20+ Small Business Lending Statistics You Need to Know Before Applying for Financing

At some point in your business journey, you will likely find yourself needing more capital. Whether it’s to accelerate growth or to cover a seasonal cash flow shortage, adequate funding can be make-or-break for small business owners.  In fact, the...

/ July 21, 2021

Unlock Retail Growth in Latin America: 6 Ways Mercado Libre Can Simplify Cross-Border Selling

By now, most merchants are aware of the exponential growth happening in retail e-commerce sales worldwide — data from Statista projects the ecommerce industry will have $6.5 trillion in sales globally by 2023. While these changes are happening worldwide, it’s...

/ July 20, 2021

The 10 Best Crowdfunding Websites for Raising Capital in 2021

Raising capital for your next venture can be a major hurdle on the road to bringing your vision to life. While bank loans and pitching investors are still viable fundraising options, crowdfunding gives you the opportunity to get support from...

/ July 16, 2021

Room Shop and Shopify Inbox: Building Real Customer Connections that Lead to Sales

Thriving ecommerce business Room Shop started as an Instagram account. Founder and owner Shelly Horst started the business with her husband, posting and selling her whimsical, fun vintage clothing finds. But it became cumbersome to manage all the sales through...

/ July 16, 2021

Shop Tests Search to Improve Brand Rediscovery, Available To Eligible Merchants In Beta

Every feature in Shop’s ecosystem is developed to support a seamless shopping journey and help merchants build lasting relationships with their customers. For the past year, Shop has helped Shopify merchants provide better customer service from cart to home with...

/ July 15, 2021

Getting Started on IG: A Beginner’s Guide to Instagram Marketing

As far as social media marketing channels go, Instagram has been a major power player for a while. And that’s particularly true for ecommerce businesses that get access to a visual-focused platform with enthusiastic followers and high engagement. In the...

/ July 15, 2021

The 23 Most Profitable Business Opportunities in 2021

Creating a home-based business or finding profitable online business ideas can be challenging. There are thousands of possible choices, yet everything seems like it’s been done thousands of times before. So with all these product choices, where do you even...

/ July 14, 2021

How To Make Your Fashion Brand Stand Out: Thriving In A Competitive Market

Fashion is a fast-growing industry with new trends being introduced every year or even within a quarter. Apparel is the largest category in fashion ecommerce with a projected revenue of $684 billion by 2025. But in such a booming industry,...

/ July 14, 2021

15 List Growth Email Marketing Strategies for eCommerce Websites

Editor’s note: This blog was originally published in 2016 and has been edited to maintain accuracy and adherence to modern email marketing practices. It’s no secret that email marketing is the driving force behind crucial recurring customer sales. But, by...

/ July 14, 2021

Craft Your Own Future: 10 DIY Business Ideas

Name a craft and I’ve undoubtedly dabbled in it. While I love writing about all things entrepreneurship, I find true happiness in making, building, and creating.  However, there are many crafts that require little experience or innate artistic ability to...

/ July 14, 2021