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Free software is changing the world for ...

Free software is changing the world for the better

The free software movement was started decades ago, but never before has it been more important. With our economy in peril, consumers and small businesses must be prudent about spending. While some may mistakenly associate free software with spyware, ads and other annoyances, most free programs do not have these “features”. In fact, a few that I mention are aimed at fighting spyware and reducing ads.

Keeping your small business secure in 20...

Keeping your small business secure in 2009

Many corporate networks have failed to apply important Microsoft Windows Security patches as over 10 million PCs are now infected and the number is growing rapidly. The resulting botnet is a potential threat to Internet stability and security. There are several practices a small business must implement to stay vigilant against any virus or spyware security threat…

Crisis can be an opportunity

Crisis can be an opportunity

In these days of global economic crisis, small businesses and the self-employed may be poised to benefit if they can properly position themselves.  The advantage of being a small business in this environment is flexibility, low overhead and less reliance on credit for capital.  Large businesses tend to be rigid, have massive amounts of overhead […]

Find your niche and sell it

Find your niche and sell it

To be the best in one field is always a competitive advantage. If the field is specialized with growing numbers of potential customers who require your expertise, that makes the competitive advantage durable and creates tremendous opportunity for growth. The area of your specialty that coincides with a growing need in a strong selective market is called a “niche”.