Smartphones are now a key part of our lives and are often a distraction when trying to get work done.
However, a new wave of top fresh applications that boost productivity have hit app stores on all platforms, ranging from organisation aids to smartphone scanners.
Here, we take a look at some of the best apps for work… Continue reading
Facebook is used by a lot of people around the world and by different age groups. It is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. A lot of businesses are also using this social network giant for marketing their business as they can easily connect to their target audience, in their industry. All with the help of Facebook Ads. Many of us can be found on Facebook multiple times a day.
With so many of us using this popular social network how familiar are we with some of the amazing facts about Facebook? Like why is it blue in colour? How many languages is Facebook available in? Or who was the first face on Facebook? Plus much more. If you want to explore these amazing facts about Facebook, and various stats regarding its employment opportunities, its growth and its users on monthly and daily basis then you should have a look at the infographic below called Amazing Facebook Facts and Stats to Know, compiled by the team at Dbwebsolutions (Dark Bear Web Solutions). Let us know your views on it and if you really like it and want to pass on the information then please do share it on social media channels…most likely on Facebook.
There a number of factors that make up the culture of any workplace, and one that can have a serious impact on a company is the eating habits of its employees while they are on the job. From holiday parties to sweet-laden birthday celebrations, temptation is everywhere on a daily basis and may eventually have a negative impact on the health of your employees. Whether you want to prevent that afternoon sugar crash or help your employees avoid weight gain, there are several ways you encourage them to eat healthy while they are at work.
My last two days at Bluesfest were adventurous but lots of fun. I attended the sold out Friday night with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and again on Saturday with Duran Duran.
The weather did not cooperate on the Friday night. It poured as I made may way to Bluesfest after work by public transit. And although it stopped briefly, it started raining again shortly after I got in the gate.
I made my way around the grounds again, and this time Best Buy had a booth set up near the Monster stage. While it is fun to see La Mode and other similar tents around Bluesfest, I am a huge tech geek, so I be lined right for Best Buy. They were still finishing their set up when I got there but I had fun checking out the various gadgets that they had on disply. I got a kick out of seeing the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera. It takes credit card sized ‘Polaroid’ type pictures. I can picture how much fun it would be to use at a gathering like a BBQ or get together. It would also be great to use if you want to set up your own photo booth at a wedding or other event. I also liked the ACTIVEON CX Action Camera that they had. An action camera would be so much fun to use.
The weather was unbelievably hot and humid this past Wednesday in Ottawa with temperatures reaching 38°C with the humidex. But the heat and humidity didn’t stop the artists that were performing from giving it their all.
I always start off my Bluesfest experience by touring the site and checking out what is going on. You never know what little gems you may find…like on a super hot day finding a lemonade stand.
It is so easy to get carried away and caught up in everything around us. It can be hard to recognize our own triggers and our own unconscious behavioral patterns. So I appreciate and value Laura C. Cannon’s way of bringing conscious awareness practices to business. It is all explained in her book, The Conscious Entrepreneur: A Guide to Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Freedom, and Happiness. It truly is a transformative read!
The meditations and exercises provided in The Conscious Entrepreneur are great tools for any leader working with the emotional aspects of running a business. The tools provided also help calm obsessive thought patterns that arise from the day-to-day stresses that happen when running a business.
The Conscious Entrepreneur is a great resource for any entrepreneur that would like to find mindfulness practices that can apply specifically to business. I also would recommend this book for entrepreneurs that want a business in which people come before profit. I believe that if you put people first, the profits will follow.
One of the main reasons that new businesses succeed is because they offer something unique from that of their competitors. They provide a service or product that isn’t currently available, so the business is an attractive option for potential customers. Therefore, it’s important that you make your business ‘unique’ if you want to have a thriving startup. Here are some superior ways to make your startup unique and stand out from the rest.