Gold as Emergency Fund?

Gold as a part of the emergency fund? Say what? Am I out of my mind? But hear me out. Most personal finance bloggers recommend 3-6 months of living expenses in an easily accessible account as an emergency fund. We have that much in our savings account which is earning a …

Power What You Do Best with Dell Precision Workstations

Uncompromising performance meets ultimate reliability and security! StartupNation members save an extra 5 percent on the Dell Precision family of mobile and fixed workstations beginning Thursday, Sept. 24 through Wednesday, Sept. 30. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Visit www.Dell.com/StartupNation to access these savings …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Virtual Internships Thriving in Spite of COVID-19 (Episode 122)

Last spring, we were concerned that internship programs may be in jeopardy due to COVID-19 concerns. However, virtual internships were all the rage this summer, and most companies say these programs were surprisingly successful for both businesses and students alike. Tune in to this morning’s WJR Business Beat, where Jeff …

Mindful Leadership is the Formula for Success, Says This Business Strategist

I have seen the mantra of “People First, Always” work in organizations of all shapes and sizes. You could define the byproduct of this approach as engagement, but in “The Affinity Principle,” I extend the definition to include a natural liking, agreement and connectedness within the team that expands the …

Getting Started with Eleventy

Eleventy (or 11ty) is a Node.js static site generator (SSG). SSGs do most rendering work at build time to create a set of static HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files. The resulting pages need not have server-side dependencies such as runtimes or databases. This leads to several key benefits: hosting is …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: New Businesses Are Being Started Amid Pandemic (Episode 121)

On today’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses various reasons why entrepreneurs are starting new businesses during the pandemic. Perhaps surprisingly, a new survey of 428 entrepreneurs by Just Business found that more than one in five entrepreneurs are starting businesses that were not planned before the pandemic. Tune in for more! …

GoDaddy launches the Tomorrow Fund to support employees in need

On September 19, GoDaddy launched the Tomorrow Fund worldwide for all its employees. It’s designed to help employees recover from unanticipated events or natural disasters, something many are facing now across the country and globe. I’ve been at GoDaddy a really (really) long time. Granted, it’s not like the old …

5 Ways to Make Budgeting and Strategic Borrowing Easier

Over the nearly 40 years I’ve either owned or otherwise worked in a small business, I’ve observed that even businesses that might not be considered “seasonal” in the traditional sense ebb and flow over the course of the year, creating times when capital becomes tight and the cash flow pinch …

Are Business Loans More Affordable Now Due to the Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global economy in a number of ways. Unemployment is up, the stock market is down, and small businesses are struggling to make ends meet. While Congress approved some financial help for small businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), that aid has since expired …

Business vs. personal credit cards — How to choose your best option

The information contained in this blog is provided for general informational purposes only, and should not be construed as an endorsement or advice from GoDaddy on any subject matter. For business owners, understanding business vs. personal credit cards is key. It isn’t just a matter of using one credit card …

In a Financial Rut? Here’s How 3 Creative Business Owners Mastered Money

Do you dislike dealing with the financial side of running your business? You’re not alone. Many entrepreneurs go into business to do something they are good at, or to fill a creative void. Spending time with accounting software and spreadsheets, however, isn’t often on their list of ways they want …

Strategies for Strengthening Your Business During the Pandemic

Reimagining your business strategy before you’ve even launched, or are in the early stages of a startup, adds a level of stress no budding entrepreneur wants to take on. However, such is the reality of the world we live in today. Outlined below are a number of considerations, recommendations and …

6 ways to establish authenticity and credibility with a .press domain name

The news industry has grown by leaps and bounds ever since the advent of digital media, thanks to the ease it affords in accessing information in real-time. Almost every newspaper, magazine and TV channel now needs an active online presence to be able to cater to the consumers’ demands of …

10 businesses finding success with a .store domain

One of the most beautiful aspects of the internet is that it provides everyone with a clean slate to build their business. Whether you’re a small business, a solopreneur, a large conglomerate, or an influencer with millions of followers — everyone starts with the same first step — registering their …

