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How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

How to Create a Million-Dollar Business in 5 Easy Steps

Over the weekend, Tim Ferriss posted an extremely useful article by Noah Kagan, an entrepreneur who built two multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28. Noah was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint, he helped create Gambit, and most recently co-founded  AppSumo. He's really smart, and the article is spreading like wildfire across the internet.

Noah's article is a step-by-step guide on how to create a million dollar online store. It's equipped with practical advice, screenshots, and a contest that's open to all Shopify Build-A-Business competitors. Read it here.

The Prize

  • $1,000 credit from AppSumo.com
  • Roundtrip flight to Austin, Texas, to have "the most delicious tacos in the world" with Noah Kagan

Here's how to win: Whoever starts a new online business and generates the most profit (not just revenue) by October 8th, 2011 will win. If you're competing in our Build-A-Business Contest, it will be your increase in profit over the next 2 weeks vs. the prior 2 weeks. If you want to share some taco's with Noah, you'll have to prove your profit or profit increase, so please read all the contest details at the bottom of Kagan's post. 

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Why Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Business Plan (and How to Write One)

Why Your Ecommerce Store Needs a Business Plan (and How to Write One)

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If your first thought when hearing the words "business plan" is "yuck", then you're not alone.

For most people, the thought of writing a business plan brings up painful memories of past homework assignments and many online store owners view them as something only "real world" businesses and Silicon Valley startups need.

And lets face it, there's all that fun marketing stuff you could be doing like taking product photos, writing blog posts and opening social media accounts.

But the truth is, the fun stuff will only be meaningful if you build your business on a strong foundation.

And that's where writing a simple business plan comes in.

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10 Free Business Card Makers With Customizable Templates

10 Free Business Card Makers With Customizable Templates

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Your business card is often the first impression people have of your business. It’s important to do a good job.

Not only does your business card need to convey trust and a clear message about what you do, it also needs to list important contact information so people can get in touch.

If you’re still bootstrapping your business or cash flow is tight, you don’t need a professional designer to make your business cards.

Here are 10 business card makers you can use online for free!

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6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

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Often short on time, sleep, and money, new business owners need all the help they can get.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of free online tools designed to help streamline and simplify day-to-day tasks. By taking advantage of these resources and improving your workflow, you’ll get more done, and spend less while you do it.

Below is a list of our favorite free tools for new business owners.

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Build a Business You Love [Marie Forleo B-School Giveaway]

Build a Business You Love [Marie Forleo B-School Giveaway]

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For many entrepreneurs, success is about more than just making money. It’s about having an impact and doing something you love.

That’s exactly what B-School, Marie Forleo's entrepreneurship training program, is all about. B-School gives you the tools you need to turn your passion into profit. 

Read today's post to find out how you can win a spot in B-School.

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How to Write a Business Plan Lenders Can't Shrug Off

How to Write a Business Plan Lenders Can't Shrug Off

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Ah, the dreaded business plan. A frightful phrase for many, the very idea of having to write a business plan to apply for bank financing or equity crowdfunding can conjure up feelings of frustration or even dread!

That’s why so many business owners put off their funding applications and procrastinate about completing their business plans, even when they know finishing the task is in their best interests.

But if you need a business bank loan to grow your retail or ecommerce business, then you can’t avoid the business plan. Fortunately you can use an approach that’s productive, interesting, and even (dare I say it?) fun, to develop a business plan that helps you apply for financing and becomes an important tool for guiding your company’s growth.

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The Guide to Ecommerce Tax Deductions: 19 Business Expenses You Can Write Off

The Guide to Ecommerce Tax Deductions: 19 Business Expenses You Can Write Off

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If you run an online store, putting some of your profits towards tax-deductible business expenses can help your business grow and give you a break come tax season.

Even day-to-day expenses—car trips to the post office, or the electricity bill for your home office—could be saving you money, so long as they’re recorded and reported.

Read on to learn about the write-offs you may be missing, and some ideas on how to use them as a means to reinvest in your ecommerce business.

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Tim Ferriss Wants to Promote Your Business

Tim Ferriss Wants to Promote Your Business

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Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is giving Shopify merchants the opportunity to extend their reach to considerable measures.

Do you have a business that was inspired or deeply affected by The 4-Hour Workweek, that’s generating more than $1,000 per month? If you're willing to give specific details of lessons learned, Tim wants to potentially include you in his next big publishing project. This type of opportunity will produce major PR and huge jumps in traffic and revenue. 

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How to Create a Press Kit That Gets Publicity for Your Business

How to Create a Press Kit That Gets Publicity for Your Business

Getting your business or product featured in a major publication or website can be huge. Imagine the largest publication in your industry or a local news affiliate giving you free press. Now imagine the kind of exposure and traffic this would bring to your business.

How can business owners make it easy for websites, magazines and publishers to want to publish content talking about your business?

With a press kit.

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