David Bailey

Copywriter, SEO Content Writer, Digital Marketer

Estonia

As the original author, I cannot be held responsible for any changes made by the client post-delivery that may affect quality, present factual or libelous issues, or result in grammatical and orthographic errors. Ghostwritten and co-written pieces may appear under the client's nominated name.

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Digizuite
11/28/2022
How Automotive Companies can Benefit from DAM Software

Marketing an automotive company has grown harder than ever before. Competition based on pricing alone can no longer be a prerequisite for increased sales. According to Autotrader, 54% of customers say they are ready to purchase a car from a company offering them a better experience, even if they do not have the lowest prices.

Software Development Company
11/28/2022
Sustainable Software Engineering - Why All the Fuss?

Sustainable software engineering is better for the environment and can help a business's bottom line. Here is why Helmes developers are embracing it. Those working in software development should think more about the carbon footprint of the lines of code they write. Outside of specific niches, like blockchain applications, software's energy consumption tends to receive little attention.

Digizuite
11/15/2022
6 Ways to Deliver Consistent Global Messaging

Marketers today have a tall order. It is challenging for them to develop messaging for brands in a constantly changing environment. Nevertheless, it can be downright impossible when they have to craft the message and ensure that all the organization branches are consistently delivering the same version.

Supplain
Web3 gaming and the concept of white labelling

Since its inception, the Internet has evolved remarkably, from making information available where users own and exchange digital goods. During this transition, web3 gaming has opened up new possibilities for game developers and gamers who are adopting Web3 and creating new blockchain-based games for their portfolios using non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Supplain
What is GameFi? 'Play-to-Earn' explained...

Players want a more prominent role in their video games and to be rewarded for their time spent online. Not only be rewarded but also, once they have finished the game or levelled up, then they will have a secure way to sell their characters, taking a little loss or even earning profits.

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Here are the best NFT games [Updated List]

The best NFT games are in a variety of genres. They include an eclectic mix of styles and genres, including monster-breeding sims, card battle games, freight simulation and epic role-playing adventures. NFT games differ from typical gaming experiences, as items bought or earned can be sold or traded within and across games for fiat money.

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Why NFT startups are disrupting the tech landscape

Despite the relatively new beginnings of the NFT space, the world is still accelerating its digitalisation. "I'm fascinated by science and experimentation as long as it has the potential to change the course of humanity for the better. Facilitating the adoption of emerging technologies is one way I see to foster positive change.

Thermory
All-Wood Lakeside House by Opal Architecture - Thermory

Home Case study All-Wood Lakeside House by Opal Architecture Wood is the most sustainable building material, and it contributes relatively little to a building's carbon debt (the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere in its production). Architects at Opal design buildings exclusively following the Passive House principals.

Thermory
A modern farmhouse by Poon Design Inc. - Thermory

The house's lower floor is an open floor plan of the kitchen, complete with a dining room, living room and an office- it has a gorgeous elemental white volume with exterior hand-troweled plaster. The upper floor has a master suite, two bedrooms, and an expanded stair landing serving as the family room-reminiscent of the vernacular [...]

Thermory
Deschutes Residence by Anacapa Architecture - Thermory

Nestled at the foot of the Deschutes river on a 5-acre site, the single-level residence cantilevers out over a shallow ravine, garnering impressive views of the opposing rock rim wall. A material palette of lava stone, clear pine and an abundance of glazing reflect the material tone of the surrounding environment.

Thermory
Treeangle cabin - Thermory

Inspired by the sloped mountain, the designer elevated the cabin from the ground and conformed its bottom to the existing topography. This concept resulted in a triangular-shaped building that the designer named Treeangle, which is nestled among beautiful trees. To complement the biophilic design, Catherine used chemical-free thermally modified Thermory Pine brushed in black ignite [...]

Digizuite
09/22/2022
How to Manage an Image Database with Thousands of Assets

However, it does not have to be that way. With a digital asset management software like Digizuite, teams can manage a complex but user-friendly image database that makes adding and storing images easier; teams can retrieve the images they need in seconds.

Digizuite
10/07/2022
How to Create a Consistent Brand Experience

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a seismic shift in consumer shopping behavior. With bricks and mortar shops forced to close temporarily, customers were forced to move their shopping experiences online. E-commerce thrived in the digital environment, and in 2021, e-commerce sales increased by 50.5%!

Digizuite
10/14/2022
How to Create a Customer-First Omnichannel Marketing Strategy

You're in the news. Your brand is being talked about online. It's trending on Twitter! Your phone lights up: A colleague shares an article from TechCrunch. They've picked it up, too. But as you scroll through the article, you notice an ad.

Digizuite
10/19/2022
5 Google Drive Alternatives For Enterprise Companies

Storing and managing assets in the cloud improves collaboration and enhances access to critical information. Today, several companies provide cloud-asset storage solutions for enterprises. The largest and most popular file-storage platform is Google Drive. However, enterprises are rejecting Google Drive despite its features and embracing alternatives. Why?

Helmes
10/05/2022
Software Project Outsourcing Company - Why Use One?

You have probably heard about software project outsourcing. Despite the concerns about how and when to outsource software projects and if it's worth the effort, consider the market itself - it is estimated to spend $133.3 billion on outsourced software development by 2025.

Supplain
Why use blockchain in supply chains?

Using blockchain in supply chains has emerged as the desired technology to build resilient supply chains. Blockchain-the digital ledger-keeping ecosystem initially developed for cryptocurrency networks-can be utilised by supply chain stakeholders to create a complete, transparent, resilient, recorded chronology of all information, financial, and inventory flows supply chain transactions.

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​​Why is building sustainable supply chains critical in today's world?

Building a sustainable supply chain is a huge undertaking. Most of the transition requires course-correcting or shifting processes that have been the norm for decades. That said, supply chain parties should not underestimate the importance of sustainability in supply chains. Beyond meeting goals of environmentally conscious practices, there are cost reductions when sustainable systems are implemented.

100thousandmillion
09/06/2022
What is food security, and why is it a concern? - 100thousandmillion

Last year, about 193 million people in 53 countries or territories experienced a form of food insecurity. Food insecurity is not the same as going hungry, but the two are closely correlated. Where food availability is insecure, it is more likely that people will become susceptible to hunger.

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6 characteristics of today's supply chain leaders

Previously, a supply chain leader was a tactical position with specific expertise in warehousing, shipping routes, logistics, customer demands and fuel costs. Today, the supply chain leader profile is considerably different. Supply chain leaders are strategic, focusing on the overall company, not just their part.

100thousandmillion
08/22/2022
Noise pollution and its impact on humans and the environment - 100thousandmillion

When discussing pollution, it is easily assumed to be related to smog and gases in the atmosphere. However, it is not the only pollution that harms people. The European Environment Agency (EEA) states that noise pollution is responsible for 12,000 premature deaths and more than 48,000 hospitalizations annually in Europe alone.

100thousandmillion
08/15/2022
100TM partners with VacuumWood to build energy-efficient farms - 100thousandmillion

100TM has partnered with VacuumWood to support our mission's continued growth and maturation. 100TM will be able to take advantage of VacuumWood's ability to build sustainable and energy-efficient vertical farms. VacuumWood has demonstrable experience supporting sustainability and durability for projects like ours. Previously they supported other projects, including the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE).

Supplain
Why we're at web 2.5 and not web 3.0 yet

Web 3.0 often denotes an 'overblown' Web 2.0, with technical solutions developed utilising artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality and the On Web 1.0, an ordinary user could only consume information. On Web 2.0, they could consume, access and create, but with centralised control on a platform.

100thousandmillion
07/26/2022
10 ideas for sustainable living - 100thousandmillion

Climate change, and the overconsumption of several natural resources make the need for change more urgent than ever. Earth cities are crucial - but what can we do today for sustainable living? With climate change, global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, and overconsumption of several natural resources, the need for a substantial change is more evident than ever.

Supplain
Advantages and disadvantages of connected supply chains

Public and private sector organisations, businesses and consumers rely on connected supply chains both globally and locally. Across the world, organisations procure goods and services from suppliers with complex and far-reaching supply chains to service consumers. Consumers have become ubiquitous about a quick, on-demand shopping experience and on-time delivery.

Supplain
Supply chain risks and disruptions - can they be avoided?

By now, most of us will be aware of the impacts of the global supply chain disruption, becoming all too familiar with supply chain risks caused by shortages, inflation, war, pandemic, factory closures, and goods waiting at ports to be unloaded, contributing to these continued disruptions.

Helmes
07/06/2022
10 Steps to Successful Software Development Outsourcing - Helmes

Successful software development outsourcing, when done correctly, can provide a significant return on a company's investment. Research from Accelerance states that businesses are expected to spend $133.3 billion on outsourced software development by 2025. Outsourcing can hugely benefit the company investing in it; however, some sadly do not always find it value for money.

Supplain
What are global supply chains, and why do they matter?

Daily we read about the problems related to global supply chains. From a lack of lorry drivers causing fuel, food and clothing not to be delivered to petrol stations, restaurants and shops fast enough to aftershocks caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the closing of shipping lanes, and the war in Ukraine have severely strained global supply chains.

Supplain
Guide to getting started with NFT wallets

A non-fungible token (NFT) represents a digital version of real-world objects like , music, videos, and other like tickets. It's meant to be unique or has high scarcity. It can be bought, traded and sold online with cryptocurrency. Research shows that in the first half of 2021, .

Supplain
Avoiding supply chain data silos

With supply chain technology rapidly advancing in all sectors, it's easier to collect and analyse data. However, the more information a company accumulates, the more likely it will create bottlenecks in using this data. This is known as a supply chain data silo.

Supplain
Supply chain NFTs - what value can they bring?

NFTs contain digital data that is immutable and thus make it possible to uniquely identify products with their owners and include specific additional details. Nobody can manipulate this information, and trust is strengthened among every supply chain party, from manufacturers to last-mile deliveries.

Snackable
Google takes video SEO seriously, and so should you | Snackable

Ever searched for something and found the answer without having to click? Whether it's an excerpt from Wikipedia, a YouTube clip or an info card, Google's Featured Snippets help users find what they're looking for - and they're great news for your brand content, too.

Hiver
04/13/2022
5 Types of Customer Support Software: What's Best for Your Business?

Businesses are facing more customer support challenges than ever before. There's a lot to manage between omnichannel support, the demand for round-the-clock availability, and an increased volume of requests. Sadly, it's getting even more challenging. Many businesses know their customer support must improve.

Supplain
47 leading blockchain technology companies to watch

We've rounded up 47 interesting examples of web3-based companies using blockchain. Whilst some can be categorised as fundamentally blockchain companies, others are familiar names embracing the new technology. Regardless, everyone on our list is proving blockchain as an avenue for improving the future. , is old by NFT timelines, having launched years ago.

Respiray
06/02/2022
A restaurant dining experience with Respiray

Over two years into the pandemic, we may say that the restaurant industry has been changed forever by COVID-19, with new customer behaviours left in its wake. The pandemic has propelled the restaurant industry to develop new, creative ways to serve customers, from online ordering and virus-proof home delivery to safe dining at the premises.

Supplain
Can web 3.0 solve the problems of web 2.0?

The web has come quite far since web 1.0 in 1989 until its gradual replacement with the emergence of web 2.0 in 2005. Web 3.0 is currently well underway. Corporations and their data and ideas currently dominate the internet. Personal data is commercialised, and public opinion is manipulated globally.

Respiray
05/12/2022
How Respiray can protect people with a low immune system

As countries worldwide start relaxing rules and lifting coronavirus restrictions, including wearing face masks in public, people with a low immune system may still need to protect themselves against airborne viruses and benefit from cleaner, purified air.

Helmes
05/04/2022
Guide to Choosing a Nearshore Software Development Team - Helmes

Choosing a nearshore software development team is becoming more popular among customers who desire high-quality results from software engineers in countries with a slight time zone difference. Google, Tesla, EY, IBM, and many other world-famous enterprises choose nearshore software development teams as a cost-effective and productive solution for their project needs.

