E-commerce Update

My main job was to get the credit card facility up and running. We have done this before for other clients, but we didn’t know if it was possible to do it in two working days (Thursday and Friday)! The company we chose was Virtual Card Services (www.vcs.co.za). They act as an intimediary between the […]

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Extreme Tools

The following was used to make this new business venture possible: Software: Dreamweaver MX 2004 Freehand MX 2004 Fireworks MX 2004 jEDIT Leech FTP Apache MySQL PHP Photoshop Service providers: Hetzner Virtual Card Services ACT Logistics

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Idea Farm Visitor

Simon from Idea Farm (www.ideafarm.co.za) has just stopped by. It was good to meet him and hear some of his ideas. Hearing him talk I was reminded that our little team certainly doesn’t know everything! Perhaps that’s why an idea like this one (http://www.thebusinessexperiment.com/) might have some merit.

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Praise and Criticism

We have received a lot of positive feedback, but also negative. Responding to the criticisms might give a better idea of what we’re doing, so here is something I wrote on the TomorrowToday website (http://www.tmtd.biz/2005/10/05/extreme-business/#comments) =========================================== We first had the idea for this project 2 weeks ago and we didn’t want to lose momemtum, so […]

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Marketing Bug Zapper

While Fred, Jon and the crew are out interviewing people on the streets, Andrew and I are focussing our efforts on online marketing. We have just finished uploading some banner ads for Google to use on various South african sites. Here is an example of the smaller one: We have also been tweeking the Google […]

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Start of day three

Day three. Things are bad. No sales. No water Every cup of coffee that I’ve had since i’ve been here has not been stirred properly. It’s rough out here people.

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Live!

Two full days later…the site is up and in living colour! www.bugzapper.co.za

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Pizza Delivery

This should have gone on before the previous post. The guys at Butlers Pizza gave us 50% off 6 pizzas. Shot dudes, and shot to the legend who delivered them.

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Nearly there!

We’ve just scoffed some pizza (thanks Butler’s!) and now we are going flat-out to have the site live before we leave this evening. Apologies to everyone who is waiting eagerly.

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