Startup & Small Business

Planning a New Career? Time to Build Your New Personal Brand

Ready to start a new phase in your working life? You need to let potential employers or clients know what you’re doing now. That means it’s time to update (or create) your personal brand. Let’s walk through that process now. This post is part of our blog series,...

How to Promote Your New Freelance Business or Personal Brand So People Can Find You (and Hire You)

You’ve got your new brand for your new career or freelance business. Now you need to make sure that employers, recruiters, clients or customers can find it. This post will show you how.It’s the finale in our blog series, Reinventing Your Career During COVID, where we...

Need Money and Support to Kick-Start Your Career Change? Find Grants, Loans & More

Ready to change careers but need some cash and a little advice from people who’ve been there to get going? You’ve landed on the right post. Welcome to our blog series, Reinventing Your Career During COVID!In this series, we’re looking at how to change careers during a...
Social Media Holidays Your Small Business Can Celebrate

Social Media Holidays Your Small Business Can Celebrate

Celebrating social media holidays may seem silly but they can give your business a serious marketing boost. Thanks to the magic of the internet and the endless creativity of holiday-proclaimers, you never have to run out of special days to add to your promo...

6 Best Strategies to Monetize a Blog in 2021

6 Best Strategies to Monetize a Blog in 2021

Google “how to make money blogging,” and you’ll find that many articles feature the same advice. Start writing about your passions, create quality content to attract an audience, and eventually monetize that audience with affiliate marketing and ads. However, if you...

How (and Why) to Add “Buy Now Pay Later” to Your Online Store

How (and Why) to Add “Buy Now Pay Later” to Your Online Store

Does your online store offer Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) yet? If not, you may be missing out on sales. Yikes!With Buy Now, Pay Later, customers order what they want, pay in installments (usually 4, every two weeks). Your store gets paid when the order is placed, minus...

Getting Paid As An Independent Web Developer

Getting Paid As An Independent Web Developer

Working as an independent web developer comes with some awesome perks—a boundaryless career, no micromanaging bosses, better work–life balance, and ample room to facilitate the growth of your career at your own pace. However, late payments, no payments, and...

XaaS: 9 Things Your Online Business Can Outsource This Year

XaaS: 9 Things Your Online Business Can Outsource This Year

Running a small business can make you feel like you’re doing everything, all the time—because let’s face it, you probably are.  That busyness can be exciting at first. But running on adrenaline and checklists for months on end can cause you to burn out and make...

6 Best WooCommerce Shipping Plugins

6 Best WooCommerce Shipping Plugins

Shipping is a crucial part of your eCommerce business. After making a sale, your customers expect their purchase to arrive on time and in the best condition. Shipping involves several moving parts, from calculating rates to printing labels to offering tracking...