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Why 9 out of 10 Small Businesses Fail

We’ve all heard that 9 out of 10 new businesses fail. That is alarming, but when you look at the actual statistics it is much worse than that. Out of every 1000 new businesses, 40% fail within the first year,and 80% would fail within 5 years. Don’t celebrate yet because

The Importance of Social Courtesy In Publishing A Blog

When you publish a magazine online, you deal with the public, right? So how is it that more than a few online publications don’t have the courtesy to respond? Isn’t being social what social networking is all about? We’ll check out some benefits and best practices of being courteous and

5 Tips to Effectively Promote your Articles

This question gets asked a lot by new bloggers and even more experienced bloggers. How do you effectively promote your articles? In this article we will be looking at some methods I used to promote my articles when I started Creativeoverflow and how I then pulled back to a more

Going Green in Graphic Design

Today we are going to be talking about a subject related to graphic design. We will be talking about going green in graphic design, what it means to be a green designer. Why you should go green, how to practice green design and a few more topics. I hope that

Why Google created Buzz

Is there really a buzz, or is this just another way of make sure that we never see sunlight? I am a huge fan of Google and I think that search is getting better by the day. Some of Google’s apps have literally change my life and the way I

6 Tips Freelancers can Learn from Beggars

Living in South Africa, we come across beggars everyday of our lives. I classify beggars as people that constantly keep asking you for things; food, money, clothing etc. It doesn’t matter where in South Africa you go you will most likely see more than a 100 beggars a day, simply

The Meaning Behind RSS

Everyone in the blogging industry has heard of the word RSS,  but do they know what it actually stands for? I bet a lot of people don’t know what the real meaning behind RSS is. They just see it as a simple address to use for reading the blog in

Managing Your Finances as a Freelancer in 7 Simple Steps

At all stages in the freelancer’s career it is essential to manage finances to get the most out of self-employment. For people with creative leanings, finances and accounting may seem like daunting aspects of becoming one’s own boss. Below are simple steps, including useful applications and information resources, to help