Will technology prove a threat or a godsend in the new workplace?

In the past decade, the business landscape has fundamentally shifted with the emergence of companies like Uber and Netflix, in addition to the rapid growth of large technology companies such as Apple and Amazon. Underlying this shift is the constant evolution and implementation of technology into the workplace. In a …

How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

Employee use of apps at work puts their organisation at risk of cyber-attack

Workers continued use of unapproved apps in the office, including Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, to communicate with colleagues as well as friends and family is putting their organisations at risk of cyber-attack, new research suggests. Four in ten employees (41 percent) admit to using Instagram for more than two …

Need Effective Visual Branding? How to Vet Designer Candidates

What vetting steps do you take with visual designers to determine whether they are able to create effective visual branding components that are reflective of your brand? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year …

Tactical Arbitrage 10 Day Trial Landing Page

How To Claim Your 10 Day Tactical Arbitrage Trial – In Pictures Before we start, make sure you have your 10 day trial code “TACTICAL10” handy. Step #1 – Head To Tacticalarbitrage.com Hit Trial Sign Up Before we start, make sure you have your 10 day trial code “TACTICAL10” handy. Step #1 …

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 …

Why Fintech and Investing Are a Match Made in Heaven

Financial technology (Fintech) has revolutionized how businesses and individuals can invest, manage a portfolio and access loans. Fintech is also the fastest growing industry in the UK. According to a research it generates over twenty billion pounds yearly for the British economy. In the past, if you needed access to any of …

Digital transformation is making it challenging to find qualified employees

Traditional job roles are becoming more complex due to digital transformation initiatives a new poll claims, with UK businesses having to wait more than five months, on average, for new joiners to get up to speed in their jobs. In the research by Robert Half of almost 5,000 CFOs in 14 …

Cultivating a culture of personal development can supercharge performance

We all want success. You started a business because you had a dream. Maybe you wanted to change the world. Maybe you wanted to fulfil a childhood ambition. Or maybe you just want to make parents proud. Whatever that reason may be, you started a venture that was, yes, risky …

The scale and complexity of public sector procurement makes a change of direction difficult

A new report from the Institute for Government claims that the British  government spends around £284bn – almost one-third of its total expenditure – with external suppliers. Given its scale, public sector procurement could not easily be abandoned even if politicians wanted, the report concludes. It says that four departments …

What is imposter syndrome and how can you fight it as a female freelancer?

What is imposter syndrome and why should you care? Well, you need one very important thing to be a successful freelancer: confidence. Confidence in your ability to do great work gives you the courage to start your freelance business, sell to prospects, stand by your work, and push back on …

Construction and property firms call on Government to set binding environmental targets

Twenty-three of the UK’s most influential built environment businesses have signed an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking for the Environment Bill to provide the foundation for economic growth that is restorative and regenerative by design. In the letter, which was coordinated by UK Green Building Council …

The Next Recession Is Coming by 2021, According to an Overwhelming Majority of Economists

Two-thirds of business economists in the U.S. expect a recession to begin by the end of 2020, while a plurality of respondents say trade policy is the greatest risk to the expansion, according to a new survey. About 10 percent see the next contraction starting in 2019, 56 percent say …

7 mobile SEO best practices to boost Google search ranking

Considering the dominance of mobile devices over desktop, it is becoming imperative to leverage the power of mobile SEO best practices. According to Statista, mobile devices have a whopping 52.22% market share of global web page views. And mobile searches have long surpassed desktop searches, meaning more people now use …

A changing world with inbuilt human obsolescence defines first day of CoreNet Global

The  forces that are changing the world, from AI and the current digital and technological transformation, to the short and long-term implications of Brexit, provided many of the key lessons during the first day of the CoreNet Global Summit in Madrid. Opening speaker Anders Indset (session pictured), a business philosopher …

Bad Lip Reading picks absolute worst time to drop new Hillary Clinton video

Bad Lip Reading, the YouTube channel known for their dubbing funny voices over everything from politicians to the NFL, released a new video on Wednesday featuring fake overdubs of Hillary Clinton, and uh, the timing for this video’s drop is really not ideal. In the video, Hillary shares humorous, personal …

6 website protection must-dos for bars and restaurants

Now more than ever, customers turn to the internet before they decide to visit a local bar or restaurant, and it’s a trend that’s only increasing. But just having a website isn’t enough. To keep visitors’ data safe and your business’s reputation intact, you need to have the right website protection …

Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education

Program a robotic toy to move and you could be hooked on coding for life. That’s the idea behind Facebook’s newest educational initiative called CodeFWD. It provides online coding tutorials for teachers and students powered by Code.org, and if classrooms finish those, they can apply to be sent a free …

Q&A with global design entrepreneur Julia Knight

For Julia Knight, design is the core of her business. As the founder of Julia Knight Collection, she creates designs that insist on attracting your eye with their unexpected beauty — a beauty that transforms the everyday into something simply and completely wonderful. In an email exchange, Julia discusses the …