Published: December 29, 2016, 1:48 am
Ever wonder how some brands manage to turn Instagram into such a profitable channel with an active and rapidly growing following?
Chris Jones is the entrepreneur behind House of Hannie, a collaboration between him and a designer to make and sell casual womenswear, which generates sales almost exclusively from Instagram.
Hear Jones’ story of how he built his Instagram following from scratch and sold 60 products within 2 months.
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Published: December 29, 2016, 1:46 am
I don’t care much for football. But I do care about this:
An average of 114.4 million American TV viewers watched the Super Bowl in 2015.
And that’s a conservative depiction of potential viewership when you consider how many people are going to stream the event this year and the flood of tweets that’ll come from those following along on Twitter.
It’s not just the Super Bowl—the Grammys, the Oscars, and other high-profile events all present great opportunities for brands to be part of big conversations.
But the reason you should follow these events, even if you’ve got (Read more...
Published: December 29, 2016, 1:41 am
Jerkyspot.com happen almost entirely by chance. I had been wanting to start an ecommerce store of my own, but didn’t know what I wanted to sell. The only reason I landed on jerky was because I decided if I got distracted and didn’t end up selling it, at least I could eat it.
We didn’t know a thing about the jerky business before we started. We started with one vendor and a few flavors. We chose a domain name in under 30 minutes (it was terrible). Original it was called Jerkynazis.com! We (Read more...
Published: December 29, 2016, 1:09 am
Setting Up a Successful Courier and Logistics Company
With the increase in trials for citizen deliveries in major towns and cities and the amount of online shopping that is carried out in the UK, it is no surprise that courier companies are a lucrative opportunity for starting up a business. With some proper planning and speaking to the right people for organization, you can acquire some knowledge about the industry prior to starting. We have put together a quick reference or a “how to” guide to help you on your way.
Make a plan
This should be fairly obvious to (Read more...
Published: December 22, 2016, 1:24 am
Christmas is the busiest time of the year for many businesses, both online and offline. A survey recently conducted by Mediahawk (November 2016) showed that despite the increased popularity of online shopping, over 40% of the businesses asked revealed that they received between a 30-70% upsurge in phone calls over the Christmas period, resulting in up to a 40% increase in sales. This suggests that despite the popularity of online, many customers still prefer to make their transactions over the phone, particularly at Christmas.
This influx of sales also changes the way in which marketers plan their activity over the (Read more...
Published: December 20, 2016, 3:12 am
Can Outsourcing Your SEO Be The Key To Increased Sales?
In this digital age, SEO techniques are a “must” to master. Poorly updated SEO could cause your marketing efforts to be… well, close to useless. It’s no wonder the competition has become so intense.
A business thrives on effective SEO strategies to complement their online marketing efforts. Every website owner needs to ensure that their site has higher rankings than the competition on Search Engines, which is crucial to increase the visibility of a website. With improved visibility, you can drive traffic to your website and potentially (Read more...
Published: December 20, 2016, 2:55 am
Let The Annuity Calculator Plan for Your Future
Most people work diligently their entire life to prepare for retirement.
Many old timers had no other options than social security; which is one of the best ways to prepare. Today, most employers provide their employees with 401k benefit options. But as employers, we don’t always have a laid out plan.
So what exactly is an annuity calculator and why might your company need one?
Annuities are agreements to make payments over a specified period for a predetermined amount. Many life insurance companies use these contracts, when the payout is large (Read more...
Published: December 20, 2016, 2:51 am
FICC Business Loans & Your Business
Many years ago, the United States took actions to ensure that government securities and mortgage based securities could be settled systematically. In doing so, the government effectively created the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation, or the FICC. The agency’s sole purpose is to deal with settlements, confirmations and deliveries of fixed income assets. This agency commonly offers loans to mortgage companies, investment managers, mutual fund traders, and commercial brands.
Before attempting to secure a loan with the FICC, it is essential you get informed with the process and then proceed with caution. This is true (Read more...
Published: December 20, 2016, 2:37 am
InventHelp Can Help You Turn Your Idea into a Business
Some people are satisfied with the way things are. When they use a potato peeler, they don’t think, “How can I improve this gadget?” They just peel away, happy with what they have. In contrast, the inventive mind is continually trying to improve everything. What about a Wi-Fi operated vegetable peeler? How about shoes that tie themselves? Every day is filled with these ideas, but often, inquisitive minds do not pursue these inventions. That’s where InventHelp comes in. They specialize in making creative dreams a reality (Read more...
Published: December 20, 2016, 2:22 am
What You Need to Know About Unsecured Loans
As a business-owner. you probably understand how erratic the economy can be. The truth is, no matter how great your business is today, there may be times when you need capital. Whether it is to get your through a slow period, open another location or finance some much needed new equipment, a loan might be your only option.
If that is your situation, it is important to know what an unsecured loan is and why it can be considered somewhat risky. Once you know that, you can make a plan to ensure (Read more...