6 Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets for Selling More Online

Many of the store owners on Scott’s Marketplace are new to the world of ecommerce. In fact, let’s stop quickly and define that word just in case. Simply put, ecommerce is selling things online. If you, too, are new to online sales, you’re in luck! We’ve asked six of our seasoned Scott’s Marketplace sellers for […]

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5 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Sanity as a Solopreneur

Working as a solopreneur is no joke. After all, on top of doing what you love, you’ve also got to handle marketing, sales, administrative tasks, customer service, accounting, and more not-so-fun stuff. And, in the midst of doing all of that, you have to eat, sleep, and look like a presentable human being (although – […]

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How to Develop (And Stick To) a Shipping Policy

When people shop with you, they want to know things like when they might expect their merchandise and does it cost extra to ship to the Ukraine? As you figure out your shipping policy, you’ll find systematizing your shipping and packaging will save you many hours and dollars later. Here’s what your shipping policy should include. 1. […]

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Will Your Kids Ruin Your At-Home Business This Summer?

The heat is on, and the kids are home. If you run an at-home business, that might present certain challenges for you during the summer months. It can be difficult to focus on running your online marketplace when your kids are constantly popping in your office and complaining about how bored they are. You want to […]

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Your Emails Tonight Will Hurt These 3 People Tomorrow

As an unabashed email hater, a recent headline from the Harvard Business Review hit me right in the feels. It read: Your Late-Night Emails Are Hurting Your Team. In my mind, the proliferation of laptops over the last 10 years has led to far too many sent from the couch while distracted by The Bachelor emails. Now, […]

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Less Stress in a Week: 7 Stress-Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

Stress is a part of life for a local business owner. You’re probably not just building a business. You might also be holding down a day job, raising a family, and maintaining a marriage. In response to Stress Awareness Month in April, stress management expert, Carine Dieudé of Biostress Imagery, offered up a month’s worth […]

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How to Find the Perfect Product Pricing

One of the initial roadblocks first-time ecommerce entrepreneurs face is product pricing. What’s the right price to charge? Charge too much and no one buys. Charge too little, and your profits disappear. Before you hastily slap a price tag on your products, whether for your online store or physical location, read on. First, Know Your Costs Sure, […]

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6 Strategies to Succeed With Your Home Business

If you’re an entrepreneur with a home business, there are plenty of pitfalls that can keep you from success. Having worked from home (successfully!) for the past nine years, I wanted to share some tips to help you be smarter as a home-based business owner. 1. Treat It Like a Real Business I’m not sure why some people think that […]

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A Solopreneur’s Secrets for Successful Work/Life Balance

I’m coming up on my marketing company’s 9th anniversary, and I like to think I (finally) have it all together. I’ve managed to find my work/life balance formula as a solopreneur, and while you’ll have to come up with your own recipe, maybe my tips can help you too. Check out my four secrets below for […]

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