Supplain
What is the metaverse? (and why you should care)

The metaverse is the most exploited term nowadays. Is it part of virtual reality (VR)? Is it another name for Facebook (Meta)?. Whatever terminology you have heard, the metaverse will be where most innovation will occur in the coming years. But do we understand this term? What does metaverse mean?

Supplain
Quick guide to blockchains, DAOs, metaverse, crypto & tokenisation

But before learning more about NFTs, why does an NFT space exist? NFTs are part of the Web3 ecosystem, so before you understand NFTs, let us begin with why Web3 was born in the first place. because of existing concerns around web 2.0 and the technological evolution of the internet.

Respiray
04/13/2022
Being safe and social at the office

As the Omicron wave finally subsides and coronavirus restrictions are lifted, more and more employers are beginning to bring their employees back to the office. For what seems like an eternity but is actually a little over two years, many people worldwide have been working remotely as office buildings, together with schools, were believed to be the prime places for the virus to spread.

Respiray
03/31/2022
Spring is here - will the coronavirus die in summer?

Spring is fast approaching, and coronavirus restrictions are being lifted all over the northern hemisphere. Are we ready to loosen up protection? Is there hope the virus will die in summer? With time flying unnoticed, we are already into our third summer with coronavirus being part of our lives.

Supplain
Can Web 3.0 companies help stop NFT fraud?

With digital art NFTs attracting large sums for their value, cybercriminals and hackers are also attracted to defrauding their owners. How do NFT owners know if a Bored Ape NFT or digital Banksy is real? The (NFT) market was worth .

Respiray
03/14/2022
Why indoor air quality matters

Whether you live in a city or somewhere more rural, you will notice the impact of poor outdoor air quality. However, because so much time is spent indoors, and since the COVID-19 pandemic has moved more of us to work remotely at home, the indoor air quality could be more significant than what you would experience outside.

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NFT Tallinn will be the most long-awaited NFT event of 2022

The most NFT-minded business day - NFT Tallinn, will be a one-of-a-kind spring event on 6th April 2022 at Kultuurikatel. On this day only, Tallinn will be buzzing with over 500+ attendees and world-class experts, speakers, international founders, investors, public servants, and most importantly - Apes and bananas.

Supplain
Top NFT statistics that will blow your mind [+ Infographic]

Using blockchain technology for NFTs may seem confusing for outsiders, but non-fungible tokens keep increasing in interest, with newer people attracted to the rising trend. And it is easy to see why. NFT statistics and the amounts quoted will blow your mind! Key NFT statistics at a glance: The first NFT emerged in 2014.

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Top blockchain, crypto and NFT events to flock to in 2022

Are you searching for the best NFT events to attend in 2022? NFT events and conferences are excellent ways to meet the frens that have been behind the avatars you interact with across Discord. They can also be great ways to seek new projects, thought leaders, great parties, and chances to get exclusive mints IRL are just some of the upsides to attending an NFT conference.

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NFT scams - how not to be a victim

With crypto-based and NFT scams becoming increasingly more sophisticated, it's easier to fall for them than ever. These cryptographic assets caught the attention of web enthusiasts worldwide after reaching a market value of .

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Crypto queens in the NFT space

Our very own Keirin Rebane is one of a growing number of female artists, entrepreneurs, coders, business leaders and investors embracing NFTs and cryptocurrency. Together they advocate for women to enter the blockchain movement and NFT space, thus bridging the gender gap in this quickly expanding sector.

Ledlightingsupply
What is Dark Sky Compliance, and Why Does It Matter | LEDLightingSupply.com

Dark sky compliance has been trending a lot lately thanks to the efforts of the dark-sky movement attempting to 'reclaim the sky.' But what is dark sky compliance and the dark-sky movement? Ultimately, both seek the same goal - to eradicate and minimize the amount of light pollution in our modern society.

Supplain
Why do so few women invest?

Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly, depending on your view), very few women invest. Only 21% of women invest, compared to 41% of men who place their savings into investment portfolios. What is more puzzling is that women hold Why then are women such reluctant investors compared to their male counterparts?

Thermory
01/25/2022
Why wood is so popular for contemporary interior design | Thermory

Wood is like wine; it just gets better with age and never seems to lose its beauty. Even with the increasing number of modern materials, we prefer wood for our interiors. But why are interior designers faithful to using wood in their projects? What makes them so passionate about it?

Punk Finance | Ava uks uutele võimalustele rahamaailmas
03/24/2021
Kuidas olla teadlikum krediidikasutaja? [14 strateegiat]

Kui sa ei kasuta krediiti targalt, siis võid lõpetada suurtes võlgades. Nüüd on aeg saada teadlikuks krediidikasutajaks kasutades 14 lihtsat strateegiat. Olenemata sellest, kas sulle meeldib või ei meeldi, siis laenud ja nende kasutamine on täna osa meie igapäevaelust. Samas toob teadmatu krediidi kasutamine tihti kaasa võlad, millega tegelikkuses hakkama ei saada.

Punk Finance | Ava uks uutele võimalustele rahamaailmas
07/19/2021
PUNK Finance juhised puhkuse planeerimiseks | Punk Finance

COVID-19 Lennud Majutus Reisikindlustus Reisiraha Kohapeal liikumine Rändlustasud Tuurid Pagas ja pakkimine Lemmikloomade ja taimede hooldus Katkestus tellimustest Puhkuse eest tasumine Puhkus peaks olema lõõgastumise ning füüsilise ja vaimse taastumise aeg. Kahjuks alahindab enamik meist ettevalmistuse vajalikkust, jättes reisi korraldamise viimasele minutile. Selline lähenemine võib tuua kaasa pisarad enne lennujaama jõudmist.

DigiPRO
01/31/2022
Kupongid, laenud ja tokeniseeritud aeg - 10 valdkonda, mis tõestavad, et NFT pole ainult...

Pealkirjad tohutute summade eest müüdud digitaalsete kunstiteoste kohta on pannud paljusid arvama, et NFT-sid (ingl k "non-fungible token") ehk omavahel mittevahetatavat, -jagatavat ja seetõttu unikaalset digitaalset vara pakutakse valdavalt digitaalsete taiestena, mida saab salvestada kõigest parema hiireklikiga. See pole aga kaugeltki nii, kirjutab plokiahela ruumis tegutseva idufirma Supplain turundusjuht David Bailey-Lauring.

Respiray
sTARTUp Day using Respiray

For decades now, the country has become a magnet for startups and has produced unicorns such as Skype, Wise, Pipedrive, Zego, Bolt and Playtech. sTARTUp Day is a three-day festival with a stage programme, effective matchmaking, hands-on seminars, a demo area full of innovation and vibrant side events.

Respiray
PÖFF Film Festival using Respiray

In Estonia, the winter nights become very dark. So, it is ideal for filling the dark (black) nights with bright film experiences on cinema screens and attracting filmmakers from different corners of the world. The Black Nights Film Festival (Pimedate Ööde Filmifestival, or PÖFF in Estonian) aims to present a selection of world cinema to audiences across Estonia, the Baltic and Northern Europe.

Respiray
Nordic Hotel Forum using Respiray

The Nordic Hotel Forum was reopened after a full renovation in August 2021. The entire hotel has had a thorough makeover, from all 258 hotel rooms to a conference centre and restaurants. They were looking for innovative ways to increase their guests' well being and sense of safety in addition to the highest standards of hygiene and cleaning protocols.

Supplain
Are NFTs only about digital art? Actually, no.

Those into their non-fungible tokens and the NFT environment are probably aware of the misconceptions surrounding what NFTs can be used for. Headlines of purchased digital artwork selling for gargantuan amounts have led many to believe that non-fungible tokens are predominantly offered as artwork and can be 'right-clicked saved.'

Supplain
Is bitcoin the new gold?

Based on the commonly held view that investors invest in gold during volatile times, you would expect gold to rally when markets fail, as happened during the COVID-19 pandemic. With gold prices failing to recover their values as they previously did during economic crisis periods.

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What are NFTs, and why are they worth investing in?

A digital-only artwork by Beeple sold at Christie's auction house for a whopping $69m. However, the bidder will not get a physical piece of artwork like you'd usually expect. Instead, the winning bidder will receive a unique digital token known as a non-fungible token (NFT). If Bitcoin is the digital answer to currency.

Supplain
Here are the top NFTs with Utility [Updated List]

NFTs with a utility are the future of the NFT space. Our team strongly suggests finding projects with utility because they carry real-world and quantifiable value. Yes, specific projects carry no utility and have increased value for the holders. Still, these cases are much slimmer than the media portray.

Respiray
01/11/2022
Returning to in-person events in 2022? Will it happen?

The events industry has taken a hammering over the past couple of years. Fears of viruses spreading, national lockdowns, and people's own concerns about meeting others have led to a drop in in-person events and a move to online or hybrid events.

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COVID-19 has severely impacted supply chains. Statista research found nearly 67.8% of businesses suffering large or moderate negative effects from the coronavirus pandemic. Moving into 2022, companies must transition from survival mode to one of thriving and exploit future growth. To do this, they will require new digital technologies, including blockchain, to build new supply chain opportunities.

Respiray
12/21/2021
How to beat viruses during the winter months?

The changing seasons affect our body's natural barriers to viruses. The dry, cold air and a lack of sunlight reduce our ability to stave off respiratory infections like influenza and the coronavirus during the winter. So, what can we do to beat viruses during the winter months?

Respiray
12/15/2021
How a film festival remained open during COVID times

Starting in 1997, the Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF for short) has grown into one of Northern Europe's most prominent film festivals. The festival hosts more than 1,000 guests and industry delegates plus over 160 journalists. The Estonian based festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and witnesses 80,000 people attend annually.

Auroom Wellness
12/14/2021
What is 'leil', and how do you do it? - Auroom Wellness

n a talk delivered at TEDxTallinn, Adam Rang, owner of the British-Estonian business Estonian Saunas, described how his partner and himself are on a mission to introduce the word leil - 'sauna steam' in English - to new communities of sauna enthusiasts around the world seeking a more authentic sauna experience.Adam is striving is to [...]

Gardenhouse24
What are the differences between log homes & log cabins?

Meta title: What are the differences between log homes & log cabins? Log homes have been capturing UK homeowners' imaginations for decades, and for a good reason: their Nordic aesthetic invites users to sample a simple, peaceful existence. With today's rat race and the requirement to be on the go, everything the log cabin home offers is now more desired than ever.

Respiray
11/10/2021
UV air purifiers - how do they work?

Ultraviolet (UV) light over decades has been used to disinfect surfaces, water and the air. Lately, the technology behind UV air purifiers has been used to improve the air quality around us. But do UV air purifiers defend us against airborne viruses, and how do they work?

Auroom Wellness
04/19/2021
Infrared Saunas: 5 Benefits You Can't Pass Up - Auroom Wellness

Nothing beats a 10-20 minute sweat session in a sauna. You feel relaxed, rested, and the heat helps relieve any sore muscles and improves your overall health and well-being. But suppose the high temperatures of a traditional sauna are just too much for you to handle.

Mediamodifier
04/09/2020
30 Best Handwriting Fonts

Fonts play an important role in a brand's typography design, but choosing the the best handwriting font can be tricky. Post summary: What is a handwriting font? Top Google handwriting fonts Other free best handwriting fonts Concerning web fonts, should you use a Google handwriting font, more adept for web text and design?

Thermory
04/27/2021
17 ways to make your tiny home look bigger | Thermory

Live small, be happy? The next big thing that has emerged is the Tiny Home Movement. Booming property prices in developed economies and their cities have squeezed many homebuyers out of the market. Entry-level income earners and professionals who yearn to be close to urban conveniences, more job opportunities, and the vibrant city life, cannot [...]

