Financial literacy gurus join forces to educate Australians to be money smart | Dynamic Business – Small Business Advice – Forums – Business Article

  There is an alarming number of Australians who are financially illiterate, which is why financial services experts Theresa Mills and Catherine Birchall have joined forces to launch a financial wellbeing program. Following two years of intensive research and digital development, Money 101’s Financial Wellbeing program will be introduced into Australian workplaces. Money 101 founding director Catherine Birchall pioneered the development of the financial literacy program and is pleased to welcome industry veteran Theresa Mills as CEO.  Theresa is on…

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Hostwinds’ Betty White Label Reseller Program…Oops…Rather, Hostwinds’ White Label Reseller Program – Online Business Article

Starting a web hosting business doesn’t exactly seem like a simple process. Notwithstanding, Hostwinds’ White Label Reseller program makes it intensely simple and convenient. White Label, named after the always great Betty White (…juuust kidding, the White Label Reseller program was not, in fact, named after Betty White, although that would have been awesome!), gives you the unique opportunity to have your cake (cake = web hosting business) and eat it (eat it = let Hostwinds do the majority of…

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How to deal with business stress (while improving profits) – Business Article

Work it out In our businesses, we always want to aim to grow and increase profit every year. But the reality is that there are other influences in our life that take away our time, focus and commitment. And many of them can lead to business stress. When you get stressed — especially if your business relies heavily on your involvement — the business can suffer. Despite these moments, we still have to make important decisions to keep the train…

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How to embrace digital technology in healthcare — and remain HIPAA compliant – Online Business Article

Making healthy connections Today, if you want to engage your patients, you must embrace digital technology in healthcare. A 2018 survey from Accenture suggests that not only are most patients plugged in, but that their numbers are increasing. In the research, 75 percent of U.S. consumers surveyed said technology is crucial to managing health. Patients are using wearable technologies to track health outcomes and accessing self-service online portals for scheduling and education. Deloitte says these tools improve patient engagement, which…

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Communicating with clients: 5 tactics for success – Online Business Article

Talking it out When working with a client, there is nothing more important than communication. Everything about the work must be communicated, from you to the client, or the client to you. Effectively communicating with clients leads to great projects and great results. Poor communication leads to poor outcomes and frustration. Take a moment and think about the last time you were frustrated with someone. Was a part of that frustration related to missed communication? Is there a way you…

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How to file taxes as a new online seller — guide for 2018 taxes – Business Article

eCommerce tax time primer So, you just started selling online and are looking for help with how to file taxes for your 2018 return? You’ve come to the right place! If you’re new to eCommerce, figuring out which taxes you have to pay, when you have to pay them, and who you have to pay, can be a bit of a challenge. But taxes come with the territory for online sellers — whether you sell products on your own website…

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PHP 7.3 is Already Available at FastComet – Online Business Article

Our constant dedication delivering at your fingertips the latest stable versions of PHP and other features as soon as we can, after rigorously testing it throughout our hosting environment goes without saying. This way, we enable customers to take advantage of the innovations and useful features that will make their site more optimized and secure. Adding the new version of PHP 7.3 to our servers is another step we do to provide a stable and well-functioning…

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South Australian space agency seeks to attract global entrepreneurs | Dynamic Business – Small Business Advice – Forums – Business Article

Rapid growth of the space industry in Adelaide is generating national and global interest in an incubator program for space industry startups. Following on from the success of its first intake, South Australian based space incubator, Venture Catalyst Space, is on the hunt for up to 10 companies to be part of its second international cohort. Venture Catalyst Space began working with its first five companies, including Sydney startup Tekuma, in September 2018.  Tekuma relocated from Sydney to Adelaide to…

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2019 Workplace Predictions – Women in Business Article

Guest Contribution by Fierce Inc. An increasing number of fledgling workers are currently being thrust into the spotlight as baby boomers retire and millennials and Gen Z increasingly take over the majority of new jobs. Many companies are at a loss with how to properly deal with this change and the publicity that comes with it. What makes matters worse, many suffer from a “culture of nice” and have complicated organizational structures, which only perpetuates business problems and proves detrimental…

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The importance of female mentorship in the tech industry – Online Business Article

