Minutiae, perfect competition, and thriving online marketplaces
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There are a couple phrases I’m muttering under my breath as I do things these days.  “Down in the weeds” has been especially fitting.  We’ve experienced a host of interesting technology issues blocking our path forward on the launch of … Read More

Stripe Connect for Dokan
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Why is Stripe Connect a big deal for us? This tool allows us to get money to our sellers as quickly as possible without Schooner Chandlery (us) being in the middle of their transaction. It also keeps us out of the money flow and allows for us to take on international sellers and customers around the world rather than just in our home country of the United States.

Affiliates and Responsive Themes
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If you’re a digital nomad, you may be writing a blog documenting your experiences and you may also be monetizing that blog with affiliate marketing. If so, you’ve got about a month to get your act together with a responsive theme before Google starts taking a bite out of your income stream.

Dokan Multivendor Marketplace add-ons and tools
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So what’s some of the latest news with the folks at StartupAnywhere? In between other things, we’ve been hard at work on both peer-to-peer and multivendor marketplaces. We launched two peer-to-peer marketplaces to test out the open source Ruby on Rails (RoR) software we modified to support our upcoming WeDevs Dokan Wordpress WooCommerce multivendor marketplace.

19 Things Remarkable People Think Every Day
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LINK — Accomplishments are based on actions, not on thoughts–yet the thought is always father to the deed. Achievement starts with an idea, a perspective, a point of view, or even just an attitude. Here are some of the things … Read More

What Do You Want to Achieve?
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If you want to achieve that which you’ve never achieved, then do something that you’ve never done. (Photo: 2010 Climbing Gran Pardiso Matt Kowalczyk )

Good For Online Retailers: Deloitte’s Holiday Retail Sales 2014 Infographic
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A full 15 years after the dot.com boom and bust–online shopping is beginning to live up to the potential those early entrepreneurs saw. Great news for today’s online e-tailors. Deloitte’s Infographic Reads Like a Christmas Card For Online Shopping.

New Things for Me: Peer to Peer and Multi Vendor Marketplaces
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I would hope to have a witty and elegant post after the long period of silence. Alas, it is not to be. Two months ago, I started working on a new little venture to provide a multi-vendor or peer-to-peer marketplace … Read More

Airmar PB100 Weather Data Logging on the Raspberry Pi
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During the refit of our boat, one of our many requirements was to have a source of weather data on-board–especially for sailing in remote places. For an old classic schooner, we couldn’t use just any weather device and not adversely … Read More

Staying Alive
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Disco and Pulitizer Prize winning authors? Do they have something in common? OK, the chart-topping disco band the BeeGees and Edith Wharton have one thing in common–they seem to know what we need to stay alive. In the case of … Read More

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