10 Blogs Entrepreneurs Need to Be Reading | Grasshopper Blog - StumbleUpon See the 2012 edition: 10 Must Read Blogs for Entrepreneurs (2012 Edition) #1. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur Site: What it is: Mike Michalowicz provides entrepreneurs and small businesses with tips on everything from starting a business to networking to marketing and health care. Why you should read it: Mike not only provides great tips but he provides great tips from REAL people. #2. Site: What it is: Written by a panel of small business owners, the site offers tips and advice on everything business related. Small business trends really covers EVERYTHING! #3. Site: Run by two brothers, Matthew and Adam Toren, Young Entrepreneur is exactly what it sounds like; a site dedicated to young entrepreneurs. Between blog posts, forums, polls and interviews with other small business owners, the site offers fantastic content. #4. Site: Why you should read it: #5. #6. #7. #8.
CD3WD Archives the Information Necessary to Rebuild Society @Eric Geller: It reminds me of the OLPC project, straight from the ivory tower of MIT. It lacks a sense of priority... where the industrialized Western world thinks that so called 'third world' countries will do ok if tech is thrown at them. Imo it's an arrogant attitude, and an attitude that says that if we give them tech first, then everything else will follow. "So you're infrastructure is down and disorder is everywhere and there's no food or fuel.... No problem! @Eric Geller: More like a monetary problem. I don't know about that. Technology can be used as a multiplier to better utilize the resources that already exist. Think of this as the lifehacker for the rest of the world.
Free Customized Business Plans for Small Business and Entrepreneurs at Enloop.com 6 Rules of Starting a Business | Startup Launchr Tough to read? Click here and view the presentation in full-size “What kind of business should I start?” Most aspiring entrepreneurs ask this very question during the beginning of their journey into business. If you are like most people, the idea of starting your own business probably involves a restaurant franchise, a coffee shop, or a retail store of some sorts (such as selling clothes or books). There is absolutely nothing wrong with these types of businesses. Instead, I challenge you to think of your first business as a pet project of some sort. And to maximize your chances of success with your business, here are 6 rules you should follow when you’re launching a new business. You should solve a certain problem for a certain group of people. Instead of thinking about business ideas, successful entrepreneurs think about problem-solving for a select group. Preferably, you should be a member of that particular group to TRULY know what solutions you can offer them.
research - How does Gamification change User Behavior? Eight Questions To Ask Before You Start A Business ~ PPC Blog - StumbleUpon Are you thinking of starting a web business? Starting a PPC Management agency? Setting up your own site and selling things, or building a web publishing empire? Before you start, ask yourself the following eight questions. 1 . Define what service the business provides. Try to focus. McDonalds could, no doubt, provide up-market meals, but they focus on selling quick, cheap food. That is what they do. 2. Who are your customers? Create a mental image of your typical customer. 3. What is your unique selling proposition? If your customers can buy the same services for less elsewhere, or more easily, they will. There is a tendency to model yourself on others. This is not to say doing something wildly new or different is any guarantee of success. 4. This point is so important, it really should be number one. Businesses may have great ideas. Then the bank manager calls. The overdraft has hit its limit and you can’t meet payroll this week. There is no fooling cashflow. 5. 6. 7. Set company goals. 8.
s Basic Recipes - Biscuits and No-Yeast Breads - by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. Copyright © 1976,2007 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All Rights Reserved. Yeast causes the bread to rise and become light. The following recipes don't require yeast or eggs. Pancakes (No Eggs) Mix all ingredients together well, and then fry the pancakes on medium heat in a skillet, turning once. Flour Tortillas (14 six-inch Tortillas) Preparation: Sift flour and salt together. Salt-Rising Bread (Recipe One) Preparation: Bring milk almost to a boil. Salt-Rising Bread (Recipe Two) Preparation: Bring milk almost to a boil. Irish Soda Bread Substitution: 2 tsp. baking powder can be used to replace both the baking soda and the cream of tartar.Preparation: Mix flour, baking soda, tartar, and salt in a bowl. Choctaw Indian Fry Bread (Requires no sugar) (14 Pieces) or Navaho Indian Fry Bread (Add 1 tsp. Preparation: Sift flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl (with the optional sugar). Baking Powder Biscuits Preparation: Combine all dry ingredients and mix well. Camp Biscuits or Biscuit Twists
Top 10 Secret Agent Security Tips and Tricks When dealing with computer security, an often overlooked security risk is so-called "deleted files". When files are deleted, nothing is actually done to them aside from marking them as "free-space". The OS may get around to overwriting them sometime when it needs the space, but a deleted file could sit on a drive completely intact for weeks of usage (the bigger it is the bigger the chance it will be at least partially overwrited). Encryption applications that do not involve real-time decoding (a special driver decrypting files on-the-go vs an application decrypting and re-encrypting files), often do not have secure methods of wiping files (or the user is unaware of them), and hence the files are left in an unencrypted state on the drive when deleted. The only way to assure deleted files remain that way (or at least make their recovery very difficult and time-consuming) is to have an application overwrite the drives free-space with random 0s/1s, ideally multiple times.