Getuku
How CRM builds sustainability for accounting practices

Illustration by Murat Kalkavan from Icons8 Tasks and workflows are approached surrounding transactions within client engagement. At Uku, we based our CRM on a customer-focused approach. Naturally, we have workflow processes that you'd expect from all CRM software. Yet ours includes time tracking, so it is even easier to track all billable hours to determine how profitable a client is.

Gardenhouse24
Buyer's guide to getting a wooden carport

A carport is a permanent shelter for a vehicle with open sides and is usually attached to the side of a building and has become very versatile. Carports have several uses in today's modern homes; they are no longer used only for vehicles. Think of carports as a home for your car.

Gardenhouse24
How a fire pit can extend your summer into autumn & winter

Who does not enjoy sitting and looking at an open fire? Not only is it therapeutic, but it radiates warmth when you're outside, and the sun goes in. With summer over and autumn now in the air, the evenings feel more crips, cooler and darker.

Avokaado
10/22/2021
Why do SMBs need contract lifecycle management? - Avokaado Blog

No matter what sector your organization is in, contracts will likely be a daily occurrence. Research from PwC states that most organizational transactions are governed by agreements, with 20,000 - 40,000 being considered the average per organization. Contracts are the lifeblood of all SMBs.

Gardenhouse24
Why we are falling in love with home saunas

We all have thoughts and preferences on our home and lifestyle and our decisions to improve our home to match our lifestyle. For some, this includes building a home sauna. A home sauna does not necessarily mean a sauna within your home; it could refer to an outdoor sauna in your garden.

Gardenhouse24
Setting up your own garden gym shed. What you need to know

Ever wondered about building your own home gym? No more time travelling to the gym and back. No more waiting for the equipment you want to use. No more expensive monthly or annual memberships. Setting up your home gym is easier than you believe.

Income marketplace
Why diversifying your investments is a good idea? | Income marketplace

You have most likely heard of the phrase, "don't put all your eggs in one basket." This is a promising strategy when deciding to invest. But why should you diversify your portfolio, and how should you do it? Diversification is an investment strategy whereby investors invest in different assets from several varying sectors.

Respiray
09/14/2021
How leading event organiser sTARTUp Day protects their attendees

sTARTUp Day is one of the most startup-minded business festivals, bringing together startups, traditional entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, and students. The event aims to connect like-minded people and celebrate entrepreneurship in the smart city of Tartu, Estonia. Why Estonia? For decades now, the country has become a magnet for startups and has produced unicorns such as Skype, Wise, Pipedrive, Zego, Bolt and Playtech.

Foxway
Asset recovery - Foxway

With our Asset Recovery service, it's easy to bring new life into old devices. And get more money back.

Respiray
05/05/2021
How do viruses spread? 6 tips to protect yourself

Viruses are everywhere. They are more common than any other biological matter. An estimated 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 viruses exist on the earth at any one time, laid end-to-end they'd stretch for 100 million light-years; numbers that would put astrophysics to shame. They are the most advanced biological entities at a molecular level, carrying the technology to invade and hijack cells.

Respiray
04/21/2021
How to boost your immune system and protect against COVID-19

COVID-19 has turned the world on its head. Our way of life and our very way of existing has been thrown into focus. As we look for ways to cope with a new global threat to every human's health and well-being on the planet, it appears that there are changes we can all make to our lifestyles that may strengthen immunity and improve our overall health.

Avokaado
07/09/2021
Contract Management Workflows: 8 Steps To Optimize - Avokaado Blog

Efficient contract management workflow means more contracts signed, deals closed, suppliers paid, and more people hired. Yet each stage, when done manually, can take considerable resources, not only time which can slow down business processes. With the average price of a basic contract ranging from $6,900 and $49,000, it is business-critical to quicken the contract lifecycle workflow.

Auroom Wellness
07/14/2021
How these sauna health benefits boost your emotional wellness - Auroom Wellness

Emotional wellness affects you daily, and not only your mental and social health but can impact your physical health too. If you do not take care of your emotional wellness, then functioning day-to-day can prove exhausting and take a further toll on your health. Suppose you want to boost your emotional wellness, physical and mental [...]

Respiray
07/15/2021
Why is it vital we keep schools open?

One measure implemented during the pandemic has been to 'lockdown' large sections of society where the population was told to remain in their homes, shop for necessities, and distance learn their children at home. As most of those lockdown measures begin to ease, it has become apparent how damaging school closures have been to children and young adults.

Respiray
06/16/2021
Wearable air purifiers - one solution in protecting teachers at schools

As the pandemic shows little sign of going away, and nations are confronted with a possible third wave, more than half of the world's schoolchildren still face substantial disruptions to their education. These range from full school closures, reduced academic schedules and lack of contact time with their most critical resource - their teachers.

Avokaado
06/25/2021
12 benefits of contract management software you simply can't pass up - Avokaado Blog

What is contract management software? What does contract management software do? What are the benefits of contract management software? Contracts used to be straightforward. Several parties get together and discuss the concerns and obligations of each side and determine a set of principles that both parties will abide by.

Thermory
06/09/2021
Press & Click System powered by Grad now available with Alu Rail | Thermory

PaCS (Press and Click System) product ranges combine high-quality Thermory thermowood with the unique installation system by Grad. It is a popular hidden fastening solution designed for fast and easy installation. Thermory PaCS consists of specially profiled Thermory boards with grooves on the underside that perfectly fit the Grad clips or aluminium rails with pre-mounted [...]

Respiray
06/10/2021
Wearable technology is trending into new sectors

Lately, we've witnessed innovations in the world of wearable technology. These advances will potentially transform life, business and the global economy. Wearables including Google Glass, Apple Watch, Fitbit and Oculus Rift promise to change how we function throughout society and use data to optimise how we live and interact with our world.

Respiray
06/02/2021
Understanding UV-LED and its applications

The coronavirus outbreak saw increased awareness by healthcare institutions and governments to improve how they disinfect public areas. Widely used for decades, UV disinfection technology proved excellent in combating the COVID-19 virus. Safer, cheaper and more effective UV-LEDs replaced older UV lamps.

Monestro
How to avoid P2P platform scams | Monestro

Before investing in any financial investment, it is always customary to be concerned about how 'safe' your investment is, whether through a traditional financial institution or an online P2P platform.

Auroom Wellness
05/25/2021
Sauna: A Mystical Place To Cleanse And Be Reborn - Auroom Wellness

Some use saunas as part of a vital health ritual, a way to keep clean, or part of a wellness retreat. Some use it as a way to beat a crippling hangover! For most Estonians, saunas are a way to spend time with family and friends and warm up after a day out in the ...

Avokaado
05/24/2021
The Hottest File Management Software of 2021 - Avokaado Blog

What is file management software? Why use file management software? What are the different types of file management software? Best file management software of 2021 File management software was initially developed in response to businesses and organizations wishing to become paper-free companies. Meaning they wish to securely store documents online rather than keep them in filing cabinets.

Monestro
18 alternative investments investors should consider | Monestro

Investment opportunities for investors are becoming harder to score better returns. There is good news, however. Investors should consider alternative investment vehicles outside the world of stocks, bonds, funds, and other pre-packaged products. Alternative investments include venture capital, private equity, p2p investing, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts, commodities plus tangible assets like precious metals, rare coins, wine and art.

Monestro
Debunking myths on how COVID affected P2P investing | Monestro

In the years preceding the global financial crisis of 2008, observers viewed P2P lending and investing as a fintech alternative to challenge traditional bank lending. By connecting borrowers and investors via the web-based platforms, the third-party costs could be eradicated, offering higher returns for investors and lower borrowing rates for borrowers.

Monestro
Why do so few women do investing? | Monestro

Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly, depending on your view), very few women invest. Only 21% of women invest, compared to 41% of men who place their savings into investment portfolios. What is more puzzling is that women hold 32% of the world's wealth. Why then are women such reluctant investors compared to their male counterparts?

Monestro
Why use Auto Invest? | Monestro

Auto Invest is a highly efficient tool for saving time spent on investing activities. But why should investors use auto investing over manual investments?

Monestro
Tackling P2P payment fraud | Monestro

Digital transactions have increased due to the current global pandemic. However, more online transactions have led to more P2P payment fraud.

Monestro
Common investment mistakes to avoid [Updated 2021] | Monestro

When it comes to investing, nobody is perfect, not even Warren Buffett . There will be wins, and investments will gain in value. For that to happen, others will need to face losses. However, several mistakes investors make when trading stocks are pretty standard.

Monestro
Crypto lending & crypto loans in P2P investing | Monestro

However, these products are not for every investor - particularly those approaching retirement or seeking more stable income. One such product is cryptocurrency loans and investing in them. Cryptocurrencies have grown from a vision of a digitised currency to a multi-billion dollar asset class over the past few years, showing minor signs of slowing down.

Monestro
P2P investing myths: Separating fact from fiction | Monestro

Today's investors have an extensive range of investing options at their disposal. Of all of them, modern peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms are gaining the most traction when considering growth and popularity. This investment model has broken down the traditional borders of investing.

Monestro
11 tips to know before starting P2P investing | Monestro

Investors in peer-to-peer loans boast about getting double-digit returns on their peer to peer lending: 10%, 11%, even 20% on some platforms. But of course, there are risks. This guide is written for those wishing to begin investing in loans. Post summary: Peer-to-peer lending has seen high-yield seeking investors flocking to it.

Monestro
How secure are Monestro P2P loans? | Monestro

'How secure are Monestro P2P loans?' may well be one of the first questions that go through your mind if you consider P2P investing as an alternative investment vehicle. Enticing returns may have caught your attention, but concerns about the risk to your capital are still a deciding factor in deciding whether to invest or not.

Monestro
How risky is P2P lending? [And how to manage the risk] | Monestro

If you are looking for risk-free investment opportunities, you might as well prepare yourself to be disappointed. There are no risk-free investments, however wonderful it sounds. The fact that investing is not risk-free should not discourage investors from looking into alternative investment opportunities, provided they know how the investment works in detail and the specific risks.

Monestro
What is a loan originator? | Monestro

Within P2P investing, investors would have noticed the term loan originator on the peer to peer investing platform they use. But what roles do loan originators play?

Monestro
8 tips for choosing the best investment platforms [Guide] | Monestro

If you're starting with P2P lending, the first experience will establish your long-term P2P lending strategy. When considering peer-to-peer lending ( P2P lending ) as an investment alternative, selecting the best investment platform will be critical to your investing success. Investors are always enticed and lured with attractive rates and bonuses and supposed ease to do business.

Getuku
Simple steps using templates to make the most out of task plans.

Illustration by Natasha Remarchuk from Ouch! Before you begin with any new client project, it's a good idea to start with a plan. Specifically, a task plan. It's even more helpful if you're trying to better communicate with clients, colleagues and others. Why not just write it down in Excel or Word?

Gardenhouse24
7 expert tips for getting a wooden garden house

A garden house is a focal point of any home's garden, so choosing the right one is critical in ensuring you invest in the proper structure for all of your needs. When looking to buy a garden house, the primary considerations you should consider include the style, size, purpose, and location within the garden itself.

Gardenhouse24
Garden room costs - how much is it and what's included?

Garden rooms are more popular than ever. Blame the lockdown, but increasingly homeowners are looking for cost-effective ways to extend the usable living space within their current homes. More space and a lifestyle change without having to move house, and still adding on value. Who would not want that in their garden?

Respiray
05/13/2021
The facts and myths around UV disinfection using UV light

The technology used in UV disinfection is often misunderstood, but for a good reason. The details that need to be considered when looking into using any type of UV light are plentiful. Here we have put together some solid facts as a 'mythbuster' to help clear up some misunderstandings, to reassure that using UV light as part of UV disinfection within consumer appliances is safe.

