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Taking on employees

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday May 18, 2009 )

Adding employees is something I’ve resisted over the last close to 10 years, aside from a couple of admin support staff on a part time, independent contractor basis. Here’s why. (more…)


Online spending – a rosy outlook

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday May 17, 2009 )

Performics’ recent “2009 Online Buyer Economic Trend Study” survey report shows many consumers aren’t reining in their online spending during the recession – in fact, some will increase it. (more…)


Your email address says a lot

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday May 16, 2009 )

Looking for partnerships? Having trouble getting responses? Maybe it’s your email address. (more…)


Silly solicitations

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday May 15, 2009 )

There’s a ton of companies offering design, development and marketing services out there. The competition is so fierce, some will try anything to get your business or to generate a referral commissions. (more…)


The 30 second interstitial ad

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday May 14, 2009 )

Eek! Imagine landing on your favorite site’s home page, clicking a link to an article and then having to endure a 30 second video ad before you got to the next page. (more…)


Browser compatibility tools

Posted by Michael Bloch in web development (Tuesday May 12, 2009 )

Do you know what your site looks like in browsers such as Avant 11.7, Minefield 3.2 or Shiretoko 3.5? Should you even care? (more…)


Adwords oddness

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Monday May 11, 2009 )

I was messing around in Google this evening and came across an odd behavior – whether it was a glitch or a new feature in Adwords, I’m not sure. (more…)


URL shortening services

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Saturday May 9, 2009 )

URL shortening services have been around for many years, but Twitter’s burgeoning popularity has thrust them into the spotlight. So which is the best service to use? (more…)


Time burglars – the modern meeting

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday May 8, 2009 )

I don’t know why things have changed in recent years, but meetings seem so much more of a time waster these days. (more…)


Email marketing still performing well

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Thursday May 7, 2009 )

Even in these tough times, email marketing is still holding up remarkably well according to a recent survey. (more…)