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Magento Go and ProStores E-commerce platform by eBay shuts down

For all those who are still considering Magento Go and ProStores solutions for their E-commerce problems, I have some bad news for you. Ebay has decided to close those divisions of their department citing they are going to focus more energies on Enterprise and Community editions of their products.

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Running Effective meetings with your Web Development clients

When talking about the success of your Web Development projects, it all boils down to how effective your initial meeting is with your clients. All parties involved need to understand what is expected of each other and be able to decipher to facts from the fiction. As the facilitator of such meetings, you have the power to lead and direct the meeting in such a way that it is meaningful and productive to have the desired outcome everyone expects. For you, its a successful project completion. For your client, it is seeing their fiction come to reality!

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Question: How do I check the version of Ubuntu I am using?

How do I check the current version of Ubuntu do you ask? That’s easy! Follow the easy steps listed below…

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Amusing Popular Caricature!

caricature is really a big word for saying modified picture. When drawn, it can distort the actual facial and bodily characteristics to give the look of a family face .

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FeedBack anyone?

Being at the top is a good place to be…unless it negatively affects your customers! Often management is not aware of how their actions affect their customers and their business by extension. This is where the feedback comes into play!

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Attract clients with an Attractive Website

There are many people and companies out there who fail to realize the integral part their websites plays in attracting clients to them. They are forever caught up with the personal interaction that they fail to address the online interaction as well.

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Do you know about Website Maintenance?

Hello once again readers,

The question today is “Do you know about Website Maintenance?” The reason why we asked is because not a lot of people know the importance of maintaining there website especially if it is a business website you use to connect to your clients. Today we would like to share those important factors of maintaining your website. Let’s hope you maintain them now for these very special reasons :)

1. Clients love Information

Clients always like to be in the know. They love news as it happens so they expect your website to be filled with updated and relevant news. If they visit your website this week and then next two weeks they visit it again and there isn’t any change, they may just stop coming to your website altogether.

2.  Good Company Policy

It is always best to update your website as often as you could to ensure that it meets your company policy. If your Terms of Service changes today, your website should reflect this to ensure you are legally protected against any issues which may arise

3. Legal implications

You and your company can be held personally liable for any outdated content on your site so you should always seek to update the content on your website as often as your policy or business patterns changes. Its just common sense to do so.

4. Your Active!

Even your great grand mother is active these days so why shouldn’t your website be active as well. Visitors love to see an active company or recently updated blog because they know that this company would not just fall off the face of the earth. They would feel reassured that they can now seek to do business with this company because they are so active.

5. You have proof!

Have you ever been to a business meeting and heard someone say “We completed nine projects last week” then you visit their website and cannot find any proof of those claims? Well, its happened to me a couple of times where I could not find the proof and you wonder why they have not displayed all of these projects they claim to have did. You should always remember that your accomplishments should be shared with the world on your website, blog, newsletter and any other means you can get that information out. Don’t keep it inside. Let it out and only then you will have proof.

6. SEO Genuis

Become a master of those Search Engine Optimization robots today and continually update your status and your blog and your website! S.E.O plays an important part in being found on Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Always keep your content recent and updated so those robots can give your website a clean bill of health and call you an SEO Genuis!

 

All of these factors play an important part in Website Maintenance and you should seek to improve the health of your website everyday by giving him (or her) some updated content. It does not matter if your from Trinidad and Tobago, India, or even the UK, it is vital to update your website because it’s your civil duty :)

 

Until Next Write!

 

Host Ultimo Ltd Family

http://www.hostultimo.com/

 

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Receive PayPal payments in Trinidad and Tobago

Hello Folks,

There was a pleasant surprise today for all PayPal users in Trinidad and Tobago. You are now given the option to receive payments into your paypal account just like any other.

This additional feature does come with transaction fees but the fees are not that bad compared to other merchants. Both Merchants and Personal accounts will be able to receive and send payments from their account from now on.

