The 3 Best Online Platforms for Website Development

Posted on 5/14/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

If you’re looking to develop a website, the two main options are to have an external contractor build one for you or to use one of many online platforms. If paying thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars on the former doesn’t appeal to you, we’ve got several examples of the latter that can enhance your online presence without a huge time or financial commitment.

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Develop Your Website

Posted on 5/10/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

When it comes to building a website, there are so many options available, including contracting a private firm to help make your digital dreams a reality. However, hiring an external candidate to work on your site won’t always give you a lot of value for your money.

Find out why you shouldn’t pay someone to develop your website:

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4 Hacks to Make Your Workplace More Environmentally Friendly

Posted on 4/20/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

Earth Day 2018 is coming up this Sunday (April 22nd) and it’s a perfect opportunity to look at your organization’s day-to-day operations and assess how eco-friendly those processes are. From recordkeeping to ID cards to the food and beverages being consumed in the break room, there are several easy steps you can take to make sure your workplace is being kind to our planet.

Discover 4 nature-friendly hacks for your business:

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Creating a Loop of High Engagement in Parks and Recreation

Posted on 3/12/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

Even though the majority of residents consider the services offered by their local Parks and Recreation agency to be a valuable community asset, many are mired in a downward spiral of engagement. We previously outlined specific issues that have led to diminishing participation numbers in the Parks and Rec space; however, recognizing the problem is only half the battle – eventually, you must start coming up with solutions.

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4 Business and Career Tips For Women, By Women

Posted on 3/8/18 9:00 AM by Matt Fish

Today is International Women’s Day, a worldwide event that celebrates the accomplishments made by women from all walks of life and continues to push for gender equality. At Amilia, we’re proud to have lots of strong, gifted women who hold key positions within our company. They are invaluable members of the team and, on this important occasion, we asked some of them to pass along some words of wisdom to the ladies who are just beginning their journey in the business world.

Discover four business and career tips for women, by women who work at Amilia:

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Why Parks and Recreation Engagement is in a Downward Spiral

Posted on 3/6/18 12:00 PM by Matt Fish

It’s no secret that Parks and Recreation is a much-loved aspect of any city, especially in North America. In fact, an exclusive research study conducted by Nielsen on behalf of Paysafe and Amilia found that 62% of all respondents in both Canada and the United States believe green and open leisure spaces "are essential in their choice of city."

However, the question must be asked: why isn't that enthusiasm translating into higher turnout rates for activities or services? Better still, why doesn't the high praise help generate increased revenue? The answer is that many Parks and Rec organizations are struggling to consistently engage residents of their municipality.

Discover the main factors that have influenced why Parks and Recreation is in a downward spiral of engagement:

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13 Apps That Help You Stay Productive All Day Long

Posted on 1/16/18 1:49 PM by Elizabeth Simoneau

Staying focused at work is an every day challenge. Notifications, phone calls, last-minute meetings — distractions are everywhere. According to a recent study, the average worker is interrupted 87 times a day. These interruptions can cause you to lose your train of thought and it can take a few minutes before getting back to the work at hand.

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10 Tricks to Boost Your Productivity at Work

Posted on 12/12/17 4:48 PM by Elizabeth Simoneau

Here at Amilia, we pride ourselves on working quickly and efficiently to develop the best online registration software. However, sometimes it can be a struggle to maintain our individual productivity. We get tired, distracted and so on. However, as we strive to work more productively, we have been researching and trying different techniques that will help us avoid falling into that rut.

These 10 productivity hacks are techniques we have researched and tested. They work well for us and can work well for you too!

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Payment Processing 101

Posted on 11/16/17 1:38 PM by Yuri Emond

First, what is a payment processing service? It is a service that processes incoming payments, through which you will be able to make sales and accept secure online payments. You see a list of different online payment options on our blog and decide which one is right for you, as well as our rundown of the myths centering around collecting donations online through payment processors.

In other words, it is the connection or the technical “gateway” between a website (your Amilia store) and the financial institutions that manage the various means of payment. This payment processing service allows you to receive monetary payments made online.

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Chargebacks: What Are They and How to Deal with Them

Posted on 9/15/17 12:47 PM by Yuri Emond

In the field of e-commerce, there are several situations that can lead a customer to challenge his/her transaction. This may include misuse of the card (fraud) or, in some cases, dissatisfaction with service offered.

This situation is known as chargeback. It is the customer’s responsibility to request a chargeback and provide good reasons to avoid additional charges.

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