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A Latin American Unicorn From Argentina

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.26.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

So far, we have only looked at American companies [Tableau, FireEye, RightNow, Palo Alto Networks, Kayak and SuccessFactors] in the Unicorn series. ...

From eCommerce to Web 3.0

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.15.2014 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Back in 2007, even before the iPhone was launched, giving us a powerful computer in our pockets or handbags, I started outlining a vision for Web 3....

Shopping Made Psychic: No-Content Marketing Marches on

Spencer Critchley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Spencer Critchley

Content marketing emerged from traditional marketing, after all the promotion finally became overwhelming. But what happens when there's too much content? Code.

8 Ecommerce Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

Ian Mills | Posted 09.30.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Converting visitors to buyers is one of the most important components of a successful ecommerce business because increasing this conversion rate has a...

Entrepreneurs Today Don't Need a Big Budget to Start

Marty Zwilling | Posted 09.25.2014 | Business
Marty Zwilling

It wasn't so many years ago that starting a new e-commerce business on the Internet was a complex custom development project, usually costing a million dollars or more. Now you can do it for free.

Tablets' Coming Dominance Sign of Fast-Twitch Nature of Retail

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

The overall long-term trend is undeniable. Consumers are moving to mobile and retailers need to be ready for all that comes with that.

Is it Time to be Bullish on E-Commerce in the Philippines?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 09.09.2014 | Small Business
Jonha Revesencio

This post is the first of the "Digital Marketing Insights" series. Co-authored by Joey Alarilla. Filipinos love going to the mall, which for decade...

Future Looks Bright From Silicon Valley

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Maybe embracing the future is an occupational hazard of working for a Silicon Valley high-tech enterprise. Or maybe it's inherent in our times -- times when the pace of change and stunning innovation seems to accelerate hourly.

Advanced Ecommerce SEO (On-Page): Outranking Big Box Superstores

Tyler Collins | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Tyler Collins

E-commerce product verticals are becoming increasingly competitive in organic search, with an ever-expanding amount of vendors and store owners battli...

5 Key Lessons on the Online Art Market

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The online channel has no geographic, physical space or income barriers -- most online galleries sell at a number of price points -- thus providing collectors access to a much larger selection of artwork while growing (and benefiting) the category as a whole.

Borrow, Return, Repeat

Sheila Raju | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
Sheila Raju

The brands available for rental online are able to reach a new and generally younger demographic, resulting in not only the development of greater brand awareness but also the careful fostering of a consumer's taste and penchant for a particular brand.

E-Commerce: The Future Is Now

N. Kimron Corion | Posted 08.02.2014 | Business
N. Kimron Corion

Social media has revolutionize the way we do business over the past years; social media allows businesses to have a conversation with their customers and not just a one-way flow of information like traditional media allowed. Social media can, however, make or break a business and it needs to be used with care.

The Future of Shopping Looks Like a High-Flying Ride

Mike Cassidy | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Just as flying cars will have their drawbacks (crashes will hurt a lot more, insurance premiums will be higher, sticker prices, too), there are potential downsides to consumption super-charged by technology.

How This Woman Restored Her Mother's Mobility -- And Reinvented Her Career Too

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

Mary's story is another simple example of how there are resources and outlets available to all of us at every turn. Many of my fellow Boomers are struggling to follow a narrow career reinvention path that they believe is all they can do -- but that path is merely shaped by their past experience.

Birchbox Founders Reveal The Best And Worst Business Advice They've Ever Received

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Birchbox, an e-commerce store that helps customers discover new products, has grown to more than 800,000 subscribers in four countries in less than fo...

Alibaba IPO

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.12.2014 | Technology
Jeff Danziger

Alibaba IPO

The 5 Main Reasons Why Shoppers Leave Your Website Without Buying

Ian Mills | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

You've sorted your online marketing and you're getting traffic. But you're losing sales. Why? I've compiled a list of the five main reason shoppers leave websites without buying, as well as what you can do about it.

Go Plant Your Magazine!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.13.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Go plant your magazine! That's right. Belgian magazine Humo embedded flower seeds in one of its editions, telling readers to simply bury the page in ...

The Future of Ecommerce for Small Business

Ian Mills | Posted 05.03.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

For small businesses managing online stores, in order to remain relevant and successful, the key will be to keep ahead of the curve and implement focused strategies that ultimately drive sales and customer satisfaction.

5 Predictions for the Online Art Industry in 2014

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 04.27.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

As the online art category sees momentum, we'll soon be in the second stage of its development, the post-adoption period. We can expect the industry to mature beyond the initial move to the web, finding new ways to transform and scale to drive growth like never before.

WATCH: Millennials Powering Social Commerce

Shawn Amos | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Brands now have about 76 million reasons to get their social media houses in order. Millennials - those born from around 1980 to 2000 - are making s...

WATCH: Amazon Thinks It Can Predict Your Next Order

Shawn Amos | Posted 03.26.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

You shouldn't expect all your wish list items to magically appear tomorrow, but Amazon does have an idea that may help it get ahead in the same-day delivery war.

Your Face Here: Pixlee Posts Your Tagged Photos to Big Brands' Website

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.26.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Kyle Wong is the cofounder and CEO of Pixlee, a tech company that leverages the trove of visual brand endorsements available on the web today. The st...

Small Business Gets Serious: Digital Trends for Small Business in 2014

David L. Brown | Posted 03.24.2014 | Small Business
David L. Brown

Getting serious about having an online presence, meeting customers' changing demands and maximizing the opportunities and shifts in the industry are what separate the successes from the failures.

How Mobile Technology is Accelerating Online Art Growth

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Stephen Tanenbaum

The industry now features over 300 art e-commerce platforms, with 71 percent of all art collectors having purchased a piece online at some point.