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You come up with a great idea for an enterprise that you think has the potential to be successful, but you also have a full-time job…now what? The most important thing to keep in mind when deciding whether to pursue an idea or not (especially if it involves lots of work while you are already employed full time) is validating your idea and seeing whether it has the potential for short- or long-term success.

Business ideas that only have the capacity to be successful short term, shouldn’t be enterprises that require extreme amounts of time and effort, shouldn’t be too…

Web Dev Ideals — Team Vs Freelancer

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of using teams or freelancers to develop websites. Is one really better than the other? It may very well depend on the circumstances involved, such as the volume of sites produced, the amount of control that is needed and the brief/requirements of the web design project itself.

Web Development Explained

The wonders of website design are brought to life through coding and web development. It is defined as;

The tasks associated with developing websites for hosting via intranet or internet. It involves coding languages, such as HTML, to create visual elements and on-site functionality.”

In its broadest sense…

As business owners and marketers, we have likely asked the question “How do we investigate and understand the past so that we can confirm our predictions for the future?” Predicting the future is important for several reasons, not least being to ensure the survival and longevity of any business. But how do we make these predictions? The answer lies in data-driven analysis and business forecasting.

In order for a business owner or marketer to start making predictions, engaging in business forecasting is crucial. According to Investopedia

“Forecasting is a technique that uses historical and present data as inputs to make…

How to Manage Your Time

How much time do you spend thinking about a problem before trying to solve it? Do you rush straight into a burning house or do you take a step back to first look at the floorplan?

Thinking involves creating steps for doing tasks, analysing and exploring multiple methods, looking for opportunities and threats, deciding the needs of a task, looking at the bigger picture, and finding the necessary tools for the job.

Doing involves carefully following predetermined plans, actioning items effectively and efficiently, creative ‘on the fly’ thinking and problem solving, and using all required resources towards the successful completion…

THE SPECTRUM OF WEB DESIGN — CONVENIENCE OR CUSTOM?

Discover the advantages and disadvantages of both website builder platforms and bespoke web design. Using these insights, as well as the particular needs of your organisation, you can decide which approach is best for your brand. Is it a simple matter of convenience vs custom, or is there more to the story?

WEB DESIGN EXPLAINED

Web design has come a long way since the early days of the internet. Once clunky, slow and unattractive, it has evolved to make user experience enjoyable and increase conversions through clever and interactive design. These principles form the basis of web best practices, which you can learn…

From humble beginnings and large aspirations, a new ‘information superhighway’ dubbed the World Wide Web was born. By the end of 1993, there were 623 websites, by mid-1994 there were 2,738 websites, and by the end of that same year, there were more than 10,000 websites. In 1995, the Internet had a user base of fewer than 40 million users. Comparatively, Facebook today is 15 times larger than the entire Internet was back then. Fast-forward to 2000 and 40 million Americans (48% of US Internet users) had purchased a product online. Today, there are a staggering 1.74 …

Woman writing complicated mathematics on classroom chalkboard
Woman writing complicated mathematics on classroom chalkboard

I have read articles and comments recently explaining the virtues of becoming an expert in your industry field — or even part thereof. And how this in turn is good for business, since (logically) people will turn to you for your help when they need it. That does sound well and good… perhaps in theory. I was just wondering how many people are in any given industry? Is everyone meant to take this advice and become an expert?

I thought to approach this from a slightly different angle. Instead of making yourself the go-to expert, just make yourself knowledgeable in…

Life teaches the good use of time. Time teaches the value of life
Life teaches the good use of time. Time teaches the value of life

There has been a long standing debate as to what is the most number of clicks a user will endure without getting frustrated to getting where they want to go. Steve Krug proposes that the question be dealt with slightly differently and that we address it as follows: “it doesn’t matter how many… click[s], as long as each click is… mindless…”

Whilst the user is on a mission and on a direction towards their intended goal — and importantly they sense that they are moving towards that in an effortless fashion, then they don’t mind making more clicks than the…

guy clasping hands as dangle legs over edge of stairwell
guy clasping hands as dangle legs over edge of stairwell

Kids today believe that violence is a justifiable means of resolving when they feel reduced in self confidence by another classmate, as recent studies suggest that retaliation against bullying is the major factor behind school violence. Parents, teachers and other adults are often outside the scope of influencing the students, so in most cases it is difficult for them to affect the situation before the events. The media, however seems to reach kids. Whether it’s the smart phone, billboards, movies or tv shows — students are exposed to these images and pictures, making them vulnerable to conflicting messages. …

group of European dancers — how learning from the arts can transform the corporate world
group of European dancers — how learning from the arts can transform the corporate world

Humans are innately curious creatures: we love to learn. It’s what sets us apart from other animals, and we’re very good at it. Learning also makes us happier and healthier (https://rb.gy/w71vqy).

In Astrophysicist Mario Livio’s book Why? What Makes Us Curious, he states that many studies prove humans have (https://rb.gy/mwzz0j)

“a strong genetic component to curiosity.”

This desire to learn extends into our careers. According to Forbes (https://rb.gy/urfdtv)

“Employees reach their full potential when the job […] brings intrinsic rewards — the feeling of doing meaningful work that is connected to their own personal and professional development.”

Meanwhile, Dan Pink…

Danny Stone

.everyone needs a website .my ideas developed along with the business .this shaped the approach with clients and people .visit us www.webstudiolab.co.uk

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