Update online reviews to increase trust in your business

This article was originally published on March 26, 2020, and was updated on April 1, 2020.  Having an accurate, up-to-date online presence has always been important for earning and maintaining your customers’ trust. Given the instability COVID-19 has introduced to the market, upholding the promises made to your customers by …

How to build the perfect website for your community event

Hey, howdy, hi, and welcome! My name is Allie Nimmons. I’m an overall WordPress and WordCamp enthusiast. I own a small WordPress maintenance business, work for a WordPress plugin company. I also speak at WordCamps through the GoDaddy Pro Ambassador program. Related: WordCamps and the WordPress community I got my …

A lack of clarity is “shutting down construction”, say builders

Members of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) have expressed concerns that the lack of clarity from the Government is causing the construction industry to close down. As well as reducing productivity to ensure on site social distancing, reduced access to materials and public opinion has made it extremely difficult …

Using coupons and promotions to help customers dealing with COVID-19

This article was originally published on March 26, 2020, and was updated on April 1, 2020. As the country hunkers down in the face of COVID-19, small businesses everywhere are looking for ways to stay open and ease the burden for their customers. If you’re on the Websites + Marketing …

Most workers not productive while working from home, report claims

No more than 15 percent of healthy workers confined to their homes will work productively, argues new research from right leaning think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs. Government restrictions on social interaction designed to slow the spread of coronavirus have led to a rapid increase in the number of …

#Paytoday Coalition Infuses $900 Billion For Struggling Small Business Owners

Small business owners are experiencing unparalleled losses as the U.S. implements a variety of measures to combat the Coronavirus. 90% of small business owners report major challenges already and that figure is up from 60% just two weeks ago. And 37% of small business owners have less than one month …

Add a blog to show your customers how your business is navigating COVID-19

This article was originally published on March 25, 2020, and was updated on April 1, 2020. COVID-19 is pulling no punches. Decreased foot traffic, mandates prohibiting large gatherings, and increased digital engagement are changing the game for entrepreneurs everywhere. With Shelter-In-Place procedures starting to be widely enacted, businesses must adapt …

5 free live chat plugins for WordPress and tips for using them

Live chat plays a tremendous role in conducting proper customer service and support on websites. However, it’s even more important now in the midst of COVID-19. As people are struggling to figure out how to continue to do business during this crisis while also juggling new family situations, it’s vital …

How to set up a virtual conference website with WordPress

This post was originally published on May 1, 2015, and was updated on March 30, 2020. COVID-19 has created a business environment unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Employees across dozens of industries are working from home while customers are also staying inside, requesting delivery, and adapting to the new, virtual world. …

8 ways to generate revenue if your business doors are shut

Most brick-and-mortar businesses can only operate and generate revenue if their doors are open. Customers must travel to the business and come inside to make a purchase. But this model isn’t great when unforeseen circumstances require a business to shut its doors and prevent customers from coming inside. We are …

Home working initiative to tackle worldwide pandemic response

  The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) collaboration are to throw their weight behind an emergency initiative by Leesman, building a global pan-industry response group to the threat posed to the real estate and facilities management industries by Covid-19 and addressing the …

All-in-one online marketing solutions to help you grow your business

The GetResponse platform contains a suite of email marketing and online campaign management tools designed to help you grow your sales, maximize ROI, and succeed in online marketing. From unlimited broadcasting and top deliverability to 5-star customer service and over 50 easy yet powerful features – we’ve got you covered. …

Employees struggle to adapt to new workplace technology

New research by Hays Talent Solutions claims workplace technology has had a significant impact on businesses and organisations when it comes to development, automation and growth; continuing to shake up the modern workplace and workforce in 2020. Paving the way for the change, younger workers are arguably redefining what workers …

New task force to reduce health burden of COVID-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced that it is setting up a task force to reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities play in prevention and preparedness, resilience and recovery. The task …

All-in-one online marketing solutions to help you grow your business

The GetResponse platform contains a suite of email marketing and online campaign management tools designed to help you grow your sales, maximize ROI, and succeed in online marketing. From unlimited broadcasting and top deliverability to 5-star customer service and over 50 easy yet powerful features – we’ve got you covered. …

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 …

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 …

Pave the Way to a Healthy Life and Improve Business Productivity By Selecting the Right Type of Mattress

Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you feel sluggish or low on energy even after having a good night’s rest? If the answer to these questions is a “yes,” then it is time to take a good look at your mattresses because tiredness will cut down on your productivity. …

[CASE STUDY] How We Sold a $93,077.32 Merch by Amazon Business in 19 Days

Merch by Amazon (MBA) is one of the lesser-known online business models out there, but it is no less profitable, as you will see in this case study. For those who haven’t heard about this model, Merch by Amazon is Amazon’s print-on-demand service for custom-made shirts. It was originally launched …

Older workers will drive long term success of firms

Organisations that actively leverage the abilities and experience of their older workers will be best positioned for the future of work, according to Mercer’s report Next Stage: Are You Age-Ready? (registration). The importance of being “age-ready” is underscored for both businesses and economies by the impact of the twin forces …

How to set the best web design pricing for your freelance business

As a freelancer, you need a clear understanding of web design pricing. Overcharge for your services, and you’ll have a hard time attracting customers; undercharge, and you’ll never be able to keep the business afloat. Finding your ideal rate is essential. Every project you take will be a little bit …

America’s Biggest Employer Isn’t Hiring Seasonal Employees This Year. Here’s the Reason Why

With a new slew of perks, pay, and benefits to lure workers, retailers across the country are pulling out all the stops to lure temporary employees ahead of the busy holiday season. But not America’s largest private employer. For the second year in a row, Walmart won’t be hiring tens …

Ergonomics regs are still relevant in the age of agile work

Recently Mark Eltringham of Insight argued that ergonomics regulations have become something of an anachronism in recent years. When I first became involved in the workplace ergonomics industry in late 1992, the new Display Screen Equipment ’computer user’ guidance was about to be given the force of law through the …