What Does the Future of Work Look Like? (Infographic)

Near enough every single business has to face keeping up with the ever-changing world of technology. With more and more operations relying on technology for a smoother process, it is important to stay up to date and in the loop with new gadgets, software, and any other implementations that can improve your workforce. With the technological world constantly changing, the future of work is looking more revolutionised than ever before… meaning RPA software is about to become something extremely popular. RPA (robotic process automation) is an emerging technology which has the potential to revolutionise offices across the globe – all companies are soon going to be very aware of it.…

Data Skills You Will Need to Progress in a Data Scientist Role

If you are interested in getting a job as a data scientist, you are not alone, with data scientist being voted the best job in America again in January 2017. With a competitive salary and thousands of job openings monthly, it really can be a great career to get into if you aren’t already. Of course, you need to have a good level of understanding of data science to pursue the career but below are some more skills that companies look for when hiring. Use Of Basic Tools Every company that you apply for will want to know that you understand and have used the basic tools and software associated with data science.…

How to Get Your Niche Business Booming Online

So, you’ve got a niche business up and running that you want to grow bigger. New platforms has made it easier for people to try their hand at e-commerce, but only some have the skills to become a prominent and important store. How do you do it? Thankfully, there are some straightforward tried and tested methods to help you attract customers and become more of a leader in your chosen market. Here are just some of them. First things first – choose a hosting provider The very initial thing you need to do in the process of starting an online business is deciding upon a hosting provider.…

How SEO Has Changed Over The Last Decade

Being involved in SEO for the last 10 years, I have seen many changes as Google refined its algorithm to both tactics to manipulate the rankings, and the introduction of new technology. Here I highlight some of the strategies that were used and how Google brought in changes to counteract them. Onpage Optimisation in 2007 SEO in the mid to late noughties was easy. You basically found out what keywords you wanted to rank for, placed them sporadically around the site, not paying too much attention to copy, grammar or calls to action and within 3 months – 6 months for competitive keywords – you could rank a site.…

Skills Every Business Administrator Should Have

How many times have you worked for an administrator who never seemed to know exactly how to communicate what needed to be done or never seemed to really hear what you were saying? Their minds seemed to be somewhere else. Perhaps they were thinking of everything they needed to do or perhaps they had never learned to stay on task. This could easily have been resolved if they had taken the time to get a masters in project and program management degree because those skills can be learned.…

Culture: The Difference-Maker

In a world where information flows at the speed of bytes, where products get copied, prices matched and distribution is ubiquitous, culture is one of the few things – often the only thing – that competitors cannot match. In short, it’s a company’s one source of sustainable competitive advantage. A great culture allows businesses to attract and retain A-grade talent and allows them to fulfil their potential. This is achieved by effectively distributing decision-making power through the organisational system, so that employees can fluidly respond to the challenges and opportunities that emerge every day, in the moment.…

Words of Warning: Starting a Business is Hard (Infographic)

B2B research from Circle Research have created this infographic to educate you just how hard it is to start your own business. A really interesting fact that is definitely worth knowing, is that nearly 60% of all businesses fail within the first five years of starting up. Different niches have different success rates. For example the top survival rate is Healthcare. All statistics shown, over 40% of all healthcare businesses survive, this is a massive difference compared to any other business niche.…

How to Choose the Right Remote Assistant

Hiring the right remote virtual assistant is much tougher than most entrepreneurs initially think. Forget the fact that they’re often continents away from you, which presents its own set of challenges. Remote assistants are just like any other employee you hire – some are good and still others are a nightmare waiting to happen. Like Tom Hank’s Forrest Gump character famously said “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” If you’ve ever hired employees before, it’s quite likely you’ve pulled a bad apple or two out of the bag.…

8 Things to Consider When Choosing a Virtual Office

A virtual office is a great way to add legitimacy to an online business and gain access to physical office space when you need it, while saving loads of money you’d otherwise spend leasing or renting a permanent business location. While the selection process is fairly simple, there are a few things you’ll want to consider before making a final decision. Here are 8 things to consider when choosing a virtual office: 1. Flexibility Ask yourself what your virtual office’s ideal business hours should be.…

If Superheroes Had Real jobs What Would They Do? (Infographic)

Superheroes are ridiculously awesome; I think we can all agree on that. But what if they had to work normal jobs like us average, non-super people? Would they be able to cope with working 9:00 – 5:00 like Dolly Parton and us? Maybe, maybe not; but that’s not what we’re here to find out. We want to take an educated guess at what they’d be good at in the real world. Nick Fury Without a doubt Nick Fury would be in some sort of directing, managing job.…