Archive for the “Small Business Advice” category

Get 25 Client Contact Credits For Free at Styleapple on Small Business Saturday

by Calvin Cox on November 13, 2012

SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE SMALL BUSINESS. This November 24th is Small Business Saturday®, a day to celebrate and support the local small businesses that boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country. Styleapple  is proud to take part in Small (…)

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How to Succeed in Your Startup Business? Get A Job!

by Calvin Cox on September 27, 2012

To succeed in your new startup business you must do one thing – Get A Job.  Counter intuitive you say?  Maybe not. A lot of startups fail because they don’t get a chance to succeed, not necessarily because of a (…)

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Should I Borrow Money to Start My Business?

by Calvin Cox on September 24, 2012

Confession: One of my startup businesses cost was over $30,000 mostly paid for by credit cards. There are many types of startups. This post is about the one where the young entrepreneur puts all his startup cost on his credit (…)

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Is It Time To Fire My SEO/ SMM Consultant?

by Calvin Cox on June 1, 2010

You’ve hired your consultant two years ago and most of your marketing budget is still going towards Google Adwords! Your Adwords campaign landing pages are still your homepage! Your inbound marketing strategy includes 75% cold calling!  Your company’s blog is (…)

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Top 10 Features to Add to Your Design Portfolio To Increase Your Website Conversion.

by Calvin Cox on March 24, 2009

I’ve decided to step out of my Designer shoes and step into my Salesman shoes to write my top 10 list of features I would expect to find on a designer’s website who is serious about making money and taking (…)

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Why is Everyone So Twitter Happy?

by Calvin Cox on February 20, 2009

Why is everyone so Twitter happy? I’ll tell you why, because tweeting  is a great way to tell your boss off without him realizing you’re talking about him.   Okay maybe not quite that, but here’s the real reason: Twitter as (…)

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Is the Global Economy Negatively Affecting Your Local Design Business Income?

by Calvin Cox on December 2, 2008

As I’m doing my research on the various ways designers find work; I stumbled on many different sites that designers use to find work. The questions is, do these sites give you the work you want at the price you (…)

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Designers Who Stay Focused… Fail

by Calvin Cox on November 24, 2008

I’ve  been terribly busy lately with the development of the Styleapple website that I haven’t had the time to do much of anything else… until I was reminded of the past. Where I started my business and neglected everything around (…)

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