4 Can’t Miss Plugins for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re already running an ecommerce website or just beginning to build your first online store, it can be frighteningly easy to be inundated by the amount of plugins available for your website. Finding the best plugins for your website is absolutely critical, because having too many plugins can represent an increased security risk for your website, and having too many plugins can slow down your website dramatically.

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We’ve scoured through many of the top plugins for ecommerce websites so that you don’t have to, and will present here our top picks for ecommerce entrepreneurs. Sure, there are more plugins out there in the sea, and plenty of them add value: but if you want to be absolutely certain that your website has a strong start, these plugins are absolutely essential.…

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Project Derailed: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Commercial Construction

The majority of commercial construction projects are rarely straightforward and offer plenty of opportunities for cost overruns and other potential problems which could prove a setback when you are working to a deadline.

There are ways to avoid the stress and financial implications associated with an unexpected derailment of your project.

Worker at a construction site

Here is a look at how to manage expectations and build a strong team, the importance of budgeting, and why you need to address legal compliance issues as a priority. There is also an overview of negotiating a fair price and bringing all the components of the project together.

Harmony within the project team

There are going to be a number of different key people and companies who need to be able to work together and work as a team when it comes to commercial building projects.…

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The Habits of Successful CEOs Revealed

If you’re tired of coding websites for a living, and have dreams of someday running your own corporation, you’re not alone. Most people would love to be a CEO.

Bill Gates

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However, not just anybody can be a CEO, and not just any CEO can be successful. What is it about a successful CEO that stands him or her apart from others?

According to research by Russell Reynolds Associates, “willingness to take calculated risks” is a top attribute that leaders have and many non-leaders lack.

Bill Gates is the perfect example of this.…

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How to Get Influential Bloggers Blogging About Your Brand

According to a Nielson survey from just over a year ago, 83% of all online consumers polled from 60 countries say they trust recommendations from their peers over those made by brands themselves. This presents a challenge for brands who have or plan to rely mostly on costly paid advertising methods to spread the word about their brands.

Content media

This reality is doubly true for established offline brands seeking to improve their web presence. However, it’s really only a problem for those who aren’t willing to pivot and find other, more niched-down branding sources. Namely, the most influential of online peers: ie., Bloggers.…

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These 6 Strategies Will Make Your Business More Efficient

Are you looking for ways to make your business more efficient?

There’s no shortage of opportunity. The trick is knowing which strategies are likely to pay off for your company, and which are best left to others to pursue. As with so many other things, investing in efficiency is all about ROI: the greater the potential return, the higher the priority.

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While every company is different, these six efficient business strategies have proven effective across a broad range of industries and niches. If you’re seeking to streamline and improve your company’s operations, they’re all worth a closer look.

1. Automate High-Volume Functions

You probably have more to do than that of which your staff allows.…

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PPI Facts That You Should Know About

Payment Protection Insurance policies were sold to millions of people in the UK. Most of these PPI policies were mis-sold. Experts have estimated that the total value of these mis-sold PPI policies comes to nearly £50 billion pounds, with most of these mis-sold ppi policies being sold to consumers over the previous ten to fifteen years (2001 to 2016.)

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PPI Compensation

Since 2011, when the UK banks lost a high court case, which forced them to pay out compensation to the victims of mis-sold PPI, £24 billion has been paid out in PPI Claims compensation to these individuals.

What Was PPI Mis Sold On?

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How To Get A Celebrity At Your Corporate Hospitality Event

Corporate events are great opportunities to impress clients, co-workers, and employees. And what is more impressive than introducing them to a celebrity?

Martin Johnson

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Yes, celebrities may seem out of reach. Why would they need to slum it with Janet from Accounting at your work party? But the truth is, it might be easier than you think to get a celebrity at your corporate event. Here’s how to do it.

Find a celebrity corporate event or hospitality package

The most straightforward way to get a celebrity at your corporate event is to book a hospitality package that already guarantees a celebrity appearance.…

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6 Small Business Service Types That Offer a Flexible Work Environment

Telecommuting and freelancing are gaining popularity not only because of the obvious benefits they hold for employees. Recent studies show that employees who are granted the freedom to work remotely have a significantly increased rate of productivity in comparison with office-based staff that reaches around 60% to 85% for an 8-hour work day. Aside from raising motivation and lowering employee turnover, flexibility and teleworking have some important financial benefits for businesses, like saving on annual leaves, sick days, insurance, taxes, and office expenses.

Freelancer works flexible work hours

Yet, not all industry sectors can take advantage of the perks of hiring temporary staff, freelancers and running a telecommuting team.…

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10 Resources to Help Make Telework Possible for Your Company

Offering telework opportunities is a great way to increase your employee morale within your organization. Working remotely gives employees a stronger sense of autonomy and freedom. It also makes it possible for you to recruit from a wider pool of people who aren’t necessarily within your geographical location.

Teleworking

It’s vital to keep your remote employees productive and working at their best. Here are 10 resources to help make that happen.

1. G Suite (was Google Apps)

Most companies that allow remote work have already embraced the power and versatility of G Suite products. Sharing documents is effortless with this free tool that only requires a Gmail account.…

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10 Things To Remember When Expanding Your Business Globally

Expanding your business into overseas markets may be a long-cherished dream of yours, but when doing so, you shouldn’t presume that your success at home will automatically translate into success elsewhere.

Global expansion

Follow these 10 tips to ensure that you do well in new markets.

1. Ensure stability back home

You should ensure that your business is already thriving in its current market, before going to the effort of targeting overseas business. Expanding a business is a time-consuming and sometimes risky undertaking, so you need to be sure that the business has first established the strongest possible foundations in its original territory.…

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