Start your search Taking the leap into a new tech-based career can be simultaneously exhilarating and intimidating, whether you’re a new college grad or making a mid-life career transition. No matter how you feel about the transition, female mentorship can play a key role in your success. No matter how you got there — or what your qualifications may be — as a woman in tech you might at some time experience doubt, feelings of inadequacy, or worry that you’re just…

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PHP 7.2 is Now the New Default on FastComet – Online Business Article

Here at FastComet, the continues stability, speed, and security of your websites are at greatest importance for us, as they are for you. We firmly believe that keeping your software up to date is a good idea for a myriad of reasons and all WordPress users should upgrade to the latest version of PHP as soon as possible. PHP 5.6 and 7.0 both recently hit the EOL (end of life) status, and more and more applications…

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Front-Line Imaginative Interviews, Ideas, & Inquiries Pt. 5 – Online Business Article

I fondly remember a hilarious discussion with this week’s interviewee shortly after beginning my job at Hostwinds. For some bizarre reason, I was speaking about turkeys and Cole, Hostwinds’ Art Director and Front-End Website Designer, taught me this absolutely mind-boggling fact: turkey vultures projectile vomit on other animals as a defense mechanism. I instantly gained a tremendous amount of respect for Cole and continued to ask for more and more strange facts. There has never been a shortage of these…

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5 international business practices to adopt in America – Business Article

Inspiration from overseas The world is a big place breeding infinite cultures and ways of life. This leads to different business customs in and out of the office. Business etiquette varies across borders. What seems normal in one country might seem crazy in another. However, there are some international business practices that American small businesses should consider adopting. It might help set you apart from the competition. 5 international business practices Here are five business practices from around the world…

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Australia’s innovation paradox: Innovation not a core value for 75% of Australian organisations, yet most business leaders believe they have the skills for innovation | Dynamic Business – Small Business Advice – Forums – Business Article

Ricoh, a leading provider of smart workplace technology, yesterday announced the findings of its Workplace Innovation Index, a new look into the challenges Australian organisations face with driving innovation and adapting to change. In a survey of business leaders conducted on behalf of Ricoh by StollzNow Research, only one-quarter (25%) believe innovation is core to their business, however, a solid 40 per cent believe they must innovate for survival. Additionally, nearly two-thirds of business leaders believe they have the capability…

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Quiz: Do you have what it takes to be a real estate agent? – Online Business Article

The key to your future Have you been mulling over the idea of becoming a real estate agent? HGTV certainly makes it look like a fun job — you get to meet new people and look at gorgeous homes. But, there’s a lot more to it than that. You need to network, get your license, build your brand, find clients, and more. It can be exhausting, so you need to make sure this is the career for you. Do you…

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The Fabulous FinancesOnline Review Site Honors Hostwinds with 2 Hosting Service Recognitions – Online Business Article

The Hostwinds Family loves to get any kind of feedback from individuals and/or companies because we want to continue to evolve and grow…and because we really like to receive compliments and congratulations hehehehe…we’re humans too, folks! The feedback FinancesOnline gave us today in its Hostwinds overview made our team rejoice. As a thank you to FinancesOnline and its staff, we’d like to elaborate on the awards and review. Let’s get right into the details, shall we?   Divulging Details One…

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Early 2019 domain trends and insights – Online Business Article

what to look for at Namescon 2019 If you attended Namescon this year in Las Vegas you no doubt took away a lot of valuable information on the domain space. I always enjoy hearing from everyone in the industry and learning from their insights. I also enjoy sharing what we see in the industry. Historically, Namescon has been the place we have tried to give domain investors a look “under the hood” in our business and to share tips from…

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How to motivate retail employees after the Super Bowl – Business Article

Defeat Super Sick Monday If you are an employer or small business, you know what “Super Sick Monday” is all about. For those not in the know, “Super Sick Monday” is the day after Super Bowl Sunday and is aptly named for the extreme increase in work and school absenteeism in the U.S the day after the big game. Unfortunately, small businesses tend to feel this impact more intensely than larger retailers since they have a much smaller workforce to…

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14 startup resources for female founders – Online Business Article

