What Cloud Computing Means for Startup Financing
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What Cloud Computing Means for Startup Financing

Guest post from Andy Barkett, CTO for the Republican National Committee and the CEO of Getexp, Inc. Before Instagram became Facebook’s golden child, it was a small startup, raising only $500,000 in its first seed round. The company operated with 16 employees at its largest, yet managed to create a product that attracted and served…

Is a Double Opt-in Email List Better than Single Opt-in?
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Is a Double Opt-in Email List Better than Single Opt-in?

The most valuable type of lead for an online business is an email address. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and the dozens of other social media ‘followers’ and ‘fans’ aren’t even close to being as valuable to your bottom line as an email subscriber. For one of my online newsletters – in the financial industry – we…

How The Google Hummingbird Update Changed The SEO Landscape For Online Businesses
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How The Google Hummingbird Update Changed The SEO Landscape For Online Businesses

[Tweet “Google’s Hummingbird update will reward online publishers who put their readers’ experience first”] Do you run an online business that receives a significant amount of traffic from Google? If so, then you need to acquaint yourself with the Google Hummingbird update. The update was announced during Google’s 15 year anniversary in a Silicon Valley…

4 Rules to Starting a Lucrative Freelancing Business
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4 Rules to Starting a Lucrative Freelancing Business

One Freelancer’s Tips and Tricks For Becoming Your Own Venture First, I must make a bit of a confession.  I myself am a wealthy online freelancer.  I’ve been one for five years, and I admit that I have a problem.  That problem is, I’ve found in my experience that freelancing can be one of the…

August: Using Smartphones to Launch Innovative Smart Lock Business
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August: Using Smartphones to Launch Innovative Smart Lock Business

Bringing Next Generation Technology to Home Security With the rapid advances in technology and gadgetry being felt everywhere from online business, to mobile communications, to social media, it is easy to forget that certain segments of the marketplace could stand to benefit from new and innovative ideas.  One specific area that seems to remain an…