It doesn’t matter what you sell or how smooth and frictionless customers’ experience on your website is. If you’re using poor-quality images to present your products and services, your chances to gain customer trust and entice them to buy are slim. High-quality photography has consistently proven to increase engagement, establish credibility and, most importantly, boost […]
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Our new Linux Share Website Hosting packages launched earlier in July. But what does this mean for you? Well, if you opt for one of our new hosting packages you’ll benefit from a range of great features, including an easy-to-use control panel powered by cPanel. Here are the benefits you’ll get from our new Linux […]
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Seven ways to find product ideas to sell online Want to start an online shop or add new products to your catalogue but have trouble coming up with product ideas to sell? Are you browsing the web and feeling like everything you could possibly sell is already being sold? Or that there’s so much competition […]
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You don’t need a huge budget to start an ecommerce website and sell products online. All you need is an idea, some motivation and a good business plan. Not sure how to get started? Read on as we share a few tips and advice on how to move past your financial restrictions and successfully start […]
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How likely are you to buy a product from a new online store you know nothing about? You’d probably search for reviews from past customers to make sure the business is legitimate and trustworthy, right? That’s what all shoppers do, including your prospects. They look for information on the validity and authenticity of your business […]
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Looking for a way to show the people of Wales your business is the one for them? Or are you looking for a way to show the world you’re proud of your Welsh heritage? Or do you just want to create a website that expresses your love for Wales? If you find yourself answering yes […]
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Despite billions of people using several social media platforms, 83% of global consumers still prefer email to communicate with businesses. But it’s not just with businesses that people prefer to communicate via email. It’s also with potential clients, employers, partners, investors and many more. Let’s face it: email is how just about everyone communicates. That’s […]
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Do you know what successful ecommerce businesses have in common? It’s not a massive catalogue of products, or how often they offer deals and discounts to their customers. It’s the fact that they track and analyse their shops’ performance and all the important actions that customers take on their sites. Why is this important? Because […]
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As an ecommerce business owner, you go above and beyond presenting your products in the best possible light on your website, emails and social media. After all, your business and revenue depend on it. But what’s that worth if few people believe what you say? Most consumers view website content and product descriptions as corporate […]
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With an increasing number of consumers turning to the Internet to shop for everything from gifts to groceries and online courses, there’s no better time than now to take your offline business online. Even if you run a business that involves communicating in-person like therapy or career coaching, you can still benefit from adding an […]
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July 31st is System Administrator Appreciation Day! The world of information technology relies on the expertise of an often-unsung group of people—system administrators, or sysadmins. These skilled technicians are the backbone of any business that runs on tech, ensuring that users have support when they need it, and that all IT systems run optimally. Today, […]
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The time is here! We are so excited to share that your new customer portal is live. At Liquid Web, we are always committed to ensuring that every one of our customers has a great interaction with our customer portal. We thank all of the customers that were part of our Beta Program and provided […]
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Are you wondering how important a brand name is to the success of your new business idea? Consider: According to Forbes, it takes about seven seconds for a customer to have a first impression of your brand name. A report from FSB concluded that 5.8 million businesses were started in 2019, a 3.5% increase from the previous year. […]
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Ever since the United States introduced the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in 1996, organizations that deal with health information have been greatly restricted in the way they store, transmit, and process data. Until recently, for example, nearly every company in the health industry knew not to use unsecured networks, unencrypted devices, and […]
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Considering Liquid Web vs 1&1 IONOS? Choosing the right hosting partner shouldn’t be limited to what you need today. Rather, the right hosting partner is one that can grow with you and offer different solutions as your needs change. 1&1 IONOS is one such provider, offering not just web and application hosting but also domain […]
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Partnering with an infrastructure provider can be one of the best ways to grow your own business. Why? Because the right partner can open doors for your organization. New markets, new services, new segments of clients…the possibilities for expanding your business are vast if you have the right partner at your side. But as with […]
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We’re the employees you would hire if you could. Responsive, helpful, and dedicated in ways automation simply can’t be. We’re your team. Each month we recognize one of our Most Helpful Humans in Hosting. Meet Christopher Eller Christopher has worked as a web developer, designer, and manager for 24 years, starting his career pre-Internet building […]
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As we see more and more companies establish or grow their online presence, there has been a proliferation of hosting providers vying to capture this growing demand. With so many providers advertising themselves as the “best,” it is important to know how to choose and recommend the right hosting provider to your clients. While the […]
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Designing small business websites can be fun and challenging, all in the same breath. Taking these 7 steps into consideration when designing a new website will take your project a long way and make your clients love their finished product. Understanding your client’s current, past, and future goals, can help you deliver a product that […]
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Liquid Web’s Vice President of Marketing for Nexcess on her career journey, self-reliance, and carving your own path. A born and bred Brooklynite, Rachel Martin loves a challenge. As a teenager, she spent a lot of time in Greenwich Village, watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday nights, and followed fashion trends. “Growing up […]
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Your business is growing! This is a sure sign of a job well done. Your diligence and hard work are paying off! But now you have to upgrade. That shared hosting service isn’t cutting it anymore, and it’s time to press into something new and exciting, but new and exciting shouldn’t mean you have to […]
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Are you thinking about ordering a new virtual server and wondering about VPS security? When ordering a server for VPS Hosting, you will likely be presented an option between a managed and an unmanaged server. It is important to know your hosting options when deciding what kind of infrastructure and secure VPS support you will […]
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It’s July. Wait, Whaaaat? Although March and April seemed to crawl along as we all learned to navigate brand new economic and personal landscapes, it’s somehow suddenly summer. The goals we set for ourselves and our businesses back in January seem a distant memory now. Wednesday, July 1st is precisely half-way through the year 2020. […]
