Getting Ready for Christmas

Merry Christmas! Wait, what? Why are we writing about the winter holidays when we’re about to celebrate the spring ones? In marketing, getting a head start is the key for success. So when it comes to the winter holidays, especially the oversaturated market for Christmas, getting a head start includes thinking about your plans months … Continue reading

Some states taxing interstate ecommerce

Picture Credit – http://i.imgur.com/Hod89.png Some states taxing interstate ecommerce We’ve all heard how online sellers are driving brick & mortar stores out of business across the nation. In fact, book retailer giant Borders has been forced to close many of its stores due to lack of sales in most areas. For states, this meant a … Continue reading

Bruce, Rhonda and The Update [The Kabbage Chronicles]

Wow, we have we been out of touch for awhile.  I have been teaching dance and really enjoying it. I teach Ballet, Hip Hop, and Ballroom.  I am happy to say that I have lost almost 15 pounds and got an offer to go back to school. Since Bruce teaches at the college, tuition coverage … Continue reading

10 Crafty Tips for Getting People to Join Your Email List

  Is your email list stagnant? Then you might just need a few crafty tricks to get people to sign up. Instead of relying on the same old methods, try these ten out for better chances of hitting a zillion subscribers!*  1. Make It Super Easy Do you have one dedicated page on your website … Continue reading

March 9th SmallBizChat Wrap-Up

If you don’t follow along on the #SmallBizChat every Wednesday night at 8 PM EST, you’re missing out on some of the best and the brightest in the industry talking about real issues in the field. For instance, last night’s topic was “How to go from Jobbie to Full Time Entrepreneur” featuring special guest, “The … Continue reading

How Secure Is Your Business?

When it comes to protecting your life’s work, firewalls and anti-virus software just doesn’t make the cut anymore. Hackers and thieves are constantly trying to find loopholes in your security. The worst part is with all the constant developments they are winning the war! Take a look at some recent security issues that have arisen … Continue reading

5 TV Shows for the Well-Rounded eCommerce Seller to Relax To

Looking for some good television to watch? Ecommerce sellers have some remarkably good shows to check out if they want to see themselves represented in one way or another. Check these five out for some good tv and maybe a little lesson in selling. 1. American Pickers American Pickers exemplifies the online seller’s life. For … Continue reading

3 eCommerce Tasks Busy Sellers Can Outsource

Hey, you got in this business for the excitement of selling, not to get stressed out! As a follow up to our eCommerce Tasks to Outsource blog post last week, we present more tasks you should consider distributing elsewhere. Handing the reins over to someone else on these can free your schedule and your brain … Continue reading

20 New Year’s Resolutions for the Online Seller

It’s that time! Along with any personal resolutions, online business owners need to figure out what they’re going to promise to do for their business in Two Zero Toothpicks. Here are 20 of ours to help you on your way. 1. Go Mobile We’re entering 2011. That means we now live in the FUTURE. And … Continue reading

10 Holiday ECommerce Blog Posts Worth Reading This Week

There’s a lot of great information out there on how to maximize your sales this holiday season, but it might be a little daunting weeding through all the posts in your Google Reader or FeedDemon feed. Since you’re so busy posting sales and figuring your holiday budget, we’ve listed ten recent blogs you should read … Continue reading