These Are the 8 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. Right Now

If you’re approaching retirement, you probably have an image of how you’ll spend your days after you leave the office, whether that’s perfecting your golf game, watching the waves, or learning a new skill. But before you can start daydreaming about retirement, there’s one essential question to answer: Where will …

7 things to consider for your eCommerce site redesign

Why worry about eCommerce site redesign? After all, your online store is live. You’re in business — have been for some time — but things could be better… Your website could be pulling more traffic, and have better engagement and higher sales. In other words, not enough people are visiting — …

How to write product descriptions that tell a story

Over the years, I’ve had a few favorite catalogs that really demonstrate how to write product descriptions. One was the Banana Republic catalog from the mid-1980s. At the time, Banana Republic was just two people — Mel and Patricia Ziegler, a husband-and-wife newspaper writer and illustrator — who specialized in …

Microsoft's xCloud brings Xbox gaming to mobile and PC, Netflix-style

At the annual E3 trade show in June, Microsoft hinted at some kind of streaming service. Now it has a name (albeit a seemingly temporary one): Project xCloud. The service is pretty much what you’d expect if you’ve been following all the chatter around game streaming. With xCloud, Xbox people …

Solidity for Beginners: A Guide to Getting Started

Solidity, a smart contracts programming language, has been a buzzword for quite some time now. This tutorial is meant for beginners ready to explore Solidity and code smart contracts. Before we begin, we’ll get the basics clear. We will begin by exploring smart contracts and their effectiveness, gradually moving on …

How to Choose Affiliates When Launching a New Content Website

The affiliate should never come first when you’re looking to create a website. Focus on keywords, get a good domain and make sure it’s a topic you understand and are comfortable writing about—don’t do it just because you can earn a big CPM or CPC. However, it is something you …

Not enough support given to employees suffering from mental ill health in the workplace

Well over half of workers do not think enough support is given to employees suffering from mental ill health in the workplace, as according to research released today by Personal Group a startling 39 percent of respondents said their workplace does not offer any mental health support for employees. And …

Do You Need to Know React as a WordPress Developer?

This article on whether you need to know React as a WordPress developer was originally published by Torque Magazine, and is reproduced here with permission. The new WordPress content editing system Gutenberg will be powering the WordPress post editor in WordPress 5.0. Gutenberg is a “block-based” editor. When creating content, …

Translating startup-speak for the corporate buyer

Perry Hewitt Contributor Share on Twitter Perry Hewitt works at the intersection of marketing, technology, and mission-driven organizations. Startups salivate at the prospect of entering the enterprise – and for good reason. The enterprise is rife with legacy systems and circuitous processes that frustrate employees and hinder results — and …

Khosla GP Ben Ling is raising his own VC fund and it’s called Bling Capital

Ben Ling has filed to raise up to $60 million for a new fund called Bling Capital. Bling has long been Ling’s nickname both professionally and among friends. The early Facebook executive is still a general partner at Khosla Ventures, the firm confirmed this morning. We’ve reached out to Ling …

9 Quick and Easy SEO Tips for Small Businesses

SEO is essential for your online marketing strategy, and it can get you in the top ranking of search engines. SEO is indispensable for small businesses because, at this time, the increasing competition has made it hard to reach your target audience. By implementing SEO strategies, search engines like Google …

Corporations must harness prop tech to adapt to new ways of work

The world of work will continue to evolve in 2019, and corporations must find ways to adapt their office real estate. That is the conclusion of a new piece of research by flexible workplace provider Abintra. Published in a new report, the study highlights how corporations are struggling to manage office space …

Coding for SEO: A simple guide to search engine optimization (SEO) through development

Many articles talk about search engine optimization (SEO) as though it’s a simple matter. In reality, coding for SEO is vital, but it does require time and skill. However, we purposely use the word “skill” to describe this process, because it’s completely teachable and doesn’t take (much) wizardry to implement. …

Madd Love Beauty Salon and Spa: A Young Entrepreneur’s Dream Come True

Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Bill Gates and Paul Allen had not launched Microsoft, or if Walt Disney didn’t create Mickey Mouse? What if Steve Jobs had thought Apple to be just another invention? Our so-called advanced world would have been entirely different. So is the …

Why you need to create a social media strategy now for the holidays

  Is it just me, or do the winter holidays seem as though they get here faster and faster each year? Momma said that would happen as I got older, but that’s not really the point of this article. The point is that we should start preparing our social media …

Khloe Kardashian’s Brand Just Invented a Completely New Clothing Size — and There’s a Fascinating Reason Why

Khloe Kardashian’s clothing company, Good American, is starting to sell jeans in a size that straddles the line between straight and plus sizes — a fashion first that will continue the brand’s size-inclusive mantra. And it turns out the inspiration for Good American to create the first-ever size 15 option …

Home Office Improvement: 5 Tips on How to Use Painting Guns

Painting your home or office is an essential aspect that should not be overlooked. This aspect always adds value to your building, thus improving its functionality. This means that you should consider using high-quality paints, which can provide thicker and longer-lasting protection against elements. While in the process of your …

Electrical and Gas Installations in Bars and Restaurants: Do Yours Comply?

If you are a bar or restaurant owner or you are thinking about opening one, you should know that the electricity and gas installations in a bar or restaurant are regulated. You may have started setting up your business from home, but now it’s time to grow into a commercial …

Why Do Employers Require a Drug Test During the Hiring Process?

Many companies require a drug test during the hiring process to screen their applicants thoroughly. For some, these tests are conditions that must be met by an employee to proceed with the qualification stage. Workplace drug testing is mostly common among companies because they believe that with their staff away …

Importance of Profit and Loss Statements of Your Business

Business fundamentals that are very important to your success in business involve the financial side of your venture. This is the profit and the loss. Balance sheet and cash flow statements are the two important statements that help in evaluating the progress of the business each month, but the profit …

How to Communicate Your Brand Through Your Online Bio

For entrepreneurs, the elevator pitch is everything. Your digital elevator pitch is your online bio, whether it’s your social media profile or website tagline. What do you do to be sure your online bio captures the essence of your brand? Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the …