There is hope. At least one judge is holding the banks to the same laws we have to follow. Know a judge,? Tell her or him to read this.
“If you are going to take away someone’s house, everything should be legal and correct,” he said. “I’m a strange guy — I don’t want to put a family on the street unless it’s legitimate.”
Hmmm….I was wondering who was responsible for all those tweets.
“I just think it’s weird and I don’t feel like everyone needs to know what I’m doing every second of my life,” Kristen Nagy, 18 of Sparta, N.J..
Wait a minute, aren’t these the same people putting pictures of themselves on MySpace and Facebook doing Jello shots?
A sample from “xkcd: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. “
DOE Announces $37 Million for
Small Business Research and Technology
Funding Emphasizes Investment in Clean Energy Technologies and Job Creation
Washington, DC— U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that $37 million in funding from the Recovery Act will be made available to qualified small businesses through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Today’s funding announcement emphasizes the Department’s commitment to developing near-term, clean energy technologies while allowing small businesses take part in the new industrial revolution that the sustainable energy economy will bring.
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an interview with the new head of SBA, Karen G. Mills. To get an idea where the SBA is headed, this is a good article to read.
SACRAMENTO — The California Air Resources Board is now taking nominations through Sept. 3 for its new CoolCalifornia Small Business Award program that will recognize small businesses from across the state that demonstrate climate leadership.
A briefing about how the federal stimulus is impacting small businesses in California. Also discusses stimulus opportunities. From our friends at the Small Business Administration.
Business Matchmaking and SBDC team to help entrepreneurs access contracts.
LOS ANGELES — On Sept. 2 Los Angeles will be the fourth stop in a 15-city, California tour aimed at increasing small business readiness to access stimulus-funded contracts through President Obama’s Economic Recovery Plan.
The program, Stimulus Opportunities for Small Business, is free for participants and will be presented by California Small Business Development Centers and Los Angeles-based nonprofit Business Matchmaking, in cooperation with the Small Business Advocate in the governor’s office.
The sixth person we know personally is about to lose their home. We know a lot of small business owners and they are being crushed out of existence between unmanageable debt and evaporating customers. How far they will go down, since the number of jobs employing their college educated skills is trending to zero, we do not know, but they are no longer property owners. This is bad for all of us.
According to Alan Greenspan, who doubtless has lost some of his shine in the last few years, men’s underwear is the single most reliable predictor of the economy.
You can’t make this stuff up.
If you’re struggling to understand how to optimize your website, this article discusses some cool tools (or to use the author’s phrase, ‘tools that don’t suck’) for improving your hits and click through.
Tip of the hat to Elmer Thomas for this great reference.
This article discusses different approaches to viral marketing, from the Harvard Business School.
When marketers want to reach users of social networks such as Facebook, MySpace, or Cyworld, they have two choices: buy advertising or start a viral campaign.
New research by Harvard Business School professor Sunil Gupta suggests that viral may be the way to go in these connected worlds. But first it’s important to understand both who influences purchase decisions in online communities and which groups of users can be influenced.
If you haven’t heard of the term ‘keyword spam’ this is a good example of it. Some web site developers that promote making your site more visible to internet search engines like Google and Yahoo use variants of the technique described in this article.
Most people who know me know I’m a pretty optimistic guy. Then this comes along. There’s no fixing it.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bonuses paid to executives at nine banks that received U.S. government bailout money in 2008 were greater than net income at some of the banks, the office of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.