:: How to Protect Web Content
Just like writers, photographers, and other creative
artists have learned, protecting content is one of the primary
struggles that webmasters face on a daily basis. It takes
time and talent to develop quality content, and there are
few things more frustrating than to discover that your content
has been poached by another website.
There are a number of actions that webmasters can take to
proactively protect their work from being used without authorization
by people on the web who are simply looking to cut corners.
Take the following steps to proactively guard your content...
to Protect Web Content
:: Purse Strings Network
Strings Network provides support, tools and resources
that women consultants and small business owners need to
tackle the challenges of starting, growing and managing
a business. You have two avenues to take advantage
of the benefits of this unique network.
:: Data Driven World
The world is becoming increasingly data driven,
and it is important that small businesses do not get left
behind. Small businesses have data. Those that work online
have a lot of it, but often don't know how to retrieve it.
:: Starting a Small Business?
Here are a few questions any small business owner
needs to answer at the start:
Who are your competitors?
How will you fund your business?
How will you market your business?
How much should I charge?
What about taxes?
Do I need insurance?
:: Top 10 Countries for Small Businesses
What are the top
10 countries for small businesses
#7 South Korea
#6 United Kingdom
#1 New Zealand
Find out why!
:: What is an Entrepreneur?
One of the most interesting debates in the past
decade is around the definition of an entrepreneur.
Some experts take a very narrow position by saying an entrepreneur
is only someone whose business idea can scale to national
reach, like the founders of Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc.
Others cast a much wider net to include anyone who takes
a business risk.
Here is my very broad definition: An entrepreneur attempts
to create a new product, service or solution while accepting
responsibility for the results.
Notice this definition does not refer to profit or equity
or even business. But it does infer what I consider the
following critical elements of entrepreneurship, including
a relationship with the abiding twins of any entrepreneurial
endeavor - success and failure.
:: Small Business Costs Going Up
The news for small businesses - not particularly
surprising and not particularly good - in the Kaiser Family
Foundation’s latest study of employer-sponsored health
insurance is that the trend lines are unchanged. Costs continue
to go up, and the number of companies offering insurance
While across all employers, premiums for family coverage
grew at the modest rate of 4 percent over the last year,
small businesses faced an increase double that - the biggest
annual increase in family plans since 2004. For individual
coverage, small-company premiums increased 5 percent, which
was also more than the increase in the broader market.
:: Business Cards
Do you need business cards? Have a look at the
business cards at the business
:: We Did Build It Website
Michael Reagan launched a We
Did Build It website, profiling small businesses of
:: September 11 - Never
September 11, 2001
:: Small Businesses Pivot in the Time
Inuit says 53 percent of companies reinvented
their business to survive since 2010. The pivot is a
buzz word in Silicon Valley, but may be one of the smartest
moves an entrepreneur can make.
A good business owner can not be afraid of change. Markets
change, consumer attitudes change, technologies change,
and so companies must also change. The majority of changes
small businesses make today come in the form of overhauling
the product or service. Next in line are changes to infrastructure
within the company or changes to the staff.
:: Bring Your Product to
Life with Personality
Clad in a pink nightgown, seven-year-old Jessica
scans the cereal boxes lined up on top of the refrigerator.
Her eyes light up as she reaches the brown box at the end.
She leaps in the air and flaps her arms wildly.
That is what I want! she yells, I'm cuckoo for
Your Product to Life with Personality
:: Small Business the Heart of US Economy
The heart of Americas economy has always been small
business. More than half of all U.S. private sector employees
work for a small business, and over thirteen times more
patents are created by small businesses than large firms.
Yet as the ongoing global financial crisis continues to
hamstring markets, small business owners are working harder
than ever before just to maintain their bottom line.
To give us a perspective on the plight of small business
owners and whats weighing heavily on their minds, I sought
out the president and CEO of the National Federation of
Independent Business, Dan Danner. NFIB – which was the
lead plaintiff in the lawsuit to overturn Obamacare –
has for nearly seventy years been the voice of Americas
:: Small Business a Common
Theme at the RNC
Republicans have made the growing national debt
and sluggish economic recovery the central themes of their
gathering this week in Tampa. But small businesses have
spent their fair share of time in the convention’s spotlight,
too, as party leaders try to sell their ticket to voters
on Main Street.
On Wednesday, Paul Ryan capped off an evening littered with
small business references by sharing an emotional story
about his mother, Betty Douglas. He explained that, following
his fathers death, his mother returned to school and eventually
launched her own interior decorating company in Wisconsin.
Business a Common Theme at RNC
:: Hurricane Preparation Tips for Small
Small businesses struck by a hurricane often lose
at least a couple days of business, and possibly several
weeks depending on the strength of the storm. Planning before
a hurricane – or any natural disaster or unexpected emergency
– is key to business survival.
Every business should develop and test a plan for possible
emergencies. The guides should address critical issues including
payroll, restoring technology and communicating with employees,
customers and other key stakeholders.
are some immediate tips for disaster preparedness
:: Foreign Patents
Any company that has customers or manufacturing
facilities outside the United States, and whose competition
routinely manufactures and sells abroad, should have foreign
But those are not the only business reasons to obtain foreign
patent protection. A company may also want to protect a
supply chain that requires the crossing of multiple foreign
borders to ship products.