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[ 23 Jan 2019 | No Comment ]

By Daniel Whytock, Down Your High Street
Despite advances in digital technology Amazon is investing in high street brick and mortar stores. This sounds positive for the future of the high street. Consumers want the best of both online and offline shopping which means they are looking for convenience, choice, a varied, interesting range of shops and businesses.
The future is with omni-channel retail that seamlessly integrates digital technology. This is a key ingredient for high street survival.
However, retail tech is moving very quickly so high street retailers need to move fast …

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[ 30 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

By Dave Millett, Equinox
Over the 40 years I have been in the telecoms industry a lot has changed, including the pace of change! And I have no doubt that there are plenty more changes on the horizon.
Back in the late 1970s – none of the elements that we all take for granted in our personal and work lives existed.   There were no mobiles; the only computers were mainframes the size of a small aircraft-hanger and it was still 10 years before Tim Berners-Lee would conceive the internet.  Even basic features …

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[ 21 Nov 2018 | No Comment ]

More business owners are swapping rigid 9-5 schedules and traditional office environments in favour of flexible space and remote working as an option for saving costs, retaining employees and encouraging a healthy work-life balance. With this in mind, Instant Offices investigates what industries are leading the way for remote working and how to overcome the typical challenges of managing a remote team.
A 2016 study conducted by Vodafone involving 8,000 global employees and employers found that three-quarters of companies worldwide have already switched to flexible working options. 61% believe that it had increased …

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[ 27 Oct 2018 | No Comment ]

The crypto revolution has really taken off in the last few years. As the stunning success of Bitcoin has been followed by the likes of Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash, more and more people have started taking an interest in these currencies. Those who work from home are ideally situated to get involved in this exciting new type of investment. Read on to find out why this is the case and how should you proceed if you plan to invest in digital coins?
Who is the Typical Crypto Investor?
First of all, who …

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[ 25 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

As at the end of 2017, 33.4 million buyers had bought things through the handmade and vintage marketplace, Etsy. So, if you offer products under those categories for sale via this peer-to-peer e–commerce platform, it can help expose your shop to an enormous built-in base of buyers.
There are several categories with an impressiveperformance on Etsy, for instance, jewelry, clothing, baby products, digital prints, craft supplies, and tech accessories categories. If you want to join over 1.8 million active sellers on Etsy from all over, who sell more than 40 million items, read on …

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[ 20 Sep 2018 | No Comment ]

Now that there are approximately 3.2 billion people using the internet, there’s never been a better time for creative people to get on the web and start making some extra cash. The way that people launch companies and sell products is changing drastically, and there’s practically no limit on what you can achieve, even if you don’t have a lot of resources to get you started.
There are so many different ways to make money offline, and even more ways to make money online that it’s hard to know where to …

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[ 20 Aug 2018 | No Comment ]
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Purchases resulting from organic search are something that is available to every business owner, but a little knowledge can help you improve how your business makes the most of this strategy. Here are five simple dos and don’ts to help you make the most of organic search:
 
DO: Create relevant and quality content to match each stage of the buying cycle, taking your potential purchaser from information seeking to decision making to purchase.
DON’T: just create content at random or for the sake of filling pages. Have a strategy and make content …

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[ 19 Jul 2018 | One Comment ]

Playing games for many is rarely seen as anything other than a fun hobby. However, if you’ve ever tried completing Dark Souls or nailing every challenge in Myst you will understand skill and dedication involved. More and more teens see gaming as their potential future. This value should be rewarded and Dean Anderson, Gamestatix believes that it won’t be too long before it’s possible for every player to make a living just by playing video games.
Value shared and rewarded
Developers need dedicated players with the insight and experience to review their …

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[ 9 Jul 2018 | No Comment ]

By John Auckland, TribeFirst
No one can deny that the social and political landscape is changing. Driven by the digital revolution and gathering pace as the number of so-called ‘digital natives’ reach adulthood, this paradigm shift is a result of society shunning traditional leadership models and preferring direct connection instead of intermediation. It’s because of this shift that crowdfunding was born, and the effects it’s having on society are far more profound than many realise.
I’ve been bold enough to state in the past that I believe all good ideas will be …

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[ 16 May 2018 | No Comment ]

If you’re a mom who likes to blog and be on social media, there’s more to just clicking share and post.  You can actually increase your blog’s brand awareness by planning out a solid social marketing strategy. With its growing span, business applications and uses, social media is a powerful marketing arsenal that could be the backbone of your blog’s road to monetization.
As a hip mom who already has valuable blog content to boot, all you need is an effective social media strategy to get a solid following and a …