The Stationery Stall (http://www.stationerystall.co.uk) specialise in custom-designed stationery, both printed and hand-made. With each design we combine our creativity and flair to co-ordinate your wedding accessories, from the initial save the date cards to the invitations, order of service, table plan, thank you cards and more. We will work closely with you to design your … Continue reading Custom Designed Stationery – www.stationerystall.co.uk
Inside a midtown hotel, Larry Fischer is on his mobile phone with a financial backer as his partner Ari Goldberger does quick research on a laptop computer. They are bidding furiously at this auction of Internet domain names, with hopes of snagging megayachts.com. The duo won’t be deterred. They want this name. “$110,000 (euro79,693), yes … Continue reading Internet domain names the new 21st century real estate
The fact that Andrew Miller and Michael Zapolin don’t speak German was never a problem, until the two Internet investors decided to buy the domain name “choco-late.com.” The owner, a man in Germany who didn’t speak English, was content to paper the site with ads for chocolate companies and collect pocket change whenever someone clicked … Continue reading How two Boston entrepreneurs are making millions from names as simple as chocolate.com
Internet auction site eBay has bought StumbleUpon, a website that recommends other websites, for $75m (Â£38m). The deal means eBay will get access to almost 2.5 million registered users, who recommend sites to each other. Users get search results that are based on their profiles, which the site says gives them more relevant results than … Continue reading eBay buys recommendations website
GROWTH in the online advertising industry shows few signs of slowing, with ads generated by search engines and directories surging ahead of banners, pop-ups and classified ads. Advertisers spent $294 million advertising online in the first quarter of 2007, according to the first report delivered by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The January-March quarter has always been the weakest … Continue reading Internet ads surge, even as Google keeps mum
It takes an entrepreneurial fire in your belly to start a business and make it succeed. Not everyone has it. How do you know if you have what it takes to start a business? There’s really no way to know for sure. But I do find things in common among the emotional and family fabric … Continue reading Do you have what it takes to become a entrepreneur ?
Internet search engine Google said its ability to cash in on web advertising had helped its profits almost triple. The company made a net profit of $1.03bn (Â£524.4m) in the last three months of 2006 – compared to $372.2m a year ago. It said the result, on sales of $3.2bn, was helped by high internet … Continue reading Ad spend helps Google triple profits
Internet-based retailers cleaned up over Christmas after spending online surged by 54 per cent to Â£7.7bn during the period, beating expectations. In two years, the amount of goods bought over the web has more than doubled, reflecting a push by high street chains to improve their online presence. In the 10 weeks to Christmas Eve, … Continue reading Internet shopping hits fresh high
[tag]YouTube[/tag] has finally made its first dollar (and about 1.65 billion at that) instead of just losing money. It was acquired by Google. [tag]Google[/tag] hopes that YouTube will do for Google Video what [tag]Google Video[/tag] failed to do for people willing to post their videos on the net. What will change on YouTube? Not much … Continue reading YouTube to GooTube
Today I discovered [tag]Yahoo[/tag]! have recently released [tag]Yahoo Time Capsule[/tag], a site that archives peoples [tag]photos[/tag], videos, thoughts etc. It appears to have only been launched in the past few weeks. Why gutted ? This is a project i’ve been working on for over 12 months, my site was called TheWorldInFaces.com and was going to … Continue reading Yahoo hacked my laptop!
YouTube wildly profitable? by ZDNet‘s Mitch Ratcliffe — Froosh over at hipmojo.com argues that YouTube is “wildly profitable” and estimates the company pulls down $7.5 million a month in revenue. Venture capitalist Fred Wilson says Froosh’s analsysis is not “crazy math,” but I’d argue it is sketchy and decidedly optimistic math. Let’s go to the … Continue reading YouTube wildly profitable?
