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Mom and Pop Go Global

Jake Colvin | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business
Jake Colvin

eBay paints a remarkable new portrait of exporters in the digital age and should spark a discussion about how policymakers can remove more of the obstacles that would allow exporters to meet the needs of international customers.

How to Turn Your Website Into a Selling Machine

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 10.04.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

While content is king, compelling, engaging content is the master. But creating content isn't always easy. You have to come up with ideas, you have to keep inventing new topics. So, what's the best way to do that?

A Different View: Why Facebook Is Worth More & Wall Street Is Wrong

Peter Friedman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology
Peter Friedman

Facebook is building great value for consumers and brands; it's a very valuable company. Wall Street's negative analysis completely misunderstands the Facebook business model -- and to some extent, the entire nature of the social media market.

How to Build the Perfect Website

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 12.02.2012 | Technology
Penny C. Sansevieri

For most of us, building a website is the single biggest and most significant thing we can do for our business, brand, product, or book. Yet I'm amazed at how often folks will jump into this work with little or no knowledge of what it takes to build a website that is mediocre at best.

Someone Bought THAT On eBay?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 09.30.2012 | Small Business

What if -- for some reason -- you wanted to buy the mummified carcass of a cat slam-dunking a mummified bird? You may think you'd be out of luck. But ...

Amazon To Offer Loans

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 09.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is launching a new business offering loans to some of its online sellers, a move that could boost the growth of its Interne...

How One Woman’s Bucket List Is Lifting A Community Out Of Poverty

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

If I Were the CEO of Best Buy

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Best Buy, having outlived its main retail competitor Circuit City, should be ruling the world. And yet they're in a tailspin. Here's six things Richard Schulze must do to save Best Buy.

Here's How Much Online Sales Tax Will Cost You

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.10.2012 | Money

Prepare to say goodbye to the good old days of tax-free online shopping. A new rule allowing states to collect online sales tax is likely to be passed...

Amazing Artisanal Edible E-tail

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

"The idea came from a visit to a butcher shop in Williamsburg... I asked why they weren't doing any ecommerce. The guy was covered in blood and holding a cleaver, and he said, 'Look at me, you think I'm going to build a website?'"

Scott Thompson, Ex-Yahoo CEO, Joins ShopRunner

AP | Michael Liedtke | Posted 09.22.2012 | Small Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Recently ousted Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has landed a new job leading ShopRunner, an online service that provides two-day shipping fr...

5 High-Tech Tips to Boost Your Business Overnight

Scott Steinberg | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Scott Steinberg

Looking to give your business a sudden boost of upward momentum? Try the following five high-tech tools and services, all of which could potentially prove vital tools in your ongoing fight to score more customers and send ROI soaring.

Sapplets, Digital Watermarks Are Key Magazine Innovations in 2012 Report

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Print media, including magazines, that complain of reduced revenues, rising costs, shrinking circulation and see-sawing advertising, have felt the pinch, but thanks to innovative approaches, countless publishers are recouping their losses and widening their reach.

8 Trends in the New American Economy and One Sector to Watch

Bruce E. Welty | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business
Bruce E. Welty

No one can predict what is going to happen from here, but the rise of the New American Economy is introducing existential risk to some of the largest retailers and huge new opportunities for branded manufacturers throughout the world.

Made in New York: Story's Story

Bryce Longton | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business
Bryce Longton

Here's a startup and it's a store. A real, live brick-and-mortar number right there on 10th Avenue and 19th Street. Called Story, the shop runs like ...

The Biggest-Seller On The Fastest-Growing Ecommerce Site Is What!?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.22.2012 | Small Business

Fab.com is only a year old, but the gay social network turned flash sale site already has 5 million users who have purchased 1.8 million items for a ...

The Role (and Future) of Social Reputation

Leah Busque | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business
Leah Busque

Online transactions, once relegated to leaps of faith, have evolved into our status quo. Before we break out our credit card numbers and make a purchase, we all engage in a ritual dance that somewhat resembles a fast-forwarded courtship.

Ecommerce: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business

How important is ecommerce to your business? According to reports from comScore, online sales hit $38 billion in the first quarter of 2011, up 12 perc...

Bianca Bosker

Silicon Valley's New Scourge: The Invasion Of The Startup Snatchers

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.06.2012 | Technology

Despite fears that the money sloshing through Silicon Valley startups has led to silly -- and unsustainable -- valuations, the dirty word at a recent...

Custom Is the New Black

Carrie Hammer | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Carrie Hammer

With the Internet and our increasingly globalized society, customers are demanding customization as the standard. Have it your way is no longer just the motto for Burger King -- it's the motto for online commerce.

Overseas Sales Keep UK Business Afloat

Raconteur Media | Posted 05.13.2012 | Business
Raconteur Media

As the UK economic outlook remains gloomy, retailers are venturing further afield to develop international markets. But what is the impact of going...

Personalizing eCommerce: The Evolution of Filters

Grace Nasri | Posted 04.30.2012 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Despite the shift, web-based retailers have not been successful in personalizing the online shopping experience in the way that traditional retail has.

The Death of an American Tradition

Vivian Weng | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Vivian Weng

It's no secret that the relevancy of the American shopping mall has plummeted with the rise of e-commerce, but the question still remains: What will happen to the vacant shells that previously housed America's most beloved stores?

Crocodile Tears From Barnes & Noble in Amazon Exclusive-Distribution Tiff

Dan McDermott | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business
Dan McDermott

Well, Amazon and Barnes & Noble clearly aren't business partners, they are competitors. And this sort of fight isn't new.

The Online Resource for Petite Feet

Carrie Hammer | Posted 03.12.2012 | Style
Carrie Hammer

The Odd Slipper is an amazing new resource online for women who wear the impossible to find shoe sizes 3-5.5. These women face fit frustration when go...