Auroom Wellness
10/22/2021
19 wellness trends that will continue into 2022 thanks to COVID-19

As we enter into the last throes of 2021 and a new year beckons, we still have to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. And it is not only the physical effects of the coronavirus we are dealing with, but its toll on our wellness levels and wellness trends as we head into 2022.

Monestro
Common investment mistakes to avoid [Updated 2021] | Monestro

When it comes to investing, nobody is perfect, not even Warren Buffett . There will be wins, and investments will gain in value. For that to happen, others will need to face losses. However, several mistakes investors make when trading stocks are pretty standard.

Respiray
07/01/2021
UV Technology: A tangible solution hiding in plain sight

The rise in remote working, distance learning, and an increased interest in health monitoring during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to businesses and schools searching for viable solutions to get life 'back on track.' Mask-wearing, vaccines and wearable tech have led to a rise in medical and technological solutions to return us to 'normal.'

Copywriting

Blu Mint Digital
06/30/2020
Rise of the full-stack digital writer. What does this mean for writing?

by David Bailey-Lauring If you clicked on content in your newsfeeds, what writing style would you expect to find? Would you recognise what type of content it is? You may guess that the digital content has been written to either: engage with you to sell to you to entertain you or written so you discover it Confused by what I mean?

Blu Mint Digital
04/07/2020
Web copy and web content - what's the difference? | Blu Mint Digital

by David Bailey-Lauring Post summary: But what precisely do they mean? And what's the difference between the two skills? What is web copy? What is web content? How bad web copy and web content can ruin businesses Well, this is ambiguous and open to interpretation. Which theoretically means there's no correct answer.

Blu Mint Digital
06/02/2020
What is sales copy and conversion copywriting?

by David Bailey-Lauring Post summary: What is sales copy? What is conversion copy? Why use conversion copywriting over SEO content writing? Hiring sales copywriters Stellar sales copy focuses on how the end consumer benefits from what is being sold. What marketers refer to as the "value it brings to the customer."

Blu Mint Digital
05/05/2020
SEO content writing vs copywriting: Are they different?

by David Bailey-Lauring Post summary: I'm asked this all the time, after all, is writing just writing? The point is, the difference does matter - as these two types of writing can bring very different results for businesses.

Industry

Krakul
10/18/2020
IoT trends to expect in 2021 | Krakul

Tens of billions of IoT devices are currently in operation across the globe, from well-known devices like Amazon's Echo smart speakers and smartwatches to smart homes regulating our air conditioning and heating. However, IoT is not only for the consumer. Industry and various businesses already utilise IoT applications.

Tech Group
10/15/2020
Guarding against IP theft when outsourcing engineering | Tech Group

If this critical information - in particular, intellectual property (IP) - is lost or stolen, it can ruin a business overnight. Losing this IP could mean losing a competitive advantage in the market. How can you efficiently produce your IP without worrying that the company building it will commit IP theft?

Tech Group
10/15/2020
Custom machine building - what does it take to build one? | Tech Group

For more than 16 years, Tech Group, as a custom machine builder, has produced custom machine building projects to businesses in various industries. Our machine-building capabilities range from focusing on building the full solution, to the initial prototype, then the first batch and later assembly and installation.

Tech Group
10/15/2020
Getting started with factory automation - what's involved | Tech Group

To step up their game, businesses in all industries have sought out building new products by integrating manufacturing techniques with the benefits offered by automation companies. One approach these automation companies do is to transform manufacturing by guiding them to adopt factory automation. This trend has been increasing.

Krakul
About Krakul Krakul - Internet of Things Development Partner since 2013.

We noticed that many established hardware development companies sometimes struggle to understand the actual needs of the client, especially when it involves startups or smaller companies. Companies are required to have already a detailed plan, clear budget and an excellent technical understanding of what is needed for development.

Krakul
10/12/2020
Understanding autonomous technology and its uses | Krakul

"I trust this thing because I know it will predictably do a specific function, even if I don't know how or why it does it." Autonomous technology is rapidly spreading beyond the automobile and transportation sectors into healthcare, logistics and manufacturing. In 2021, as their use proliferates, how will consumers and businesses trust the benefits of autonomous technology?

R8tech
R8 Technologies

Co-founder Siim Täkker was previously working on building energy simulations and optimisation algorithms at a scientific engineering level. In 2016 Täkker began working for one of the biggest building servicing companies in Estonia, observing huge savings potential if they altered the way they operated.

Tech Group
10/15/2020
Reimagining manufacturing partnerships after COVID-19 | Tech Group

Manufacturing partnerships were already transforming manufacturers' operations before the pandemic. Now, when outsourcing to partners, manufacturers need to consider what in-house capabilities each partner has to offer. Even in countries where COVID-19's initial impact has begun to recede, severe disruptions are likely to remain a fact of life for several years to come.

Proekspert
Factory Digitalization | Proekspert

Elevate efficiency Ensure full traceability Manage volume fluctuations Challenge us Market competition, ever-changing customer demand, and faster delivery expectations are placing more strain on manufacturing businesses. Manufacturing leaders must improve their productivity, profit, and product quality, simultaneously ensuring a sustainable workplace that protects employee health and safety.

R8tech
R8 Technologies

Chief Maintenance and Development Officer, Viru Keskus "2 up-to-date and reliable automation systems (Siemens Desigo Insight and Schneider Electric Struxureware) managing the technological systems have already been used in Viru Keskus, located in the heart of Tallinn. The technological systems of the shopping centre are managed by Ermeesia OÜ, the company providing the best service in this sector in Estonia.

Linkedin
How will the logistics industry look after the Coronavirus fallout?

Business owners, employees and investors in the manufacturing and logistics sectors will be anxiously keen to know how long it will take the industries to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Based on the experience of the 2003 SARS epidemic, it could typically take several months for the sector t

Tech

Proekspert
01/30/2021
Choosing the right cloud migration strategy | Proekspert

What is cloud transformation? Why migrating to the cloud is critical for businesses Challenges in cloud migration Choosing the right cloud migration strategy Choosing the right cloud migration strategy is no easy feat. Along with the roadmap to migrating your business infrastructure to the cloud, there will be inevitable challenges that must be overcome.

Blu Mint Digital
03/31/2020
The importance of long, strong and secure passwords

by David Bailey-Lauring Avoiding your devices becoming hacked requires the use of long, strong and secure passwords. However, why else are they important? Victims of hacking often have their bank details, money, or even worse, their identity is stolen. Hackers assume the identification of their victim by changing their passwords and taking over the devices including phones and laptops.

Proekspert
Digital service development | Proekspert

Web and mobile app development Proekspert's engineers are savvy in next-gen technologies, intelligent algorithms, and modern UI. All web-based interfaces we create work equally well on mobile devices. Technologies like React, Angular, Vue and Firebase blur the difference between web-based solutions and native apps. B2C portals and mobile apps Consumers need simplicity.

Proekspert
Cloud transformation | Proekspert

Maximize the value of cloud investments Quickly adopt new technology Respond to immediate market needs Scale your business operations Challenge us Most of today's enterprises have adopted the cloud in some form to unlock the capabilities a modern business requires: greater flexibility, more agility, and new opportunities for innovation.

Proekspert
05/04/2020
Is digital business transformation putting the customer experience first? | Proekspert

The purpose of digital business transformation should be enhancing customer and employee experience. Building services in accordance to user needs gives no reason for your customers to look elsewhere. Digital technologies - and the way we utilize them personally, at work, and within our communities - have changed the face of business.

Flowit
05/04/2020
11 top RPA use cases in 2020 - Flowit

Partner / CEO Post summary: What is robotic process automation? Why do companies invest in RPA? Eleven RPA use cases Robotic process automation (RPA) is the use of specialised computer programs, known as software robots. These robots automate and standardise repeatable business processes that are typically carried out by employees.

Flowit
04/27/2020
Why RPA projects fail and how to learn from mistakes - Flowit

Partner / CEO Post summary: Why use Robotic Process Automation? Why do so many RPA projects fail? Learning from RPA failures How RPA transforms the industry Robots are part of heavy industry, that is nothing new. However, its virtual colleague, robotic process automation (RPA), is only getting started within the industry.

Proekspert
04/02/2020
Getting started with business process reengineering | Proekspert

Changes within a business begin when companies wish to improve their business processes. Ensuring that new processes deliver substantial business value, companies must first seek to clarify their goals and expectations. Business process reengineering is the process of turning those expectations into a reality. Business process reengineering (BPR) is the remodeling of a business's current processes.

Blu Mint Digital
03/31/2020
The importance of long, strong and secure passwords | Blu Mint Digital

by David Bailey-Lauring Avoiding your devices becoming hacked requires the use of long, strong and secure passwords. However, why else are they important? Victims of hacking often have their bank details, money, or even worse, their identity is stolen. Hackers assume the identification of their victim by changing their passwords and taking over the devices including phones and laptops.

Proekspert
05/31/2018
Manufacturing: How Analytics Unleashes Profitability and Productivity

At our recent Seminar on predictive maintenance and condition monitoring of devices in the manufacturing sector, Proekspert discussed why digitalization doesn't always mean huge costs or long-lasting projects; and why it is crucial for manufacturing companies to consider the importance of analytics.

Timbeter
05/22/2018
Why we decided we needed a fresh look | Timbeter

Today we are happy to announce that our new websites, so that we are better able to serve our customers. However, why did we feel we needed a new look? How will this improve our customer experience? How will using Timbeter make the forestry industry more profitable, sustainable & efficient?

Opus Online
07/09/2016
UI Design vs. UX Design - What Is the Difference?

UI Design vs. UX Design - What Is the Difference? You have probably overheard discussions about the magnificent 'UX' of a product, or the poor 'UI' of a website. But what are those people talking about? What exactly is the difference between User Interface Design (UI) and User Experience Design (UX)?

Opus Online
05/22/2016
Top 15 Web Design Tools

Top 15 Web Design Tools Web design is changing, the lines between designer and developer are increasingly becoming blurred. For instance, static mock-ups are becoming less useful and increasingly, clients and stakeholders want to see more dynamic prototypes. The client because of the look of the design and furthermore, the developer for the coding that can be required during the process.

Opus Online
06/15/2016
42 Web Developer Tools to Boost Productivity

42 Web Developer Tools to Boost Productivity The web is constantly changing and web developers face quite frankly, an everlasting battle to remain up to date on which of the web developer tools are ideal for top web development.

Opus Online
05/23/2016
Top 7 Most Usable CMS

Top 7 Most Usable CMS There are hundreds of content management systems developed now, listing which ones are the most usable is a Pandora's box itself. Whether you are setting up an exquisite business website, a standard blog or just want to announce your presence on the web, getting the right content management system (CMS) is imperative.

Entrepreneurship

Xolo
Estonia is not a tax haven - here's why

Recently leaked FinCEN documents that are being shared by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists revealed damaging revelations about shell companies and banks that laundered profits for criminal organisations. Journalists have been delving through the documentation, the same they did for the 2014 LuxLeak papers and the 2016 Panama papers.

Xolo
Anatomy of a solopreneur [infographic]

Talented. Driven. Perseverance. Not an answer to a question in a job interview about why you would be ideal for a job, but the defining traits of one group of people: Solopreneurs. Whilst it's obvious the word is portmanteau of 'solo' and 'entrepreneur,' it is not entirely obvious what precisely a solopreneur is.

Xolo
Estonian company types - a guide to choosing the right one

Doing business in Estonia is easy. Setting up a company, whether as a resident, business, e-resident or freelancer makes it even easier. With several choices as to the type of legal entity you can create, it can, however, puzzle entrepreneurs, company owners and freelancers as to which business framework works best for their interests.

Xolo
Freelancer mental health & how to manage it

According to research, 40% of millennials and 53% of Gen Z's are now working for themselves. It's more common than ever to be self-employed. But how does it affect your wellbeing? Is freelancing better or worse for your mental health? Read these statistics from freelancers themselves : 46% of people think freelancing harms their mental health.

