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7 Tips for Altering Your Budget So You Can Hire an SEO Expert

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Alter Your Budget So You Can Hire an SEO Expert The fourth quarter is when most businesses take real stock of their situations. CEOs and entrepreneurs look at what they accomplished in quarters one through three and what they need to do in quarter four to end the year “on top.” It’s also when they figure out what has been ... Read More »

Google PPC Ads No Longer Allowing Phone Numbers

Google has put the brakes on the use of phone numbers in PPC ads. Like many of the changes made by Google, the announcement was made very quietly. The change was put into effect starting April 1, 2013. If you want to include phone numbers in your PPC ads, you will have to use call extensions. Google’s Reason According to ... Read More »

Pointers for Making Your Bookkeeping Duties Stress-Free

Bookkeeping is one of what many would consider the necessary evils of running a successful business. But it doesn’t need to come with the stresses that so many of us associate with financial management. We’re here to provide some pointers for making the process a bit easier, and hopefully eliminate some of the pain from the process! Consistency is key. ... Read More »

Payroll Software Programs: Making Your Life Easier

By Debbie Allen March 18, 2013 Businesses of all sizes can use payroll software programs to handle the processing and calculations of its payroll. In addition to computing payrolls, these software programs can also be used to keep accurate records. In other words, payroll software programs streamline the payroll process. Even in large companies, the programs make the task of ... Read More »

Three eCommerce Metrics Not to Forget

By Stitch Labs Febuary 18, 2013 As a small owner business owner, it can be difficult to sift out what metrics you should be focusing on in your business and what you should leave to your accountant. Most eCommerce options do an excellent job keeping track of metrics, including conversion, cart abandonment, and overall profit, to help you gauge the ... Read More »

Top 5 Reasons Every Business Should Accept Online Payments

By Heather Legg November 5, 2012 Whether a business is an online one or a physical store or business, a big benefit it can have is accepting online payments. Not all businesses start out this way, and it can be a big mistake. All businesses should really employ online payment services. Here are some reasons why:   1. It’s Easier! ... Read More »

4 Killer Ways to Prevent Chargebacks

By Meghan Faye Wolff June 25, 2012 As an e-commerce business owner, chargebacks can be deadly to your merchant account. A chargeback is similar to a refund. The difference is that instead of calling your business, the cardholder contacts their credit card issuing bank for their money back. When this happens, you not only lose out the sale, but you ... Read More »

The PayPal 1099: Get Ready for a Brand New Tax Form in 2012

December 29, 2011 By Outright.com There are two kinds of posts that are inevitable this time of year. One is the never-ending barrage of holiday posts, telling you everything and anything you would ever want to hear about buying and selling. The other, of course, is the end-of-the-year-get-ready-for-tax-season post. We hate to tell you, but you’re reading the latter! Wait, ... Read More »

Dropbox Secures $250 Million; Competes With iCloud

October 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Dropbox announced Tuesday that it has secured $250 million in a Series B round of funding led by Index Ventures. Dropbox is a company that uses cloud storage technology to provide a place where users can store and share files on the Internet. The service boasts 50 million users and is valued ... Read More »

4 Steps to Getting the Right High-Risk Merchant Account

October 17, 2011 By Tina Brandon, Vice President of PayNetSecure.net Happy Guest Blogger Monday! This week our guest talks about establishing the high-risk merchant account that’s right for your ecommerce solution. Without this knowledge, you might be at risk yourself–for winding up without a merchant account. VP of PayNetSecure.net Tina Brandon guides you through four steps to ensure your business ... Read More »