Sasha Talks Tech
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With all the ups and downs of being a business owner, one thing is for sure; to succeed, you need to listen to your consumers. It’s important to them that you’re operating sustainably, giving thought to the social impact of sourcing your products, and reducing your carbon footprint. Although all of this sounds overwhelming, to begin with, technology is here to make it easier for your business to be green and up to date at all times.
We have found the best tech tools to help you adapt to the changes, make a difference in your community, and harvest gratitude and admiration while you’re at it.
This year I'm excited to participate as a digital host for this year's Wonder Women Tech Conference in Long Beach.
Wonder Women Tech (WWT) is an organization that produces year-round programming and national and international conferences that highlight, educate, and celebrate women and diversity in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), innovation and entrepreneurialism. Our conferences and programming offer a variety of speakers, panel discussions, coding classes, workshops, hackathons, community inclusion activities, thought leadership, and other dynamic programming geared towards empowering women, girls, people of color, the underrepresented, and diverse communities. We seek to create a shift in diversity and inclusion within STEAM industries by offering revolutionary content and impactful discussions.
Just like the dinosaurs, businesses can become extinct. In fact, it is the reality for the majority of small businesses as most of them fail within the first year. Of course, you want your company to thrive because which boss doesn’t? But, it takes more than will power and sheer determination – it takes modernity. For any business to succeed in this day and age, they need to be a real 21st-century company that can evolve and adapt to any situation. Thankfully, technology is on hand to help as long as you choose wisely.
Here are the tech essentials a modern business cannot do without.
It is no secret that the Internet is a fantastic and useful tool for businesses everywhere. But it is true that there are many business owners out there who do not really use it to its fullest advantage within their businesses. This is a real shame; used correctly, the Internet can be a powerful and diverse tool, and it can make countless aspects to running a business significantly easier and faster to do. If you think that your business could probably benefit from using the Internet more, or more sensibly, then read on. In this article, we will be discussing some of the best possible uses of the Internet for your business, as well as looking into some of the finer details of how exactly to do that.
Finding ways to connect with visitors to your website is no mean feat. Building trust and securing return visits from the people that are ending up on your site is one of the most challenging things about owning an online business.
Whether you have an online retail website or whether your site is an online blog, sharing valuable content with readers, finding a way to get your site visitors to ‘like’ you should be at the heart of everything you do.
As people have more choice than ever before, people can be fickle when it comes to the sites that they choose to visit, whether that is to buy something, to look for a service or to gain valuable information. If you are not offering what they want, in a way that they want, they will soon find a site that does. And whilst you can not be everything to everyone, you can make sure that you are working towards connecting with your target market and are carving out a personality for your business that makes you likeable, approachable and essentially wins the long-term trust of those people.
Starting up on your own comes with a lot of responsibility. Not only do you have to do what you can to get some money coming in and fast, but you also have a lot of bases to cover. You need to be the admin department, the sales department, the customer services department and the finance department all at once. It can be exhausting. But, it’s always great to start as you mean to go on, especially when it comes to the business finances. You’ll find that if you get things set up and running well from the start, your business finances should always run well. So, let’s look at how to do that.
Monday is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day that marks when black women are paid the same wages as their white male peers were paid last year.
Quilt is an online platform that empowers female entrepreneurs to open their homes to other women for co-working. Once approved, a woman lists her home on a day-to-day basis to no more than 15 women at a time. Once a guest creates her profile, she can search homes and start booking sessions. The evenings are reserved for gatherings, which can be anything from dinners to talks, cooking classes to workshops and beyond. Quilt has hand-picked these hosts to create the ultimate evening experience. This is a new approach to co-working, networking and education, where community is the priority and women can support one another financially, professionally and personally.
Buying a car has always been a particularly stressful experience, but it could be argued that things used to be much more frustrating and mysterious than they are now! Even if you were lucky enough to drive off with the car you wanted, you could come away from those dealerships feeling pretty hard-done-by.
These days, with the prevalence of the Internet, the auto trade has changed completely. In mere seconds, you can type the model you want into Google and have several bids from various online dealerships. Here, we’ll look at all the ways in which the Internet has changed the auto trade.
It has been 24 years since the internet became a resource that was free for the world to use - until this time, it wasn’t a royalty free resource. Since then, the internet has come a very long way - today it’s a resource that 85% of the population uses on a daily basis. There’s no getting away from the fact that the internet has become an integral part of society and daily life for the masses. We can watch memes of silly animals - ten years ago the term ‘meme’ didn’t even exist, share photos of our avocado brunches, and go shopping from the comfort of our own homes. The internet has changed the world forever.
By changing the way in which we socialize and shop, the internet has inadvertently changed the way that we market products and services. As a result of this, businesses have had to change how their market themselves and the methods that they use to market their products or services. Businesses that have failed to embrace the internet and all the opportunities that come with it, tend to have closed their doors. The internet has changed marketing in many ways - let’s take a look at the incredible marketing methods it has given us (and how beneficial they can be).
For every business regardless of their size, big, medium, or small they have all had to go through certain sticking points or additional challenges to ensure that they have the right services in place. Of course, every business that is worth its salt needs to realize the importance of a decent web hosting service. Finding the right one is quite a challenge in itself, you need to find a web hosting service that is affordable and doesn't result in you overspending on your budget which can leave you in big trouble and this is why small businesses tend to neglect this issue. So let's go through the fine details here.
Protecting the environment is more important than ever, and new technologies are driving that effort. As it becomes clear that the environment is suffering, people have suggested different ways that we can combat the negative effects. Some people would suggest that we scale back on industry but that isn’t likely to happen anytime soon. Instead, we should be relying on science and technology to develop new ways of providing everything we need without damaging the environment. That process is already underway and new technologies are constantly being developed. Here are some of the most important ones at the moment.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ve probably noticed that a number of prominent businesses and organizations, including Britain’s National Health Service have suffered devastating ransomware attacks.
