Can You Be a Successful Entrepreneur? (And What It Takes to Be the One)

I like Twitter more than any other social media platform. Why? This ever-popular microblogging platform has allowed me to witness many stimulating online discussions. Recently, I observed interesting conversations on ‘can everyone be a successful entrepreneur’ initiated by Smart Hustle Founder Ramon Ray and Shopify President Harley Finkelstein. Actually, it …

Building Your Business Brand Identity Using Social Media

With over 3.6 billion people active on social media, platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are the perfect place for promoting your business. As opposed to other online marketing strategies, social media focuses on inserting content with brand identity directly into the online conversation.  On social media, the interaction …

Experienced pros needed for the GoDaddy Customer Council

We’ve reserved seats on the GoDaddy Customer Council for Makers of the Web — developers and designers, marketers, SEO gurus… You know who you are. If you’re one of these experienced professionals, we’d be grateful for the insights you can share in a gathering of GoDaddy customers. In return, you’ll …

How to expand your business and go global with the largest cross-border e-commerce platform

If you run a profitable business and you’re looking to expand, how about going global? Have you considered it?  While several businesses might be in that stage where they’re ready to go international, the thought might be daunting. How do you start and what if things don’t go according to …

Power of Social Media Storytelling at Smart Hustle Marketing Conference 2021

Social media stories are a powerful tool to connect with prospects and customers on a deeper level. This is because good social media stories evoke emotions, inspire actions, add value, and connect with our memory. However, telling captivating social media stories is a challenging task because you have to grab …

From the archive: Flexible working may improve productivity, but does it diminish creativity?

Originally published in December 2014. Homeworking seems to have become a bit of a hot topic this year, but one sentence published on the www.gov.uk website brought a cold sweat to the brows of many managers and employees across the United Kingdom. “From 30 June 2014, all employees have the …

Half of employers don’t have a financial wellbeing policy

Despite the financial hardship wrought by COVID-19, half of employers (49 percent) don’t have a financial wellbeing policy. This is according to the latest Reward Management Survey from the CIPD (which 420 employers responded to). A financial wellbeing policy acknowledges that, as income providers, organisations play a vital role in …

GreenMe is the little cube working to create better buildings

An innovative little box that resembles a Rubik’s cube is making its way into corporate workspaces to assist facilities managers and HR teams gauge energy consumption and monitor the building’s efficiency, as well as track air quality, temperature and overall comfort of their physical surroundings. It’s all about better buildings. …

London crowned the most desirable city in the world to work

A new study on recruitment and workforce trends has crowned London as the world’s most desirable city to work in, with the UK capital holding onto the top spot, despite uncertainty around Brexit and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The Global Talent Survey, compiled by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Totaljobs in …

An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms

A genetic algorithm is a procedure that searches for the best solution to a problem using operations that emulate the natural processes involved in evolution, such as “survival of the fittest”, chromosomal crossover, and mutation. This article provides a gentle introduction to writing genetic algorithms, discusses some important considerations when …

Vimeo CMO to Talk About Humanizing and Personalizing Your Brand at Smart Hustle Marketing Conference 2021

There is tough competition out there. Regardless of your business domain, you are going to face competitors that are tirelessly trying to outgrow you. If you want to grab the attention of your potential clients, you have to stand out from the crowd. And humanizing and personalizing your brand can …

Self Service Advertising – Walmart, Hulu – Chasing Small Businesses

If you’re thinking about exploring other ad platforms beyond Facebook and Google, you have more options now than ever. With their self-service advertising tools, new players like Hulu and Walmart are trying to lure small business owners to run effective advertising campaigns. The Ad Market Has Become Super Competitive PC: …

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 …

Top 4 WooCommerce tips & tricks for better product visibility

As a web designer or developer, your goal is to deliver results. If your clients want to sell products online or increase sales, these tips and tricks are designed to help increase product visibility using WooCommerce. The combination of WooCommerce and WordPress is a powerhouse of eCommerce goodness. Get started …

Tips to Help You Power Through Projects with the WordPress Gutenberg Block Editor

When building a website, it’s important to find efficiencies wherever you can. Those little tricks that save you time without sacrificing quality are always welcome. The WordPress Gutenberg block editor has plenty of hidden productivity gems built-in. Features such as keyboard shortcuts and UI enhancements that can help us get …

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. …

Website Terminology Glossary: Website Builders, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly find …

Free email templates for recommending website security

Once a website gets launched, security can be an afterthought. According to a report last year from Sucuri, about 15% of people who build websites for clients don’t ever mention website security. Some 6% don’t bring it up until after the site gets published. Recommending website security can fall by …

5 Web Design Trends for 2021

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. For almost everyone, 2020 was a bummer. Many businesses were forced to take creative measures just to survive. Consumers had to make adjustments as well, and even the Web …

Website Terminology Glossary: Website Security, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly find …

Cheat Sheet: Managed WordPress Ecommerce Hosting

Our Managed WordPress Ecommerce Hosting lets you create a robust ecommerce store quickly and easily. That means building the exact store your clients need for hundreds, even thousands, less per year.  Build more store for less    Powered by WooCommerce, our Managed WordPress Ecommerce Hosting features powerful flexibility with easy-to-use extensions and client-management tools. That …

Smart spaces and the other top technology trends for 2021

  Technology researcher Gartner has highlighted the top strategic technology trends it believes organisations should be aware of in 2021. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with ‘substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which are …

Website Terminology Glossary: Website Design, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly look …

Website Terminology Glossary: Domains, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, use this glossary …

10 Best Professional Intro Video Templates for After Effects for 2021

When professionalism matters, it’s time to turn to the experts. But don’t think that means hiring a video producer and breaking the bank. Instead, use a professional intro video template for After Effects to set the stage. You could use professional video templates for many purposes, like: Start off a …

Develop your 2021 marketing strategy — looking back to plan ahead

Many business owners, entrepreneurs, and even veteran marketers devise their strategy for the New Year starting in January. I’m here to make a case for developing your 2021 marketing strategy now, or more specifically, throughout the last quarter of the year. 7 steps to develop your 2021 marketing strategy Developing …

Ecommerce in 2021: 10 trends to expect in dropshipping

Ecommerce has dramatically grown in 2020 due to the pandemic’s effects. The industry has hit about $25.6 trillion in sales. More retailers have gone online. Other entrepreneurs have taken on eCommerce ventures like dropshipping. Such effects are, therefore, likely to spill over into 2021 and influence online businesses. Ecommerce is …

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 …

Employee experience of the workplace does not match employer rhetoric, claims report

A new report (registration needed), based on a survey of UK employers and employees, claims to reveal a significant and increasing gap between employees’ experience of being employed and what employers believe this experience to be. Barnett Waddingham’s four research papers claims that while the majority of employers (61 percent) believe the …

Shifting Mindsets for a Post-Pandemic Economy: A Quick Convo with Jim Blasingame

https://www.smallbusinessadvocate.com/embed/interview_widget.php?v=1&f=20200527-AFind interviews with Small Business experts on the Small Business Advocate show Ramon joined Jim Blasingame for an interview to discuss how to identify and eliminate pre-pandemic practices & behaviors that could prevent businesses from surviving in the post-pandemic economy. Things will look and happen differently in a post-pandemic world, …