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In this article, we are discussing how we started our small business miniROOMZ. A new gift shop with a niche that is relatively uncommon in Egypt, selling handcrafted, gothic-inspired decoration items.Continue Reading
A collaborative effort between the owners of the Egyptian gothic gift shop miniROOMZ and myself, to bring you a detailed article, with practical steps and inspiring thoughts to anyone with a small business idea.
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Encryption systems, such as SSL, create a secure connection between the website’s server and the visitor’s browser. This protects data from prying eyes and ensures authenticity and credibility. Without encryption, data traveling over the web is vulnerable to hijacking. With this in mind, website owners must encrypt all sensitive data.Continue Reading
If you have a website for your business, or your website IS your business, you should definitely give this article a read. A contribution by Michael Stephenson discussing what monitoring your website’s performance mean, and its ultimate benefits to your business.
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While the rise of online selling has provided various benefits to businesses, it has also made competition in all industries fierce. Having a functioning website plays a key role in the success of any modern business. As providing customers a smooth experience increases the likelihood of them making repeat purchases and choosing you over competitors.
Today, we explore the various ways website monitoring helps provide the best service to customers and the tools you should consider using.Continue Reading
How to fund your startup? If you have an idea for a startup and you’re wondering what are some of the easiest ways you could find financial funding to launch that business, this article is for you. A contribution by Amy Reed, listing the 5 easiest ways you can fund your startup.
While the world has suffered a commercial crisis, causing thousands of businesses to shutter, the pandemic has also triggered a huge increase in business startups.
Many budding entrepreneurs and those pushed into a change of career have taken the leap into new business ventures. Indeed, Forbes reported last year that the pandemic had fueled a global growth of startups, with figures significantly surpassing initial forecasts.Continue Reading
As a continuation of discussing startup growth and how to maintain a successful business long-term, in this article, by Michelle Laurey, you will learn in detail all the steps needed to scale your business from a startup to a bigger company, and how and when to go for Initial Public Offering (IPO).
For startup founders, the path to becoming that billion-dollar unicorn is paved with countless unavoidable stops. Startups first have to find a winning idea and validate it. After that, they need to keep improving and iterating their product or service until they achieve the perfect market fit.
When a startup settles on a product that customers want, it will move from the survival phase and start working towards the success stage.
This is a huge transition.Continue Reading
Setting up a blog for your business is an essential step to build an audience and for your customers to connect with your brand. It is also an effective method to market your products and services. In this guest post, by Joe Peters, you will learn the 6 steps it takes to run a successful blog for your startup.
Building a small business is hard, but keeping that business up and running long-term is much harder.
Growing a startup requires having what it takes to go head to head with your competition and actually beating them; learning the obstacles you may run into and solving them BEFORE they happen.
In this guest post, by Michelle Laurey, you will learn that the road to a startup’s continuous success has 9 stops, and they’re all discussed below.
In today’s day and age, it’s not enough to adhere to the old adage of “build it and they will come.” Firstly, if no one knows what you built, they can’t become a customer of your startup.
Secondly, your job is not finished once you have incorporated a startup company. Instead, there is more global competition for your startup than ever before.Continue Reading
Being your own boss and having flexibility and freedom to work whenever you want and from the comfort of your home are some of the major advantages to being a freelancer, but not many people realize that there are also many possible disadvantages to freelancing.
If you are considering making this shift to freelance full time, then continue reading this article. A contribution by Lisa Michaels where she explains 5 of the major advantages and disadvantages to becoming a freelancer.
As online freelancing becomes more mainstream, many people are discovering the flexibility and income it can provide. However, it also comes with its fair share of challenges.
Furthermore, freelancing fits in well with certain people’s goals, while others find that working from home on their own isn’t for them.Continue Reading