How eCommerce business owners prep for global sales during the holidays

When it comes to running an eCommerce business, the holiday selling season can be a real challenge — and a profit-booster, provided you prep accordingly. I asked four eCommerce CEOs a handful of questions about how they plan, prepare and execute global sales during holiday crunch time. Meet the CEOs …

Improving Performance Perception with Pingdom and GTmetrix

This article is part of a series on building a sample application — a multi-image gallery blog — for performance benchmarking and optimizations. (View the repo here.) In this article, we’ll analyze our gallery application using the tools we explained in the previous guide, and we’ll look at possible ways …

A Record 68.5 Million People in the World Were Forcibly Displaced by the End of 2017, U.N. Says

Every two seconds, someone in the world was forcibly displaced in 2017, according to a new report by the U.N. Refugee Agency. Due to wars, violence and persecution, 68.5 million people were forced to flee their homes by the end of 2017 — a record high and a trend that …

Interview with Elisa Castagna: A Survivor’s Guide to Working from Home

It isn’t always easy working from home. Despite hating homework in our childhoods, homeworking is now considered the modern day employee’s dream. But is it as cushy as it seems? There are so many traps to fall into, from staying in bed too long to telling yourself you’ll start work …

Do You Have What It Takes To Work From Home? These Are The Top Traits Employers Look For In Remote Workers

You know you want to work from home. And you’re pretty sure you have what it takes to be a remote worker. But did you know that there are a specific set of traits that employers look for when making remote hiring decisions? It’s true! Because remote work is a …