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Notes from a brief business trip

This past week I was away for 2 days on a business trip … the kind where you leave at 4am on a Thursday, and arrive back at about midnight on the Friday. Short, intensive, rewarding and filled with travel.  I probably had about 10 hours when I was travelling in one form or another […]

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Around the web – April 2013

In which there’s a couple of good free resources: guide to google analytics, and a beginners guide to sales, I switch email client (again), and apologise for anything I’ve ever said when I was hungry. It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of useful or interesting things I’ve found online; still, there’s […]

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A better way to take payments online?

If you want to take money online, whatever you decide to do comes down to a couple of basic choices:  do I want to take money through an integrated payment provider – one who’s software can integrate with my website, and pass money directly to my bank account?, or do I want to use PayPal. […]

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Why your internet based business is going to fail

  Photo by jbhalper – In which I reveal the closely guarded secrets as to why many, many web based businesses fail.  Fine, I hate suspense too … so if you’re after the short version, it’s this: you haven’t put enough money aside to market your business properly.  Slightly longer version follows … I’ve […]

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I Don’t Understand The Facebook IPO

I don’t understand the Facebook IPO.  Or, more to the point: as a potential (extremely small) investor, I don’t understand clearly enough how it would make me money. If I were a growth fund manager then yes, I’d be in there all guns blazing … it would make good sense to buy as much Facebook […]

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Push your content, not your website

Something I try and stress to people now when developing websites is that the key to getting them to deliver is to understand that it is not actually about the website itself, it’s about the content. Your content should exist independently of your website – you should be able to break it into chunks and […]

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Groupon: probably not going to help you

Ah, this makes for sad reading. Groupon’s Messy Business. If you don’t know what Groupon is, briefly, it offers small businesses a quick way to dramatically increase the number of customers through your door by publicising dramatic discounts across their wide reaching network. Sounds like a good, quick win for businesses – and, in some […]

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