A leg up If you are a female entrepreneur, there’s one thing you should always remember: You are not alone. Whether it’s a funding program or a networking opportunity, take advantage of the many startup resources geared just for you. According to the American Express State Of Women-Owned Businesses Report, from 2017 to 2018 women started an average of 1,821 new businesses every day in the U.S. — a record number that demonstrates the impact women are having on the…

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New Managed WordPress Pro plans – Business Article

Save time, make money. Ready to save time and be more profitable this New Year? We’ve got what you’re looking for. We heard your feedback. When it comes to hosting and managing multiple WordPress sites, there’s two things you want to do: save time, and make money. With GoDaddy Managed WordPress, you can give your clients blazing-fast sites while making site maintenance easier with automation. We’ve recently introduced new Managed WordPress Pro plans for 5+ sites. These new plans come with…

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The SSH Key & Jane Goodall’s Key to a Happy Life – Business Article

Sometimes it is fun to begin these blog pieces with a quote rather than…making words. Hence, this quote here: “The most important thing is to actually think about what you do. To become aware and actually think about the effect of what you do has on the environment and on society. That’s key, and that underlies everything else.” Wow, TEAR-JERK worthy! Jane Goodall, the brilliant primatologist, once spoke those words of wisdom. Based on the numerous sagacious ideas and insights…

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Security and legal issues are the biggest barriers to cloud BI for large & mid-size companies – Business Intelligence Article

Security and legal issues are the biggest barriers to cloud BI for large and mid-size companies Security and legal issues are the biggest challenges for large and mid-size organizations implementing cloud BI since they face more regulatory and investor scrutiny than smaller companies. The biggest challenges for small companies are security and politics. Challenges when implementing cloud BI, by company size (n=163) Companies that have not yet implemented cloud BI cite security and legal issues as the top reasons for holding out, especially large companies and mid-size…

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Why Leonardo da Vinci Might Advise You to Employ WindSpeed And/Or WindShield – Business Article

The brilliant Italian Mona Lisa painter, inventor, and jack of all trades, Leonardo da Vinci, once said, “Wisdom is the daughter of experience.” What wise words about wisdom coming from a wise individual way ahead of his time (can you tell I like repetition in creative writing?). He’s right! Oftentimes you can’t become wise solely by studying or reading a ton of books. Rather, you have to go out into the world and experience new things to open your mind…

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Data Center Alchemy – Hostwinds Blog – Online Business Article

HOSTWINDS FIELD TRIP! The other day, I took a trip to Hostwinds’ Seattle Data Center with our Data Center Expert, Dustin, and it. Was. Awesome. The first thing I remember while passing through the multitude of locked doors that led up to the server room was the very real possibility of getting lost within this Narnia-like building. When we finally reached the server room, loud fans blew dry air all over, and I began sweating profusely. The room reminded me…

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Top Business Blogs of 2018 – Business Article

About Mike Wanta Mike works on the Corporate Communications team at TDS and is the manager of the TDS Business Blog. He has a passion for all things business, storytelling, and teaching. Mike attended Edgewood College and earned degrees in English Literature and Journalism, while competing on the Men’s tennis team. He recently completed his Masters in Sustainability and Business. With his newfound free time, he plays music, tennis, and reads (a lot). This is only a snippet of a…

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SSL = Secure Sockets Layer, But It Could Also Stand For “Smooth Sailing Lock” – Online Business Article

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” -Calvin Coolidge A couple days ago, I noticed a magnet on the Hostwinds Seattle office fridge. Said magnet contained the above Calvin Coolidge quote. Magnet on Hostwinds Seattle Office Refrigerator I lit up when I saw it because the Hostwinds Team seems to live by Coolidge’s poetic advice on a daily basis. It makes me happy to know that I am a…

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Hostwinds For The New Year: Humorous New Year’s Resolutions From Various Hostwinds Team Members – Business Article

We’re five days into 2019, and the Hostwinds Family is proud to report that we have been keeping our New Year’s resolutions. In the spirit of honesty and fun, we thought it would encouraging to share our New Year’s resolutions with you. SPOILER ALERT: Most are a touch on the silly side. MORE ACCURATE SPOILER ALERT: They are all extremely silly (except one).   Really Riveting Resolutions A quick New Year’s resolution from yours truly seems to be the appropriate…