Xolo
Best invoicing solution for your side business

When running a side business whilst working for an employer, getting paid on time is paramount. Plus, you need to ensure that your invoice is compliant with local taxation laws. How can you find the right invoicing solution to complement your side work? Post summary: What is a side business?

Xolo
Finding freelancer partners and making the cooperation work

With the increase in using freelancers to support corporate business projects rather than hiring new employees, freelancers themselves are taking on more work. Not all the work can be done by one freelancer alone. Freelancers are now seeking out freelancer partners to fulfil projects and off additional value.

Blu Mint Digital
03/18/2020
How to successfully forge remote team communication | Blu Mint Digital

by David Bailey-Lauring Unless you've been hibernating for the past few months, you're probably aware that the majority of global workers have been told to self-isolate and work remotely. Post summary: What is remote working? Increase in remote working How to forge excellent remote team communication Useful remote team communication tools But how do you forge successful remote team communication to keep your organisation going?

Xolo
Why now is the right time to check your site SEO

The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the business world into a state of uncertainty and panic. With the situation seemingly not changing for the foreseeable future, it has left many businesses feeling lost and lacking direction in what to do next. Most of us have reduced workloads.

LeapIN Blog
01/09/2018
9 Challenges of Being a Digital Nomad - LeapIN Blog

It's Wednesday afternoon; you get an email from your boss asking how your work is going, and if you'll meet the agreed deadline. Realising you need to crack on, you put down your sangria, slip on a pair of sandals, strut across the beach and unfurl your laptop at the nearest cafe that offers wifi.

LeapIN Blog
09/11/2017
Why e-Residency and LeapIN Is the Ideal Solution for a Digital Nomad

We asked Dylan, a British national who wanted to become a digital nomad, why he chose e-Residency to support his ambitions. I'm a British national based in London where I've always worked for large companies like Hootsuite. After speaking to many of my friends, I found that they're digital nomads, and wanted to know how they did it.

LeapIN Blog
05/18/2017
Thinking About Becoming an e-Resident? - LeapIN Blog

We asked John, a seasoned Digital Nomad based in the US, to write about his experience in becoming an e-resident and why he set up his company in Estonia. After graduation I settled in New York City where I held Creative Technologist positions at Wieden + Kennedy, McCann, and as Senior Creative Technologist /Tech Lead at TBWA.

LeapIN Blog
03/21/2018
How LeapIN and e-Residency helps connect digital nomads across the globe

I'm originally from the beautiful Black Forest in Southern Germany, and I attended school there, but it wasn't for me. I left to become a car mechanic and later studied Electrical Engineering. In 2007, I went to Stanford University to work on self-driving cars for a while, but left to pursue a passion of mine - kitesurfing in Maui!

Education

Medium
01/15/2020
Native English Speakers - Are they the ideal English Teachers?

Students and teachers alike often believe that the only correct English teacher is a Native English Speaking Teacher (NEST) or referred to as a Mother Tongue speaker. Sadly, the term doesn't define teachers or their abilities very well. As I'll discuss below, just because you are a native English speaker doesn't equate to better tutoring.

Medium
01/31/2020
How to become an online tutor and start earning within hours

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Online tutoring is a great side hustle for someone in search of passing on their knowledge to others and earning some additional income.

Medium
11/18/2019
How Edtech companies are powering online tutoring jobs

First embraced by schools, colleges, and universities, Edtech, short for education technology, has moved from in-classroom tools to out-of-school online learning. Perhaps as a testament that learning and self-development don't stop on graduation day. Read how Edtech companies are making it easier and more efficient for students to learn new skills, both academic and for business.

Finance

Monestro
Fine wine, fine profits? | Monestro

One of the most talked-about alternative investments has been fine wine. Yet Is fine wine investing an opportunity for retail investors or the preserve of a few expert specialists?

Monestro
Building your investments - Property investing | Monestro

Whenever you invest in property, there are certain factors you have to consider before deciding if it is a sound investment. Location, market demand, and cost of maintenance and repairs are amongst other factors to consider when investing in property.

Monestro
The rush for rare coins - the new alternative gold rush? | Monestro

The coronavirus pandemic caused unprecedented volatility in global markets. As a result, investors searched for more alternative ways to invest their cash. This rush for stable assets saw an upsurge in demand for traditional havens like gold, which saw its value rise strongly during the pandemic.

Punk Finance | Ava uks uutele võimalustele rahamaailmas
03/31/2021
Kuidas võrrelda laenupakkujaid [7-punktiline loend]

Üha suurem osa meist pöörduvad pankade asemel teiste laenupakkujate poole, et kiiresti raha hankida või kriisi aegadel finantsabi saada. COVID-19 tõttu on paljud laenupakkujad hetkel uute laenutaotluste vastuvõtmist vähendanud või karmistanud laenude väljastamisele kohaldatavaid reegleid. Siiski pakutakse laenuturul ka konkurentsivõimeliste intressidega laene.

Punk Finance | Ava uks uutele võimalustele rahamaailmas
03/24/2021
Kuidas olla teadlikum krediidikasutaja? [14 strateegiat]

Kui sa ei kasuta krediiti targalt, siis võid lõpetada suurtes võlgades. Nüüd on aeg saada teadlikuks krediidikasutajaks kasutades 14 lihtsat strateegiat. Olenemata sellest, kas sulle meeldib või ei meeldi, siis krediit ja selle kasutamine on täna osa meie elust. Samas toob teadmatu krediidi kasutamine tihti kaasa võlgu, millega tegelikkuses hakkama ei saada.

Peachy Loans
07/17/2019
How to Escape The Rent Cycle and Finally Buy a Home

For the majority, homeownership appears to be a choice that is far out of our grasp. House prices are still beyond our reach, and the ability to scrape together a deposit means that most British renters appear stuck in the current cycling of always having to rent.

Peachy Loans
05/31/2019
The 5 Triggers of Emotional Spending (And How to Control Them!)

However good you are at managing your money, your emotions can urge you to make financial decisions that could end up costing you a small fortune. Emotional spending occurs when we spend more money on something because we feel bored, lonely, worried or perhaps because we feel like celebrating a particular life event like getting a new job.

The Customer Collective
06/12/2019
Escaping a bad financial situation - The Customer Collective

Making improvements to your financial situation is a lot easier to do when you have a better understanding over it, an exemplary credit report and better knowledge of how to utilise options to escape a bad financial situation.

Peachy Loans
04/22/2019
5 Tips to Plan, Budget and Book your Summer Holiday in 2019!

Sadly, it doesn't always work out that way. The internet is full of tales of dodgy hotels, crammed tours with other tourists, flight delays and over-priced car rental. When this happens, your holiday excitement can be ruined in minutes. But, with summer just around the corner, many of us are beginning to think about budgeting for our next holiday .

Peachy Loans
05/15/2019
10 Simple Tips for Motorists to Save £934 on Fuel Costs (in 2019)

Fuel is still one of the most significant expenditures for motorists in the UK, despite prices being frozen for the ninth year in a row. Drivers can save hundreds of pounds on fuel by making small changes when it comes to their driving, and it is not as difficult as you might think.

Financial-news
5 clear-cut reasons why you are not getting credit

The words 'credit score' and 'credit report' have firmly entered our financial lexicon ever since the advent of cheap and easy-to-apply for credit in the late 1990's to the credit crunch in the late noughties.

Peachy Loans
04/15/2019
How to Save Money on Household Utility Bills

Winter should be firmly behind us now, and for many households, they can breathe a sigh of relief from higher energy bills and the wear and tear of living through winter. Household costs like electricity, gas, water, broadband, car insurance and mobile phones consume most of our household budgets.

Peachy Loans
03/26/2019
A Complete Guide to ISA's and Tax-free Savings in the UK

You're looking to save some money; this could be to pay for a holiday each year or something long-term like a deposit for a home or retirement. There's no single approach to saving up your desired amount, as it will depend on your timeframe, your current financial circumstances... and even your age.

Finance Monthly | Monthly Finance News Magazine
03/19/2019
How Long Does It Take to Improve Your Credit Score?

David Bailey-Lauring is a single father of three boys so he knows what it takes to stretch a budget when it comes to family finance! David is a small business entrepreneur and regularly writes about entrepreneurship, tech, sport and personal finance in the UK, USA, and Europe.

Peachy Loans
03/15/2019
6 Credit Alternatives to Bank Loans, Overdrafts & Credit Cards

Do you need some quick cash to cover you until the end of the month? Or maybe you are searching for a way to reduce your debt burden and consolidate your debts? Credit cards, overdrafts and payday loans are several ways borrowers can apply for when they don't have money in their bank accounts.

Financial Buzz
03/08/2019
Why are Brits so hesitate at switching banks? - Financial Buzz

They say that Brits are more likely to get divorced than split with their bank. However, why is there little switching? There is even a current account switching service ensuring that direct debits and salary payments are smoothly changed to a new bank. The numbers say it all.

MoneyHighStreet.com
02/18/2019
Finding the Right Personal Loan | MoneyHighStreet.com

Unsecured consumer loans dropped by 38.7% in the first three months of last year, the most significant fall since 2007, according to new figures from the Bank of England. Banks and building societies reduced their lending to consumers during the first three months of 2018 at the quickest rate since the credit crunch, according to the bank's figures.

Peachy Loans
01/25/2019
8 Ways to Get Fit and Healthy on a Budget in 2019!

Many people associate exercise believing they need expensive equipment or having a gym membership, but this is just not true. There are so many ways you can work up a sweat without it costing the earth. Months later, the only thing that's getting leaner is our bank balance because we've paid for expensive gym memberships but never actually went.

Peachy Loans
12/18/2018
Will UK Living Costs Rise in 2019 (And How Will It Impact Your Finances)?

Let us dig in and attempt to forecast. First, some good news. At the recent budget announcement in October 2018, the UK Chancellor announced an increase in the personal allowance, rising from £11,850 to £12,500 for the tax year beginning in April 2019. This will be a welcome addition to the take-home pay of millions of taxpayers.

Peachy Loans
11/22/2018
Are You Missing Out on Financial Support for Your Children?

However, before applying for that credit card , or payday loan , it is best to check that you are receiving your entitled financial benefits for your family. There are several child financial support options open to families, Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit.

Peachy Loans
11/20/2018
New research: Brits overspending on Christmas budgets

We know that Christmas is a time for giving and receiving. In doing so we make our loved ones happy and thus spread the Christmas cheer. Yet sadly, the part is causing untold strain on people's finances.

Peachy Loans
10/30/2018
How Debt Negatively Impacts Personal Relationships

In a debt-ridden environment, staying strong as a couple can be challenging. Either or both partners can become cold and withdrawn to each other, leading to repeated arguments on how the debt was accumulated in the first place . Moreover, trust within a relationship can be damaged, or worse, broken.

Peachy Loans
02/14/2019
8 Expensive Valentine's Day Gifts (Get Your Cheque Book Out!)

Each year there are those amongst us who like to do something a little more original, and yes cost a bit more to show their affection to the ones they love. Britons will spend £1.6 million on Valentine's Day gifts. However, is there any love that is worth ruining your personal finances over?

Peachy Loans
10/22/2018
What Type of Pension Options Do I Have (and How Much Should I Save)?

More than two in five workers under the age of 45 risks being left disappointed in retirement as they are underestimating how much money they will need to provide a decent income. For those who are saving into a pension, many believe they are not keeping enough to provide them with the standard of living they require when they retire.

Peachy Loans
10/12/2018
10 Ways to be Credit Card Smart (How to Use Your Card Wisely)

Love them or loathe them, credit cards are part of our lives and are often associated with unmanageable debt. Credit cards have stringent terms and conditions, and if you don't use them wisely, you could quickly rack up debts that you'll have trouble paying back.

Peachy Loans
10/12/2018
Where Can I Get Help with Debt? (5 Tips on Debt Management)

Managing your debt is never pleasant, and debt is one of life's most stressful experiences. The sad part is that many of us at one time in our lives have been in debt. In fact, according to the National Audit Office, up to 8.3 million people are unable to pay off debt or household bills.

