Category Archive: Business

7 Killer Tips for Logo Design

7 Killer Tips for Logo Design

Designing a logo is simple, right? Think again. There’s more to crafting a brand’s visual identity than just placing a name in a square and calling it a day. Logo designers are in high demand, and it’s for good reason — a logo is often a company’s first impression, one that can impact a customer’s […]
Do we really need an International Women in ICT Day?

Do we really need an International Women in ICT Day?

As technology advances in the coming years, we can fully expect Britain to be pushing the boundaries of innovation. After all, we invented the World Wide Web, and ARM architecture, and the Dyson, and Heston Blumenthal. We’ve proved that the UK isn’t just some adorable village in which vicars on bicycles deliver glass milk bottles […]
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Young Workers

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Young Workers

The first of January is quickly approaching, and many individuals have already drawn up their list of New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, exercising more, and even being nicer to people are popular pledges to begin the new year, but what about improving your career? Each year, staffing firm Spherion conducts an Emerging Workforce Study, a survey of […]
Business Networks 2014: Disrupt And Conquer

Business Networks 2014: Disrupt And Conquer

Companies plugged into the Networked Economy en masse in 2013. And in 2014, they’ll supercharge their efforts. Leveraging business networks, they’ll harness the insights and intelligence of entire communities to break down the barriers to collaboration and enable new processes that drive innovation and competitive advantage. But these aren’t your father’s networks. They’re smarter, faster and more […]
5 Tips for Changing Careers on a Budget

5 Tips for Changing Careers on a Budget

Sometimes it takes a long time to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and that’s OK. Whether it’s a newly-discovered passion, previous job burnout or a change in location, workers across the country are itching for a career change. According to a recent survey conducted by the University of Phoenix, over half […]
Is Your Small Business Getting All It Can from the Federal Government?

Is Your Small Business Getting All It Can from the Federal Government?

I have a love-hate relationship with webinars. First, I love them because often they offer practical information in a time-efficient manner. Then there are two dimensions to my hatred; and yes, “hate” is overstating it a bit. First, many of the best webinars are rather expensive and second, while the free webinars often include good […]
How to Lower Your Site’s Bounce Rate

How to Lower Your Site’s Bounce Rate

On the Internet, a high bounce rate is the kiss of death — and a sure sign that your website and marketing strategy need a major overhaul. In order to better understand and analyze the success of your marketing campaigns, there are a plethora of web analytics tools to measure everything from time spent on […]
If You’re Ready to Take on the World, Focus Is Key to Global Success

If You’re Ready to Take on the World, Focus Is Key to Global Success

Whether you sell digital downloads or designer diapers, there’s a big wide world out there full of opportunities. It has never been easier for small and medium sized businesses to reach a global marketplace and attain global success. It’s not just theory, it’s actually happening. In 2011, export sales from from businesses with under 500 employees […]
Need a Great Business Idea? Start With a Blank Piece of Paper

Need a Great Business Idea? Start With a Blank Piece of Paper

A blank piece of paper (or, in today’s technology-driven world, a blank document) can be a pretty intimidating sight. The pressure to be creative and fill the page with original ideas is often overwhelming for entrepreneurs, leading them to become frustrated and give up on their projects, especially if that project is coming up with […]
RBS unveils plan for £38bn internal bad bank

RBS unveils plan for £38bn internal bad bank

(Financial Times) — Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday announced plans to transfer £38bn of its riskiest loans into an internally managed bad bank, with the aspiration of running down the portfolio within the next three years. The part nationalised bank said the move — designed to clean up its balance sheet and position it on […]