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 …

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. …

Business leaders out of touch and failing to inspire, say employees

British businesses are facing a crisis of leadership, according to new research from Tiger Recruitment, which claims that 58 percent of employees are rarely or never inspired by the leader of the company they work for. Furthermore, according to British employees, many business leaders are setting a poor example around …

How to Debug a Node.js Application: Tips, Tricks and Tools

Software development is complex and, at some point, your Node.js application will fail. If you’re lucky, your code will crash with an obvious error message. If you’re unlucky, your application will carry on regardless but not generate the results you expect. If you’re really unlucky, everything will work fine until …

Legislation and trading conditions biggest worries for firms

Legislation and a difficult economic climate are the biggest challenges facing start-ups in eight major business sectors according to a survey carried out by Safestore. The survey set out to establish the biggest concerns for biggest owners, their most fundamental goals, and what they believe to be the main reasons …

20 questions with Nextrade Group Founder Dr. Kati Suominen

Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group Dr. Kati Suominen runs a Los Angeles-based data and analytics company that enables world trade through technology. She also serves as an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, where she co-founded the Digital Trade program. In addition, she’s …

How to use Twitch.tv to generate interest in your music

When many Americans today hear the word “twitch,” their mind first pulls up images of video game live streams (rather than the medical definition for a “brief spasmodic muscular contraction”). And with 2.2+ million broadcasters streaming today plus 100+ million unique monthly visitors, the Twitch.tv platform is only increasing its enormous …

RICS’ new commercial property service charge rules come into effect today

New service charge rules which aim to ensure there are no hidden costs and clarity around disputes, come in to force today (1 April 2019) and are mandatory for RICS professionals. ‘Service charges in commercial property’ has been developed with industry leaders, including major property organisations and professional bodies to …