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Marketing

Businesses to Begin Selling on Yelp

The website known for its listings and reviews of local businesses is set to become an ecommerce platform.
Technology

Easy Ways to Keep Visitors on Your Website Longer

Consider publishing multimedia, linking to other pages on your site and other strategies for making your site more 'sticky.'
Entrepreneurs

How Teaching English in Bolivia Sparked One Young Trep's Bankable Business Idea

Sam Slover co-founded the online learning site, LearnItLive.com to help fill the education void in many parts of the world. See how that idea has taken off.
Starting a Business

From Renting Bedrooms on Airbnb to $1.5 Million in Venture Capital: Lessons in Resourceful Startup Funding

Tracy DiNunzio, the founder of online fashion marketplace Tradesy, shares her best advice for accessing startup funding when you are a statistical outlier.
Technology

Customer Privacy: What You Need to Know About Social Media, Passwords and Transparency

Jules Polonetsky, director of Washington D.C.-based Future of Privacy Forum, on what entrepreneurs should keep in mind when managing consumer data.
Finance

Why Internet Sales Tax is Bad Public Policy (Opinion)

The Marketplace Fairness Act, expected to pass in the Senate on May 6, requires online retailers to charge shoppers their state's sales tax. Is the law a poor political move?
Run a Better Business

The Internet Sales-Tax Showdown and Your Bottom Line

The Senate is expected to vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 this week. If passed, online retailers would have to collect sales tax in all states, even if they don't have a physical footprin...
Technology

YouTube Co-founder Announces New Video Service

Having started and nurtured the online video revolution, Chad Hurley appears ready to take online video in a new direction.
Starting a Business

Biggest Mistakes: Paperless Post on the Need for Speed

When the invitation maker first started up, the focus was on creating perfection. Co-founder Alexa Hirschfeld now says she would have done things differently.
Take It From The Pros

What Retail Startups Can Learn From 'The Daily Show'

While retail sites like Warby Parker and Mr Porter are successfully blending discovery with good design, they're missing one key ingredient: humor. Here's a case for why retail sites should be funny.
Take It From The Pros

Bringing Online Shopping to Life: How Etsy Experiments With Retail as a Brand Experience

From free haircuts to wreath-making, Etsy's pop-up holiday shop re-imagines the traditional sales experience and brings online shopping to life.
Starting a Business

Web Startup Can Help You Plan Your Free Time

Classtivity brings the online booking model to recreation.
Starting a Business

How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

With $1.1 million in seed funding, a new startup is connecting students electronically with tutors from top universities.
Technology

How to 'Split Test' Your Website to Engage Online Customers Better

Improve your site's performance by determining which design features resonate most with your audience.