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 …

Minnesota rethinks how it supports entrepreneurs and businesses

As cities and states face pandemic-induced budget shortfalls, they’re struggling to create playbooks to help businesses get back on their feet and put millions of unemployed Americans back to work. The Brookings Institution projects that state and local government revenues will decline $167 billion in 2021, and $145 billion a …

Two in five Brits are at risk of cyber-attacks whilst working from home

A new report by Fasthosts claims that cyber criminals have identified remote workers as easy targets with two in five employees having not received any caution regarding COVID-19 scams whilst working from home or had any video-call security training. The data suggests over half of the UK (54 percent) are …

Furlough scheme should be extended ahead of the Budget, says CIPD

With six weeks still to go until the Chancellor’s Budget, the CIPD is urging the Government to act early to extend the furlough scheme to protect jobs, support incomes and enhance skills development. Its calls are outlined in a report called The Future of Furlough – Recommendations for now and …

First platinum certified smart building awarded to EDGE Olympic Amsterdam

Smart Building Certification, the organisation behind the smart accreditation, awarded its first platinum building. The founders of Smart Building Certification handed the first official platinum certification over to Coen van Oostrom, Founder and CEO of EDGE. EDGE Olympic Amsterdam has been called the smartest building in the world since its …

Unraveling the Email Design Trends We Foresee in 2021

Email design continues to evolve. Email has transformed from simply serving to communicate a message to also being aesthetically pleasing. Sooner or later, email creators will experiment with combining different design elements. Additionally, they will experiment with new effects that will take email design to a whole different level.   With …

Create a Local WordPress Development Environment for Free with DevKinsta Sponsored

Having a local development environment for WordPress websites is incredibly useful. It allows you to design, develop and experiment with projects – all on your own computer. This is both a powerful and efficient way to create websites. File edits are reflected with a refresh of your browser as opposed …

14 client-screening questions to ask before designing a site

There was a time, early in my freelance days, when I gleefully accepted any client who came a-knockin’ at my door — no client screening or preliminary fact-finding recon necessary. However, I quickly learned that it pays to be selective, and moved to using a rigorous screening process early in …

Business leaders are overestimating their organisational agility capabilities

Almost three-quarters (72 percent) of business leaders and 90 percent of CEOs across Europe see organisational agility as critical in driving business performance and growth, yet many are overestimating their capabilities, according to new research from ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW). The survey of 873 senior decision makers from large businesses across …

14 client-screening questions to ask before designing a site

There was a time, early in my freelance days, when I gleefully accepted any client who came a-knockin’ at my door — no client screening or preliminary fact-finding recon necessary. However, I quickly learned that it pays to be selective, and moved to using a rigorous screening process early in …

5 Steps to Become a Digital Marketing Freelancer

Launching a new career can be daunting. However, if you’re good with people and words, digital marketing freelancing may be a good option. Small businesses need a tech-savvy marketer who can handle advertising and communication while they focus on their core mission. Digital marketing includes any advertising that happens online. …

A Conversation with Lori Greinger from Shark Tank: Ramon Hosts the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series

Ramon Ray got to host the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series with special guest Lori Greinger. You may know her as the warm-blooded shark from the Emmy-winning ABC series, Shark Tank. She’s also an inventor with 120 patents and the author of the bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank …

UK SME leaders bullish about 2021 business landscape despite the challenges ahead

As SME leaders plan for the year ahead, Vistage’s latest CEO Confidence Index claims that more than half (54 percent) of small and mid-size enterprise (SME) members in the UK and Ireland are optimistic that the economic conditions will improve in the next 12 months. The top reasons given for …

Improving air quality is key to making people feel safer

Improving air quality in the fight against COVID-19 could give businesses the edge over their competitors and attract more customers, according to a top UK university scientist. Writing in a new report for facilities services provider phs Group, Cambridge University Professor Paul Linden highlights the growing evidence for the airborne …

Cities with more diversity have more online micro-businesses

Amber Khan-Robinson, the daughter of the first African American athletic shoe designer in the U.S., has always had entrepreneurship in her blood. So when she was looking for ways to keep her three children from staring at screens all day, she decided to help them “start a business.” Working at …

5 Point Checklist to Evaluate for You’re Startup to Succeed

The never-ending road of entrepreneurship is about a constant flow of ideas, rethinking existing methods, and putting them into practice to see a business thrive. If you’ve been on this path for years, you know exactly what it entails. Being an entrepreneur, you’ve already realized that just a few of …

8 Examples of Icon-Based Navigation, Enhanced with CSS and JavaScript

Icons are among the most versatile tools in a web designer’s arsenal. They can be used as attention-grabbing visuals just about anywhere on a website or app. Whether they’re alerting users of a flash sale or a new social media notification, they usually get the point across. Thus, utilizing icons …

Without User Consent: An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers

I recently discovered that a popular WordPress plugin had enabled automatic updates without explicitly informing users. How did I find out? I received emails from each site where the plugin was installed informing me that an update had been completed. But it gets better. Over a holiday break, a colleague …

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 …

Working with freelancers in 2021 — 10 outsourcing tips

As per the nature of 2020, many businesses downsized or have fewer full-time staff. On the bright side, increased online traffic led to other businesses pivoting to digital or offering more virtual products/services. No matter the case, business owners and entrepreneurs still need support, a gap that can be easily …

3 in 5 Small Businesses Don’t Inform their Customers About Third-party Data Collection, Reports Survey

If you’re thinking about ways to win your customers’ trust, you should strictly consider safeguarding your customers’ data. According to the latest survey conducted by CRM Essentials and commissioned by Zoho, 62% of small businesses don’t inform customers that they are allowing tracking codes from third parties on their websites. …

20 Ecommerce statistics for your dropshipping store in 2021

Ecommerce continues to grow steadily worldwide, creating higher competition, especially with dropshipping. Each year and season comes with its unique issues. Retailers who wish to succeed in this highly competitive environment must be in a position to keep up with these changes. By following up on ecommerce statistics, you can …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Our 50 Favorite CSS Libraries, Frameworks and Tools from 2020

With all of the changes and rapid advancements CSS has gone through over the last few years, we should not be surprised at the vast volume of open-source resources and tools that are continually being released. These time-saving CSS libraries, frameworks, and tools have been built to make our lives …

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 …

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. …

The Stars of ‘This Is Us’ Just Scored a Huge Raise and Equal Pay. Here’s What They’ll Make Per Episode

Those tearjerking moments are worth a lot of money. The cast of NBC’s This is Us negotiated substantial pay raises for each of the show’s five main stars ahead of the drama’s third season. Milo Ventimiglia, Mandy Moore, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley will all earn $250,000 …

Cushman & Wakefield acquires French design & build firm

Commercial property firm  Cushman & Wakefield has announced its intention to acquire Réponse, a design & build contractor in France, subject to regulatory approvals. The deal is expected to complete early in 2020. The acquisition intends to ‘complement and strengthen Cushman & Wakefield’s business in France, adding in-house design & build …