Integrating offline with online in [tag]ad campaigns[/tag] has been proven to increase [tag]brand awareness[/tag], [tag]brand image[/tag] & [tag]purchase intent[/tag]. Brand awareness can increase by upto 4% whilst purchase intent can be more than 2% higher as a result of [tag]online ad campaigns[/tag]. (Source: Dynamic logic survey which researched over 400 ad campaigns)
[tag]Interactive ads[/tag] raise [tag]brand awareness[/tag] by up to 13% and [tag]brand recall[/tag] by up to 199%, depending on sector (Taylor Nelson Sofres / iAB) Large rectangle sizes ans superbanners are the most effective for raising awareness (Dynamic logic / Nielsen)
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” “Your big [tag]opportunity[/tag] may be right where you are now.” “The battle is all over except the “shouting” when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be.”
A few interesting statistics about [tag]ad recall[/tag] & the effectiveness of the ad medium: Morgan Stanley Dean Witter research shows that the Internet beats other media in terms of ad recall – 27 percent – ahead of magazines (26 percent), newspapers (23 percent) and TV (17 percent) Size doesn’t matter! Although ads on the internet … Continue reading Ad Recall Statistics
77% of online shoppers read reviews from other users by ZDNet‘s ZDNet Research — 77% of online shoppers use consumer generated product reviews/ratings and those who find them useful are more loyal to stores with reviews/ratings featured, JupiterResearch reports.
The 1st episode of a new series of The Dragons Den was shown last night at 20:00 on BBC2. Dragons’ Den is a series where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to secure investment finance from our dragons – elite business entrepreneurs. Meet the dragons: Duncan Bannatyne Top pitching tip – Know your numbers, know your percentages. … Continue reading Dragons Den – Its back with new dragons!
The UK is now officially the largest online retail market in Europe, according to Mintel. Driven by the increase in broadband use, total online spending in the UK is now at Â£6.69bn against Â£6.63bn in Germany. Total European internet sales are up 51% on last year to a total of Â£27.48bn, with 2 thirds coming … Continue reading UK online retail market overtakes Germany
By MYLENE MANGALINDAN, Wall Street Journal July 20, 2006 6:45 p.m. Google Inc.’s second-quarter profit doubled and revenue soared 77%, an indication that the Web search company is gaining market share and controlling its costs as more advertisers shift their spending to the Internet from traditional media. The results, which sent Google shares up more … Continue reading Google’s Profit Doubles
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This is a book I recently read whilst on holiday & found it easy to read & excellent motivator for budding entrepreneurs. Heres a quick intro: “Inspired by the true story of a flight with Sir Richard Branson, Millionaire Upgrade blows the lid off the accepted belief that successful entrepreneurs are a breed apart, possessing … Continue reading Discover the powerful insights of self-made millionaire entrepreneurs
After reading Shoemoney’s blog on how much money he made in one month from promoting other people’s products using pay per click engines such as Google Adwords, Yahoo PPC & MSN AdCenter I decided to give it a go myself. I already have a Commission Junction account which has a wide range of affilliate products … Continue reading Making Money From Pay Per Click – Part 1
1. The consumer is in control. “We need to embrace the urgent implications of consumer control.” Jim Stengel, Global Marketing Officer, Procter & Gamble 2. The consumer is sceptical and increasingly resistant to advertising. â€œIn the US 69 per cent of consumers are interested in products and services that allow them to block, skip or … Continue reading 10 Modern Marketing Facts
Sit Back, Relax, and Get Paid for What Your Opinions Get paid to take online surveys – $5 to $75 per survey Get paid to participate in online focus groups $50 to $150 per hour Get paid to try new products – you get to keep the products and get paid! Get paid to preview … Continue reading Get Paid To Take Online Surveys
After years of running various small businesses I have finally come to conclude that people are bad for your profits! What made me arrive at this conclusion? Well obviously itâ€™s a very broad statement & people are not always bad for profits. Of course they are not, as many businesses make all their money by … Continue reading People are bad for YOUR profits!
Rupert Steiner in his book â€˜My First Breakâ€™ attempted to define the secret of becoming an entrepreneur and following interviews with over one hundred entrepreneurs, Steiner concluded that there was not one defined path. He has, however, drawn out observations of an entrepreneurâ€™s personality traits. They have a tendency to be rebels, outsiders, original thinkers, … Continue reading Whats makes a entrepreneur ?