Practical Ecommerce

    Sig Ueland

    Sig Ueland

    Sig Ueland lives in Madison, Wis. He has written for In These Times, Third Word Magazine, and Utne Reader. He is the writer and co-creator of the animated web-series SpaceHospital. Sig wrote the screenplay Ten Habits of Highly Effective People, set to be released in 2013. Sig holds an M.F.A. in Screenwriting from UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television. Before that he received his B.A. in English from University of Colorado at Boulder. Also he is an alumnus of The Second City Conservatory in Chicago. sig@practicalecommerce.com


  • ArticlesManagement

    18 Ecommerce Crowdfunding Success Stories

    18 Ecommerce Crowdfunding Success Stories
    April 21, 2014 •

    In “9 Equity Crowdfunding Sites to Finance your Business,” my article last week, I outlined leading crowdfunding sites that offer equity stakes in startups and small businesses. As a result of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, small businesses can now generally solicit investments ... Read More »

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    9 Equity Crowdfunding Sites to Finance your Business

    9 Equity Crowdfunding Sites to Finance your Business
    April 14, 2014 •

    Thanks to the JOBS Act, startups and small businesses can now publicly raise equity funding via online crowdfunding sites. In September 2013, Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect, enabling small businesses to generally solicit from accredited investors (investors with over $1 million ... Read More »

  • ArticlesDesign & Development

    18 New Free Commercial Fonts

    18 New Free Commercial Fonts
    April 7, 2014 •

    Adding a new commercial font is a simple way to enhance the design of your ecommerce site. Best of all, you can often use a font for little or no cost. Here is a list of recently released fonts. Use an exuberant eye-catching font for a ... Read More »

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    17 Chrome Apps to Run your Business

    17 Chrome Apps to Run your Business
    March 31, 2014 •

    Google’s Chrome Web Store offers apps to streamline the Chrome experience, providing a small business with tools to thrive using cloud-based solutions. Here is a list of apps to run your business on Chrome. There are browser extensions and web applications for scheduling, accounting, marketing, conferencing, ... Read More »

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    11 New Ecommerce Books for Spring 2014

    11 New Ecommerce Books for Spring 2014
    March 24, 2014 •

    At last, spring is here. Here is a list of new ecommerce and Internet-marketing books for spring 2014. There are new titles on content marketing, entrepreneurship, web psychology, small business branding, launching a venture, and low-cost innovation. I compiled this list using Amazon. From Amazon’s “Books” ... Read More »

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    9 Tools and Templates for Pre-launch Landing Pages

    9 Tools and Templates for Pre-launch Landing Pages
    March 18, 2014 •

    Before you launch your business, you can begin to reach potential customers with a pre-launch landing page. Use one to develop your message, build a mailing list, and create some buzz. Here is a list of tools and templates for a pre-launch landing page. There are ... Read More »

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    11 Online Meeting Tools

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    March 10, 2014 •

    Online meeting tools can give a business the ability to host collaborative team meetings and group presentations with little expense. Here is a list of tools for online meetings. There are video and audio conferencing applications, collaborative document and presentation sites, and apps to organize meetings. ... Read More »

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    12 Apps and Resources for Shipping

    12 Apps and Resources for Shipping
    March 3, 2014 •

    Product shipping is an essential task for most all ecommerce merchants.  And efficient and reliable shipping is one of the best opportunities you have to make a positive impression on your customers. Here is a list of shipping tools and resources to help your business. There are ... Read More »

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    13 Mobile Apps to Manage your Team

    13 Apps to Manage your Team
    February 24, 2014 •

    Mobile apps can provide powerful tools to organize, collaborate, and communicate with your small business team, whether it’s freelancers on occasional projects or your inner circle’s day-to-day operations. Here is a list of apps to manage your team. There are project management apps, collaborative to-do lists, ... Read More »

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    17 Fast Internet Service Providers

    17 Fast Internet Service Providers
    February 17, 2014 •

    When comparing Internet service providers (ISPs), a good tool to use is the Netflix ISP Speed Index. The index publishes the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP network. While the average speeds are well below the peak performance speeds of the ISPs ... Read More »

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