A collection of tips for small businesses by an experienced and successful online business owner.

Quickly Create a Facebook Cover with Instagram Photos

January 3, 2016

Sometimes I like to create a collage of Instagram photos for my personal or business Facebook cover. Three notable services to accomplish this includes Iconosquare, Pic Stitch or Insta Cover. My personal favorite is Iconosquare. Pic Stitch, an Android and IOS app, requires too much leg work since it does not talk directly to Instagram. […]

Shopify Apps You Need to Increase Sales This Holiday Season

November 20, 2015

This holiday season is a goldmine for sales opportunities. Last year around 78% of customers used the internet to help supplement holiday shopping, and around 92% of shoppers will go online this year to make purchases. Try to serve┬áholiday shoppers well with these Shopify apps designed to help increase conversion rates. AbandonAid – Shopping Cart […]

How to Overcome A Google Algorithm Penalty

November 19, 2015

Besides precious time, there were many steps and factors that contributed to our turnaround success. We hope our experience can help some of you to continue fighting for a brighter online future.

5 Factors to Start a Successful Online Business

November 15, 2015

Back in 2008, we started Printkeg, an online commercial printer, as a way to salvage a failing print shop. A while ago we described our beginnings, so there’s no need to rehash that story again. Now we can explore the five key contributions and factors that we feel helped us create a million dollar online […]

Amazing Tools For Small E-Commerce Business Owners

November 7, 2015

As a small online business owner, there are some nifty tools I depend on to maintain my e-commerce website. As a company owner, I have to worry about everything: marketing, quality control, finances, customer service, SEO and more. As far as running the online side of things, these tools can be extremely helpful. 1. Grammarly […]

How To Quickly Create a Printable Postcard Using Canva

November 4, 2015

Some of us are not designers by nature or nurture. Thanks to an online platform called Canva, normal people can create stunning and professional designs for almost any situation. We don’t feel that anything can truly replace a human graphic designer, but Canva comes pretty close! Today, we demonstrate how to create a well-designed double […]

Breaking Down a Conversion Driven Shopify Store – Hickies.com

October 10, 2015

As many of you already know, Printkeg utilizes Shopify for e-commerce for a number of reasons. Over the weekend, I discovered a company, Hickies, that provides a shoelace replacement solution. To my pleasant surprise, Hickies also utilizes Shopify, and their website was so impressive and inspiring, I just cannot help showing it off to our […]

UPS VS USPS – Our Experience with Shipping Companies

September 18, 2015

In the end, the carriers actually have much in common, but the differences can be quite impactful on the bottom line and the overall customer perception of your business.

Starting an Online Company From Almost Nothing – Our Story

May 12, 2015

What a ride it’s been this past decade. Starting a new business is difficult, time consuming, nerve wrecking and absolutely marvelous. Today, I finally share a long overdue story of how my business partner and I created a fun and profitable online print company known as Printkeg. The Beginning – IDM Firm Back in 2005, […]

SEO Tips Shopify Storeowners Must Know

May 8, 2015

Before starting Printkeg, I built up a strong history in web development and SEO providing those services to hundreds of clients of my own for most of my adult life. Presently, I still do a little web consulting, but I remain more focused on maintaining and leading Printkeg, a digital print company that utilizes the […]