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What Kind of Support Channels Should You Handle in Your Online Business?

There are dozens types of contact you are able to offer your customers in your online business. Choose carefully what will work best for you.

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How to set a good price for your web product?

A good price doesn’t mean a low price. The price of your web product or service can’t be too high, because no one will pay that much, but it can’t be too low, because you won’t earn enough money on it. It has to be the right price for you, your business and your customers.

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4 Easy Ways to Scare Your Customers Away

It’s easy to get too pleased with your website. Usually it takes a moment to have it running and once you have it, you’re more than happy that it’s on. That’s not the point that satisfies your customers, though.

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Thinking about innovation? We’ve got 4 tips for you

We’re all thinking about innovations. We’re all looking for something that will amaze the world around us. Let’s talk about innovations today.

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What can a contest do for your startup?

The Next WebWho doesn’t like to win? It doesn’t matter whether we think of regular contests, lotteries or simply online rankings. The feeling of being the best, chosen and appreciated motivates us to act and increase work. But what can such winning do for your startup?

Become recognizable

First of all – sometimes it doesn’t matter if you win or not. Being nominated or being in the top ten list can already be a great success. A lot of people observe trade contests because it’s the easiest way to be up to date with what’s new or trendy at the moment. You probably do the same looking for competitors, partners or clients. Being nominated could be essential for your startup when it is still unrecognizable. Taking part in a contest can be treated as your promotion channel. If you’re nominated – announce it to the whole world. Use any promotion channel you have (blog, social media, newsletter, websites etc.). Show that you’re proud because you should be! Media love information about winners so it’s always a great opportunity to be on the cover.

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5 Simple Tips That Will Help You Find a Startup Investor

So you have a business idea. You’ve heard so much about startups going big, such as Square, Pinterest or Dropbox. At the same time, hundreds, if not thousands of new businesses failed and gave up after a few months. How do we increase our chances of launching a successful startup? By finding the right investor.

The good news is that there investment groups that do just that – look for interesting startups to help. The bad news? It’s harder than you think to get that help. However, there are certain things you can do to increase your chances of getting picked.

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Is There Space In The Market For Another Communications Platform?

B2C Manager is a finalist of Startup Contest, which was held in Gdańsk, Poland in October. They have presented an interesting solution for business that can help with communication and sales of online companies. I have talked to Grzegorz Gwiazdowski, managing director of B2C Manager about their offering, why they participate in startup contests and what the future holds for the company.

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Can you create a business in just 54 hours?

First customer :)It was such a busy weekend. The mission was to build a startup in 54 hours. Holding the rule: „No talk. All action”, Startup Weekend Trojmiasto took place at Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia 9-11 Nov 2012. We were there, as a coach, a participant and a guest. From our different points of view it was a very inspiring time. Great place to work on a new project, exchange experience and network, and of course to build a startup.

We already know the winner of Startup Weekend Trojmiasto – it is Virtual Recruiter. But there were also two additional winners. The best pitch, chosen by judges was Let’s deliver! and People’s choice went to the Meetravel.

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The Lean Startup – a Book That Will Change Your Business

The Lean Startup” by Eric Ries is a brilliant and insightful look into the world of startups that will change the way you approach your business and products. How can you do it? By implementing the manufacturing strategy.

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Startup Weekend’s Back in Trojmiasto. PayLane will be there.

The excitement after Startup Contest has barely died down and another event is coming up! The 2nd edition of Startup Weekend Trojmiasto will take place in two weeks. 100 aficionados of new technologies will meet again on 9-11 November in Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia, Poland. The participants will work in groups that will have 54 hours to create and present a concept for a startup.

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