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LANSING, Mich., June 30th, 2020 – Liquid Web, LLC, the market leader in managed hosting and managed application services to SMBs and entrepreneurs, is excited to announce the acquisition of ServerSide adding proven experience in hosting the leading Microsoft Windows Content Management solutions to Liquid Web’s portfolio. The acquisition of ServerSide bolsters Liquid Web’s VMware […]
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Comparing Hosting with Liquid Web vs InMotion? All too many hosting providers offer low prices in an effort to attract customers who don’t know exactly what they need. And then once that customer is through the door and has signed up, add-on fees and a la carte services come to light, stacking up and negating […]
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Is your remote IT team struggling with increased demands? Not sure which remote working tools will help? At Liquid Web, we have embraced working remotely, and have been pleased with the results. The Owl Labs’ State of Remote Work finds that more than 80% of their surveyed respondents are happier and more invested in their company when working […]
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Developers and agencies alike are continually trying to serve their websites faster. And for those that manage their server environment, the typical question is which web server software is best for your server. If you are trying to choose between using LiteSpeed vs Apache, we can help. For those upgrading to using HTTP/2 or HTTP3 […]
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Working from home (also called telecommuting) is becoming more and more common. If you are new to this remote work arrangement, you may have many questions, especially around cybersecurity. In most offices, employees can rely on an IT department to set up their work environment. However, working from home is quite a bit different, and […]
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We’re the employees you would hire if you could. Responsive, helpful, and dedicated in ways automation simply can’t be. We’re your team. Each month we recognize one of our Most Helpful Humans in Hosting. Meet Francesca Compau From as early as she can remember, Francesca has always been a big fan of technology. She spent […]
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Wondering what the benefits of VPS Hosting are for your business? Every business today is striving to gain market share, customer base, and see overall growth. And one of the best pathways is to ensure your development cycle is lightning-fast. Businesses that see an online presence as a necessity are looking to quickly develop their […]
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Starting your own hosting business is one of those things that seems so simple, you wonder why everyone isn’t doing it. While there is plenty of competition, there is plenty of room to grow. Starting your own hosting business can be cheap, easy, and safe. Since every company, and many individuals, need their own websites, providing hosting […]
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Liquid Web’s HR Generalist on confidence, positivity, and making her voice heard. Music has always played a big part in Yvette Gonzalez’s life. As a kid growing up in Corpus Christi, Texas, music was an escape, a refuge, a way to give voice to what she was feeling. As an adult, she still turns to […]
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Considering Liquid Web vs. Hostinger for VPS? Are you thinking about Liquid Web vs. Hostinger for your VPS needs? Make sure you know going in about the sacrifices you’ll have to make along the way. Sacrifices like no chat support, no performance optimization, and no management of your server stack without incurring additional fees. Add […]
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Customers don’t want to dig for information. Trying to locate the information you need on a poorly structured website can be as frustrating as wandering around a beach looking for treasure with no map. Your websites might be your future customers’ first impression of your brand. Don’t you want to delight your customers with an […]
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Customers across industries love user generated content (UGC) — both consuming it and creating it. The popularity of classic user-generated content platforms like Trustpilot, TripAdvisor, and Rotten Tomatoes tells the story. But user generated content can also help other businesses. Not only does user content perform well with customers, it can take the pressure off […]
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Are you comparing VPS vs WordPress Hosting? You are not alone. It is no secret that most of the internet runs on WordPress. WordPress accounts for a 50-60% share of the global CMS market and powers 35% of the internet. With that kind of market share, WordPress has made its way into the product lineups […]
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When it comes to hosting, most business owners like to have a set-it-and-forget-it attitude. They don’t think through all the possible worst-case scenarios that might affect their online presence and thus don’t actively prepare for them. Unfortunately, cybercriminals do. So if your business stores sensitive information (e.g., for payments) or provides a valuable service online […]
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Real testimonials from real clients, especially when accompanied by a photo or communicated in a video, can deliver game-changing results when it comes to website conversions. Testimonials from happy clients and customers communicate how amazing you are to prospects without you needing to do a thing. They provide unbiased, third-party feedback about what a prospect […]
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Covid-19 has shown both the best and worst sides of humanity. On the one hand, you have those tirelessly working to defeat the disease and stop its spread. On the other hand, you have the profiteers, charging outrageous prices and cashing in. Unfortunately, ransomware attackers are falling very firmly into the latter category. Despite assurances […]
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In the web hosting industry, there is a lot of jargon and acronyms that can be confusing to navigate, let alone understand. Most web hosting terminology is downright complicated. To make matters worse, many web hosts use the same web hosting terminology to talk about different things. If you’ve ever wondered: What kinds of backup […]
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We’re the employees you would hire if you could. Responsive, helpful, and dedicated in ways automation simply can’t be. We’re your team. Each month we recognize one of our Most Helpful Humans in Hosting. Meet Justin Palmer Justin has been working in the Hosting Industry for just over four years, having started out with Rackspace […]
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Considering Liquid Web vs OVH For Your Next Cloud Deployment? Complex hosting solutions and cloud deployments are not for the faint of heart. Whether you need geo-redundancy or massive amounts of processing power (or both) it makes sense to endeavor forward only with a trusted hosting partner by your side. French hosting company OVH offers […]
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Searching for best value web hosting for your next project? I’ve been in retail long enough to know that price isn’t everything. I’ve also been a consumer long enough to know that companies don’t determine value; people do. Sure, companies determine the cost of their products and services, but the value is what justifies the […]
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A Liquid Web Support Supervisor on being motivated by helping others and encouraging young women to explore all tech has to offer. Calleigh Fisher grew up in Birch Run, a small town twenty miles south of Saginaw, Michigan. It was there that, with the help of her step-father, Fisher built her first PC at just […]
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In 2019, we maintained uptime well above the industry average and standards placed by most hosting companies. That means more businesses stayed online, and more revenue was secured by our customers, than ever before. In other words, we are resilient. 2019 Uptime 2019 was another extremely stable year for our network, achieving six 9’s availability […]
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Considering Web Hosting from InterServer? When it comes to choosing a hosting provider, you absolutely must consider the full picture. What picture is that? The one that includes support, server management, and performance optimization, in addition to the raw infrastructure you are paying for. A picture that includes uptime SLAs and downtime remedies. Your hosting […]
