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Inspiring Businesses that Give Back to the Community

Business and Conscience: Inspiring Examples of Companies Giving Back during Coronavirus Outbreak

  1. Jackson Brown Jr. once said, “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” Couldn’t agree more, right? I don’t know about you, but this virus outbreak somehow opens my eyes towards what I can’t see and what I don’t know. You only know the importance of washing hands properly and how to do it after the outbreak. You know the importance of growing your human conscience during this period and you certainly know some people are not willing to be selfless and instead being the opposite of it by taking advantage of the situation. However, if there was one thing that was mostly tested in this outbreak, I could say that businesses could be prompted to take certain actions to the next level, in a cringeworthy way. Sure, the Melbourne SEO services I have provided for the past few years might be losing some of our customers this year, but that’s actually the risk we might see coming, but not the virus. That being said, I wouldn’t start selling masks and hand sanitizers just because of this situation and I am sure my employer wouldn’t do that either. Yes, when I mentioned this, I have seen some businesses doing ridiculous things just as a way to deal with coronavirus outbreak. I mean, a restaurant that sells food and beverages could go so far by selling masks and hand sanitizers on Grab Food. Like, what the… Okay, I don’t want to curse here, but I didn’t see that coming. That being said, setting aside this kind of discovery, let’s start seeing kindness everywhere conducted by inspiring companies that give back to the community during coronavirus outbreak that can become your inspiration as well. Yes, there are people who are nice out there. If those businesses can do it, you can do it too. Keep reading this article to be inspired!

As mentioned above, here are the companies that are giving back to the community:

  • Microsoft announced that they will keep paying the hourly workers who support their campus.
  • Google established a COVID-19 fund that enables all temporary staff and vendors, globally, to take paid sick leave if they have potential symptoms of COVID-19, or can’t come into work because they’re quarantined. They have also made their video conferencing service, Hangouts Meet, available for all G-suite customers until July 1, 2020.
  • Forbes8 is hosting a free digital summit on March 20, 2020 under the theme of Business Resilience: Thriving in Crucial Times. The speaker roster includes top experts and best-selling authors such as Chris Brogan, Rohit Bhargava, and Dorie Clark. Many of the speakers were slated to speak at the cancelled SXSW this year.
  • LinkedIn is opening up 16 of its learning courses for free. Courses that provide tips on how to stay productive, build relationships when you’re not face-to-face, use virtual meeting tools and balance family and work dynamics in a healthy way.
  • Adobe is giving higher education and K-12 institutional customers of their Creative Cloud apps the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This is being granted through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost and is available globally.
  • Amazon is hiring 100,000 more workers and giving raises to current staff to deal with coronavirus demands. Well, unlike some bosses who cut people’s salary with an excuse of coronavirus outbreak, Amazon is doing amazing things to appreciate their employees.
  • Starbucks has extended its mental health benefits. In partnership with Lyra Health, Starbucks is offering its partners personalized, confidential mental health care, 20 free in-person or video sessions every year for partners and each of their eligible family members, online scheduling with most providers available within two weeks, and access to a provider network of mental health therapists and coaches.
  • Dolce & Gabbana announced that it has partnered with Humanitas University to fund a coronavirus research project.
  • Giorgio Armani has donated $1.43 million dollars to four hospitals in Rome and Milan, as well as to the Civil Protection Agency.

Denzel Washington said, “At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” It’s never too late to share kindness and you are not going to be poor for that. You don’t have to give millions if you can’t afford it. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal, so whatever you have and you want to give, that’s all that matters.

How to promote organic skincare on Instagram

Beauty and the Gram: How to Promote Organic Skincare Products on Instagram

Aside from accounts that have poetic quotes, I have always found myself being fond of naturally-sourced skincare product company on Instagram. Some accounts are really inspiring for women and encouraging self-confidence in a more positive way. Why do I find organic skincare more appealing? That’s because skincare products that contain naturally-sourced ingredients usually do not only promote activities and campaigns that are against animal testing and harmful chemical ingredients, but they also promote confidence and positive outlooks with natural beauty for everybody who follows them. The thing I like the most about those organic skincare companies is that they promote natural beauty without having to change who you are. However, as a person who provides social media services for clients in the same field, I have always observed the way competitors do things and promote their business on Instagram and it has come to revelation (and realization) that not many organic skincare does it the right way. Are you a business owner who starts selling organic skincare products? Well, if you are, first of all, let me tell you that you have got a good start to start something good and valuable like that. However, are you doing it the right way? In this article, I’m going to tell you how to promote your organic skincare products on Instagram that will not only sell your products more effectively, but will also spread positivity and kindness on Instagram which can also increase your business values and credibility. Keep reading this article to learn more!

