Think Big For Your Small Business

Being ambitious is rewarding and challenging. When you start small, it’s difficult to imagine the path that leads to becoming the next Apple or Amazon. But you try. Being a small business owner isn’t easy. You get too caught up in the daily battles, budget sheets, and market research to take time out and think about the bigger picture. Peter Thiel’s must-read book Zero to One addresses this concept in detail.

Peter Thiel argues that to change the world and to shape the future, we need to think bigger. We need to go from nothing to something, from zero to one. This is where disruptive innovation happens. We need ideas that disrupt industries, create new possibilities and change behavior.

All this sounds motivating, but where do you start?

Because of their size, small businesses are primed for growth. They are not too big for bureaucracy but are big enough to experiment, break rules and innovate.

So, how do you do that? These five steps can help.

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The .work Domain, For Getting The Job Done

Whether it’s shared workspaces, freelancing, employment-related services or corporate HR – the .work TLD is leading the global workforce.

The global giant Amazon uses the website amazon.work as their employee human resources (HR) portal for hundreds of thousands of employees.  Alexa.com ranks it in the top 3,000 US websites with over 380,000 unique visitors per month.

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7 Creatives using .design domains well + tips for a high-converting portfolio

I work with hundreds of freelance designers every day on my blog and online community. And, I have to be honest, it’s scary just how often I hear something like this:

“I want to reach out to new clients, but my site’s just not ready.”

So today, I’d like to offer a few stellar examples of designers using the new .design domain extension to showcase their work. Some of the examples are extremely simple—in a good way—proving you don’t have to spend months redesigning (or designing for the first time) your portfolio site.

After highlighting a few great examples of just what you can do with a quality .design domain, I’ll quickly share some of my best tips for making the most of your design portfolio site.

Jump to my top tips for converting portfolio site visitors into paying clients.

Without further ado, here are 7 designers & agencies using their .design domain to boost profits & grow their business.

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Live Chat With Porkbun

Have you ever been browsing a company’s website and want to ask a question, but you don’t really want to talk on the phone? And, instead of writing an email that might take a day to get an answer, you would like a way to get more prompt feedback? To accommodate this, Porkbun is pleased to announce that we now offer live chat support on our website, porkbun.com. This post discusses briefly how our chat system works and what it means for you going forward.

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Year of the Earth Pig

Ok, so we’re pretty excited about the 2019 year in the Gregorian Calendar. I mean, we’re already off to a good start as the U.N. General Assembly has officially recognized 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.  And I’d say we love the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements as much as the next online domain name registrar, if not more. Probably more. I mean, heck, do not even get us started on the noble gases. We love the noble gases.

But, if we’re being honest, we’re way more excited for the Chinese New Year. It’s nothing against the common era, but the Chinese New Year is coming up and not only is it a weeklong festival of fireworks, dumplings, sticky rice balls, noodles, hot-pot, and more, this year it is extra special to us…

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Design a Collectible Coin & Win

We want to encourage our customers to enter a contest on coin.design since we know that you all stand a great chance of winning the prize: a trip to NYC to attend the premiere Digital Collectibles event, NFT.NYC.

Honestly, if you’re interested mostly for the pizza, bagels, and pigeon-watching, we don’t blame you. We’re located on the other side of the USA but everyone here loves a visit to NYC. Do it for the plane ticket and hotel – there’s no shame in your game!

But, we want you to understand what the heck is actually going on over at Coin.Design and so we’re walking you through the process below. After all, we almost, kinda, mostly understand the blockchain, just like you, right?

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