Cyprus is a lot more than beaches and souvlaki, there’s a whole world to explore in the small towns and backstreets of every part of the island. To help you get to know the less well-known wonders of Cyprus, we’ve put together 10 of our favourites...
Working as an independent advisor in the age of Covid is somehow even riskier than it was beforehand. Advisory teams have had to adapt to a radically different working world and the risks of independent advisory life.
Have you ever visited a website that doesn’t look quite right? Or you click on a link and it takes you somewhere else? Or misspell a website and end up on a scam page? We break down some of the ways hackers can operate...
Your social media habits might be conveying some fairly important details to some nasty people, and we have to start taking responsibility for the content we put up online and its impact. So, always think before posting - questioning is never fun, but it's definitely necessary...
About 85 million households in the US count a pet as member of the family, and we have to be careful about what cleaning products to use around them. At the end of the day, are they worth all the hassle? Yes, is the answer!
We’ve all been there, on holiday, making a bit of a mess of a cultural misunderstanding, apologising profusely and trying to remove the foot from our mouth. Especially in Cyprus, where the differences with Greece are slight but key. So, let's clear a few things up...
From amateur aviators to professional pilots, everyone who gets off the ground takes on risk, and it’s up to them how they deal with it. It's good to get the basics in order to distinguish hazards from full scale aviation risk.
For most people life in the pandemic means working from home, getting your shopping delivered and wearing a mask outside. For professional cleaners though, it’s been a slightly different adjustment, but our family of pro cleaners have done amazingly to adapt, as we all do our best to protect both cleaner and customer.
There's no doubt that Clubhouse is taking the world by storm at the moment. So we've delved into this trending social platform to figure out what the hype is all about. Is it a waste of time...or something we'll not be able to live without...??
It’s never fun to discover a new weakness, but sometimes a little bit of introspection can be the best way to develop new ways to move forward. Every business and every team will have their own ways to do so, and as long as they get the job done, they’re all valid.
We’re all at home, remotely working and trying desperately to juggle various aspects of our lives in order to live harmoniously and productively. No easy feat! So, when you’re a working parent with young children, how do you cope with this juggling act? Don’t worry, we have a few suggestions...
We've brought a little bit of Cyprus home with you, especially as it's a bit tricky to travel at the moment! Here are our top 5 Cypriot dishes that we would love for you all to be able to experience...
The start of a new year means a lot of things, but it doesn't mean a change in the weather. The cold weather is set to stay with us for a little while now at the very least, and so we’re turning our hands to keeping the cold at bay.
Recruitment might not be the first one to come to mind when you think of risk. It is however important to understand that the risk in recruitment comes more from the amount of people involved, the roles that they will fill, and the processes that come with it all.
Aphrodite, the Ancient Greek goddess of love and beauty, is intricately tied to the city of Paphos and its history. It’s no surprise then that Paphos is still a hotspot for romance in the Mediterranean. To help out all the lovers looking for a getaway we’ve put together a “how to” for couples travelling...
The Christmas season is upon us! Even though it’s going to be a bit different this year, we’re going to try to make the most of the holiday period to relax, eat and be merry. To keep your feative season as relaxing as possible, we’ve put together a little list of our top cleaning hacks to make your life easier this holiday season.
It hasn’t been the best of times to be an entrepreneur, to say the very least. Trapped between the rock of the coronavirus pandemic and the hard place of looming Brexit uncertainty, so many businesses have been forced to reconsider how they operate, and some have unfortunately had to shutter their doors due to the financial effects of COVID-19.
Anywhere that water passes through is at risk of limescale build-up, and that goes double for anything that is touched by hot or hard water. While it’s not something that has health risks, a big build-up can actually wreak havoc on your plumbing. That’s why you should be descaling regularly - but don't worry, we'll show you how.
Check your pocket, it’s probably in there, check your house, it’s probably there too, and check work, because it’s definitely there. The IoT can be found in many more places than you think! But what does it mean for you? And what should you watch out for?
Building snowmen, snowball fights and just taking a walk as the snow falls: the snow can be great and what winter's all about. But the mess the snow brings in your home is a whole different story, and we're here to give you some helpful tips to keep it under control...
When you’re launching a startup, it doesn’t matter whether it’s your very first venture, or your fiftieth...it’s hard work and a challenging process. Fact. So, what are some of the most important considerations to make when you’re thinking about your team and how to build it up? We break down some of our top tips to think about:
“Hey you! Turn that music down! Don’t you know it’s bad for your ears?” High levels of noise, especially over longer periods, can cause significant damage to our ears. That’s why, in our quest to educate and entertain, sometimes simultaneously, we’ve cobbled together our top 10 facts about pesky noise pollution.
Who’s ready for 2020 to be over? We sure are. It’s been a rough year, with all kinds of hurdles to overcome for absolutely everyone. We’re super excited to be choosing ten lucky people to win a FREE home clean! Think of it like a Christmas gift, from the TIDY app family, to yours. Read on to find out more...
Unfortunately, being a high-net-worth makes you somewhat of a target for cyber criminals hoping for a big payday and attracted to HNW's wealth and power. Therefore these individuals, alongside their entourage made up of cyber security experts and family office professionals, have been fighting back.