Peachy Loans
08/24/2018
Is Social Media causing Millennials to get into debt?

Extortionate rental prices, credit card bills, and student loans are making it difficult for millennials to save for their future retirement. However, there is a new threat that is impacting millennials financial growth and security - social media.

Peachy Loans
08/14/2018
Student Loan Debt and The Long-Term Psychological Impact

With 'A' Level results due any day now, students are getting ready to head to university. While it's an exciting time for any student, it does come at a price. A BIG price. According to a study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), three-quarters of graduates will never clear their student loan debt.

Peachy Loans
04/19/2018
Do Millennials Care About Their Pensions?

Free-spending, work-shy, tech obsessed, hedonistic and not wanting to save money. These are some of the accusations labelled towards millennials. But, are these claims fair? Studies show that the millennial generation is not saving enough in their pensions. The "you only live once" attitude translating as "spend now, worry about it later."

My Blog
02/13/2018
The Best Ways to Save for your Kids - My Blog

Don't know your JISAs from your ISAs? Let's break down your options for saving for your children's future. Brits are not known for their saving prowess, in fact, four out of ten Britons today have savings of less than £100 in their savings accounts. Hardly setting a good example for children to follow!

EstateGuru P2P lending Blog
03/01/2017
Debt vs Equity Investments - Which is Better? - EstateGuru P2P lending Blog

While debt and equity investments can both potentially deliver good returns, there are differences that may make one more appealing to you than the other. Most investments can be categorised as either debt investments or equity investments. In an equity investment, you buy an asset and your profit is related to the performance of that ...

Peachy Loans
02/15/2018
High Overdraft Fees Are Causing Financial Ruin

More than 2 million people in the UK have overdrafts, stuck in a cycle of using their overdrafts to survive the month, paying off the overdraft from their salary only to begin using it again. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found that nearly 13 million people in the last 12 months had used an overdraft facility.

Peachy Loans
05/16/2018
How will Brexit impact personal finances?

In less than 9 months, Brexit will come into effect. Whether you agree with the decision we made or not, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on 29th March 2019. Much has been discussed about the UK's future trade, sovereignty and borders, but what does this mean to ordinary Brits at home?

Peachy Loans
02/01/2018
5 Reasons Why British People Don't Save Anymore

After what has probably been another expensive and excessive Christmas, many will be anticipating the arrival of their post-Christmas credit card statements. Yet, despite several New Year's resolutions on making this year a more prosperous financial year, Britons are terrible at saving. Britain is still weathering the financial crisis and the so-called 'credit crunch.'

The Rasberry Finance Blog
03/13/2018
5 ways to get more out of your ISA allowance - The Rasberry Finance Blog

On 6th April the new tax year begins, and with the British traditionally poor at saving money, now is the time to reassess how you can make the most out of your savings. Now it's time to discover the top 5 ISA tips and make the most of your tax-free savings.

Moneydonut
The four basics of successful saving

When it comes to saving, we Brits are terrible at it, putting aside less than 5% of our income on average. If you never saw the point of saving, or you've got out of the habit over the years, don't worry, it's easy to get started.

Peachy Loans
06/14/2018
8 money-saving tips we learned from our Dad's

Our Dad's... We love them. We argue with them. We receive advice from them. And at some point, we've probably taken money from them... So, to honour our Dad's and the role they play in our lives, we've written 8 invaluable money-saving tips that we should have used (and probably ignored!)

Peachy Loans
03/23/2018
Saving Hacks: 9 Ways to Save £1,800+ Cash Per Year

Shockingly, 1 in 4 UK adults has zero savings. Worse still, 10% of Brits admit to spending more than they earn. As our daily lifestyles continue to feel the pinch of everyday expenses, it can be hard to make ends meet.

Scottandterry
6 ways you can shave years off your mortgage

This may sound obvious but making additional payments can save you more in the long-term. Every extra pound you add can reduce the amount of interest you will pay and reduce the mortgages length. Making additional payments depends on your personal circumstances. Can you afford to do this?

Peachy Loans
05/25/2018
Brits not budgeting for holidays, study reveals

Did you know that 40% of UK holidaymakers are not budgeting carefully and thus paying the price later? Alarmingly, 97% of holidaymakers didn't regret reckless spending on their summer holidays, leaving them with unmanageable debt once the summer is over.

Eddiereva
04/26/2018
5 simple steps to better personal finances

Like most people, you are probably struggling to make any reasonable headway, and saving too much can seriously make you unhappy - changing your lifestyle too drastically is unrealistic. Figuring out how much you have to spend and critically, how much you do not, is vital if you are to budget successfully.

Business

Getuku
Uku is always by your side

Illustration by Murat Kalkavan from Ouch! Accounting practices' work involves long hours, impatient clients and seemingly impossible expectations that last for weeks on end. With the amount of work to be done, you'd think there is no time for a break. With so much stress and pressure.

Getuku
Mastering client portals and their business benefits

Illustration by Ivan Haidutski from Ouch! Uku is striving to relieve the burden on our accountants. It's why we believe in using a client portal so customers can interact on their own accord. You could call this self-service; the ability for customers to serve themselves.

Getuku
4 accounting digi-hacks to do more in less time

Illustration by Murat Kalkavan from Icons8 It provides the ability to automate, track and monitor accountants' tasks, and in the process do more, relieving the anxiety of jobs not being completed. Digital accounting tools empower accountants to be kept in the loop for all tasks, ensuring nothing goes amiss.

Getuku
'Time' is the most undervalued currency

illustration by Olga Nesnova from Icons8 The article title is more than just a philosophical statement. Unlike most variables in your personal and professional life, time is a commodity that is continuously within your grasp yet slipping away and zapping your energy reserves one hour at a time.

Getuku
Why CRM is critical for accounting client relationships

Illustration by Natasha Remarchuk from Icons8 What is CRM for accountants? Why CRM is more than a business strategy A strong customer relationship is vital to the success of any accounting firm. Accountancy practices are witnessing industry-changing trends. Automation, outsourcing, staff shortages, and the proliferation of niche accountancy practices contribute to the need for effective customer relationship management (CRM) technology.

Getuku
Why AML solutions are vital for accountants

Illustration by Maria Shukshina from Icons8 Therefore, practice managers must ensure that their accountants and services are not used for any unlawful purpose. All accountancy practices in the UK must act honestly and comply with the law. Practices must not engage in criminal activities, including financial crimes like money laundering or worse, terrorist financing.

Getuku
Collaboration for accountants

Collaborative accounting model Collaboration as a soft skill Accountancy is evolving How collaboration reduces workplace stress The majority of accountancy jobs today require candidates who can demonstrate strong soft skills. Accountancy practices need excellent communication and listening traits, the ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships and work under pressure.

Getuku
Why going big is not always good for your customers

Illustration by Natasha Remarchuk from Icons8 They have all the financial resources, talent, and even access to a network of willing customers. Even most software providers usually tailor their business solutions to corporate needs. It can be the same for those targeting the accountancy software sector.

Getuku
Fair pay for accountants by using time tracking.

Illustration by Murat Kalkavan from Icons8 Would you believe if you were told that your accounting firm was losing £8,665* per employee, per year? (currency used for example) Feedback from Uku users has highlighted that they recovered this amount per year in billable time because they began to use time tracking within their practices.

Getuku
Will accountants become extinct?

Post summary: The rise in technology amongst financial services Accounting firms must evolve Use of soft skills The accounting firm of the future According to the latest 2020 World Economic Forum Future of Jobs report, the third-fastest job decreasing in demand are accountants, bookkeepers and payroll clerks.

Getuku
How digitisation can battle poor mental health

Mental health and the impact on business Accountants and the rise in poor mental health How digitisation & tech is making the workplace happier Identifying stress, anxiety and depression at work Illustration by Anna Golde from Icons8 Accountants are feeling a tremendous amount of stress and emotional overload right now.

Getuku
UK's best accounting practice management software [2021 guide]

Let's not pretend that being an accountant is an easy ride. We know for sure you guys take the heat, bear the brunt, shoulder the burden. You're at the mercy of everyone's stress, questionable bookkeeping and desperation to pay as little tax as possible. And it's all on you, right?

Getuku
Uku & Integrations (And why they matter)

Each day we begin our work routines, only to be sidetracked by a plethora of small tasks and distractions. Most accountants and practice managers can relate. Time at work is our most valuable commodity. It should be better spent on more profit-making work, rather than monotonous, repetitive and resource-heavy tasks.

Getuku
Brand new Uku is here! What's new then?

‍ ‍ It's time to shine a light on what our product and engineering teams have been up to since our launch - including a major new version launch packed with some exciting improvements to those who revere the blue owl 'Uku!'

Smart Practice Management Software for Accountants | Uku
04/09/2020
8 must-have tech tools to work remotely [Accounting Practices] - Smart Practice Management...

Working from an office can be organisationally challenging, working from home, even more so. How can you successfully maintain a cohesive accounting business? Post summary: Stepping into remote work Accounting tech stack apps and services More of us have by now faced the reality of managing our own time and workloads.

AccountingWEB
04/07/2020
Uku pro package free until September 2020, plus free personal online training

To help ease the impact of these recent events on businesses, Uku is offering our task and time management software PRO package free until September 2020. We all know that the preferred way of working is through direct communication and personal collaboration. The next alternative is supporting your customers and team from your home office.

Smart Practice Management Software for Accountants | Uku
01/30/2020
The changing nature of fintech accounting tasks - are you ready? - Smart Practice Management...

New technology, combined with less red tape, is transforming the way accountants manage their fintech clients. The stereotypical image of the steady, cautious accountant is going through a shake-up. New tech, new software and new regulations mean the accountant's role, and particularly those within fintech companies is ripe for an overhaul.

Smart Practice Management Software for Accountants | Uku
11/26/2019
Getting yourself into the habit of time tracking and 4 reasons you should start now - Smart...

One of the hardest challenges of time tracking is remembering to note when to 'set the timer.' 4 reasons why time-tracking is critical for your business 5 easy ways to build good time-tracking habits Throughout the day, there is always too much to do, from locating that work task, calling a client, or remembering to file documentation.

LeapIN Blog
05/08/2017
How to Brexit-proof your UK Business if you have EU Customers

The UK's Brexit vote has created a profound level of uncertainty - and small businesses in particular will be worried about how the post-Brexit environment will impact their dealings with EU customers when Britain finally leaves the EU.

LeapIN Blog
11/16/2017
Why You Should Be Doing Business Without Borders - LeapIN Blog

We asked Ignacio, a Spanish national, why he chose LeapIN as the harbour for his business and why it's important to conduct business without borders. I'm from Murcia, located between Valencia and Andalucia. I began my career as a developer working for large companies and governmental departments in the capital, Madrid, working on security and cryptography.

LeapIN Blog
07/15/2017
Why Ukrainian Freelancers Should Incorporate Their Businesses in Estonia

Ukrainian freelancers and entrepreneurs are increasingly utilising Estonia's digital infrastructure to conduct their business globally. Here's why Ukrainians should incorporate their businesses in Estonia. Ukraine has begun visa-free travel across most of Europe, but there's another option that Ukrainians can adopt should they wish to work from home but still access the EU's 500 million people - set up an Estonian company.

Retail & eCommerce

Silen
01/29/2020
Why open-office spaces are so loathed | Silen

Office phone booths are popping up across the world. Are these a good idea, or are we trying to patch up a bigger problem with open-plan offices? Most of us have worked within an open-place office at some point in our working careers.

Cielo Breez
02/27/2019
Why it's time to make your AC smart [and how to DIY]

Nobody wishes to dump their old air conditioner if they don't need to. Reusing older household items is a sure-fire way to maximize household budgets. Yet, to make even further long-term savings, many US homes are now upgrading to more energy and cost-efficient smart air conditioning.

