Now that the holiday season has come and gone, you no longer have to worry about not getting what you really wanted because you can go out and buy it for yourself. Let’s face it, sometimes the absolute best gifts are the ones that didn’t come from Santa. But that’s okay, because the items that we truly love are often too personal to be left to the guesses of even our closest loved ones. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you have...

Although more people than ever are launching a new business from home, not many of these entrepreneurs give serious thought to the importance of SEO. It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that SEO and digital marketing are only reserved for those big-name brands that dominate a sector. However, no matter the size, scope, or sector of your home business, getting found online is always vital. SEO is now an essential business strategy for businesses of all sizes. Whether you’re a local business attracting local customers...

As a manager, there are many challenges you will face in your business. Some of these will not be a lot of fun. Some may even be very stressful and demanding on a personal level. Here are a few resources and advice to help guide you through difficult real-life situations. Firing an employee This can be one of the worst things you will have to do as a manager. Some companies even hire in specialist termination companies to handle this uncomfortable process. However, it is vital that you know how to fire an employee in a firm,...

During their younger years, a lot of people simply can’t wait to become an adult. The moment you hit an age where you can start thinking for yourself and making your own life decisions always sounds exciting. However, in adulthood, you may then often wonder how your childhood went so quickly, and why life is suddenly more about paying bills and having responsibilities. Being an adult doesn’t mean that you can’t embrace your inner child however and in fact, it’s encouraged from time to time. Do Something Impulsive A...

There are various reasons to consider a new office. Perhaps, as your workforce grows, space in your current office is increasingly at a premium. Alternatively, you might need to be closer to a thriving business hub, like a major city, where networking and making connections are both easier. Whatever your own incentives for relocating, there’s the question of whether your choice of office architecture should be classic or modern. Whichever way you go, look for the following features… Lots of light When on a viewing...

Over the past few years, businesses have been allowing their staff to adopt a more casual dress code in the workplace. As we head into 2020, it’s important to remember that employees value individuality, but business owners should also consider the impact of casual clothing on brand image and customer satisfaction. Uniforms used to be a workplace staple, particularly in the retail industry, where wearing a uniform makes employees instantly recognisable to customers. This allows customers to instantly know who to approach if...

Back when senior executives of large corporations only had to focus on earnings growth and people stayed in their jobs, it could be argued that business leadership was simpler.  Today, factors like evolving technology and labor mobility have created an environment that keeps companies on their feet and changing. In this environment, it has become increasingly important for organizations to be able to incorporate new practices that will enhance their business activity.  Having a clear vision that defines the new paths chosen...

A bit of a higher risk, but a much better return. Penny stocks can be a really good option if you are considering getting into the stock market, and even if you’re already playing the game. The important thing is to do your research. Here is some info on what penny stocks are, and where to find the best penny stocks. What are Penny Stocks? Penny stocks are inexpensive stocks for start-up companies.  While they are called penny stocks, these stocks trade from $1 up to $5. Penny stocks can be a bigger risk because it’s...

Working is a big part of your life so it makes sense that you want to be doing a job you enjoy. The truth is that anyone can get a job, but not everyone is going to be successful in their career. Learn what you can be doing that will help you to thrive in your role and get recognized by others. Continuously set goals for yourself and what’s next so that you can keep progressing and gaining new skills over the years. Avoid worrying about what others think of you and stay focused on taking the appropriate actions that will help...

By now we’ve all accepted that social media as a part of our daily lives, in fact, it could be said that we rely on social media a lot more than we did even a couple of years ago to keep up with the latest happenings around the world and that of friends and family. But do you know how these platforms magically feed its users bite-sized chunks of information that is relevant to them?  Although it may seem uncanny to see an ad pop up for airline tickets after you’ve just searched Google for a trip, there is nothing coincidental about...