Posted by admin on December 30, 2009 in Internet Marketing [ 0 Comments ]
This is a guest post by David Towers
With Twitter riding high, it’s no surprise see the founders using their newfound clout to tackle bigger targets. And what could be more imposing than the financial industry. Along with glass-blower Jim McKelvey (also his former boss), Jim McKelvey has launched Square, the first major development in online purchasing since Paypal.
Square is not the only company … Read More
Posted by Shannon Suetos on December 29, 2009 in Marketing [ 0 Comments ]
With only a few more days in 2009, many bloggers are making their predictions for 2010 and/or rounding up what happened this year in 2009. According to DM News and other online resources e-mail marketing made a major impact in 2009 due in part of how cost-efficient it is and predicts 2010 will still see a growth for this marketing strategy.
According to a study … Read More
Posted by Shannon Suetos on December 22, 2009 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
In October, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the unemployment rate for the nation was 10.2% and for the 20-24 age range, the rate is much higher. The Wall Street Journal is reporting the unemployment rate for 20-24 year olds is a staggering 16%. It goes on to report that employers are projected to hire 7% few graduates from the class of 2010 than … Read More
Posted by David Liu on December 18, 2009 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
The White House, of all places, recently announced plans to allow Wi-Fi service in the President’s home. Wi-Fi has been an extremely affordable way for businesses to attract customers – hot-spots like Starbucks and McDonalds have been using internet access to attract tech-savvy diners for sometime now.
The announcement comes on the heels of a new plan to revamp all communications at the nation’s … Read More
Posted by Ellisa Brenneman on December 18, 2009 in Business Financing, Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
tting first round financing for your business has never been remotely easy, particularly if your business is still at the concept stage. I’m in the trenches everyday assisting clients with deal structure, pitch preparation and investor negotiations. Successfully raising capital from equity investors is always based upon these key elements. Here are the “make it or break it” fundamentals business owners need to account for … Read More
Posted by Shannon Suetos on December 16, 2009 in Business Financing, Financial Services [ 0 Comments ]
Credit cards and business cash advance options are the go-to source for small businesses looking to get the financing they desperately need as of late. Yesterday Bank of America pledged to give $5 billion to small businesses in 2010. The announcement comes after Obama put pressure on America’s larger banks who received large sums from the bail out. Obama says we need to start, “… Read More
Posted by Matt Commins on December 15, 2009 in SEO [ 0 Comments ]
I love this time of the year. I get to spend more time with my extended family and share good times with old friends. But for many retailers this is the most important and most nerve racking time of the year, especially when their yearly success greatly depends on a small two month window.
A large part of success greatly depends on their SEO efforts … Read More
Posted by David Liu on December 14, 2009 in Business News [ 0 Comments ]
The current economic recession has closed businesses, cut jobs, “outed” unsuccessful CEO’s, and most importantly – slowed unnecessary spending sprees. That is, until this year. With the end of 2009 nearing, more and more products and services have started claiming their recession-proof statuses.
Perhaps the biggest culprit in the increase in spending this year is the world-wide-web – in a battle for business, online … Read More
Posted by Shannon Suetos on December 8, 2009 in SEO [ 0 Comments ]
Search engine optimization and other online marketing tactics have been growing and changing for a while now. Microsoft is adding to the mix by adding a new feature to their search engine, Bing. If you go to www.bing.com/twitter you will see tweets relating to your search query appear and the tweets will automatically update on the search page as they are sent to Twitter.
Microsoft … Read More
Posted by Shannon Suetos on December 2, 2009 in Internet Marketing, Web Design [ 0 Comments ]
Monday started the official kick off to the online holiday shopping season, also known as Cyber Monday. The early stats are in–conversion rates for consumers who actually purchased items were up about 14% from last year. Traffic to ecommerce sites was also up about 1 million visitors making a total of 4 million shoppers this year, according to Akamai, a web monitoring firm.
With … Read More