For additional reading, you may visit the paypal website for information on the matter. If you can’t find the information we may edit this post to include the links later on.

***ADDED LINKS BY REQUEST

https://www.paypal.com/worldwide/

[shows Trinidad and Tobago added to the list of countries to send and receive payments via paypal]

https://www.paypal.com/tt/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-xborder-fees-outside

[shows the fees charged for Trinidad and Tobago nationals to receive payments in their country via paypal]

https://www.paypal.com/tt/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-fees-outside

[also shows a list of fees charged for Trinidad and Tobago nationals to receive payments in their country via paypal]

Thank you for reading.

Host Ultimo LLC family

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Advertise using minimal funds of your own

How can one advertise their business when the business is just starting up and has minimal funds to work with? How can we enter into our desired market field and continue to maintain our presence without much money? How can you promote your business in the utmost affordable way?

 

Small businesses have always struggled with finding affordable means in which to advertise their business and that is why we have sort to make life easier for them by sharing our knowledge in this field.

 

  1. Proper Planning – Planning is always worth the time and should be the first thing that you invest your time in. You need to determine who you are actually selling to and where you are going to meet and interact with those types of people. Are you selling to your local supermarket owner who has thousands of consumers on a daily basis or are you selling to a single mom with three kids working two jobs. Consider also what will be your prospects’ daily schedule like? Will they be browsing online for your product or services or will they be out and about looking for your store front to purchase items? All these must go into your planning and it is only when you know this knowledge that you may be better equipped to promote your business wisely.
  2. Websites Work – Websites are ways in which you can interact with your prospects in real time without actually being there. A well designed FAQ page can go a long way to help your prospects know more about your company and the products or services you offer.
  3. Free Online Listings – You can visit Google, Yahoo and Bing to submit your business information there together with the link to your website [if you have one] so that your prospects can find you online much easier. It is a known fact that businesses which are easier to find get the most sales
  4. Social Media is your Friend – The same way how you should submit your business to the local search directories, you should also set up business profiles on the main social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin so you may engage your clients and prospective clients on a one on one basis to keep them interested and updated on company news and happenings
  5. Stationery is a plus – If you do not have your very own business card, letterhead and general stationery you should do so immediately. These are important tools which will assist you in your marketing efforts. Clients pass on business cards to friends and in turn they pass this on to friends which help in bringing in business awareness which in turn leads to more sales for your business.
  6. Referrals a MUST – talking with the right persons can also bring in business. If you have a handful of clients, they can refer their friends and others to your business to benefit them and you as well.
  7. Socialize the Business way – business is not only about work work work. You have to get out there and socialize. Get into professional groups which directly or indirectly relates to your business. This will help expand your network of contacts and later on expand your network of clients.
  8. Unique selling points – always look for ways in which your business is different from the rest and then just publicize that. This will bring the type of PR your business wants and needs.
  9. Share your knowledge – write articles for your daily newspapers which directly relates to your field. Prospects will see how knowledgeable you are and will be inclined to purchase from you and not your competitors.
  10. Free Trials and Demonstrations – once your product or service fits into this category you should always try to give demos and Free Trials to your prospects so that they may witness for themselves the truth of your advertising pitch for themselves. There is no better way to do this .

 

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Please help Haiti for the earthquake

Hello again,

As a company we see always see the need to help our fellowmen when they are in trouble and as such we are doing our part by broadcasting a donation service for our Haitian brothers and sisters.

We all know that Haiti has suffered a massive earthquake and we need to do our part as Human Beings to help this nation in this time of need. We have already showed our support for Haiti during their time of need. Now it is your turn. Give to Haiti today and have a better life tomorrow.

Please help Haiti.

Text “HAITI” to code GIVE (4483) to donate $10.00 TTD. Bmobile sends all proceeds to Medianet & Red Cross Relief Funds. Give to save a life TODAY.

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