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Practical Genius - business books to read

Being in the moment

The foreword to the book Practical Genius is written by Kevivn Carroll. In that he has a little story about his childhood and how his great grandmother was teaching them to stay in the moment. I think we can all learn from it.

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Why you must use UMP to Sell on multiple marketplaces

It is important for your ecommerce success to sell on multiple marketplaces. However; it is not easy if you have more than a handful of products. A SaaS service like http://uploadmyproducts.com can help you keep your sanity and still get a competitive advantage through selling on marketplaces in a controlled manner.

Grow your international sales, seek help if you need to,

Are you still ignoring International?

Are you still stuck with the lower 48 states mindset? Look at this image. This is real data from an ecommerce site. 39% of their sales are international. How would you like an extra 39%

Are you sure you are profitable - Ecommerce Case Studies / Success / Examples

Are you sure you are profitable? Really Sure?

If you are into ecommerce and selling on marketplaces like Amazon, Walmart and eBay, you’ve got to understand your product costs, postage costs and commissions in order to truly understand whether you are profitable or not. Otherwise, you will see a lot of sales but your bank account will keep getting depleted till you are out of business.

How to start an online store, open an ecommerce store / website

How to start an online store – open an ecommerce store / website

Everyone seems to be getting into ecommerce and opening online stores. Success stories abound. Maybe you are also doing a good bit of buying online now. You may have some good ideas about products you can sell. You have a good supplier that you know or some products you can craft. But how do you open an online store, what are the mechanics, who will build it for you, how much will it cost? These are all legitimate questions that every entrepreneur seeks an answer to. The following will help you get educated on How to start an online store and join the world of ecommerce.

Life's teaching moments - stuck in the mud.

Being stuck in the mud can be a good thing

It was a cold rainy December afternoon and I was scrambling to reach the masjid for Friday prayers with my boys. We were a little late and the paved parking lot was full so we had to park in the grassy lot. When we came out of the masjid, it was raining cats and dogs. We ran as fast as we could to our car and jumped in. Got the car started and the heat cranking and put the car in gear. It refused to budge. We tried to reverse. Nothing doing. Changed to lower gears, deactivated traction control and tried again. No luck. The tires were getting no traction. We were officially stuck in the mud on a cold and rainy day.

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