Archive for the “Business” Category

Why Unreliable Website Hosting Could Kill Your Business

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Reliability isn’t a sexy subject. It’s rarely the top priority when looking for a new car, and it’s unlikely to affect which way you swipe on a dating app. Yet unreliability can be a deal-breaker for all sorts of things. It may even lead to the death of an online business if that company relies…

Tips For Building A Successful Online Store

Posted on April 10th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

In the final quarter of 2017, $119 billion was spent in ecommerce stores across the States. And although that’s only 9% of total retail sales over the same period, online shopping is clearly here to stay. Crowded Marketplace Unfortunately, so are your competitors. They have a head start over you, with established customer bases and…

Project Management Tools For Remote-Working Teams

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Until a few years ago, working on a project with colleagues required endless update meetings and round-robin email chains. Thankfully those days are now behind us. The arrival of cloud computing has seen a variety of project management tools being launched. These platforms are ideal for remote-working teams to collaborate, providing real-time updates on individual…

The Midphase Guide To Becoming A Vlogger

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

In the beginning, there was the blog. And it was good. So good that amateur bloggers quickly saturated the market, while every marketing-focused brand launched a blog on its company website or through social media accounts. As attention spans dwindled and audience fatigue set in, video blogging rose to prominence. It’s safe to say that…

Is Tesla About To Lead The Charge In A New Micro-Industry?

Posted on December 8th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Tesla, the American company leading the charge (forgive the pun) in automobile and electrical innovation, announced a new line of semi trucks at a launch event on November 16 in Hawthorne California. The launch wasn’t just one of CEO Elon Musk’s highly orchestrated events (though it was, as always, that too). Rather, Musk used the…

Medium’s Many Pivots

Posted on November 11th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

The startup world has always been enamored with the idea of “the pivot”—or recognizing a previously unseen business opportunity and adapting your company’s offering to serve that, rather than stick to your original mission. It’s easy to see why this concept has gained traction in the Valley. Startups pride themselves on being nimble and agile,…

How To Attract International Customers

Posted on September 26th, 2017 by Neil Cumins

There are 195 countries in the world, and chances are your business is currently only targeting one of them at the moment. With Americans only comprising around 4% of the world’s population, it’s easy to see potential markets being missed south of the Rio Grande and north of the International Boundary. Risk-averse (or apathetic) entrepreneurs…

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Customer Complaints

Posted on August 8th, 2017 by Neil Cumins

Regardless of how effectively you run your business, customer complaints are unfortunately inevitable. From IT gremlins to intermediaries letting you down, a 100 percent satisfaction rating is unsustainable as a business grows. And while most customers will quietly drift away to competitors, roughly five per cent will provide you with a second chance by registering…

Ready To Up Your HR Game?

Posted on August 4th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Attracting and retaining high-level talent is a crucial component of any startup or mid-sized business’s success. However, that is, in many ways, much easier said than done. Now that jobs are posted online and applicants can apply for a job with a click of a mouse rather than traipse to the post office to send…

Can a CEO Make or Break All?

Posted on July 14th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

After months of scandals and bad PR, it wasn’t particularly surprising when Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down from his post indefinitely in June. The move came at the demand of five of the company’s investors, all of whom insisted the CEO—who also helped found the company—was not helping revive the company’s tarnished image, but…

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