How to Rebrand Your Startup During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The brand image you project to the world communicates how relevant, impactful, authentic and credible your business is to consumers—and it’s much more than just a logo, font or color scheme. As brand experts at Ignyte explain: “More than simply a name, term, design or symbol, a brand is the …

Pandemic Schooling 2020

Hey parents, is school going well so far? Our son’s school year started 2 weeks ago and it’s easier than I thought. Earlier this year, his school shut down in March and never reopened for spring. That was a tough quarter for everybody. The teachers weren’t prepared, the parents had …

Tips for Starting an E-Commerce Business That is Built to Sell

Entrepreneurs are driven by many different motivators. Some may create a new business because they feel an abstract impulse to bring a particular vision to life. Others enjoy the prospect of building a legacy for their family, generating a steady stream of passive income, or even building a multinational enterprise. …

10 Free Slideshow & Gallery Templates for Adobe After Effects

Slideshows are a great way to grab your audience’s attention. Whether you’re making a business presentation or simply want a unique way to preserve precious moments, a slideshow can help you make it more memorable. That’s why in this article, we’ve selected the best After Effects slideshow and gallery templates …

The 12 Best Double Exposure Effect Photoshop Action Sets

When you’re working on post-production for your photographs, it’s vital to have some time savers on hand. With this in mind, Photoshop actions are the most likely choice for achieving the end results you want. So, if you want to create cool double exposure effects without having manually captured this …

How These 4 Startups Pivoted to Secure Customer Loyalty During the Pandemic (and How You Can, Too)

Never has there been a more unpredictable year than 2020. Despite the best planning and preparation, no one could have predicted a global pandemic altering the way we work and live for potentially years to come. Yet, there are a number of small businesses and startups that have thrived despite …

3 low-cost marketing trends for the new normal

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website. COVID-19 has changed how we live, work and relate. In the small business world, it’s no different. With social distancing measures still in place, brands have downsized or completely scaled back marketing budgets. In the wake of COVID-19, nearly $50 billion globally …

A recent history of web design trends: 2015 – 2019

Andy McIlwain August 19, 2019 Where will you take us next? Even five years ago, the web looked very different than it does today. Today more browsing happens on mobile than desktop. New web technologies like CSS3, programming libraries like Vue.js, and faster bandwidth have opened up interactive and engaging designs that were …

9 Secrets to Having World-Class Customer Service

Good customer service is crucial to ensuring your business will continue to grow. These nine experienced leaders and advisors in The Oracles, including Canva founder Melanie Perkins and clothing designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, share their secrets for guaranteeing a world-class customer experience. Turn feedback into an actionable list There …

WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: The Impact of Coronavirus COVID-19 on Businesses (Episode 10)

On this morning’s Business Beat segment, Jeff provides resources for businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). For more information, read the SBA’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In addition to guidance and facts regarding the pandemic, the SBA is offering …

Web Design Agencies: Are You Using These Life-saving Tools & Resources?

This sponsored article was provided by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Digital design technology is forever changing. Design trends come, and design trends go. Some design tools keep pace with the latest trends, and some don't. An effective way to …

Reinventing jobs for an automated future workplace

Earlier this year, the European Commission announced it will invest €20 billion in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and development by 2020 to boost the adoption of AI and robotics across multiple industries, which will have a significant impact on the way work across sectors gets done. Facing demographic deficits, Europe …

Setting Realistic Personal Branding “New Years Resolutions” for 2019

According to an article in the New York Times, one third of individuals who make “New Year’s resolutions” don’t make it past the end of January. The author indicated that resolutions fail because they aren’t the right resolutions. Specifically: It’s a resolution established because someone else is telling you to …

Get Cloud Certified with ExamPro’s Smart Learning Platform

ExamPro is a study platform to help people pass cloud certification exams. Cloud certification exams are challenging, and involve retaining large quantities of technical information. They also open up significant new doors for career advancement and learning potential. What if there was a platform that reduced your study time and …

Creating Engaging Instagram Content to Boost Brand Visibility 

Creating Engaging Instagram Content to Boost Brand Visibility  Raven Brajdic, Content Writer @ Article-Writing.co   How do you create the next viral Instagram video or get your hashtag trending? It’s a question that many brands and marketers ask themselves. After all, social media has become an indispensable tool for companies …