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Here you’ll find all sorts of super useful information for making the most out of your web hosting experience
as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

10 Dec

10 Website Addons That Will Help Grow Your Mailing List
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Growing a mailing list is extremely important for growing a business. The more email addresses you have, the larger your potential customer base will be. Email marketing can be a powerful marketing strategy, but without a large mailing list, it won’t be effective, no matter how great your email is. Why? It’s all about your conversion rate - email recipients turned into buyers - which will almost always be far less than 50%. Most of the time it’s less than 10% and sometimes, marketers are even happy to receive a...

27 Nov

12 Tips – How to Write an Effective Business Plan for your Small Business
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Starting a new small business is exciting and every business owner has high hopes for a new, successful business. The first step to starting a new business is brainstorming ideas. Once you’ve decided on your idea, the next step is to create a business plan - this is a very important step. Every successful business started with an effective business plan. Not sure how to start? Don’t worry! We’re here to show you how with our 12 tips on how to write an effective business plan for your small business. 1....

20 Nov

Building Blocks of a Successful Start-Up Business
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Building a successful business takes time, money and the right branding strategy. Even if you have a great idea, if you don’t properly brand your business and its products/services, sales won’t come rolling in. But if you follow these start-up business building blocks, you’ll be on the right path towards creating a great brand identity, which will ultimately lead to building a successful business. Eliminate potential for customers being confused  What do you have to sell? What is the value in purchasing what you have to sell? How can consumers purchase these...

12 Nov

Essential Tools for Your Home Office
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5 Nov

8 Google Chrome Extensions You Need for Your Small Business
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Are you a small business owner trying to find an edge through technology? Now more than ever, small business owners need to learn to use the tools available to them to their advantage. One way to do this is through the use of Chrome extensions. When you use the Chrome browser, you can add extensions to enhance your browsing experience and your productivity. Here are eight of the most essential chrome extensions for small business owners. Google Drive. Google is promoting its new "Drive" service as a comprehensive alternative to...

30 Oct

Responsive web design for newbies
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In the world of web design, there are always new trends, fads and buzzwords. One of the terms with the most buzz over the past couple of years is “responsive web design.” While this may have much buzz, it is more than just a trend. Responsive web design is a completely new way of thinking about designing for the web, and is something that will likely only grow in popularity over the next couple of years. Understanding the basics is important for anyone who creates any type of web content...