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From Startup Store To Successful Start In 4 Steps

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Having a shop, like a physical shop, one you can waltz into and buy tidbits from, was once considered a massive advantage. It was the only way a retail brand could be successful. But that’s all changed. Nowadays, the biggest success stories are the ones that burst onto the scene through the internet; the ones that new the future was all about e-commerce.

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Amazon, ASOS, Mr Porter, Pretty Little Thing and all these massive brands that began as nothing more than a dot-com idea. But the really good news is, well, the e-commerce explosion isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Of course, you can only hope to see results if you approach this opportunity the right way.

To help you with this, we put our brain cells together and came up with some top tips and bits of advice to ensure your venture into the realm of e-commerce is as a successful as your dreams hope it to be:


Common Networking Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

No matter what stage in your career you are at, marketing is pivotal. No matter whether you are starting your first online business or your company has been up and running for several years now, you need to make the most of all leads that present themselves. The Internet has changed the face of networking. If you are to master this important art and take your online business to the next level, you need to make sure you avoid the common mistakes that a lot of people make, which are covered in further detail below…

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Five Ways To Enhance Your Business Performance

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Getting an idea for a business opportunity or turning your hobby into a success can be an exciting adventure to embark on. It takes a lot of work and dedication to get you to where you need to be, but once your business is created and generating sales you only want to enhance the performance of it, am I right? So I thought I would share with you some of the best ways you could do that to move your business forward.


Starting a Small Business? A Look at Where to Spend and Where to Save

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Starting your own business is tremendously exciting. It’s your chance to avoid the mistakes that you’ve seen others make, to do things your way, to make something for yourself and your family and to work hours and times to suit you. For many, it’s a dream come true, and it’s thought that up to 82% of young people would like to avoid traditional employment and start their own business.


The Secret To Making Money Online (Hint- It’s All About Keeping Your Customers Happy)

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,Most businesses that make money online are selling a product, either directly as a service or physical item, or indirectly by providing interesting content which then attracts paid advertising.  That means at some point in the chain there is a customer or consumer that needs to be kept as happy as possible. The reason for this is that these guys are the one that essentially pays for your profits, and without their spending, your business can’t succeed. With that in mind, check out our guide below on how to ensure you online revenue is decent by keeping your customers happy.


How To Start A Part Time Online Business Whilst On Maternity Leave

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I’d always had the urge to start my own business.

When I was on maternity leave, that urge became so strong, I made the leap. I left my well paid, full time job, and jumped into the unknown.

Whilst it’s been one of the best decisions I have ever made, it hasn’t been plain sailing. So I wanted to use this blog post to give you some honest thoughts about what it’s like to run a business when you’re on maternity leave (or simply when you have a young family), and how to go about starting your own part time business.


How To Come Up With The Perfect Startup Business Idea

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Since starting my business, THE most important thing I’ve learned so far is this:

An OK idea with a fantastic execution is far better than a GREAT idea with an OK execution. 

Traditional startup philosophy starts with the assumption that a successful business is down to having an original idea. And if we look at some of the successful startups in past decades, that seems to ring true, doesn’t it? I mean, who wouldn’t have wanted to be the one to have thought of the idea for Facebook, for example?

But is this really true? Let’s challenge this assumption for a minute.


A Simple And Smart Way To Test Out Your Business Startup Idea

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Common advice about launching a startup is to spread the word as much as you possibly can prior to the big day. But what I’m going to explain in this blog post is why that approach could be a mistake, and I’m going to suggest a pretty strange alternative strategy but one that can be very effective. It involves a bit of help from your closest friends.


Inspiring entrepreneurial women series – Ellie

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315380_10151003421656067_2142316614_nIn the second of my series interviewing female entrepreneurs who’ve taken that big step of starting their own business, I spoke to Ellie, Director of Ellie also has a blog at talking about her journey to self-employment. You can also find Ellie on twitter as @EllieExhibition, and she has a list on there (inspiration) outlining the seminars and workshops she attends.


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