3 Stories That Are Ringing In The New Year

Google, facebook and other big businesses dominate the headlines but here’s some new you can use from “the rest of us”. I bring you word from the valley, mobile apps, the gift cards and love markets. Facebook’s boring anyway, right?

 

The fifth season of Valley Girl is ready to roll in 2013

The video blogging space is still a red hot market.

Jesse’s an accomplished Youtube star with an excellent production. She gets to interview everyone bloggers and tech fans drool over. Not to mention, she’s on the cover of this month’s Gentry Magazine. You love it.

Gift cards,  the hundred billion dollar space

Might as well call’em the galaxy of the marketplace. Even though the economy sucks, we’re gifting at an astronomical rate.

Taylor Swift Leads Gift Card-Fueled Digital Song Sales Surge

www.billboard.com12/28/12

The yearly post-Christmas digital song sales surge is in full effect this week, with a number of tunes aiming for monster sales figures.

Mobile app founder, CJ MacDonald says that spending for gift cards is on the rise … even in a down economy.

CJ’s app helps digitize the card business and he’s positioned to make a lot of money in the process.

I’m going to go ahead and CC the entire local business market about this one.

love coach, sujeiry, relationship advice

Love is in the air

Post-apocalypse, the human race continues the search for romantic love.

And online, Sujeiry Gonzalez has put the word out, she’s got the answers for you.

You can get some love advice online from a scholarly and experienced blogger who’s easy on the eyes and on the wallet.

Or gift one for your lady friends? Juuust sayin … put the pieces together.

Anything going on in your area?

January 2013 is already lighting up my radar. The big businesses are continuing to develop, but there’s tons of things happening in the small business and independent scene. Some that could be signs of bigger trends. Let us known what’s going on in your neck of the sphere :D

 

Christopher The Merchant

About Christopher The Merchant

Private gentleman of fortune, professional American, Blog Success vet (I survived the latest upgrade). I do business. I blog out in my spare time. Latest collab @ Marketing Knockout!.