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How to Start a Drop Shipping Business

Posted May 9, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

Drop shipping is a popular retail business model among aspiring entrepreneurs, as it allows the business owner to avoid owning or storing inventory. With drop shipping, business owners can buy products from a wholesaler and ship directly to their customers. As eCommerceFuel explains, “The supplier will ship the product directly from their warehouse to your customer, and charge you only for the price of the shipped item.”

Here’s how it works, according to A Better Lemonade Stand:

  • A customer arrives at your online store and makes a purchase.
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    What Is Drop Shipping? A Beginner’s Guide

    Posted April 17, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

    Drop shipping is a retail business model; however, it differs from traditional models in that the owner only purchases product from a vendor when an order has been placed by a customer. This eliminates the need to own or store inventory and opens up a wide range of opportunities for entrepreneurs.… Read More

    Additive Manufacturing: The Use of 3D Printing in Medicine

    Posted March 23, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

    One of the latest emerging technologies in the manufacturing industry is 3D printing. In fact, the 3D printing industry grew by more than 35 percent in 2014 alone, according to Harvard Business Review (HBR). But what is this emerging technology? And how does it work?… Read More

    5 Project Management Skills to Help You Succeed

    Posted February 16, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

    Project management is vital for business leaders in any industry, but guiding a project from conception to execution isn’t always straightforward. That’s where strong project management skills come in. Businesses of all types and in all industries have one thing in common: They set goals to manage growth and success.… Read More

    Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Your Guide to Navigating the Workplace

    Posted February 10, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

    When it comes to careers in the business world, much emphasis is placed on mastering hard skills. However, developing soft skills is also a key component of success. During the hiring process, employers and human resources teams look for applicants who balance both hard and soft skills because these well-rounded candidates are valuable in a variety of positions.… Read More

    7 Steps of the Decision Making Process

    Posted February 10, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

    In general, the decision making process helps managers and other business professionals solve problems by examining alternative choices and deciding on the best route to take. Using a step-by-step approach is an efficient way to make thoughtful, informed decisions that have a positive impact on your organization’s short- and long-term goals.… Read More

    Developing Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace

    Posted February 10, 2017 | By Tricia Hussung

    Interpersonal communication is a soft skill that encompasses how well an individual communicates with others. This skill set, also referred to as “people skills” or “social skills,” is one of the most important for success in the workplace. Communication can take place both verbally and nonverbally, either in person or through digital means such as email or instant messaging.… Read More

    Writing for Social Media: Tips, Best Practices and More

    Posted November 29, 2016 | By Tricia Hussung

    In the constantly changing world of digital marketing, it can be difficult to keep pace with the latest best practices and techniques, especially when it comes to social media. Trends emerge and disappear quickly, and it’s challenging to keep readers engaged in content.… Read More

    Writing for the Web: A Beginner’s Guide

    Posted November 16, 2016 | By Tricia Hussung

    Strong web writing skills are a key component of successful digital marketing strategy and effective search engine optimization (SEO). Though writing for the web encompasses a wide variety of different content, crafting the right kind of content is especially important for blog and website platforms.… Read More

    All About Advergames

    Posted September 30, 2016 | By Tricia Hussung

    “Advergames” are games specifically created to promote a particular product or service, allowing companies to seamlessly integrate ads into digital gaming. Because digital games in general offer appeal to a large audience, marketers have begun to recognize their potential. Though the practice is not new, it has gained traction in recent years because consumers spend so much time online.… Read More

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