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4 Luxury Fashion Brands to Keep On Your Radar in 2023

4 Luxury Fashion Brands to Keep On Your Radar in 2023

The demand for luxury fashion brands worldwide has remained strong, driven by the wealthiest people in the world. Estimated at US$253.11 billion in 2021, the global luxury fashion market is predicted to reach US$332.98 billion in 2029, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0%. To get you started on your designer brands-hunting journey, we’ve compiled a list of four companies worth keeping an eye on in 2023.

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Why You Need to Update Your Customer Experience Strategy

Why You Need to Update Your Customer Experience Strategy

We live in a time when customers are always willing to pay for something that provides a great experience. We’re not the only ones saying this: Numbers are backing this claim as well. American Express found that 86% of customers are willing to pay more for a better customer experience (CX). Another report stated that a business that earns over US$1 billion each year could expect to earn an additional US$700 million on average within three years of investing in customer experience. What a big number!

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Google CEO

Navigating Tough Seasons as a CEO: A Look at Google, Apple and More

The ongoing inflationary environment has spared no one. Tech giants, like Meta and Amazon, have resorted to laying off employees. Companies are reevaluating their spending, initiating hiring freezes and becoming more frugal. In times like these, employees need someone at the helm who knows how to navigate such a season without drowning the company, unlike Elon Musk, who appears to be taking Twitter down for good.

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How to Deal With Meeting Overload at Workplace

How to Deal With Meeting Overload at Workplace

Meetings—they’re essential for getting things done in a workplace, but they can also be huge time-suckers if not appropriately managed. A new study from organizational psychologist Steven Rogelberg and tech firm Otter.ai found that, on average, organizations invest US$80,000 on unproductive meetings and could save US$25,000 or more per employee annually by reducing their attendance at unnecessary meetings. That’s a lot of wasted money!

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How Much Should a Startup Pay Its Employees?

How Much Should a Startup Pay Its Employees?

Employees of a startup are essential to its success. They keep the company running to ensure that the vision gets carried out and that the day-to-day operations continue seamlessly. High turnovers can be harmful to a company, especially for startups with less established internal structures, organizations and systems to mitigate handover disruption. This makes retaining employees a particularly important goal for startups.

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Top 5 Tell-Tale Signs of Workplace Gaslighting

Top 5 Tell-Tale Signs of Workplace Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a form of manipulation used by bullies and emotionally-abusive individuals to make their victims doubt their version of reality. While you might have only seen this term popping up on social media recently, it actually first came about in the 1940s with the release of the film Gaslight. In the film, a husband tries to convince his wife that she is gradually going insane and uses that as grounds to isolate her from others.

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How to Make Money on Pinterest

How to Make Money on Pinterest

I’m sure most of us have used the image-sharing platform Pinterest at some point in our lives, whether it is to make a mood board for a wedding, to look for inspiration for a home renovation project, or we accidentally clicked on a Google image only to fall down a rabbit hole of scrolling aesthetic Pinterest boards. 

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How to Make Your Career Recession-Proof

How to Make Your Career Recession-Proof

The recession has been hitting us hard in the past couple of months. Major employers in the U.S., such as Walmart, Amazon and FedEx, have announced a slowdown or freeze of hiring. In the U.K., while jobs continue to be available, workers are seeing a record fall in regular pay by 2.8%. Similarly, in China, one in five urban young people remains unemployed.

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Top 4 Billing & Invoicing Software to Streamline Your Business

Top 4 Billing & Invoicing Software to Streamline Your Business

If you own a business, you need to bill your clients or customers for the goods or services you give to keep things operating properly. However, if you’re still going about it the old-fashioned way (e.g., paper invoices and manual invoicing), you’re losing a lot of time that you could otherwise spend on building your business. Enter billing and invoicing software, where you can automate the billing process, track bills, manage contact details, send invoices etc., with ease.

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What Happened to Countries That Made Their Own Digital Currencies?

What Happened to Countries That Made Their Own Digital Currencies?

Over the past couple of years, cryptocurrencies have become a mainstay in financial discussions. As of this year, there are 15,174 businesses worldwide that accept Bitcoin as a means of payment. This rise in the popularity of crypto has encouraged governments to open up to crypto, with El Salvador declaring Bitcoin as a legal tender and Ukraine legalizing cryptocurrency in 2021.

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Your Emotional Guide to Starting Over after Being Laid Off

Your Emotional Guide to Starting Over after Being Laid Off

The ongoing layoffs from tech giants, like Meta and Twitter, have sent thousands of employees into limbo, wondering what their future will look like. This resulted in not only a feeling of physical displacement but also emotional turmoil. Sometimes, you might be expecting a layoff, for instance, when your company has not been doing well consistently, giving you time to prepare. Other times, it comes like the rain on a beautiful sunny day, disrupting your life and sweeping the floor from beneath your feet.

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5 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon

5 Things to Do Before Opening a Salon

Spas and beauty salons are becoming more popular as the need for wellness services grows. The rising urbanization and changing lifestyle are the key factors driving the industry’s growth. If we look at the numbers, the salon industry is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6%, reaching more than US$217.25 billion by 2026.

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Top 3 Stories of Lost Bitcoin Fortunes

Top 3 Stories of Lost Bitcoin Fortunes

With a market capitalization of US$380 billion, Bitcoin has established itself as the most prominent cryptocurrency today. While Bitcoin continues to dominate the crypto market, its price crashing from an all-time high of over US$68,000 in November 2021 to US$19,775 a year later has left people pulling their hair, with some even attempting suicide.

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An Interview with the Founders of YPSN Hong Kong

Champions for Change: An Interview with the Founders of YPSN Hong Kong

As of 2021, the global maritime industry is worth US$1.6 billion and is expected to reach US$2.9 billion by 2027. For our readers who may not be familiar with this space, maritime refers to the movement of people and goods across the world over water. This industry is the backbone of the shipping sector, handling over 80% of international trade.

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Why Are Bots Taking over the Internet

Why Are Bots Taking over the Internet?

Almost everyone reading this article must have done a captcha test at some point. The phrase CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart and is used to determine whether a user is a human or a bot. Websites have had to use captcha tests to prevent block software from spamming comment sections on a website or buying items in bulk.

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Top 3 Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches of 2022

Top 3 Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches of 2022

It is hard to imagine our lives without the internet nowadays. Whether we need directions, want to listen to music or just want to socialize with friends, the internet makes all of it happen. Just like us, businesses today also heavily rely on the internet.

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