This post is slightly different to my usual, but a topic I’m definitely excited about. As of 4 days ago (06/02/2014) I am an uncle and at 24 and with no kids of my own yet being a first-time uncle is a bit of an odd situation. If you’re in the same situation as me
Two quite important developments occurred in the past few days in the SEO industry. The first was when Matt Cutts of Google’s webspam team explained that guest posting as a link-building strategy is dead. He went on to explain that while this shouldn’t impact multi-author or high-authority sites, there would be action taken by Google
Every year a new trend sweeps through the online retail sector. Unlike fashion these trends don’t recede to be replaced by the next big thing, each trend becomes a permanent part of the eCommerce experience. As with most ideas, eCommerce trends reach a tipping at around 10-15% adoption. After this point the trend is viewed
Right from when you first sit down at your interview, there’ll be a bit of focus on your weaknesses. The question “what are some of your weaknesses?” comes up almost every time. The question provides you with an opportunity to demonstrate how you compensate for your weaknesses, but ultimately your potential employers want to know
One of the biggest barriers for most entrepreneurs looking to set up an ecommerce store is that there’s nearly always someone else, someone bigger, doing the same thing. They sell lots of products, so they can place orders for higher quantities with suppliers, meaning that they can get much lower buying prices than your smaller
The Minimum Effective Dose (MED) is the smallest effective does or amount of effort that will lead to the desired result. Here is the explanation given by Tim Ferriss in his book on meta-learning, The 4-Hour Chef: Anything beyond the MED is wasteful. To boil water, the MED is 212°F (100°C) at standard air pressure.
From September 2012 – January 2014, I worked at Maplin Electronics, a large UK electronics retailer as Assistant Online Commercial Manager. Essentially my rolewais to identify and develop market opportunities and help manage marketplaces, online projects and product launches from inception to completion. While this post is about my experiences at work, it is in
A large number of multichannel retailers sell on marketplaces as part of their overall multichannel strategy and with good reason. Marketplaces are a great way to feature on some of the highest viewed websites on the web and get your products in front a much wider audience. The 2 biggest marketplaces are eBay and Amazon. Both eBay and Amazon
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When I was first studying business, I used to think that the leader was the person in charge of the company and that the managers were the people he employed. On reflection, this kind of thinking is understandable as the type of manager who were featured on the news and on the covers of magazines were the one