Archive for the “Tips and Tutorials” Category

5 Foods That Can Boost Your Business Brain

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

An army marches on its stomach, and a business blooms on brain food.  by Emilie DeCoursey Any entrepreneur can tell you they have about a million things on their mind at any given moment. It can be a real challenge juggling bills, new hires, customer service reviews, marketing efforts, investments, website issues, and so on….

How To Create The Perfect Home Office

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

by Emilie DeCoursey Just because running your own business from home might mean you won’t regularly have customers filtering in and out, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make an effort toward creating an appealing and inviting office. In fact, taking the time to establish a distinct home office can not only help you feel more professional…

The Only 8 Tips You’ll Ever Need In Business

Posted on February 26th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

The web address ending .tips is released today, as part of the next stage of the Internet’s TLD revolution. To mark the occasion, Midphase has created a wall of fame of advice from the great and the good of the past centuries.

What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Sarah Holt

The ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ of online marketing. Affiliate marketing is the type of term that has new businesses and bloggers reaching for the dictionary. But once you get past the semantics, it’s a pretty easy concept to grasp. Better still, it’s not too bad for your bank balance either.

For Success As An Entrepreneur, Take A Page From President Lincoln’s Book

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

by Emilie DeCoursey One of the most admirable and successful figures in history is celebrating his 205th birthday this month. So, to honor former President Lincoln, we wanted to share some of his inspirational quotes and apply them to building a business today.

Five Advantages of Cloud Based Freshbooks over QuickBooks

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

It’s often more efficient and effective to use cloud accounting software such as Freshbooks or QuickBooks for small businesses (including freelancers and solo professionals) than a physical paper billing tool. However, which one is better to use? Although both provide powerful and specific solutions to entrepreneurs and startups, Freshbooks has advantages over QuickBooks in many…

Online Storage Face-off: SkyDrive vs. Google Drive – Which is Better?

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Prominent technology brands, Microsoft and Google, are now offering cloud storage services, making it easier for Internet users to save, upload, and back up files. We recently reviewed Dropbox against Google Drive in the race for the best storage application and with a combination of Dropbox-like syncing and back-up features, both Google Drive and SkyDrive…

Two Open-Source Photo Editors for Startups

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Should users consider an open-source platform as an alternative to commercial software? With the commercial software, a single company develops the product, and sales fund its testing and development. Unlike open-source software, it’s developed collaboratively, supported by a team of volunteers, and allows anyone to distribute freely or improve the features. Plus, it’s totally free….

Five Ways to Speed-up Your Website

Posted on December 24th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

“47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less,” said Sean Work, Minister of Propaganda, KISSmetrics. Thus, no matter how great your web design, impatient visitors will not wait around for slow-loading pages.   Yahoo Developer Network reports that 80% of users’ time is spent on the front-end, further amplifying the…

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