Living Life on the Brink: How a Sense of Urgency Can Fuel Success

When I first started my company, Asia was reeling in the wake of the 1997 financial crisis. The situation was bleak – companies folded overnight, scores of people lost their jobs, the economy had collapsed. It’s a scenario familiar to many Americans since it would play out 10 years later with America …

Selling website maintenance plans? Don’t make these 8 big mistakes.

With client services, it can often seem like you’re riding an income rollercoaster that you can’t escape. Some months you’re flush with cash and in others, you’re barely scraping by. It’s a tough and very stressful place to be, which is why so many designers and developers are on a …

Mompreneur Kristen Wilson Launches Hat Line for Little Ones

According to the proverbial saying, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”, need often encourages creative thinking in order to solve a problem at hand. An entrepreneur seeks to solve problems, not just work around them like most people in the world. There are generally alternatives that might be good enough, …

How to use Facebook Stories to encourage charitable giving

Caption a beautiful photo on Instagram and snap that pic on Snapchat. Yep, these social media apps are favorites of the younger generation, while Facebook users tend to be from all age groups. So, with this information, could the hidden gem in charity work be Facebook? With the addition of Facebook …

Go Pro and Go Home: 5 Reasons a Professional Writer is Important to Your Business

When you make the decision to create a website or blog for your business, you have a lot of choices to make.  However, one of the most important decisions you can make will be whether or not you will hire a writer or attempt to handle the task in-house.  There …

The Year of Quality Online Content Begins with Compelling Copy

It’s Time to Make it a Priority to Focus on Online Advertising Methods For online marketers, website owners, or any company with some online presence, it’s time to make it a priority to focus on online advertising methods. No matter what your product, from whitepapers for new traffic conversion incentives …

Is driver behind the widening parental leave gap a lack of rights in the gig economy?

The already low number of fathers claiming paternity leave has fallen for the first time in five years, to 213,500, down 3 percent from 221,000 last year an analysis by law firm EMW has revealed. To help encourage more men to take paternity leave, the Government launched the shared parental …

Where to Submit Short Stories: 23 Magazines and Websites That Want Your Work

Not sure where to send those great short stories you’ve written? As with writing contests and fellowships, sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin. To help you figure out where to submit short stories, we’ve put together this guide to 23 publications that publish short fiction. The list …

7 hacking prevention methods for lodging and travel websites

Having a perfectly running reservation website and management system is key to providing the kind of guest experience that helps a hotel or B&B business grow exponentially over time. In fact, most everyone makes their travel plans online, and it’s expected that your online systems are responsive and secured with the …

Bring Real-Time Cryptocurrency Rates to Your Website with coinlayer Sponsored

The cryptocurrency markets are becoming among the most closely-watched in the world. And as investor interest has grown, the need for accurate, real-time information has become imperative. When important financial decisions have to be made, they need to be based on the market conditions of the moment, along with an …

What to include in a purchase order form for your eCommerce business

Purchase orders play a vital role in money management and bookkeeping, and they should be incorporated into any small business’s company procedures. But, if you have never dealt directly with purchase order forms, you might not understand what their true value is or what should be included when designing an …

The cargo cult of modern office design

The idea of the cargo cult derives from anthropological observations made about the behaviour of societies that encounter more technologically advanced societies, especially the rituals and objects created by Pacific islanders in an attempt to attract modern goods and technology and generally earn favour with people who they thought could …

3 tips to give your online store a Valentine’s Day website makeover

When holidays roll around, it’s a great idea to decorate your shop to suit. It makes your online store feel festive and fresh and gets people in the holiday mood. If you’re prepping for February 14, this is the ideal time for a Valentine’s Day website makeover. It’s especially easy …

Mirabella Aims to Break Barriers with a ‘Fresh Face’

Beauty is a lifestyle. If you do not agree, scroll #makeupjunkie on Instagram feed, or just ask Mirabella’s new owners Layne and Miranda Coggins. While the brand adopted this philosophy in early 2014, the Coggins have vowed to embrace it; spending the first seven months of ownership improving product formulations …

Creating Impactful and Professional Business-Oriented Content

Business-oriented content is tough to write. It is not something a run-of-the-mill writing agency worth pennies can accomplish. Writing business content requires experience, dedication, knowledge and an impressive writing style. If you’re struggling to create high-quality content, follow these steps and you will be good to go. #1 Strategize No …

What Are the Best Ways Real Estate Agents Can Advertise in the New Digital Age?

There is no doubt that marketing and advertising have changed dramatically since the inception of the internet. Just a couple of decades ago, building a business or clientele base was all about print advertising, flyers, and good old-fashioned reputation, which in some industries could take decades to build. Being a …

How to educate your clients about website security basics

Website security needs to stop being viewed as an optional add-on and start being viewed as a critical element of website development, ownership and maintenance. No matter what your role, if you’re selling website services, it’s important to educate clients about website security basics. Waiting until the end of a …

Entrepreneurs Can Choose from 7 Unexpected Men’s Wedding Band Styles

When it’s time to tie the knot, more couples than ever are choosing rings that break from the traditional gold and silver to express their unique personalities. In the past, women had all the variety with countless options of styles and gems to choose from. However, recent trends are bringing …

Streamline Your Shipping Processes with the DYMO LabelWriter Wireless

Any innovation that enhances business efficiency and streamlines processes is a must-have for a home office. For the many entrepreneurs out there who have to constantly ship items (like product samples), wouldn’t it be great if there was a more efficient way to print shipping labels? Luckily, there finally is! …

Website typography basics for online businesses

First things first: What is website typography? I know the word “typography” sounds fancy, like only famous designers or college art professors would ever really know what it means, but you can understand it, too, I promise. Wikipedia defines typography as “…the art and technique of arranging type to make written …

What is web accessibility, why does it matter, and how do you get started?

In many ways, the web is a great equalizer, granting access to a treasure trove of information and connections to all who log on. But imagine for a moment that you can’t use your keyboard due to a severe tremor or paralysis and that operating your mouse is impossible. How …