Archive for the “Small Business” Category

Should I Accept Venmo On My Ecommerce Website?

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

If you are like 7 million other monthly users, you may Venmo money to friends and family on a regular basis. The mobile payment portal has made splitting the check, sharing an Uber, and planning a trip to the movies easier than ever. The app reportedly transferred $12 billion in Q1 of 2018, demonstrating that…

Why The Best Time To Build A Website Is Now

Posted on July 6th, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

If you are a small brick and mortar business operating in a small community, you may not realize that you have the ability to market beyond the customary word of mouth system. Many small businesses rely on local promotions, the phone book and coupons to keep business running from day to day. Others may have…

Project Management Tools For Remote-Working Teams

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Until a few years ago, working on a project with colleagues required endless update meetings and round-robin email chains. Thankfully those days are now behind us. The arrival of cloud computing has seen a variety of project management tools being launched. These platforms are ideal for remote-working teams to collaborate, providing real-time updates on individual…

How Do You Define A Startup?

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

If you ask most people what is the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word “startup”, it’s likely they will say “tech company”. This, of course, is a very broad perception, but it’s easy to see why that association is made by so many people; indeed many modern companies have courted…

Can A Startup Be Evaluated Objectively?

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

In the world of startups, we hear a lot about valuation. We rank companies based not on their revenues and profits, but on their valuation. This is intriguing, because by all accounts a startup valuation is far from an exact science. So when you hear, for example, that a company like WeWork has a valuation…

Is the Shared Office Space Industry Profitable?

Posted on August 11th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

A popular analogy for all the money, hype and optimism that has come amidst the Silicon Valley startup boom is the California gold rush of the 1800s. As any student of history knows, one of the biggest legacies of the gold rush was the entrepreneurial ventures that sprouted up to serve the needs of gold…

Lessons to Learn from Failed Internet Startups

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by Neil Cumins

The internet has only been an established part of our lives since the late 1990s, yet it’s already claimed innumerable corporate failures. The demise of high-profile brands like Webvan, Overto and eToys is often attributed to a recurring handful of reasons. As a result, the back stories of these failed creations can help today’s online…

5 Reasons Why Ecommerce Might Be Perfect For You

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by Kelly Kirkham

We’ve all dreamt of being our own bosses, giving up the 9 to 5 rat race to chase our dreams. Here are 5 reasons why ecommerce might be perfect for you and how Midphase can help.

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