Category: Ecommerce

Managing Stress For Success

Most of us have likely heard the phrase “fight or flight”, also known as acute stress response. The phrase was coined by psychologist Walter Bradford Cannon in the early part of the 20th century to describe a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival. While it’s […]

How Outsourcing Can Help Scale Your Business Faster

Guest Blog by Connor Gillivan, CMO and co-owner of FreeeUp.com Outsourcing is one of the best advantages that businesses have in this day and age. It can help you scale your business faster because of one simple fact:  traditional hiring is one of the greatest burdens that businesses have faced, and outsourcing is the paradigm […]

The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs

If someone asked you to guess the percentage of women entrepreneurs in the United States less than fifty years ago, what would you estimate? Thirty percent? Twenty percent? Ten? Try 4.6%. That’s right, in 1972 women only owned 406,000 businesses in this country. That may seem like a lot, but when you consider that there […]

Spring Ahead to Summer Selling

Depending on where you live, it might not exactly look like spring outside. Maybe you see snow, rain, or (if you’re lucky) some sunshine. Or maybe you see a little bit of everything right now! As fickle as March can be, though, the truth is that spring has indeed officially sprung. But if you’re an […]

Managing Your Inventory Cash Flow

Guest Post by Cyndi Thomason of bookskeep How much of your Amazon payout do you need to set aside to purchase your next round of inventory? When will you have to make that next payment to your wholesale supplier, and isn’t your credit card payment coming due? If the answers to these questions don’t just roll off […]

One Foot in Front of the Other

“There will be obstacles, there will be doubters, there will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps Hang in There! By now, pretty much everyone is familiar with the motivational kitten poster from the 70’s. The original black and white picture, taken by photographer Victor Baldwin in 1971, shows his […]

Do I Really Need InventoryLab and an Accounting Software?

Guest Post by Cyndi Thomason of bookskeep This past week I had the opportunity to visit with 30 hard-working ecommerce sellers at an Amazon Seller Retreat. I had a blast reviewing their accounting books and giving them suggestions. One question that came up several times was “Do I need InventoryLab and Quickbooks or Xero?” It’s […]

Must Read For Ecommerce Sellers

I recently sat down with Cyndi Thomason of Bookskeep to talk about her new book Profit First for Ecommerce Sellers: Transform Your Ecommerce Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine published earlier this month. Cyndi shared where the idea to write the book came from, how she believes eCommerce sellers can stay competitive, […]