More disabled people opt for self-employment

More disabled people than ever before are choosing self-employment, but are being let down by poor support from government, according to new research from IPSE (the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed) and the Community trade union. The study, Making self-employment work for disabled people, claims that 611,000 UK …

Eight Ways Beginners Can Watch Their Personal Brand

What is the best way to encourage someone to pay attention to personal branding when they’re new to the concept? These answers are provided by Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year …

LinkedIn acquires Glint to help users track employee engagement

LinkedIn today announced its intent to acquire Glint, a self-described employee engagement company, in order to help its users better track satisfaction within their own organizations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We believe that Glint has uncovered a modern HR best practice that every company should do: Regularly gather …

Take up of shared parental leave constrained by traditional attitudes

Despite the introduction of shared parental leave rights, more than half of UK adults still think that women be the primary carers of babies and children, according to the latest British Social Attitudes Survey. Despite this, there has been a notable shift in attitudes over the last seven years, according …

Creating A Successful Blog For Your eCommerce Store

content marketing marketing Strategy Creating A Successful Blog For Your eCommerce Store By: David Tile | Founder @ Article-Writing.co Posted On: February 12, 2020 E-commerce, for many reasons, is more reliant on blogging for SEO than other fields. Optimizing for those long-tail keywords is ultimately impossible in most site categories …

Filtering out the noise, the pathology of work, busy doin muffin and some other stuff

We might think that an inability to absorb the vast amount of information generated by our fellow humans and their machines is something of a modern phenomenon, but we’ve always known we can have too much of this particular good thing. Distringit librorum multitude, wrote Seneca in the First Century. …

How to Use 2D Transformation Functions in CSS

The following is a short extract from Tiffany’s upcoming book, CSS Master, 2nd Edition, which will be available shortly. Transforms allow us to create effects and interactions that are otherwise impossible. When combined with transitions and animations, we can create elements and interfaces that rotate, dance, and zoom. Three-dimensional transforms, …

Content subscription: How to use your freelance written content for subscription-based sales

  Are you a freelance writer looking to increase your income? If so, then this is the article for you. Today, I’ll share with you what I consider to be an innovative business model for using your previously written content to create a monthly membership platform re-selling your goods to clients. …

Choosing WordPress Multisite plugins: A brief cheat sheet for beginners

We’ve all been in situations where a client wants to use a specific plugin on a Multisite installation, only for you to discover that it’s not supported. What’s worse is that you may be tasked with recommending a specific WordPress Multisite plugin solution. This presents a problem if you’re not …

Facebook appeals UK data watchdog’s £500k Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook has said it will appeal against a £500,000 penalty issued by the UK’s data watchdog this summer following a lengthy investigation into the Cambridge Analytica data misuse scandal. Facebook told the regulator an estimated one million UK users were among the 87M of its users whose private data was harvested by Dr. …

A Crypto Millionaire Wants to Build a Utopian Village in Nevada. See the Design Plans

A cryptocurrency millionaire has revealed his designs for an utopian community in the Nevada desert run completely on blockchain. The New York Times reports that the man behind the project, Jeffrey Berns, is planning a city that would run entirely on blockchain, a decentralized infrastructure which could theoretically provide the …

Humbition is a new fund led by the Indiegogo’s Slava Rubin

Zocdoc founder Cyrus Massoumi and Indiegogo founder Slava Rubin have created a new $30 million fund called Humbition aimed at early stage, founder-led companies in New York. “The fund is focused on connecting startups with investors and advisors experienced in building and growing successful businesses,” said Rubin. “We are seeking …