May, 2019

Demand, To Be Heard

Just two weeks ago, I was in the hospital.

Don’t worry, nothing serious. Totally routine, completely planned, in and out in a single day, surgery.

I was, however, “put under,” which means that they pay close attention to what you’re wearing, what you’ve eaten and, of course, your vital signs.

In the four hours I was there, they took my blood pressure and temperature at least five times (and that was just while I was conscious).

[Infographic] High-Street Retail Sector Exposed in New Survey

A new survey has revealed some surprising findings on the high-street retail sector. The survey, which was conducted by pop up stand supplier Display Wizard, questioned retail businesses of between 1 – 25 employees on the ups and downs of running their business.

Mainly focusing on independent stores as well as cafés, restaurants and bars, business owners were quizzed on a selection of topics from their most effective form of advertising to the biggest threats to their business. The results were compiled into the infographic below, which contains some truly surprising insights into the industry.

How to Earn an Income with a Profitable Online Side-Hustle

You might be wondering what a side-hustle is and why you want one. A side-hustle is something that you do to earn money outside of your regular job, bringing you in an additional source of income. While some people are happy to run a side-hustle as a hobby, for others it can become even more profitable than their usual job, allowing them to quit and become their own boss. If you have a business idea that you have always dreamed of doing, or would like to earn some extra money in your spare time, then starting a side-hustle might be good for you. Here is a guide on how to get started.

How Business Owners Can Prepare for Disasters

A business owner must wear many hats in order to be successful. There are employees to manage, financial decisions to be made, budgets to be balanced, and marketing efforts to approve. One thing that often goes unrecognized amidst the business and chaos is the need for a disaster preparedness plan.


You as a business owner need to ensure that your business is legally protected and prepared for all types of emergencies, from break-ins to hurricanes. Putting standards in place to ensure a safe and fair workplace for all employees, having an evacuation plan, and preparing for your business for a natural disaster are all important steps to take.

How Does User-Centered Design Improve Customer Retention?

While acquiring new customers is always one of the major goals of any business, keeping the customers that you already have is one of the most important aspects of running a company. When you’re able to retain customers effectively, it ensures a steady flow of revenue and ultimately cuts down on marketing costs, as you’ll have a loyal base that knows what they are getting from your business. One of the easier but often overlooked ways to ensure customer retention is to focus on user-centered design.

Why is Your Law Firm Not Getting Clients?

Whether your law firm has been around for years or you’re a new kid on the block, you need business to sustain you.

That said what do you do when your law firm is struggling to get clients?

While there can be a myriad of reasons to why this is, one that may in fact be hurting you is your marketing lacks punch.

7 Ways You Could Damage Your Company’s Reputation

Consumers place a great deal of trust in a brand when they buy their products and services. Unfortunately, there are numerous obstacles a company could encounter that could potentially destroy a brand’s credibility, which could lead to a considerable loss of custom.

To ensure your organization maintains a positive image in an industry, read the seven ways you could potentially damage your company’s reputation.

Tips for Smooth and Stress-Free Office Move

Work is stressful as it is without having to organize and conduct an office move. However, there are ways you can organize an office move that’s less stressful and smooth for everyone involved. Here’s what steps to take to achieve that huge feat.


Measure twice

Top Five Financial Secrets that Every Small Business Needs to Know

Running a small business is not easy, no matter what anyone tells you. Starting a company of any size means learning a lot of different concepts, from management to business tax, and everything in-between. Wearing so many different hats means learning on the job and juggling as you go, but it can be done.

How to Reset your Business Website

Depending on what kind of business website you are running through WordPress, you will probably sooner or later want to reset it in order to fix something or start over. People’s interests and span of attention are often fickle so this shouldn’t come as a surprise. If you are in one of those situations right now and you want to reset your site for the first time, it might seem like a problem. Luckily there is a completely free and easy to use solution to your problem – WP Reset plugin.