‘I Played My Own Game.’ How Stacey Cunningham Became the First Female President of the New York Stock Exchange

Stacey Cunningham always knew she was one of few women to ever work on the trading floor — but she didn’t let that deter her from pursuing a career in a male-dominated industry. This year, she became the first female president of the New York Stock Exchange — the largest …

Stranger than we can imagine: the future of work and place in the 21st Century

This piece is a sample chapter from the book Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to Work Creatively, now available to order. However much we know about the forces we expect to come into play in our time and however much we understand the various social, commercial, legislative, cultural and economic …

Building a Cyber Security Sandwich with Common Sense: Defending Your Small Business… Deliciously!

Are you part of the 87% of small businesses who don’t think they’re at risk for a cyber security attack? According to CBS, half of small businesses have not only been attacked but had their security breached in the last year. A cyber security plan can mean the difference between …

Creating a Content Calendar for Social Media

Social Media Content Calendar Creating A Content Calendar For Social Media Matthew Burley, Copywriter @ Article-Writing.co Working with social media can be stressful and time-consuming; it’s a full-time job to create and post quality content that engages users. This is made even more difficult thanks to the plethora of social …

Getting Started with Natural Language Processing in Python

A significant portion of the data that is generated today is unstructured. Unstructured data includes social media comments, browsing history and customer feedback. Have you found yourself in a situation with a bunch of textual data to analyse, and no idea how to proceed? The objective of this tutorial is …

Why Property Management is the Perfect Home-Based Business

Operating your business from home can be incredibly rewarding. For starters, you have personal freedom, you get to keep most of the money you make, you’re more productive, plus you’ll have more time for friends and family. But what makes a property management business such a great option for a …

Working parents would like more flexible working, but most don’t have the option

According to new research commissioned by McDonald’s UK, working parents want to move to a more flexible working culture, but around three quarters simply don’t have it as an option. The study was conducted over the summer by YouGov with 1,100 parents across the country. The research found that over …

3 tips to give your online store a Valentine’s Day website makeover

When holidays roll around, it’s a great idea to decorate your shop to suit. It makes your online store feel festive and fresh and gets people in the holiday mood. If you’re prepping for February 14, this is the ideal time for a Valentine’s Day website makeover. It’s especially easy …

Star Citizen launches Alpha 3.3 with faster graphics for CitizenCon event

The sci-fi universe of Star Citizen hasn’t launched yet, which is nothing new. But it has a playable Windows PC version for dedicated fans, and Cloud Imperium Games is launching its quarterly update today, dubbed Alpha 3.3.5. Star Citizen is one of the most ambitious online games ever attempted. It’s …

Insight weekly for 8 February 2019 is available to view online

  If you don’t already subscribe to our weekly newsletter (signup on the right and you’ll only ever get the newsletter, nothing else), you can still read it online here. This week: Rob Harris wonders whether one of the solutions to the most common forms of misinformation and misperception about …

Networking for women: 7 ways to work your network for leads and clients

There is a big ugly misconception about women entrepreneurs, business owners and freelancers. It’s that women are more likely to compete with each other than support each other. As a female freelancer who works primarily with other female business owners, I’m here to tell you that is far from the …

Sonita Alizadeh narrowly avoided being a child bride. Now she raps about ending forced marriage.

Several years ago, Sonita Alizadeh’s parents were considering selling her into marriage in order to pay for her older brother’s bride. Alizadeh, an Afghan refugee who was living in Iran at the time, dreamt instead of getting an education.  While such conflict plays out for millions of girls around the …

The best UK deals for Tuesday: Hive smart bulbs, Amazon Echo devices, Xbox One X bundles, and more

Have you engaged in any DIY lately? We aren’t really talking about knocking walls down here. More like giving a tired old room a breath of life. This might come in the form of a fresh coat of paint, or even some new lighting. Anyone familiar with decorating knows the …

Hiring for ecommerce, then and now

What’s the best method for hiring ecommerce employees? I have struggled with the issue over the years. In this post, I’ll describe FringeSport’s hiring process. When we were a bootstrapped startup, … The post Hiring for ecommerce, then and now appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. Source: Practical eCommerce Republished by …

Now You Can Build Design-Oriented Pop-ups Straight from Elementor

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. You either hate pop-ups, or you love them. And if you say you love them, you’re probably lying. It isn’t so much the popups themselves that irritate people. It’s …

How to package intangible services and why you should

It’s pretty difficult to get someone to buy something they can’t see or try on in advance. And yet more and more small businesses find themselves selling intangible services. By intangible services we typically mean business consulting, but these services can also include personal coaching, insurance, public relations or even …

CBI counsels a common-sense approach to managing staff during heatwave

At the risk of stating the obvious, with the Met Office suggesting temperatures could reach their peak on Friday (27 July) in some areas of the UK, Britain’s largest employer organisation is encouraging companies to consider ‘a range of measures to keep employees comfortable during the heatwave’. Matthew Fell, CBI …

CIPD highlights gap between ‘fat cat’ top earners and the rest of the workforce

Just three days into the New Year, today (Friday 4 January), the UK’s top bosses will have made more than a typical full-time worker will earn in the entire year, according to calculations from independent think tank the High Pay Centre and the CIPD. The average (median) full-time worker in the …

Stripe hires Niels Provos away from Google to be its new head of security

On the heels of raising new funding on a $20 billion valuation, payments and financial services startup Stripe is making a key hire to reinforce its message to the world that it’s taking security of its cloud-based services seriously. Today the company is announcing that it has hired Niels Provos …