BigCommerce Review – Is BigCommerce Right for Your Business?

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If you have spent any time navigating the often confusing world of eCommerce shopping carts, you have undoubtedly stumbled upon BigCommerce. The name pretty much says it all. It’s like the Super Target of eCommerce solutions: the prices are consistently low, the system offers everything under one roof, and it’s certain to cripple any mom-and-pop Web store that stands in its way.… read more “BigCommerce Review – Is BigCommerce Right for Your Business?”

The Acting Fallacy

People who are born in Los Angeles have a funny joke whenever they hear someone is an actor here. The conversation goes like this:

Native: So what do you do for a living?

Actor: I am an actor.

Native: Ah, so you wait tables.

This is a very true statement. I know a lot of actors in Los Angeles and almost universally they have made a few bucks acting, but mostly make their money doing entry level jobs.… read more “The Acting Fallacy”

Shopify vs BigCommerce vs Magento

If you’re looking to build the ultimate online store, you need the ultimate shopping cart solution. Just one problem: They all claim to be the best. Shopify heralds itself as “the #1 eCommerce solution,” while Magento boasts of being “the most flexible enterprise-class eCommerce platform to power your business,” and BigCommerce strives to create “the world’s leading eCommerce platform.” It’s like walking through Brooklyn.… read more “Shopify vs BigCommerce vs Magento”

Dynamic Number Insertion

I am having a really hard time finding good call platforms that offer dynamic number insertion into websites. Dynamic number insertion is javascript code that automatically swaps out phone numbers based on referrer. I have only seen a couple of sites that offer this and those are both too expensive and have too little features. I would really like a virtual call center that offers this sort of tracking… might be too much to hope for though.

Stopping Crossfit for Rock Climbing

I am thinking about stopping my Crossfit membership now to focus on rock climbing. I feel like Crossfit and rock climbing are a bit incompatible: Crossfit focuses on building big muscles in the back and legs, which just weigh you down when it comes to rock climbing. I currently weigh about 215 pounds and I want to lean down to around 185 pounds as I think this will help me become a significantly better climber.… read more “Stopping Crossfit for Rock Climbing”

Thank You Google!

My stock portfolio had a nice win yesterday thanks to Google’s increase in stock price of 12% yesterday after their earnings call. I am going to hold onto it as I think Google has some awesome product announcements coming up, including:

  • Self driving car technology being licensed to auto manufacturers
  • Wearable tech devices being taken to market (Google Glass, watch)

And of course they have several highly successful business units including:

  • Search
  • AdWords
  • Apps