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Article below was written by Boey Ping Ping titled “There’s no place like home” and  was published in The Star paper on 20 June 2009. Her thoughts and experience are still relevant today as it did almost 10 years ago. I was not able to trace the article online and decide to type out the entire [...]

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Based on an article published by USnews, the top 10 retailers who are surviving despite the recession have some attributes such as: 1. Conservative Expansion Mode Prior to the economy crisis, a lot of growing companies borrowed heavily to expand based on overly optimistic projection. When the economy crashes, and the effect is felt right [...]

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Companies sometimes would publish magazines/catalogue for free distribution to their customers.  For example, banks would publish rewards brochures, IKEA would publish their magazines, Tupperware and direct selling companies with their catalogue, greeting cards companies would have their  product catalogue (even though it is often not distributed for free). Product catalogue or magazines can create awareness of your company’s [...]

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When there’s a will, there’s a way. Too many businesses give up too soon before they can see results. Today, I want to share with you a case study of a cafe in Malaysia- on how I have seen it going from a dying business till having business picking up. Hopefully you can draw some [...]

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When I was in primary 5, there was a small duration where I sold chewing gum for some side income. I would buy the chewing gum- which each packet contained 5 strips for 20 cents. And I would sell by the strips of 5 cents each. For each packet of chewing gum sold (5 strips), [...]

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When I saw the book Ignore Everybody and Other 39 Keys to Creativity by Hugh MacLeod, the chapters I flipped that made me took the book were “Keep Your Day Job” and “Beware of Turning Hobbies into Jobs”. As I took the book back, I sat intently from afternoon and finish the book at dusk. [...]

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I wrote about why it is important for a company to set up a proper website to avoid having the traffic being lost to other people or even at worst the competitor. Please visit the new location here: http://buildinternetsites.com/why-every-company-needs-a-website/

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In my previous article, I did  a case study on Pay Less Bookstore’s online site and have some ideas on how the bookstore could expand its existing base. Today, let’s talk about a very popular book publisher: The Dummies series. Most of us would at least have 1 book from either the Complete Idiot’s Guide [...]

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Years ago before Tablets and iPad burst into the scene, most of us read real physical books. But with books available online and blogs publishing refreshing new articles, people have switched to the internet as the source of entertainment, information and interactive learning. Many bookstores are now closing down- or seeing their profits soaring down [...]

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If you are wrestling with the dilemma of whether to monetize your blog or website, do note that many well-known sites have put up Google Adsense as one of their primary advertising means. Most readers would understand- that a website runs on continous costs… hosting, hiring writers, programmers and designers. In order to continue to provide [...]

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