There’s No Place Like Home

Hey everyone! I’m home after 3 months in Thailand. I had a great time there, but wow, it is so nice to be back. There really is no place like home. Unfortunately, Japan Airlines’ “Chewing” millet pasta gave me food poisoning (stomach cramps and diarrhea). I was in pain for …

7 Learning Habits for Developers: Reach Skill Goals in Less Time

As a developer, it’s important to always be learning. The industry is constantly changing, and if you don’t keep up, you’ll quickly fall behind. In this blog post, we will discuss seven learning habits that every developer should master. These habits will help you stay current in your field, and …

How Fintech Brands Can Leverage Their Blog

The fintech industry is primarily concerned with utilizing technology and demonstrating how valuable their tools can be for both startups and established businesses, assisting them in developing new solutions for various elements of their operations. Fintech companies are dedicated to promoting their automation skills and potential to revolutionize the operations …

Survey – How Minority-Owned Businesses Can Pave Their Own Path

Now in its second (or third or fourth) leg, the global pandemic – which could soon be called an endemic – made its mark by creating obstacles for everyone. Every business, big and small, experienced its fair share of challenges. Yet, in the height of the pandemic, minority-owned small businesses …

Why I Love Doing Our Taxes

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking – Joe has gone too far this time. However, this isn’t as uncommon as you’d think. According to a Pew Research survey, about a third of Americans like or even love doing their taxes. Most of these people said they like doing taxes …

PCI DSS Version 4.0: Managing Your Scope for “Significant Change”

After a few delays, PCI DSS version 4.0 was finally announced publicly on March 31, 2022. While entities may still use PCI DSS v3.2.1 until its retirement date on March 31, 2024, there are some notable changes that should be given consideration in advance. Since the initial evolution of PCI …

MicroStrategy’s Saylor Says Its Bitcoin Initiative Has Been A “Tremendous Success”

The head of the world’s largest institutional crypto investor, Michael Saylor, recently qualified its investment strategy consisting of purchasing huge amounts of Bitcoin on behalf of its company MicroStrategy as a “tremendous success”. These comments were embedded within a letter directed to MicroStrategy’s shareholders ahead of the Annual Meeting of …

WooCommerce Wednesday: How to turn your WooCommerce store into an international powerhouse

Today’s ecommerce market has significantly expanded the customer base available to sellers. Businesses can now reach shoppers around the world almost as easily as those just down the road. In this post, we will look at how you can set up WooCommerce for international orders to grow your audience. What …

Back Up Your Business. Hardware Options To Consider

Take a moment to think about all of the data your business currently has stored digitally. Customer account documents, databases, financial statements, years of tax documents, personnel records, presentations, inventory/sales, the list goes on and on. All of this data is important and worth saving. From a business perspective, this …

Ava Labs Raises Over $300 million at $5 Billion Valuation

Ava Labs, the developer of the increasingly popular Avalanche blockchain, has reportedly raised $350 million from private investors at a valuation of $5.25 billion according to an exclusive report from Bloomberg published yesterday. The price of AVAX – the blockchain’s native token – reacted positively to the news as it …

Evolving Brand Scams

Today’s bad actors are scam personal brand opportunists, and the players are like streams of water pouring over outdated or weak defenses. At its most basic level, cybersecurity is a data protection scams discipline in which we aim to preserve the “soft, chewy middle” of our organizations and our personal …

Mission First or Profit First – Mission Driven Clothing Retailer Thrives

Having a strong community is a powerful way to build your business. If your business is more than just “products”, but a “community” it’s much more powerful. Having a customer is nice, in fact, it’s essential. AND having an energized community means you’ll always have customers. In my book “Celebrity …

How to choose the best Etsy shop name (+9 inspiring examples)

Business naming is big business. There are entire companies whose sole product is helping entrepreneurs identify the perfect name for their venture. Naming a business is not only difficult because of the endless possibilities available. It’s also challenging because so much can ride on a name — seventy-seven percent of …

March FIRE Update

Hey, everyone. Q1 is over! Boy, what an exciting year 2022 has been, so far. Well, exciting isn’t quite the right word. The world seems to be spinning out of control, but we have to figure out what we can and can’t control. I can’t do anything about inflation, the …

Vibrant Branding

12 steps to achieve vibrant branding in any new market. When your company is doing well, you’re ready to enter a new market and promote it. When your company is doing your brand well, you’re ready to enter a new market and promote your product or service to new customers. …