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We all know that the people behind your business make a huge difference to your working culture. Your team is crucial not just to your business’s longevity, but to day to day working life too. As more and more of the workforce search for jobs that offer more than a simple 9-5, a strong company culture can help you attract and retain a team fully on board with your values. Implement real flexibility Overhauling your company culture can feel daunting, especially within larger organisations that are more used to traditional ways...

A side hustle can be a great way to boost your income at any time. Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, however, an increasing number of people have relied on side hustles in order to stabilise their household income. If your income has been cut, or your working hours have been reduced, for example, you may have used a side hustle to bring in a second income. For many people, a side hustle remains a small enterprise and a way to turn hobbies into revenue. However, a successful side hustle can easily be transformed into a fully-fledged...

Starting a side project can be exciting and super fun. Unlike the work you get paid for every month, side projects allow you to focus on your passions and do the things you’ve always dreamt about. There’s no pressure. And the sky’s the limit (if you choose the right idea and commit to it). According to a recent study by Bankrate, more than 50% of U.S millennials run side projects that give them extra cash at least once a month. Side projects are therefore more popular than ever. In a nutshell, a side project is simply...

We’ve all likely stayed later at work when we’ve been super busy or had to catch up on work, however sadly, in recent years, long working days and taking work home has become the norm for many employees. Not only is this causing employees to miss out on enjoying the pleasures of life and spending quality time with family and friends, but it might also not be worth the hassle. On average, in South Africa, workers work some of the longest work weeks at around 2,209 hours a year. 18.1% of workers worked very long work weeks of...

The UK is getting back into business. Gradually, sector by sector, we are beginning to embrace the ‘new normal’, and businesses are once again raring to go. After the most recent loosening of lockdown measures, many pubs, bars, and restaurants have opened their doors to the public again. The likelihood is that it won’t be too long before most offices will begin to reopen as well, and the 8.4 million people who were furloughed and the many working from home will return to their workplace, ready to make up for lost time.   However,...

Whether your aim is to make some quick cash or you want something more sustainable and long-term, there are lots of ways to make money online. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset and are dedicated to boosting your income, here are eight online money making ideas that you can do from the comfort of your own home. Freelance Writing One of the most popular routes to earning money online is by becoming a freelance writer. With many established writers earning up to one dollar per word, you will need to build up your portfolio...

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...