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What is a Hard Drive? All computers need a method to store, retrieve, and share digital information; Hard drives accomplish this task. A hard disk drive stores your data magnetically using one or more rapidly rotating disks or platters coated with magnetic material. The earliest hard drives were extremely large and very expensive. They were […]
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Liquid Web’s Executive Vice President and General Manager on creating a virtual team building atmosphere where individuals feel valued, supported, and part of a community. In my last blog, fundamentals of management, we talked about the fundamentals being more critical than ever given our current global pandemic situation. Now, as we face the reality of […]
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Deepak Sakhrani is no stranger to the tech world. After developing his career with a software development company in the late 1990s, he launched his first web services business venture in 2005, eventually going on to found Hiya Digital in 2015, based in Mumbai, India. Today, Hiya Digital is laser-focused on providing a complete web […]
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Which Managed Hosting Provider Do You Choose? Considering hosting with Liquid Web or SiteGround and not sure who to choose? Lucky for you, we have done some comparing between their services to help. If you are the budget conscious hosting shopper and looking for cheap, shared hosting, SiteGround is your choice. If you are looking […]
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In recent years, the idea of “high availability” infrastructure has gained more and more mindshare in the hosting space. But as with most technology, a common understanding or agreed definition is a little elusive. Especially around high availability clustering. In this piece, we will examine what High Availability Architecture actually is, what it is not, […]
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Congratulations! You’ve gone viral! Your content pierced the public psyche and now everyone is coming to your site for the same thing all at the same time. It was first coined as the “Reddit Effect,” when thousands of people would read something on Reddit and share it on social media causing a frenzy of interest. […]
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The new post-pandemic reality is that people are equipped to work remotely at any time. Have you got your coffee or tea? Check. The dog walked? Check. Your young kids understand that mom/dad is busy and can’t be disturbed? Check (but it still won’t work). You just logged into your personal laptop, your calendar, your […]
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Earlier this month, I joined Liquid Web as their Chief Revenue Officer to oversee revenue operations for the Liquid Web and Nexcess brands. I would like you to know why. Taking this new role, just as the world has turned upside down, is exactly the right step for me. Now more than ever, there is […]
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Lansing, Michigan, April 27th, 2020 – Liquid Web Family of Brands, the market leader in managed hosting and application services to SMBs and web professionals, announced, today, the hiring of Adam Williams as Liquid Web’s Chief Revenue Officer to oversee revenue operations for the Liquid Web and Nexcess brands. Williams brings nearly 20 years of […]
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Liquid Web’s VP of Technology on prioritizing safety, maintaining effective communication, and providing excellent customer support during times of crisis. In the wake of the pandemic we all know as Coronavirus (Covid19), organizations everywhere are navigating the challenges and issues the crisis has presented. Many companies quickly enacted their Business Continuity plan, but with such […]
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We’re the employees you would hire if you could. Responsive, helpful, and dedicated in ways automation simply can’t be. We’re your team. Each month we recognize one of our Most Helpful Humans in Hosting™. Meet Corey Wagner Corey Wagner is our Senior Affiliate Program Manager at Liquid Web, where he has been focused on helping […]
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Considering HostGator for Your Web Hosting? When it comes to infrastructure for your agency or organization, it can be easy to make a decision of convenience. Instead of asking “what is the best choice for us” you might ask “what’s the worst that could happen?” What other reason would there be for choosing a hosting […]
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Liquid Web’s Vice President of Sales on doing meaningful work, creating her own path, and how her sons keep her motivated to do work she is proud of. Courtney Skarda endeavors to bring her best self to work every day, a sentiment she learned from her parents. Raised as an only child, her parents sacrificed […]
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“One.com is all about offering simple and user-friendly products to both entry-level and professional users. We are proud and happy […]
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Modern businesses generate, process, store, and analyze huge quantities of data. In fact, many gather more data than they’ll ever use, stashing it in storage services and servers until a rainy day that never comes. Storage is cheap, so why not store as much data as possible? There is nothing wrong with storing data if... Read more »
Starting a business is a dream for millions of people, and yet very few actually succeed. Those that put in the planning and effort before launching are those most likely to thrive.
It might surprise you, but part of planning for your business success includes some attention to your personal finances. Getting those squared away can have a positive impact on your business.
How Your Personal Finances Affect Your Business
It seems like your personal and your business finances would be two separate things, right? In fact, because your business is new (or nonexistent), many lenders and vendors will look at your personal credit scores to determine your creditworthiness.…
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Being stuck in a financial rut can feel overwhelming at times. It’s like, no matter what you do or how hard you work, the situation never seems to change. There are ways to dig yourself out of a hole and in this post, we’ll look at some great tips on how to get back on top of your finances.
You Need a Plan
Sometimes all it takes to get on top of your finances is a plan on how to do it. You might want to consider enlisting the help of a financial adviser or an accountant. They’re experts at helping people with their finances but not only that, a fresh mind that’s not personally involved in the situation will usually see things more clearly.…
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The importance of insurance in today’s day and age is profound, especially for debt holders. As you know, life is unpredictable.
For a big-ticket loan such as a home loan, the liability risk is usually high and can last for up to 30 years. In case an unfortunate incident occurs during the loan tenure, leading to non-payment of the outstanding amount, then home loan insurance can cover for it.
What Is a Home Loan insurance?
Home loan insurance or Home Loan Protection Plan (HLPP) is similar to term insurance in which an insurer can settle the outstanding home loan amount with the lender, in case of unprecedented situations including the demise of a borrower.…
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With bitcoin trading, it becomes easy for a user to sell and buy everything that they want to. All you have to do is download the Bitcoin app and transact for buying or selling any commodities.
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Wherever there is Internet access, they will be able to trade using bitcoins without any hassles. This particular option may not happen with some of the banks, and this restricts you to transfer huge amounts of money at one shot. Hence, all the business owners use bitcoin banker. From this article, you will get to know as to why the businessmen must start accepting payments through Bitcoins.…
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Tired of wishing you had more money? Do you wish you could make those impulse purchases without feeling so guilty or wondering what you should sacrifice?
You need a side hustle. It’s not a second job – you don’t have another boss breathing down your neck or a schedule you hate. With hundreds of side hustle ideas out there, it is a gig you do on your own time, as often as you want. You’re in charge of how much you work and how much you make.
