Monthly Archives: August 2017


31
Aug 2017

Today, we know Bill Gates for his philanthropy and a massive $84.9 billion fortune. However, fewer people remember his younger days. From hacking early computers at the age of 13 to his love-hate relationship with Steve Jobs, here is how Gates went from childhood nerd to a multi-billionaire. The Bill Gates Story Today’s infographic is from Adioma, and it visualizes the career of Bill Gates from his earliest days until his latest philanthropy efforts. Image courtesy of: Adioma The story of Bill Gates is loaded with examples of hard work, controversy, money,......

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31
Aug 2017

Checking your Instagram or Facebook feed, you’re almost certain to see a constant barrage of food pictures scrolling by like images in a slot machine. Everyone from world leaders to celebrities to your Aunt Mabel seems to be posting snapshots of the latest, most scrumptious treats they’re about to consume. While these decadent pics of juicy burgers and colorful cakes might seem frivolous to some—great food photography is essential for others. Businesses like restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, grocery stores and more thrive on the strength of their food photography. A photo that......

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30
Aug 2017

Visualizing the Real Value of the Minimum Wage The minimum wage has often been a contentious issue, and in 2017 the debate shows no sign of wearing. On the one hand, there are many people struggling to make ends meet, and a higher minimum wage could certainly impact the 10 million working poor spread throughout the country. Not only would it help some of these workers sustain better living standards, but some research also shows that an increase can actually help certain types of businesses, and that job losses from a higher......

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30
Aug 2017

If you’re obsessed with growth, you know how important it is to have a super detailed growth strategy. You and data are BFFs, right? Great, but you also need to understand the context that surrounds that data. I know that sounds a little dense, but bear with me. What I mean is that information alone isn’t enough. Yes, in data we trust. Sure, lots of metrics are all well and good, but if you can’t leverage that data, there’s no point to it. Think about it. Who makes the growth happen? You......

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30
Aug 2017

Running a business is hard work. With so many different things pulling at your attention, it’s easy to get caught up in the minutia at the expense of the big picture. The only way to make sure your business sticks around for the long haul is to periodically step back and look at things from a broader perspective. That’s where SWOT analysis comes in. A SWOT analysis will push you to look at your ecommerce business’s potential. You won’t just examine how your company is performing today, you’ll investigate how it’s going to perform......

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29
Aug 2017

Human attention spans are embarrassingly bad. I’d be lucky to get just 5% of people to read this entire post. Most probably won’t get past the intro, so I’ll get to the point: In this age of infinite distraction, brands that can keep their customers engaged with the product are bound for long-term success. Fads come and go (by definition) and companies have short lifespans. Here one day, closed (or acquired) the next. Brands that will succeed are the ones that keep customers engaged and re-purchasing. Companies like Netflix, Facebook, and Amazon......

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29
Aug 2017

Consumer credit may seem like a fairly new invention – but it’s actually been around for more than 5,000 years! In fact, many millennia before the credit score became ubiquitous, there is historical evidence that cultures around the world were borrowing for various reasons. From the writings in Hammurabi’s Code to the exchanges documented by the Ancient Romans, we know that credit was used for purposes such as getting enough silver to buy a property or for agricultural loans made to farmers. Consumer Credit: 3,500 B.C. to Today In today’s infographic from......

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29
Aug 2017

Your product’s packaging is part of the first impression it makes, whether customers find it online or on shelves. It helps your products sell themselves.  On this episode of Shopify Masters, you’ll learn about an entrepreneur who invested heavily in her packaging design and the steps she took to avoid common packaging mistakes. Patrice Mousseau is the founder of Satya: fragrance-free, Health Canada approved, certified organic, anti-inflammatory balm for eczema relief. Design is like a second voice to have for your company Tune in to learn How to hire a designer to design your packaging......

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29
Aug 2017

With the Amazon sales channel, you can sell on the world’s largest online marketplace simply and conveniently through Shopify. Since the channel’s launch, U.S. Shopify store owners have made millions in sales and fulfilled tens of thousands of Amazon orders with Shopify, making it one of the fastest growing sales channels. Today, we’re announcing the ability to create listings in seven new product categories directly from Shopify, and support for the Amazon Brand Registry. Now, more U.S. Shopify store owners can seamlessly sell on Amazon’s massive marketplace. You can create Amazon listings,......

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29
Aug 2017

Do you know where you can find a whole tribe of people who dress like you, walk like you, talk and act like you? Yes, you probably guessed right. Facebook Groups. (And bonus hi-5 if you caught that Slim Shady reference.) Facebook Groups are a perfect platform for you to meet like-minded people who are The post Jumpstart Your Business By Joining These 31 Amazing Facebook Groups appeared first on Word-of-Mouth and Referral Marketing Blog....

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28
Aug 2017

No, this headline isn’t clickbait. This article does contain critical homepage elements that are often overlooked. And you might be ignoring them. In fact, the examples I share here are a sure sign that many marketers still ignore critical homepage elements. And conversions are lost for these simple reasons. I’m not going to rehash what you already know about homepages. You are a smart marketer. You already know a homepage is your website’s front door. It’s where most of your customers expect to find the #1 thing you do that can solve......

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28
Aug 2017

Like any other business department, the marketing team is often assigned limited resources to do its function. As a result, it ultimately ends up being a numbers game: did the marketing team generate sufficient ROI with the restricted amount of money they had? And if you could re-allocate those resources in a particular way, could they have gotten the company more bang for the buck? The Devil is in the Detail While maximizing a budget for ROI seems like a straightforward concept, the devil is all in the detail. In the marketing......

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28
Aug 2017

Effective time management is important for anyone but it’s absolutely crucial for entrepreneurs. Because entrepreneurs are ultimately responsible for every aspect of their business, allocating the right amount of time to the right tasks is critical to keeping your business running smoothly. Free Reading List: Productivity Articles Having trouble focusing on growing your small business? Get access to our free, curated list of high-impact productivity articles. Get the free reading list Better time management isn’t just about working harder, it’s about working smarter. We asked 34 productivity experts to share their best time......

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28
Aug 2017

Over the last couple years, I’ve spent an increasing amount of time diving into the possibilities Deep Learning (DL) offers in terms of what we can do with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Some of these possibilities have already been realized (more on this later in the post). And, I could not be more excited to see them out in the world. Through it all, I’ve felt there are a handful of breath-taking realities that most people are not grasping when it comes to an AI-Powered world. Why the implications are far deeper for......

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25
Aug 2017

This post was originally published on the Shopify Retail Blog. Chapped lips are a universal problem—many of us use a balm or stick daily to keep our lips soft and smooth. While chapstick and lip balm may not be something you’d immediately consider when looking for a business opportunity, the growing interest in natural lip care makes this necessity a viable product idea. Yes, believe it or not, learning how to make lip balm is a marketable skill. Avid DIYers who concoct all sorts of creative projects can take that passion and......

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