5 Home truths About Working For Yourself

So this week is exactly one month since I took the leap into working for myself and the concept of Dave Furness Consulting was born.  When I told people what I was going to do there were two distinct responses.  They either thought I was mad leaving the security of working for someone else and having the steady income coming in every month, or they praised a brave decision but ultimately understood why I had to do it.  As Matt quite rightly said to me, “Dave, It’s simple, you have the curse of the Entrepreneur and it’s something you have to do.”  So a month in, I thought I would share 5 Home truths about working for yourself that I have found out about so far.

1. The First Day Doubt

This is the strangest thing to try to explain. Read more

Black Friday, Cyber Monday what they are and why they are important

Well it’s that time of year again.  The time which separates the men from the boys in terms of the online sellers.  The boom period that spans the couple of weeks that include the last week of November and the first week of December.  These two weeks will be busy for the whole of online but there are two key days included here which are Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  You may have heard me talk briefly about this in the E-commerce in Plain English Podcast “Preparing for Christmas” You can listen to that here.  If you have not come across these terms before or have perhaps heard them but are not sure what they are, then pull up a chair, gather round and let me tell you what you need to know and what you can do to maximise your sales.  Read more

Top Five E-commerce Trends Prediction for 2013

You can’t deny that 2012 is quickly coming to an end and it has been another record-breaking year for e-commerce.  More businesses than ever before are now Online in one way or another and more and more retail businesses are making the connection to the e-tail arena as a way of further offering their products to a wider more tech savvy audience.  As customer trends have changed, over the last few years, businesses have had to change too.

top 5 e-commerce trends

Which brings me on to my predictions for the E-commerce trends of 2013. Read more

Get Your First 10 Blog Post Ideas Here!

This is going to be an incredibly short blog post, see it as a bonus one for this Friday only.  I am going to give you not just 1 blog post idea, not even 5.  Below I have compiled a list of 10 Blog Post ideas that you can tailor to suit your individual business and start growing your audience.

top 10 blog post ideas

Yesterday I spent a lot of time writing out the 2,000+ word article Read more