Check out the reasons you should consider a side hustle.
1. Income Potential
Living paycheck-to-paycheck drains your wallet and your energy, especially if you have bills to pay.…
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Most of the users these days are trading with bitcoin because of the ease of accessibility. More than anything, bitcoins can be spent the way you want to without the mediation of any financial organizations or banks. It gives the user complete autonomy of the money, but they own.
A lot of people love the system because they do not have to go and stand in front of the banks or ATMs to withdraw cash and spend them. Everything can be done online, and it is very easy to buy and sell things using bitcoins.
Through this article, we are going to see some of the major benefits that the end-user gets when using the bitcoins for buying anything.…
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Are your phone sales lackluster?
Even in the age of the internet, you don’t want to discount good old-fashion cold calling! But unlike the internet where you case a wide net and see what you catch, phone sale is a focused process that you need to perfect if you want to succeed.
Read on to learn how to be wildly successful when making phone sales.
1. Don’t Put Down Competitors
Don’t bad-mouth your competition on a sales call. It’s the biggest way you can sabotage yourself. When you say bad things about someone, your audience will transfer that onto you. It’s called spontaneous trait transference.…
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Starting a business, or reshaping an existing one, will be possible if your finances are under control and in a position where growth is possible. Payroll is an area which can easily inflate if you haven’t taken the time to assess the role and necessity of each resource, and maybe you haven’t changed your business and employee contracts to reflect the reality your business now exists in.
Subscription services have been a saviour for businesses who want to be a little more nimble with a reduced payroll headcount. If you haven’t considered this for your circumstances, let’s get clear on what these subscription services look like and what they can make possible.…
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The world is chaotic, to say the least right now. The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect businesses and how we do things in almost every way, but one thing remains constant—customers expect excellent service.
Even though you may be working with a skeleton crew or navigating unprecedented situations in your business, you have to innovate and find ways to make it work even while facing headwinds.
Customer service can’t suffer, because your customers are just as discerning as they were pre-COVID, and in some cases, may even more so.
The following are some things you can do to improve your customer service and strengthen your business reputation at a time when it’s especially important to remain competitive.…
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No longer do you have to wait for a customer to wander into your store. You have the potential to make a lot more money by posting your products online where people all over the world can have them shipped wherever they live.
That doesn’t mean selling online is easier than selling from a storefront. In fact, selling online is harder than the traditional way of selling things in a lot of ways.
If you aren’t happy with the success of your online store, or you simply want to find ways to boost your revenue, give these five marketing tips a try.…
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Working on starting a consultancy business online? Have a product or an app that you want to sell online? If so, you’re probably thinking the next step is to build a website. But building a website is not a one-day process. On the contrary, it takes time to create a website that looks great and […]
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Have you experienced a malicious attack on your website in the last 12 months? In 2019, there were an estimated 1.473 billion data breaches that resulted in over 164 million sensitive records exposed. Many of these were from well-known companies like Marriott, Capital One, Facebook, and Instagram. Larger companies are often targeted for obvious reasons […]
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Liquid Web’s HR Director on engines, connection, and the source of her work ethic. Misty Combs has a passion for people, animals, and engines. “I like the adrenaline rush of riding motorcycles and snowmobiles. I love driving drag cars, autocross cars, and off-road trucks,” she says. “I never want to miss an opportunity for an […]
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Considering Liquid Web vs Softlayer? It can be tempting to think that the most well-known technology brands provide the best possible solutions for all customers, but that is not always true particularly for businesses in the SMB segment. One of those most well-known brands in the infrastructure space? IBM. As the saying goes, “no one […]
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Is your business looking to increase reliability and efficiency for infrastructure through load balancer monitoring in 2020? Whether its internal employees or potential customers visiting your site to find text, downloads, application data, images, or video, all of these assets are sitting on several cloud servers waiting to be requested. In some cases, websites can […]
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Online businesses or eCommerce is well on its way to phasing out traditional retail. In the fourth quarter of 2019, eCommerce in the U.S. was worth a staggering $187.25 billion. That’s a more than 16% increase from $160.89 billion in 2018.
Shipping is one of the most important aspects of any eCommerce store. The way you handle your shipping can either make or break your online business. In fact, industry giants like Amazon and Alibaba attribute their success to adopting all the eCommerce shipping best practices.
Fast and organized shipping is the only way they get the right products to their customers within the stipulated time.…
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Right now we’re living in an age in which a person needs little more than an internet connection to become a business owner. If you’re a self-employed professional, you need to put your ducks in a row just like any other business owner.
This starts with handling all of your insurance needs. But what sort of insurance should you keep in mind as a self-employed individual?
Use these tips to learn more about self employed insurance and how it can save your business.
Consider the Kind of Business You Run and Work You Do and Address Your Liabilities
First and foremost you need to assess the kind of company that you run when you’re interested in getting a self employed business insurance plan.…
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University life is not always as careless and full of parties as it is shown in Hollywood movies. Very often, a way to earn a degree lies through sleepless nights, hours spent in libraries, an immense amount of hard work and stress.
When facing the reality of student life, many freshmen think, ‘Should I stay, or should I go?’ But how to know when your hard work is justifiable and when it is a waste of time and energy on a wrong degree? In this article, you will find the list of top signs you’ve made a wrong career choice. And if most of your answers are ‘Yes,’ you might need to consider changing your direction.…
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Have you ever wondered why most promising businesses with great potential fail after about two years of its establishment? Most times, those that struggle to scale through the first few years end up in bankruptcy and are forced to close down.
Customers are the lifeblood of any business, and when a business is not getting as many customers as it ought to, it is bound to fall.
While this article would not explain the different reasons businesses fail to get customers, it would offer solutions to the problem by outlining seven proven ways to generate quality leads. These seven ways can be used for any business.…
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Financing your real estate business has never been easier than it is now. There are many different options available for you to fund your business and achieve your dreams.
