5 Ways to Save While Starting a Residential Painting Company

Looking to implement your talent for painting into a lucrative business? Starting a new venture requires careful planning of logistics and finances. Avoid taking a hit to your bank account by following these 5 tips for saving your dough. 5. Hire Subcontractors There is some debate over whether or not …

Nine Steps You Can Take to Increase and Generate New Leads

1. Referrals are your number one lead generator, set up a Referral Program now. Begin asking your current and standing customers/clients for referrals, right now! Never ask for a referral until after your client has confirmed you have delivered value, quality knowledge and/or desired outcomes to them. When your current …

A sense of belonging is crucial factor for employee engagement

A sense of belonging is just as important an employee retention tool as good pay and benefits, a new academic paper has found.  In his paper Creating a committed workforce: Using social exchange and social identity to enhance psychological attachment within an ever-changing workplace, Dr Ali Fenwick of Nyenrode Business …

Black Friday Online Deals We Love: 20+ Stores Where EVERYTHING Is 40% or 50% Off

Black Friday is loaded with deals on TVs, Instant Pots, electronics and tech, and much, much more. But sifting through the crowded store aisles loaded with deals at Walmart and other retailers to find the true bargains amid all the discounts can be a hassle — especially because there are …

4 Tips to Keeping Your Private Information Safe During Your Next Move

We all find ourselves in situations where we have to move, either for work-related reasons or otherwise. Such situations require us to also change our USPS address temporarily so as to keep life moving on as usual. However, given that such a change in address is done online, there is …

Ty Pennington Announces Finalists for Season 3 of Small Business Revolution – Main Street

Think about it. How many times in a week do you go to your local dry cleaners, a neighborhood restaurant or other small business? Small businesses serve more than 60 million Americans living in communities outside of major metropolitan areas. Yet, so many struggle to survive. That’s where the Small …

How an Affiliate Marketing Strategy Can Help Grow Your Startup

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly thinking of lean ways to bootstrap your business and generate revenue. Affiliate marketing can be a remarkable sales strategy if effectively executed. The premise of affiliate marketing is simple enough: an individual uses his own platform and resources to link to a merchant’s product or …

Employees more productive when they understand the company goals

Being made to feel you’re making a positive contribution to your organisation is an important motivator, but a new study suggests over half of employees believe they would be more productive if they knew how their work fitted into overall company objectives. According to the research from Asana this lack …

How to Write YouTube Headlines That Get Read For Your Personal Brand

When building a personal brand video content is key to increased visibility online. To achieve this it’s not only important to create compelling media that attracts an audience, but to also tailor topics for your target market. More than ever your audience is using YouTube as a search engine to …

Half of CIOs say Artificial Intelligence will lead to more jobs and improve productivity

    Fears that Artificial Intelligence will destroy the job market are not shared by more than half (51 percent) of UK CIOs who see AI as a job creator. This is more than three times the number who say that it will diminish workers’ job prospects (16 percent). For the survey …

40 of the most important digital marketing statistics for 2019

Successful businesses make strategic decisions supported by marketing statistics. However, most business owners do not have the resources or bandwidth to invest heavily into these areas. So, how can organizations feel confident in their business decisions if they are not able to conduct primary research? The answer is simple — …

This design and fit-out firm would like to give its time to a charity

Burtt-Jones & Brewer is giving away its time for free as part of its tenth birthday celebrations. Formed ten years ago over a cup of coffee between Steve Brewer and Adam Burtt-Jones, the workplace designers are celebrating by giving away ten thousand pounds’ worth of its workplace consultancy time to …

A furtive moth slurps up this sleeping bird's tears

Deep in the Amazon jungle, ecologist Leandro Moraes filmed a moth sucking the tears out of a sleeping antbird’s eye.  The delicately-performed nighttime feeding is a rarely seen event, wrote Moraes in a report about the experience, entitled “Please, more tears: a case of a moth feeding on antbird tears …

Older workers would like more flexible working opportunities

  A survey carried out on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has found that the majority of workers aged over 50 would ‘welcome more flexibility’ in the workplace. The survey, which polled more than 12,000 workers over the age of 50, revealed that 78 …

Stephen Hawking’s final paper about black holes is now online

Stephen Hawking<a href=”https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/13/stephen-hawking-has-died-at-76/”> passed away earlier this year at the age of 76, but his incredible intellect isn’t yet done contributing to the scientific community. The acclaimed physicist’s final paper is now online for anyone to read and it revisits some mysteries of the physical world that came to define …

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 …

Amazon drops plans for HQ, judging others in the open plan, why people would rather electrocute themselves than sit and think and some other stuff

Why is it so hard to design a decent office space? demands this article in Quartz. It’s a fair enough question but probably the wrong one. It’s perfectly possible to design a decent (or adequate) office with a pen, paper and bag of presuppositions and many people have done exactly …

Transforming retail returns into positive post-purchase experiences

Running your own retail business is no easy feat. You have to order inventory, keep tabs on your finances and, perhaps most importantly, inspire customer loyalty. And the way you handle your retail returns can turn customers into lifelong devotees or lost opportunities. Customer loyalty is key The success of …

38 Genius Items the World’s Best Travel Agents Always Pack

Fine, call us nosy. But we can’t help but wonder what other people have packed in their suitcases, especially if said people are seasoned professionals at this whole packing-for-a-trip thing. It’s our favorite way of discovering new packing tips and tricks. We’ve asked the editors at T+L for their favorite …