How Do You Know If Your Brand’s Content is Subject To Copyright Laws?

Having great content and images is an important tool for your personal brand to stand out with your audience. The copyright of certain content is also important for your brand to pay attention to in order to avoid any legal disputes. There are several ways to find out what can …

How a New Boiler Could Save Your Home Business Money

Since the rating system for boiler efficiency changed in 2015, for the third time in a decade, many old boilers have been officially deemed wasteful; this is not only bad for the environment, but potentially for your home business too. With nearly 14% of all adults in employment regularly telecommuting, …

An NPR Host Who’s Interviewed Thousands of People Over 45 Years Has the Only Icebreaker You’ll Ever Need, and It’s Just 4 Words

Terry Gross, the host of NPR’s “Fresh Air,” has interviewed thousands of people over the course of her 45-year career in radio. So if anyone would know how to start a conversation with a stranger, it’s her. Gross told Jolie Kerr at The New York Times that her go-to icebreaker …

The Strange Story of How Frida Kahlo’s Face Ended Up on an $8 Bottle of CVS Nail Polish

In 1946, shortly before her 40th birthday, Frida Kahlo painted what might be the most tragic self-portrait in her whole collection. It’s called “The Wounded Deer,” and re-imagines the Mexican artist as prey; pierced by a shock of arrows and left to die in a forest clearing. Her face, framed …

From FUBAR to Five Star: Delivering Excellent Facilities Management

Mark Wilcock is an experienced facilities management professional and he has something to share with you. His self-written new book From FUBAR to Five Star: Delivering Excellent Facilities Management offers reflections and guidance on a range of challenges that face facilities managers in their day to day lives. Mark is …

A four day week, people-watching at work, the art of AI and some other stuff

While the recent Finnish pilot of universal basic income had mixed results, a trial of the other most talked about solution to our problem with work – the four day week – has been reported as far more promising. A New Zealand financial services firm called Perpetual Guardian switched its …

How AI and emotion tracking are helping brands avoid costly video campaign mistakes

EXCLUSIVE: Marketers have plenty of ways to measure video campaign success, but artificial intelligence is uncovering new methods for determining whether the dollars you’re spending are being applied optimally. That’s what video insights company YouFirst is offering, and a recent study of one of its clients, spanning 13 video campaigns…Read …

UAE Restaurant Franchise Owner Sours on Global Brands

UAE Restaurant Franchise Owner Sours on Global Brands Dubai, UAE-based Mansour Bin Jabr vows, after establishing a franchise relationship with two international F&B (food and beverage) brands, to never again invest in a non-UAE-based global franchise.  Mansour Bin Jabr, founder of Mr Miyagi’s, warned against ‘ridiculous’ franchise fees and mistakes …

What $10 Was Worth the Year You Were Born, and What You Could Buy With It Today

The rate of inflation fluctuates year to year, month to month, as markets and economies change. The Bureau of Labor Statistics can calculate how much the American dollar was valued any given year and month. Business Insider used the CPI inflation calculator to find the value of a $10 bill …

5 do’s and don’ts for social media customer service

It’s 2018, and brands are still struggling to engage consumers with social media customer service. Recent studies compiled by Sprout Social have shown that 89 percent of social media messages sent to brands are ignored. While some of these messages may, understandably, be spam-related content, I have a difficult time imagining …

Gift Guide: The best security and privacy tech to keep your friends safe

Libertarian on lockdown? Privacy minded or paranoid? Security is more front of mind today than ever before. If it’s not a company vacuuming up your data or nation states trying to hack your email, it’s your own “opsec” that needs a refresh. For this holiday season, we have more than …

10 PowerPoint tips to create presentations with punch

As a small business owner, you probably use Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel on a daily basis. These programs are great for keeping track of your financials, sharing documents with staff, and sending contracts, invoices, or receipts to potential clients and customers. But what happens when you …

Emotionally Intelligent Design: Your Mobile App Needs a Soul

We have paid a lot of attention to the functional layer of technology, slightly forgetting about its emotional one. Technology is constantly integrating into every aspect of our lives. Emotionally intelligent interactions with our devices are shaping the future of our mobile devices. Emotionally intelligent design has positioned itself as …

Home Office Tip: The Secret to Increasing Your Air Conditioning Unit’s Longevity

One of the worst parts of home ownership is replacing things when they stop working. Air conditioning is not an inexpensive item. That is why it is crucial as a business owner with many expenses to extend the life of an air conditioner as long as possible. Keep your home …

Ways to Keep Your Small Business in Good Financial Shape

With the decline of the economy, more and more small businesses are falling on hard times. Unfortunately, when a small business hits hard times it can be extremely difficult to recover. Accounting mistakes due to being overworked can also add to the problem. In most cases, the business owner or …

SwiftKey on Android now has two-way translation baked in. Qué bien

The Internet is of course amazing if you want to send messages across borders. But different languages can still put a wrinkle in your conversational flow, even with all the handy translation apps also on tap to help turn zut alors into shucks! So Microsoft -owned SwiftKey is probably still …

How to Deploy Your Secure Vue.js App to AWS

This article was originally published on the Okta developer blog. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Writing a Vue app is intuitive, straightforward, and fast. With low barriers to entry, a component-based approach, and built-in features like hot reloading and webpack, Vue allows you to focus …

How to Lower Your Facebook Ad Costs and Get Better Results

Need to lower the cost of your ads on Facebook? Wondering if increasing your post engagement can help? Building engagement on your posts sends positive signals to the Facebook algorithm, which can boost your reach, increase the size of your warm audience, and ultimately lower your advertising costs. In this …

How Mobile Technology Is Changing the World of Investing

Smartphones have become an invariable part of our daily lives. We utilise these handy gadgets to check our email, to monitor our bank accounts and to obtain the latest weather forecasts. It therefore makes perfect sense that smartphones are now enjoying a pronounced presence within the world of online investing. …