Gold as Emergency Fund?

Gold as a part of the emergency fund? Say what? Am I out of my mind? But hear me out. Most personal finance bloggers recommend 3-6 months of living expenses in an easily accessible account as an emergency fund. We have that much in our savings account which is earning a …

America's Small Business Development Center 2020 Virtual Conference

The year 2020 has shaken the entire world, including the small business world. Some businesses have closed doors forever, while many others have pivoted and adopted resilience. Not being alone as an entrepreneur has been one way to rise up and power punch any challenge. Nothing beats a phone call …

Employees grow increasingly concerned about prospect of burnout

In a survey of employees and business leaders across 11 nations, The Workforce Institute at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) claims only a fraction of employees (20 percent) felt their organisation met their needs during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is a silver lining: a third of …

Getting Started with Eleventy

Eleventy (or 11ty) is a Node.js static site generator (SSG). SSGs do most rendering work at build time to create a set of static HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. The resulting pages need not have server-side dependencies such as runtimes or databases. This leads to several key benefits: hosting is …

Employees concern over the fairness of who returns to the office

Fairness around office rota decisions and implementation is a top employee concern, claims new research by HSM. As employers now consider the impact of a second wave of Covid-19, the Government is now encouraging people to work from home and grapple with decisions around how and when to bring people …

Adapting your fitness business for social distancing

Personal trainers, gym owners and other health and fitness experts have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fitness business and social distancing guidelines are difficult to merge simply due to the high-touch nature of fitness centers. This makes them a higher-than-average health risk while the coronavirus is circulating. …

Back to the floor: how life on the stock exchange has changed

Let’s face it: there can’t have been many workplaces left untouched by the coronavirus pandemic. On the busy trading floors at the major stock exchanges and investment companies – and the big financial districts as a whole – life has changed considerably. For those who have never witnessed or experienced …

Millions of working days lost each year through poor mental health

More than 11 million UK working adults have taken time off work for poor mental wellbeing, costing businesses an estimated 40 million working days each year, claims new research from healthcare provider, Benenden Health. As many as a third (35 percent) of UK employees took time off work due to …

Support from Dell for Small Business: Uplifting Your People & Maximizing Resources

Erik Day from Dell spoke about small business technology at the Survive and Thrive Summit, hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media. The first two Summits were held virtually in April and August 2020. The next one will be in the spring of 2021. Stay tuned! Erik …

4 COVID-19 mobile app trends every small business owner needs to know

It’s no secret — we live in a mobile app world. Since 2016, mobile use has trended upwards. Mobile has surpassed desktop usage and proved itself as an almost limitless means of connecting with others, conducting research and making purchases anytime, anywhere. As such, mobile app trends are on the …

Time to get on board with the psychological effects of working from home

It almost goes without saying that this year has seen a rapid shift towards remote working, with many companies now moving to a flexible working model. From a business perspective, many employees are proving that they can still get their work done working from home. But what is the psychological …

GoDaddy launches the Tomorrow Fund to support employees in need

On September 19, GoDaddy launched the Tomorrow Fund worldwide for all its employees. It’s designed to help employees recover from unanticipated events or natural disasters, something many are facing now across the country and globe. I’ve been at GoDaddy a really (really) long time. Granted, it’s not like the old …

Do We Need A Go Bag?

Do you have an emergency go bag/survival kit? We don’t. Unfortunately, this means we were not prepared for any kind of emergency at the beginning of 2020. In February, the COVID pandemic started to spread around the world. I was following the news in Asia pretty closely so I knew …

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich are top of the world`s smart cities

Singapore, Helsinki and Zurich have taken the top three places positions in the 2020 IMD-SUTD Smart City Index Report, a collaboration between IMD and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). The 2020 Index ranked 109 cities, 7 more than in last year’s inaugural edition, by using both economic and technological …

High-status individuals are influential, but only if they have a mainstream ideology

High-status political figures and senior executives are only influential if their own ideologies are seen as mainstream and not too extreme, claims new research from business school ESMT Berlin. Those with high-status in an organisation have greater influence, making it easier for them to get their ideas and initiatives adopted …

Commercial property market in Oxford-Cambridge Arc proving resilient

Take-up of office and laboratory space in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc has remained resilient during the first half of 2020, according to a new report from property consultants Bidwells. The firm claims that 117,600 sq ft was taken in Oxford between January and July, reaching 85 per cent of the city’s …

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 …

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 …

Back to school and back to business: How to run a business with kids at home

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website. As the hot days of summer are winding down, parents are getting wound up, thinking about how to run a business with kids at home — whether those kids are doing online learning, a hybrid schedule, moving to homeschool or even just …

10 simple small business SEO tactics that you can do in-house

One of the most effective ways to grow your venture online is to perform well in search, which is why small business SEO (search engine optimization) is a skill that’s worthwhile for entrepreneurs to know. You’re already well on your way to establishing your business’s credibility if your website is …

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 …

Wellbeing directly linked to levels of engagement with art

Direct exposure to art has a significant effect on our wellbeing in ways that researchers cannot fathom completely, a new paper in the journal Emotion suggests. The study, co-authored by Peter Todderdell at the University of Sheffield and Giulia Poerio at the University Essex, explores the effects of engaging with …

Nearly a third of UK workers favour fines for companies who breach ethics

Almost two thirds (64 percent) of SME employees believe that companies should make a positive contribution to society, while half of all UK workers (50 percent) would be discouraged from working for an organisation with no interest in community or ethical goals. According to The Future Workforce from Unum and independent …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will be the most disruptive yet, senior economist predicts

The rise of artificial intelligence and automation will create a Fourth Industrial Revolution that will be be significantly more disruptive than the three previous industrial revolutions, according to the Bank of England’s chief economist. According to Andy Haldane, the transformation caused by automation of cognitive skills had the potential to …