How to use Instagram Stories to showcase your salon or spa services

Instagram Stories are taking over the social media world. In fact, according to Business Insider, Instagram Stories boasts over twice as many daily users as Snapchat, clocking in at 400 million. With this much daily usage, you can bet there is a place for you and your salon or spa …

Debt, relationship breakup and bullying are the top employer concerns about employee mental health

Debt, separation and bullying are the personal issues of most concern to employers when it comes to employee mental health, according to a report from Aon. It polled employers online and during an Aon seminar called the Contemporary Drivers of Mental Health, in which Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind and …

Navy Veteran with Terminal Cancer Holds Yard Sale to Pay for His Own Funeral. Here’s How You Can Help

For several weekends in August, a Pennsylvania man suffering from terminal cancer has held yard sales in hopes of raising enough money to pay for his own funeral. Willie Davis was diagnosed has stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma — a form of skin cancer caused by an uncontrolled growth of …

6 Project Management Tips for First-Time Managers

If you work at a corporate office full-time and are running your home business on the side, you certainly are a hard worker and your higher-ups will notice. This diligence will lead to promotions, which can greatly benefit your business. Getting promoted to management for the first time is kind …

Employers have a poor understanding of what actually motivates their employees

Almost half of companies (45 percent) still believe that an attractive salary and package is what motivates their workforce, despite the fact that employees cite ‘soft benefits’ such a flexi-working, work-life balance, and ‘being valued’ as key to feeling fulfilled in their job role. The findings come from recent research …

Making a Profit

Accountants are responsible for preparing three primary types of financial statements for a business. The income statement reports the profit-making activities of the business and the bottom-line profit or loss for a specified period. The balance sheets reports the financial position of the business at a specific point in time, …

Working on the Road – What Van Life Is Really Like

The #vanlife topic has taken social media by storm in recent years, showing sexy young people in gorgeous locations, hanging out in the tiny vans they call home. Many are self-employed or run small businesses from their chic and compact living quarters – but what’s the vanlife reality like? How …

Are open plan workspaces truly evil or is this just fake news?

A recently published paper describing the results of an academic study by Ethan S. Bernstein and Stephen Turban[1], both of Harvard, has become another unwarranted casualty of the debate within our industry and in the mainstream media on ‘open plan’ offices versus anything else. The researchers conducted two controlled studies …

Employers urged not to think of mental health as a minority issue

  Following the call yesterday by business leaders for the mandatory provision of mental first aiders at work, new research claims many more workers are affected by mental ill health than usual estimates. Instead of a perceived one in four people affected by mental health, according to the results of …

Basic income experiment increased wellbeing but did not encourage people to find work

Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years improved their self-perceived wellbeing but did not lead them to find work, researchers have concluded. In the trial, from January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns were paid a monthly flat amount of €560.  The aim was to see …

Brexit, Brits and blending: what MIPIM told us about the state of corporate real estate

MIPIM celebrated its 30th anniversary during uncertain political and economic times, yet the mood was positive and even the backdrop of an impending Brexit decision failed to derail the UK contingent. However, the one thing missing from MIPIM in 2019 was British politicians. They were all back home, participating in …

Using Shaders to Create Realistic Special Effects in Web Design

WebGL has become the subject of experimentation and testing the limits of what is possible on the web. Almost each day we stumble upon grandiose solutions powered by it. As proof, we have already examined a number of real projects. Today we are going to explore some concepts that show …

A Look at Four Concrete Benefits a Fulfillment Partner Can Give to Your E-Commerce Business

Proper warehousing, as well as shipping and fulfillment, are essential for any e-commerce enterprise. You do, after all, need to pick, pack, and ship those orders as soon as they have been received to keep customers happy. But how do you deal with your orders as an e-commerce enterprise? Do …

The Design Essentials of a Modern Business Flyer

What makes for a good business flyer? It is a symbiosis of the informational and inspirational. It strikes a balance between the pragmatic and motivational. It should unobtrusively lure in instead of scaring away with its too-serious looks and manners. It should be like a well-written creatively dished up “blurb” …

4 quick tips for successful employee onboarding — even on a budget

Average U.S. employers spend about $4,000 and 24 days to hire a new employee, according to Glassdoor. And that’s just for acquisition! Then there are the costs and resources involved in onboarding an employee. For example, it’s estimated that for a mid-level engineer making $110,000 per year, employee onboarding costs tally …

Why not giving accurate quotes can burn your photography business

You put all the necessary steps in place to drive traffic to your website and secure leads. Now, it’s time to present one of these leads with a quote for your photography services. Giving accurate quotes is critical for your success, and failing to do so can burn you in your …

Finding the Right Server for Your Business

For efficient running of a business, you will always have some areas that require being handled online. It could be sending emails to the customers, communication services or saving the company’s documents and necessary files. To make the work easy and efficient, it is advisable that you get an excellent …

Business leaders are failing to drive disruptive technological change

One in three (34 percent) employees believe a robot would be better at decision making than their boss if it had access to the right business intelligence. This is according to the Advanced Trends Report 2018/19, which also reveals that there is no clear leader driving technology change across UK …

A Growing Number of People Are Getting Rich Selling T-shirts Online — With No Overhead, No Inventory, and No Investment

Nearly every night after dinner for eight straight months, Glen Zubia brewed a cup of coffee, turned on heavy metal music, and made T-shirts. On Mondays he did research, scouring the Internet for funny slogans, like the one where Santa Claus asks, “Where My Ho’s At?” On Tuesdays and Wednesdays …

Pornhub's site traffic surged after YouTube went down

In one of those strange twists of fate, online adult video site Pornhub saw a surge in traffic during Tuesday night’s YouTube outage, perhaps answering the riddle of what America watches when they can’t access old wrestling videos or Beyoncé clips.  According to data released by Pornhub, the site saw …