Funding is an essential component of any start-up business, and if you do not have funding, you will not be able to achieve everything that you have planned to. Finding the funding may seem daunting at the start, but with the help of this post, you will be able to get your business fired up and ready to go.
Real estate is a field in which you will need significant funding to get started, and this guide will tell you exactly how you can get that funding.…
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If you are considering starting a business, one thing you may need is access to some cash to get things moving. This could be money to buy equipment, invest in service, get a home office set up, or purchase stock among other things. So, you need to consider what your options are when it comes to raising this finance, as there are lots of different loan solutions you can turn to based on your needs and circumstances.
One of the loan options you can consider if you need to raise money for your business is a title loan, and these loans are available to those people who own a car that is registered to them.…
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Unless your business has a massive balance sheet, you will need financing at some point. For small businesses, you might have to choose between different financing options, keeping in mind that each of these options has its own advantages and disadvantages. Today, we are going to look at debt financing and equity financing as ways of getting your business off the ground.
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A lot of people use debt financing, but they do not know it by this name. Debt financing is where you get a loan as a debt. A good example is an automobile loan.…
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Online communication has always been an essential part of business operations. However, it became far more crucial during the last couple of months. Given the world’s current situation, many companies had to send their employees home to work remotely.
With the growth of the remote work trend came the growing demand for better online communication platforms. As one of the best platforms of this kind, Slack proved that its features are more than enough to maintain meaningful and productive communication within remote teams.
Why Choose Slack
Before getting into details with Slack etiquette and how to best leverage the platform, let’s cover the basics.…
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Addiction has become such a huge problem in every country on the planet. Whether it is an alcohol or drug addiction, a gambling addiction, or an addiction to sex, reaching out and helping addicts to overcome their demons is more important now than ever. Rehabilitation centers, like every other kind of business, need to employ the right digital marketing strategy to ensure that their potential patients are aware that there is help out there.
These days your business’ website is key to customer outreach and engagement, whether your business is a rehabilitation center or a global corporation. Improving your online presence and increasing website traffic is not an easy task, but to maximize your potential engagement with people who need your help, it is absolutely vital.…
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Let’s face it: ensuring maximum employee efficiency is one of the biggest concerns of many Business owners and Managers these days.
It is practically impossible to lead a team with different temperament and views and not have any clashes and miscommunication. All this hinders the efficiency of the employees. Needless to say, getting everyone on the same page is not a piece of cake.
So, how do you ensure optimum efficiency from the employees?
Here are 8 proven ways you need to know about how to increase productivity at work.
1. Provide your team with proper Communication apps
It does not matter whether your team is working remotely or under the same roof, having proper communication tools can help the team members to be on the same page.…
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Working from home certainly has its benefits; however, it’s not easy. In order to make money and keep up a solid reputation, you need to be able to stay motivated.
In this article, we’ll discuss how you can do just that, so you can continue to enjoy all the great things about working from home. Sound interesting? Let’s get started.
One of the best ways to stop yourself from getting distracted during work hours is to remove the distractions, of course. It’s not always easy, but try and determine what keeps removing you from your workspace. If it’s your phone, try putting it in another room.…
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Buying a house is a big step. It puts you on the property ladder, grants you rights you didn’t have as a tenant, and gives you a place to call home. In 2019, the median house price in the U.S. was $279,600.
To purchase a house at that price, you needed a salary of at least $61,123 to pay your monthly bill of $1,426.21. However, you need more than a salary. You need proof of income.
What does proof of income mean, and how do you show it? Here’s what you need to know.
What Does Proof of Income Mean?
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Dietary supplements are incredibly popular in the United States, and it doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. The Council for Responsible Nutrition found that supplement use had reached an all-time high in 2019 with 77% of American adults taking supplements in some form. The most popular of these are vitamins with specialty supplements like fish oils and fatty acids meant to improve overall health coming in second.
Reasons people love supplements include increased awareness about healthy lifestyle choices and the fact that many of them simply work to improve people’s health. They’re made to address all manner of needs from nutritional requirements to workout enhancement.…
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With COVID-19 taking a toll on all aspects of daily life, 2020 has indeed been a challenging year for all of us. While we are trying to hold on and stay safe from the virus, businesses across the world are finding mere survival a Herculean task. This is especially true in the case of small businesses that do not have a huge debt fund to fall back on.
At the moment, with social distancing protocols in place, businesses are having a dearth of physical options. The silver lining here is the fact that this global crisis is chaotic, and if small businesses can focus on their digital marketing plans, they will be able to establish long term credibility among their target audience.…
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Every business owner knows that having a steady flow of website traffic is key to being successful online. The more visitors you have, the more opportunities you have to introduce your offering to prospects, build relationships, and sell your products or services. That’s what makes a drop in traffic so terrifying, as that ultimately results […]
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Does your business operate in the Healthcare Industry? Are you unsure if you meet HIPAA compliance checklist requirements, or even if HIPAA applies to you? For many businesses that operate in the health and wellness space, HIPAA compliance isn’t just a part of everyday life. It is a requirement for remaining in good legal and […]
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Are you worried that you may get hacked by malicious opportunists online? Do you want to keep your digital information close to you and out of reach of hackers? Do you want to know what makes you vulnerable to hackers?
No matter how well others protect their online information, it seems cyber security hackers always find a way around them. The recent Zoom hacking incident is a good example of it. However, there is still hope.
There is a way for you to secure your personal information online. It starts with arming yourself with the knowledge of the weaknesses in cybersecurity.…
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Due to financial hardships stemming from COVID-19, many people in Louisville are behind financially and struggling to keep their homes. If your home goes into foreclosure, it can be devastating to your credit and your financial situation.
Believe it or not, there are things that you can do to put an end to the foreclosing of your home. The key is to find a strategy that works best for you and your unique situation. Continue reading to learn ways to get out of a foreclosure.
1. Work something out with the lenders
The best thing you can do to increase your chances of avoiding the repossession of your home is to jump on it at the first signs of trouble.
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When starting as a freelancer, people do everything to make a name for themselves and make more money. It is tough to get projects and clients at first, and as people struggle to get gigs, they overlook some aspects of the business side of freelancing.
