As the COVID19 pandemic continues to disrupt businesses worldwide, executives in companies of all sizes are re-imagining where and how work will get done.

Many business owners have been forced into working remotely almost overnight, while others are actively deciding whether a remote work arrangement is the right choice for their company.

With such significant changes playing out before our eyes, and consequential decisions still to be made, there’s now an acute need to understand the real benefits and challenges that come with managing a remote company.

What is a remote company?

First and foremost, it’s essential to understand that remote companies aren’t all the…

Working remotely brings unique challenges that make staying productive more difficult. Here are 20 amazing tools remote companies can use to save time & maximize productivity.

For years, remote teams have found themselves at a distinct disadvantage when working, communicating, and collaborating.

The problem isn’t that remote teams are less capable than in-person teams. It’s that remote work presents unique challenges that can make managing tasks and staying productive more difficult.

But times have changed.

As remote work has become more popular and technologies have advanced, a rising tide of remote-friendly tools designed for remote-first and distributed companies are rapidly moving to eliminate these disadvantages.

There are now plenty of tools out there to help remote teams collaborate more effectively, save time, and maximize productivity. …

If you think online marketplaces have come along way since the early ’90s, you’d be right. But the next decade could pale in comparison and prove to be the most transformational and impactful period yet.

The emergence of two digital business models, Open Banking and Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS), promise to deliver marketplaces unprecedented opportunities for value creation by providing targeted and customised financial services to SMEs at their point of need.

What is Open Banking?

The financial services industry has undergone seismic transformations over the last decade. New open banking initiatives that started with the European Union Payment Services Directive (PSD2) have quickly spread and…

Do you struggle to balance client work with finding new customers so you can maintain cash flow, meet payroll, and keep the lights on? There’s a better way to grow your business without having to continually generate leads & sell.

If your answer is yes. You’re not alone.

We’ve spoken to hundreds of design agencies, web and software development companies over the last year. Almost every single one said maintaining consistent lead generation and acquiring new customers was their #№1 biggest challenge.

I’d like to tell you about a better way to grow your company that doesn’t require constant lead…

Service marketplaces have come a long way since the 1990s, but we’re only just starting to scratch the surface of what they can do.

Today, a whopping 70% of global commerce is in services, yet only 3% of services are digitized.

Staggering, right?

But this brings up an important question.

Why do the vast majority of services still remain offline?

The best explanation we’ve come across is from Li Jin and Andrew Chen of Andreessen Horowitz. They argue services have been slow to digitize for the following reasons.

  1. Services are complex and heterogeneous, which makes them difficult to standardize.
  2. Service success and quality are subjective. An excellent service experience for one customer might not be the same for someone else.
  3. Services involve human interaction…

I’ve been writing content for fintech, blockchain, and crypto companies of all sizes for many years now.

From my experience, companies developing content because “it’s the thing to do” or because “everyone else is doing it” or “to get clicks and page views” rarely succeed and usually fail to get any meaningful ROI.

Why is this?

Because companies with this mindset usually want to spew out as much content as possible and have little understanding of what makes content truly effective.

Content is not about quantity. It’s about quality.

Well, the truth is somewhere in-between. It’s about making quality content…

Is your design agency or development company finding it challenging to grow, scale and maintain healthy profit margins? There’s a smarter, more efficient way to sell your services, get more customers, and grow your business.

Today, an increasing number of highly talented entrepreneurs are leaving their jobs to start creative and technology-based service businesses lured by the opportunity to earn more money and cultivate a lifestyle with greater freedom.

If you’re one of these talented entrepreneurs, you’ve likely discovered that while building a somewhat successful design or development company is undoubtedly possible, trying to grow, scale, and maintain healthy profit…

These are interesting times for family offices in Asia. It’s business as usual on the surface, but underneath it all, significant mega-trends are quietly brewing and shaping the future. With the start of a new decade sparking bigger than usual thoughts about the future, here are five powerful mega-trends shaping Asia’s family offices over the next decade.

Asia’s wealth boom

Family offices are thriving across the globe, and nowhere more so than in the Asia Pacific region. According to Campden Research, the number of single-family offices operating in the Asia-Pacific has risen to approximately 1300, representing a 44% increase since 2017. …

What influence has COVID-19 had on tech adoption and the digital transformation of Industry?

Tune in to the Blockchain Unfiltered podcast. In this episode, we discuss the impact of COVID-19 on tech adoption and the digital transformation of Industry.

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Where does the real potential lie?

Using blockchain technology to enhance supply chains continues to be a hot topic among executives and investors. While promising applications gradually come online, finding the right fit has proven challenging as misconceptions surrounding the technology’s capabilities continue to endure.

To date, millions of dollars have flowed into blockchain applications that create little added value or don’t make sense in the first place.

A blockchain is no silver bullet

One common misconception understands blockchain technology as a silver bullet solution that can solve every supply chain problem. Of course, this isn’t true, not least because today’s supply chains are so incredibly complicated. …

Anthony Back

Interested in fintech, crypto, ecommerce, cybersecurity and the future of work.

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