How to Stay Focused and Productive as a Freelancer

March 14, 2019

For some freelancers, churning out work and keeping focused comes easy. For others, it’s a living nightmare. If you find yourself struggling and wasting hours on social media, all hope isn’t lost. Before you give up on freelancing and go back to that office job, try these tips to get back on track. Establish Structure Many people choose freelancing for its freedom. What’s better than waking up at noon and…


IT Transformation is Business Transformation! Why? How?

March 13, 2019

Author: Ravi Vishnubhotla, Senior Technical Architect (Insurance – FSI) Today, IT transformation (IT Strategy/Application Portfolio Rationalization) has become synonymous with business transformation. In this post discusses why has this happened and how can it be achieved. Why is IT Transformation same as Business Transformation today?As part of IT Transformation, businesses and clients go through IT strategy for 3-5 years to replace their existing legacy technology with newer or better technology. IT Transformation is…


The Power of Purpose: How Taking a Stand Helps Brands to Win Customer’s Hearts (and Business)

February 3, 2019

Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S., with more than 116 million people hitting the shops in search of a great deal. But REI, an outdoor clothing and equipment brand, does Black Friday differently to other retailers. For the fourth year in a row, REI closed its doors on Black Friday 2018, giving every one of its 12,000 employees the day off to enjoy…


Apply These 5 Secrets for Getting a Loan and Surviving in a Bear Market

January 31, 2019

Finding a loan is an important part of getting up and running or staying on track through the ups and downs of owning a small business. Well over half of entrepreneurs recently reported they weren’t sure they had enough cash to even start their businesses. Small Business Trends got in touch with Krista Morgan, CEO and co-founder of P2Binvestor, to find out if and how small business can get a…


25 great gifts for travelers — from $400 custom Bose headphones to $16 TSA-compliant cocktail kits

December 3, 2018

Samantha Lee / Business Insider The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. For those who are always on the road, the right gift can help make life easier, more comfortable, or more efficient. From luggage and backpacks to plane-friendly workwear and headphones, this gift guide has the perfect travel gifts for any…


Re-Tree gives mature trees a second chance

November 30, 2018

Photo: Re-Tree Mature trees and shrubs are assets that require a significant amount to time to create, so it is natural to wince at times when a project calls for the removal of one. More often than not, these plants are unfortunately destroyed to make way for new construction or the renovation of a space. Yet Re-Tree, a new operating division of Green Acres Tree Farm, Inc. based in Pontiac,…


Mark Your Calendar! QuickBooks Event Coming Nov. 6

November 28, 2018

One of the benefits of learning from an industry expert when it comes to a particular application is you get insights not included in the manual. This is what Scott Gregory is going to provide with his webinar on Nov. 6, 2018. Starting at 11:00 AM (EST) Gregory will impart his 30+ years of experience about job costing on QuickBooks. The one and half hour webinar is going to give…


LiveChat’s New Community Platform Helps Your Business Offer Better Customer Service

November 18, 2018

LiveChat has launched a Community to connect customers with other users, experts, and developers. The goal is to provide a platform in which customers can find answers and tips by facilitating the exchange of information about LiveChat products. The company has created the LiveChat Community not only as a resource customers can access anytime, but to also gain insight into what their needs are. This includes improving customer support by…


Practical marketing practices: When, where and what you need to post

November 9, 2018

Photo: Pixabay This is part two in a two-part series. Click here to read part one. Nothing substantial to post For landscaping companies that mainly perform lawn mowing services, there could be the perception that you have nothing substantial or worth posting. This, Ewan McNeill, director of marketing with LMN Software, says, is completely false. The process of mowing might not be what some would consider “beautiful” but the end results…


The ins and outs of introducing a drug-free workplace program

November 6, 2018

When you think of substance abuse, you may picture it occurring in some shady back alley, but you might be surprised at how often drug usage carries over into the workplace. Approximately 70 percent of illicit drug users and 80 percent of heavy alcohol users are gainfully employed, and most don’t realize they have a problem, according to safety specialists. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse…