Friday Round Up: A few useful links to help run your online business

online-articlesOver the course of the week I come across a number of resources and articles which I feel would benefit online business owners, or those looking to start their online ecommerce business. Here are a few I’ve found this week…

How to pick the right name for your business
Let’s start at the very beginning, picking a name for your business. There are of course many things to consider when choosing the right name for your campany and Mashable gives a few tips including setting the tone, using a descriptive name and not boxing yourself in. > Read the full article here

The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet
If you want to embrace social media, but you’re not sure where to begin then the guys over at Flowtown have compiled a handy ‘cheat sheet’ to help you understand your Twitter from your Facebook and more. > Read the full article here

Google Browser Size Tool
This is an old tool, but a good one. When it comes to browser sizes it’s important to remember that not everyone has the same, whether you’ve got a widescreen monitor, a small monitor or view a browser through a screen projector. To this end when laying out a website it’s vital to bear in mind where key elements are positioned, such as a ‘Buy now’ button or any other call to action.

Google have created a tool to help website owners see how much of their website their visitors can see depending on their browser size: The main aim of this tool is to allow website owners to improve conversion rates and engagement. Have a go with your website and see if it’s optimised for the average browser size.

Dropbox File Hosting Service
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. You can send large files to co-workers and as it’s cloud based you can access your account from anywhere. > Check it out here

If you’ve found any useful articles or resources this week feel free to share them in the comments section below. And don’t forget to check back for more next week.

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