For freelancers, working from home can be lonely and unproductive. Working from coffee shops can be noisy and overcrowded and more of a hassle than helpful. For business owners, having an office can be expensive and time-consuming to manage, and you might need offices in multiple cities. Thanks to the growing number of coworking spaces, consultants, entrepreneurs and full-time employees have a convenient, affordable place they can go on a per use or regular basis. They come equipped with all the things you’d come to expect at an office like printing, coffee, break room, WiFi, conference rooms (and even games).
We got the chance to interview their General Manager, Grant Farhall who peeled back the curtain a little for an inside look into the company. He also shares more about his background and role at iStock. Read on to learn what sets iStock apart from its competitors and some pro tips on how to search more efficiently for stock photos so you can find what you’re looking for faster.
Search the app store and you’ll find dozens of tools to help you run your business. So we put together a round up of our favorite apps our team uses consistently for both managers and workers alike. Check out the best tools below, what we love about them and start downloading so you can get on the path to productivity.
When it comes to having a business, you need a website. And when it comes to having a website, you need to develop strong SEO strategies to ensure you can be being found on the internet by your current and future customers. This is especially crucial on the ever-growing and changing world wide web. That’s where SEMrush comes into play. Founded by Oleg Shchegolev and Dmitri Melnikov, SEMrush aims to help businesses of all sizes to better understand their analytics and tactical ways to improve their search performance. Learn about the creation of SEMrush and some personal anecdotes from one of the founders and current CEO, Oleg Shchegolev, in our latest People Who Rock the Web interview.
When not working as the editor for OnDeck, Ty Kiisel is a speaker, podcaster and regular contributor to Forbes.com and DeseretNews.com. With more than 30 years experience, Ty shares small business tips, advice and best practices by incorporating his wealth of knowledge gained through personal experience. We were lucky enough to get the chance to ask him about online business loans and how OnDeck can help small businesses get funding for growing their bottom line.
Let’s face it. Phones get stolen, computers crash, coffee spills on our iPads. Life (and accidents) happen. So when it does, it’s critical to be prepared. Because we rely so heavily on technology nowadays, it’s that much more important to have a contingency plan. It’s devastating enough to lose your precious devices but it’s that much more frustrating to lose what is on them too. So here are some data loss prevention tips to help prevent it from happening to you.
Shane Wilson was the Director of Experience Design at H&R Block from 2016-2019. His team works hard to create and innovate the DIY tax preparation industry’s customer experience. We got the chance to chat with Shane about his experience with one of the top online tax prep service companies. Go behind the scenes at H&R Block and learn how they’re helping business owners retain revenues.
Sandeep Kashyap, CEO and Founder of ProofHub, thinks communication is the most important pillar to leadership and career success. So he built ProofHub, a project management tool, to fill this gap for groups, organizations and teams. Learn more about the person behind ProofHub, as he shares his advice on project management and starting a business in our latest People Who Rock the Web interview.
Canva allows you to create graphics, edit photos, design logos and more, via a free app (no software download required). Is it too good to be true? In our review we’ll walk you through the features of the Canva app, Canva templates, Canva logo maker and talk about how to use Canva as well as a few cons.
Email marketing is one of the tried-and-true marketing channels. Unlike social media or search results where algorithms controls who sees your content, emails presumably are all delivered to your subscriber’s inbox and you’re more in control of the outcome. It’s also more personal and thus an effective way to reach your audience.