3 Things To Do When You Feel Like You’re In Over Your Head At Work

It’s not uncommon for people to occasionally feel more stress than normal regarding their job. But in most instances, this stress eventually subsides once that deadline passes or that presentation is over. However, some people may come to find that they feel like they’ve bitten off more than they can chew when it comes to their current job. They may be unqualified or ill equipped or simply unsure about how to proceed in that position. When this happens, it can be paralyzing to your self esteem and your career.

Work stress

So to help you move through this, here are three things you should do when you feel like you’re in over your head at work.…

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Should Small Businesses Adopt Cryptocurrencies?

The ongoing buzz around cryptocurrencies and what they could do for businesses in the future is one that doesn’t look to be dying down any time soon. One of the hot topics in the discussion currently, however, is whether or not small businesses should start to accept cryptocurrencies as payments in the near future. Here, we’re exploring exactly that.

Bitcoin accepted here

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An Introduction To Cryptocurrencies

By definition, a cryptocurrency is a digital currency that relies on encryption techniques to regulate and verify transactions, transfers and the generation of new ‘coins’. This means that the currency should be decentralised, operating entirely separate to any companies, institutions or banks which not only increases security and reduced risk of fraud, but also provide a fast, efficient and low-cost method of payments and transactions.…

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Ways on How Web Hosting Affects SEO Business

Many entrepreneurs don’t consider choosing the best web host because they don’t realize the impact this could have on business. If you are running an SEO business, you need to invest in quality hosting. With the competition in the SEO field gradually soaring, it could prove difficult to make meaningful progress if your choice of a hosting provider is not the best.

Web hosting for SEO business

To help you see what you could get from choosing the right web host, here are ways in which a good hosting provider will affect your SEO business.

Uptime or availability

While running an SEO business, one of the channels of marketing you could be using is search engine marketing.…

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4 Reasons why Small Business Entrepreneurs should start Blogging

For a business, promoting the product or service is the biggest task that can take away a large part of the investment. This investment cannot be afforded by small businesses which majorly rely on online promotion methods. One of the most effective ways for promoting your product or service is by blogging.

Blogging for business

Yes, blogging when combined with social media will help small business in promoting to wider audience. Unfortunately, many small businesses don’t consider blog effective because:

  • It takes commitment of time and resources in term of money
  • They don’t have the technical knowledge behind running the blog
  • It can be difficult to come up with regular topics for posts about the business

To tackle those issues, you can always hire freelancers to help you out.…

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5 Ways to Connect to In-Store Customers via Mobile

Some store owners bemoan the sight of shoppers peering at their phones as they wander the aisles and pick up what they need, but those owners lack vision. A customer on the phone is an opportunity to reach out, engage, and inspire loyalty — but only if you’re willing to provide the high-tech mobile services that your target market craves. It doesn’t take much, but it’s probably time you at least considered the idea of designing an app to benefit your business and help you with customer outreach.

Walmart customer

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Let Mobile Customers Skip the Line

The fastest way to a shopper’s heart is through a quick checkout line.…

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The Next Level: 4 Signs It’s Time to Expand Your Small Business

In the highly competitive world of small business, finding a way to carve out a niche in your industry is vital for success. According to recent studies, economic uncertainty is the main factor that prohibits small businesses from growing.

Business expansion meeting

If you are like most business owners, you have a number of ideas you want to put into practice. When the time comes to grow and expand your business, having a game plan in place is essential.

Generally, you will need to secure a business financing loan to fund this type of growth. Working with an experienced and reputable lender is the only way to ensure the loan you get is the right fit for your particular needs.…

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Bringing the Outside In

Some companies just love festooning their hallways, reception areas and meeting rooms with flowers and other plants. The sight and smell of greenery (and any other colours you care to throw into the mix) elevates the feeling in a building and, according to NASA, living plants help to filter out airborne pollution.

Employee working in a green workplace

Other companies think that a floral touch is too frilly and makes the place look fussy and unprofessional; they may also see caring for plants and buying in new flowers each week as unnecessary expenses. On balance, though, if you’re looking for offices to rent in Teddington, you’d be best served by bringing in a bit of the green stuff.…

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5 Investment Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in 2018

With increasing volatility and frequent market fluctuations, making smart investments is not easy. When you look for information online, several inputs laden with economic jargon tend to perplex you furthermore.

Making investment mistakes

There is always some new way of making quick money that everyone is talking about, and usually that’s the investment that one should not make without doing their research. Instead of figuring out what to invest in, let’s examine five things that one should not invest in the coming year.

1. Not planning well

To earn returns, most people tend to invest in assets. However, lack of prior planning leaves investors with no clarity on their financial objectives or future.…

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The Location of Your Business is Crucial

Whether you are opening up a new shop or relocating your existing business, where you decide to go is essential to the overall aspect of your business. The right location can both boost sales and keep your doors open, or it could end up making you close the doors.

High street

There are many factors to consider while you decide where to locate your business. From operating costs, accessibility and even taxes, these all influence the overall performance. Whether you are looking in a small town or at real estate in Calgary, the same goes for both.

Here are a few reasons as to why you need to seriously consider your location before you open up the doors.…

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Equity Crowdfunding – A Beginner’s Guide

While you once needed a lot of capital to gain equity in private companies, new laws have made possible for small investors to invest using limited capital through equity crowdfunding. In this article, we’re going to give you a small introduction to equity crowdfunding and a few tips to help you get started.

Equity crowdfunding

What is Equity Crowdfunding?

Simply put, equity crowdfunding is similar to regular crowdfunding with the exception that you get an actual share of the company you’re investing in. It allows everyday investors to invest in early-stage companies that aren’t listed on the stock exchange.

There was a time when only accredited investors were allowed to invest through equity crowdfunding.…

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