Over fifties are driving the rise of self employment

Millions of older workers are joining and benefiting from the freelance sector, new research from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) claims. IPSE’s research suggests there are now almost two million (1,907,000) self-employed people over the age of 50 in the UK: a number that has increased …

How Commercial Landscaping Can Change the Face of Your Business

Business owners everywhere go to great lengths to ensure that their storefront looks pristine, their interior is well designed, and their lighting is perfectly placed. After all, proper presentation can make the difference between a successful and struggling retail business. Yet, many business owners fail to realize that effective landscaping …

Top ten cities in UK for economic growth led by Edinburgh

According to the 2019 Vitality Index by Lambert Smith Hampton, Edinburgh is the city with the best prospects for UK economic growth, with Cambridge and Manchester coming in second and third place, despite the UK’s uncertain economic and political environment. Compiled every year, The Vitality Index claims to provide a comprehensive …

Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were deleted from recipients’ inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust. Then, Facebook suddenly announced that it would actually build this Unsend functionality for everyone. Then six months went by without a peep …

6 ways to offer fitness coupons for your gym or personal training business

If you want to grow your fitness business, special offers and fitness coupons are a great way to acquire new business, retain current clients, and incentivize referrals. Almost every fitness business offers coupons, and yours should be no different! Let’s make one thing clear, you want to offer coupons, not …

The workplace continues to provide people with important relationships

Three-quarters of workers have turned professional relationships into lifelong friendships according to a new study from  Business telecommunications provider 4Com, which looked into Britons attitudes towards their co-workers to reveal just how willing the nation is to create meaningful friendships and relationships with those they spend so much time with day-to-day. …

Eventbrite’s IPO should encourage tech companies to get out while they still can

Eventbrite is having one hell of a debut on the New York Stock Exchange this morning. Shares of the ticketing startup, founded back in 2006, have shot up over 50% in trading on the NYSE. After pricing its shares at $23 in its initial offering, investors have bid up the …

Buggy software in popular connected storage drives can let hackers read private data

Security researchers have found flaws in four popular connected storage drives that they say could let hackers access a user’s private and sensitive data. The researchers Paulos Yibelo and Daniel Eshetu said the software running on three of the devices they tested — NetGear Stora, Seagate Home and Medion LifeCloud — …

How having a great (or not so great) brand affects buying behavior

There are unconscious perceptions, emotions and even behaviors going on in the minds of consumers when they see and interact with a brand. These unconscious influencers are less like a scene out of the movie “They Live”, and instead serve more as practical and proven techniques capitalizing on what makes …