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A card reader, simple pricing, and smarter business tools make it easy for merchants to do what they love and get paid. Mobile card readers allow the smallest of busiensses to easily accept credit cards. It's been around for a few years but we wanted to share it with you just in case you didn't know! Free Secure Card ReaderAll of the available options out there will immediately send you the reader for free after sign-up. All readers securely encrypts every swipe to make it safe for both the business…
It's 2013 and filmmakers no longer have an excuse for poor video quality. Last year 70% of the Navy Seal film "Act of Valor" was shot using the Canon 5d Mark II, a pro-sumer digital camera you can purchase at your local Best Buy. Countless other short films and the series finale episode of the hit TV show "House" were also shot using the 5d. Average joe filmmakers such as myself may not have access to the 00 lenses being used on large budget shoots, but we're getting close. As…
Wether in casual conversation or in the midst of boardroom project pitches, we are often asked why we opt to use an open source CMS (Content Managment System) over a CMS custom built for the project. We (DangerDynamite) choose to lean in favor of the open source model for our projects, even though it means going against the norm in the web development industry. For most web developers, using a custom CMS means they can make more money on any given project, and effectively lock that client into a lucrative…
A website is a crucial part of any type of business nowadays. It doesn't really matter what line of work you're in, you can always benefit from having a website where people can at least find out what your company is all about, and where they can find your shops (or alternatively, how they can get in touch with you if that's the way you work with your clients). A good website can do much more than that though – it can engage your customers and motivate them to interact…
Like the thousands of other small businesses around us, we work hard to find efficiencies and value in the tools and products we use. As a technology company, we've come across several products that we use daily that simplify our operations, streamline our workflows and just generally make our lives easier. To celebrate small business week, and because we love to share, Here's a list of our 8 favorites - Email Still one of the most fundamental forms of electronic communication, a good email system is a requirement for any…
Your brand is a critical part of your business and the name is half the battle. More often than not brands do not put as much value on domain management as they should. Registering your domain might seem like a small detail in the bigger picture but often it can make all the difference. The same attention to detail should be invested in your domain as you would invest in storefront signage or selecting the right location for your business. The folks over at domainnamesales.com have come up with a…
Well, we can’t say we didn't see this one coming a mile away. After years of consumers and the general public gradually migrating their phone directory searches to online sources, and seeking out businesses using popular search engines such as google, the phone book companies are finally starting to roll back their services. Phonebooks are not what they used to be, and are going extinct much like us digital folks said they would years ago. Yellow Media, the company behind Yellow Pages and other smaller phone books, have thrown in…
  This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, a valuable resource base for articles and information applicable to both new and established businesses. This article can serve as a road map to help you get on the right track to starting your business and removing some of the stresses of entrepreneurship. Give it a read and let us know what you think. An entrepreneur’s life can be a real roller coaster. Having started a few businesses in my career, I thought it would be useful to highlight…
Social media is the biggest thing going right now when it comes to getting your business involved in online marketing. However, it seems that there is an increasingly large number of businesses and organizations who take the wrong approach to getting involved in the whirlwind. Often, businesses big and small, will hire young employees to manage their social media presence based solely on the notion of that generations savvy relationship with things like Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, this is often the worst thing a business can do, as those socially…
Web based video is huge and growing. The online research firm comScore recently released some details on just how much video is being watched on the web, and the numbers are impressive. In the U.S. the total number of videos viewed online topped 42.6 billion, from a total of 184 million unique viewers averaging 21.1 hour each. Thats a massive amount of online video content being consumed. Where are folks going for all this content? Well, for the most part they are going to Youtube.com, where almost half of all…
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