Cielo Breez
04/09/2019
How much can a smart AC controller save you? | Cielo Breez

However, how true is this? Will installing smart AC controls decrease energy bills and save you money? Moreover, at a price that is more expensive than a typical programmable thermostat, is it worth it? Post summary: How smart AC controllers reduce energy consumption Other methods of reducing energy bills Differences between regular, programmable and smart thermostats Are smart AC controllers really worth it?

Cielo Breez
04/08/2019
Prevent costly HVAC repairs with these 6 must-know maintenance tips

Switching from the air conditioner to the furnace places a colossal strain on your home's HVAC system. Even if the air conditioner operates smoothly over the summer and the unit turns on when you switch to heat, the HVAC may not be performing to its full capacity, which results in higher energy bills and worse, causing the system to fail and burdening households with costly HVAC repairs.

Marketing

Mediamodifier
04/09/2020
Which colors work best for social media images?

What makes us stop scrolling our social media feeds when we see a particular image? What makes us engage with a post - to like it, comment on it, or even share it for our peers to see? Regarding social media, telling what works can always be problematic.

Mediamodifier
04/09/2020
Shopify Image Sizes - How To Make Them Picture Perfect

Post summary: Ideal Shopify image sizes Shopify image file formats Shopify image uses Quick tips on image file optimization Online shops and e-commerce stores must ensure that they use the right image sizes to attract visitors to their brands; more importantly, keep them there to buy something.

Mediamodifier
02/29/2020
Is Byte the new Vine or is it TikTok all the way?

Will Byte live up to be Vine's replacement, or is it all about Tik Tok? It was a dark day in 2016 when Twitter stated it was closing down Vine, the 6-second video-looping social media app. Vine became a hub for micro-video memes, producing a generation of young Vine stars with its potential for easy and quirky humor.

Mediamodifier
02/03/2020
Instagram IGTV - fad or here to stay?

With more than 1 billion monthly active users and at least 200 million users visiting at least one business account daily, it is safe to argue that Instagram is a huge marketing tool for businesses. But what about Instagram IGTV? Is it the latest tool in Instagram's armory of marketing tools or will it die out like so many others?

Mediamodifier
02/05/2020
Facebook 3D Photos - Good for brands or a hindrance?

With over 1.66 billion active daily users and growing, Facebook is continually searching for new and exciting ways to keep our NewsFeed's fresh and appealing. Simultaneously, with 7 million+ active advertisers on its platform, Facebook must persist with developing new tools and features to promote brands. Enter Facebook's 3D photo feature.

Mediamodifier
04/07/2020
Mockup Generator Comparisons | Smartmockups, Placeit, Printful, Mediamodifier

Post summary: What is a mockup generator? Smartmockups, Placeit, Mediamodifier or Printful? Main differences between them Using video and imagery to sell a brand is evident. Businesses and influencers cannot ignore that having first-class visual content is imperative for their brand, to reach more of their target audiences.

Mediamodifier
03/17/2020
Design Template Comparisons | Canva, Crello, Snappa, Mediamodifier

Summary: What is a design template? Canva, Crello, Snappa or Mediamodifier? Main differences between them Good design is critical for businesses, but not everyone can afford to hire a graphic designer or an in-house design team. Design templates remove any complicated design steps, even equipping the most amateur graphic designer, marketer, or brand influencer to create sumptuous visuals.

SmallBizDaily
06/21/2019
Tools for Creating the Best Converting Landing Pages - SmallBizDaily

Landing pages are a vital cog of every online business. You cannot merely pump out a blog post each week in the hope that this article will capture new business for your company. By David Bailey-Lauring Landing pages, however, are one of the most reliable options when businesses seek to effectively collect email addresses and leads that are vital for their email marketing strategy.

Jeffbullas's Blog
07/31/2019
How to Increase Page Speed on Image-Heavy Websites

Images are the essence of contemporary websites; without them, it is difficult to establish a long-lasting impression on your visitor. Images help businesses engage their visitors and minimize bounce rates; however, they can also be the cause behind weak web performance. Search engine crawlers like Google and Bing detest image-heavy and slow loading websites.

Vanillaforums
Anatomy of a Webpage: 8 Amazing Tips for SEO & Conversion

SEO depends on search engines correctly interpreting your content so they can determine where it should rank. Conversion depends on humans being convinced about what content is on the webpage to make them buy or sign up.

SmallBizClub
10/31/2019
Does Using Social Media Boost SEO? | SmallBizClub

Social media marketing should be one of the most trusted allies of SEO. According to research by Databox, 66% of digital marketers believe that social media shares have a direct correlation to specific pages'/post overall search ranking. The same study also found that 29% said "it does not." Why the disparities?

Inspirationfeed
06/17/2019
How Product Images Increase Sales Conversions

Last Updated on Getting traffic to your website is imperative for any online business. However, for those who have as an e-commerce website or online shop, the ultimate goal is converting traffic into online sales. You should prioritize on conversion with the same intensity as you would try to push more traffic to your website, otherwise, you are merely wasting your ad dollars.

Blu Mint Digital
06/10/2019
What is Google's E-A-T and why it matters | Blu Mint Digital

by David Bailey-Lauring Post summary: What is E-A-T? It's impact on YMYL webpages Online security matters Personal branding in regard to E-A-T Google's June Broad Core Algorithm update Google always prefers websites that place a strong emphasis on quality content and have a good E-A-T strategy.

Blu Mint Digital
05/28/2019
What digital marketing skills do today's digital marketers need?

by David Bailey-Lauring Post summary: The importance of reporting in digital marketing Digital marketing specialists or full-stack marketers? 10 critical digital marketing skills Are digital marketing agencies the solution or better hire in-house? How many digital marketing skills do you believe you have? How many do you think you will need?

Blu Mint Digital
12/05/2017
Crafting A Strong SEO Strategy To Dominate 2018

What is the next big thing in SEO? In reality, no one knows. But a strong SEO strategy can set you up to dominate Google in 2018. An SEO strategy is a roadmap for Search Engine Optimisation activities that can be mapped out in definitive steps.

Food

CompuCash
01/04/2019
The rise of food truck culture in the UAE | CompuCash

Given the lower maintenance costs , many would-be restaurateurs are deciding to open a food truck business, now regarded as a decent avenue for commencing a career in the food industry. Food truck culture today offer a myriad of menu options, from vegan falafels to juicy cheeseburgers or more contemporary hybrids.

CompuCash
04/26/2018
Starting a New Restaurant, Cafe or Nightclub in the UAE

So, you want to open a restaurant, cafe or nightclub. You love chatting to new people, you're a pro at crafting food and drinks, and you don't feel the 9-to-5 life is for you. Well, a restaurant, cafe and nightclub are not hobbies. They are businesses.

Gender

Blu Mint Digital
12/31/2019
4 ways blockchain technology empowers and transforms women worldwide

by David Bailey-Lauring By breaking down traditional social and economic gender barriers, blockchain technology is empowering women to participate in their nations growing economies. The blockchain is a digital ledger in which transactions are made and recorded chronologically and publicly. These time-stamped blocks cannot be modified and are spread across a global network of computers.

Blu Mint Digital
01/02/2018
Interview with Ilona Nurmela, the woman behind Sky Sommers

Estonian writer, Sky Sommers launched her new book the King of Time. Blu Mint Digital's CEO David Bailey and Katri Delimoge, CEO of HCD Services were invited to discuss her latest creation. In this article, David sought to get to know the woman behind the author: Ilona Nurmela.

Blu Mint Digital
10/20/2016
Women in Business: Anna-Greta Tsahkna | Blu Mint Digital

by David Bailey-Lauring This month, the American Chamber of Commerce in Estonia held a You co-founded Timbeter. What is it? Women in Leadership Dinner What's your role? event, opened by the Estonian Minister of Entrepreneurship, Liisa Oviir. Blu Mint Digital was in attendance and decided to focus on three amazing entrepreneurial women in Estonia: Anna-Greta Tsahkna, Berit Bailey and Piret Mellik.

Culture & Politics

Estonian World
09/09/2016
Five cultural differences in Estonia: a British expat's view

I moved to Estonia in the summer of 2014. Married to an Estonian with three young children, I wanted to try my chances at living in another country. So I packed up my belongings, convinced my wife that Estonia can be just as good as the UK, and headed off.

Sport

StatisticSports
07/10/2021
What Are Sports Betting Referral Programmes? - StatisticSports

A referral programme, then, is a way of purposefully encouraging referrals. Modern referral programmes use software to detect referrals, keep track of them, and payout referral rewards to the referrer (and sometimes the referee).

StatisticSports
04/05/2021
UEFA Euro 2020 [2021] Stadiums - StatisticSports

Euro 2020 [2021] represents the 16th incarnation of the tournament played in 13 different countries and won by 10 other nations. The Allianz Arena replaced Munich's old Olympiastadion, oepning in 2005. Allianz Arena is unique in that its facade consists of the largest membrane shell in the world.

StatisticSports
03/15/2021
The Warning Signs Of A Sports Betting Problem - StatisticSports

The National Council on Problem Gambling reports about 1 per cent of the U.S. adult population, or 2 million people, meet pathological betting criteria . "The increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more frequently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, 'chasing' losses, and loss of control manifested by continuation of the gambling behaviour despite mounting, serious, negative consequences."

StatisticSports
02/15/2021
10 greatest sports underdog stories of all time - StatisticSports

The best-unexpected winners, upsets, and shockers in history: Leicester City's recent unbelievable Premier League victory showed why sport could be magical. The odds on them landing the title were 5000-1, yet they won their only title in 132 years of existence. How did they do it?

StatisticSports
02/08/2021
7 ways to bet on Sports you know little about - StatisticSports

By 2023 the online global gaming market is expected to reach $92.9 billion. Increasingly, more and more bettors are joining this enormous industry. Studies have shown that the top reason why people bet on sports is for entertainment purposes. Typically, people bet on their favourite teams hoping that those wagers will make watching their favourite games even more compelling.

StatisticSports
01/15/2021
6 Reasons to Play Virtual Sports Betting this Winter - StatisticSports

This winter, there is no need to wait for the pandemic to alter the sporting schedule, why not enter the world of virtual sports to pass the time? Granted many governments have permitted live sports to continue, although without fans (or at least reduced the amount allowed to attend).

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Beach Football - Sportsbet.io | News

Walking in soft sand is wearying; running in sand is positively tiring; playing beach football is physically shattering. Although at first glance, it may appear to be a fun game played in exotic locations, unlike football and futsal, beach football is much slower, placing emphasis on technical play and high stamina.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Darts - Sportsbet.io | News

Darts, the only sport where the 'athletes' require a steady nerve than getting into supreme physical shape. Training consists more of drinking pints of beer than training hard to obtain a body like a Greek Adonis. This is the allure of darts for many, where you can train down your local pub than on a sports field.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Squash - Sportsbet.io | News

Squash is a brutal, fast-moving game that requires skill, speed, and supreme fitness. The ball can reach speeds of up to 270kmh and players strength can be severely sapped, but the games end - much more than most other sports.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Handball - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on handball Due to its fast-paced nature, the game's players are involved in a lot of body contact. Two teams play each other and consist of seven players; six outfield players one goalkeeper. The game lasts for 60 minutes, split into two halves of 30 minutes with a short break in between play.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Bandy - Sportsbet.io | News

At first glance bandy could be mistaken for ice hockey, both are played on ice, with sticks, yet that is where the similarities end. Bandy is a mix of both ice hockey and football and is popular amongst Nordic countries. So, what is Bandy?

