Business share their recipe for success. Pic by Christopher Rose

Sometimes the difference between success and failure can be that one thing, that special something, that secret sauce. No-one can quite tell you what it is because your business is unique (you know it best) and, ultimately, the responsibility for finding that secret sauce lies with you.

New Ideas

Start afternoon or early evening classes in your neighborhood that caters to kids/teens and teaches them about running their own business.

Lots of local pubs and bars in your area may want to organize quiz nights to keep the locals entertained and coming back for more.

Companies are always looking for great things to do at their end of year functions. Each year there is a swelling demand for fun activities and events to both entertain and build morale.


Comparing Weebly to Bigcommerce

Weebly, arguably the world's leading online website builder, recently announced major updates to their eCommerce offering, that includes features like a coupon generator, product options, personalized emails, and more.

And while Weebly makes it quick and easy to build normal websites, how does it compare with leading, hosted shopping cart solutions like Bigcommerce?

A look at which markets are most profitable for affiliates

Commission junction, arguably the largest and most successful affiliate network in the world, recently released their benchmark report for Q1 & Q2 in 2014, with some really interesting insight into the affiliate marketing industry.

In particular, their report gives a good overview of the relative sizes of each industry (by virtue of the most clicks generated in each niche), the best CR (Conversion Rate), as well as the highest EPC (Earnings Per Click) data.


Marketing hacks that worked. Pic by Steven Depolo

Every company in the world is obsessed with marketing and sales - trying desperately to get in front of potential cli

Gap in the market startups. Photo by Robert S. Donovan

Being an entrepreneur is one of the best vocations in the world because it encourages you to view everything as an op

Old HTML tables can be upgraded into a responsive design with CSS3 and media queries

Mobile first, responsive Web design is something that can't be ignored because devices likes tablets and smartphones

How to see what your competitors are selling, and why

Whether you're a small business or an enterprise eCommerce store, you should know what competitors' sales are (i


home business ideas

Home based businesses provide genuine opportunities to create a sustainable, profitable income in 2015 and beyond.

Marketing or selling through an eCommerce store, online shopping cart, blog or website brings great opportunity, as you'll see in my list of inspirational business successes later in the article.

where to find cheap office supplies

"Where's the best place to get discount, high quality and reliable office supplies services online?" Whether you are starting a home based venture or running a busy office, finding the right office supplier(s) is an important part of streamlining costs.

Supplying small companies and startups with cheap, high quality office supplies like printer ink & toner, stationary, home office furniture and just about everything a small business needs, is big business.

mobile shopping cart solutions

Mobile eCommerce (or m-commerce, as many call it) is undergoing rapid growth since 2012, and only the best shopping cart software allows you to take advantage of this growing eCommerce market.

The way in which people access the Internet is undergoing rapid change as more and more people surf the Web on the go.

robots.txt vs 301 redirects

With Google's Panda update #25 lurking just around the corner, it's important that sites under penalty from previous Panda updates are taking the right steps to resolve their SEO problems.

The Panda algorithm deals predominantly with content quality, including issues like duplicate content, thin content, and generally poor quality content.

Business plan template

Starting out with a great business plan is especially important for online startups (like blogs, professional sites & online stores).

A great business plan can help you learn how to startup online, while avoiding some of the most common pitfalls that prevent many aspiring entrepreneurs from making sustainable profits.