5 great comparison reviews of leading services for startups

Entrepreneurs inevitably find themselves faced with important decisions about which services and technologies are the best ones to meet the demands of their new business.

It can be a real tiresome chore sifting through the mountain of competing services to find the ones that actually deliver on their promises.

This can make, for example, a seemingly simple task like finding the right Web hosting service a frustrating and time-consuming ordeal.

3 tips on how to pitch a startup to investors

I recently attended the final round of pitches for twelve early stage, local tech startups, and was privileged to witness a new generation of exciting and energetic entrepreneurs.

While everyone there had already been through a few selection rounds involving applications, business plans and interviews, this was the first time there was real face time with all stakeholders.

Top startup tips

Every year the relentless march of new technologies and services aimed at startups changes the business landscape.

As an entrepreneur, or SME owner looking to expand, it's important to know about emerging trends & technologies (and services) in order to make the most cost-effective and productive decisions.

What's most interesting about 2016 is that it is a year in which two huge changes (cloud & mobile) start to reach maturity.

10 fun side gigs you can do online

Making money on the side can be a lot of fun (with the right idea), even if it isn't as easy as most people would like.

5 top work-from-home ideas (plus 5 awesome bonus ideas)

Coming up with a great small business idea that is free (or very low cost), and easy to start from home, is the first step to making money - but you have to think outside the box.

The Internet is well suited to starting out of a home office (or garage), and, fortunately, it no longer takes much money or time to start a website.

But, if your spidey senses are tingling because you don't know much about online business, don't panic. This is 2013, and reliable, super cheap (or completely free) website builders and Web hosts are everywhere.

Get Web Hosting (with free advertising, site builder & domain)

Cheap (almost free) hosting that guarantees 99.9% up-time, offers 24-hour support, provides free domain registration, and includes free advertising is now available from Yahoo!

While Yahoo! hosting for small business isn't quite free, you definitely get far more value than the $2.27 (subject to conditions) per month price tag would suggest.

Free Business Plan for Online Startups

Starting out with a great business plan is especially important for online startups (like blogs, professional sites & eCommerce stores) because knowledge and understanding rule the highly competitive Web based economy.

Thinking about working from home?

A lot of people are looking for work at home jobs or home business ideas in order to generate revenue, on the side, or in their spare time - to make ends meet.

In fact, the current economic recession/depression has led to some startling changes in the way Americans look at how they make money.

According to search data from Google Trends, entrepreneurs in the U.S have switched from looking to start home based or small enterprises, and are now focusing on find work from home opportunities instead.

Create a website Google loves

Everyone creating a website, regardless of whether it is a blog, professional site, or shopping cart, should keep Google and SEO in mind right from the start.

Almost every aspect of building a site from choosing a domain, Web hosting company, website builder or CMS, Web design, through to page layout and color scheme, can affect the way Google ranks a site.

Top 5 tools & services every startup should use

Starting a small business is a lot of work so it is important to find and use the right tools and services that can help to save time and money during the startup phase.

Generating a stable flow of cash is one of the most important goals for any startup - especially online ones.

This makes it an imperative to get to the stage where you're able to find and convert people into paying clients and customers as fast as possible.