Five E-commerce Packaging Tips you Can’t Afford to Miss

Technology has been rising at a dramatic rate in recent years, leading to a boom in internet retailing. 2015 saw a record rise in online purchasing with predictions from experts that this will increase by up to 45% during 2016. With a typical e-commerce package being composed of 40% air higher shipping costs now penalise […]

How Should a Small Business Owner Be Paid?

One of the biggest challenges start up company and small business owners face is how much should they pay themselves? How much should they take? And how often should it be done? There aren’t any fixed rules for this but we have put together a list of pointers that can help you make these important […]

Ten Steps to Starting a Podcast

Ten Steps to Starting a Podcast written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing photo credit: DollarPhotoClub As the content marketing arms race continues to heat up, it’s becoming harder and harder to get noticed.  Sometimes it seems that unless you are a published author, speaker, and prolific blogger, you won’t get much […]

6 Essential WordPress Plugins

6 Essential WordPress Plugins written by Alex Boyer read more at Duct Tape Marketing PhotoCredit: PlaceIt WordPress is a great platform for most business owners. It’s flexible, adapting to your needs and desires to make your website perfect for your business. It’s constantly up to date, with regular maintenance that keeps your site running fast. […]

HP Launches PageWide Printer Technology for Home Business

HP introduced its PageWide print technology in 2015 for large format printers and Web presses. That same technology will soon be available for the small business market, bringing industrial printing capabilities to the office, says HP in an official announcement released Tuesday. The release was part of an HP Inc. announcement that included introduction of […]

How Creative Entrepreneurs are Using Patreon to Build Their Businesses

For creators and artists, being able to work on what you love for a living is the ultimate dream. One tool is making it a bit easier to connect these creators and artists with the fans who love their content, while making the dream a more attainable reality. Founded in 2013 by artist Jack Conte, Patreon […]

Franchise Sector Shows Job Growth for February, Says ADP Report

U.S. private sector franchises continue to drive employment, according to the February 2016 ADP National Franchise Report, produced by human resources management solutions provider ADP in conjunction with Moody’s Analytics. The report found that franchise sector 2016 job growth in the U.S. was up by 18,500 in February. While the numbers fell shy of those reported […]

The Essentials of an Email Marketing Campaign

Newsflash: Email Marketing is Neither Dead nor Dying. Each year, many bloggers write doom-and-gloom posts about email marketing. They predict the end is near for the strategy of reaching an audience via their inboxes. But guess what? Email marketing is still very much alive and kicking. #HomeBusinessTrends