How can I Source Cheap Products from China and India?

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Everyone knows about globalization nowadays.  Developing countries like China and India are known for their cheap exports.  If you go to Wal-Mart and pick a random item off the shelf, chances are it’s made in a developing country. Big enterprises have a vast network of foreign suppliers and professional purchasers to take advantage of the […]

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Who's Browsing Your Website?

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Most small businesses these days have a website up to share information and attract new customers.  If you don’t, you might want to consider getting one designed. If you already have one, have you ever wondered what kind of people are visiting it?  Where are they from?  What do they click?  How did they get […]

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How to Make Your Own Barcodes

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

[Note: We’ve written a newer, more detailed post on How to Create Barcodes.] Using barcodes to enter products can be quicker and more accurate than manually typing in item codes. If your products already have barcodes on them, then all you really need is a barcode scanner and some software. If not, you can first […]

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Free Online Survey to Hear What Your Customers Think

Posted by Siobhan Hitchmough

Listening to your customers is critical in identifying how your business can improve.  But usually, you only hear from either your greatest fans or the customers having the most trouble.  What do the rest of your more moderate customers think? An online survey tool can help to gather more feedback and help you organize it […]

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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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