The restrictions brought in due to Covid-19 have made travelling much more difficult, especially internationally. Whilst it's critical that everyone follows the rules and adheres to guidelines, there are still ways to get away during these time. Where there's a will, there's always a way...and we'll explain how.
Everyone talks a lot about spring cleaning, right? But what’s wrong with a little bit of winter cleaning to keep the mind off everything that’s going on outside? We say it's the perfect time of the year to be staying indoors with the family, so you might as well make the home as clean as you can. You'll love our top 5 cleaning hacks...
Between the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the challenges of a rapidly changing market, it hasn’t been the easiest time for business owners and workers in the construction space, to say the very least. Especially when it comes to risk, professionals in the sector now have a lot more on their minds and more challenges to face.
Owning and maintaining a rental property sure is tough right now, but this doesn’t for a second mean rental owners should take their foot off the gas. Tenants are out there, and the sector has to be adapting to the current situation and preparing for whatever may come. Here are our top 5 rental cleaning tips to keep your rentals good to go.
The TIDY app is already beloved for making it easier to have cleaner homes and rental properties across the globe. But how did it all begin? Their $200,000 investment mistake is inspirational and quite a story...
A strong startup is made up of employees who are passionate, determined and well-rounded. Without the right team of employees, coming up with an amazing idea and successfully executing it can prove to be extremely difficult - and both play a vital role in the success of a business. So how exactly do you recruit the right people for your startup?
Staying at home and working from home for such a concentrated amount of time has made us all a lot more aware of the intricacies of our homes. You may hate it or love it, but we're here to share some of our top tips to keeping the air in your home fresh and healthy.
Nobody expected it to happen, but 2020 brought us into a situation unlike anything we’ve ever witnessed. The pandemic is affecting all of us, not to mention the economy itself. So what are the future predictions and the overall support for the brave ones, ready to start their own businesses and step into the world of entrepreneurship?
We’re officially well into autumn and getting dangerously close to winter. The main issue for families across the country is going to be food insecurity but also that some of the lovely fresh food we’ve become so accustomed to getting our hands on is now out of season. So how do you access good food so you don't have to forsake your kids' nutrition?
It’s October, so you know exactly what that means: Cyber Security Awareness Month is upon us, and we couldn’t be happier. You already know that we’re about as passionate about cyber security as you can get, and this month we’re over the moon to be able to share our passion and help to give back. And there has never been a better time to get involved...
Beyond the delights of Oktoberfest and Hallowe’en, October is also Cyber Security Awareness Month. For any business with a foot in the digital game, keeping tabs on cyber security is an essential part of risk management and mitigation, and it's important for every individual to be doing their part.
We’ve officially left summer and we’re well on our way into the autumn and winter months. This doesn’t mean that the reasons to grab a quick break from the humdrum of working life have totally disappeared. Not at all, and the extra stress that we’re all going through is all the more reason to get away, with or without the family, this winter.
Cyber Security Awareness Month 2020 might just be the most important one in a very long time. With cyber-attacks on the rise, Close Digital Protection has never been more important, and cyber security experts across the globe are realising it.
For a business that transports 80% of the planet’s energy, commodities, and goods, shipping disappointingly slips under the radar when it comes to industries that have to be protected. However, this sleeping giant of an industry is slowly waking from its slumber and beginning to take action of its own.
Cyprus, the jewel of the Mediterranean. There’s a lot to be discovered in Cyprus, and don’t let its size fool you, there’s a whole world to discover. The best things come in small packages, as they say. It’s a place with so much more to offer than sun, sea, and sand.
It’s definitely an interesting time to be a part of the HR family. There have been some businesses who have come to the (unfortunate) conclusion that Human Resources is not part of the core business strategy. We just can’t agree with this, so we’re going to delve into why HR is so key to business strategy in the modern world.
Unsurprisingly, Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence are topics at the forefront of technological development. As more and more organisations and individuals become aware of their impact on the environment, the more innovative among us will be looking for ways to improve the situation. For some experts, AI has proved itself to be the most viable way towards a large-scale shift towards sustainability across business models.
There are very few parts of the house that are more often used than the microwave, and especially with a family that microwave can get very grimy very quickly. All the grime and gunk, if left uncleaned, ends up in all the other meals that you put in the microwave, so we really do recommend giving your microwave a deep clean every so often.
A new era in cyber security is fast approaching. The illusion that antivirus is enough to keep you safe is, thankfully, gone or going. Just protecting from one type of malware is not enough in the modern age. That’s exactly why the need for CDP could not be more pertinent. CDP allows an individual to protect not just themselves but their family too in a much more holistic and well-rounded manner.
Breaking into a traditionally male-dominated industry can be terrifying. Being the only woman in a boardroom of men can be stressful. Being a trailblazer for your gender in a field can be nerve-wracking. So how do we get more women into the construction industry?
We’ve teamed up with Nature & Nurture to provide bespoke vitamins for our community. We’re absolutely over the moon to have them on board, and we just can’t wait to get started spreading the love with each and every one of you! In preparation though, we thought we’d take a little time to really go into how important vitamins are for a child’s healthy development.
