Webinar series: Spin It Up – VPS basics for beginners

There comes a time when a web designer or developer needs more flexibility from their hosting solution. So what’s the next step when you need something more than your basic shared hosting plan? One solution is a virtual private server (VPS). If you’ve never used a VPS before, we’ve got …

How to start the process of reopening your small business

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website. Many states are loosening their stay-at-home orders and this means businesses will be opening again soon. However, many small business owners are still feeling quite nervous about the prospect of reopening, and understandably so. It’s not like COVID-19 has gone away. In …

20 ways to update your website when reopening after COVID-19

It’s happening! States and municipalities are starting to open up for business again. We already covered improvements to make on your website during the downtime you might have experienced due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now it’s time to update your website with the information necessary to facilitate a successful reopening in …

What Will the Freelance Web Design Business Look Like Post-Pandemic?

In many ways, web designers are quite fortunate. If that wasn’t already evident before the COVID-19 pandemic, it certainly is now. First, we’re part of an industry that embraces remote work. That’s allowed us to practice social distancing without massive disruptions to daily life. Second, the work we do is …

Mission statement vs. vision statement — What’s the difference?

It’s widely agreed that mission and vision statements are both important parts of an overall company strategy. However, there can be some confusion about when to use a mission statement vs. a vision statement. Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, there is a significant difference between them. A …

Hacked: What to Do When Your WordPress Website Has Been Compromised

It starts with a sinking feeling that something is amiss with your WordPress website. Maybe your security plugin has alerted you to a changed file that you know you didn’t touch. Or you see some unfamiliar content within your post listing. Whatever the indicator, it leads to one conclusion: Your …

Working life set to become more precarious and unequal

The future of work is likely to be even more precarious and unequal, according to a new research review from academics at Durham University Business School, Kings College Business School and University Paris-Dauphine. Dr. Jeremy Aroles, Assistant Professor in Organisation Studies at Durham University Business School, alongside colleagues, Dr. Nathalie …

Embracing emotion and empathy to drive us beyond this crisis

We’re currently living and working through some of the most intense, challenging conditions many of us will have had to endure – and we all will empathise that it can be particularly difficult to manage your working life. A recent study in Harvard Business Review found that tiredness, fear and …

The second wave of digital transformation after lockdown

The reimagining of business in the digital age to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements has been happening at varying speed for decades. The coronavirus pandemic is impacting digital transformation in a range of ways. Just three weeks …

Data is changing the role of the workplace and HR

Business leaders have been heavily dependent on HR, real estate, and technology functions working together to help their organisation adapts to this new world of work during the pandemic. Ensuring personal safety, promoting wellbeing, encouraging collaboration, and maintaining efficient service delivery will never be more important than in the coming …

Introducing the new GoDaddy GoInfluencer program

The GoDaddy GoInfluencer affiliate program is a newly launched program, intended to help our customers earn an awesome commission on GoDaddy products. We have a trusted partnership with Commission Junction for tracking, reporting and payment. How does it work, you ask? Great question! Join You start by getting in on …

The new era of work will embrace an ecosystem of spaces

The results of a new survey on people’s experience of working from home during lockdown will accelerate the  shift from primarily office-based work to a “total workplace ecosystem”, based on offices, homes and other locations including digital space. That is the conclusion of a new report from  Cushman & Wakefield …

The role of workplace professionals in the new era of work

Many consequences of the COVID-19 crisis are immediately apparent to workplace managers and users. Potentially less obvious, are the fundamental changes to the job roles involved in managing commercial property, both within occupier businesses and property management teams alike. Before the pandemic, the conversation about flexible working had been steadily …

Growing awareness of pros and cons of working from home

Half of UK workers (49 percent) who are currently working from home have admitted that their mental health has suffered since the lockdown, according to new Covid-19 Mental Health research from Qualtrics. These feelings are mostly rooted in the growing sense of isolation but many also feel their motivation has …

Organisations still adjusting to reality of `gig economy`

A new report from Aon claims that the so-called gig economy will continue to flourish but many employers are still adjusting to its realities. Using research from HR and gig workers across Europe, the report, Gig Economy: Financial Security or Greater Control, claims that 26 percent of European HR directors …

20 Free Powerpoint Templates for Creatives

Creating a visually attractive presentation to help you pitch your idea, team, or business to potential business partners, investors, or clients is crucial if you want to ensure a successful outcome. But, creating a presentation and making it look good can be time-consuming, especially if you lack the design skills. …

How to help ensure Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness

This article originally published on GoDaddy’s OpenWeStand.org website. Disclaimer: This program is offered by the U.S. government, not GoDaddy. Please see the linked pages for applicable terms, restrictions and instructions governing the program. The Small Business Administration (SBA) — which administers the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — published the PPP …

