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5 Must-Read Books for Entrepreneurs

Posted on May 20th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

When you’re running your own business, you can sometimes do with a pep talk. Here are five of the best, as picked by Midphase, supporters of US start-ups and small businesses… Embarking on the journey toward creating your own business and brand comes with a lot of uncertainties. You’ll receive lots of advice as well…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

Have All a Blogger’s Christmases Come At Once?

Posted on May 16th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

  No more breaking your back trying to get a good image on your camera phone. There’s a new way to get photos on your blog. And it’s free. When it comes to blogging, pictures don’t just paint a thousand words, they draw in a few extra readers, too. In fact, blogs with photos are…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

Make a Difference As a .democrat

Posted on May 14th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

  The web address ending .democrat goes on sale next week. Start the party online! Literally. Take a tour of Barack Obama’s website and it won’t be long before you come across the quote… ‘Change comes about because people are activated, people are involved. When those voices are heard, you can’t stop it.’ About Sarah…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

Domain Name Expiration: The Facts

Posted on May 12th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

  Every day more than 1,000 domain names expire. But it’s not always on purpose. It may sound improbable, but people lose their domain names by accident all the time. Whether your domain is for your business or your blog, losing it can put you in hot water. It can confuse your customers, put a…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

How To Fix your SEO Blind Spots

Posted on May 6th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

Website owners will bend over backwards to try to please Google. But what about the other search engines? When it comes to SEO, we’ve all been guilty of Google blindness at one stage or another. You know – putting on blinkers to work out how to please the algorithm masters at Google HQ.

What Are The Benefits Of Dedicated Server Hosting?

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 by Sarah Holt

You may have heard the term “dedicated server hosting” and wondered what it meant or how it could be beneficial to you and your business. In a nutshell, dedicated server hosting offers the capabilities and resources of an entire server to one business or website without having to share that server with other sites and…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

5 Ways Web Design Can Damage Your Sales

Posted on May 1st, 2014 by Sarah Holt

You wouldn’t ask someone to read a book from back to front so why ask a web user to navigate your website in unusual ways? Internet users are creatures of habit. For example, most people read web site content by scanning the page in an F-pattern. Plus, the average web user only ever reads 28…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

.Boutique On Sale Now

Posted on April 30th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

Stand out from the crowd with a .boutique web address ending… A recent study by ReferalCandy suggests there are more than 102,000 online retail sites in the USA. And this research only takes into account the ones that make more than $12,000 a year. If all these stores were bricks and mortar, they’d take up…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

For sale: .codes and .farm

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by Sarah Holt

Two new web address endings hit the virtual shelves today, taking the total of newly-released alternatives to .com and .us up to more than 60. The new .codes web address provides everyone from computer programmers to the technorati with a way of marking their online territory. As we move closer to the twenty-twenties, it’s going…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

8 Books To Read Before You Die – And They’re Not What You Might Expect

Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by Sarah Holt

In lieu of UNESCO’s World Book Day tomorrow, newly published author and Midphase writer, Sarah Holt, reveals the books that have a permanent place on her bookshelf. Once, when I was 6, I decided to run away. I packed a bag and headed off to a neighbour’s house to hideout. You know what was in…

About Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt is a journalist and author. Her work has been published in the Guardian and The Observer, among other places. After hours, she’s a bookworm, a chocoholic, and a serial bubble bath taker. She’s addicted to travelling and spas. Her philosophy for life is live and let live. You can tweet her at @sarahholt01 or find her on Google+.

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