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10 Tips for Working With a Marketing Agency

10 Tips for Working With a Marketing Agency

Business, Learning
There are many good reasons to work with a marketing agency. You might be interested in establishing a presence with an unfamiliar marketing strategy. You might be eager to see better results on a campaign that’s been dwindling. You might even be interested in saving money, paying an agency to manage your campaign rather than hiring a marketing manager full-time.Whatever the case, your results are going to depend on the relationship and rapport you’re able to build with your marketing agency—and that means you’ll have to put in some work. How to Work With a Marketing Agency These tips will help you work with a marketing agency more effectively.Choose the right partner. Your results will be dependent on your ability to choose the right digital marketing agency. This means you’ll nee...
5 Proactive Measures Companies Can Take Against Malware Attacks

5 Proactive Measures Companies Can Take Against Malware Attacks

Learning, Technology
Malware — shorthand for malicious software — is a code or program designed and deployed by cybercriminals to infect your computer systems in order to damage, disable, or exploit your company.Hackers create malware to attack your business and try to:Steal, encrypt, or delete sensitive information, such as passwords or customer data Hijack and modify core system functions Monitor your activity without permission Blackmail or extort money in the form of ransom Inject spam or forced advertisingOf all the data breaches, 28% involve malware according to Verizon.What’s more, stats suggest that 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses, the average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.4 million, and 34% of businesses hit with malware took a week o...
10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Increase Revenue Without Spending a Ton

10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Increase Revenue Without Spending a Ton

Business, Learning
Small businesses often have to spend money to make money. But not every entrepreneur has the resources to spend big. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right small investments. Whether you’re putting in time or money, you need to get the most possible bang for your buck. These tips from the online small business community can help you make the most of your investments. Improve Revenue with These Sales Tools If you want to earn more money in your business, increasing sales is a necessary step. Luckily, there are tools that can help you reach your desired numbers without dramatically increasing costs. Ada Durzynska lists some of them in this GetResponse post. Choose These Free WordPress Themes for Effective Content Marketing Content marketing can be a cost effective way to communic...
RoWrite2 – A cool smart notepad you didn’t know you needed

RoWrite2 – A cool smart notepad you didn’t know you needed

Learning, Technology
This looks pretty cool and, coming from the people that brought use the Flexpai smartphone, it should be.This is basically a writing pad. Sheets of paper, a pen, a nicely presented folder. Everything you expect. However, whatever you jot down will instantly get digitally scanned and stored. This is the RoWrite 2 and you can go and buy one for £119.99.To the video!https://www.coolsmartphone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/rowrite2-en.mp4 It captures, stores and shares whatever your write. Best of all, it’s regular paper – no weird sensation for your hands, just doodle as you normally would. The clever Royole sensors allow it all to bend just like a regular notepad and now it’s 50% lighter than its predecessor. Smaller too, and an improved 30-day battery life. Not bad.Looks-wise it’s...
The 5G Enabled eSIM is Technology of the Future

The 5G Enabled eSIM is Technology of the Future

Learning, Technology
Back in the day, circa 1979, when the Cellular Era began transforming the way we connected, nobody could have imagined we would one day think up something as innovative as a 5G eSIM.When the first SIM card emerged in 1991 the world was dazzled by the possibilities it promised and progress it would bring. But as it goes in the tech industry, there is seemingly no limit to what human ingenuity can achieve and there are always more glass ceilings to smash.It is because of this tenacity and desire to turn bold, sometimes outlandish, ideas into reality that gave birth to technologies such as embedded SIM (eSIM) and 5G.In this post, we explore the 5G eSIM in detail – from how it works and where it works to how you can get your hands on it and which phones it works on.So, what exactly is...
10 Tips for Prioritizing Tasks to Make the Most of Limited Small Business Resources

10 Tips for Prioritizing Tasks to Make the Most of Limited Small Business Resources

Business, Learning
Small businesses usually don’t have a ton of time and resources to focus on growth. So they need to find the most applicable tasks to prioritize. Members of the online small business community have been through this. Here are some of their top tips for making the most of limited resources. Consider a Google Only Marketing Approach Small businesses sometimes don’t have the resources to dedicate to multiple marketing channels. So what should you prioritize? In this GatherUp post, Mike Blumenthal details how a Google-only marketing approach has worked. Conduct a Speedy Social Media Audit There’s no point in trying tons of different social media techniques if just a few of them work. That’s why it’s so important to audit your social channels regularly. This Sprout Social post by Brent Barnha...
The mobile phones of the 1970’s

The mobile phones of the 1970’s

Cell Phones, Entertainment, Learning
The year is 1976 and, on BBC Kids TV show “Blue Peter”, they’re about to show something amazing. A phone with no cable that you could even take outside. There are absolutely no trailing cables of any kind; it’s not connected to anything at all because it’s got its own built-in transmitter and receiver. https://www.coolsmartphone.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/10000000_682435252676261_4139164185578674730_n.mp4 Something a little similar, and slightly better looking, was actually on display a full six years before this though, when Raymond Baxter showed off this portable phone on Tomorrow’s World. This one was designed to operate in an expo in Japan, connecting via short-wave radio. You could call anyone, including your girlfriend or, for a “more intelligent conversation”, you could talk to ...
Google Play downloads hit 28.3bn during lockdown

Google Play downloads hit 28.3bn during lockdown

Entertainment, Learning, Technology
It’s always hard to get an exact figure for app and game downloads, but 2020 has definitely got researchers looking into those install counts. Millions across the world are spending more time indoors, online and on their smartphone amid the coronavirus lockdown. It’s meant, according to most research companies, a continued trend in the number of app downloads to mobile phones.Now, according to data gathered by SBS, there’s been a new record in the number of downloads among Android users during the third quarter of 2020. Some 28.3bn downloads of apps and games – three times higher than than App Store – have been monitored. That’s a 31% jump year-on-year and compares to just 16.7bn downloads in 2017.This year has seen a record number of downloads in both the Google Play and Apple App S...
Important Tips for Closing Your Business

Important Tips for Closing Your Business

Business, Learning
Unfortunately, the pandemic has caused many businesses to fail. Yelp reported 60% of businesses that had closed at the start of the pandemic are not reopening. What’s more, in some cases, businesses may be viable, but owners just want to give up. Important Tips for Closing Your Business Whether by necessity or choice, owners need to take certain actions to shut down properly and avoid problems. Here are some actions to consider. Your Entity If you are incorporated or have a limited liability company, shutting your doors doesn’t end your legal status. You must dissolve the entity by following state law rules, which usually means filing articles of dissolution with your secretary of state. State law may require a vote by owners to dissolve the business. You won’t receive any state approval...
These 5 Policies are Key to Small Business No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

These 5 Policies are Key to Small Business No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

Business, Learning
Small business needs to keep an eye on the election to gauge economic policies going forward. And how the economic impact of COVID-19 will be handled by the president.Small Business Trends contacted Shawn Dill, a small business consultant. He supplied his views on the 5 policies that were key to small businesses no matter who wins the presidency.He started by tackling small business autonomy. Operating Restrictions “Both candidates will impact small businesses in different ways,” Dill writes. “Basically, small businesses need to operate SAFELY within the guidelines of each state. Politicians should allow the people to decide if they feel like they want to visit a business.”He says businesses need to educate the people on safety measures and adhere to social distancing and masks. An...