More than half of employees have experienced some form of workplace bullying

More than half (52 percent) of employees in global organisations have encountered workplace bullying and felt psychologically unsafe at work, according to a new study conducted by City & Guilds Group. The report also claims that only one in ten firms proactively take steps to support staff mental health, and found …

Corvus Insurance lands a fresh $8 million to turn sensor data into actionable info for its food and pharma customers

Corvus Insurance, a two-year-old, Boston-based insurance company that uses data across more than 50 criteria to predict and prevent losses for its corporate customers in the food and pharmaceutical industries, has attracted $8 million in funding, shows a newly processed SEC filing that says the capital came from six investors. …

5 things you must do now to prepare for the holiday shopping season

    As we sip our lemonade in the later summer sun here in the Northern Hemisphere, you would think it’s an odd time to be contemplating snow and the holiday shopping. But as a small business owner, it is the perfect time to start planning for the 2018 end-of-year …

UKGBC issues circular economy guidance for construction clients

New guidance has been launched by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) to assist client organisations to include more ambitious circular design and construction best practices in project briefs for non-domestic projects. It addresses the commercial realities associated with making this practically happen and provides support and evidence to assist …

After This Toys ‘R’ Us Manager Was Laid Off, He Found His Dream Job as a Toy Store Owner

Glendon Warner always wanted to run his own business. So, when he and 33,000 other Toys ‘R’ Us employees lost their jobs this year as the company closed its U.S. locations, he saw the behemoth retailer’s absence as the perfect opportunity. He opened his own toy shop. “Sometimes,” Warner tells …

Website mockup tools: 5 popular choices to consider

Planning out a website’s layout with website mockup tools before cracking open a code editor is a good practice. However, choosing the right tool for that planning process isn’t just about what’s in your Applications folder. There are many different options available, and each might be suitable based on your …

Protect Your Business in 2018 from Last Year’s Data Mistakes

The biggest breach of 2017 was arguably the attack that exposed more than 145 million Equifax customers and resulted in the theft of SSNs, birth date information, and other valuable data. The breach will cost the company hundreds of millions, and the impact on consumers could be even more due …

Google researchers use AI to pick out voices in a crowd

Separating a single person’s voice from a noisy crowd is something most people do subconsciously — it’s called the cocktail party effect. Smart speakers like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo typically have a tougher time, but thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), they might one day be able to filter out …

Trump’s Trade War Could Cost Every U.S. Household Nearly $2,500, According to a New Report. Here’s Why

President Donald Trump’s trade policy could cost American households thousands of dollars next year, according to a study released Tuesday. The report, authored by Terrie Walmsley and Peter Minor and sponsored by the pro-free-trade Koch Industries, concluded that Trump’s threats to boost tariffs on Chinese products, impose tariffs on auto …

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 …