:: Software Industry Conference Registration
Industry Conference is a three day event, July 15-17,
2010 in Dallas, Texas with educational sessions and networking
:: Diversify or Die
Do you know a business owner who is lamenting the
current state of the economy? Are they talking about how
their business is on life support and they don’t know
what to do?
Are you one of them?
Your Small Business or Die
:: How to Twitter
Twitter, the latest social networking craze, is
a micro-blogging platform where participants post tweets
which are short comments limited to 140 characters or less.
Getting setup on Twitter is not terribly difficult. There
is a slight learning curve in regard to Twitters culture
and tweeting practices, so it is a good idea to monitor
the posts for a few days before you jump in and begin tweeting,
just to get a feel for the community. Many Twitter participants
monitor the posts (tweets) of other people they find interesting,
which is called following. Twitter is interactive,
and allows others on Twitter to reply to tweets and engage
in a conversation with the original poster or others who
add comments to the original posts/tweets.
:: Small Business and the
Could small businesses become the Achilles heel
of the U.S. recovery? Companies with fewer than 500 employees
helped lead the economy out of the last four recessions
as entrepreneurs, sensing opportunity, opened new businesses.
And smaller suppliers provided the tools and equipment needed
for larger companies to boost production. But this time,
almost six months after the U.S. economy began growing again,
small businesses continue to cut capital spending and dismiss
:: Why You Should Recycle Cell Phones?
Cellular phones and other mobile devices often
contain toxic materials that can pollute the environment.
The chemicals contained in the cell phones and electronics
are harmful to the health of both humans and animals. Cell
phones and their accessories contain a large number of hazardous
substances known as Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic
Chemicals (PBTs). Some of the chemicals contained in the
PBTs have been known to cause damage to nervous systems,
reproductive systems, and developmental systems, as well
as causing cancer.
You Should Recycle Cell Phones?
:: Top 10 Web Design Sins
Many webmasters repeat the mistakes made by their
predecessors. Take a look at these Top 10 most common web
design sins. Have you fallen victim to any of these?
10 Web Design Sins
:: Steps to Make Your Business Green
A business that makes the decision to be environmentally-conscious
will often promote goodwill among potential customers, while
making the world a better place for future generations.
Many businesses hesitate to adopt green practices because
they fear it will hurt their bottom line and negatively
impact profits. But many eco-conscious businesses discover
that they can actually save money and bring in new customers
who specifically patronize companies that actively make
an effort to be environmentally friendly. Many customers
may even be willing to pay a bit more for a product or service
from a company that is green.
to Make Your Business Green
:: MicroLoans for Small Businesses
More small businesses in Northern New York can
receive low-interest loans once the U.S. Small Business
Administration once again funds a regional microloan program.
The program, through the Adirondack Economic Development
Corp., will receive a $750,000 loan from SBA. In turn, the
corporation makes loans to small businesses in amounts ranging
from $500 to $35,000. Most loans total about $13,000.
:: Mandatory IRAs Not a Plus for Small
U.S. President Barack Obamas effort to increase
retirement savings by requiring all businesses to offer
automatic IRA accounts may face opposition from small companies,
says a Washington-based trade group.
Obama said the plan, part of a tax package aimed at middle-
income Americans proposed today, would let employees automatically
enroll in direct-deposit retirement accounts and expand
matching tax credits. The administration has not released
a cost estimate.