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4 Web Design Trends that will Change the Face of Small Businesses

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Can you remember how the first websites looked like? Some looked funny while others appeared complicated enough to launch a rocket in the moon. A couple of years down the line, significant changes are evident. Modern websites are not only sleek but also user friendly. They also contain answers to most of our daily needs. That is enough. We might want to say customers have reaped huge benefits from such changes, but the truth is business owners have gained even more.

The web design evolution is on; it never stops. In future, trends are expected to shift further. While it is good to remain optimistic and wait for more changes in the future, it is fair enough appreciating the existing trends. For any business owner aimed at boosting revenues and taking his business to the next level, having in mind certain revolutionary web design trends in the business world is necessary. Let’ take a walk through some of them.

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MotoCMS: 3 Simple Ways to Create a Professional Business Website Yourself

3 Simple Ways to Create a Professional Business Website Yourself

In the contemporary world, most people are well aware of the fact that no serious business can successfully function offline.  If you do not have a personal website, thousands of prospective clients will never learn anything about your products or services, no matter how excellent they are. But what to do if you don’t know anything about the art of web programming? What to do if you are only a beginner in business and you don’t have enough money to hire a professional?  Luckily, the absence of experience and money is not a problem anymore.  

Nowadays the Internet is bristling with numerous offers from website developing companies. They propose most attractive and easy ways of creating high-quality websites. Moreover, everyone can cope with this task without any special knowledge now! Still, this wide choice also may be a problem because it is so difficult not to get lost and to choose the best variant.

Let me introduce MotoCMS - a great solution for those who are looking for an efficient way of creating a professional website.

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SDL 2016 Year-end Trading Update

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20 January 2017 - Maidenhead, U.K. - SDL plc (“SDL”; LSE: SDL), the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management, provides an update on trading performance for the year ended 31 December 2016 based on unaudited results.

Key highlights:

  • Continuing Operations revenue and PBTA (profit before taxation, amortisation of intangible assets and one-off costs) are both expected to be slightly ahead of market expectations.
  • Whilst there has been some foreign exchange tailwind at the top line, because a large proportion of our costs are denominated in foreign currencies, the PBTA margin % is anticipated to be in line with market expectations.
  • Good progress continues to be made in executing the new strategic plan.

All businesses have performed well, with strengthened recurring and repeat revenues evidenced. The 2016 outcome represents a sound underlying performance, underpinned by SDL’s strong customer relationships, delivered during a period of ongoing investment, organisational change and transition. 

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Small Business App Ideas That Can Make Your Business More Profitable

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Small businesses need to leverage every possible opportunity to drive revenue and minimize costs. Therefore, it makes sense to utilize apps that enhance the profitability for your company.

Here are several cloud and mobile small business app ideas that might help you drive more profit!

Customer Relationship Management

CRM is a system that you likely use to manage your entire marketing system, from prospecting to communication, and through relationship management. Many companies prefer cloud-based software solutions at this point. Additionally, a lot of the leading CRM providers offer mobile apps.

The benefit of a CRM app is that you can complete the daily customer relationship activities you perform, even while in the field. A common reason sales reps don’t like this business marketing system is the time involved. If reps can access prospect and customer accounts, input data and review files from anywhere, your selling processes are carried out much more efficiently.

Smart Watch Apps

Wearable iOS and Android devices have led to the introduction of a number of efficiency-focused smart watch apps.

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Four ideas that can boost employee productivity

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When it comes to boosting employee productivity, it is not uncommon for companies to implement once-every-season tactic of distributing bonuses and other perks. However, as time goes on, employee priorities tend to shift from monetary gain to flexible working hours and more. Employee productivity, therefore, should be a company’s priority all year round. After all, a company is only as good as its employees.

Be it customer satisfaction, driving key company metrics, handling large investments, all activities are crucial to a company’s success. Camaraderie between employees and their heads increases recognition, makes communication easier and forms a strong company culture under which employees can work with genuine interest.

