Internet & Online Business

Since you’re competing for eyeballs with millions of other businesses, your business’s domain name—the web address/URL that people use to find your website—should be decided at the same time you’re naming your business. Preferably, the web address should match your business name and if it doesn’t you may consider changing the name of your business—it’s that important. When customers search for your type of business, a great domain name will help your business move up the ranks and draw traffic.

Here are some tips to remember when choosing a domain name:

Most small businesses use outside Web hosting companies to host their websites. Here are the most important factors to consider when selecting a Web hosting service.

1. Do you want a dedicated or shared server?

The server is where your website resides. Sharing a server with other companies’ websites costs less, and a shared server can typically handle most small companies’ bandwidth needs. However, as your company’s website grows, you may want to consider a dedicated server. You may need a dedicated server if:

If you’re currently using your website as a marketing tool and/or to give customers valuable information, the next obvious step is to add ecommerce capabilities. Selling products or services isn’t as hard as you might think and creates a new source of cash flow for your business. This tactic can allow even non-retail businesses to create new income streams. 

If you’re currently using your website as a marketing tool and/or to give customers valuable information, the next obvious step is to add ecommerce capabilities. Selling products or services isn’t as hard as you might think and creates a new source of cash flow for your business. This tactic can allow even non-retail businesses to create new income streams. Here are some ideas for what to sell:
  • Products you carry in your retail store

Avaya, a global leader in business communications, provides tips on designing a unified communications strategy for your small business. Learn how to be efficient, responsive, accessible and productive with this eGuide.

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Here are five questions to ask yourself:

 

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Ecommerce is a thriving industry with fierce competition. One of the best ways to achieve success in this dynamic, competitive environment is to have a strong marketing mix with a most recent phenomenon- free shipping.

While VoIP systems are an excellent choice for most companies, it’s important to be aware of the drawbacks to using this type of system. If you’re currently choosing between VoIP and a traditional phone system, here are a few things you might want to consider.

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Resource Nation is your source for small business success, providing how-to purchasing guides, tips for selecting business service providers and a free quote comparison service that allows business owners and entrepreneurs to compare price and service offerings in over 100 categories. From business VoIP systems to VoIP phone service plans, you’ll find the information you need to get the best deal for your business.

Resource Nation is your source for small business success providing how-to purchasing guides from VoIP services to phone systems. Resource Nation also helps businesses select and choose vendors in over 100 categories.

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