How to Choose a Reliable SEO Provider

If you’re running a business online, then it’s likely you have a website (rather than just being present on 3rd party platforms). If you don’t have a website, then it’s likely it’s a consideration, and with good reason.

Hiring a SEO specialist

Not only does building a website give your brand a strong online identity, it can also introduce you to customers that wouldn’t be able to visit a bricks and mortar business. It can also be a great stepping stone for those looking to gain a customer base quickly, which is often the case for small businesses.

For a website to be effective, it must be built in the right way.…

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Top 3 Trends in Freelance Work

Freelance jobs are bigger than ever now that technology and remote, or work-from-home, jobs are becoming increasingly popular in the workforce. And no, freelance work isn’t just for Millennials. In fact, nearly 40 percent of the workforce in the United States today is made of up freelancers!

Happy freelancer

Let’s take a look at some of the top trends in the freelance economy and their impact on both freelancers and freelance employers.

Freelance Work is Appealing

Freelance work has become so popular since it’s appealing to both employers and employees. Employers can hire freelancers to work on a per-project basis, short-term or sometimes even long-term contracts.…

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Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Hackers: A Crash Course in Keeping Your Company’s Data Safe

Hacker-proof

If you ask a group of people what they think of when you say the word “hacker,” you’ll probably get a lot of different answers. Over the years, our understanding of hackers and hacking has shifted. During the computer boom of the 80s, hackers were high-tech spies. Today, we imagine hackers as everything from burglars to vandals to inventors. But what do you as a business owner need to know about hacking to keep your company’s sensitive information safe?

Well, for starters:

  • The who, what, and why of hacking
  • Best practices for keeping your business’s data secure
  • How “good hackers” can help protect your from cybersecurity threats

 

Portrait of a Hacker

What is hacking?

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4 Ways Your Small Business Can Give Back

As a small business owner or CEO, it’s easy to look at big businesses and dream about the different things you could do with their resources. You could pay larger salaries, purchase better technology, and invest in causes you believe in. While this is true, to an extent, there’s nothing stopping small businesses from being generous.

Volunteering employee

Whether you bring in $1 million per year, or $10 billion, there are ways you can prioritize philanthropy and be generous with the resources your organization has been blessed with.

4 Possible Ways to Give Back

Giving back – whether with your time or money – is highly beneficial for small businesses.…

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Things Every First-Time Ecommerce Vendor Should Consider

Starting your own ecommerce store can be an intimidating process. There are so many things to consider, venders often don’t know where to begin. Luckily, many people have already found success in the ecommerce space, which means there are some behaviors that are typical of a winning store. Here are a few things every first-time ecommerce vendor should consider before accepting any orders.

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SEO Will Help You Make More Sales

If you’re new to the world of ecommerce, it’s possible you’re new to the world of search engine optimization (SEO) as well. SEO helps businesses attract more customers by influencing search results.…

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Why Citizenship by Investment is The New Normal for Entrepreneurs

Economic citizenship was once seen as the exclusive domain of the ultra-wealthy, but now it’s becoming the new normal for entrepreneurs hoping to expand their reach internationally. First formally established in St. Kitts and Nevis, before being picked up in other nations across the world, citizenship by investment (or CBI) provides those who can afford it with a second passport and all of the advantages which come with it.

Citizenship by investment (CBI)

But what can entrepreneurs stand to gain from economic citizenship to a second nation, and which nations will provide small business owners with the widest range of opportunities for success? Read on to find out why CBI could be of use for any business, and where the best place to apply for a new passport is.…

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What Can You Do To Combat Internet Surveillance In Canada?

CBC released the scary realization that there were many countries around the world who had clandestine surveillance agencies who sole purpose is to monitor their citizens. And, that they have exploited people in the most vulnerable ways, through the use of web browsers.

Internet surveillance

Affecting millions of people, most Canadians were shocked to find that Canada was not exempt from the list of those who were being followed without their knowledge or their permission. When the governments of these countries found out that the software was capable of leaking very personal information, instead of warning citizens, they decided to use it to their advantage to survey people.…

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What are The Benefits of Buying a Pre-Owned Certified Car?

If you are considering buying a used car for your business, then you might be wondering whether you should shop around for a privately-owned vehicle or whether you should stick to a dealership’s certified pre-owned model. The advantages of a pre-owned certified vehicle are clear; while they can end up costing you more at the start, the guarantee they provide you is worth way more in the end than trusting a third party who has nothing to lose by selling a vehicle with an invisible “buyer beware” sign on it.

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO

Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars have to go through rigorous testing to ensure that they don’t have any unforeseen mechanical defects that can end up really costing you in the end.…

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7 Salesman Tactics to Avoid When Shopping at a Dealership

Car salesmen get a bad reputation; there is no doubt about that. Like any other salesperson, their job is to convince someone that they have to put themselves behind the wheel of a car on their lot. If you are in the market for a used or new car, then the only way to come out ahead is by making a budget, sticking to it, taking the emotion out, and not getting caught up in high-pressure sales tactics.

Car salesman

Before you start looking for the car that suits you and your business, make sure to look out for these seven sales tactics that can have you making a not-so-good choice, courtesy of our friends at Applewood Nissan Richmond dealership.…

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Q&A with James Turner, the Managing Director of Turnerlittle.com, on American Adults’ Attitude Toward Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies’ popularity blasts through the roof.  In fact, the search term “buy bitcoin” is being used more than “buy gold” – an indicator of people’s behavior toward buying/selling or investing in cryptocurrencies, specifically bitcoin.

Bitcoin (illustration)

So, it’s safe to say that bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are supported by many, right? Well, not necessarily.

A recent survey conducted by YouGov on more than 1,000 American adults interestingly reveals that their attitude toward cryptocurrencies isn’t all that positive.

In this session of Q&A, we talk with James Turner, the Managing Director of Turnerlittle.com, discussing the findings from the YouGov survey, as well as offering his insight on what’s the future hold for everything related to bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. …

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