Your Guide to Setting up an Online Business


So you want to set up an online business. Many do it these days, where the entire business is conducted online with no physical customer facing areas. It works! Just look at Amazon, who has completely dominated online retail. There are certain things you need to remember to keep your online business safe and excelling. You are at a disadvantage to other businesses with a physical front because that is a whole different side to the business, meaning they don’t have to pay as much time to their online area compared to you. But, don’t let it get you down because you can still make it. Here are some tips you need to think of to ensure your online business is nothing but a huge success.

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Modernization Ushers Food Manufacturing into the 21st Century!


Unless we work in the food industry, we don’t realize the long chain of things that need to happen before food gets from the field to our refrigerators. Food transport may span thousands of miles, and food may change hands multiple times before it makes it to the supermarket shelf, and thence to our homes.

The food “cold chain”, as it’s called, aims to maximize freshness and minimize food-borne illnesses, as a break in the chain can be deadly. The chain is a highly interconnected system of high-tech processing facilities, transport vehicles and shipping containers, which work together out of the view of the general public to preserve food quality and safety.

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Why Every Small Business Needs Online Strategy


Marketing is essential even for small local companies. In an increasingly competitive world you have to be able to replace departing customers with new ones. With more than 1.1 billion websites and growing every second, there is no better marketing channel than the internet.

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Time to Go Back To Basics with Online Marketing


If you’re starting a business online, you need to make marketing one of your top priorities. That much should already be clear. The problem is that most business owners, while understanding the importance of marketing, over complicate the situation. Instead of thinking in basic terms, they get into the nitty-gritty details of promotion when really there’s no need. Instead, it’s time to go back to basics with marketing. There are really only three things you need for your business promotion to be a success. These are social media presence, content production and SEO. Tick off those three boxes, and you won’t need to think about anything else for your company to be a hit.

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Growth Hacking 101: Adopting Brick and Mortar Techniques for the Web


A lot has changed for businesses over the past few decades. In the past, most businesses were set up in a physical location – offering services or goods from a storefront. As technology has improved, and become a more integral part of our lives, many businesses are now choosing to be conducted solely online, and are abandoning the old brick and mortar methods. While the days of every business having a store may be gone, that does not mean the techniques that made them successful are gone with them. Many of the tools that work for brick and mortar establishments can apply to the web, as long as you are willing to tweak them a bit.

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5 Productivity Tips to Get More Done In Less Time

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Ask any entrepreneur or small business owner what they would like to have more of. Chances are 9 out of 10 of them will say they’d like more time. When dealing with hundreds of tasks on any given day, having more time on their calendar is something they all wish they had. The unfortunate reality is that  you  can’t invent more time, but you can do more in a given amount of time. The productivity tips explained in this article can help you achieve just that. Continue reading to find out how.

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Creative Marketing Ideas to Help Build Your Private Practice

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Like any other type of business, a private practice requires successful marketing tactics that get the word out about you, your skills, and what you have to offer. Larger businesses have resources and money available to spend on marketing ideas. Unfortunately, private practice owners do not have such budget or freedom. They have to be judicious in how they spend their limited resources on marketing ideas.

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Relationships Matter: Why Collaboration Is Good for Your Business’ Online Presence

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Building a website and launching an internet marketing campaign can help attract more viewers – potential customers – than you can imagine. Once you gain enough traction and have a steady stream of visitors, it is time to take your internet marketing efforts to the next level.

Doing everything yourself and not depending on other parties is great, but there are times when collaborating with others is great for business. In this economy, the relationships you build and maintain matter. There are three ways collaborating can help boost your brand or business’s online presence.

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How Can Small Businesses Get Attention of Your Customers

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Marketing your business may seem like a challenge in today’s competitive market. Thankfully, there are few things that you can do to make your company stand apart from the rest. Having a valuable marketing strategy is essential for keeping your business unique and relevant. Whether your business is large or small, you need to understand how to achieve an effective presence and become a key figure in the business world.

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How to Attract Visitors to Your Website and Grow Your Business

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A website is a necessity for any business in this internet age. Real estate agents are not immune from it. 87% of people in the US and 93% in Canada use internet to get the information they need. A well designed website can provide valuable information to potential home buyers. It also allows real estate agents to build good reputation with customers and generate leads. However, just setting up a website and hoping that it will attract potential home buyers is not going to work. “Build it and they will come” is never a good strategy, especially in the digital land.

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