Online Business

Online Business

Your website is the online portal for customers to discover and interact with your brand. Online business encompasses a number of resources and considerations, including building a website, web development, web design, working with programmers, creating web content, ecommerce, customer privacy and more.

Online business also looks at the companies and startups that are innovating online. 

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Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

For online retailers, it is never too early to start your holiday strategy. Here is a month-by-month guide for making your holidays bright.
5 Tools to Stop Content Thieves From Robbing Your Site

5 Tools to Stop Content Thieves From Robbing Your Site

If your content is being used without your consent, there are measures you can take to have it removed.
From 48 Cents in the Bank to Escape Velocity

From 48 Cents in the Bank to Escape Velocity

Shane Snow, co-founder of Contently, recounts how he spent every last dollar of his savings in order to create a platform to connect freelancers with brands.
International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

Consumers are increasingly looking to buy goods across international borders, both to save money and to gain access to a greater variety of items.
Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Online Resource for Expert Advice Lines up More Than $50 Million in Financing

Founder Andy Kurtzig calls Pearl.com "the Amazon.com of professional services," and he has plans to expand into the app market.

6 Ways to Protect Your Digital Brand

Travel blogger Turner Barr recently watched a moneyed corporation allegedly steal his brand identity. Here’s how to ensure it doesn’t happen to you.

Can't Find a Summer Job? Here's How to Launch an Online Business

If you can't find an internship, don't fret. Consider supplementing your college education with a summer business.

What Every Online Business Needs to Know About the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

New changes to the law are scheduled to go into effect July 1st. Is your business ready?
The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

The Internet Sales-Tax Bill Takes a Step Forward

A bill which would end tax-free online shopping moves on to the House of Representatives, where it is likely to be met with resistance from anti-tax Republicans.
Achieving Your Business Dreams on the Web

Achieving Your Business Dreams on the Web

Creating an irresistible Internet presence relies on credibility, content and casting a wide marketing net.
How Increasing Interaction Helps Retain Customers

How Increasing Interaction Helps Retain Customers

A guru of entrepreneurship tunes into her customers' concerns, and leaves a lasting impression.

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Website Makes Boutique Fashions Available Anywhere

Shoptiques brings cutting-edge creations from brick-and-mortar boutiques online.
Why You Don't Need to Create an 'Angry Birds' for Your Site

Why You Don't Need to Create an 'Angry Birds' for Your Site

Unless your business involves some type of real-life gaming, you might not want to invest your time and money trying to create the next viral game for your startup.
How Keyword Research Can Improve Your SEO

How Keyword Research Can Improve Your SEO

Choosing optimal keywords can help raise your search engine rankings and increase traffic to your website.
Seven Ways to Whip Your Website into Shape

Seven Ways to Whip Your Website into Shape

Here is a guide for giving your business website a makeover that will help attract more clients in 2012.
We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service

We Test-Drive a Personal Chat Bot for Customer Service

MyCyberTwin offers businesses a chatty bot to keep customers company.
Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend

Tebowing.com: Scrambling to Build a Business on a Viral Trend

Entrepreneur by accident. The weird world of internet memes, and the businesses they leave in their wake.
Web-Hosting Troubles? How One Company Found a Solution By Building Their Own

Web-Hosting Troubles? How One Company Found a Solution By Building Their Own

When their hosting provider fell flat--and customer files disappeared--Fileblaze decided to go it on their own.
Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

Anti-Piracy Bill Could Do More Harm Than Good for Small Companies

The proposed 'SOPA' bill aims to put an end to online piracy, but those who oppose it say it could have negative implications for small businesses.
Groupon, Other Deal Sites Not a Good Deal for Small Businesses

Groupon, Other Deal Sites Not a Good Deal for Small Businesses

A new report suggests voucher offers largely aren't shoring up new customers or sales.
New Google Search Update Could Spell More Trouble for Business Websites

New Google Search Update Could Spell More Trouble for Business Websites

Change to search results puts priority on 'fresher,' more recent web content.
Business Groups Object to Major Domain Name Expansion

Business Groups Object to Major Domain Name Expansion

Smaller companies could see higher costs, and few gains, when a flood of new online domains take effect.
How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

How One Small Firm Replaced Its AWOL Site Designer -- Fast

A stationery boutique owner had to do some serious bargain-hunting when she needed a web designer to add a 'shop online' element to her company's website.
The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

With the retail firepower of its Silk 'split' browser, the Kindle Fire could be a barn-burner for Amazon.

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