How to Make Money from Your Business Blog: Gary Vee’s Pro Tip

Okay, business blog owners: This might pop up in your mind a bit too often: How can I make money from my blog? The answers are largely typical: Placing ads, promoting affiliate programs, doing sponsored posts, etc. But one question remains unanswered: How to get brands to place their ads or order a sponsored post on your business blog? Instead of answering the above questions with my limited knowledge, why don’t we tap the answer from the experts who have done the very thing – and succeed?…

Hello Glass: Is There a Future for Google Glass for Small Business?

Okay – I’m impressed. Many are impressed. Finally, the future which we can only dream of when watching Mission Impossible is here, today. Google Glass, although still a prototype and you had to compete with thousands other to get one and try it yourself (application for this has been closed, by the way…,) the conversation has started to heat up. …and the hype is also fueled by the media, which buzz the high-tech glasses: Google Glass for adult entertainment; the now dropped potentially-privacy-buster facial recognition capabilities; the many uses of Google Glass – including healthcare, commerce and humanitarian – to name a few.…

The Media and The UK Economy – How Much does It Contribute?

The media – TV, film and online, haven’t been seen as integral to the UK’s overall economic performance, but the creative industries do seem to bring some financial benefits. Well over 100,000 people work in old and new media – newspapers, TV stations, creative agencies, film studios and even social media sites are all major employers. Auntie gives generously As the oldest broadcasting institution in the UK, the BBC has become a reliable source of information and entertainment, whatever some people think of their recent output.…

Think Twice Before You Partner with a Family Member

When you are having a great relationship with your family and relatives, it’s tempting to take your relationship to work in a business venture. However, I’ve witnessed so many relationships are becoming broken because of business-related issues. Why can things just work like the way it is when running a family business? There are some answers to the question: Different business aspiration, different business principles and policies, and so on. But from what I’ve seen, heard and experience, the most typical answer to that question is… (fanfare)… money.…

5 Ways to Promote Your Small Business Online for (Mostly) Free

Bootstrappers – great news! This article will show you how to promote your small business online for less, even free – with quality, of course! Everything shared here is my own blueprint for you to benefit from… so be sure to share this to your network so they can also benefit from this post. Are you ready? Here we go: 1. Social bookmarking How: Bookmark your stories and get views, as well as votes from fellow members. Views, obviously, bring you traffic, but what you need to focus on are votes.…

How to be a Successful Lifestyle Entrepreneur: Secrets Revealed

I am a lifestyle entrepreneur; I am location independent. I am actually working at home right now, but if I want to, I can just travel to tourist spots and bring my business with me – with ease. The thing is, it’s not as difficult as you might have thought – if I can do it, you can definitely do it, too! You see, I am fortunate to build a business that fits my lifestyle, not the other way around. It wasn’t easy, and things are still challenging today.…

Banking Giant Claim Small Businesses in North West Cautiously Optimistic for 2013

A survey conducted by Lloyds TSB among smaller businesses in North West England suggests that confidence for the coming year could be on the rise. The banking group spoke to 110 companies in the region, and found that many of them believe that then situation in Europe and at home will improve. 42% of the businesses Lloyds spoke to said that they believe that orders over the first six months of 2013 will go up, while just 13% believe the opposite may be the most likely outcome.…

The Best Workplace in the World

No, this post is not about the geographical location of the best workplace in the world; instead, this post is about 5 of the best workplace types in the world. And yes, it’s worth reading 🙂 Today, technology enables us to be more mobile and productive. We are no longer need to setup an office on a business park to run our business. Instead, you can now run a reputable business without the costs of maintaining a full-fledged office. Especially great for independent business owners, here are top locations for running your business – with or without employees.…

Business Intelligence Tool: SizeUp Your Business Against the Competitors

Want to gauge how well your business do in your industry? Well, there’s an app for that – a pretty powerful one. SizeUp – super-easy-to-use business intelligence tool that can help you analyze your competitors and industry; to find exactly where’s you in the comparison charts. How SizeUp works It’s easy to underestimate SizeUp: Entering the site, you are presented with a clean-looking layout with only 2 fields to fill out: Your niche and your location. What you see is just the very tip of the iceberg: Once you’re in, you will get valuable insight about your niche and your competitors.…

Business Growth Tips from John Puckett, Caribou Coffee Founder and Punch Pizza Co-owner (Video Interview)

I discovered this interesting video while looking for small business inspiration. It’s a good finding. It’s Patch’s exclusive video interview with John Puckett, the founder of Caribou Coffee and co-owner of Punch Pizza. John and his wife co-founded Caribou Coffee in 1992 with a big plan to establish 200 stores in 5 to 10 years. Things are looking good and going as planned… John were successfully established 100 stores in 8 US states, but then he encountered a problem, which mainly related to work-life balance.…