January, 2014 Archive

Microsoft Changes Name of SkyDrive to OneDrive

Microsoft has announced the name change of its cloud service from SkyDrive to OneDrive . Ryan Gavin, General Manager of Consumer Apps & Services, made the announcement recently on the recent OneDrive Blog . “Why OneDrive? We all know that increasingly you should have many devices on your life, but you really need only 1 […]

Enter the Brother “Back to Business” Contest For $500 Prize

There’s a competition happening at our sister site BizSugar.com that we’re excited to inform you about. You can now showcase your creativity and promote your small business all simultaneously. And you’ll get an opportunity to win certainly one of three great prizes. Brother, manufacturers of printers and related business products, has a free Web tool […]

Dip Right into a New Pool of Talent by Employing Seniors

Are you racking your brains in search of the way to hire employees on a good budget? Perhaps you’ve even put out want ads for jobs but haven’t found any candidates with the proper experience and attitude. Maybe the issue is that you’re overlooking an enormous pool of potential employees: Seniors. (Seriously, we have to […]

ThinkHR Acquires HR That Works to Expand Employee Management Services

ThinkHR has acquired HR That Works . The cloud-based human resource companies both describe the move as a merger. In an official announcement, ThinkHR touts resources both offer for small and massive businesses wishing to rent the good employees. However the companies say in addition they offer resources to enhance productivity and decrease workplace conflicts. […]

Speedzone Performance: Owner’s Passion and $700 Loan Ends up in a Business

Sponsored Post Speedzone Performance specializes in part of the automotive industry most car buyers and owners probably never even concentrate on. Founder Vishal Mathur says he has a fondness for prime quality aftermarket auto parts (parts built by companies aside from a car’s original manufacturer) sourced specifically from companies within the U.S. or vetted Japanese […]

Find out how to Avoid IRS Trouble Because of Identity Theft

In September 21, 2012, an Arizona woman was sentenced to three years in prison for identity theft, and ordered to pay nearly $400,000 in restitution.  She had used stolen identities to file 180 tax returns.   She tried to conceal her tracks by filing the tax returns electronically using the unsecured wireless networks of her […]

Google Grants Available for Nonprofit Organizations

Every few months I encounter something for marketers that I had absolutely no idea existed.  This time, it’s the Google Grants program, an AdWords program for nonprofit organizations that falls into this category. Whether you own a nonprofit or not, it’s interesting to peer what Google has to give and what others on your industry […]

12 Mission Main Street Grant Winners Get Trip to Google Headquarters

Twelve U.S. small businesses may be visiting Google headquarters in California. All twelve are a part of a program aimed toward investment in small community businesses with a plan for growth. The companies was awarded a share of $3 million in Mission Main Street Grants . The grants, offered by Chase, are intended to enable […]

What Makes You Stand Out When Job Hunting?

“You ought to become a premium item in a generic market.” ~ Tom Hopkins This is considered one of my favorite quotes from world renown motivational speaker Tom Hopkins, that has guided and motivated me over my career. Millions of american citizens are currently unemployed , which makes the job environment very competitive. But now’s […]

After Big Investment, Has Tumblr Stopped Growing?

Has Tumblr, the social blogging site Yahoo acquired for what was reported to be $1.1 billion last year, stopped growing? The social blogging network reached 47.49 active users in May 2013, the month the sale was announced, reports Forbes. The scoop source is now saying the sale to Yahoo was in the direction of 9.9 […]