Advantages of Using Mixbook

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Mixbook is a high-quality custom photo books site that presents a variety of options to you and is very simple to use. Mixbook has cover options, such as matte, soft, leather, and glossy. The theme options include Travel, Family, Everyday, Wedding, and Baby. Besides that, Mixbook utilizes square, landscape, and portrait sizes and paper options such as premium matte and semi-gloss. Primarily, Mixbook provides a great variety, such as materials and stickers and high-quality prints. Besides, the software is easy to apply; thus, the task of creating your customized photo books becomes fun instead of a chore. If you are looking for the best site to create your custom photo books, then Mixbook should be your choice, for the reason that it comprises of fully editable and straightforward templates that enable speed creations and creativity.

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ExpoMarketing Effectively Delivers for Their Clients

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ExpoMarketing is an essential means that businesses can employ to demonstrate and promote their services and products. Therefore, trade show displays are the leading product promotion techniques that encourage advertising your enterprise to other businesses and consumers. Principally, ExpoMarketing enhances the rate of success of your business because it presents double success probabilities. Trade show displays at ExpoMarketing are essential in the designing of booths for the participating companies. ExpoMarketing is a fabrication and exhibit design and an award-winning entity that engages in a variety of trade show displays for all sizes and types of clients. At Expo Marketing, an extremely hardworking team ensures that your expectations and the final products align, meaning it effectively delivers according to the desire of the clients. ExpoMarketing offers unique designs to the customers since it comprehensively considers all details pertaining to flooring, structure, layout, lighting, engineering, graphics, accessories, and furniture. Besides, ExpoMarketing offers you detailed and customized trade show displays to various brands through the in-house designers who implement the most recent materials and technology. The following are some of the unique ExpoMarketing aspects that make it exclusive and superior compared to others in the industry.Continue reading

Creating Your E-Commerce Store: A Guide

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The internet has democratized who can start a business because now all it takes is a website to get your company up and running. An e-commerce store is simply a website with added payment functionality to enable web users to make sales through your website. This is a very simple piece of code that will work in harmony with a pre-existing layout, helping you shift your goods without a physical store. There are, however, additional risks and considerations to make in relation to your e-commerce store. But don’t worry, this simple guide will take you through every element that needs to be considered.

Security

Your clients will be submitting their data to your website in order to make purchases online, therefore it is essential that you invest in the best protection for your site. There are many ways to improve your website security and to ensure that its SQL is not violated in any way. An unsecured site can be damaging for your business should it be found in breach of data regulation.Continue reading

Interview: I Always Knew I Wanted to Work with Hemp

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Marko Sladič, founder of Hemptouch d.o.o.

Hemptouch is a Slovene independent CBD oil and skin care brand, specialized in making hemp-based therapeutic balms, wonderfully moisturizing face creams and skin-friendly shampoos and cleansers. Inspired by powerful Cannabis Sativa plant, Hemptouch’s therapeutic natural remedies soothe and calm different types of skin problems.

Hemptouch skin care products are 100% natural, free from artificial fragrances, silicones, parabens phthalates, sodium lauryl sulphate and other skin irritants, plus vegan to boot. Hemptouch CBD oil is the highest quality, CO2 extracted at low temperatures without any solvents or alcohol. Extracted from the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa) grown under strict EU regulation. Non-GMO, free from pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and parabens.

Silvija, co-founder of Hemptouch on their hemp field in a small village in Slovenia

Silvija, why did you and Marko start Hemptouch?

I always had very sensitive skin and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t find skin care products that would work for me. So I made one. It really worked so I started making skin remedies for very sensitive people, who couldn’t use conventional skin care. Marko, on the other hand had experience with industrial hemp, and it was long time ago when he planted some fields for first experimental harvests.

In 2014 we joined our two passions into one: therapeutic skin remedies based on Cannabis sativa extracts. It was around that time that first information about potential uses of CBD started trickling in and we immediately saw potential in it as a skin soother. Even more, studies showed it balanced sebum production and so products for acne and oily skin were developed.

Tell me about the beginnings …

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Top Tips for Building Success

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Starting your own business is equal parts exciting and daunting. Not knowing whether the path you’ve chosen is the right one and if it will lead to success can be scary at times, but it’s important to stick with it and see where it takes you. There is no single trick to transforming a budding business into a successful one – it takes years of perseverance, patience and hard work to get closer to reaching your goals. However, here are a few useful tips on setting yourself and your business up for success.

