How do the startups that offer free web services make money?

How do the startups that offer free web services make money?

Across the Internet you’ll find a huge range of free services, and you’ve probably asked yourself how these companies can possibly be having any success. If you’re giving something away, how can it be making you any money? There are many ways that these companies find success using a wide range of different yet innovative […]

ROI for small businesses

ROI for small businesses

Return on Investment (ROI) is a rather nebulous term, a sort of catch-all that is really asking what the return will be for money that is going to be spent, i.e. what this commodity is really worth in the final analysis. Nature of benefits In the past, investment in something like a new IT system […]

The Biggest Mistakes that Businesses Make on Twitter

The Biggest Mistakes that Businesses Make on Twitter

Twitter has become one of the most useful tools for businesses that want to interact with their clients and other companies. Using Twitter improperly, though, can give your business a bad name. Just look at these 4 biggest mistakes that businesses make on Twitter. Mistake #1: Everything is About You… All the Time Companies that […]

Traffic is the Lifeblood of Your Company’s Success

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Driving great volumes of traffic to your website that will generate leads and sales is the lifeblood of your company and impacts your bottom line. The marketing campaigns and strategies that you have in place keep the heartbeat of your company strong and help you to reach your objectives and benchmarks. To have the type […]

The Value of Social Media for Small Business Development

The Value of Social Media for Small Business Development

Social media isn’t just about catching up with old friends and sharing pictures. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, and others offer businesses a cost-effective way to develop and market a brand, attract new clients, and interact with current clients. Regardless of the type of business, chances are that the majority of its current […]

Financial Goals and How to Achieve Them: 3 Steps You May be Missing Out On

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Financial advisers always ask new clients what their goals are in relation to their money. Inevitably, they want to save for their children’s education and their own retirement. For these aspirations to become attainable goals, the following principles have to be applied. Time Frame Image via Flickr by advisorindia Any real goal must have a time frame […]

Tips for Educating Yourself on How to Start Investing

Panic is Not for Strong Investors

So you want to be an investor? There are tools to aid you in becoming a successful investor through education and life experiences. And nope — you don’t need a college degree. Here are six must have investment tips for beginners. Plan, Don’t Budget Dr. Don Taylor of tells investment newbies they should plan, not […]

How Much Do Stars Get Paid to Tweet [infographic]

How Much Do Stars Get Paid to Tweet infographic my time matters blog

When Kim Kardashian tweeted earlier this week “Pregnancy lips…. @EOS to the rescue! LOL” along with a photo of her using eos lip balm, we couldn’t help but wonder — what’s in it for her, really? EOS clearly benefits from having a high-profile celebrity use their product, but is Kim getting anything in return? Though […]

Laptops and Tablets are Rendering Cable Obsolete & Why This is Good for Your Kids

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Approximately 2.65 million Americans cut the cable cord between 2008 and 2011, and as many as a million of these turned away from their cable subscriptions in 2011 alone. It’s clear that the current trend is leaning toward flexible mobile streaming available on many devices, including laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Not only is this good for […]

Simple yet Effective Strategies to Ensure Online Privacy Protection

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These days, people become all the more pressured to ensure the protection of their online privacy. It is because of the continuous increase in the use of social media such as and in their day-to-day activities. If you don’t become careful with what you post online, like unwittingly attaching unsavory photos of yours […]

Social Media and the Growth of E-Commerce [infographic]

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{EAV:9e4f3a20c41d1105} Social Media And The Growth Of E-Commerce – infographic Did you know that e-commerce, which already accounts for 8 percent of all retail states in the U.S., is expected to outpace sales growth at brick-and-mortar stores over the next 5 years, reaching an incredible $370 billion by 2017? Social media is playing its part, […]

Infographic: How to optimize your Tweets

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I love Twitter. It is elegant in its simplicity. But I remember the steep learning curve of understand the complexities underlying 140-character microblog posts. Beyond content, businesses have to understand the who, when, why, what, how (assuming the where is Twitter) – and it’s difficult to vet all of that. This infographic has made the […]

WorldPenScan BT – Wireless Portable Pen Scanner and Translator

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This cool pen scanner works with Mac, Windows and Android devices. You can attach it wireless via bluetooth or use the included USB cable. The WorldPenScan BT works fine as a single line scanner, but the real appeal is in the translation functionality. You can translate between 200 languages, so this gadget could be very […]

What will the state of small business look like in 2013?

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I’ve been an avid user of Aweber for many years. Overtime it has evolved and if you’re just starting to get into online marketing – setting up an email opt-in form for your business should be one of  your main priorities.  Emails are still the cellphones of the internet, doesn’t matter what people are saying […]