From the archive: A new approach to office design is redefining property

At the end of the 18th Century it was becoming apparent that overpopulation was something the human race would need to address for perhaps the first time. Advances in technology and the urbanisation that followed the Industrial Revolution had created a new set of challenges. These were most famously laid …

How to change your business entity — What small businesses need to know

How often do you think about the entity formation of your small business and whether you need to change your business entity? Some entrepreneurs might feel completely satisfied with their legal formation. They know that they chose an entity from the outset that was the perfect fit for their company …

Majority of HR professionals aware of value they add to their organisation

Four in five (80 percent) of those who work in the domain of human resources in the UK and Ireland say that a role in HR and other parts of the ‘people profession’ offers them a meaningful career and almost three quarters (73 percent) believe they have the opportunity to …

Demand for London office space plummets, but will bounce back (to an extent)

The impact of the measures taken to curtail the spread of COVID-19 have dramatically changed the working landscape, not least of all for the commercial property market, claims a new report from property consultancy DeVono Cresa. Commercial occupier demand for London office space fell by 30 percent across Q1 of …

Corporate wellbeing is too focused on sick workers

Corporate wellbeing initiatives are often too focused on sick individuals, and firms should be addressing the root causes of physical and mental health by building healthy organisations instead. That is the main claim of a new report from the Corporate Research Forum (CRF) report, supported by Lane 4 and Mercer.  The report is …

Why the Grumpy Designer Will Keep Working from Home, Thank You

The last time I regularly worked anywhere other than my home was (gasp!) 1998. When I became a full-time freelance web designer, it was at the very beginning of the work-from-home era. To put it in perspective, WiFi wasn’t even a common thing yet (nor was it called WiFi). Of …

The experience of working from home is not the same for everyone

So we’ve demonstrated that we can work from home. But is it a permanent solution? We hear senior managers counting the numbers and working out just how much money will be saved if organisations no longer need their office space. It’s a seductive argument. So before we all settle down …

Casting a spell on the future of work and workplaces

There was a time that we used to talk with dismay about the Japanese phenomenon of intense social distancing called hikikomori. We would consider with horror the isolation, lack of engagement with society, poor mental health and loneliness of the people who had almost completely withdrawn to their rooms. Those …

10 entrepreneurial lessons you didn’t learn in college

Some entrepreneurial lessons simply can’t be learned in a classroom. Traditional college business courses do teach important and necessary principles like economics, statistics, communication, marketing or strategy — which are all vital components to running a business. But while getting a formal education can certainly help any wannabe entrepreneur, there’s …

How to Hack, Redesign, & Customize the Django Admin with Bootstrap

The Django administration site is great — fully-featured, easy to use, secure by design, rock solid … and somewhat ugly, which can be something of a downside when you want to integrate it with the look and feel of the rest of your website. Let’s sort that out. If It …

Firms need to embed lessons from pandemic in a new work culture

Organisations should build on the lessons they have learned about themselves and their employees during the pandemic and embed them into their work culture. That is the main claim of the tenth annual Global Human Capital Trends report from Deloitte. In The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path …

COVID-19 goodwill offers and resources for small businesses

  Continue the conversation in GoDaddy’s #OpenWeStand community forum. Connect with other small business entrepreneurs to share creative solutions, exchange ideas, gather feedback, build relationships and troubleshoot technical issues. This article was originally published on March 19, 2020, and was updated on March 27, 2020, April 3, 2020 and April …

Digital and mobile tech at work is still not being used to full advantage

Just a third of businesses are using mobile technologies for their administration tasks, and as organisations struggle to digitise, many employees admit to finding pen and paper simpler to use. The vast majority (91 percent) of workers still prefer to use a desktop or laptop for administrative tasks, according to …

The greenest building is no building, our false craving for silence and some other stuff

As climate scientists issue increasingly stark warnings about the global environmental catastrophe that is increasingly likely within a very short time frame, Will Jennings issues a timely reminder in the Architects Journal that the greenest type of building is no building at all. And that is doubly so when the …

Businesses should focus on the greater good of people and society

Modern corporations should work in the best interests of society and people rather than focusing primarily on making money for shareholders as they may have in the past, according to an influential group of chief executives. The body Business Roundtable, which represents the heads of some of America’s largest companies, …

The small retail business guide to spring campaign ideas

When winter slowly melts away and a hint of spring floats in the air, consumers will be feeling optimistic and ready to try new things. And for savvy businesses looking to promote their products, services or online store, these spring campaign ideas offer the chance to boost the bottom line. …

Emerging megacities will outperform developed megacities by 2025

As urban world is moving towards the developing world, GlobalData, a data and analytics company, forecasts that 88 percent of the world megacities will be based in the developing economies of Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America and Middle East & Africa by 2025. Out of 44 megacities in …