CRE investment highest in cities with strong tech culture

Cities with tech innovation-oriented cultures have a strong competitive advantage amongst those investing in commercial real estate, claims a new report from JLL (registration). Of 109 cities analysed, the nine leading global markets – Boston, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, Sydney and Tokyo, accounted for around …

15 Ways to Customize WordPress Without Touching PHP

WordPress powers 31% of the internet’s websites and offers website owners the power to create any kind of site they want. Adding to that, developers in the WordPress community have dedicated their time to creating plugins that people can use on their WordPress websites to extend the design, structure, and …

Financial stress can impair employee performance and attendance

Businesses that fail to tackle their employees’ financial stress are more likely to encounter poor work performance, lack of engagement, mental health issues and staff absenteeism, a new report from Neyber has claimed. Since last year, there has been a significant increase in the number of employees affected by financial …

Expanding Your Retail Store With eCommerce

Retail business can grow bigger in a number of different ways, including expansion to other markets or opening stores in new locations. However, launching an online commerce is the single most productive way to grow your company quickly. According to the report, the global online retail sales should reach almost …

Flexible working could be the default for all jobs in UK

Flexible working could become the default for all jobs in the UK, under proposed legislation being considered by the UK government. The most important consequence will be that employees will no longer be expected to use their right request flexible working for an employer to consider, as is currently the …

How to create a productive small business customer support structure

Got your back Unfortunately for parties on both sides of the equation, the customer is not always right. However, rather than creating a confrontational environment (which isn’t conducive to success), the key is to make sure the customer remains happy with small business customer support. Having solid small business customer …

Using new technology to support conversational marketing

Technology continues to move forward, and new approaches to digital marketing evolve in parallel. While direct mail, billboards, television and radio ads still have their place, the changing digital landscape means small businesses need to keep up or lose potential customers to the competition. Conversational marketing has emerged as new …

4 Things to Know About Leveraged Crypto Trading

With billions of dollars worth of volume that are traded every day, cryptocurrencies are considered to be some of the biggest players on the market today. The high volatility and diversity of cryptocurrencies are a couple of the reasons that many day traders and long-term investors are now moving part …

The small retail business guide to spring campaign ideas

When winter slowly melts away and a hint of spring floats in the air, consumers will be feeling optimistic and ready to try new things. And for savvy businesses looking to promote their products, services or online store, these spring campaign ideas offer the chance to boost the bottom line. …

Strategies to Improve Your Site’s Conversion Rate in 2019

With a host of marketing channels available today, it’s easy for your website to take a backseat to all the trending platforms like Facebook marketing and paid stories. But your website is still where the conversions that matter happen, which means you need to pay close attention to the strategies …

What Is Cloud Computing and Why Should Businesses Use It?

“The cloud” is a term that is often thrown around in offices today. If you are new to the terminology, it isn’t referring to meteorology. Cloud computing is a form of digital computing that allows people to access large servers and software through the internet. Why Use The Cloud? Many …

Tips for Avoiding a Backache Whilst Working from Home

If you’re used to spending long hours sitting at your computer behind your desk, then it’s likely you’ve had your fair share backaches and discomfort; however, it needn’t be this way. There are ways of keeping the dreaded backache at bay. A backache can be completely debilitating, and since our …

Professional Line Sitters Make Up to $35 an Hour — And This Is Their Busiest Time of the Year

This Black Friday, turn off your 4 a.m. alarm and leave your folding chair at home. You don’t need to spend hours waiting in line in order to score great deals — you can pay someone to do it for you. One of the nation’s newest side hustles is line …