18 Ecommerce Crowdfunding Success Stories

In “9 Equity Crowdfunding Websites to fund your company,” my post last week, I outlined top crowdfunding websites that provide equity stakes in startups and smaller businesses. As a consequence of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, small companies can now generally solicit investments from licensed (wealthy) investors. After Title III of the JOBS […]

Lessons Learned: Buddhist Search Inspires Lotus Sculpture

From the novel Siddhartha, writer Hermann Hesse describes the spiritual journey of a man who matches Gautama Buddha in ancient India. Six years later reading Siddhartha in seventh grade, Greenwich, Conn.-born Kyle Tortora went on a similar search for significance, entirely supported by his devout Catholic parents. He visited Chiang Mai, Thailand in 1995 to […]

How to Identify Dubious Credit Card Processing Fees, Part Two

The purpose of this show is to determine suspicious fees that are generally charged by specific credit card suppliers. Bear in mind, there’s a lack of enforced standards in the card processing industry and all providers don’t impose or compute rates and fees in exactly the exact same manner. It’s possible, therefore, for two suppliers […]

9 Equity Crowdfunding Websites to Finance your Business

As a result of the JOBS Act, startups and smaller businesses are now able to publicly raise equity financing via online crowdfunding sites. In September 2013, Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect, allowing small companies to normally solicit from accredited investors (investors with more than $1 million net worth or earning over […]

Recap of selling an ecommerce business

Every time that I sell an ecommerce company, I compose an internal overview with highlights of that offer. Including statistics like: Asking price vs. selling price; Conditions offered. terms negotiated between seller and buyer; Challenges faced selling the company; Number of offers received; Time between the record date and selling date. After the transaction is […]

Heartbleed Bug Impacts Online Retailers, Ecommerce

The so-called Heartbleed bug is a significant flaw in certain versions of popular, open-source security applications used to protect encoded information like passwords or payment card information during online transactions. Heartbleed was declared on April 7, and might have affected two-thirds of web servers worldwide, including online merchants big and small. In the worst of […]

Ecommerce Companies Raise Funds with New Approach

Will equity crowdfunding ever become a reality? This alternative to the customary financing mechanisms became lawful two decades ago when Congress passed the Jobs Act in April 2012. However, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, never a proponent of equity crowdfunding, has been proceeding at a glacial pace in writing the necessary regulations to permit […]

Are you improving your website with this recommendation?

Across the Web in forums and really on this site there’s loads of information regarding how to enhance your ecommerce business. Whilst all information is provided with the best intentions, you need to understand that it might not function for you. The bottom line for each ecommerce website should be how much profit it’s making. […]

7 Strategies to Protect Ecommerce Client Data

One of the greatest mistakes that little ecommerce merchants make with information protection is assuming they’re too insignificant to be targeted by hackers. This simply isn’t correct. Based on Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, 71 percent of the 855 data breaches it analyzed occurred with small companies. It is important that companies of all […]

Growing an ecommerce Business starts with’why’

Business leaders talk about programs to enhance customer satisfaction. However, all of us deal with businesses that leave us largely dissatisfied. It is rare that we have an experience, as customers, that we feel genuinely good about. I do not even mean a knock-your-socks-off”I’d really like to tell all my buddies about this” experience. Only […]