Shopify Card Reader & POS Hardware 101

Shopify is one of the most popular payment processors around. The company, whose software fuels hundreds of thousands of online stores, has something new: A credit card reader for in-person transactions.The new Shopify Chip & Swipe Reader is US$29, seamlessly integrates with Shopify POS,...

Launching On Product Hunt: The Quick Guide

In the startup world, almost everyone's heard of Product Hunt. The site, which is dedicated to showing off interesting new apps and products, is one of the best ways to reach new customers, investors, and potential employees. But launching on Product Hunt--and being featured...

For Exposure: The Best Freelancer Twitter Account Ever

For Exposure Twitter
Every freelancer has stories about clients who want them to work for free. But one freelancer decided to turn those stories into a Twitter account.For Exposure is a Twitter feed run by Ryan Estrada, a South Korea-based artist. The idea behind For Exposure is...

Google Primer: Free Digital Marketing Lessons

Google (yes, that Google) has quietly put together one of the best small business resources out there... and it's perfect for freelancers and the self-employed.Google Primer is an Android and iOS app that offers up quick business and marketing lessons on your smartphone. The...

Reddit For Freelancers & Small Businesses: A Guide

Reddit is one of the internet’s most popular destinations, and with good reason. The news aggregation, content sharing, and message board site has millions of daily users discussing everything from science to cool pictures.It’s also one of the best resources around if you’re a...

Five Mother’s Day Entrepreneurial Lessons

When I was growing up, my mother and I would talk all night long over coffee and pastries at the kitchen table. We would have great conversations about life and dreams.Years later when I started our company, my mother would wake up at 6am...

LinkedIn Terms Of Service Changing: Privacy Policy, Bots & Lynda

LinkedIn, the popular social networking service, is changing their terms of service. Starting on June 7, 2017, the service’s privacy policy and user agreement are changing. They aren’t just small changes either; they’re things any LinkedIn user needs to know about. LinkedIn Terms Of Service...

Freelancer Negotiation Skills (And Self-Employed Too)

There’s something funny about self-employment for a lot of folks who have multiple clients: Despite the fact that they’re good at what they do, they’re uncomfortable negotiating rates and contracts. Freelancer negotiation skills aren’t something that pop out of the ether like a magical...

Costco Membership Cost Increasing: Tips & Strategies

Costco is raising their membership prices in June 2017--if you’re getting a new Costco membership or renewing your annual membership, expect to pay more. It isn’t a big membership rate increase--it’s an extra $5 to $10 a year. However, it is the first membership...

Venmo Small Business Tip: Using Venmo To Pay PayPal

Some good news for the millions of small businesses using PayPal: Starting soon, customers will be able to make PayPal payments through Venmo. This means customer payments through PayPal are about to get much, much easier.PayPal payment through Venmo will be enabled this May...

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