Takeaways from the 2015 IRCE Conference

IRCE Conference

If you attended this year's IRCE (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) this past month in Chicago, you undoubtably walked away with lots of new ideas to bring to your business. But if you weren’t able to attend, then you're in luck! Bill … [Continue reading]

Creating “The Roost” Laptop Stand with James Olander

The Roost Laptop Stand

If you are like me and many other entrepreneurs, you know that one of the biggest perks of owning your own business is being able to be completely mobile. You may have an office that you work out of, but if you need to, you can unplug and work on … [Continue reading]

Starting and Running an Impactful Mastermind Group

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If you've ever considered joining or starting a Mastermind group, you know that they're often rife with problems. From choosing a schedule that works for everyone to staying on top of your take-aways and tasks, these groups vary in success for … [Continue reading]

The Story Behind Woot! & Meh.com with Matt Rutledge

Matt Rutledge / eCommerceFuel

Unless you have been living under a rock, you've heard that “laughter is the best medicine” at least once in your life. But did you know it's also the cure-all for a prosperous business? In the world where a majority of entrepreneurs are … [Continue reading]

How Nate Friedman Went From 60-Hour Weeks to 4-Hour Days

Nate Friedman / eCommerceFuel

Nate Friedman started out as an electrical engineer in the steel industry, climbed the corporate ladder at a Fortune 50 company and eventually ran a real-estate listings startup that didn’t work out. He worked 10-hour-plus days, traveled constantly … [Continue reading]

Buying and Monetizing Exact Match Domains with Michael Jackness

Michael Jackness

Finding the right domain for your business can be a long process and one that requires a smart strategy. Questions abound when it comes to finding the right domain. Should you find an exact match domain? If your top choice is already claimed, should … [Continue reading]

8 Kickstarter Campaigns That Nailed It (And How You Can, Too)

Crowdsourcing

If you ask any inventor, designer or creative person what has stopped them from seeing a brilliant idea to fruition, the answer is always the same: money. But crowdfunding has changed all that. Thanks to sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, a really … [Continue reading]

6 Tips for Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout

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As an entrepreneur, it is very easy to get caught in the trap of saying yes too often in an effort to chase down new opportunities. If you aren't careful to quell that entrepreneurial spirit from time to time, you'll inevitably hit the famous … [Continue reading]

Big City vs. Rural: Where Should You Run Your Business?

City Versus Country

Ever hear the saying, "Location, location, location!" Though it's a phrase coined by realtors hoping to move some fixer uppers in a prime neighborhood, even entrepreneurs are often stuck on where to run their business from. From networking … [Continue reading]

Building a Fashion Brand with Miracle Wanzo

Building a Fashion Brand

Building a fashion brand is hard. First of all, you need a lot of money and connections to be able to sell big brand name clothing. Secondly, it's difficult to design and produce your own fashion line. Perhaps more importantly, it's nearly … [Continue reading]