Employees' career satisfaction may hit a low when they are in the middle of their careers. Leaders can take several steps to help employees get through this difficult period, such as by offering lateral opportunities to provide intellectual stimulation, writes Serenity Gibbons of the NAACP.
Creating content with a specific audience in mind and utilizing strong imagery are two ways marketers can best optimize Facebook marketing strategies, writes Nick Clarke. Constant testing and refreshing of ad content are other ways marketers can see the highest engagement from Facebook fans, he writes.
Handwritten typography -- when used correctly -- can add an element of creativity to a website. To effectively use this design tactic, make sure the writing is user-friendly, the style matches the content and different styles can be mixed to emphasize, communicate and draw more attention to the brand.
Ben Gold, president of QuickBridge, reflects on his experience running a fast-growing company and outlines five ways to manage the challenges of expansion. Focus on hiring the right team, setting financial benchmarks and playing to your strengths, he writes.
Minimizing taxes as a small-business owner can make a big difference to the bottom line, writes certified financial planner David Rae. It's important to use tax software, to document your spending and to save for retirement in tax-advantaged accounts.
Digital transformations fail when leaders impatiently push toward an outcome to avoid fallout from risk, writes Tom Puthiyamadam. "The point of transformation is not to adopt new technologies faster, but to change our behavior and ensure our workforce and their skills stay relevant," he writes.
The power demands of two cryptocurrency businesses in Plattsburgh, N.Y., have raised electricity costs for the city and customers, leading city officials to ban new cryptocurrency mining operations for the next 18 months.