Blok.Party raises $10M, will adapt Settlers of Catan to its blockchain game console

Blok.Party, the company that built the upcoming PlayTable game console, announced today it raised $10 million in new funding. It’s also unveiling a big content partnership, where Blok.Party will create its own version of the popular board game Settlers of Catan. I first wrote about Blok.Party and PlayTable earlier this …

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Your Foreign Amazon Listing

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Creating Your Foreign Amazon Listing   Today we are going to let you in on a little secret: Amazon Foreign Product Listings. If you’re already selling on Amazon and making money, then is perhaps the easiest way to scale your sales super quick. Creating foreign …

R.I.P. FilmStruck, the best streaming service for classic films

Sad news for movie fans: FilmStruck, the streaming service developed by Turner Classic Movies, is shutting down. A message on the FilmStruck website says it’s no longer accepting new subscribers, with plans to shut down on November 29. Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter suggests that this was an expected move — …

10 Steps to Creating Your Own Home-Based Business

When you first consider starting your own home-based business usually you are full of enthusiasm and will often come up against people who will tell you that you can’t do it…”It’s too hard, Times are tough”…, and a vast range of other negative comments. The naysayers are partly correct in …

4 Alternative Sources of Funding for Businesses Tired of the Bureaucracies of Banks

Financing is an important part of small business management – it determines your ability to transform your idea into a tangible entity. After you have gotten your business up and running, you’ll still need to access financing to pursue growth and expansion opportunities. In some instances, short-term financing can help …

Style Up Your Home Office With Majestic, One-Of-A-Kind Turkish Rugs From Unique Rug Store

Spring is finally here, and business owners everywhere are looking for ways to revamp their home offices and create a personalized workspace that will inspire them every day. For those who want to give their office floor a whole new look, Unique Rug Store’s breathtaking, one-of-a-kind Turkish rugs are a …

How to start a marketing agency: 7 secrets for an industry-leading company

Before the rise of the internet, agencies like Wieden+Kennedy ran the marketing scene. It was tough to break through. You couldn’t just ask your favorite search engine how to start a marketing agency. You had to have connections and be in the right place at the right time. Today though, …

Businesses need to build far more employee trust in their use of workforce data

Business leaders need to improve the way they implement and communicate responsible workforce data strategies if they are to build the employee trust that will help generate sustained revenue growth, according to a new report from Accenture. The report, Decoding Organizational DNA, is based on qualitative and quantitative research, including global …

Financial services firms slow in offering flexible working to all employees

New research from TeleWare claims that 94 percent of employees in financial services firms believe it is important for them to be able to choose the hours they work and where from. Yet, only just over a third (36 percent) of employees in the sector work for firms that offer …

Getting back to environmental basics in the Anthropocene era

A new word has recently entered the public discourse on the environment. It describes the current epoch of geological time as the period in which humans have had an impact on the world’s climate, geology and ecosystems. Although yet to be formally recognised by the mainstream scientific community, it has …

Sixense will refund its VR controller backers, switch to enterprise

EXCLUSIVE: Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer product for VR. And so the company is announcing today that it will refund all of the money raised from its Kickstarter campaign backers and preorder customers. Amir …

Use Scrum in Agile Marketing to Bring More Visibility to Your Brand

It’s important for your personal brand to be prepared for the latest marketing trends online. In order to accomplish this we need to have specific systems and instructions in place. Scrum methodology and agile marketing both help you to prepare for the future and have an effective strategy in place. …