Crypto mining giant Bitmain reveals heady growth as it files for IPO

After months of speculation, Bitmain — the world’s largest provider of crypto miners — has opened the inner details of its business after it submitted its IPO prospectus with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. And some of the growth numbers are insane. The document doesn’t specify how much five-year-old Bitmain …

How a Business Can Benefit from Eco-Friendly Insulation

Every home, store, and office building needs spray foam insulation to help protect those within from the elements without. While we all go to great lengths to ensure that our homes and cottages are equipped with proper, heat-conserving insulation, few business owners are concerned about their store’s insulation. It’s a …

A Selection of Festive Websites to Get You in the Mood for Christmas

We are going to start with the oldest example in our collection – Greestmas Greeting. Originally launched in 2011, it is a true pioneer. However, it is not a traditional greeting card. Its aim is much nobler. It was created to raise awareness of deforestation. Even now this site is …

6 M-Commerce Design Practices to Help Improve Your Sales in 2019

Year by year, the e-Commerce landscape is becoming seismically shifted by mobile devices. Since Amazon has launched its shopping app with a mobile reach of 40 percent in 2017, M-Commerce is still gaining momentum. According to Statista, M-Commerce sales are predicted to make up 44.7% of total US e-Commerce sales …

Bitcoin Is Tanking Hard — and Is Now the Lowest It’s Been in Over a Year

Bitcoin tumbled below $6,000 for the first time since August and reached its lowest level in over a year, breaking the recent stretch of tranquility exhibited by the notoriously volatile digital alternative to cash. The world’s largest cryptocurrency tumbled as much as 15 percent, with most of the initial loss …

Don’t Get Left Behind in the Cryptocurrency Race

Cryptocurrency trading has been around for well over a decade, but for many of us it reached a zenith in December 2017. At its height, Bitcoin traded at $20,000 per unit, before plunging spectacularly. Today, this cryptocurrency trades in a tight range between $8,000 and $10,000. The relative stability of …

Why updating your website matters for sales

Many entrepreneurs might find themselves getting comfortable after their website has been created, with the misguided understanding that it will take care of itself. But updating your website is just as important as building it in the first place. Even in the short term, many changes occur within your business. …

Money-Saving Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur requires specific skills to become successful in business; one of the key skills is financial management. When operating any business, the owner needs to spend carefully to avoid facing financial challenges. Any business owner needs to be aware of a few money-saving tips to overcome financial challenges and …

Flexible working should not mean employers ask people to work all the time

Talking about the role of technology within the flexible working arena is hardly ground-breaking. For decades, technological advancements have been hailed as pivotal to developments within the employment landscape. But this year, conversation appears to have reached another level. In an article for Open Access Government in June 2018, for …

Looking for a Seasonal Job? Amazon, Target, and Others Are Hiring Like Crazy Right Now

With the holiday season around the corner, there are hundreds of thousands of job openings at America’s largest retailers. But companies will have to offer special incentives to fill seasonal job openings this year: The economy is strong and unemployment is at its lowest in decades. Earlier this year, the …

These Are the Cheapest (and Most Expensive) European Cities for Travelers to Visit

With insanely cheap flights from low-cost carriers and effective ways to use points and miles, travel costs over to Europe can be rather inexpensive. So, while getting to Europe is the easy part, knowing which countries fit into your budget or how cities in similar regions compare in terms of …

Gaining Your Spouse’s Support While Building Your Business

According to statistics, over 50 percent of startup businesses fail. Often, though, we aren’t informed of the factors that may inhibit entrepreneurs from thriving beyond strategy, marketing, or product timing phases. Unfortunately, some of the debilitating factors stem from home and, in turn, impact one’s  confidence, certainty, and power in …

Hosting24 Moves to Hostinger Platform: Top-Notch Hosting for Your Business

You will want to choose a web hosting provider that provides high-quality web hosting when it comes to creating a blog, business website, or e-commerce website. Hosting24 (hosting24.com) offers world-class web hosting services at some of the most affordable prices available in the hosting market. With a constantly growing client …

Cloud communications platform Agora closes $70M Series C to create new developer tools

Agora, a developer of cloud communication APIs, will create products for new markets and verticals after raising a $70 million Series C led by Coatue Management. Existing investors SIG, Morningside Capital and Shunwei Capital also returned for the round, which brings Agora’s total funding so far to $125 million. The …

How to create a web design contract that converts new clients into long-term customers

A web design contract protects you, your time, your bottom line and your sanity. As with any contract, a web design contract defines the business and legal relationship between you and your client, as well as the personal relationship concerning business practices, communication and interactions. Legally, it’s a mutually binding …

How to get a local phone number for your business

The three digits at the beginning of your business phone number indicate to customers where your company is based. This information can either help or potentially hinder your ability to establish a relationship with them. In the past, you couldn’t control the area code your phone was attached to. Everyone …

Procurement fraud rampant in UK businesses

Procurement fraud is widespread in the UK and the country lags behind many countries in its detection capabilities, new research from SAS claims. British companies, on average, lose significantly more money to procurement fraud, and the country is far more reliant on ineffective manual detection techniques than other nations.Procurement fraud occurs …

The satisfaction of self-employed people depends on skills development rather than business growth

Developing skills and knowledge is more important for self-employed people’s sense of career progression than increasing their rate of pay, a new report by IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and the IPA (the Involvement and Participation Association) claims. The report, Working well for yourself: What makes for …

Great Resources on How to Grow Your Training Business

If someone asked you if it is possible to advertise your training business without spending any money, you would probably answer no. Marketing experts have found ways to make your training business grow without actually spending anything on advertising. Here is how: 1. Learn about marketing: One of the basic …