- Online Book Reviews: Smart Crowds or Dumb Mobs?
Amazon’s book reviews can make or break a book seller. Good amateur reviews can boost sales through the roof. Hateful antagonists can sink sales and flowery, over selling reviews can make hurt things too. Amazon allowing readers to signal whether they find a review helpful can assist and balance things out. Listen to NPR via [...]
- Free Classes From The Small Business Administration
Need help with the paperwork of getting a business off the ground? Talk to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Learn how to write a business plan, register your company, and deal with the tax details of running a home business at your local Women’s Business Center evening classes (men are welcome, too). Note: Novices and [...]
- Canadian Transcription Jobs Coming?
From the Nova Scotia News: Prudential Consulting Inc., a Toronto information technology consulting company that also offers computerized medical transcription services to the health-care industry, will set up an Atlantic Canadian division to organize trained medical transcribers to work from home. If the workers complete two years with Prudential Consulting Inc., they would be reimbursed [...]
- Orkut is opening up
If you want social contacts in Brazil, India, Asia and other places outside the US, the social networking place to be is Orkut, Google’s social networking platform. They’ll now be allowing other 3rd party applications which they expect will make the site more popular. Read more here. What fascinates me about this is that smaller [...]
- Starbucks To Offer Limited Wi Fi Access
So that you won’t think a $4 cup of coffee lets you camp out all day on their wifi, Starbucks hasn’t been offering the service. But now they’re reconsidering letting you have 2 hours of free wi fi. No word whether that will make the coffee go for $6 per cup. But after two hours, [...]
- Teleworkers: Drive Thru Orders To ESL Lessons
When I heard that teleworkers were going to handle your order at the fast food drive in, I thought that was nuts. But the penetration of teleworking into the American economy continues! From TMC Net: Employers outsourcing everything from drive-thru orders to ESL lessons. The next time you’re ordering a burger and fries at your [...]
- Hive Live Helps Companies Create Virtual Water Coolers
Social networking is important for employees to share ideas and encourage one another. But the free standing social networks like MySpace, Facebook, etc. aren’t what companies need. Instead they need customized social networking space for their own employees. That’s why Alpine Access with 7,500 teleworkers chose HiveLive to create their own specialized social network. Here’s [...]