Infographic: How to Choose a Domain Name for Your Business?


how to choose domain nameHow to successfully choose a domain name for a business website? This is a question every single person with a business website has already asked. In fact there is no magic, however there are a few tips that will help you a lot during such tough moment. The domain name is much more than a simple title for your site, it will be your card, your reference on the web, just like your very own birth name. Thanks to we will now be able to learn a few tricks when choosing your business’ domain name.

One of the very first tips that you will learn is that your domain name as an advertisement tool will certainly make your life much easier and your business much more successful. Branded websites are a trustworthy source of information and also of products/ services. Remember that your domain name is not only all about your brand. It should be catchy, memorable and short as well. People will certainly not remember the name of your page if it looks more like a text than a title right?!

It is also important to keep in mind that the extension of your website also matters. As the preferred one comes .com domains. The sense of quality and also trust that the .com domains bring to the public is simply indescribable. Make sure you also pay attention to how your competitors are registering their sites. There is something cybersquatting where other people may register your domain name with other domain extensions in order to steal all of your traffic from you. Keep an eye out for these people.

As a last tip make sure you are creative! There is nothing more original than to be yourself! Your domain and website will certainly look much nicer! Regardless of your area you will certainly find the right domain name and extension!




6 Business Success Myths Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

By Martin Zwilling / September 8th, 2013

All true entrepreneurs operate off a set of tenets that are built into their psyche, or drilled into them from training and mentors. These are represented by sayings like “You never get anywhere unless you take a chance” and “Passion and persistence are the keys to success,” Unfortunately, there are still other old, reliable tenets that don’t work anymore.

In a book a while back by Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie from the Columbia Business School, “Designing for Growth,” the authors encourage managers to think more like designers. I assert that designers have a lot in common with entrepreneurs, since both must innovate and start a deep understanding of what their customer really wants (“customer-centered”).

In most other respects, design thinking is the opposite of business thinking. For example, businesses must deal with reality as fixed and quantifiable, whereas design deals with subjective experience and a social constructs. Entrepreneurs need to bridge both these worlds, and I believe the authors outline the key business management myths that limit startup thinking:

  1. Myth: Think big. There are always pressures to be sure an opportunity is big enough, but most really big solutions began small and built momentum. To seize really new opportunities, it is better to start small and find a deep, underlying human need to connect with. A better maxim for entrepreneurs is: Focus on meeting genuine human needs.
  2. Myth: If the idea is good, then the money will follow. The truth about ideas is that we don’t know if they are good; only customers know that. Entrepreneurs often express surprise at funding challenges, confident that their good idea would attract money on its own merits. In that light, a better maxim for entrepreneurs is: Build the right team and customer need, and funding will follow.
  3. Myth: Measure twice, cut once. This one works fine in an operations setting, but when it comes to creating the as-yet-unseen future of a startup, there isn’t much to measure. Spending time trying to measure the immeasurable offers temporary comfort but does little to reduce risk. A better maxim for entrepreneurs is: Place small bets fast.
  4. Myth: Be bold and decisive. In the past, business cultures have been dominated by competition metaphors (sports and war being the most popular). Organic growth, by contrast, requires a lot of nurturing, intuition, and a tolerance for uncertainty. Placing bold bets falls well short of the new entrepreneurial maxim: Explore multiple options.
  5. Myth: Don’t ask a question you don’t know the answer to. This one is borrowed from trial lawyers, and it traveled into business because it always seems less risky to look smart. Unfortunately, new opportunities do not yield easily to leading questions and preconceived solutions. A better maxim for entrepreneurs is: Start in the unknown.
  6. Myth: Sell your solution. If you don’t believe in it, no one will. When you are trying to create the future, it is difficult to know when you have it right. The key is to be absolutely certain you have focused on a worthy problem. You’ll iterate your way to a workable solution in due time. Follow two maxims here: Choose a worthwhile customer problem. Let others validate.

There are many other design-thinking principles that entrepreneurs need to heed, such as the fact that products and services are bought by human beings, not target markets segmented into demographic categories. Great designs, as well as great products, grab customers at an emotional level first, then at the economic level.

Exemplified by Apple, and the success of their elegant products, design-thinking is proving to be more and more the competitive edge for entrepreneurs. This is not to say that sound business principles should be ignored in your next startup. The challenge for every entrepreneur, is to find that right balance between the myths and reality of business, and the power and inspiration of an innovative design.



Founder and CEO, Startup Professionals.

Martin is a veteran startup mentor, executive, blogger, author, tech professional, and angel investor. He is the Founder and CEO of Startup Professionals, a company that provides products and services to startup founders and small business owners.