First of all, avoid offending messages

Beauty products can sometimes trigger messages denoting beauty standards such as beautiful girls should have white skin, slim body and straight hair. Oftentimes I have seen many products claiming that have been proven to be effective in whitening and slimming and changing what’s supposed to be the standard of beauty. Yes, you must avoid that kind of message no matter what. Aside from it being offensive, it is also possible that kind of message will demotivate people and lower their self-esteem and confidence.

Be consistent with your content and schedules

One thing for sure when it comes to social media even for every business is that you have to be consistent both with your content and schedules. When making content, you should be consistent with patterns, colors and the messages you want to deliver to your target audience. When posting the content, you should make sure that every content is posted according to schedules and the prime time in your country so that people know when they can expect your content coming soon.

Encourage bravery and confidence

Selling beauty products doesn’t always mean making people enhance their beauty from outside. It is also about enhancing their inner beauty and self-love. You can’t fully give people the true benefits of your skincare products if they have low confidence and have no audacity to be themselves. Your content messages should deliver both motivation and knowledge on beauty.

Help audience discover the true meaning behind cruelty and harmful chemical free

You are offering a collection of natural products with no sodium laureth sulfate, no parabens, no gluten, and no animal testing. However, you can never deny that indeed you still need a little bit of chemical ingredients and even active ingredients. That is okay since it is completely normal. That being said, you need to ensure the safety of your product use and convince people that your products are not fully chemical. Don’t forget to include full ingredients and be transparent about it while explaining about your natural ingredients as well.

In the highly competitive beauty and cosmetics market, simply owning a natural beauty brand with great products is not enough. You will have to work hard to tell your unique story and to make sure the right audience is exposed to it. Content marketing is a great way to present your brand, your products and your company’s unique identity on a range of platforms and channels, so you can win your customers’ hearts and attention.

How to Notice You Are Hiring a Bad Web Hosting Provider

Security Threatened: Signs You Are Hiring A Bad Web Hosting Provider

When it comes to building a business, almost many business owners nowadays know the importance of having a website for their business. However, not many know that having a website means having to protect it from unwanted attacks, such as virus, hacks and even malwares. Yes, having a website comes with many risks that can be bad for a business. For that reason, some business owners who are doing their homework on website knowledge hire web hosting services to protect their website. If you are one of them, good for you, but are you one of the business owners who hire a bad web hosting provider? If yes, please get out of there and rescue your business. If you are unsure, this article will tell you how to spot the signs. Keep reading to find out!

Too much downtime

One of the most important aspects of running a website is that you make sure the website has a good uptime. The uptime for your site can directly affect sales and conversions. If your website is down frequently, it should reflect in your traffic statistics as well as in your conversions. Nobody wants a website that is down more than 10% of the time. Every second that your website is down you are losing money. Most web hosting companies offer you a promise that the website will be up for a certain uptime percentage. However, you need to make sure they are telling the truth and proving their quality by looking at the reviews.

Poor customer services

One of the reasons why having a website is the best value for your business is that your website will be your 24-hour marketing strategy and 24-hour customer services. However, that also comes with a web hosting that is available for 24 hours a day. Whether you just have a question about the billing cycle or you are experiencing adware, viruses or other malfunctions on your site, the customer service department should be able to guide you in getting your website back up and running or answer any questions about billing to your account. If you cannot get in touch with the customer service department of your web hosting provider, then you’ve got a problem there.

Slow loading times

The first thing you have to have in your website in order to get the best first impression of your business is that you make sure your website visitors are not going to wait for your website to load the content they need to see. The amount of time that it takes for your website to load can be a strong factor to determine whether or not customers convert into sales. There is nothing more annoying than waiting for a website to load when with the simple click of a back button you can have other websites within a couple of seconds. Chances are if it’s taking your site too long to load, there is not enough bandwidth across the host server. Cheaper web hosting companies will sell shared hosting packages to multiple websites and bog down the processors and amount of bandwidth across the server making the websites slow. If your site takes more than 3 seconds to load, you need to change your web hosting provider.

That’s the most important parts in noticing whether or not you are hiring a bad web hosting provider. If you have got similar problems like the ones I have mentioned above, then I suggest that you change your web hosting provider. I know it is not as easy as it sounds, but when you look at it deeper, you will find what you are looking for. Don’t forget to check the reviews as well.