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31 Percent of Daily E-Book Sales Are Now by Self-Published Authors

It used to be that publishing an ebook could be an effective branding or marketing effort. It could establish you as an expert in your field, help you market other products or services, and perhaps get you more clients or speaking engagements. Show More Summary

The Societal and Small Business Impacts of Economic Uncertainty

If you Google "economic uncertainty" you will find many references to its impacts on the economy and business. But you won't find much on its impact on people and society. We find this interesting because we think in addition to...

Today in Entrepreneurial History: July 31

1790 – The very first US patent is issued: to inventor Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. 1865 – The first narrow gauge mainline railway in the world opens at Grandchester, Queensland, Australia. 1931 – New York, New York experimental television station W2XAB (now known as WCBS) begins broadcasts.

How To Handle An Overwhelming To Do List Right Now

At the moment, my 7-year-old son, Jack, is in camp. It’s… a challenge. He doesn’t quite have special needs (well, he does, but we don’t say that out loud) but he certainly has unique needs, and those needs are not generally met at camp. We always go. It’s always hell. See you again next year. […]

Today’s Clever Inventions

Some of these fanciful are real, while others are still ideas on the drawing board. Rotating Electrical Sockets Hour Glass Traffic Lights Reusable Candle Cat Crib Spaghetti Fork Universal Wrapping Paper Dresser for Dummies Egg Separator Pizza Scissors Baby Scooter Citrus Spritzer Cup Holding Umbrella Baby Shower Cap Armrest Table Mirror Wiper Images via imgur.

eBay Shuttering ProStores, Some Magento E-Commerce Platforms

eBay recently announced that it is shutting down ProStores, leaving many merchants faced with a difficult decision. ProStores, of course, is a standalone eCommerce platform where you upload your products and sell them directly from your own site. Show More Summary

Live Google Hangout: Wow Your Customers (Beyond Customer Service) Thur (31 July)

We all know that good customer service is necessary. If you treat your customers bad they won’t come back, they’ll say nasty things about you online and worse. However, what about WOWING your CUSTOMERS? What about taking the time to go above and beyond the “normal” and really show them that we care. Wowing customers [...]Show More Summary

How Twitter Used the World Cup to Drive Latest Earnings

Increased user engagement around the World Cup helped drive Twitter's earnings in the second quarter, although losses continue to increase.

Why Personal Branding is a Sham

The notion that you need to promote anything except your own authentic personality, opinions, and style is just not true, says one advertising veteran.

A Word of Caution if You’re Desperately Seeking a Cash Cure

One of the main results of the banking crisis that brought the Great Recession was a new law created to protect the consumer through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unfortunately, this has only moved the focus for predatory lenders to small businesses. Show More Summary

Turtle Power Has Met Its Match: Ninja Turtles Movie Posters Draw Ire for Sept. 11 Parallels

Curious what not to do when it comes to marketing your new product or service? Try these insensitive movie posters on for size.

The Anatomy of Business Breakups

Breaking up is hard to do--in love and in business. Here's how to survive the end of a partnership.

A Middle Way

It appears that there are only two paths. To think of YOU or to think of ME. One, I give with my heart too wide; the other, with my heart too closed. There is a middle way. A place in between. A place where my heart is open, and it is protected. A path where I can be … Read More Read my new book, Pay What It's Worth: Building Your Sustainable System for Not Setting Prices.

6 Ways to Predict Your Future Happiness

Everyone is working toward something. But will your future bring happiness? Find out here.

Are Your Competitors Stealing Your AdWords Budget?

A new kind of click-fraud seems to be emerging. If your business is advertising online through a service like Google AdWords, your competitors could be employing an underground service that actually clicks your ads repetitively without giving you any traffic or sales. Show More Summary

Business Travel Blues? 3 Tips For Coping With a Fear of Flying

Business air travel is stressful--especially in light of recent events. Here are some ways to make your next trip a smooth one.

What the Ziploc Bag Can Teach Us About Innovation

The ubiquitous, indispensable Ziploc wasn't created overnight. Like most meaningful innovations, it took a patience and persistence that many entrepreneurs overlook.

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