People think that freelancing has lesser responsibilities than the regular office job. As a result, freelancers end up making mistakes that cost them a lot. Here are some of the freelancing errors you can avoid.
1. Operating without a Contract
Most freelancers start working without signing a contract. This leaves room for serious misunderstandings. Part of the reason this happens is that the freelancer does not have the time or resources to draft an agreement.…
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Industries have preferred to move their businesses online that have allowed them to grow organically. However, everything is not so bright as they are perennially faced with the risk of data breaches.
The security threats in the industry are immense and can be estimated from the fact that 4.1 billion records were compromised in only the first half of 2019. There have been significant data breaches at Clearview and Marriott, with almost 5.2 million records being breached at the latter. According to the 2020 Data Breach Investigation Report from Verizon, 70% of the breaches were caused by outsiders, and 86% of the breaches were financially motivated.…
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Typically, you’ve spent many years building your wealth for your family’s future. Whether you have personal assets or businesses, you always want these things to go to your loved ones in case of incapacity or death. However, this isn’t always the situation. There are instances when you need to prepare for the unexpected, and these can include lawsuits from the creditors and other adverse judgments. This is where the legal concept of asset protection comes into play.
In simple terms, asset protection is the process of protecting one’s assets from unfortunate situations, including seizure, lawsuits, judgments, and other relevant losses. It’s composed of many strategies that can guard an individual’s wealth without violating the law on concealment, fraudulent transfer, and contempt.…
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Food brings people together. Whether you’re passing down important family recipes or sharing a meal with close friends, eating is a great way to enjoy the company of friends while creating special memories. And if you have a particular passion for food, you may want to share that passion with the world through a new business as an entrepreneur.
The entrepreneurial spirit is a unique one. You have to be prepared to take big risks for what hopefully pays off as a successful business.
Jumping into any venture requires preparation, dedication, and inspiration. Once you find a great idea, you have to put together a good team and focus on your objectives and key results (OKRs) to reach your ambitious goals.
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As the economy continues to struggle and many businesses are faced with prolonged dips in sales, many SBOs are getting creative to stay afloat. This includes cutting costs and reorganizing expenses based on new developments.
The 2 Levers of Profitability and Financial Sustenance
Whether it’s a small business, global organization, or your own household, there are two levers that impact your profitability and financial sustenance:
Increasing revenue. The first (and most obvious) choice is to increase revenue. If you sell more products at a higher profit margin, you generate more revenue. Plain and simple.
Cutting costs. The other lever is to cut costs.
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How many times do the same people visit your website? Unless you have an online shop, there’s no reason for a prospect to visit your site more than once or twice. Once they buy from you, they’re usually gone. And they won’t come back anytime soon since they have no reason to. A blog, however, […]
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A typical customer journey from research to purchase is fraught with questions, concerns and anxiety. Sure, prospects can reach out via phone, email or social networks like Facebook or Twitter to get answers and support. But they’re just not as effective as live chat. In fact, an overwhelming majority of 92% users feel that live […]
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We’re the employees you would hire if you could. Responsive, helpful, and dedicated in ways automation simply can’t be. We’re your team. Each month we recognize one of our Most Helpful Humans in Hosting. Meet Josh Langfeldt Josh is a born and raised Michigander, hailing from the state capitol of Lansing. Growing up, he was […]
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The needs of businesses and corporations are rapidly changing. A global pandemic has changed how we do business, how we live, and how we work. More than ever, we are looking to managed hosting providers and cloud computing to meet the demand for quarantine and work from home orders. But how can you compare one […]
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In today’s hosting world, you have dozens of hosting options to choose from. You have shared hosting, dedicated hosting, CMS specialized hosting, reseller hosting, and so on. On the top of most lists are vps vs cloud hosting, but what are the differences? Cloud hosting can refer to many different types of cloud solutions. Many […]
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The Answer to the Need for Effective Public Cloud Support and Cost Savings is Managed Cloud Servers Over the last few years, companies have flocked to the cloud, putting at least a quarter of their data on Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and other public cloud platforms. They now realize that the anticipated benefits of lower […]
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How often do you think about your Windows-based dedicated server running out of disk space? Yet having enough free storage is critical to maintaining stellar server performance. Without it, not only will you see the immediate reduction in speed, but other automatic processes, such as backups, also wouldn’t be able to run properly. Let’s walk […]
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When you first start an online store, you want to find ways that you can grow it faster. You have a number of ways that you can successfully do this.
You can accelerate your progress through learning from the mistakes and successes of others. In this way, you will see success early on to enjoy it more quickly. The sellers who control their own stores can control their own online experience.
You have plenty of free online tools that you can use like email marketing to help yourself succeed. This also allows you to build a relationship with your clients for faster success.…
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Having design systems means that you will have different components as a part of it. When this gets adopted across the board, you have a more cohesive and navigable customer interface that can increase sales.
Usually, you will use one to three different primary colors with the color scheme. You want to choose this carefully because this will represent your brand. A number of colors and tints exist to where you can dive deep into the details of this. The visual style matters because if the customers don’t like it, they will go elsewhere. In addition, you can also choose colors so that it will be a more user friendly experience.…
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One of the crucial phases in humans’ lives is when we decide what to do with our time and talent. That is one thing we have spent a lot of time, resources, and energy preparing ourselves. Some people get employed in established organizations, while others have to start up their business.
Any form of business aims to make a profit. A business’ success can be determined from the point a plan is made and the establishment of that venture.
These essential steps that must be taken to set up a successful business will help you in many ways.
Create a Business Plan
Choosing the type of business is the first step to success.…
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Buying things can seem fun, but it isn’t easy. One must diligently research about the product, its reviews, the way to use it, history about manufacturers, and every detail that might concern you. These rules of buying must be considered even when you are looking for a car insurance quote. However, it is essential to understand the market of insurance business thoroughly before getting car insurance quotes.
One must consider all the available options before locking his or her decision on a suitable quote. You will have to consider several factors to get the best deal from the market because all insurance companies are there to enhance their businesses.…
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Properly implementing SEO requires a well-defined approach and tools to augment your strategies.
