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$19.5m Sports Memorabilia Company

SportsMemorabilia.com hits $19.5m in revenues in six years. They started out as more-or-less an affiliate listing vendors inventory on their site and doing a revenue share. Then, in 2011, they started buying merchandise and inventorying it in-house. They’re secret is knowing how to buy merchandise more intelligently, using complex analytics developed in-house. I find two […]

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Killing ideas fast. This idea was a mobile app.

I think there is a benefit to killing ideas fast.  I’m not talking about knee jerk reactions.  I’m talking about researching correctly.  The conundrum with business ideas is: Somebody already did it. If no one is doing it, is it necessarily a good idea? Recently, we wanted to start a mobile app for ordering concessions […]

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Start your day successfully.

Inspired by an article in Fast Company titled, “What Successful People Do With the First Hour of Their Workday“.  I’ll put their list at the bottom. Stretch a little, breathe and realize all the good things in your life.  I think this prepares your mind to work better and get you off to a good start. Look […]

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Good article on your website’s design

With a website, I think the best methodology is to work from the back forward.  What is your ultimate goal and work backwards from that.  For example, if you want them to fill out an application, how do you fluff them into doing this?  Here are some pretty good concepts from Michael Mothnerof of an online marketing firm named […]

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You get rich on your free time.

Let me qualify that I am not rich (yet).  One of the problems I see is people that are constantly working for someone else or themselves.  They do not have the time, or maybe the ambition, to improve their situation.  You do this on your free time b/c what you do during the week is […]

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Please use safe sunscreen on your kids.

Not a business topic, but near and dear to my heart.  Most sunscreens are dangerous.  You have to remember that your skin is an organ.  When you put something on your skin, it’s similar to ingesting it. The problem is that very effective, reasonably priced, safe sun screen is not always available at the big box stores, […]

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I can not live without Boomerang for Gmail. Here is why:

I felt compelled to recommend this product.  I’ve been using it for about 2 months now.  Boomerang for Gmail is great and worth every penny of the $4.99 per month. Why is it so great?  For starters, it makes me look more professional and solves a specific problem.   The problem is that I have […]

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What’s this? Unlimited cloud space.

Sync: Changes you make on one computer will be updated on all computers you are logged into. Send: Instantly send terabytes of data to your friends by just right clicking anyCloudified file or folder. Invite: You can now invite a limited number of friends to Bitcasa. Instantly send them terabytes of pictures, movies, and music! Choose […]

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CTR on Google SERP for #1 spot is around 18%

Ever wonder what percentage of people click on the first result in Google?  Well, you better redo those projections. Here is a good illustration:   This totally awesome post is on SEOmoz with empirical evidence.  It’s titled “Mission ImposSERPble: Establishing Click-through Rates“. Tweet This Post

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Thoughts on Shark Tank Ep. 1 – 2012

Here is the details of the episode.  I really enjoyed the episode.  I think Mark Cuban brings a lot to this show.   He’s leveled the playing field. Here is my opinion: Clean Bottle – Big numbers and already a pretty good business w/ $750k in sales.  I did not like the business b/c I […]

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