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Digital Price Points

Tweet CNET has an interesting post about the price point of TV shows in Apple’s iTunes. What’s interesting is that they’re looking to drop the price per episode down to $0.99 from $1.99. It’s interesting to note how this type of content delivery impacts other media. For example, mp3 vs. CD’s, and now digital episodes vs. DVD. What really gets …

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Creative Minimal Logos

Tweet WebDesignLedger has a great collection of these, here’s my favorites:

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Quote: No rules for success…

Tweet No rules for success will work if you don’t.

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What’s Your Best Tax Tip?

Tweet Tax season is the best time to throw this out there. I had to put ‘contractor’ income on my tax return for the first time this year, subject to the self-employment tax that the IRS takes (ie 20%). What tips do you have to minimize the amount you owe in taxes, especially as someone who is self-employed? Do you …

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Trusting The Contractor?

Tweet I recently had my home measured for blinds. I got a quote from one contractor, and took it to a second one. The second one offered me the same windows at almost half the price (basing the quote off the first one’s measurements). This was a no brainer. The second contractor then went out and gave me their official …

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How Much Do You Tip?

Tweet Restaurants are easy, 15-20% depending on the service. Or perhaps another rule of thumb like doubling the amount of sales tax. But it’s all those other ‘service’ industries where it gets shady. How much do you tip your barber? Does it matter if the haircut cost $8 or $80? How much do you tip a masseuse? What about a …

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Kindle Getting Touchscreens?

Tweet Looks like Amazon has purchased a touchscreen technology company to integrate touchscreens into it’s Kindle device. This is not surprising given the recent iPad announcement, but it does raise a question about what direction Amazon wishes to take this device. It seems that the primary benefit of the Kindle is that it does a couple of things very well. …

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Good Business and Good Cause

Tweet Just wanted to take a quick moment to highlight what’s going on at http://www.indierelief.com/ A number of companies have teamed up and pledged all revenues from their software sales to go to fund relief efforts in Haiti. This is both helping a great cause, and also great business. Many people who weren’t planning to purchase any of these programs …

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Cost Per Customer?

Tweet  An important metric for any company is seeing the cost it takes to gain a new customer. For example, if you are a phone company, and you spend $30 million in one year advertising, how many customers do you increase as a result of that advertising? Let’s assume that each customer is worth something in the neighborhood of $1,400 …

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How’d You Name Your Business?

Tweet It’s always interesting to hear how people came up with their business names. The identity of your brand can make or break your business. CreativeBits has a post on this, and here’s my favorite: Apple Computers Favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call …

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