However, with the myriad of SEO tools available online, it can be challenging to figure out which SEO tool is perfect for your business.
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In this guide, we’ll compare two of the most reliable and widely-used SEO tools and their features to see which one is the best solution for you.
Ubersuggest vs. SEMrush: Which one will come out on top?
We’ll look at each SEO tool’s features, benefits, and pricing to give you enough details to make a good comparison of the two solutions.…
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Creating a brand from scratch is a lot of work. And it is also a huge responsibility – once you launch your brand, you will have to stick to the brand identity and communicate through the brand’s main virtues of what it represents and the additional values that it provides.
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Also, after launching your brand and starting your own business, you will start working on brand awareness. You will be making sure people hear about your brand and learn to recognize it by multiple elements – colors, style, tone of voice, and many other factors. But with time, everything wears off, and a change is always good but not always easy to deal with.…
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By 2021, all the various types of cyber security threats will cost the world at least $6 trillion every year. Cybercrime, after all, doesn’t discriminate; it affects individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.
Unfortunately, individuals and small businesses are those who are at the highest risk. For starters, they don’t have the funds to recover from the economic effects of such crimes. This is also why six in 10 SMBs that get attacked go out of business within six months.
As such, you should learn as much as you can about the most common cyber security threats. Knowing what they are can help you mitigate your risks of becoming the next victim.…
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A new job can be an exciting and daunting thing, especially if it’s in a position to which you’ve always aspired. Getting off to a good start generally means making a positive impression on those around you, familiarising yourself with the technical details of the work itself, and avoiding ruffling feathers.
Be aware of the most annoying habits
According to research commissioned by instantprint, a Rotherham-based printing company that creates flyers, leaflets, and posters, almost eight million workers in the UK have had to work alongside a person who annoyed them every day. If you’re that annoying person, then you might find your progress impeded.…
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For a seamless digital transition of your business, you would need to have a long-term vision as well as a deeper understanding of the digital space.
Almost every entrepreneur in today’s world knows the importance of digitalization. With continuous, swift advancement in technology and digital preservation techniques; there is no other way but to embrace new technological tools and algorithms in order to maintain a competitive advantage in any given sector. It is no longer just an additional feature, the majority of customers today expect to conduct at least a part of their businesses digitally.
Research reports from renowned organizations such as MIT and the World Economic Forum also showcase how businesses with cutting edge technologies are benefitting from a surge in popularity among their customers.…
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When it comes to data analysis, if you’re not moving forwards, you’re moving backwards. Data science tech, trends and tools are constantly evolving, and best practices can become outdated in the blink of an eye.
The good news is that data scientists are generally curious and eager to keep making new discoveries. They chose to enter a profession that is a center of innovation and change, and they’ll embrace opportunities to keep on pushing the cutting edge of data science a little further forward.
However, it’s easy for a busy data team to get so involved in one project after another that they lose the habit of reading up around their area.…
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Now, more than ever, people are using search engines like Google to find local businesses. It’s much easier and convenient to open Google or Google Maps and run a search for “flower shop near me” than drive around hoping to find one. That’s why it’s so important to have your website show up on the […]
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Don’t have thousands of pounds to spend on your small business? Not to worry. You really don’t need to be a big brand with a huge budget to market your business to new customers. There are lots of budget-friendly ways to promote your brand, attract potential customers, and entice them to buy from you. In […]
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You worked hard to build a great website that presents your brand in the best possible light. The navigation is simple. The content is clear and enticing. The images are high quality. If you’ve done everything right, why is it that your website is nowhere to be found in Google’s search results? Why isn’t your […]
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A great website should be generating new business. If yours is not attracting, engaging, and turning visitors into customers, then it’s not performing well. So, what’s preventing your site from succeeding? It can be anything from unclear messaging and week calls-to-action (CTAs) to lack of proper search engine optimisation (SEO). While it’s not always easy […]
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We’ve all been there. You buy a domain and web hosting. Then browse through hundreds of WordPress themes and try out tens of demos. Finally, you pick a theme that you feel is the perfect fit for your new website. A few weeks pass and, as you add your content and images, you start to […]
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Whether you’re just getting started online and want to build brand awareness, or you’re an already established business and want to reach more prospects, blogging is an effective way to achieve both goals. But should you blog on your own, relatively unknown or facing stagnating readership domain? Or should you publish content on a popular […]
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Earlier this month, we announced the launch of Cloud Servers. The public cloud computing global market will most likely exceed $330 billion in 2020, according to Hosting Tribunal. Many growing MSPs and emerging enterprises are seeking the benefits that public cloud poses, while not breaking the bank or losing the support they require. For customers […]
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Data privacy for remote workers is essential – it always has been – but now, more than ever, it is dominating the cybersecurity strategies of all businesses with a staggering 4.7 million people in the U.S. now working remotely. But, with increasing levels of cybercrime and remote workers being targeted, it begs the question: How […]
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Now more than ever, companies are having employees work from home. With technology advances and the growth of businesses worldwide, a remote workforce can help an employer utilize employees, contractors, and even remote partners in ways that were not possible before. There are risks involved with having sensitive company data being accessed over the Internet, […]
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Liquid Web’s Testing Engineer on the vast possibilities made reality by tech, how they found themself at Liquid Web, and the power of following your interests. VCR loves the multifaceted nature of technology. “It’s infinitely versatile. From infrared scanners that help doctors find veins, to prosthetic limbs that restore the sensation of touch, to viewing […]
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As many employees continue to do their jobs remotely, it is essential to ensure that everyone feels like a valued member of the team, no matter where they may be. Keeping morale high and building a strong remote work culture has never been more critical. To keep company culture thriving, we must prioritize creating virtual […]
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Have you ever wondered what a website domain is and how important it is to your business? What differentiates a website domain from a website URL? What does the IP address of the server have to do with all that? And in the end, how will a website domain help to bring more visitors to […]
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SSD vs HDD: The Differences and Which You Need For Your Server Your business is growing faster than your server can keep up with, and before you know it, your infrastructure is starting to act sluggish, space is running out, and your website or application is slowing down. You have been considering switching to SSD […]
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Before we explore what brand voice is all about, take a moment to picture your brand or any brand of your choice. But don’t just imagine it as a business: picture it as a living, breathing entity. See your brand as a person. In the same way people need to look decent, have a good […]
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With much of our world shifting online in the past few months, reliable web hosting has become a critical business necessity. Whether you are hosting websites, applications, or office infrastructure, it is vital to have the right plan with the right resources. But how do you choose from the different types of web hosting? Web […]
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VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure. VMware, founded in 1998, brought revolution to the IT industry with its virtualization and cloud solutions. Today, the company has 75.000 partners across the globe. These partners are coming from various industries such as banking, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, and other various industries. We are proud to be […]
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The needs of businesses and corporations are rapidly changing. A global pandemic has changed how we do business, how we live, and how we work. More than ever, we are looking to managed hosting providers and cloud computing to meet the demand for quarantine and work from home orders. But how can you compare one […]
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Digital marketing is a term used by marketing professionals to describe a marketing strategy which involves the use of any electronic device which can be either online or offline.
