4 Fears That Keep You From Starting Your Own Business

by Lana Antonova (Founder / Creative Director of WebVixxen Design)

“In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take.” 

On a daily basis we hear our friends complain about their jobs.  This isn’t surprising. Most people are dissatisfied with their jobs. In fact, 70 percent of Americans aren’t engaged by what they do for a living. There are around 120 million full-time workers in the U.S. right now and 84 million of them don’t really like their jobs.

Are you one of them?

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Branding Rules

“Your brand is the magnet that draws consumers to your product or service.”

Here are a few rules to follow:

1. Understanding the value of a well designed brand identity.
“Make it a priority and find money to invest in it right away.” So many people have a business idea, ask their cousin or a colleague’s wife, who dables in photoshop, to design a logo and say, ‘That’s my brand.’ That’s a mistake. Your brand often is the most important thing beyond the product itself.”

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iPad’s dominance in eCommerce

Notwithstanding the onslaught of competitors from across the contemporary tablet space, Apple’s iPad remains the dominant device for eCommerce.

Apple’s iPad is still the top dog. In fact, close to 9 out of every 10 tablets that connect to an eCommerce site is an iPad. Even more important for retailers to understand is that iPad owners spend more when shopping online than their Android counterparts.

All told, tablets and smartphones claimed 21.02 percent of ecommerce-related traffic in the quarter, compared to just 2 percent two years ago. Tablets, however, led smartphones (10.44 percent) in ecommerce traffic.

Top Graphic Design Computers

Every professional graphic designer needs the right equipment. The top computers are helping designers create high-end designs a lot faster and easier.

Whether you’re a seasoned graphic designer or you’re new to the graphic design scene, having access to the right computers for graphic design can make a difference. The following are the best computers for graphic design according to graphic design experts.

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Get Inspired

We sent out a Twitter (follow us) message to our followers asking what their favorite inspirational quote was. Below you will find the first 40+ responses. Hope this inspires your day!

It was also interesting to note, that not one person had the same favorite quote.

“An artist cannot fail. It is a success to be one.”

“Unless you move, the place where you are is the place where you will always be.”

“The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.”

“Do what you love to do, but don’t do it to the point where you don’t love it anymore.”

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Holiday Season!

It’s finally here: the Holiday Season. As the next few weeks fly by in a montage of holiday parties, marathon gift shopping and wrapping sessions and manic cookie baking endeavors, it’s easy to forget what the point of it all is sometimes.

We live in an amazing time. Information is more readily accessible than it ever has been in history. Our mastery of science and technology grows exponentially every year. While we as a country sort out our differences, we have the freedom to do so without fear of recrimination or violence. These things alone are enough to be thankful for.

I have so much to be Thankful and Grateful for these Holidays!

My father who resides in Australia was struck by a car while changing a tire on a side of a road, almost claiming his life. Continue reading