How user generated content can grow your brand

How user generated content can grow your brand
  Is user generated content the latest fad, or is it a viable way for you to grow your business? First, let's define it. User generated content (UGC) is any content that unpaid contributors, your customers or fans share online. This might be in the format of reviews, social media posts, videos, blog posts, tweets, pictures and more. It's a big boon for your startup, not the latest fad, and it's something you should definitely be encouraging your customers to do. To help you, let's look at h...

The robots are coming: Good news for employees

The robots are coming: Good news for employees
While using augmented reality games or tools such as Alexia can be cool, robotics, AI and VR in the workplace are scary for many people. For business leaders chartered with digitalization, this creates a dilemma as successful technology adoption requires full engagement and support of staff members. Faced with change, employees need to first understand this CAN be good news. Digital tools can make it easier to complete projects and provide opportunities to learn – leading to higher salary and gr...

What you should know before hiring an accountant for your startup

What you should know before hiring an accountant for your startup
  Managing your money right from the start is vital to the health of your startup. When hiring an accountant, outsourcing your accounting, or hiring an employee to manage your books, you want to be absolutely confident in who you choose as they are responsible for managing your money. Your accountant helps you navigate the numbers and make the best financial decisions. If the numbers aren't accurate, it can be hard to grow and succeed as a small business. Let's look at what you should know ...

Supermarket leverages digitalization to increase revenue and employee satisfaction

Supermarket leverages digitalization to increase revenue and employee satisfaction
​ With new online competition, success in the retail grocery market is increasingly challenging. When tasked with implementation of technology to reduce the cost and increase efficiency of customer checkout, the leaders on one local store of a large chain took a creative approach. They started with the standard pilot of self-serve checkout stations; however, this had limited adoption. When asking customers as they were queueing for the 'traditional checkout' about their resistance to the self-se...

8 common payroll problems to avoid

8 common payroll problems to avoid
Payroll is much more than just paying your employees their salary or hours worked. When it comes to payroll , it encompasses not only wages but deductions such as taxes and social security as well as health insurance and more. Payroll can be difficult for some startups, so today we look at eight common payroll problems to avoid.   #1: Setting it up incorrectly Payroll is complicated, especially where taxes are concerned. Not only are taxes a vital part of payroll, but they are difficult to ...

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