How to Ensure Flexible, Reusable PHP Code with Insphpect

Insphpect is a tool I wrote as part of my PhD project. It scans code for object-oriented programming techniques that hinder code reusability and flexibility. Why? Let me begin with two mundane observations: Business requirements change over time. Programmers are not clairvoyant. New product launches, emergency lockdown regulations, expanding into …

Dell’s Cyber Savings Event Starts Now!

Join the Cyber Savings event, now through Wednesday, July 15! From laptops and desktops, to servers and accessories, StartupNation members can save an extra 5 percent off all Dell-branded products during the Cyber Savings Event. Visit www.Dell.com/StartupNation to access these savings, today through Wednesday, July 15. For any questions around the best …

Think You Need a Technical Background to Launch a Tech Startup? Think Again

There are countless myths and misconceptions in the world of entrepreneurship, just waiting to be busted. One that still holds sway amongst many budding business leaders is that to be a founder of a tech startup, you have to actually be technical. Surely, if you’re going to create a product …

How Startups and Entrepreneurs Can Use TikTok to Grow Their Businesses

TikTok’s slogan reads “make your day,” but what about “make your business”? The social media platform has risen to new heights in recent years with its short-form videos. TikTok is now available in over 150 markets across the globe, in 39 languages, and has over 500 million active monthly users. …

America — Land of the free, home of the small business

For decades presidents have called small businesses “the backbone of America.” That statement rings true, perhaps now more than ever. The United States happens to be an incredible place to start your own business — and that is not something to take for granted. Though the economic landscape has changed …

Top WordPress Tools & Services That Make Your Life Easier Sponsored

The WordPress team worked hard to produce the ultimate in website builders. Their hard work paid off. The ultimate builder, in this case, is a platform featuring an abundance of tools and plugins. They allow website builders to create, tweak, and adjust their products any way they want to. There …

Should I Go Into Engineering?

Over the years, I received several emails asking whether going into engineering is a good idea. It’s a tough question. Engineering is a huge field. You could study chemical, biotech, mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering. These are all vastly different and you can go into all kinds of careers. I …

How to Harness the Power of Mobile Messaging for Your Business

We use mobile messaging apps daily, in both our professional and personal lives. Thus, it’s understandable that many startups are using them for work during these unprecedented times. But how can startups harness the power of messaging apps when it comes to business? Messaging apps can provide many benefits to …

How to Keep Working Remotely in a Post-COVID-19 World

Though the COVID-19 pandemic is still far from over, many companies and employees are already looking to the post-COVID world. For many organizations, the enforced move to remote working over the past few months has presented significant challenges. On the other hand, there are many employees who, despite being reticent …

6 Steps to Build a Content Strategy for Your Startup

Content serves many business purposes. High-quality, useful content can help potential customers find a solution to their problem and can increase brand awareness. A content strategy allows startups to create and share pieces of content with the intent of achieving a specific business goal. As an entrepreneur, your goal should …

Tips for Converting an Existing WordPress Website to Use the Gutenberg Block Editor

When the Gutenberg block editor was released as part of WordPress 5.0, a number of web designers were worried about the effect it would have on existing websites. Some vowed to keep using the Classic Editor for the foreseeable future. But the newfangled block editor has settled in nicely. Its …

The 4 Essential Factors That Make a Good Business Pitch

The following is excerpted from “Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion“ by Meredith Fineman, in agreement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Meredith Fineman, 2020. Natalia Oberti Noguera is founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a network …

How to Grow Your Business Podcast: Episode 7

Join DBusiness editor, RJ King, each week as he explores the top Detroit business stories of the week, dives deep into business topics, and interviews influential newsmakers in the “How to Grow Your Business” podcast. Restaurant Comeback with Andiamo’s Joe Vicari and 40-Year Entrepreneur Frank Venegas Jr. This week’s guests are Joe …

