Don’t stand so close to me: why personal space matters in the workplace

As successive BCO Specification Guides and the research of organisations like CoreNet Global have proved, the spatial dynamics of offices have changed dramatically in recent years. Put simply, the modern office serves significantly more people per square foot than ever before. Originally this tightening was largely down to the growing …

Smarten Up Your Office With The JBL Link 300 Voice-Activated Speaker With Built-In Google Assistant

Many home-based entrepreneurs love listening to music throughout the workday, as it helps keep them motivated and focused on the tasks at hand. Business owners are also always looking for new ways to make their offices more efficient, in turn enhancing their own productivity. Now, there is a whole new …

Changing Lives in Chattanooga – Oasis Jumpstart Provides Food, Education & Hope

The Oasis Jumpstart Program brings healthy food and science-based nutrition education to underserved neighborhoods across the country. The post Changing Lives in Chattanooga – Oasis Jumpstart Provides Food, Education & Hope appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies. Written by PlantPure Communities. Source: Nutritionstudies Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What is upselling and how can you do it without scaring away your customers?

What is upselling? Well, there are certain terms and questions that invoke a slightly dirty feeling. Upselling — a classic salesperson’s technique — is one of them. However, the reality is it can become a vital part of your aftercare and overall sales strategy. Of course, your goal should always …

10 New Year’s marketing strategies for your health and fitness business

New Year’s Day and the months that follow are the busiest and most lucrative time of the year for most health and fitness businesses — from gyms to health supplement distributors. Do you have your New Year’s marketing strategy in place yet? Need to be convinced? Roughly 21 percent of …

Facilities managers are smarter and more data driven than ever

Facilities managers are responding to a range of macro influences such as changing demographics, the uptake of flexible working, new technology and social change by adopting a new way of looking at the workplace, claims a new report from CBRE.  The report claims to identify the major trends in facilities …

Light Up Your Workspace With Bellacor’s Versatile Koncept Z-Bar Slim Black LED Desk Lamp

As business owners, we need office essentials that help us maximize productivity each work day. Every element of our office contributes to how productive we are each day, especially the lighting we use. For example, too harsh of lighting can cause stress but too low of lighting can cause eye …

How to Apply CSS3 Transforms to Background Images

CSS transformations are really cool, but they don’t yet apply to background images. This article presents a neat workaround for those times when you really do want to rotate a background image, or to keep a background image fixed while its container element is rotate. This article was updated in …

5 Tips to Using Technology for Marketing

Technology has taken the world by storm and revolutionized how things are done at individual and business levels. It has simplified many processes often undertaken by individuals and changed how businesses operate. With the advent of the internet came many advances in business processes. The internet supports faster communication, access …

How the Trade War Affects Ecommerce and the U.S. Economy

On July 6 the United States placed tariffs — ranging from 10 percent on imported aluminum to 25 percent on steel — on trading partners around the world. The European Union, Canada, China, and Mexico have all implemented retaliatory tariffs on American goods. These tariffs concentrate on agricultural and food …

Landscaping logos: Design a killer logo for your landscaping business

IBIS estimates that there are more than 500,000 businesses operating within the $82-billion-per-year landscape services industry. And while starting a landscaping business requires very little upfront capital, owners are likely to face intense competition as consumers looking for landscaping services have many options available and there’s often very little differentiation between …

What Are the Main Drawbacks of Owning a Home-Based Business?

Nowadays, most people dream about having a home-based business but the truth is that this is not for everyone. The truth is that many home businesses find success but most are going to fail or will settle at a mediocre level. Owners rarely anticipate the numerous headaches that can appear, …

5 Steps Businesses Can Take to Defend Themselves Against Fraud

Businesses in the UK lose £273,972 every minute to fraud. Businesses can take these 5 steps to defend themselves. UK Businesses lose £144 billion per year to fraud. The research carried out by Solution Loans shows that whilst collectively private citizens are victims of fraud, the value of frauds are …

Riskified prevents fraud on your favorite e-commerce site

Meet Riskified, an Israel-based startup that has raised $64 million in total to fight online fraud. The company has built a service that helps you reject transactions from stolen credit cards and approve more transactions from legitimate clients. If you live in the U.S., chances are you know someone who …

How successful clients build successful businesses

Since financial success (i.e. profit) ensures your business can stay open and running, most business owners naturally spend a great deal of time thinking about how they can make their own businesses more successful. What most business owners often fail to consider is their clients success play a huge roll …

29 Awesome Tools for Web Designers & Developers

This article was created in partnership with Mekanism. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. We’re always on the lookout for the best web tools and services available for designers and developers. Which resources should we be using? Most customers don’t need a website built from scratch …

How to start a consulting business on a $0 budget

With technology changing where and how we work, freelance businesses are growing by the day. If you’ve ever wondered how to start a consulting business of your own, you’re far from alone. For instance, in the U.K. where I’m from, 96 percent of our businesses are considered micro businesses and …

New Year, New Home Office: Enhance Your Spinal Health & Productivity With The Ergonomic X-Chair

As home business owners, we spend hours and hours staying stationary while typing away at our computers every day. That said, it is pertinent to choose comfortable office chairs that place a great focus on ergonomics and chiropractic health in order to prevent future spinal issues. Luckily, there is finally …

Heading West: Sometimes a Change of Location Is a Great Idea

When we think of “the West”, we often envision cowboys, cattle, and campfires. Cool nights in the mountains and freshwater streams where we can fish, swim, and enjoy a great day. This image is what has led many businesses to relocate to the Western States! The open air, bustling commerce, …