Author: Richard

Richard is an experienced tech journalist and blogger who is passionate about new and emerging technologies. He provides insightful and engaging content for Connection Cafe and is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and developments.

As a rule of thumb every page on a website should have a specific purpose. In many cases that purpose is tied to the call to action that will encourage visitors to fulfill the objective – such as making a purchase, joining an email list, or anything else for that matter. Though they might seem unrelated at first, your web design and call to action are actually inextricably linked. In many ways the call to action is the central element of the web design, and relies on it to be effective. To make sure that is the case, there are…

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If there’s one thing that pretty much every startup needs it is the ability to stretch a dollar. When you first start out you are going to have a fixed amount of capital to work with, and it will have to be enough to help you get your business off the ground and keep it running until it starts to generate enough revenue. Because of that it is extremely important that you’re able to come up with a lean, mean budget – and these 5 tips should help you to cut yours down to size: Focus on the essentials The…

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Building a company from the ground up is a lot of hard work, and one of the most difficult parts is often acquiring the right kind of habits. Learning new habits is never easy, and that holds true for some of the financial habits that you’re going to need as an entrepreneur. To get started on the right foot, here are the 4 most important financial habits that you should try to develop: 1. Understanding the value of your time As you start to run your startup you will find that there are always too many things to do and…

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In almost all cases, in order to run a startup you will need capital that will cover your initial expenses and fund your startup up until the point where it can begin generating revenue and become self-sufficient. Assuming you’re mulling over the idea of venturing out into the startup world, one of the first questions you’re going to need to ask yourself is: Where do you get the funding that you need? Generally there are several options that you can pursue to raise the funding that you need for a startup, and they are: Crowdfunding Currently one of the popular…

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Many think web hosting and it ends at a place where their website can stand up and be counted. Hosting gives websites a platform to come into being, so to speak, but there’s more than meets the eye which unfortunately escapes many. Have you ever thought about SEO when choosing a hosting service? Or maybe they just didn’t seem to cross each other’s paths so it wouldn’t make a difference? Well it turns out that it just might affect your website’s SEO ranking. Yes, SEO ranking is majorly tied to keywords and proper keyword use at that as well as…

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Truly wireless earbuds are different than Bluetooth headphones. Yeah, both have a wireless connection to a smartphone or media player, but that’s the only similarity. Bluetooth headphones often still have wires. Take the Motorola VerveLoop+ headphones, for example. They’re wonderful and they are technically wireless, but the drivers have a cord that stretches from one to the other. So, even though the phone is transmitting wirelessly to the headphones, you still have to deal with some amount of wire. “Truly” wireless earbuds, on the other hand, have absolutely no wires, anywhere. Why does this distinction matter? Because they are functionally…

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Where does having a mobile app for your business rank in terms of importance? If you say not too high on the list, do you understand what you’re truly missing out on? Unfortunately, too many business owners are missing that piece or pieces of the puzzle that can take their companies to new heights. Whether they don’t want to spend the money, haven’t invested the time and effort into understanding what mobile apps do, or are struggling just to keep their companies afloat, missed opportunities can be haunting. With that in mind, taking the time to research and consider using…

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With all that you feel you’ve been doing right for your small business over time, is there anything you think you could do better? For some business owners, they’re missing out on opportunities to increase the sales revenue pipeline. When that happens, some companies may not have enough financial capital to survive. With that in mind, are you investing as much as you should be when it comes to technology? If the answer is no, will that change this year and down the road? One of the best technologies out there that you should be investing in for your business…

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Even though some companies do just fine without websites, the norm for the most part these days in the business world is you need to have a website to improve the odds of being successful. With that in mind, are you doing all you possibly can to make a website one of the cornerstones of your company? If not, the time is now to start thinking about how a website could open your business up to so many possibilities, one of which is increasing your revenue. That said you do not have to be a tech wizard in order to…

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When you have an Ecommerce operation as part of your business (perhaps all of it), you of course want it to be firing on all cylinders. While that is certainly the goal, there are a number of issues that can creep up, issues that can end up costing you customers and of course revenue. With that in mind, when was the most recent time you looked at how your Ecommerce numbers are doing? If they seem to be a little stagnant, can you pinpoint why that is? Unfortunately, waiting too long to get to the bottom of Ecommerce hiccups can…

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What’s Your Skill Level? – The skill level required to use a framework is, of course, a major deciding factor. If you’re highly experienced, and have no problem creating/adding your own widgets to framework sets, then you should consider more stand-alone, customizable front ends. But if you’re not as experienced, you might consider more all-inclusive framework that comes pre-packaged with the includes you would have difficulty adding by yourself. Do You Need Stand-Alone Speed Or An All Inclusive Suite? – This is the most frequent framework malady that exists in the present day. One framework might offer only some of…

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People want their Internet and they want it fast. How fast, exactly? Nearly half of Americans say the ideal loading time for a web page is two seconds. Anything over and you’ll start losing visitors: over 40% of Internet users will close a page that fails to load in three seconds, and a one-second delay can bring down customer satisfaction by as much as 16%. Improve your website’s speed and responsiveness to give your visitors a better user experience. Here are 4 Ways To Improve Your Site’s Response Time. 1. Accelerated Mobile Pages An Accelerated Mobile Page or AMP is…

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Today, the Internet is made of at least 4.9 billion pages. That’s more than one page for every two people in the world…and a lot of work for web developers! In a way, web developers are the custodians, caretakers, and architects of the Internet. They are responsible for nearly everything that goes on in the web from building web infrastructure, creating source codes and programs, analyzing web data, and maintaining websites and their pages. Because Internet use is growing faster than ever before, there is a burgeoning market for web developers. In 2015 alone, there were more than 7 million…

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Technology is an amazing thing. It’s revolutionised everything from education to online shopping. Now thanks to the internet, it’s even possible to send money abroad in just a matter of minutes. However, while it is really easy to send cash to businesses, family and friends across the globe, there are a lot of mistakes you can make in the transfer process. Here, we’ll look at some of the top mistakes to avoid when transferring money abroad. Getting fooled by actual exchange rates No matter which way you choose to transfer money, one thing you need to look out for is…

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