Educating Clients About the True Value of Your Services as a Designer

Okay, freelance designers. Stop me if you’ve heard this one: you’re working on a project for a client, and all of a sudden there’s a discrepancy with your payment. Perhaps it’s because of scope creep, or maybe the client just went over budget for some reason. Either way, you’ve been …

Tips for Hosting a Virtual Event in the Age of Social Distancing

The coronavirus pandemic has upended the commerce industry, possibly forever. While we don’t know when businesses will be able to return to 100 percent normalcy, we do know that consumers are increasingly wary of resuming their normal habits. Consumers may still be reluctant to visit retail stores, and overall, consumer spending …

A StartupNation Exclusive: Shop Dell’s Summer Deals Today!

StartupNation members can now save an extra 10 percent off all Dell-branded products, now through Wednesday, July 1! Access the top tech this summer through Dell Technologies! StartupNation members can save an extra 10 percent off all Dell-branded products. Visit www.Dell.com/StartUpNation to access these savings, starting today, Monday, June 22, …

10 best practices for creating and securing stronger passwords

There’s never been a better time to beef up your security with stronger passwords. A Consumer Reports survey found that more than 50 percent of U.S. adults have six or more password-protected accounts online. Other research suggests that by 2020, there will be 100 billion online passwords in use all around the …

10 Reasons Why Micro-Influencer Campaigns Interest Gen Z (and How They Can Boost Your Business)

Targeting a young audience? Micro-influencers just may be the answer. Aiming to capture this audience (those born after 1995) can be lucrative, as Gen Z now accounts for around 40 percent of all consumer shopping. The best part is that Gen Z is fairly easy and cheap to market to …

Ecommerce Tools To Get Your eBusiness Started In 2020

eCommerce content marketing | Uncategorized Ecommerce Tools To Get Your eBusiness Started In 2020 By: Ryan Velez| @ Article-Writing.co Posted On: June 17, 2020 ​It’s easy to make the argument that now is one of the best times to start up your own ecommerce business.  Global ecommerce sales are expected …

8 Pre-built BeTheme Sites You Can Edit with Elementor

The truth is that the WordPress classic editor had its shortcomings as far as providing solutions to building attractive, high-quality websites. Gutenberg has helped some, but it’s page builder plugins like Elementor that have paved the way for making it significantly easier for any WordPress user to build websites worth …

5 ways to modernize using task management software

Task management software is an important tool for staying productive. Whether you’re a solo online worker or manage a growing staff, staying productive when running a business is key for long-term success. In the modern era, staying productive often means using a core collaboration and task management software program.   …

5 Essential Practices for Developing a Personal Brand

Amid COVID-19, many individuals are using time spent sheltering in place to start a business or pursue a side hustle. If that sounds familiar, as you begin taking the next steps to create a professional brand, including drafting business plans and incorporating the business, you must also consider developing your …

8 Crucial Steps You Need to Take Before Launching an E-Commerce Business

Thinking about starting an online business? It’s a good idea: e-commerce sales are expected to reach $3.45 trillion globally this year. Here are eight steps to take when launching your business, according to successful e-commerce entrepreneurs and advisors in The Oracles. Play to your strengths and outsource the rest “I don’t even …

Quiz: Is your professional services business ready for the end of the year?

The new year is approaching, so you know what that means — your business needs to be ready for the end of the year. Whether you run an accounting firm or a consulting business, an insurance company, marketing gig, law firm or other business that offers professional services, it’s time …

7 real estate business ideas to tap into the lucrative property market

With the right training and tools, almost anyone can make money in real estate. You don’t need to own property to profit in the real estate market. There are many facets of the industry, and plenty of real estate business ideas to choose from. Initially, it can seem overwhelming. Instagram …

What SSL Is, and Which Certificate Type is Right for You

This article was created in partnership with GoGetSSL. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Over the last decade, the rate of cyber crime has risen sharply. Already, many reputable business organizations and government agencies that haven’t implemented sufficient online security have been caught with their pants …