Category: business

WordPress Plugins, Widgets and Must-Dos (Part 2)

Back in April, I wrote an article with the same title. Since then, we have moved along to WordPress 2.8.2. If WordPress was amazing in April, it’s phenomenal in July! You are now able to update WordPress from within WordPress. You now browse, install, update and delete plugins and themes from within WordPress, too. FTP? …

Hitting a Facebook Moving Target

Facebook vanity URLs are now available for pages between 100 and 999 fans. Hip, hip hooray. Only problem is, at first it was all pages, then it was pages with 25 fans on Saturday night, now it’s pages with 100 fans on Sunday night. Who knows where it’ll move next! What other business in the …

Facebook Pages and RSS – A Step-By-Step Guide

The most annoying thing about a Facebook Page is that it is called Facebook Page.  A page is not the same as your Facebook Profile, it is a separate feature that allows you to build a fan base to promote your website, brand, or company within the Facebook community. But do any search for “Facebook …

Smart Business Things To Do On LinkedIn

Are you serious about business, and not on LinkedIn?  I don’t think that’s possible. Get on it! Once you get on, here’s what you need to do: Upload your photo. Nothing better than a face to confirm you are the right “John Smith”. Set up a complete profile. When setting up your profile, in the …

Facebook URLs available this Saturday at 12:01am EST

Customizable Facebook URLs are becoming available in 3 days! Watch the clock, and mark it in your calendar! Friday, June 12, 21:01 Pacific Friday, June 12, 22:01 Mountain Friday, June 12, 23:01 Central Saturday, June 13, 00:01 Eastern Saturday, June 13, 00:31 Newfoundland Saturday, June 13, 01:01 Atlantic You have one chance to name your …

Economic Stimulus and Canada – An Idea

I have an idea to help solve a bunch of Canada’s problems. Here are a list of the problems: One of the largest media companies in the country, CanWest, is (apparently) hovering on the brink of bankruptcy. The Canadian Government and financial analysts are anticipating record federal deficits. American visitors must now have a passport …

Harmonized Sales Tax and Selling Online

The debate about internet sales taxes is raging in the United States. When I started selling things online 9 years ago, one of the first revelations that hit me was my competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis my American competitors, because I had to charge the 7% GST (now 5%). “Shipped” goods from the U.S. to Canada could …

Twitter Radio Interview

I was interviewed yesterday on the weekly technology program for a local news radio station, regarding Twitter. It has certainly been awhile since I was on the radio. Lots of fun, and some super guys running the show. Here is the edited version, in case anyone is interested… Radio Interview – May 2, 2009 from …

WordPress Plugins, Widgets and Must-Dos

Now that I have so many websites running on WordPress (I count 27, but I might be missing some), and have played around with so many plug-ins, widgets and features, I figured I’d write a little article all about my experience. Maybe it will save you a headache or two in your development. This article …

My Latest Twitter Applications

After using Twitter for 28 days, I wrote an article about all the cool stuff I did with it.  Since then, well, I went a little crazy. For the Victoria Flower Count, we set up the website so that it would announce all the incoming counts on Twitter. This was fun, but it got a …