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April 22, 2013 · No comments

It’s Spring! Time to Organize Your Home Business

See how doing some office spring cleaning can improve your operation.

Ah, springtime. This is when we take to straightening out our living spaces, cleaning out our garages and refreshing our wardrobes. While that’s all good, remember that “spring cleaning” isn’t only for your home. Your business can also benefit mightily from the same sort of freshening up. Read More

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Visiting the ‘Pawn Stars’ Pawn Shop, Part 3

A closer look at the show's stars and eBay business

This is the third in our three-part series about our visit to Las Vegas’ Gold and Silver Pawn Shop, where the History Channel’s hit show “Pawn Stars” is filmed. While the store now doubles as a TV studio at times, it remains a thriving business and major tourist attraction in its own right. Read More

April 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

Should You Consider Selling on Craigslist?

Signs point to yes.

For as long as we’ve been writing about the Internet and all things online—before 1990—we’ve never written much about selling on Craigslist. Rightly or wrongly it always fell under the radar for us. It seemed bare-bones, noncommercial and, therefore, not as newsworthy as its brassier more well-heeled co-horts such as AOL, CompuServe and now Facebook. Read More

April 12, 2013 · No comments

Visiting the ‘Pawn Stars’ Pawn Shop, Part 2

Shop attracts great finds, generates tons of sales.

If you read part one of this series, you learned (if you didn’t know before) what a huge hit the History Channel show “Pawn Stars” is, how the show has become the talk of Las Vegas and that long lines of people wait to get into the store each day as if they were waiting to get into Best Buy on Black Friday. Read More

April 8, 2013 · No comments

4 Reasons to Use Fulfillment Services

Why outsourcing may be the right path for your business

Most people who start a new business have dreams of their venture one day being a massive multinational conglomerate. It will have offices in London, New York, Paris and other cities around the world. While growing and expanding is glamorous, it creates logistical issues you have to deal with. Read More

April 3, 2013 · No comments

Visiting the ‘Pawn Stars’ Pawn Shop, Part 1

Authors go behind the scenes of hottest TV show on cable.

We’re going to discuss something different than what you usually find in this space, yet it’s something we are all intimately familiar with: TV, specifically, the runaway reality show hit “Pawn Stars,” now one of the most popular shows on cable. Read More

March 29, 2013 · No comments

How to Get the Perfect Product Photo

6 simple steps to take your product photos to 'wow' level.

As trite as it might sound, a good picture is still worth a thousand words—or even $1,000. The better your product photos, the better your chance to convince a buyer to make a purchase today. You needn’t be a professional shutter-bug to get shudder-free results. Read More

March 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is Selling on Etsy Right for You? Part 3

Marketing and promoting your Etsy store

If you’ve read the other articles in our series about selling on Etsy, you should have a good feel for what sells on the site, who shops on it and how to go about setting up your store. Once you have your Etsy shop ready for business, the next step is getting customers to come through your online door. Read More

March 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

Get Motivated in Your Business

Regain that fire you had to keep your business going strong.

Do you ever find yourself sitting motionless, knowing you should be working on your business, yet—for some reason—you’re unable or unwilling to get anything done? If so, you might need to get motivated in your business. The driving force that once inspired you to start your trade is now seemingly nowhere to be found. Read More

March 15, 2013 · No comments

Is Selling on Etsy Right For You? Part 2

How to run your Etsy store for success

In our first article about selling on Etsy, we discussed the kinds of things merchants sell on the site and who shops there. Now it’s time for you to explore running your own Etsy store. We won’t go through the process of setting up an Etsy store. Read More

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