The Ultimate Visual Guide to Entrepreneurship

How come I missed it!? It’s too much, really! Man, I just discovered the update from Inbound.org. It’s about yet another cool Kickstarter project – this time in a topic I love so much: Entrepreneurship. You gotta check this project: Becoming an Entrepreneur – an upcoming visual guide by Funders and Founders. Why visual guide rocks You know what, I love infographics – for many reasons. I like (most of) their fancy design; I can learn faster about something; and so on.…

Don’t Plan Too Much!

Help! I have many startup plans but all failed even before I actually start one… Are you an entrepreneur who is keen to start a business (or businesses) but often failed even before you actually start one? You are not alone. Many of us are having the same problem as you do – and that’s including me. Hello – I am addicted to planning. Okay – it’s different from the AA meeting, but I often get absorbed in the planning stage, and eventually fail miserably when it comes to taking action.…

How to Turn Your Solopreneurial Dream into Reality

Fed up of corporate world? Getting fired? Want to turn your passion into a real business? For whatever reasons you may have, solopreneurship often comes up as an answer. However, here’s the cold, hard truth. It’s not for everyone. Some who have embarked in to the journey were giving up and went back into the corporate world. The blog post you are reading right now is my attempt to help you turn your dream into reality. Okay, let’s do it, shall we?…

Why Employee Theft Sucks and How to Deal with It

Employee theft sucks. Small business owners all over the world know it. It’s inevitable. But there’s gotta be a way to minimize that, no? Fortunately, yes. Read on to learn what it takes to prevent employee theft. Okay, you might say, “Oh – I know about employees who steal from their employers. But my employees? Nah – they wouldn’t do it.” The truth is – whether you like it or not – most of your employees will steal from you, varies greatly in amount stolen.…

Warning: Giving Up Today Will Lose You a Successful Business Tomorrow

Don’t give up! To some that sentence will boost morale; but to some others those meant nothing. If you are about to give up on your business and entrepreneurial journey, read this blog post first before you decide on anything! I involved in online business, and I do know that some of my fellow web business owners give up and sell all the web properties they have. They end up finding a job to pay the bills and live from paycheck to paycheck.…

Hate Reading Business Books? Read These 5 ChangeThis Manifestos, Instead!

I personally don’t like to read. I have a short attention span, and a 100-page book will bore me regardless of the quality. Typically, 10-20 pages of e-book still grab my attention – of course, it must be engaging. That’s why I love to read good blogs. Posts containing short paragraphs, non or semi-formal language and highly opinionated ones are my favorite. However, I do have some exceptions with regard to books, printed or digital – it’s called manifestos. There are some manifestos that I just can’t get enough, and my one and only go-to place for them is ChangeThis.…

Dealing with The Deadly “What do You do?” Question: Do You Have an Elevator Pitch Ready?

Here’s a confession to you: I was always having a hard time explaining what I do for a living. It’s not that I am doing something extraordinary; the truth is, it’s often difficult to explain the tech stuffs I do to non-techie… then it hit me: I didn’t really have an elevator pitch! When someone is asking me my line of work, I answered them with a short 2 to 3 seconds of “ummm… well…” … then I blurb some silly stuff trying to explain what my business is all about.…

Top 10 Inbound Marketing eBooks from HubSpot

I never really explore deeper about Inbound Marketing, although I have heard the term numerous times in the past. However, as I learn the concept more, I’m becoming addicted to Inbound Marketing… especially after SEO and Link Building disappoint me in 2012. SEO was pretty cool, but Inbound Marketing is even cooler You see, I was a keen learner of SEO. I am intrigued by how a particular web page can rank high on search engine; as I am interested in everything small business, I am intrigued by the fact that some small business sites’ pages rank higher than those of big names, such as Entrepreneur.com or SBA.gov; thus I embarked in a journey of getting ranked higher on search engine result pages… and I did succeed – until mid-2012.…

Top 20 Online Business Ideas for 2013: Classic and Proven

Setting up an online business is an attractive option most people like to explore. The ease of setting it up and running it make it a lucrative option for budding entrepreneurs. However, the key to succeed with internet business ideas is focusing on a niche and keeping it simple; and yes, it doesn’t have to be cutting edge… just learn from successful online businesses and turn the concept into your very own. If you like classic, yet proven web business ideas, here are 20 of them to inspire you: 1.…

New Domain Name Extensions: Big Branding Opportunities for Small Business?

Domain name business is huge – just ask Name.com, GoDaddy.com, Namecheap.com and any other accredited domain name registrars. ICANN, the governing body responsible for coordination of domain name system and some other Internet systems, has initiated the new gTLDs program, which purpose is to introduce literally hundreds of new domain name extensions for the general public to register. As we who deal with everything Internet know it, a domain name is the foundation of your small business online presence. Unfortunately, some business owners are just being ignorant, choosing whatever domain names come up, thinking that those dot-coms or dot-whatever are just ‘cosmetics.’ Having a great, informative website without the right domain name will lose you branding opportunities, big time – even damaging your entire online business presence.…