Technology

Remembering the Legacy of Steve Jobs: Follow Your Heart

Today the world is mourning the loss of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), who passed away yesterday. Many people will remember him for the technological advances his company brought about. Where would we be without our iPods, iPads, iMacs and iPhones? :-) While those things are great, what I'll remember most about Steve Jobs is that is dared to follow his heart.

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Where to Register a Domain Name

In modern times, when the Internet is such a huge part of almost any kind of work, part of legitimizing your budding business is to put it online. Furthermore, if you wish to have your own website created, it is vitally important to make that website appear to be as professional as possible.

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Death to the Flash Intro

Okay, the title of this article may be a bit harsh, but I still urge you to rethink your small business' use of flashing text, scrolling photos and music as the first things potential customers see on your web site. Remember, your site visitors are coming to you web site to learn about your products and services, not to be entertained by your logo dancing across the screen. Here are a few questions to consider before asking your web designer to create a Flash intro for your site:

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3 Things Your Web Site Must Have

Having a web site can be one of the best ways to promote your business, if done correctly. This Monday Marketing Moment offers 3 things your web site must have in order to succeed. They are simple, yet often ignored tips that could mean the difference between closing a sale and losing business to a competitor.

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Promote Your Business with our Blog

Hello readers! I've approached this week's Monday Marketing Moment from a different angle. Rather than type up a general knowledge article, this week I wanted to give you something you could use now. Today's tip is simple: promote your business. I will even give you a head start. You can promote your business here on the Entrepreneur Resources: Small Business Blog for free as part of our "Small Business Spotlight."

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Bringing Your Store to the World Wide Web

For many small business owners, creating an online store is a natural step in their business growth. Perhaps you own a brick and mortar clothing boutique and are ready to expand your client base worldwide, or maybe you’re a new business owner who will sell your products exclusively on the Internet. Either way, you should follow a detailed plan to get your store up and running. While selling on the Internet can seem intimidating, it doesn’t have to be. Continue reading as we cover four key steps, from registering your domain name to creating a credit card processing account, that will get your online store open for business in no time.

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Selecting a Reliable Web Host

In addition to finding a professional, affordable web site designer, securing a web host is another crucial step in the web site design process. A web host is a company that stores your web site's files. All the pages you see on the net are a collection of pages stored in an online folder. You pay a web host to store your files in its online folder. Having a reliable web host is crucial to your business. Everytime you send a potential or current client to your site, you need it to be up and running error-free. Since this is so important, we have listed a few guidelines in selecting a reliable web host.

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