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12 Oct

How to Start an Online Boutique [Full Guide]
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In this guide, we're going to cover every major aspect of how to start an online boutique. An online boutique is an eCommerce business that sells a curated product line targeted at a well-defined audience. A boutique can sell products created by the business owner or that were sourced from a supplier. Most online boutiques will be focused on fashion-oriented product lines and, in many cases, have a largely female target audience. If you're interested in starting your own online boutique, keep reading. This article will discuss why it’s a great...

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9 Oct

Photography Website Hosting: What to Consider When Making a Choice
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Photographers seeking to share and sell their work online face challenges that other website owners don't have to worry about. High-resolution image files require a massive amount of storage. The speed and bandwidth needed to reliably serve photographic content are greater than what's needed for other kinds of websites. This raises the need for a specialized photography website hosting plan. In this article, we’ll break down the special requirements of photography website hosting, examine the rare but potential need to opt for VPS hosting over shared hosting, and wrap up with...

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5 Oct

How to Start a Financial Coaching Business
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Last year, the US coaching industry reached a record market value of almost 13 billion dollars. We are going through a coaching boom, with professionals across disciplines finding coaching as the best way to grow their practice while bringing their expertise to new people, in a new way.  In this post, we’ll particularly focus on financial coaching and how to start a financial coaching business.  But what is coaching? Definitions may vary depending on the specific type of coaching we’re addressing. According to the UW-Madison Center for Financial Security,  “Financial coaching means...

Check this free online management courses
21 Sep

12 Free Online Management Courses for Small Business Owners
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As a small business owner, there’s always something new to learn. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting, learning a new skill can massively boost your business’ potential – and taking a small business management course is a great way to do just that. There are dozens of online management courses available for small business owners, catering to different curriculums, budgets, and time schedules. Some of the best online courses are totally free to sign up to and will teach you invaluable skills and tricks to implement in your business...

Consider this elements before hiring freelancers
21 Aug

Small business guide to hiring freelancers
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It's hard for one or two people to execute every task involved in running a business. Still, in the early days of operation, as tricky as a do-everything-yourself approach can be, it ensures a pure execution of your vision. It also aligns perfectly with pre-growth budgetary constraints. Don’t worry, though. Even the most fledgling entrepreneurs would welcome a little bit of help. Staffing concerns continue after a business has traction and an employee or two; even then, getting everything done can be tough. For a company that's matured, the problem persists—the...

Beginner's Guide to YouTube for small business owners
15 Jun

A Beginner’s Guide to YouTube for Small Business Owners
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On average, Canadians are watching online videos for 84 minutes a day. And 54% of them are looking for more than "Gordon Ramsay's Video Critique of Spicy Wings"; they are watching their favourite brands to understand who they are and why they should buy from them. In fact, according to smartinsights.com, 73% of consumers said they'd been influenced by a brand's social media before buying. This means all small business owners should be joining the 87% of marketing professionals who are using YouTube to promote their brand. Being an especially visual channel,...