How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

7 Plugins for Adding Structured Data to Your WordPress Website

Structured data (sometimes called “Schema” or “microdata”) has emerged as an important part of SEO strategy. Search engines are making use of this information to enhance listings and provide users with more immediate answers. Even if you’re not 100% sure what structured data is, you’ve undoubtedly run across it in …

Tenth of people have considered change of job because of its environmental impact

A new survey commissioned by Perkbox Insights claims that 89 percent of adults experience ‘green guilt’ – a phenomenon stemming from the extensive environmental consequences of modern life, which brings moments when you know you could, and should, be doing more to help the planet. The study also suggests that this …

Financial security and the option to work are essential for ageing better

High profile organisations in the UK’s health, housing, employment, research and voluntary sectors have launched what they claim is a landmark shared vision on healthy ageing. Brought together by the Centre for Ageing Better and Public Health England (PHE), more than 60 organisations – including the Department of Health and …

How to create the best retail customer service experience

Retail customer service, especially in a brick-and-mortar store, is one of the most difficult tasks any small business owner or entrepreneur will take on. Retail is highly competitive, and you’re likely up against the big chain retailers, other mom-and-pop shops and behemoths like Amazon in the eCommerce space. How in …

BlaBlaCar to acquire Ouibus and offer bus service

French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France’s national railway company SNCF. For the first time, BlaBlaCar is moving beyond carpooling and plans to offer both long-distance carpooling rides and bus rides. BlaBlaCar already ran a test with Ouibus for the past six months …

The Four Principles of Acing an Interview

First, remember that an interview is a work-related competition. The same competition onstage for the theater is called audition. People compete throughout their lifetimes. They compete for resources, such as money, time, awards, rewards, and honor. So let’s focus on the interview competition, in which several preselected candidates compete for …

5 ways to monitor and grow your lawn and garden brand online

Your brand’s online reputation is incredibly important — especially if you’re a small business trying to compete with the marketing budgets of much larger companies. While your online reputation is one of your biggest assets, it can also be one of the biggest risks. Businesses that operate within the lawn …

Skills and new businesses drive decade of recovery for UK cities

Improving skills levels and new business formation have been the key long-term drivers of growth for UK cities since the financial crisis, according to the latest Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities 2018 index that ranks cities on a combination of economic performance and quality of life. The latest Index analyses …

HandsOn Gloves – Hands Down Best Grooming Solution Horses, Dogs and Cats Gravitate Towards

As a kid growing up bathing and grooming horses and dogs, I always wondered why we kept buying the same old curry combs that are hard to hold onto and only marginally work on large flat areas of our animals, bathing mitts that fit no one and never stayed on …

Four ways to help your franchise succeed

Sponsored Post Four ways to help your franchise succeed (Picture of McDonald’s) When you take ownership of a franchise, you enter a professional environment that comes with a series of established benefits. These include a concise and easily learnable system of operations, including equipment that’s already in place and a …