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5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Google AdWords

Posted on March 27th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

Jason Stevens looks at 5 ways you can maximize the effectiveness of Google AdWords… If you have just launched a new website it will take a few months before organic traffic from search engines picks up in line with your content marketing efforts. However, Google AdWords provides a short-term route to quickly generating more traffic…

6 Tips For Work-From-Home Moms Of Young Kids

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

Emilie DeCoursey gives her tips on juggling a home business and a tot. As a work-from-home mom of a young, active and very curious little girl I’ve definitely been challenged beyond what I could’ve ever expected in trying to juggle it all. Though I’m by no means an expert at keeping it all together, I…

Five Ways To Improve Website Usability

Posted on March 18th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

You could write a thesis on user experience or UX, but these 5 short-cuts should help if you’ve not got time… Every year, millions of dollars are spent on testing how people navigate websites,  in the hope of making home pages more user-friendly and relevant.  Search giants like Google, for example, will tell you that,…

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…

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.

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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…

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