How to Do Local Email Marketing Right: Tips and Case Studies


Email marketing is not dead. The stats are clear: 72% of American adults send or receive emails via their smartphones at least weekly. 81% of online shoppers in the US are likely to buy more as a result of targeted emails reflecting their buying habits. email is the most effective way to get and retain […]

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How To Run a 99Designs Contest: Real Time Case Study

How To Run a 99Designs Contest

So you’ve figured out what kind of business you want to run. And now you’re ready to get your website out there and start making some sales. Problem? You’re not a designer. So how do you get a professional looking website up that won’t break the bank and looks great? Truth be told, there are […]

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How To Hire An Awesome Developer

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So you’re just about to launch your very first business. You’ve got the idea, the target market, the name, and maybe even a sweet layout from running a contest on 99designs. Now all you need is a developer to string it all together. But how do you find one that’s going to do an awesome […]

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How To Name Your Local Service Business


New entrepreneurs will often spend an absurd amount of time naming their business. Tell me: Have you ever encountered one of these two groups online? The first group has come up with hundreds of name possibilities and then become paralyzed by all of the choices facing them. You’ll probably see them posting in multiple facebook […]

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5 Email Campaigns You Should Replicate

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If someone has purchased from you before (and they’re not related to you in some way), there’s a pretty good chance that they like your product. This is especially true for those of you folks running a subscription-based box service. Your product lives or dies based on your ability to deliver quality goods each and […]

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Now Available: Offer Gift Cards to your Customers

So giftcards are here, good humans! : -) (Click the image to see it full screen)   So quick notes: It’s available now, you just need to grab the code from your “settings” section just like you grabbed the code for the booking form. Right now it comes as-is. But version 2 (which will be […]

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Latest Update: Accept Cash/Checks and Pre-Authorize Credit Cards

Latest Updates for April 18th, 2014: Accept Cash and Checks For the “I would like to accept cash/checks” folks, you can now do so. The Cash and Check payment options are disabled by default, but you can enable them by: Go to Settings On the My Account page, click the Subdomain tab Go to the Payment Options checkboxes, and select Cash and/or […]

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