How Gilbert, Arizona, found economic resilience in 35,000 micro-businesses

As a 12-year-old, Jenn Daniels taught herself bookkeeping so she could help her father run his tool-and-die shop. Nearly 30 years later, she uses those skills as part of a side business she runs out of her Gilbert, Arizona, living room helping entrepreneurs navigate the tricky shoals of local permitting, …

Rich, female and over- 45? It`s much more likely you thrived during lockdown

The characteristics that meant you were most likely to thrive during the Covid-19 lockdown have been identified in new research by emlyon business school. The researchers, from emlyon business school’s Lifestyle Research Center, have studied people’s lifestyle, circumstances, and behaviour during the Covid-19 lockdown period, to examine how it has …

SSL term changes: Maximum SSL certificate validity is now one year

As your certificate authority, it’s our responsibility to share shifts in the industry with our customers. One major change that’ll be coming into effect is around the shortening of term changes. We’ll briefly go over potential impacts to your site and how GoDaddy is adapting to better serve you. Maximum …

Central London office leases fall by over half in second quarter of 2020

According to research from DeVono Cresa, the second quarter of 2020 saw 1.2 million sq. ft of office space leased across central London – a drop of 57 percent on the previous quarter. With the market feeling the full effects of the COVID-19 lockdown, demand, availability and rents in central …

14 mentor qualities that separate the good from the great

Whether you are a mentor, mentee or interested in getting involved in this type of relationship, it’s important to understand the qualities that make for a great mentor. A high-quality, motivated mentor makes the experience a winning endeavor for everyone involved. 14 mentor qualities that separate the good from 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. …

Hacked: What to Do When Your WordPress Website Has Been Compromised

It starts with a sinking feeling that something is amiss with your WordPress website. Maybe your security plugin has alerted you to a changed file that you know you didn’t touch. Or you see some unfamiliar content within your post listing. Whatever the indicator, it leads to one conclusion: Your …

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. …

Wrong approach to leadership makes a fifth of CEOs a bad fit for their firm

Nearly a fifth (17 percent) of CEOs are largely unsuited to the companies they lead, according to new research from academics at Imperial College Business School, Harvard Business School, Columbia University and the London School of Economics. The paper, CEO Behavior and Firm Performance, is based on an analysis of …

Checking Account by Kabbage for Small Businesses

The number of online banking options continues to increase giving businesses more financial options. One option we will look at is a newly launched business checking account. Kabbage Checking will be paying off for small businesses at a time of uncertainty. Account highlights Atlanta-based Kabbage, Inc. provides cash-flow products to …

5 Tips for Figuring Out What Makes Your Personal Brand Unique

Personal branding is hardly new. Rulers have controlled narratives surrounding their identities for millennia. After all, they were the ones everyone heard and cared about. But today, branding power has trickled down to “ordinary” people thanks to the Internet. Now, anyone can leverage their individual statement for power, purpose, and …

Collaborate and Communicate Remotely with Webinars and Video conferencing

This year has shown just how important it is to be able to connect remotely. Effective communication and collaboration are crucial during this trying time and outside of it to keep businesses and education running smoothly. Webinars and video conferencing help companies, universities and colleges stay connected with global employees, …

People struggle with home working environments and solitude

People are productive at home and want to retain flexible working after lockdown, but struggle with sub-optimal working environments and a lack of interaction with colleagues. That is the main finding from a survey by property technology company, Equiem. The firm has published the results of its most comprehensive global office occupier …

Deliver Better Data-Informed UX Using Sisense Embedded Analytics

This article was created in partnership with Sisense. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Businesses across just about every industry are learning to prioritize collecting data along the customer journey. And to an increasing degree, data reporting and interactive visualizations are a big component of the …

10 Best Project Proposal Templates for Adobe Indesign

An attractive proposal can make a world of difference when it comes to getting a positive response. Luckily, creating an attractive proposal is not difficult nor do you have to start from scratch when you have hundreds of ready-made project proposal templates and mockups available online. Browse through this collection …

You Don't Need Celebrities (or Millions of Viewers) For A Successful Online Event

How to get millions (billions, zillions) of people to your next event? Hire Shaq and Gronk, said a recent headline in Entrepreneur.com. The article was referring to an online event that attracted millions of viewers, raised money for a good cause and had sponsors. They articles was focused on the “hype” …

Working from home experience proves value of workplace counselling

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to an upsurge of workplace stresses and concerns, with many employees experiencing significant changes to work and life. Finding the best forms of support for employees will be an essential concern for employers, especially as they begin to manage future workplace adjustments and the possible …

How To Cope with Stress. The UPS Store Exec Offers Insight.

Small business owners are no stranger to challenging situations, and as cases of COVID-19 rise throughout the U.S., these savvy entrepreneurs continue to rise to the occasion and tackle these stressors in familiar ways. In our third annual Inside Small Business Survey, fielded in February before the pandemic with more …

It's Time To Rethink Your Email Newsletter. Constant Contact and Mailchimp.

