August 3, 2022
travel books

Top 5 travel books: the travel writing to pack this summer

Travel writing is the perfect summer read – whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains or simply looking for a bit of escapism from the […]
July 22, 2022
Perfect out-of-office email

How to write the perfect out-of-office email

With the vacation season just around the corner, the Business Optimizer team investigates how to write the perfect out-of-office email text. It’s summer and we’re entering […]
July 18, 2022
Perfect greeting card

How to make the perfect greeting card

What never fails to make an emotional connection? A handwritten note simply can’t be beaten! If you need to say something extra special, why not make […]
July 13, 2022
Chess' history and popularity

The story of chess: history and popularity

Chess has a long and checkered history! The game dates back more than fifteen centuries and has its origins in India. Since then, it has been […]
July 7, 2022
High quality paper production secrets

The production secrets that affect the quality of paper

A new video released by paper manufacturer Navigator sheds light on what goes into making office paper – and the differences that decisively affect the quality […]
July 4, 2022
Kids' holidays

How to keep your kids amused during school holidays

When you’re working at home but the kids are off school, it can be hard for everyone to get their needs met. Business Optimizer considers some […]
June 27, 2022
George Orwell's 1984

What lessons can we learn from George Orwell’s 1984?

1984, the classic dystopian novel by George Orwell, has enjoyed a resurgence in sales over the six years. Why? And do the themes of the book […]
June 22, 2022
Sustainable magazines

Are printed magazines a sustainable branding choice?

Printed magazines are fantastic branding tools. Consumers love the high-quality, tactile experience that stands apart from the ephemeral nature of digital media. But can they be […]
June 17, 2022
How to make a paper plane

How to: Make a paper plane

Fancy some low-key fun that everyone can indulge in? Why not challenge your office to a paper plane building contest? We take a look at some […]
June 14, 2022
Teacher interview

Teacher interview with Cristina Chau

Maria Cristina Baltazar Chau is a Visual Education (drawing) teacher in Lousã, Portugal. She is known for teaching her classes in museums, libraries and outdoors. Cristina […]
June 6, 2022
Next generation paper

The next generation of paper straight out of Hogwarts

Scientists in the UK are working on the “next generation” of paper. They think it could bring fantastic new innovations to the publishing industry. How boring […]
May 27, 2022
Boost your career

Top 10 factors that can boost your career

The Business Optimizer team reviews our archives to bring you our ultimate guide to the top ten factors that could boost your career. We recognise that […]
May 22, 2022
Portuguese author day

Eight books to read on Portuguese Author Day

This year, Dia do Autor Português – Portuguese author day – is celebrated on Sunday May 22, 2022. The Business Optimizer team makes a few suggestions […]
May 17, 2022
Doughnut economy

What is the doughnut economy?

It has inspired and been referenced by a diverse selection of scholars, protest movements and international organizations – but what exactly is the doughnut economy? And […]
May 12, 2022
war in Ukraine

How war in Ukraine is impacting your printer’s security

Governmental agencies around the western world are recommending that organizations place renewed focus on cyber security following unprecedented cyber activity linked to the war in Ukraine. […]
May 6, 2022
Mothers' Day paper gifts

Beautiful Mothers’ Day paper gifts

On May 8th, it’s Mothers’ Day in the USA. Here’s our pick of some of the most beautiful gifts for you to show your appreciation this […]
May 3, 2022
International workers day

Why is Labor Day celebrated in May outside the USA?

People around the world will be enjoying an extra day’s vacation this month, thanks to the May Day public holiday. In many countries, May Day is […]
April 27, 2022
Top ten books everyone should read

Top ten books everyone should read right away

How can you distil a reading bucket-list to ten books? The Business Optimizer team is always up for a challenge – so we’ve debated and considered […]
April 22, 2022
Ban on single use plastics

Update on the EU’s plastic ban

The ban on single use plastics came into effect on July 3, 2021, across all EU member states and the EU continues to lead the agenda […]
April 20, 2022
Pen and paper games

The best pen and paper games

Have you got a favorite office icebreaker? If you have, its likely it involves a pen and paper – since these simple tools are always close […]