How to use WooCommerce to make money on WordPress

Monetizing your WordPress site with an eCommerce plugin seems like a no-brainer. You sell stuff, right? When people think of eCommerce, they often connect it most with online stores that sell products. It could be some local shop that sells hummingbird feeders online, or a large popular retailer. But the …

Stickers: The Portable Branding Solution Your Business Needs

With coffee shops and communal spaces in vogue as our new workplaces, entrepreneurs and small business owners should consider portable branding as part of their marketing toolkit. And, what better tool than the sticker? It is a medium that can attract, acquire and engage one’s target audience with the ultimate …

Trump tweets 'Game of Thrones' reference to announce Iran sanctions and this is hell

Is this real life? It appears Donald Trump, former reality TV host and current President of the United States, just announced plans to impose sanctions against Iran on Nov. 5, via a fake Game of Thones-esque poster on Twitter. WHAT? Truly what? pic.twitter.com/nk2vKvHuaL — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, …

Neither bosses nor staff feel confident about future UK business environment

Two new reports published this week, show a lack of confidence amongst employers and employees within the UK business environment. The latest data in Gartner’s Global Talent Monitor report shows employee confidence in near-term business conditions and long-term economic prospects reaching an index score of 55.6 for the last quarter …

Majority of British workers prepared to turn down job without flexible working option

A new survey from IWG claims that UK businesses without a flexible working policy risk losing out on top talent. IWG’s Global Workplace Survey claims that 80 percent of workers in the UK would choose a job which offered flexible working over a job that didn’t and that 73 percent …

Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks soar

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor International growth, primarily in China, fuels the VC market today Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018 A few months ago, Crunchbase News reported that a longstanding period of SaaS investment stagnation …

Turning Point: The Journey, Episode 16

The Journey, a Social Media Examiner production, is an episodic video documentary that shows you what really happens inside a growing business. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsuostD12rs Watch The Journey: Episode 16 Episode 16 of The Journey follows Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner, as he continues to pursue what many will see …

Four day working week could become a reality soon, claims report

  A four-day working week could become a reality this century, according to the general secretary of the Trade Union Congress and a new TUC report. In a key speech to the TUC’s annual congress set to be delivered later today, Frances O’Grady will call for firms to use technology in …

4 steps to better content on your restaurant’s Instagram

If your restaurant’s Instagram profile isn’t set up to elevate your online presence, reach new customers and engage your loyal fans, then you’re missing out. With more and more businesses joining the platform, and 1 billion users worldwide — most of them 18 to 34 years old in the U.S. — your …

Understanding What Goes into the Business of Cryptocurrency Mining

It seems like the kind of business that is perfect for those who like to work from home but still have that entrepreneurial spark. After all, at first glance, mining cryptocurrency might seem as easy as setting up a computer, doing a little math, and watching the coins roll in …

London remains top gateway city in the world for commercial property investors

London maintained its position as the top city for global real estate investment in 2018, according to research published today by JLL. The report claims that investors continue to favour cities they are familiar with and that have well-established investment markets and high levels of transparency. Well-known, large gateway cities …

How to use Instagram Stories to showcase your salon or spa services

Instagram Stories are taking over the social media world. In fact, according to Business Insider, Instagram Stories boasts over twice as many daily users as Snapchat, clocking in at 400 million. With this much daily usage, you can bet there is a place for you and your salon or spa …

Crowdfunding Campaign to Unseat Susan Collins in 2020 Surges Past $3 Million

A crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $3 million to unseat Sen. Susan Collins in 2020 after she voted on Saturday to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Although the campaign began in mid-September, after Collins announced that she would support Kavanaugh Friday in a 45 minute-long speech, donations …

7 videos of people setting their Thanksgiving turkeys on fire

Nothing screams Thanksgiving like a deep-fryer fire and a charred turkey. We’re not talking a little smoke either. There are people out there whose fryers and ovens have been engulfed in flames on the biggest food holiday of the year.   If you’re looking for reasons to be grateful this …

You Can Make Some Quick Cash on Election Day By Being a Poll Worker. Here’s How Much It Pays

Rachel Noble took Election Day off work, but she won’t be sleeping in or catching up on Netflix. From 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 6, she’ll be volunteering as a poll worker. With a Monster Energy drink in hand, Noble will work a 15-hour day at a nearby …

Facebook’s plan to let companies it buys live independently is over

Mark Zuckerberg was quick to realize that Facebook, the largest social network in the world, doesn’t have a monopoly on all users nor can it bank on holding its position as top dog forever. Thus he instituted a policy of buying up promising rivals and integrating them into the Facebook …

Employee use of apps at work puts their organisation at risk of cyber-attack

Workers continued use of unapproved apps in the office, including Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, to communicate with colleagues as well as friends and family is putting their organisations at risk of cyber-attack, new research suggests. Four in ten employees (41 percent) admit to using Instagram for more than two …

How KPIs Benefit a Small Business in the Long Term

By Ravi Kumar Gupta Employee satisfaction, great customer service and good office organization are the goals every business is trying to achieve. These are also known as key performance indicators (KPIs) and are an essential part of successful businesses, as they are “a set of measures focusing on those aspects …

SwiftKey taps Microsoft Translator for real-time translations in more than 60 languages

Microsoft-owned mobile keyboard company SwiftKey has announced a new translation feature in its Android app, one that leverages Microsoft Translator to convert your mobile messages into more than 60 languages. For the uninitiated, SwiftKey is a popular keyboard app for smartphones that enables users to type more quickly on touchscreens — it …

Preparing Your Content for the Extended Reality (XR) Future

This article on preparing for the XR future was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. You’ve probably heard rumblings in the tech industry around the innovations in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality. These mediums can broadly be defined as Extended Reality or XR. …

Older workers would like more flexible working opportunities

  A survey carried out on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has found that the majority of workers aged over 50 would ‘welcome more flexibility’ in the workplace. The survey, which polled more than 12,000 workers over the age of 50, revealed that 78 …

Employees think Internet of Things will be most important workplace technology trend

A team from Savills’ flexible office platform Workthere has predicted the top five tech trends we’re likely to see arriving into offices across the UK in 2019. Supporting the research, Workthere also completed a survey of 2,000 office workers to find out their views on the future of workplace technology …