In Krystyna Janda We Trust

Krystyna Janda in Wajda’s Man of MarbleEast News, Warsaw Want to find out what the fuss is about, why Poland is on Brussels’ bad books, what is happening with abortion legislation, the judicial conflict, education policy, the far-right? Or perhaps most of all, what’s happening with the financial regulator, the KNF, a scandal that is […]

Meet Rebecca Samuels: U.S. Female Veteran that Decided to be an Accounting Business Owner After serving in the U.S military, more veterans are learning that starting a small business is actually not a bad idea.   Military veterans are considering this career option believing that being a business owner is a better fit.   According to Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families, veterans remain more likely […]

Stuck In A Career Rut? Here's How To Get Out

Being in a career rut happens to everyone at some point in time. Even the most exciting job in the world can feel monotonous after a while. If you stay in the same job for too long, you’ll end up feeling stuck there. We naturally crave opportunities to learn and develop, and if those opportunities […]

How This Woman-Owned Sewing Studio In Texas Combats The Refugee Crisis

According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are more than 65 million displaced people in the world, and 22 million are refugees. In the United States, the number of annual, resettled refugees is less than 25,000 (as of 2017). To give that some context, a “refugee” is someone who has been applied for resettlement […]

Airport And Airline Hacks: 9 Ways To Travel Like A Pro

Travel expert Samantha Brown at a train station.Photo courtesy Samantha Brown The busy holiday travel season is officially here, and according to AAA, this is set to be the worst ever, with a record-breaking 112.5 million travelers flying, driving and taking trains over the course of the holidays. That’s one in three Americans — a 4.4 percent increase over last […]

Saving Face in Warsaw

A protestor in WarsawEast News, Warsaw The Deutsche Welle English news room when I worked there earlier in 2018 received several emails a month from Poles complaining about the German broadcaster’s alleged misuse of certain terms connected with the Second World War, the Holocaust, concentration camps and ghettos.   Often these emails were clumsily written, attempts to […]

The small town stereotype: Old White Guys in charge, stuck in the past

I often hear jovial stories and stereotypes, in and out of rural places, about how small-town people are stuck in the 1960s and refuse to accept change. They joke that we nostalgically hang on to our traditions, our history, our ways of doing things, and our small-town values. Personally, I choose to live in a […]

10 Reasons To Avoid Executive Leadership Coaches Like The Plague

Executive Coaches are like any other breed of professional: some are good, some are not. But because the potential impact of an executive coach can be so high, their defects, blind-spots and shortcomings need to be rigorously understood before hiring them. The deficiencies of executive coaches often result from over-reliance on a particular approach or focus. Here […]

Overcoming Obstacles: 7 Challenges Small Business Owners Face

Image Credit: Pixabay on Pexels Being a small business owner can be tough. Not only are you forced to compete against the bigger players in your market, you also have a noticeably more modest budget in comparison. The fact that the vast majority of small businesses close down in the first year of operations probably […]

Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Launch Your New Business

Image Credit: geralt on Pixabay Every entrepreneur has lots of questions before they venture into business. Moreover, a lot of the work that goes into creating a new venture happens in this cerebral arena. It’s only when you ask yourself the right questions, however, that you’ll get the answers you need in order to be […]

6 Ways To Improve Your Website Design To Boost Sales

Improve online sales with good website designGetty The eCommerce industry is growing rapidly year over year. But that doesn’t mean that your eCommerce business is necessarily growing at the speed you’d like.  Whether your sales are lagging or are simply okay, most businesses are intent on growing their revenue faster. Good web design is one of the […]

5 Entrepreneurs On How Facing Adversity Helped Them Build Successful Businesses

Most people who set out on the entrepreneurial path realize that they will face challenges as they start and grow a new business. But many successful entrepreneurs already have overcome adversity in order to arrive where they are. Surmounting difficulties in life encourages us to build character and resilience, understand our weaknesses, grow our strengths, […]

Three Reasons Why Small Business Loans Were Easier To Get In 2018

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. The Fed is raising its key interest rate for the fourth time this year to reflect the U.S. economy’s continued strength, but expects to slow hikes next year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)Associated Press At its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) […]

17 Inspiring Quotes To Get You Through Any Career Challenge You Face In 2019

Young creative business people meeting at office.Getty It’s no secret that inspirational quotes are popular on social media—and that’s no different for our Forbes audience. In fact, as many readers come to our stories to learn from the world’s greatest leaders, I’d argue we’re uniquely prepared to provide motivational quotes. On any given day, you […]

Why Mona Elyafi's Agency, ILDK Media, Specializes In LGBTQ PR

Mona Elyafi, Founder of ILDK MediaKarim Khordoc When she launched her PR agency, ILDK Media, in 2004, Mona Elyafi had nothing. She was thirty-three years old and newly sober after a three-year battle with drugs. She had lost everything, but was relying on her years of experience in PR to help rebuild her life. After […]

