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How To Turn Your Muse Into a Successful Full Time website

Turning what we are passionate about into a successful full time website is something that many people seek to do. Many do try but unfortunately many do fail, but what is the reason some make it big whilst others fade away? We got in contact with the amazing people over at Lolfootball.com to find out the secrets to their success. Lol football is a hugely popular satirical sports website that is booming at the moment, it goes from strength to strength on a daily basis – so we couldn’t think of anyone better to get pearls of wisdom from. Success…

How to Choose a Forex Broker

When you decide that forex is the way to go and you’re ready to begin trading, the first thing you need to do is find a reputable broker. Sure, you can go online and find oodles and gobs of brokers vying to get your account. But how do you choose the best one? Not the most profitable broker or the one with the most experience, but the one that you can work well with? Even with the same training and background, different brokers have different personalities and it is reflected in the way they handle accounts. Take some time to…

Art Fund Says Museums Have Changed, but Native American Art Has not

Source Just a few weeks ago, there was huge press attention over the announcement made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art that they were changing the direction of the institution. A gift of 91 pieces of Native American artwork was promised by Valerie and Charles Diker to the Met. What is so unusual, however, is that the Met instantly stated that they would not simply ban these pieces to indigenous corners, but actually add them to their American Wing. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) has been donated 91 pieces of Native American art. Traditionally, these types of pieces would…

A First Timer’s Guide To Auctions

Going to auction for the first time can be daunting, especially with all the jargon floating about. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most frequently used auction terms, whether you’re looking for an art auction or antique auction, the below tips can help you understand things a little bit better: Auctioneer – The man or woman doing the selling. They are typically equipped with a hammer (more on that with a minute) and speak incredibly quickly. Their aim is to hike the price of the items on sale up by encouraging the bidders in the room to bid,…

4 Ways to Reduce Solicitors to Your Business

Do you feel like your company fields more calls from solicitors than actual customers throughout the day? Do your team members get battered with unwanted sales pitches and scammers when they’re trying to do their work? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then you’re not alone. Despite the rise of the internet, the phone continues to be the device of choice for unwanted communication, and it drives small businesses nuts. Follow these steps if you’re ready to cut back on solicitations. Teach Employees to Ignore Unexpected Calls Image via Flickr by David Robert Wright This advice is…

‘If Parenting Was a Job, Mothers Would Earn Over £80,000 a Year’, Survey Reveals

Women are emerging in roles stronger than ever. They are successful entrepreneurs, creative designers, productive engineers, great leaders and good doctors. But we often see them in a role that might just be the toughest work they ever have to do. Yes, motherhood alone contains the challenges of every other job they do. But what if parenting was a paid role? How much would a mom earn? A local services marketplace got curious enough to find out a mother’s salary. Bidvine is an online local services marketplace that conducted a survey of 1,200 British moms and concluded that a mother would earn…

Is Your Work Station Comfortable and Safe?

You know that aching back? You know the headaches? These could be caused by your work station. Although you may not feel particularly uncomfortable, those who spend much of their time at work seated could be at risk of picking up different injuries just from how they are sitting or using their computer. This is why it is imperative to know about ergonomic awareness. DSE regulations were introduced in 1992 to protect the health and safety of those who have desk-based jobs. They specifically set out to prevent: Discomfort – usually in the back, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Often…

5 of the Best Ways to Help Your Employees Cope with Change

The unknown is scary. Changes in businesses, whether for better or worse, forces employees to give up their safe routines. Safety equals comfort and something like a merger, buy-out or downsize will make many feel as if their job or future at the company is vulnerable or in jeopardy. Change is a huge part of any businesses’ development and there will undoubtedly be disgruntled, worried and unsettled members of staff. Berating employees for their natural reaction is not an option as everybody is entitled to their own feelings. Although there is no way of impacting your staff’s initial reaction to…

Fight Back – Review Your Own Customers

Online reputation is nothing new. People have taken great pleasure in looking up companies online to find out which ones offer the best quality and the best value for money. Websites like Angie’s List and Yelp are consumer favorites, enabling them to decide whether or not they are likely to have a positive experience there. Unfortunately, however, these sites have also caused the demise of many businesses, because they are attractive platforms for people who simply want to leave negative comments for the fun of it. Online reputation management has become increasingly complex, therefore, because an attack can come from…

Comparing On Premise and On Cloud Archiving Solutions

All businesses have to have email archiving solutions in place. Broadly speaking, they can be either on premise, or they can be on the cloud. So which solution is better for you? Considerations for On Premise Archiving If you use this option, all information will be stored within your own data center. Hence, everything is your own responsibility, including choosing, installing, configuring, maintaining, and operating the infrastructure. Things to think about include: The cost – it is quite costly to get the necessary hardware, software, and support. Security – you will need to make sure that only the right people have…