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  • How Much of an Impact Will the Internet of Things Make in Your Office?

    Picture the scene: A client arrives for an important meeting. At the reception, he's asked to sign-in as part of your company's normal visitor protocol. Not unusual, right? But what if that sign-in sheet could send you a text telling you your next appointment has arrived? Welcome to the IoT, the Internet of Things.

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  • How to Make a Positive First Impression with Potential Clients and Customers

    If you're the owner of a small or medium business then you'll know how important it is to make a good impression when you meet potential clients and customers for the first time. Of course, you will have done extensive research before the meeting, but it's a proven fact that the judgments people make in the first 60 seconds ultimately determine their decision on whether they end up working with you or not. Here are some hints and tips that will turn your meeting with potential customers and clients from a hit and miss into a promising business opportunity:

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  • 8 Tips to Stay Healthy When Working from Home

     

    For a lot of people, working from home may seem like a dream. There's no boss looking over your shoulder and no colleagues to distract you with the latest office gossip. And gone are the hours you wasted on your daily commute. But despite its perks, working from home brings some unique challenges, especially with regards to keeping yourself fit and healthy. From the temptations in your fully-stocked pantry and fridge, the 'always at work' mindset, to having an infinitely flexible schedule, working from a home office can make it difficult to maintain your levels of well-being. Here are 8 tips on how to look after yourself properly when your home is also your place of work.

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  • How Paypal Became the King of Online Payments

    For most of our history, we humans have used some form of trinket to pay for goods and services. Seashells, beads, then later coins of gold and silver were the currencies we used to transfer value. Which back then was fine. But today, not so much. Almost all of us have sent or received money online, especially if we're involved in business transactions. And chances are we've used Paypal to do it. Paypal isn't the only online payment method out there, but it is by far the biggest and most popular. So how did Paypal become the king of online payments? The answer to that question takes us all the way back to the year 1998.

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  • Who Needs an Office?

    Alternative Workspaces for Today's Freelances

     

    Not that long ago, freelancers and other “office-less” professionals had few choices when it came to working space. These days, however, the situation has changed. Thanks to the dramatic growth in the number of workers who identify themselves as freelancers, office alternatives are on the rise.

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  • The Evolution of the Modern Office Workspace

    You may have all the latest technology at your fingertips. Your office space may concur with the trendiest multi-function interior designs. The job you do may be at the cutting-edge of e-commerce or science. But guess what? Working in an office is nothing new.

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  • Meet Dan Bricklin. The Inventor of the Electronic Spreadsheet

    If I asked how many people reading this article have used an electronic spreadsheet like Microsoft's Excel, a lot of you would put your hand up. But if I asked how many have run a business using handwritten spreadsheets, then I'd get a much smaller show of hands. But for hundreds of years, that's exactly how it was done.

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  • 8 Secrets from the World's Most Famous Workplace

    Pretty much every government building ever constructed has secret rooms and exciting details the general public are not allowed to know. But there is also a great deal about the most famous workplace in the world that remains shielded from the curious eyes of outsiders. Here are eight intriguing facts about the White House that until now have remained closely guarded secrets. And after reading our list, be honest with yourself, would you really want to work there?

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  • How to Behave at the Office Christmas Party

    It's that time again. The end of the year is approaching fast, and our thoughts turn to the festive season and some well-earned time off work. But Christmas is also the season to be jolly, and very often, office colleagues will meet for drinks and perhaps a meal after work. In most cases, an organised office party will be on the cards, too. The 'office do' can be a fabulous opportunity to relax and have a little bit of fun with your fellow workers. It can also be a disaster waiting to happen. Here are some tips on how to behave at your office Christmas party.

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  • Why You Shouldn't Get Too Comfortable in Your Corporate Office

    In the beginning, just about everyone who worked for a corporate company had their own office. Then came open floor plans. Then came the cubicle. Nowadays, most large companies have an entire palette of workspaces. New office designs are on the rise. Modern layouts cater to the huge variety of tasks today's white-collar workers face on a daily basis. In other words, office staff no longer sit and work all day in the same place anymore.

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