Modeling Alex Cora’s Approach to Create Your Championship Company Culture

You would think that creating a championship culture is easy with athletes making multi-millions of dollars each season. But, in my experience, it is just as hard creating a championship culture in that environment as it is creating it in your company. Baseball managers have to deal with players that …

Transforming retail returns into positive post-purchase experiences

Running your own retail business is no easy feat. You have to order inventory, keep tabs on your finances and, perhaps most importantly, inspire customer loyalty. And the way you handle your retail returns can turn customers into lifelong devotees or lost opportunities. Customer loyalty is key The success of …

Bad SaaS: 5 Things Not to Do When Growing a SaaS Product

Hey everyone, Greg here. Today, I wanted to bring you another guide designed specifically for the SaaS business model. You’re going to hear from Rod Austin, director of marketing for Pagely.com, talk about five key things you need to avoid when growing your SaaS product. We all want to increase …

What Is Cloud Computing and Why Should Businesses Use It?

“The cloud” is a term that is often thrown around in offices today. If you are new to the terminology, it isn’t referring to meteorology. Cloud computing is a form of digital computing that allows people to access large servers and software through the internet. Why Use The Cloud? Many …

Tips for handling customer inquiries over the phone

So, you’ve assembled a crack team of excellent customer service representatives for handling customer inquiries over the phone. But you can’t just hand them a phone and a script and leave it at that. There are a number of things you must do to train your team and familiarize them with …

12 Beautiful Websites with Sunrise-Inspired Color Schemes

What guides you when it comes to choosing a color scheme for your project? I bet you have some arguments and principles. For instance, we are all aware of the fact that every color has its personality and psychological undertone – making it responsible for evoking specific emotions. For example, …

A Visual Content Lifecycle Guide to Grow Ecommerce Product Sales

If you’re looking to start a home-based business to sell products online, you’re likely starting bootstrapped and can’t set aside much money for marketing elements. One area where this happens often is in creating visual content to drive sales. It results in trying to do product photography and video yourself. …

What are other ratios used in financial reporting

The dividend yield ratio tells investors how much cash income they’re receiving on their stock investment in a business. This is calculated by dividing the annual cash dividend per share by the current market price of the stock. This can be compared with the interest rate on high-grade debt securities …

Mobile Gaming: Build a Security Token Service with Object Storage Service

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Khashoggi’s fate shows the flip side of the surveillance state

It’s been over five years since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden lifted the lid on government mass surveillance programs, revealing, in unprecedented detail, quite how deep the rabbit hole goes thanks to the spread of commercial software and connectivity enabling a bottomless intelligence-gathering philosophy of ‘bag it all’. Yet technology’s onward march …

Effective Communication Strategies in Business

Communication is one of the most important factors for business success. Regardless of size and industry, organizations depend on good communication. However, while it seems straightforward, the process of facilitating effective communication can be complex. Because communication promotes better teamwork and collaboration, it contributes to the successful completion of many …

Building a WordPress Website with Gutenberg: Initial Observations

If you’ve been following all the fuss regarding Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor, you know that many users have formed a very strong opinion of it. But, all the drama aside, what’s it like to actually build a website with it? As WordPress 5.0 creeps ever closer, I decided it …

Gig economy workers are overworked, underpaid and constantly monitored

A study of the wellbeing of workers in the so-called gig economy from academics at Oxford University claims that they are stressed, isolated, micro-managed by algorithms and face constant downward pressure on their incomes. The focus of the research was on workers contracted by digital platforms and subject to selection …

6 types of WooCommerce sites that don’t need product inventory

There’s a reason why WooCommerce + WordPress make for a winning combination — getting your online shop up and running only requires you to pick a hosting platform, set up the plugin and get started. It therefore comes as no surprise that WooCommerce is one of the major platforms when it …

Huawei begs FCC for 5G role, claiming delayed deployment and higher prices

U.S. officials have spent the entirety of 2018 working to block China’s Huawei from installing next-generation 5G cellular gear inside the U.S. — or its allies — but the company isn’t taking no for an answer. A new FCC filing (via FierceWireless) reveals that Huawei is now lobbying the agency to …

Wonderful Ways to Get into Business When You Are Over 50

Just before I received a request from Home Business Magazine asking me to write an article about hiring older employees, I found myself reading the Sunday New York Times. The Times had published an interesting article by Rob Walker entitled “When Early Retirement Turns Into a Total Bore.” Reading this …

Stressed, ignored and knackered – the lot of British workers in 2018

Workers in Britain feel that they are working harder than ever before, new research reveals. The Skills and Employment Survey, a joint project between Cardiff University, University College London and the University of Oxford, has been researching the views of workers since the mid-1980s. The latest statistics from the study, …

First impressions count when it comes to office reception areas

Two out of every five people (40 percent) claim their perception of a company or brand has been negatively affected by their experience in the corporate lobby or reception area. Of 2,000 US and UK office workers surveyed in Proxyclick’s annual ‘Office Worker Bugbears’ survey, over 70 per cent (71.48 …

Millennial Millionaire’s Ten Steps to a Million

Since releasing my book in 2015, “Millennial Millionaire”, I have enjoyed speaking alongside icons of the business world and sharing my advice on all things money. As fun as this journey has been, I realized there never was a chance to look in the rearview mirror (a habit this forward-thinking …

From FUBAR to Five Star: Delivering Excellent Facilities Management

Mark Wilcock is an experienced facilities management professional and he has something to share with you. His self-written new book From FUBAR to Five Star: Delivering Excellent Facilities Management offers reflections and guidance on a range of challenges that face facilities managers in their day to day lives. Mark is …

Magento 2 and Why Businesses Should Migrate to It from Magento 1

It was in November 2015 that Magento introduced its brand new 2.0 platform for community and enterprise editions. The release of Magento 2 after the release of the first version was impending and the delay in the process sent lots of repercussions through the entire Magento community. While there were …