How Burn Boot Camp Is Building A Fitness Culture On The Backs Of Women

Devan and Morgan Kline’s women-centric fitness franchise is growing, and growing fast. Michael Sati Back in the spring of 2012, less than two years after being cut from minor league baseball—his dream of pitching in the majors all but forgotten—Devan Kline, now 30, stood in a parking lot in Huntersville, North Carolina, with music blaring […]

Poland's Future is Unwritten

Protests in Warsaw against PiS’ judicial reformsEast News, Warsaw Three years working in Germany gave me the space and time to write a book on Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS), along with a group of academics and journalists. It felt at times like a very personal journey into my adopted country and family. […]

The Top 10 Skills You Require To Be A Highly Effective Leader

Ten of the most important skills that form a highly effective leader. Are you a born leader or do you need to adapt your skill set to get ahead? How can you nurture your team to perform and deliver efficiently? Continue reading to find out more. Leaders LeadPhoto by Markus Spiske on Unsplash People often […]

Productivity Hacks for Your Home-Based Business

Photo by Laurent Peignault on Unsplash Working from home seems like an ideal luxury to most people—until you actually achieve it. The truth is, you might find yourself in a slump if you don’t use some of these productivity hacks to pick you up. Having the freedom to stay in your pj’s in the morning […]

An impression of good news in the Brag Basket

This month, we’re celebrating the gift of public domain artworks that feature baskets. Image via Art Institute of Chicago The Brag Basket is open! This one is for Dec 21-23, 2018. Bring your good news, big or small, to share with everyone. What can you share in the Brag Basket? introduce yourself share some great […]

Virtual Private Server: What Is It and Why Does Your Business Need One?

Image Credit: Pixabay on Pexels You might already be aware that a virtual private server is the way to go when your business needs a hosting solution. However, are you still wary about jumping in? In this article, we’ll help cement your decision. In short, we’ll explain why managed services like a virtual private server […]

What Makes Thompson Law the Best Injury Law Firm?

Photo by from Pexels Thompson Law Firm, at 1-800-Lion-Law, is the injury law firm you need to call if you or one of your employees should become injured. To get the justice you deserve, you need to have great lawyers working with you. Without great lawyers, you are likely to waste your time and […]

Is It Important for Plastic Surgeons to Hire SEO Companies?

Photo by Vidal Balielo Jr. from Pexels The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) estimates that people spent a staggering $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive surgeries during 2016. It’s therefore safe to say that cosmetic plastic surgery is no longer just for the rich and eccentric. As a matter of fact, […]

Avoid Costly Repairs with Commercial Roofing Maintenance

Image Credit: Antranias on Pixabay Roof maintenance is generally not a top priority for most small business owners. This can even be the case if they own the building that houses their business. However, waiting until a serious problem or leak happens can end up being more costly than routine maintenance. Therefore, it’s always better […]

Niche Markets and Your Business: How to Appeal to Niche Audiences

Image Credit: PIRO4D on Pixabay In the world of business, appealing to niche markets is a huge challenge. However, it’s one which all business owners need to consider if they want to grow their company. When you can place your products or services in front of a specific group of people who need those products […]

The One Lesson Every Leader Should Learn From Prada's Blackface Trinket Debacle

Dusseldorf: Prada store located in a modern building in Dusseldorf, GermanyGetty Late last week, Prada became the latest company to pull a culturally insensitive product after public outcry. The luxury brand came under fire after a Facebook post went viral. A woman who walked past the store noticed a display that was reminiscent of blackface imagery, […]

Why You Need To Start Creating More Videos On Social Media

It is strange to think that a number of businesses have yet to appreciate and embrace the vast potential of social media, but to be fair, that number is steadily dwindling. Nevertheless, even companies who heavily invest in social media are missing a trick if they neglect to make video a mainstay of their social […]

Discount Coupons: Use Them Effectively to Create Customer Loyalty

Image Credit: leungchopan on Yay Images As a small or medium business, it is important to find ways to retain your customers. One way to do this is through offering discount coupons to your customers. Here is how coupons can work for your business. In an ecommerce world that is ever competitive, it can be […]

Success 101: No one starts at the finish line

Image: Shutterstock. It’s true. No one starts at the finish line. But that’s perfectly fine. Because our task as business owners is to cross the finish line. Not start there. Yes, it’s essential to get started. But it’s not enough. Anyone can start a project, work on an idea or set a goal. However, success […]

Growth And Full Employment On Main Street

The general consensus among economic forecasters is that fourth quarter growth will be solid but slower.  Some forecasters feel that growth peaked early this year and will slow as we move into 2019.  There are a number of reasons, primarily structural, for a slowdown, including sub-par investment spending and slower labor force growth.  The Congressional […]

