Author Archives: Darren Marchal

Choosing a Mobile App Partner: What to Look For

If your business is ready to take the plunge into mobile app development, you’ll need to find a great developer to help you make it happen. To ensure the process goes smoothly, Ashish Toshniwal, CEO of app development company Y Media Labs, suggested looking for these five key qualities during your search for the perfect partner or agency. Agility The…

What job seekers and recruiters need to know about the social and

Technology is growing at incredible speeds and changing the world around us more every day and these advancements are ushering in significant changes in the employment landscape. As everyone scrambles to adapt, recent research from the iCIMS Hire Expectations Institute uncovered some significant technology disconnects between recruiters and job seekers in the world of mobile and social…

How to create a more comfortable and productive workforce

With training budgets slashed, team sizes smaller, and expectations higher – three typical results of a tough economic climate – business leaders are faced with an impossible challenge.  How do I get more from my staff when they’re already working so hard? One surprising solution – and one which Yahoo received great media attention for banning –…

How To Wreck Your First Job In One Simple Text

It was the second week of Jen’s new job. She was fresh out of college and thrilled to be working at a Fortune 500 company. She was also thrilled to be invited to an early morning executive leadership breakfast at a nearby hotel. But when none of her team showed up at the designated meeting…

When billing becomes a barrier

Many small businesses are becoming service providers rather than just selling products – but often it’s the unexpected aspects of this transition that hold them back. Although they often lack the market clout of larger firms, small businesses often come out on top because of their agility and flexibility. When customers demand something new, they…

Top Contact Management Apps for Android

These days, no one needs a Rolodex. Your smartphone is a much better tool for managing your existing business contacts — and making new ones. But an Android phone has more to offer than a basic digital address book. It can also save and sort business cards, synchronize your contacts among all your devices and help you…

BlackRock’s Linker Demand Looks Past Europe’s Subdued Inflation...

Italy’s inflation-linked government bonds are outperforming conventional securities by the most in three years as investors disregard subdued increases in consumer prices in their hunt for value in euro-region debt markets. Italian index-linked bonds returned 8.6 percent this year through yesterday, exceeding the 7.5 percent gain on nominal securities, according to Bank of America Merrill…

One Easy Way to Make Free Money While Shopping Online

For the past seven years, I’ve made money off of every online purchase I’ve made. It wasn’t because I’m incredibly talented at finding coupon codes, patient enough to wait for sales or secretly running an eBay business in my home. It was because I’ve been taking advantage of cash-back shopping, and often combined those savings…