Here are the 4 basic ideas that will increase work productivity no matter what the case or reason.

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SDL Foundation Extends Partnership with MicroLoan Foundation into Zimbabwe

Partnership to tackle poverty in region by helping female entrepreneurs start their own businesses

Wakefield, MA – November 2, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that, as part of its continued work with the MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) over the past eight years, it is partnering with MLF to help the charity expand its presence into Zimbabwe.

MLF currently provides small loans to women in rural Malawi and Zambia, enabling approximately 50,000 female entrepreneurs every year to set up their own self-sustainable businesses and work themselves and their families out of poverty. Support for charities like MLF is central to the SDL Foundation’s mission of supporting structural and sustainable projects that are income-generating, helping people to help themselves. SDL grants have effectively enabled MLF to help a significant number of these women set up businesses and provide for their families. MLF’s model has experienced a successful repayment rate of about 98 percent.

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Business Intelligence Tools Make a Difference

Financial and Accounting Pros! Business Intelligence Tools Make a Difference

Every organization has to juggle information. Information and data come from every corner of the enterprise, and can include databases, data warehouses, best-of-breed systems, legacy systems, and specialized systems like ERP, HR, finance, accounting, warehousing and others. Important data is also contained in spreadsheets, email, documents, partner and supplier systems and other sources.

When a finance professional, accountant, CPA, or financial services professional is tasked with planning and predicting results, it can be challenging to pull data from all sources and make sense of the results. It is at this point that the services of an IT staffer or analyst are typically called into play. But, the reports produced in response to these requests can contain out-of-date or incomplete information, and will result in poor decisions.

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BulbThings brings modern free asset management to SMBs

20th October 2016 - Bulb Software Ltd. is launching BulbThings, the next generation asset management solution. The application aims at being the smart asset manager for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) allowing them to benefit from capabilities provided by traditional Asset Management Systems used in larger Corporate companies.

“In such a competitive landscape SMBs are looking for new ways to make savings and they realize that keeping track of usage and costs of the assets they finance is one way to achieve this. Unfortunately, most Asset Management systems out there are too complex or costly for them. We’re helping our customers with one smart, easy-to-use and affordable solution that gives them control of their assets.” says Leslie Depond-Valleray CEO of Bulb Software Ltd.

As such, it offers a wide range of features through a user-friendly and collaborative app free of charge.

It can be customized for a fee, including advanced features and additional services such as connectivity to IoT sensors.

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Searchmetrics Announces Verdane Capital Becomes Key Shareholder

  • Verdane Capital acquires shares of Neuhaus Partners
  • Business development in 2016 continues to be very positive
  • Product innovation based on deep-learning technology

Berlin, October 5, 2016 Searchmetrics today announced Verdane Capital has become a principal investor in the world’s largest search and content optimization provider, replacing longtime partner and investor Neuhaus Partners.

“With Verdane Capital, we are bringing a new partner onboard who fits perfectly into our content and growth story, and who will help guide our growth,’’ said Volker Smid, Searchmetrics’ chief executive officer. “We wish especially to thank Neuhaus partners for its participation in our growth over the last six years.”

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Expanding Customer Success Drives Confirmit’s Momentum in H1 2016

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Companies harnessing Confirmit’s solutions report exceptional business results

New York, NY: 22 September 2016 — Confirmit has reported that revenues from new customers more than doubled in the first half of 2016 over the same period in 2015, while existing customers have delivered clear evidence of the ROI by using the company’s solutions. In Q2, Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Voice of the Employee and Market Research, also launched Version 20 of its Confirmit Horizons platform and achieved advancements and growth stemming from mobile-focused initiatives that helped push the company to new heights.

“We succeed when our customers succeed and in the first half of this year, it’s very clear that our customers are achieving great things with our solutions,” explains Henning Hansen, President and CEO, Confirmit. “The combination of our ever-evolving technology and the vision and ambitions of our customers is a powerful one, and I’m confident that the rest of 2016 will bring more excellent results for the companies using our world class solutions.”

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