Affiliates are left wondering what the New Year will hold, what with all the turmoil that occurred in the industry last year. First there was the closing of the Google Affiliate Network and then there was the aptly named Cookiegate, which came about when Mozilla announced that Firefox would block certain cookies.
Credit experts advise that you control your business credit if you hope to experience growth in the coming months. Once you have built up your business credit, vendors and customers will feel more comfortable doing business with you. Lenders will deepen their pockets and investors and shareholders will enthusiastically jump on board.
Looking back over 2013 is a good way to build a better business plan for 2014. You can learn from your strengths and weaknesses and decide on a clear path to either recreate or avoid what you have done in the past. Just make sure you continue to improve your content marketing campaigns as this is one trend we will see continue, year after year. What other trends do you feel we will not only see in 2014 but will make it or break it form some businesses?
Forrester Research, Inc. says that as more brands become international we will continue to see a growing trend in eCommerce, creating new opportunities. There is not better time than now to get started on reaching out to consumers world wide. Have you taken your business services or products international yet? What is stopping you?
Every year investors and tech insiders look to Silicon Valley, Cupertino and other areas of innovation in order to identify the hottest startups that are sure to make waves in the coming year. If you have money to invest, if you want to model your own company after a new hot startup or even if you’re just curious and you want to watch the latest shining stars rise through the ranks from obscurity to center stage, click through to read about the newest 2014 startups to watch this year.