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Business Growth Beyond Survival: Why You Can't Stand Still

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Business growth is a lot like a human being -- you need to keep growing for survival. In fact, ask 60 percent of businesses that were listed on the stock exchange since 1980 that are no longer in existence. You'll quickly learn the importance of growing your business beyond survival.

8 Paid Search Marketing Tips for Beginners

Jonathan Long | Posted 08.05.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

In order to be competitive you need to be found online at the top of the search results. If you are in a very competitive industry or don't have time to wait for SEO to propel your business to the top of the organic search results then you need to consider a pay per click campaign.

5 Truths No One Tells You About Starting a Business

Sarah Walton | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women
Sarah Walton

The key, I believe, to surprise successes is constantly showing up and consistently taking action. Life doesn't "just happen," though at times it can feel that way. We've got to go and get it.

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

4 Things Businesses Can Learn From Sports

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

For us, sports is a recreational activity to alleviate work stress. However, if you apply the lessons learned from playing sports, you'll learn the board room and the basketball court have lots in common.

4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Expanding Your Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.09.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start planning your expansion, ask yourself these four questions.

5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Ecommerce Website

Ian Mills | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Social media is now an integral part of almost every consumer's online habits. Statistics abound about it's popularity and it's potential as a means of driving new visitors to your website, yet many businesses are still failing to turn their social media efforts into profits.

How to Scale Your Business (Fast!) After a Runaway Crowdfunding Campaign

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Liz Downey, Foodie Dice Last year, my sister moved to California to start a business with me. We didn't know what we were going to do, but we li...

Are Service Providers Slowing Your Business Growth? The Warning Signs You Need to Know!

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There comes a time in every growing business when, as the owner, you "come to the end of your sleeve." Your business reaches capacity. Either your bus...

Do You See Faces in Everyday Objects?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Alex Regenstreich, Iseefacestoo "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust ...

How to Use Google Shopping to Grow Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

All businesses know the power of Google - its search engine results can bring you customers that are actively searching for what you're selling. But...

Want To Trigger A Business Growth Spurt? Here's What You Need to Know

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

What's most exciting about these pivotal times is the opportunity to get out in front of them. Recognizing pivotal events early allows you to reinvent your business and move masterfully through them to the next level in your business.

5 Lessons I Learned While Developing My Product

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sara Rose Anderson, Britelites A few years ago, after my daughter was born, I considered getting a serious makeover. Nine months of preg...

9 Tools for Engineering Growth

John McLaughlin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
John McLaughlin

As technology continues to evolve, so does the way users interact with it, making new and innovative user acquisition strategies necessary as well. Growth engineering requires equal parts marketing, technology and creativity, which is why the best toolboxes are as diverse as they are ever-changing.

10 Coolest 3D Printer Creations

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Nathaniel Caird, Natty Industries I started Natty Industries because I noticed a gap that 3D Printing could fill, or rather lots of tiny gaps. ...

How We Used Instagram to Grow Our Sales By 500% In 2 Months

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

ZuVi was created with a mother's love of fashion, a daughter's love for yoga, and their mutual love for the environment. The result was some crazy, ...

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name For Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.01.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By .CO Having the right domain name helps you establish your credibility, makes it easier to promote your brand, and gives people a place to find y...

7 Strangest Stores in Shopify's Build A Business Competition

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Thousands of stores have entered Shopify's Build A Business Competition to see if they can sell the most in their category over a two-month period. ...

How A Fast Food Tray Turned Into A Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.26.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Steven Watts, Slyde Handboards Few businesses can say they got their start from a tray. But that's exactly where I got my idea for the busin...

The Secret Weapon Your iPhone Needs

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

About two years ago, entrepreneur Laurence Hallier was sitting with his friend, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, and talking about their love of iP...

Hey Sports Fans, You Need One Of These

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.19.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Steven Taylor, Form & Glory Back in November, I launched a new design collective and Shopify store called Form & Glory. Its mission is to br...

5 Tips For Using Twitter to Drive Social Commerce

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.17.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Twitter is a great tool to help you build meaningful connections with potential customers. What are the best ways to engage your audience? And ...

Tina Roth Eisenberg on Picking Winning Projects

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.12.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Tina Roth Eisenberg is known to many as swissmiss after her wildly popular design blog. She's since become known for many other creative projects i...

Every Thrift Shopper Needs to See This

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.10.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Chris White, Shinesty At Shinesty, our mission is to rid the world of life-sucking, smile-stealing, boring clothing. Every week, million...

Lil Jon: Who I Dream of Working With & What Donald Trump is Like

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Lil Jon is a rapper, producer, DJ and entrepreneur. He's known for his rambunctious catch phrases and ceaseless energy, as well as being a star of t...