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2018 Top Tools And Websites For Small Businesses

As a business owner, it’s crucial that I am able to tackle challenges, all while managing people, tasks, and finances. These are my go-to resources for making that possible. The apps and websites listed below can add immense value to your business in a myriad of ways<b>—</b>from enhancing your company …

Small Business

How modern data analytics gives us the freedom to transform

<i>Transformation of any kind introduces risks and challenges. Visual analytics can help you overcome them, and deliver the best possible transformation</i> …

Data Warehousing

The Ocean Cleanup is about to send a giant plastic collector to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an alarming rate — and it’s already three times the size of France. Fortunately, help is on the way: …

Pollution

Plastic packaging is often pollution for profit

You benefit from plastic from the moment you get up and use your toothbrush or kettle. Plastic is embedded in agriculture – and it keeps you alive if …

Sustainability

Earth Day: Time for a plastic-free planet

This Earth Day, activists are calling for an end to plastic pollution. DW has been following the impacts of disposable plastic and efforts to do away …

Pollution

10 stylish ways to remove single-use plastic from your life

The UK government has announced plans to ban the sale of many single-use plastic items, including plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic-stemmed …

Sustainability

'Plastic is literally everywhere': the epidemic attacking Australia's oceans

‘It never breaks down and goes away,’ say scientists struggling to understand the impact of widespread pollution<p>While heading down the Brisbane river, Jim Hinds once pulled aboard a drunken half-naked man just seconds from “going down for the last time”.<p>But on this day, like most other days for …

Pollution

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

After literally swimming in plastic, Yardbird owner switches to ocean-recycled material

Dynamics are shifting in the recycling industry just as consumers are becoming more aware of the scope of ocean pollution.

Pollution

How to Turn Your Ecommerce Sales from Blah to Fantastic with Social Media (INFOGRAPHIC) - Small Business Trends

Social media is not just a great tool to promote your business and draw customer attention. If used optimally, it can also be an effective ecommerce …

eCommerce

3 Ways Freelancers Can Use the New Tax Laws to Save Big

The 2018 new tax laws have massive benefits, here's how you can take advantage of them and protect your business at the same time.<p>There's been a lot of chatter lately about the new tax laws, who qualifies for what, and how small businesses, creative professionals and freelancers can benefit the …

Small Business

Use This, Not That Plastic Thing: Expert Advice on 5 Easy, Eco Swaps for the Kitchen

Just as dieters have Eat This Not That guidelines, so too, do advocates of zero-waste living. A devotee of the movement is Lauren Singer, 26, who …

Sustainability

The Best Cheeses For Grilled Cheese, According To People Who Truly Know

Warning: American cheese has no place in this story.<p>While it’s hard to deny the melty perfection of a diner-style grilled cheese sandwich made with slices of American cheese or even Kraft singles, most experts happen to think American cheese is pure garbage.<p>“It’s not really cheese to me, it’s some …

Cooking

Why Choosing the Right Accountant Can Be the Best Investment You Make

It's important to find an accountant who is a strategic, highly-valued partner to you and your business.<p>Tax time is arguably the best and worst time for business owners. On the one hand, many entrepreneurs don't want to deal with all the paperwork, and on the other, many realize how behind they got …

Small Business

Amazing News: McDonald’s Is Phasing Out Plastic Straws in Some Locations

If you're across the pond and find yourself in a McDonald's (it's really inevitable), you might notice one little change.<p>The fast food chain is doing …

Pollution

Italian designer reinvents the classic Vespa for the electric age

<b>So what if it doesn't have pedals and isn't as practical as an e-bike, it's so elegant and minimal.</b><p>The Vespa has been a design classic ever since …

Motorcycles

How To Live Sustainably Without Being Righteous

Because eco doesn't equal ego<p>Al Gore was right. Our love of fast everything means we're on a slippery, strip-mined slope to envirogeddon. But equally, Al Gore is deeply irritating, and his elegies for a dying planet can make it tough to summon the will to fix it. Sure, you could get rid of your car …

Sustainability

Online Reviews Are The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Small Businesses

Since its founding in 2004, Yelp has become a major force in local commerce, with 186 million people using it on various devices each month to post nearly 150 million business reviews and counting, according to the most recent data. Today, Yelp is a multibillion-dollar empire built on digital …

Small Business

How One Country Is Restoring Its Damaged Ocean

Belize City<p>Belize was criticized for putting its stunning coral reefs and other marine resources at risk. The country responded with innovative solutions.<p>The Astrum helicopter company launches from a base less than five miles from where Belize City meets the Caribbean. In the backseat, to my left, …

Belize

What will we do with all those solar panels when their useful life is over?

Solar power is having its hockey stick moment. Since the early 2000s, the amount of solar panels being installed worldwide has been growing …

Solar Power

20+ Times Product Packaging Was So Wrong, People Couldn’t Stay Silent Any Longer

Packaging waste equals to about one-third of all trash, costing governments billions of dollars each year in disposal expenses. <b>Bored Panda</b> has …

Sustainability

17 things you should never recycle — even if you think you can

Sustainability

8 Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Building an Online Presence

Having a strong online presence goes beyond building a website and having accounts on all social media platforms.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Investing in building an online presence can be one of the wisest decisions for any business in today’s times. With the majority of your …

Marketing

Unravelling the Layers of Medieval Obidos, Portugal

In all my travels through <b>Portugal</b>, few places compare with the visual splendour that you find in <b>Obidos</b>. A small town in central Portugal, Óbidos is a …

European Travel

Study suggests the average person consumes 70,000 microplastic bits every year

“Plastic: it’s what’s for dinner.” Plastics are polluting the world’s waterways – and they’re also found in abundance in the average person’s gut. …

Pollution

Best beaches in Portugal from the Algarve to Lisbon that you'll want to bookmark for your next holiday

Portugal has long been a firm favourite with Brits for a family holiday thanks to its hot and sunny weather, the plethora of activities on offer and, …

European Travel

If You're Still Putting Cling Film Over Your Leftovers, You Need This Kitchen Saviour

We've all been there — the battle with the cling film. Even if you manage to get it out of its box without it folding over itself, you can bet it's …

Kitchens

This new write-off can mean big bucks for small business owners

If you have income from a so-called pass-through business entity (sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or S corporation), the income is passed …

Retirement