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Ensuring Ongoing Success: 2

Ensuring Ongoing Success: 2
In part one we looked at the importance of management and exploring new frontiers. In this conclusion, we'll examine core business evolution, asset management, going public and beyond. The Core Business Now the affiliate program, rather than the original paysite, becomes the company's core busin... More »

Jesse Jane: Inappropriate

Jesse Jane: Inappropriate
Despite Jesse Jane's recent marriage to someone else, she is still one of my favorite people. "You'll find someone else, Gram," she said. "Who?" I cried. "Teagan? Janine? They are lost to me now." I asked Jesse how she prepared to host tomorrow's AVN awards with Greg Fitzsimmons. "Every... More »

Advice for Newbies

Advice for Newbies
Recently, XBIZ World magazine asked a group of industry leaders, "What advice would you give to someone just starting out?" Here's what they had to say: "Try to make quality videos or content by studying your competition, but don't copy them. Make something new and different with the same... More »

Ensuring Ongoing Success: 1

Ensuring Ongoing Success: 1
Surprise! You've got a profitable business: Now what? In this third and final installment of "How to Start an Online Business," we'll go beyond the basics that were examined in Part 1 and past the establishment of an affiliate program as covered in Part 2 to look at several of the "what's next?" con... More »

Inventory A-B-Cs

Inventory A-B-Cs
With the Internet making it easier for porn fans to get their fix online, success in the adult DVD retail arena depends to a great extent on having the right inventory mix. You have to carry lines and titles that will inspire customers to drive to your store rather than simply logging onto their fav... More »

The Enduring Saga of Spam

The Enduring Saga of Spam
I've been thinking about spam a lot lately, especially porn spam, even though I hardly get it anymore. At my former job, I got lots of it despite layers of filtering at both the computer and server levels. My reaction to receiving unsolicited porn varied from slightly bothered to seething outrage, b... More »

Two Easy Pieces?

Two Easy Pieces?
More or less the only brunettes in the entire Sands Convention Center during the AVN convention, (other than the help), Kylie Kross and Joanna Angel, when posing together tat to tat, look like two pieces of a simple and life-affirming puzzle.... More »

Project Development

Project Development
After numerous brainstorming sessions and meetings you are ready to move your project into the development stage. Before your development team can get started, they need to have all information to complete it on time and to specifications. Just like all other stages of the project, the communication... More »

Adam and Eve Go Nationwide

Adam and Eve Go Nationwide
Already firmly established as the world's largest adult mail-order and Internet catalog company, as well as one of the most successful and prolific producers of adult movies, Adam & Eve is banking on the power of its brand as it opens retail franchises across the country. Adam & Eve entered the ret... More »

Players Migrate to Vegas

Players Migrate to Vegas
From an adult industry perspective, Las Vegas is important not only because of all the erotic filmmakers, film stars, Internet models and adult webmasters who are based there, but also because of famous non-Vegas residents who have been undertaking or planning major business ventures in the Southern... More »

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