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Snapshots & The Stars – Hostwinds Blog – Business Article

Dear blog World Friends/Audience, Hi! Sincerely, Me Wow, and I thought it would be difficult to figure out an eloquent way to begin this blog post. This goes to show you, folks, nothing is impossible. That reminds me to discuss some dreamy/hippie stuff with you about the mysterious and enthralling stars. Seeing as Hostwinds is a web hosting company, and seeing as I was hired by Hostwinds to write content relating to the tech industry, I suppose it would also…

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The Omnipotent Powers of The Minecraft Expert – Business Article

Weird confession to get us started: I had a recurring dream when I was in Kindergarten that I was ($10 word time:) omnipotent, and I vividly remember I would always first change the colors of the bricks on the side of my school’s building. More weird confessions: As I reflected on this as an adult, I began to realize these dreams may be messages from my subconscious that any of us can achieve anything we put our minds to. At…

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Front-Line Imaginative Interviews, Ideas, & Inquiries Pt. 4 – Online Business Article

Who’s ready for more unconventional and eccentric interviews with the endearing Hostwinds Team! What’s that? A resounding and unanimous “WE ARE?” In Part 4, we’ll be interviewing a very integral part of the Hostwinds Family – our Cloud Template Developer/Office Jack of All Trades, Benjamin. I know what you’re thinking: “That name sounds familiar! Wasn’t Benjamin in the ‘A Breakdown of Load Balancers & Hostwinds LBaaS (Load Balancer as a Service) Pt. 2?’” In fact, he was mentioned in that…

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WordCamp US – Nashville 2018 – Online Business Article

Updated December 26, 2018   I arrived in Nashville, TN aka Music City on December 6th, Thursday around 2pm CST. After arrival I was meted by Jonathan Wright who is the Director of Managed Services at KnownHost .  We had to get ready and attend the speaker/sponsor dinner held at the Music City Center after we settled in at our hotel.   The hotel was absolutely stunning that we were staying in. It was right smack dab in the middle…

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2018 Annual Report – National Women’s Business Council – Wonen in Business Article

ByNWBC Council 2018 Annual Report Download Report We are pleased to share the Council’s Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018, “Journey to 30” The National Women’s Business Council’s (NWBC) 2018 Annual Report commemorates its 30th anniversary year, provides the findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations of the Council, and expresses NWBC Chair Liz Sara’s vision for 2019. This year there are an estimated 12.3 million women-owned firms accounting for 40% of all businesses. In its 2018 Annual Report, NWBC reaffirms its…

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Patchman Now Available for KnownHost Shared and Reseller Packages – – Online Business Article

Updated December 19, 2018   We are happy to announce that Patchman is now available for all shared/reseller hosting packages at KnownHost!   According to W3Techs, nearly 1/3 of the web runs on CMS’s, of which 80% are exposed to one vulnerability or another due to running outdated versions.  Making sure you are fully scanned and patched is an absolute must in this day and age!   What is Patchman?   Patchman is software designed to patch vulnerabilities in common…

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Lack of know-how is the greatest challenge to implementing Hadoop – Business Intelligence Article

A lack of professional (54 percent) and technical (50 percent) know-how top the list of challenges to Hadoop implementations in BARC’s ‘Hadoop and Data Lakes’ survey. A regional comparison offers further insights. A lack of know-how to use new findings from data research (50 percent) was more frequently viewed as a challenge in Europe. North American participants, in contrast, had more problems with a lack of sponsors and support from executive level (36 percent) and the usability of Hadoop (26 percent). Challenges when implementing Hadoop (n=309) It seems…

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WordPress 5.0 & Gutenberg: The day after tomorrow – Online Business Article

If by some chance you have missed it out – the officially scheduled release date for WordPress 5.0 was matched today, December 6th, on the eve of WordCamp US. The release is named after the pioneering Cuban jazz musician Bebo Valdés. In the world of WordPress, there has never been a more anticipated version release in its 15-year history. But this is also the longest amount of time we’ve gone between major releases in WordPress’s history.…

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