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Secure software development is a must in today’s digital age if you want to stay competitive. Innovative technology is at the forefront of business decisions across nearly every industry. You have an online flower shop? Tech is your gateway to growth. You founded a fashion ecommerce platform? Technology can give you a competitive edge. Every business can deliver greater options, products, and/or services to consumers with the technology available today. Development professionals and the DevOps tools they utilize are at the...

The world of employment is changing for everyone. Whether you’re actively engaged in the gig economy or not, this new culture of flexible working will have an impact on you and the amount of tax you pay. The gig economy is defined as “a labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs”. It can be recognised in the likes of rideshare apps like Uber and food delivery services such as Deliveroo. As of 2019, there are approximately 4.7 million workers in the...

April 20th (4/20) is the biggest day of the year for cannabis retailers around the country. This is for good reason as the legend of “Weed Day” traces its roots back to the early 1970s. However, Weed Day 2020 is bound to be different than years past – especially as lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic remain in force. As such, many in the cannabis industry are bracing for a heavier than usual day of online orders. While this will make it easier for retailers to thrive during this time of uncertainty, it also creates...

The best way to make money these days is by running your own business. And the best way to do so is by having an online business. According to statistics, 55% of the people will search online before buying goods. As such it makes sense to have  a business online, but the question is, is it profitable. Is It A Good Idea To Have An Online Business? At first glance, having an online business looks like a walk in the park. But this isn’t the case, it takes whole lot to run a successful and profitable online business. To...

Dark nights and mornings aren’t just unpleasant and make it difficult to get out of bed, but they cause our bodies to feel lethargic and our mood plummet. So, what is it that causes one in three Brits to feel down in the dark winter months, and what can we do to combat it in our workplace? SAD: what is it? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a depression primarily caused by the lack of natural light. It is associated with the late autumn and winter months. This occurs when your body’s internal clock and your brain and...

Corporation tax is taxable annual profit from companies operating in that country, comparable to income tax that individual citizens pay. In general, it has been reported that large developed countries have higher corporate tax rates than developing countries, as business requires a stable environment to contribute to, whether it’s a business selling invoicing software or a hairdressers. However, according to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), corporate tax has fallen across 88 countries from high...

2016’s statistics have found that 3.7 million commuters travel for around two hours or more everyday whilst getting to work — public transport, walking, cycling, driving, or a combination. As well as this trek to work, many men are wearing a suit, which is undoubtedly uncomfortable whilst traveling for a considerable amount of time. Here, we’ll take a look at what steps you can take to avoid ruining your suit for work. A suit made for the commute Your work suit shouldn’t be your go-to-wedding suit. Look out for the signs...

Whether you have made investments before or if you are just about to start purchasing shares for the first time, you might already be aware of the fact that the stock market can be a fickle friend. Because of all the factors that go into the increase or decrease in the value of stocks, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to investing and how much is a good amount to start with. This is where an asset manager can come into play and take that uncertainty away for you. Trusting an asset manager to look after your...

Spend too much on social media and in front of your computer screen and you may indeed increase the risk of developing depression and anxiety. However, it’s now proven that technology can also have positive outcomes on our mental wellbeing too – even in our busy digital world. These days, many of us have turned to apps like Headspace, Calm and Stop, Breathe & Think for support with a number of mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. The office is main source of stress for adults in the UK, as revealed...

Employees are the lifeblood of any organization.  For small businesses in particular, hiring and retaining the right team is essential to keeping operations moving seamlessly.  Unlike large companies, small businesses usually don’t have an HR team dedicated to creating performance rewards or flexible working schemes.  What small businesses lack in resources, however, they make up for in engagement.  Having a smaller staff means owners know their staff on a more personal level. This way, they can really understand their day-to-day...