A business that has done surprisingly well out of the changes caused by the coronavirus pandemic has to be Uber. While Uber’s designation of its drivers as independent contractors has been the source of some controversy, the tracking of Uber vehicles, driver management, and contact tracing across trips has seen the San Francisco based firm do some very profitable business since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Making things at home seems to be all the rage at the moment. From homegrown spices and veggies to homemade soaps and fragrances, it’s a great bandwagon to be jumping on. Learning some new skills and saving some money, whilst doing your bit for the environment, can never be a bad thing really.
As with many of the nations that enforced a lockdown to slow the spread of the pandemic, Australia continues to struggle with what seems to be the second wave. What impact will this have on construction?
A very happy side-effect of a healthy childhood is boosted immunity throughout their life, as a balanced diet keeps the immune system running at full power for years to come. As parents, we just want to give our kids the very best start in life.
It’s not easy being the founder of a startup business. Partly because it's easy to get discouraged when an idea is rejected by investors or consumers, but mainly because you’re expected to come up with a big idea that’s going to change the world.
Lockdown is easing up! This is great news for the beauty and makeup industry, as boutiques and salons are slowly able to return to some kind of normality. But what do the new restrictions look like for purchasing makeup?
We’re entering a new age for hair and beauty professionals, as all the rules and regulations of the post-Covid world come into effect. All of these guidelines have been designed to keep both professionals and customers as safe as possible while being as close as possible to a return to normality.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a major effect on the cleaning industry, with professional cleaners left without homes to clean since allowing someone external into your house became restricted. With the lockdown slowly being phased out around the world, we’ve done everything to prepare ourselves and our staff for a safe and healthy return to normal.
In the construction world, the smallest incident can have a massive knock-on effect, not just to the workers directly involved, but their families, their friends, and their communities. How can we ensure we keep everyone protected?
There will always be those people who manage to keep abreast of the news, always one step ahead of the game, and we’re sure they will always look down on us mere mortals. However, for most of us, the fast-moving world of tech is starting to get – dare we say it? - a little too fast.
Businesses have long used buzzwords like “equality” and “diversity” to entice talent to join them and to promote an image of themselves as a “modern” organisation. But the question remains: is this genuine?
The Black Lives Matter protests have been a turning point in cultural discourse over the past few weeks. They have been a real opportunity for us all to reconsider our society’s attitude towards those of African descent.
“Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…” These days, that song just got a whole new meaning! And it’s not about cake, presents and party poppers – recently it’s been about washing your hands and being clean...
With many businesses re-examining their entire business models due to the ongoing pandemic, the customer experience component has re-emerged as an important aspect for every business looking to pivot during these unprecedented times. To really examine the way one interacts with customers, a business is required to examine each of its core aspects.
With the lockdown looking set to continue in some form or another for at least the next few months, small and medium sized businesses find themselves in quite an interesting situation. Depending on the industry they find themselves in, some might be looking at a loss in revenue as customers tighten their belts.
Only 22% of all startups are founded by at least one woman - so why is it so hard for females to replicate the success of J.K. Rowling, Indra Nooyi and Sara Blakely to make a name for themselves in business?
Hotels owners around the world have been hit hard by the pandemic. Sure, this is a worrying time, but while hotels owners stay at home social distancing like everyone else, this may actually be the perfect time to strategise and think deeply about ways to improve and innovate your business. How can you emerge stronger and more profitable after coronavirus?
it’s true that working parents are used to the juggling act of balancing childcare responsibilities with their professional obligations (not an easy feat), but even they are in unprecedented waters. So, who’s sinking and who’s keeping afloat?
The idea behind connected devices has been around since the 1970s, when it was referred to as ‘embedded internet ’or ‘persuasive computing’. But it wasn’t until 1999, when Kevin Ashton fashioned the term ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), that a new movement of devices was embraced...
During this unprecedented time, governments are scrambling to find ways to support and rescue businesses whilst also trying to flatten the curve of the virus’ deadly spread. What should business owners be paying attention to during this time?
The spread of the coronavirus has changed the lives of people across the world and affected businesses in almost every sector. With people forced to work from home and all non-essential services closed for an undefined period of time, it’s caused an unprecedented global effect that most people have never witnessed before in their lifetimes.
The continent of Africa is regularly heralded as perhaps the most magically unique place in the world, and with good reason. African languages are about as diverse as the people themselves, with about 2000 different languages in the whole 30.37 million square km!
Generation Z, born between 1995 and 2012, are the collection of youths that have entered a world of technology right from the offset, and this has shaped their mindset and characteristics in a very distinctive way. Let's take a closer look...
According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), “Travel and Tourism’s direct global GDP contribution reached $2.8 trillion in 2018” and the sector has continued to rise year on year. Hoteliers know that in order to be successful and stay ahead of the game, it’s vital to stay abreast of the latest trends.
We’ve reached a pivotal moment globally where a collective effort is required in order to try and avert this crisis situation, and somehow save the planet. Here we focus on the accommodation market and discuss how hotel, hostel and apartment owners are taking part in this mission to reduce their carbon footprint.