running a graphic design business, so starting a second business—not to mention chasing a one-year old—was no easy task. But I got some help from Evernote.

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