Making Sales

Whatever it is you’re selling – whether it’s a product, a service, advice – you and your employees need to have the skills of a salesperson. Even the greatest product in the world won’t leave shelves if the company producing it doesn’t have a strong sense of salesmanship and convincing marketing. There are several key elements involved in making sales and here is a brief list to guide you:Continue reading

Key Benefits of Implementing a Remote Work Policy

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Remote work is on the rise as professionals increasingly demand more flexibility and choice in the workplace. The internet, laptops, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies have reduced the need for people to be tied to a location and time in order to work effectively. Professionals today can work from home, from a cafe, a virtual office, or from wherever they are as long as they have access to internet and a smartphone, tablet, or computer. 

Recent studies have shown that remote work policies offer various benefits to employers and employees alike. 

Top 5 Benefits of Remote Work Policies

1. Business Savings

You read that right. Remote working is cheaper than the alternative: it helps reduce commuting costs and overhead. 

For starters, if people aren’t commuting to the office, there’s no need for companies to offer commuting benefits; furthermore, individuals save on valuable time, gas, and parking costs. 

On the employer side, remote work helps reduce business overhead costs because companies won’t need to take up as much office space. This reduces leasing costs and electricity costs (fewer people means less energy: less heating or cooling, less lighting, less electronics to plug in or charge, etc.). But there’s more, remote work means less need for office supplies, furniture, coffee, tea, snacks, and maintenance services (less people means there’s less to clean up). Continue reading

Exploring Your Pension Options When Close to Retirement

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Everyone is going to get to the point of having to stop work and retire. However, many aren’t equipped for what that means in terms of the pensions pot they’ve been building over the years. Portafina has put together advice for individuals that are fifty-five and thinking about taking out pensions soon.

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Content marketing vs Copywriting. What’s the difference?

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The field of content creation and development includes a variety of concepts where some are easy to define while some remain an issue to many people. Two types of content that have proven a challenge for many to differentiate are content marketing and copywriting. Ideally, content marketing is used interchangeably with copywriting to mean one and the same thing, but it is important to note that they are different. This confusion is definitely due to their close relationship, but marketing professionals from PaperWritten can help demystify this scenario. Read on to understand the actual meaning of these two terms and the various forms in which they are presented…

Understanding Content Marketing and its Forms

In an effort to help you understand the difference between these two, it will be important to know what content marketing is. Well, this involves the creation of original and unique content for a business with the intention of attracting new customers both at the present time and in the long term. Content marketing is usually done in different forms, and this includes blog posts, white papers, eBooks, podcasts, articles, videos and email newsletters.Continue reading

How to Find New Clients as a Freelancer

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The gig economy is booming, and there’s no stopping it. As of 2018, there were over 57 million freelancers in America alone, which represents a whopping 36% of the entire workforce. Traditional workspaces are losing their appeal, as more and more millennials choose remote and location-independent arrangements that freelancing offers.

Of course, this new labor trend is not without its challenges, and freelancers know all too well how difficult it can be to have a constant stream of income when clients come and go. A lack of business can be especially frustrating for those who rely on their freelancing income to meet their daily needs. Thankfully, there are several ways to attract and find new clients for both old and new freelancers alike — we’ve listed some of the more effective methods below.Continue reading

Benefits That Come from Implementing A Smoke-Free Workplace Policy

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In the early days, smoking used to be commonplace in areas that it is strictly prohibited nowadays. Offices, hospitals and even airplanes. Were not spared of this common, everyday habit. Today, this has changed. People are getting increasingly knowledgeable and aware of the negative impacts tobacco products have on one’s health. More and more people are quitting smoking or are not committing to it at all. Same goes for office space and any other enclosed spaces. Employees are expressing their annoyance and dissatisfaction with tobacco emissions. Ones that never have, nor were going to smoke are particularly vocal about the negative effects of second-hand smoke. Which is understandable, since this group of people used to be forced to inhale someone else’s smoke. All of that has changed but the employers were faced with a dilemma. How does one promote a healthy working environment while offering a space for more passionate smokers? Here are some of the benefits a smoke-free working environment offers to our employee and the collective in general.Continue reading