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Startup Trends: the Future of eCommerce Is Social

Jose Vasquez | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

For most emerging startups selling products (and sometimes services), building an online eCommerce platform is a critical first step.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How these first-time Entrepreneurs built Carousell, the #1 Lifestyle App in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.

Startup Insider: Ardent Capital Partner Tee Suraphongchai Shares Her Journey to the Venture Capital World in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Ardent Capital Director and Venture Partner Tee Suraphongchai is one of the rising VCs in the Asia region right now. Her expertise in the finance and retail industry has helped her navigate a region that has been seeing a lot of growth in the ecommerce sector. Startup Insider got to chat with Tee during the Echelon Asia Summit.

3 Points of Wisdom From a $5M Entrepreneur

Harry Red | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Entrepreneurs should create new, shiny things. The edgier, the better. Sorry--reality disagrees. Valuable work often lies hidden. You have to dig deeper.

Like, Share And, Now, Shop On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

Facebook has reportedly started to build little "shops" within its Facebook Pages. According to BuzzFeed News, which first reported this on Wedn...

Amazon's New Discount Holiday Seems Awfully Familiar

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Amazon seems to have taken a page from Alibaba's playbook. Since 2009, the Chinese Internet goliath has held a discount holiday, called "...

Mattress Frenzy: The Hottest Startup Industry Of The Year?

Kenny Kline | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Kenny Kline

This year has been a breakout year for one of humanity's oldest consumer goods - the mattress. In retrospect, the industry was ripe for disruption. Most mattresses are made by two companies, resulting in a mattress market that ended up driving prices unnecessarily high for shoppers.

4 Web Design Trends Your Small Business Should Follow

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

It is important for small business owners to stay on top of the rapidly changing web design trends so that your business stays relevant and continues to convert website visitors into customers.

Damon Beres

Amazon Has A New Trick Up Its Sleeve To Sell You Products

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology

Amazon's turning to artificial intelligence to make more sense of human reviews.

Howell Wong: Opportunities Don't Just Come, You Have to Create Them

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Opportunities don't just come to your doorstep, but create them with your own hand. Lots of times you might fail but remember you were already better than most people just sitting at the same place and blaming life.

Excelling at E-Commerce: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

Today, just about anyone can make money online--or so it seems. With an endless supply of platforms and resources available to help you in your entrepreneur endeavors, starting your business online and making it successful should be a walk in the park, right?

Omnichannel or Bust: The Retailer's Road to a Customer's Heart

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Consumers know what it takes to experience memorable shopping. Retailers have to make the experience happen. Unequivocally.

Twitter Is Stupid

James Whittaker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
James Whittaker

It's not the product I find stupid. Nor the company that makes it. What is stupid is Twitter's insistence on ignoring their value as an engine of commerce and mindlessly following the lead of Google and Facebook as an engine of advertisement. Wake up, Twitter.

Reboot With Matt: A 7-Step Marketing Cleanse for the Age of the Customer

Matt Dion | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Matt Dion

By rebooting your marketing strategy with a fresh infusion of modern thinking and renewed focus on the customer's digital experience, marketers will be well positioned for the long haul.

Three Ways to Increase Your Summer Online Sales

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

It's 85 degrees without a cloud in the sky. Where are you most likely to find yourself? Outside soaking up the sun with a nice fresh lemonade in hand or your fingers glued to your keyboard inside your living room?

Alexander C. Kaufman

The Way We Shop Has Completely Transformed In The Last 10 Years. Here's Why.

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business

In 2005, shopping malls reigned supreme. There were a handful of online-only retailers, but they were nascent, at best. A lot has changed over the ...

Dean Krstevski: The Three Key Elements of Successful Startup

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.24.2015 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the Startup Mentor series -- featuring startup experts who share their advice in building successful businesses. He was one of the ...

Pierre Poignant: Work with People Who Use Their Skills to Make a Difference in the World

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.22.2015 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to...

5 eCommerce Startups You Can Learn From

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.30.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

In the language of business, eCommerce can be compared to being one of the best things since sliced bread made it's debut.

Women in Business: Carey Kolaja, Vice President of Global Consumer Products, PayPal

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

As Vice President of Global Consumer Products at PayPal, Carey Kolaja is responsible for upholding PayPal's global product vision in service to hundre...

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Three Ways to Improve Your Online Check-Out Experience

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Don't take the easy route and put your needs first. The entire check out experience should be 100% customer focused. An easy user journey will result in a positive user experience.

Different Prefixes, Same Meaning: Cyber, Digital, Net, Online, E-, Virtual

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

This week, the Global Cyberspace Conference takes place in The Hague (16-17 April). In March, UNESCO hosted a conference on Connecting the Dots in Digital Space. The NETmundial Initiative had a meeting in Stanford recently.

Death By Restructuring: Retailers Need to Stop Slicing the Cheese

Greg Portell | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

When the quarter ends, those words change, and management is stuck in an endless cycle of transformation. Retailers play catch up instead of leapfrogging ahead. Retailer programs aren't inherently doomed to fail. In fact, our analysis finds three themes associated with lasting success.

Adrien Barthel: You'll Have More Fun and Grow Faster With Startups

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

"Don't only look at big companies. They might have big numbers, but you'll have more fun, will learn more and grow faster in startups."