Many strategies have recognized the integration of app developments in marketing strategies. Utilising Digital Marketing Agency can be a big help for building effective and valuable marketing campaigns. This is so because it works on multiple levels like having initial access to customers, simplification of the buying process sharing of resources for mining customer data and many more.
Now that we have got an idea of digital marketing let us now discuss the importance of app development in fuelling digital marketing:
Growing your Audience base
An app makes it very simple to connect to the local business.…
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If you’re running a business, you know that it’s seldom easy. Virtually every day, you have to deal with various challenges, and there seem to be more of them than ever this year. The pandemic has thrown many different industries into chaos, and companies big and small are adjusting their strategies to stay afloat.
Let’s take a little time to talk about a few of the most prominent business threats that you might encounter this year. We’ll also discuss how you can combat them.
If we’re talking about your business’s computer network, your vendors are the entities you use as:
You can research them before you reach out to them, and that’s certainly something you should always do.…
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Commonly, in your high school classes, your final grades are granted in alphabetical order such as A-, B +, etc. or percentages like 92% out of 100%, 85%, etc.
A GPA is the abbreviated form of grade point average that transforms these alphabets or percentages into numbers and then averages those numbers unitedly. Because it consists of all your grades, and in the case of college admission GPA is the main factor. It is an immeasurable symbol of your knowledge, work ethic, determination, and enthusiasm to promote yourself.
How does a GPA perform?
Your grade point average gives you a record of how well you are doing in your class.…
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If you’re being honest with yourself, your personal brand could probably use a spit-shine. Reputations don’t maintain themselves; like so much else, they demand constant attention and no small amount of work.
It’s fortunate that you don’t have to go about this work entirely on your own. While each and every one of us is ultimately responsible for the state of their personal brand, we all have a sturdy stock of resources at our disposal to make the job easier.
Those resources don’t look precisely the same for everyone. Those of us farther along in our careers have deeper personal networks and the advantage of a large body of work to point to.…
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The debate between dry van shipping vs refrigerated shipping is highly situational. You can’t say that one is definitely better than the other because it depends on what you’re hauling. This will talk about both and then show which one is better in certain situations.
What is a Dry Van Trailer?
A dry van is exactly what it sounds like. This is a trailer that is dry inside and intended on shipping dry goods and items. This is a broad term that describes most semi-trailers that are enclosed and protect the good from the elements.
Since this is one of the most common types of trailers and you’ll likely be using it frequently, consider choosing new dry van trailers for your hauling needs.…
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Are you getting the notice you deserve for your professional achievements? These days, that’s no sure thing, no matter how well respected you are among the people whose opinions actually matter. Finding new clients, climbing the rungs of that career ladder — it’s not too easy.
You’re not entirely on your own, though. These six websites, user-friendly and all, can help you showcase your professional achievements and take the next step in your career.
Of all the websites on this list, you’re probably most familiar with LinkedIn. Most professionals use LinkedIn, both because it’s a great tool for self-promotion and because, well, everyone else uses it too.…
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Motivating employees can sometimes be a difficult task. There are many reasons why staff may be feeling demotivated in their current employment. This may be due to staff turnover, a change in the methods of working, a change in management systems, or even due to pay cuts from a lack of funds. Instead of simply shrugging this off and repeatedly looking for new staff, it can be more beneficial to motivate your employees and retain their loyalty.
You might do this in a number of ways, such as using benefits, a reward system, or implementing an EMI scheme for businesses.…
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Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. This, of course, is an old proverb, but it applies to businesses who may be criticizing other companies’ cultures right now. Simply put, you shouldn’t condemn others who might have similar flaws to your own.
After all, company cultures are tricky. They are living, breathing things — the byproduct of careful gardening and tedious attention to detail. Pointing out the shortcomings of another company is more than a bad look; it’s often hypocritical. Before you start pontificating about your superior company culture, you may want to look in a mirror.
A recent survey of 1,000 professionals by TopResume found that 68% of workers have thought about leaving their companies because of the poor treatment they’ve received during the coronavirus pandemic.…
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Some say the best way to learn is through seeking knowledge, while others say it’s experience. One thing is for sure, and that is that the way you choose to learn, the way you gain more knowledge and experience, will determine the person you become and the infinite possibilities that exist in various parts of the world.
Studying abroad comes with life-altering benefits that have the power to change the course of a life. Here are some reasons how studying internationally can improve the quality and outcome of your life.
When you open yourself up to the possibilities of traveling to another land to study, you open up a gateway for higher academia.…
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one of those terms that intimidates, confuses, and frustrates so many today. The acronym itself is strapped with misinformation and misunderstanding that convinces business owners and marketers it’s some kind of taboo, hard-to-understand digital marketing service better left to the professionals.
The reality is that SEO is not complex, hard-to-understand, or impossible to tackle at all. However, as more companies refuse to explore the simple education behind SEO, they are harming their company’s online search engine rankings tenfold. In fact, 91% of pages never get any organic traffic from Google – due to the fact that they don’t have any backlinks!…
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