How to protect your business from phishing scams

Fishing can be an exceptionally relaxing way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon. That is, unless you’re the fish. The more contemporary concept of phishing scams thrusts everyone, from ordinary web surfers to marketers to high-level eCommerce executives, on the opposite end of the fishing pole. What are phishing scams? Put …

Catering to Business Needs: Must-Have Skills Worth Building to Succeed

There’s a saying in sales… Under promise, over deliver. This is the notion where an offer is promoted in the humblest of manners. Then, the customer is swept off their feet using stellar value and customer service. Your place at your main job is like sales. Every day you are …

Apple’s Tim Cook is sending a privacy bat-signal to US lawmakers

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has today been announced as the keynote speaker at a European data protection conference taking place in Brussels later this month — at a time when US lawmakers are asking tech giants outright if they’ll support “EU-like” privacy rules to shield US consumers from platform power. For a …

Jeff Bezos Says This Is Why He Raised Amazon’s Minimum Wage to $15

Amazon will raise its minimum wage for all U.S.-based employees to $15 next month following months of criticism for the retail giant and its billionaire owner. Effective November 1, the minimum wage for U.S.-based Amazon workers will increase for full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees, as well as employees at …

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 …

'Child's Play' creator disavows new 'Chucky' remake with a meme

Chucky is back — and not everyone’s happy about it. On Friday, MGM announced it had started production for the reboot of Child’s Play, the legendary 1988 horror film. The original’s story creator Don Mancini, who won’t be involved in the new production, proceeded to let his feelings be known …

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 …

Cross-border shopping in Europe 2018

Cross-border ecommerce in Europe is very popular. But of course, there are some differences per country. Online shopping across borders is more popular in Ireland for example than in Poland, where 62 percent of consumers shop domestically only. This is shown by the PayPal Cross-Border Consumer Research. Source: eCommerce News …

4 Ways to Plan for Your Business in 2020 and Beyond

In business, planning for the future is as difficult as it is necessary. Branding your business, just like building your personal brand, means you have to think about the long term. What works in establishing your brand today might feel stale tomorrow. It’s impossible to know what the coming year …

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 …

How to Create Compelling Content for Your Portfolio Site

We web designers are often great at helping our clients develop a winning content strategy. But our own websites? That can be a different story. Quite often, we’re so focused on helping others that our own sites suffer. That can have a negative impact on your business. Without compelling content …

Companies should respect their historic identity to thrive in the future

Revisiting a company motto or philosophy is necessary in an ever-changing world, but it can disrupt people’s sense of “who we are” and should be carefully managed to ensure the firm continues to thrive in the future, according to new research from UCL School of Management. The study was based …