5 business resolutions for your local venture in 2019

Happy New Year —  2019 is underway! It’s the time for consumers and businesses alike to start making New Year’s resolutions. If you haven’t had the chance to pin down any business resolutions yet, here’s an idea: Give your social media an upgrade to drive more results this year. Not sure …

How to Receive Payments from International Customers

Receiving international payments is not as easy as it seems. There are a lot of problems which occur during international payments such as payment failures, payment delay, and fund seizures. Such issues impact the business productivity, service levels, competitiveness, and a lot more. Even the banks, which are easy to …

Harness the power of a Digital Experience Platform (DXP)

There are (of course) always going to be fads and trends that influence marketing and sales strategies, but more important are the long-term shifts. With this in mind, personalizing interactions via a digital experience platform (DXP) is going to dominate over the next 18 months. While we’ll talk more about …

LinkedIn rebuilds its Recruiter platform, launches tracking system and gender filter in diversity push

We’ve been chronicling how LinkedIn, now owned by Microsoft, has built out tools and services it provides on its platform to capitalise on the fact that it now has nearly 600 million registered professional profiles and is a go-to for people looking to network and look for work in the …

How to make sure your post-holiday sales don’t slump

There’s a lot of talk about how to maximize holiday sales, but surprisingly few discuss the period afterwards. However, keeping the numbers high for post-holiday sales is key to ensuring continued growth and success. In fact, we’ll even argue that post-holiday sales represent a more lucrative, long-term way of earning …

How Hitting the Books Can Help Your Business

Andrew Hardwick is the Managing Director of Hard Edge, a creative agency focusing on innovative brand communications. With clients including Mercedez Benz, Mercer and Telstra, Andrew was the ideal person to share his thoughts on how entrepreneurs can continue to learn and grow while still staying focused on their business. …

Enterprising entrepreneurs start businesses during U.S. government shutdown

The entrepreneurial spirit is bringing hope — and income — to some U.S. government employees and contractors hit by the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history. The shutdown is affecting an estimated 800,000 federal employees (both furloughed and working without pay) and 4 million contractors who work for nine out …

Civis Analytics uses predictive modeling to find Houston areas that need more Hurricane Harvey relief

EXCLUSIVE: Last year, Hurricane Harvey caused an estimated $125 billion in damage to the state of Texas, with Houston being one of the cities hit hardest. Now, the city government is still grappling with one of the most contentious parts of hurricane recovery: how to fairly dole out money to …

Solve, MIT’s take on social innovation challenges, may be different enough to work

Since McKinsey released a report on how best to use prizes to incentivize innovation nearly a decade ago, an entire industry has grown around social innovation challenges. The formula for these “save the world” competitions has become standard. Drum up a lot of buzz around an award. Partner with big …

Best Ways to Learn Something New Every Day Using the Internet

Learning has become easier than A, B, C or 1, 2, 3. Thanks to the wonderful world wide web aka the internet. Long gone are the days when the library was the only source of information available. Who remembers having to spend hours in the library going through books to …

4 Things to Consider Before Your Business Switches to Digital Signatures

There are many benefits to switching to e-signatures and digital contracts. Turnaround time for signing and approval increases when customers and employees alike are able to save copies and return to them later. However, moving too quickly to the ease of digital contacts with electronic signatures might not be the …

UK employees confident they will benefit from a ‘buyers’ market for talent

This year is set to be a ‘buyers’ market’ for the UK’s top professionals, as the nation’s war for talent intensifies. This is according to new research from Robert Half UK, which found that nearly a third (32 percent) of those surveyed believe their skillset will be more desirable over the …

How Do You Tackle WordPress for Small Business Websites? Start with These Brilliant Themes Sponsored

Promoting a small business or a startup online has become very popular these days. It has advanced from being a great idea to a practice that is for all practical purposes mandatory today. Fortunately, building suitable websites for these enterprises has become easier and less expensive. Not just any old …

CIPD research argues role of HR is increasingly vital to the world of work

A new report from the CIPD has found that most of those working in the HR and people management sector are confident exercising their judgement, with six in ten (64 percent) agreeing their job gives them the opportunity to fully express themselves as a professional. But more than just providing …

HTTP/2: Background, Performance Benefits and Implementations

On top of the infrastructure of the internet — or the physical network layers — sits the Internet Protocol, as part of the TCP/IP, or transport layer. It’s the fabric underlying all or most of our internet communications. A higher level protocol layer that we use on top of this …

Gladius’ young leaders stop denial of service attacks with decentralized blockchain network

Gladius has a pretty young crew. Max Niebylski, CEO and cofounder, started the company in July 2017 at the age of 18. He’s 20 now, but his whole crew is on the younger side. And they’re launching a blockchain-based security software platform today to help companies keep their websites up. …

Why You Still Need to Meet Face-to-Face in a Home Business

Depositphotos One of the advantages of starting a home business is not having to leave the house; you’ll save on gas money and travel time, and in most cases, you can set your own schedule to work when it’s most convenient for your life. Thanks to the advent of modern …

Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports

A few day after making the latest version of Windows 10 available to users, Microsoft has suspended the update, citing multiple reports of user data loss. “We have paused the rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) for all users as we investigate isolated reports of users …

Content Marketing Strategy with a Custom Service: 5 Benefits

Visibility on the web is one of the biggest concerns for online businesses. But without a proper plan and a clear direction, prospects about future business sustainability through content marketing would only remain a mirage. The question is; how can professional paper writers help with a great kick-starter marketing campaign? …

Luxury fashion marketplace Farfetch opens trading on NYSE at $27, a pop of 35 percent

It’s been a strong year for tech IPOs so far, and it looks like today’s debut of Farfetch — a UK-based shopping site for luxury fashion — is on trend, so to speak. The company opened trading today — on NYSE under the ticker FTCH — at $27, making for …