Sunday, June 28, 2009

Working on a New Store front and We're on YouNoodle now!

YouNoodle, the online platform for the global entrepreneurial community, has made public the largest-ever dynamic directory of active startup companies, compiled from its own proprietary tracking technology, rapidly-growing community, and several leading startup data partners.

Online selling made easy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Show Your Helping Hand

Show Your Helping Hand

Beyonce is using her star status to help fight hunger

Beyonce is using her star status to help fight hunger

Beyonce supports hunger charity The singer Beyonce launched the Show Your Helping Hand campaign at a press conference in New York, where Beyonce announced her partnership with General Mills Hamburger Helper, and her (Beyonce) aim to help the Feeding America organisation deliver millions of meals to local food charities.Beyonce went on: "Our goal is to help Feeding America feed more than 3.5 million meals to food banks."

Beyonce - who kicked off her I Am Sasha Fierce US tour at Madison Square Garden - Beyonce went on: "Our goal is to help Feeding America feed more than 3.5 million meals to food banks." said in the campaign video: "In America, one in eight people struggle with hunger - I'm showing my helping hand by partnering with Hamburger Helper."

Handbags4Hunger joins the mobile world

Joining the ranks of Amazon and Target and other major online retailers has been a dream for a long time. I can finally say that we took a step that the majority of major retailers have yet to do - we opened our own mobile shopping site It's exciting to be able to say Handbags4Hunger is one of the first to open it's doors to the mobile world.

The increased popularity of Web-enabled phones in the United States has helped online shoppers become mobile Internet shoppers. One in 10 online consumers said they purchase online from their mobile device, 16% compare prices and another 16% research product details, says in its report, Mobile Internet Shopping Trends.

As mobile Internet is gaining momentum, in the U.S., the number of people using their mobile devices to access news and information on the Internet more than doubled from January 2008 to January 2009. Among the audience of 63.2 million people, 22.4 million (35%) did so daily; more than double the size of the audience last year, reports research firm comScore.

All I can say is, let the shopping begin!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Create Your Own Online Store in Minutes!

Online selling made easy!

Don't just jump because you're mad at Jeff and the boys at Auctiva

Here's the deal guys. The most you will start having to pay per month at Auctiva could range from $2 to $199.

You have 30 days to make an educated decision. This change should not be made in a rush judgment. Don't jump ship just yet. I know you guys are angry, but there is no place for that in your business decision making.

You have got to get outside of your anger, to make an educated business decision. You might not be able to adequately identify an alternative platform until you set aside your knee jerk reaction to run. You have to take a breath.

I'm not saying stay, I'm not saying go, but you are going to have to be the CEO of your own business. How much time and effort is it going to take to move your business? It might be worth it paying the 1 month to give yourself 60 days to give yourself time to analyze the options out there.

Start finding out what your options are. You don't want to keep jumping from platform to platform. It takes time and money to keep switching. It stinks! You have to learn all the new tools, all the new template stuff. 

Take time to start really testing other platforms but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Do it in an educated manner. Don't just jump because you're mad at Jeff and the boys at Auctiva. (I'm sure they are doing it for a good reason, to keep their business afloat. It's obvious eBay pulled something to make them announce this so suddenly. They are to blame here if you are looking for a scapebgoat I'm sure.)

Decide first, "would it be better if I stay and pay for 1-2 months, so I can decide what the best move is for me?" Get your strategy together. Does your new platform give you the ability to expand your business? $27 a month versus $9.95 a month shouldn't be the deciding factor. The $17 difference is not that big to make a hasty decision. 

Sit back, take a breath, and start looking at all the other options out there. Do you want to stay or go? 

Bottom line: YOU are the CEO, you have to navigate your business, and do what's best for you and your business. Take some time and think about it - What kind of tools do you need to grow your business? 

The last thing you want to do right now is be emotional and make a bad decision that could end up ruining your business when it's taken you years to build it up.

Lisa @
Feed People. Shop Happy

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Auctiva is Losing Favor with the Public Rapidly

As noted in this blog post entitled "Auctiva Hi-Jacks Sellers Wallets While InkFrog and Others Leap To The Rescue"
Auctiva is taking a big hit with the announcement that their free services are a thing of that past
- and that they will begin charging users
for it's auction management features in July this year.
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