Diversity And Human Rights In The Workplace: An Opportunity, Not An Obligation

Diversity and respect for human rights should not be a spectator sport. Yet, recent reporting indicates that is precisely how some men on Wall Street are responding to the #MeToo movement. They are avoiding dinner or one-on-one meetings with female colleagues. One wealth advisor stated that even hiring a woman is “an unknown risk” these […]

Less Plastic, More Tiki: 5 Restaurant Trends Coming In 2019

Paper straws, like this one at Union Square Cafe in Manhattan, will be seen more often in 2019.Micheline Maynard The restaurant world is in turmoil. Will customers eat out — or will they cook at home? Do they want clean food, or indulgent meals? What role will food television play? This past year, I’ve dined […]

The Electric Vehicle Revolution Is Alive In Barbados

The Caribbean island of Barbados is now one of the world’s top users of electric vehicles. Much the this is down to local entrepreneur Jo Edghill and her husband Simon Richards, the co-founders of Megapower. This Barbadian company has been pioneering electric vehicles (EVs) throughout the Caribbean region since 2013, after Jo returned from living abroad in Australia, China, England […]

Cautionary Advice About Starting A Business After 50

There’s something romantic about the term entrepreneurship, especially when you’re considering starting a second act. The chance to be your own boss and spend your time doing work you love may seem enticing. But it can also be reckless. “For those who choose to jump into the game when they’re 50 years old or older […]

About To Quit Your Job To Start A Business? This Is What It Takes

Alex_NewtonProvided by Bryan Collins Alexander Niehues (aka Alex Newton) worked as a senior management consultant in the corporate world for 20 years before quitting his career to work at home in Stuttgart and founding K-lytics. “I was traveling around the world, working seven days a week, 24 hours a day,” said Newton. After his daughter […]

On CRM: Website Builder Wix Launches A CRM App To Solve A Common Problem

As a CRM consultant, I’m always recommending ways our clients can make better use of the systems we implement – and hopefully use us to help them.  One of my go-to recommendations is website integration. Most good CRM systems can be integrated with a company’s website to bring down user information so that their behavior […]

5 Social Media Strategies That Will Grow Your Business In 2019

Business statistics concept.Getty What is the best social media strategy for your business?   Getting results from social media is getting more and more difficult as the “noise” increases. In the US alone, about 88% of businesses use social media for marketing purposes. That is quite a bit of competition, but with the right strategies in place, […]

Flex Office Space Knotel Mushrooms In NYC; Expands 318% Worldwide In 2018

The company, which is headquartered in New York City and offers custom spaces to firms of 50 or more employees, more than tripled its global footprint this year.Knotel Flexible work-space provider Knotel is having a productive end of the year in New York City. It signed nine leases in Manhattan in the last two weeks, totaling nearly […]

Three Reasons Poland's Ruling Party Could Lose In 2019

PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski may need to pray even more in 2019East News, Warsaw Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS) faces two major challenges after three and half years in power in 2019, the first being European elections in May, the second national elections in the fall. Opposition support is growing, but remains weak, so […]

4 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Making A Major Career Decision

GettyGetty Making a major career change can be a stressful process. There’s doubt and uncertainty, but there’s also anticipation and excitement. While it may not be the easiest process, there are ways to make yourself feel more certain in your decision. These four questions help you make an educated and well thought out decision, and relieve feelings […]

What Could A “No Deal” Brexit Now Mean For The UK's Fintech Industry?

Global investment research company Morningstar has warned that the UK faces a 30% of leaving the EU with “no deal”. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)ASSOCIATED PRESS The United Kingdom’s beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May was back in Brussels last week for yet more talks with the European Union over Brexit. Despite winning a vote of confidence in […]

3 Absolute Musts To Be Successful At Goal-Setting

Steve Wasterval, Worstofall Design I am currently moving into a new apartment and while going through all my old stuff I came across a list of my new year’s resolutions from 2006! And since you’re here, I’m going to share my adorable list of 2006 goals with you, and they were as follows: 1) Read […]

2019: These Three Wellbeing Trends Are Here

As the 2018 year comes to an end, we all have a choice on whether we ruminate over the past year or look forward to the upcoming year and apply the lessons we have learned. I prefer to do the latter and believe the workplace of the future needs to be cultivated now. But taking […]

What Bambino Mio Tells Us About Impact-Driven Business

A notable winner at the recent UK Growing Business Awards was Bambino Mio, a Midlands-based company that makes washable cloth nappies (and other related products). I’ve written a lot in this blog about the macro drivers behind the rise of impact investing; now I want to try and bring it to life through the stories […]