Getting your logo or website design with a contest

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Having a professional e-mail address and telephone number will help you make a good first impression when you hear from customers, but having a nice logo and website will make them more likely to contact you in the first place.  As a businessperson, you don’t need to be a great designer if you can find […]

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How to get a business e-mail address with your own domain name

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

The first impression you make on customers may include the e-mail address that you use. An address like janedoe42@hotmail.com looks amateurish, whereas jane@mycompany.com is much more professional. Here’s one way you can make the switch, typically for under $20 a year. 1. Pick and register your business domain name (the part of your e-mail address […]

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Three must-read books for any entrepreneur

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

The internet is great for finding little bits of information quickly, but for most people, good old-fashioned books are still the best way to learn things in depth. You’re holding back your business growth if you don’t learn from reading the best; but you also don’t have time to filter out all the junk. To […]

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4 reasons not to keep your inventory in Excel

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

If you keep products in stock, you’ll need to know how many you have. How can you keep track of this? The first thought that comes to mind often involves pencil and paper or Microsoft Excel. However, if you invest a little more time into setting up an inventory software system, your business can continually […]

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How to get your own toll-free number

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

You may want to consider setting up a toll-free 800 number so that you can: · Project a more professional image · Make it easier for your customers to reach you Toll-free numbers used to be quite expensive – something only a big company would have. This is no longer true – you can set […]

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