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Watch out for the 'evil twin' when using public Wi-Fi

Avatar Posted by Becky under Technology
From http://www.usatoday.com 6060 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 30, 2007 11:32 pm
Few things expose your work to greater security risks than latching onto a public Wi-Fi service. Most people don't realize the risks, and even fewer have the ability to perform the geeky tasks that would fix it.

Computer criminals can "sniff" the traffic in a cafe, or set up a fake hot spot that you might innocently log into. When that happe Read More

Serial Entrepreneur on Fundamentals of Building a Successful Business

Avatar Posted by Becky under Startups
From http://knowledge.emory.edu 6062 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 28, 2007 10:20 pm
With over 50% of all new businesses failing, there's got to be a better way. Building a successful business is certainly difficult. It's fraught with problems over sales, capitalization, and poor management, says Charles F. Goetz, adjunct professor of organization and management and a distinguished lecturer in entrepreneurship at Emory University' Read More
Readers of newspaper Web sites are 52% more likely to share their opinions than those who do not visit newspaper sites, according to study conducted by Millward Brown and sponsored by the Newspaper National Network and Newspaper Association of America in September and October. Newspaper Web site visitors who were surveyed were also more apt to bel Read More

25 Percent Of Small Business Owners Are Out Of Their Minds

Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Technology
From http://www.informationweek.com 6063 days ago
Made Hot by: steefen on December 18, 2007 4:49 am
According to a study conducted by AT&T, fully one-fourth of small business owners don't bother to concern themselves with the security of their business's data. Chances are you and your organization do business with SMBs. Which means that it's your information that is being left unprotected. That should make you angry. The results are really st Read More

Why business relationships are deeper than friendships

Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Sales
From http://blogs.bnet.com 6063 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 20, 2007 11:06 pm
It's often been said that B2B selling largely consists of developing a relationship with the customer. Most sales pros think that a customer relationship should like a friendship. Wrong. You can be friends with plenty of people and never get any business from them. So here's a secret that Jerry Acuff, author of The Relationship Edge in Business re Read More

Helping Search Engines Find Your Press Releases

Avatar Posted by TerryJackson under Public Relations
From http://blogs.bnet.com 6063 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 24, 2007 3:22 am
Considering how focused PR people are with having a 'social media strategy,' I'm still a little surprised when I see press releases online that aren't optimized for the web. Come on people — it's not that hard! The first and easiest thing to do is to embed links in the body of your press release. Pick out the key phrases in your press release — yo Read More

New Data Research Portal Offers Up Advocacy

Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Resources
From http://www.smallbizresource.com 6063 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 24, 2007 3:23 am
There's a new neat little site you might want to bookmark. One of the biggest small-business organizations has launched a new research portal that advocates and offers up support for today's SMB shops. The National Federation of Independent Business, whose mission is to promote and protect the right of businesses to operate and grow, just launc Read More

Entrepreneurial 'Therapy': Deals, Divorce, Downsizing

Avatar Posted by Becky under Self-Development
From http://online.wsj.com 6063 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 28, 2007 12:13 am
Once a month, eight New York area entrepreneurs cancel all appointments, power down BlackBerrys and cellphones and gather in a cone of silence. For three hours, they unload the triumphs, and more often, stresses, not shared with spouses, friends or boards: a marriage on the rocks, the pain of firing a long-term employee, depression that's usurped Read More

OpenOffice.org 2.3 Impresses

Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Technology
From http://www.eweek.com 6063 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 30, 2007 9:34 pm
Review: OpenOffice.org 2.3 sports a nifty set of feature improvements, but the suite's sweetest features remain its low cost (free) and its strikingly broad platform support. The release of OpenOffice.org 2.3 brings several significant improvements to the open-source office productivity suite, including easier upgrade paths for existing Microsoft Read More

Skills can be taught, personality is forever

Avatar Posted by jnelson under Human Resources
From http://blogs.ittoolbox.com 6065 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 18, 2007 8:36 am
Employers are putting an increasing focus on employee personality to ensure that they can work within the team framework, and have a better understanding of the job requirements. An excellent write up in the SeattlePI goes in detail on the subject, and is something that I have noticed that more and more clients are doing. They want people who can Read More
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