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LINE for Small Business Marketing

The communication application LINE was launched in Japan in 2011 and subsequently taken the country by storm. Line became Japan’s largest social network in 2013, bigger than Facebook or...

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29 September, 2014, Written by 0 comment

7 Business Myths About Japan

Most people who don’t live in Japan see the country from abroad through the filter of main stream media and pop culture. Japan might inspire images of Zen gardens,...

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15 September, 2014, Written by 0 comment

5 Tips for Working With Your Web Designer

So you have an idea for a project but you need to hire a web designer to bring your dream to fruition. You’re not a web guru with intimate...

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20 August, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Why choose PrestaShop over BigCommerce?

  In July the Magento management team dropped a bombshell on their estimated 10,000 Magento Go users by announcing that in February 2015 the eBay owned online store network...

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4 August, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Multi-Currency E-commerce in Japan

E-commerce is growing at an incredible pace. In 2013 the worldwide value of e-commerce transactions was $1033.7 billion with the USA ($384.8B), China ($181.6B), UK ($141.5B) and Japan ($140.4B)...

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13 June, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Use a Favicon

What’s a favicon and why should you use one? A favicon is that little icon in the left of your browser tab. When you bookmark a site, this icon...

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7 May, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Social Media Icons

If you aren’t taking advantage of the social media universe to promote your site, you are missing a big opportunity to connect with your target audience. Furthermore, most search...

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9 April, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Trash the Flash

Using Adobe Flash on your website, particularly for any “mission critical” content is very problematic. We are living in the era of the mobile web so every website owner...

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10 March, 2014, Written by 0 comment

White Space

One of the most common mistakes with web designs is the inclination to fill every available space on the page. Perhaps this stems from a misunderstanding of the adage...

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13 February, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Check Your Spelling and Grammar

It doesn’t matter how much time you spend slaving over Photoshop gradients or pouring over cutting edge JavaScript functions. If your website is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors,...

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8 January, 2014, Written by 0 comment