So many businesses have email newsletters. Most are lack luster organs of dribble being pushed out like stale tooth paste every so often. Email marketing is a powerful way to connect and engage with your customers and potential customers. Mailchimp and Constant Contact have vitalized their respective platforms and continue …

Twitter Hack Shows Many Hackers Appear Sweet and Nice. Be Wary.

  WSJ reports that hackers “broke” into Twitter’s security by some simple, but effective, social engineering. Sometimes people call one person, “sweet talk them” and get a bit of information. They use that information to get to the next person and get high level access. When you get a phone …

Return to work offers us a unique opportunity to change everything

The way we worked before covid was fundamentally broken; our wellbeing, our climate and our business efficiency. The genie is out of the bottle; going back just simply isn’t an option. When considering the return to work, there are organisations making knee-jerk decisions trying to avoid a complex minefield of …

How to set up an international WooCommerce store: 5 steps for success

Editor’s note: The following is a guest post from our friends at Weglot. Taking your WooCommerce store international can open you up to a huge potential customer base that’s interested in purchasing your products or services. If your offerings are familiar and have appeal across different countries then the benefits …

Which business entity is best for an ecommerce company?

Disclaimer: This content should not be construed as legal or tax advice. Always consult an attorney or tax professional regarding your specific legal or tax situation. Consumers spent $601.75 billion online with U.S. merchants in 2019, up 14.9% from the year before, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. With …

People all over the world believe their cities should be smart and sustainable

Today’s city living is falling short of citizens’ increased expectations in the digital age. This is according to a new report from the Capgemini Research Institute that explored responses from 10,000 citizens and over 300 city officials across 10 countries and 58 cities. It found that many citizens are frustrated with the …

People know that restricting screen time at work would benefit their wellbeing

In a new survey of 4,000 employees in the UK, the US, Singapore and the UAE, three quarters of office workers say restricting screen time would benefit their mental and physical wellbeing. The survey has been published in a new report, The digital health dilemma: Is technology keeping workers healthy …

How micro-businesses have blunted the economic impact of COVID-19

Digital businesses  — from part-time side hustles selling homemade jewelry to local restaurants that started fulfilling orders online during the pandemic — have helped U.S. communities weather the economic storm caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Orders placed on such websites almost doubled between January and April, as stay-at-home edicts caused …

Green Building Council publishes new open innovation framework for buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Sustainable Ventures (SV) have together published the Open Innovation Levels Framework, a resource aimed at enabling open innovation with the goal of reducing the climate impacts of the built environment. Around 40 percent of UK carbon emissions are attributable to the built environment …

How to Host Static Sites for Free with an Automated Pipeline

Did you know that you can host static sites for free on a number of high-grade services? This doesn’t just save money, but also means you’re deploying to globally distributed CDNs and automating processes. Provided: Netlify In a previous article, we reviewed 100 Jamstack tools, APIs and services to power …

Do All of the Projects in Your Portfolio Look the Same? That’s OK.

All creative professionals can benefit from having an online portfolio. They’re great for attracting new clients and can even provide a trip down memory lane – letting you reminisce about what you’ve learned over time. Still, it’s possible to obsess over a portfolio a little too much. For example, adding …

10 eCommerce website security steps to protect against cyber threats

Running an eCommerce website can be both profitable and rewarding, but too many eCommerce newcomers neglect one of the biggest threats to both their profitability and the structural integrity of the site: eCommerce website security. There are three main reasons that entrepreneurs ignore eCommerce security: They don’t understand the threat it …

Episode 72 – Leveraging Chatbots and Messenger Ads for Growth with Steve Chou

Steve Chou is an eCommerce podcast host, eCommerce store owner, and former microprocessor designer.  In fact, the microprocessor running the phone in your hand was likely designed by Steve’s team. All of that to say, Steve is a pretty smart dude. I recently saw Steve in San Diego at Social …

California Just Became the First State to Require Women on Corporate Boards. Here’s What You Need to Know

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday. The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public …

How to Install MySQL

Almost all web applications require server-based data storage, and MySQL continues to be the most-used database solution. This article discusses various options for using MySQL on your local system during development. MySQL is a free, open-source relational database. MariaDB is a fork of the database created in 2010 following concerns …

U.S. state and local resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

As we all deal with COVID-19, state and local governments in the U.S. recognize the impact on small business and how important small businesses are to communities. Many governments and agencies have put together web pages to provide small businesses with easy access to information on resources and assistance that’s …

IWBI launches WELL health and safety rating for buildings

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has annouced the launch of the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types, an “evidence-based, third-party verified rating focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols and design strategies to address a post COVID-19 environment”. The new health and safety rating is one of …