Ransomware allows hackers to gain access to important data and even take full control over computer systems, which they then hold to ransom, hoping for a big payday. If you think that sounds scary, you’re right, it is! That’s exactly why, as a business owner, you should be doing whatever you can to protect your company from being held to ransom.
Here are a few ways you can start to protect your business from ransomware:
Setting up your own business is no easy feat. You have endless things to take into account before you so much as consider letting out a brick and mortar commercial property. The whole process can be massively overwhelming and many people rush in an attempt to get everything set up so that profits can start to roll in. This is perhaps the reason that so many businesses fall flat at the first hurdles they encounter: their owners simply aren’t prepared. You need to take your time when establishing your company and accept that the majority of businesses do not yield any profits in their first year of operation. In fact, many will turn over a loss. Success takes time and there are few more scenarios in life where the age old statement rings true: patience is a virtue.
Sit back and read through our complete guide to becoming a successful business leader who nurtures their company into fruition.
DTR or defining the relationship can be a nightmare.
Thank to a duo of budding entrepreneurs, you can now get in on the ground floor and help fund a fun, interactive, and romantic exploration of relationships.
It’s fair to say that technology is beginning to take over every aspect of the business. If you asked a business owner what the important part of their company was in 90’s they probably would have said their staff. Now, it’s quite common for owners to express their reliance on technology and determine it as the most important factor within their business model. So what role is technology playing and it’s prime position in the heart of the modern business.
Many people often ponder the definition of a “startup.” Is a startup just a company that is only just getting going, or is it something that has the potential to grow into something that changes the lives of millions of people? Unless you’re the new McDonalds, it’s unlikely that your startup restaurant is going to change the world. But if you’re a new internet company or artificial intelligence outfit, then you just might.
The problem for many startups in the latter category is that they lack distinctiveness. On the one hand, they’re offering an innovative product, but on the other, their branding is confused, and they’re having little impact on consumers in the real world.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways that you can make your startup more distinguished, even if your product is technical. You don’t have to be another “.bit” or “.tech” enterprise: you can be something unique, like Google or Apple
There are so many ways that you can make the working day more enjoyable and productive for your employees. From boosting morale with rewards and encouraging collaborative working to injecting some fun and establishing clear directives, as the boss, you should have a range of tricks up your sleeve. One surefire way to simplify processes and improve efficiency is to invest in technology. Technology doesn’t always have to replace manpower. In many cases, it can enhance the performance of the individual and in turn, make your company more productive and profitable. If it’s been a while since you bought new kit or looked into what kinds of software programs and systems are available, it may be time to tech your team to the next level. Here are just some of the benefits of modern technology.
For the past couple of years, phone consumers have always looked for a concrete answer. That answer relates to the question about which one is better, Android or Apple?
Usually, it is impossible to agree on everything because Android and Apple both have pros and cons that some people like and other hates. For example, the freedom of a Samsung device is a feature that the majority of users find attractive.
Still, it’s time to put the conversation to bed once and for all because it has gone on too long. Quite simply, an iPhone is without a doubt the king of mobile technology in this decade. How can we be so sure, you ask? Well, it’s thanks to the reasons below.
Without further ado, here is why Apple is winning the race and iPhones are the best handsets on the market.
Lookhu's Streaming Service launches TONIGHT at midnight - officially becoming a premium service that gives subscribers access to niche, short and long-form original content from celebrities and top social influencers, including Ray J, Snoop Dogg, Nash Grier, Kyle Massey and many others!
The world wasn’t made for human beings, in fact, it wasn’t made for anything or anybody; it just is. It's weather, climate, tectonic plates, volcanoes and tornadoes would be here, as powerful as we know them, even if we weren’t here. It’s amazing then, how humanity has come to become the rule of all we see. We may not be the apex predator with strength, speed and reflexes like the animals we share this planet with, but our minds are perhaps the most powerful entities in the known universe. That’s not an exaggerating by any stretch of the imagination because the human brain can contemplate the world around us, chemicals, gases and the amazing laws of physics. We have progressed and advanced technology, so much so that now, instead of just making our lives easier and faster, we allow ourselves to live longer. From the healthcare industry, car industry and the energy industry, technology is now being designed and produced purely to improve safety to increase the average life longevity. It’s amazing to think how technology, can be harnessed to give us more time on earth, but it’s very real, and it’s something should be talked about because our future depends on it.
There’s absolutely no reason in this day and age businesses should have a slow internet connection.
Any business, big or small, whatever industry, should have an internet connection that’s as fast as possible. Here’s why!
Editors note: This is a guest post from Digital Diplomat Mohd Sohel Ather. Want to write for us?Join our squad.
Protecting your kid from online dangers is a genuine test for parents nowadays. While social media has turned out to be progressively well known for expanded communication and simple access to data, there are some drawbacks and conceivable dangers in the digital world. Studies demonstrate that more than 51% of kids who surf web have been cyber bullied at least once in their lives.
If you’re a fan of technology and driving, there’s a good chance that you like to keep up with what’s going on in the world of car design and engineering. There’s no doubt that we live in exciting times when it comes to getting around, and it’s easier than ever to get from A to B unscathed. If you’re a tech fan, the idea of investing in an electric car may have crossed your mind. If you’re not sure whether to take the plunge, hopefully, this guide could help you to make a decision.
Nearly everyone likes to have a space dedicated to their hobby. Someone really into movies is going to have their home cinema, someone really into books is going to have a reading cubby or maybe even a whole library in the office. If you really love gaming, then stop depriving yourself. You can create a den that not only enhances your gaming experience but will make you the envy of most gamers you know. But how do you make the best of it?
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