5 ways to build a strong online presence on a shoestring budget

Wondering how you start to build a strong online presence for your business if you’ve only got a shoestring budget? We’re here to help. When it comes to business, the term “brand” is used quite often — off-brand, brand guidelines, the leading brand, personal brand … you get the idea. …

European research network sets out to discover exactly how the Internet is bad for us

A pan-European network to tackle problematic internet usage officially launches today with the publication of its manifesto, setting out the important questions that need to be addressed by the research community. As the internet has become an integral part of modern life and its use has grown, so too has …

London office market saw more investment than any other global city in 2018

Alongside the uncertainty surrounding Brexit there have been many predictions that London will be particularly hard-hit by the economic fallout. However, a new analysis by savoystewart.co.uk of Knight Frank’s The London Report 2019 proposes London will continue to attract the interest of occupiers and investors alike. The research suggests that …

Side hustle ideas: A beginner’s guide to planning a venture outside the nine-to-five

This post was originally published on Feb. 9, 2018, and was updated on June 6, 2019.  Sadly, it’s rare to find a day job that is both fulfilling and pays well. However, that is no reason to despair. Today, it’s easier than ever to implement a side hustle — that …

5 apps and services for productivity and wellness

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3 ways personalization can save brands from the retail graveyard

SPONSORED: Presented by Sailthru Big retail is still in big trouble. CB Insights’ recent retail report found 21 high-profile retail bankruptcies in 2017 including such well-known brands as Radio Shack, Gymboree, and Toys ‘R’ Us, with the pace of closings accelerating significantly. Meanwhile, a select group of online natives are …

The 7 Personal Branding Trends That Will Motivate Your Employees

Personal brands matter to everyone, not just startup founders and public speakers. In the age of social media, every employee owns a unique personal brand, and most employees want to grow those brands to boost their careers. As the boss, you can help your team members accomplish that goal by …

Investing in short domain names, an interview with Giuseppe Graziano

I am often asked about how to get started investing in domain names. Those without a foundation of industry experience can learn a lot from the mistakes and successes of those that came before us. Flipping short domain names is a common point of entry for those looking to get …

Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth says he has no plans to sell anytime soon

After IBM announced its plans to acquire Red Hat for $34 billion, pundits quickly started speculating about when Red Hat competitors like Suse and Canonical would sell, as well. Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, though, doesn’t seem to have any interest in selling — at least for the time being. “I …

Digital Presence for Your Home Business – What You Need to Know

Whatever your home business, you must be online. A digital presence is a must, whether you write as a freelancer or knit dolls to sell. Your digital presence will have two main parts: a website and social media activity. How to Start a Website Your first step is to start …

Growing gig economy could be behind buoyant ONS employment figures

Recent ONS figures showing a rising employment rate could be inflated by the growth of zero-hour contracts within the gig economy, as the number of UK workers on zero hour contracts having more than tripled since 2012. This is propping up overall employment levels by accounting for almost a quarter …

Why Do Desktops Need a Bluetooth Adapter?

Bluetooth wireless technology is clearly the most convenient choice when you need sort-range connectivity and communication between different electronic devices without the hassle of wires and cables. It is a standard technology that is widely available all over the world. It is simple to use because a driver doesn’t need …

Facebook: 50 million accounts 'directly affected' by hack

A million hacked Facebook accounts isn’t cool. You know what’s even less cool? Fifty million hacked Facebook accounts. A Friday morning press release from our connect-people-at-any-cost friends in Menlo Park detailed a potentially horrifying situation for the billions of people who use the social media service: Their accounts might have …

BlaBlaCar to acquire Ouibus and offer bus service

French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France’s national railway company SNCF. For the first time, BlaBlaCar is moving beyond carpooling and plans to offer both long-distance carpooling rides and bus rides. BlaBlaCar already ran a test with Ouibus for the past six months …

Boring Tunnel is on track for an “opening party” next month

Last night, super entrepreneur and Twitter addict Elon Musk posted some mesmerizing footage of the tunnel that his nearly two-year-old infrastructure company, Boring Company, is creating in Los Angeles right now, the first of four planned projects that Musk promises will reduce congestion in car-choked city cities. Musk also tweeted — …

Quarter of people who work during twilight hours add billions to UK economy

New research from Huawei has suggested how much the dusk-to-dawn workforce is significantly boosting the ‘twilight economy’ by contributing an estimated £487 billion annually to the UK economy. The study of more than 2,000 UK workers found that a quarter (25 percent) of us now work outside of the traditional …

Building a WordPress Website with Gutenberg: Initial Observations

If you’ve been following all the fuss regarding Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor, you know that many users have formed a very strong opinion of it. But, all the drama aside, what’s it like to actually build a website with it? As WordPress 5.0 creeps ever closer, I decided it …

This Credit Card Can Help You Repair Your Credit. Here’s Why It’s the Best of 2018

If you have a checkered credit history or none at all, secured credit cards can be the best way to build a positive credit file. If you’re going to apply for credit card with bad credit, there are a few things you need to know: These cards generally come with …

Workplace art can draw the distinction between branding and corporate identity

One of the many traps that lies in wait for unwary organisations is to confuse corporate identity with their brand. The visual aspects of an identity may reflect the firm’s personality and values, and a change may go in hand in hand with the development of a new strategic direction …