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Biathlon - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on Biathlon Biathlon is challenging because not only do they require high physical stamina, but they are interrupted by frequent stops to shoot a sequence of targets. Olympic Biathlon is a combination of five events − individual, sprint, pursuit, relay, and mass start.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Ice Hockey - Sportsbet.io | News

Ice Hockey, or to most of the world, 'hockey' is one of the fastest, dangerous sports there is. Players move around on the ice on ice skates crashing into each other, attempting to smash a small bit of rubber into a goal at speeds of over 160 kilometres per hour.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Pesäpallo - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on Pesäpallo Pesäpallo, hailing from Finland, was conceived from the urge to carve a distinct national identity post-independence. Favoured by both women and men and containing distinct differences from American baseball - pesäpallo is a sport for the whole Finnish nation. The objective of pesäpallo is for one side to score more runs than the opposition.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Futsal - Sportsbet.io | News

Also known as 5-a-side football, Futsal is a faster-paced game that seems never to stop. Similar to the rules of football yet with some notable exceptions; the beauty of futsal is its reliance on close ball control, flair, technical skill and spatial awareness, making it an exhilarating game to watch.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Bowls - Sportsbet.io | News

Bowls is growing in popularity, with all ages enjoying playing and watching the game. Contrary to existing held views bowls is not only played on quiet English lawns in the summer but is a highly skilled sport that requires technique, patience and a tactical brain.

Sportsbet.io | News
10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Floorball - Sportsbet.io | News

Easily described as ice hockey on a smooth wooden indoor court, floorball has similar traits exist except its non-contact with the odd shoulder barge permitted. Never heard of floorball? Read on to discover why this game is rapidly growing in popularity.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Boxing - Sportsbet.io | News

Boxing is one of the oldest and most competitive combat sports out there. For centuries, fans have tuned into to see boxers slug it out in the ring. Boxing is more than which fighter packs the heaviest punch, speed, mentality and defence are all pivotal in deciding which boxer will emerge victorious.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to American Football - Sportsbet.io | News

Although American Football is played globally, the American professional leagues like the NFL attract the world's top players. The pinnacle of American Football is the season-ending Super Bowl that is watched and betted on by millions in the US and around the world.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Water Polo - Sportsbet.io | News

A game of intense teamwork and endurance, water polo is similar to handball in scoring and strategy, yet more of a cross between swimming and football and basketball. As the name suggests, it is played in the water, with players having exceptional swimming skills alongside being good at throwing, catching and passing.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) - Sportsbet.io | News

Mixed Martial Arts is renowned for its multi-dimensional fighters with their own tactics and rules. MMA is one of the most demanding, brutal and technically demanding sports requiring fighters to have tremendous stamina, determination, skill and a will never to give up.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Alpine Skiing - Sportsbet.io | News

Alpine skiing comprises five individual events; downhill, slalom, giant slalom, super giant (super-G) and the super combination. Set against the backdrop of stunning scenery combined with speed and unpredictability, make alpine skiing a sport to never take your eyes off.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Snooker - Sportsbet.io | News

Playing a sport in a waistcoat and bow tie? Surely not? Yes, snooker's "sportswear" in just that. Unlike pool where you need to pot all the balls, in snooker, there are rules as to which balls you must pot first, and why is that table so big?

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Curling - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on Sports Curling is made up of two teams consisting of four people. Each player is responsible for throwing two stones per their turn. Their teammates then sweep the ice with brooms in the aim of directing the stones to the target at the end of the ice.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Cycling - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on cycling There are countless other freestyle bicycle sports, yet these tend not to be as competitive. The four formats listed in this article are all Summer Olympic sports that audiences worldwide follow. Cycling competitions and challenges entertain a considerable following in North America, Europe and Asia.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Field Hockey - Sportsbet.io | News

Field Hockey is an exciting, intense and physically demanding sport, requiring a high level of fitness. Unlike in sports like American football, football and even rugby, success in hockey is all about players ability to manipulate the hockey stick in their hands and the ball on the field.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Beach Volleyball - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on beach volleyball Based on indoor volleyball rules, beach volleyball is very similar but has several differences. Volleyball court The opposing teams have only two players, playing on a court that is 8x8m compared to 9x9m for indoor volleyball.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Baseball - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on baseball In baseball the opposing teams have nine players each, taking turns to both bat and field. The fielding team is referred to as the defensive team with the batting team known as the offensive team.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Rugby Union - Sportsbet.io | News

Where football is a gentlemen's game played by hooligans, rugby is a hooligan's game played by gentlemen. Ah, rugby, the sport where a group of 15 players smash into each other with the aim of moving a leather ball between the posts at each end.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Table Tennis - Sportsbet.io | News

Table tennis, also called ping-pong when played recreationally, is a sport that was first conceived in Britain. High-society used to play table tennis after dinner by stacking books at the centre of a table and knocking a golf ball with books across it.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to eSports - Sportsbet.io | News

Maybe you've played video games when you were younger, perhaps you haven't picked up a console controller for years, but you have probably heard about the rapidly growing eSports - a business that is estimated to be worth almost $1.5 billion by 2020.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Badminton - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on badminton Long Chen (CHN) competes against Viktor Axelsen (DEN) in a men's singles semifinals badminton match at Riocentro - Pavilion 4 during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The objective of badminton is to win enough rallies to gain points, thus winning the match.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Golf - Sportsbet.io | News

Golf's early origins can be traced back to China over millennia ago; however, the modern version of the sport was conceived in Scotland in the 1400's. Today Golf is worth millions in prize money, and that is only taking into account the four major golf championships.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Tennis - Sportsbet.io | News

Four points to win a game, six to win a set, with 2 or 3 sets to win a match (depending on what tournament players play or their gender). Tennis can be baffling for the novice watcher. Yet, tennis is a fast-paced game with several elements that make up for an exciting game to watch.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Indoor Volleyball - Sportsbet.io | News

Separated by a net, with two sets of teams, volleyball is a true team game that requires intense organisational teamwork to win a match. If you are new to volleyball, you'll learn there are no prima donnas in this sport!

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09/10/2018
A geek's guide to Cricket - Sportsbet.io | News

If you aren't accustomed to cricket, it can be a challenging game to get your head around. It can be almost impossible to understand and follow the game, but if you know some basics of cricket, the game will start to become very exciting.

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10/10/2018
A geek's guide to Basketball - Sportsbet.io | News

Bet on basketball Basketball is where two opposing teams seek to outscore each other by shooting the ball into the basket. A basket could be worth 1, 2, or 3 points. The team with more points than the other at the end of the time permitted wins the game.

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10/10/2018
10 greatest outsider wins, ever! - Sportsbet.io | News

History is littered with a number of the most unlikely of sporting results, where the outside has won and upset the odds predicted by sports journalists and bookmakers alike. Outsider wins provide punters with not only greater pay-outs, but the excitement derived from sports unpredictable nature.

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10/10/2018
World Cup 2018: Teams to Watch - Sportsbet.io | News

Start betting Odds correct as off 11'th April 2018. For the latest odds click here Russia Sportsbet odds: 40:00 When Russia began their bid to host the World Cup for the first time in their history, their football team were enjoying a period of success, reaching Euro 2008 semi-finals.

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8 Signs you Have a Gambling Problem

Sports betting is a form of entertainment, but for some, it can be addictive. Check out these 8 signs to see if you have a gambling problem.

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08/11/2021
How COVID-safe hotels and hospitality venues keep people protected

Worker safety has never been more critical than it is today. Like many other areas of the hospitality business, the concept of safety has changed in light of the novel coronavirus, with hotel managers and associates genuinely concerned that their job sites are safe.

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04/29/2021
Respiray is safe. [And here's why]

Looking to buy a Respiray wearable air purifier but worry if it is truly safe and effective? As our device is unique and uses new and not yet implemented technology for wearable air purifiers, it is natural that customers have raised questions, namely: Is UV-C safe? Doesn't it produce ozone and other chemicals?

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08/19/2021
Vaccinated? Why you should not let your guard down.

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is an important moment for you and those around you that you come into contact with. Those that are fully vaccinated can begin enjoying many activities that lockdowns stopped because of the pandemic. However, just because you are double-vaccinated, it does not mean that you are immune to getting the virus.

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05/26/2021
Hottest UV technology solutions in 2021

Harnessed for decades, UV has been deployed within technology solutions to provide a range of products widely used by society across the globe. Consumers and businesses forgot its advantages in disinfecting environments until the COVID-19 pandemic saw its benefits in eliminating the virus.

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04/06/2021
How to safely return to the office [Post-COVID]

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether it's safe for your employees to return to work or reopen offices post-COVID-19. It's not as easy as it may first seem. First, COVID-19 is still very active and spreading rapidly in Europe and around the world.

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07/20/2017
10 Signs You Have a Gluten Intolerance

A gluten intolerance is the body's inability to digest or break down the gluten protein found in wheat and certain other grains. Gluten intolerance (also known as a gluten sensitivity) can range from a mild sensitivity to gluten to full-blown celiac dis

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11/23/2017
How To Do An Egg Allergy Home Test For Your Child

Eggs are everywhere. Not only are they served for breakfast, but they're also in all sorts of foods - from muffins to meatloaf. But what if you or your children are allergic to eggs? Now is the time to use an egg allergy home test to find out.

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06/08/2017
How Do I Know I'm in Menopause?

How can you tell if you're nearing menopause, or are already past it? Is there a simple hormone home menopause test to determine menopausal symptoms? Menopause is a biological process that occurs when a woman's ovaries stop releasing mature eggs and her body produces less estrogen and progesterone.

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06/08/2017
Can I Test My Vaginal pH at Home?

You may have already had your vaginal pH tested many times by your gynecologist. This allows them to determine the acidity or alkalinity of your vaginal secretions. But is knowing your vaginal pH important? You may want to test your vaginal pH if you are experiencing vaginal symptoms, including itching, burning, a foul odour from your vagina, or if you are getting an abnormal vaginal discharge.

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06/08/2017
Female Cancer Home Tests All Women Should Know About

Female cancer home tests search for cancer before a person displays any signs or symptoms. As with most diseases typical symptoms can be described as regular household ones, like influenza or a common cold. 'Googling' the answer to "do I have cancer" will provide you with a plethora of information but commonly, most people misdiagnose themselves.

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06/08/2017
3 Male Cancer Home Tests All Men Need To Do

Celebrate the fathers in your life this June by encouraging them to protect their health by getting up to date on male home cancer tests. Male home cancer tests look for cancer before a person has any signs or symptoms.

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07/25/2017
Why You Should Frequently Take A Haemoglobin Test

Haemoglobin in red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to your body's tissues. Taking a haemoglobin test ensures that you are aware of any abnormalities in your haemoglobin levels. Because abnormal haemoglobin levels can disrupt the shape of red bloo

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06/08/2017
Helping Your Child To Use A Nebuliser

​Nebulisation can seem daunting for many parents who need to medicate their children. But using an nebuliser or inhaler should not be a scary experience for your child. Used right, it can be a quiet, fun and effective form of delivering medication throu

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08/09/2016
Adjusting to life as a Canadian Abroad

Moving abroad, eh? You are not alone, today there are nearly three million Canadians living internationally. Whether you are planning a move or already living overseas, there are plenty of differences to get used to.

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08/07/2016
10 Apps To Set You Up For Life in Brussels

So you're an expat living in Brussels, awesome! To help get you set up we've got 10 top mobile apps that will make it easier to settle in. Whether learning a language, getting around the city, nightlife or the top places to discover, this list has got you covered: ####Nemo App for Languages With Belgians speaking two languages, deciding which one to learn can be tricky.

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06/29/2016
Essential Apps for Expats in Prague

To help you settle into your new home we've got 11 top mobile apps that will make it a breeze. Whether learning a language, finding groceries, getting around the city or the top places to discover, this list has got you covered: Duolingo Struggling with the language? Duolingo can help.

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08/18/2016
How to adjust to life as a Brit Abroad

More and more Brits are taking the plunge and moving abroad, with 400,000 leaving each year. With over 5.5 million Brits now abroad, how best adjust to life in their new countries? We got together a bunch of our team members and customers to talk through their biggest surprises when they decided to leave the UK.