Lyft launches default tipping, rating protections and more to keep drivers happy

Until autonomous vehicles are here, ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber have to attract and retain human drivers if they hope to sustain their businesses. Lyft announced Thursday a half dozen new driver-friendly features, from default tipping and in-trip tipping to ways to protect their ratings and an events planner. …

Why Start a Business in Tennessee?

Opening a business is never easy, but in Tennessee, entrepreneurs can expect a supportive environment where angel investors are always looking for the next exciting venture. Tennessee is teeming with entrepreneurial spirit. Small businesses make up 96.8% of businesses in the Volunteer State. And they’re still growing. King University’s online MBA is designed to …

The biggest challenge facing HR managers in 2019 will be employee engagement

An annual study commissioned by Cascade HR has revealed the topics most likely to keep Human Resources professionals awake at night in 2019. The 2019 HR Landscape Report report claims that employee engagement has topped the list for the second year running, with 40 percent of the 423 respondents believing it …

What’s Your Gig? The Small Business Solution Helping Fuel American Economy

I’ve spent over 20 years working in the direct sales industry. Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to hold positions at all levels and have experienced the great opportunities this industry provides. From busy parents to retirees and military spouses to veterans, those who work in the direct sales …

How to Select the Right Copywriting Gig on Fiverr for Marketing Copy

This article was created in partnership with Fiverr. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. In this article, we are going to educate SitePoint readers on how to select the right gig on Fiverr for marketing copy. As a worldwide verified freelancing platform, Fiverr is a 100% …

Government policy is making life increasingly difficult for freelancers

Freelancers expect government policy to drive their businesses and the economy into decline over the next year, a report from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) claims. This quarter, amid widespread speculation about Budget announcements that would harm the self-employed, freelancers’ confidence in their annual business performance …

The First 3 Things You Should Do If You Misplace Your Social Security Card

It’s never easy when you lose things that are important to you. Whether it is jewelry, money, or important documents and identification, it can feel very frustrating. One of the most important things that you should not lose is your Social Security Card. But sometimes the inevitable happens and there …

Office design should take account of the quality of interactions as well as quantity

Ever since technology first made it possible for people to work remotely from their colleagues, there has been speculation that the physical office could be dispensed with entirely; and with it the idea that people should come together to work in the same place at the same time to achieve …

How to make data-driven decisions using Google marketing tools

The former chairman of Unilever, Niall Fitzgerald, once said, “Data makes your briefcase heavy… insights make you rich.” Being a small business owner, you probably feel that way sometimes. Maybe you haven’t taken advantage of Google marketing tools. Technology is changing way too fast, and it is hard to even …

Spam calls getting annoying? SmartLine users now have protection from spam calls with Hiya

We’ve all been on the receiving end of unsolicited spam calls –  those you receive at the most inconvenient times , attempting to sell a product or service, or worse, attempting to gather your personal data to use your credit card or social security info without your consent.  For entrepreneurs …