We Speak Ecommerce.

And we've been sharing our talk for years

There is so much to know to successfully run an online retail business, so we try to share our knowledge as much as possible. Our blog is for those of you who are wearing (or managing) all hats: shopping carts, marketplaces, purchasing, taxes, business ownership, and lots more. Basically, if it touches ecommerce, accounting, and/or business, we're writing about it. 

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Simple Numbers for an Online Retailer

If you haven’t heard about the book, Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential by Greg Crabtree, you are in the minority.

Very soon after online...

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by Aug 09, 2018 10 Comments
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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Paying More Attention to Your Shopify Numbers

If you’re selling on Shopify, you aren’t alone. It’s one of the most popular hosted ecommerce platforms out there because it allows you to quickly, easily, and inexpensively set up your own online...

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by Sep 19, 2017 No Comments
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Ecommerce Security Best Practices

Security is in the forefront of everyone's minds with the massive security breach that recently happened at Equifax. With that, we would like to provide you with our free eBook on Ecommerce...

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by Sep 14, 2017 No Comments
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5 Business Lessons I Learned While Becoming a Ninja

Today, I earned my black belt in karate. Yes, it’s true, and I have the pictures to prove it.

I have had a few starts and stops over the years, but these are lessons I’ve learned from this...

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by Apr 08, 2017 No Comments
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Know Your Numbers, Know Your Business

Little is more important in business than knowing your numbers. Business numbers give you clear insight into where you are and where you’ve been so you are able to make educated decisions about...

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by Dec 06, 2016 No Comments
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The Power and Magic of Questions

The first time Scott asked me out, I had planned on saying no.

He, my friend (Paula), and I were all eating dinner out, and Paula got up to go to the bathroom. Purely based on the principle that...

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by Nov 02, 2016 1 Comment
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It's not you... It's me.

When was the last time you went through a breakup? Chances are that at some point in your life, you parted ways with someone - whether it was a romantic relationship or a job or a client - when...

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by Jan 17, 2016 1 Comment
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Ecommerce Capital Loans - Are They a Good Idea?

One of our customers recently asked us if a working capital loan through PayPal was a good idea. I’ve seen things like this through Amazon and PayPal before, but I hadn’t really checked out them...

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by Oct 14, 2014 No Comments
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Why a Standing Desk?

As an accountant, my work is pretty much synonymous with “desk job.” Now that I’m solidly in my 40s, I’ve been noticing lots of new aches and pains. I’m certain much of it relates to stress and...

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by Sep 01, 2014 No Comments
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BPlans | Do you have a hobby or a business?

Catching Clouds talks about the difference between hobbies and businesses. Check out my blog post for BPlans on answering a key question: are you running a business or a hobby?

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by Feb 27, 2014 No Comments


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