How to switch to a remote-based company

I get it, building a remote-based business is not an easy task. It requires some ingredients to get to a point where the business can be even more efficient than a physical-based one. These last days several people have been forced to work from ...

Challenges and opportunities of services sector for less developed economies

The services sector is becoming more transcendental in the economy. According to online statistics from the World Bank, the percentage service’s shape overworld Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has been increasing in the last thirty years from 54.2% in 1995 to 65% in 2017. As ...

Metabase: Business intelligence from existing data

When you are working on growing your business, it is important to ask questions about it. Your data has a lot of ways to give you insights on how much impact your decisions are having in your business. There are several tools that allow ...

How to work remotely and do it better

Working remotely has become mainstream and is here to stay, and companies (also you people) need to come to terms with that. People around the world have been working remotely at least in some capacity for a long time: journalists, artists by trade, photographers, ...

Setting up your Billing account on Google maps and avoiding extra charges

Google Maps is one the most used maps tools in the web. It allows you to embed maps in your website or applications; search by geographic information such as coordinates, addresses, zip codes, etc; get places reviews, along with other options that makes it ...

How to keep an eye on the budget: KPIs FTW!

Recently, we have been talking about project management as a discipline and its contemporary scientific approach, and we also peeked a little bit on KPIs, trying to understand from where they come, their purposes and their usefulness. Today, KPIs are widely used across different ...

Marketing for NGOs: 4 reasons to use email marketing

One of the most effective marketing tools for NGOs is Email Marketing or emailing. This is sending emails to a group of contacts, or subscribers, with information that they can find interesting. Used properly, email marketing becomes a very useful tool for any NGO. ...

Getting your Toggl times with Python-toggl library

Toggl is one of the best time trackers in the market. It is simple, easy to learn and reliable. We have been using this tool on Swapps for more than three years and it has always been useful. Thanks to it, our performance has ...

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for a World Full of Data

Key Performance Indicators (widely named in the corporate world as KPIs, because you know, everybody is too busy to say the long name), have come a long way since the emperors of the Wei Dynasty (221-265AD) started rating the performance of the official family ...

Bring light to your sites with Google Lighthouse

In the last couple of years there has been some very good tools to measure the SEO of your sites and check the elements that are crucial to acquire the best performance in the online world: page speed, accessibility, and so on are very ...

Project Management and the Stories from an Old World

Human history has seen projects before the profession of project management -and even the concept of something similar- was defined as we know it today. Perhaps it wasn’t named until recent years and it didn’t share many of the foundations the profession has today, ...

JIRA isn’t cool anymore, welcome ClickUp

I was a JIRA evangelizer for several years, as the best solution for a software development company working with Agile methodologies. I have to be thankful, because with JIRA I was able to plan and execute the development of several projects during the last ...