Category Archives for "Business"

How to to feed Google Alerts into a RSS Reader

In this lesson I will show you how to monitor a specific keyword using Google Alerts and how to feed the results into your favorite RSS Reader. I use Google Reader as my RSS Reader. You can use any RSS reader that you like. This is especially important if you want to monitor a specific news item, a market niche (think keywords). By default, Google Alerts sends you an e-mail whenever an article with your keyword shows up in Google.

Lesson #5 Webcams and Online Safety

Technology is an amazing thing. Computers these days can do everything but serve you coffee. With so many new bells and whistles, computers and the Internet have become hunting grounds for child predators. They attempt to reach your child through your computer and they can use webcams to do it.

It’s as if The Jetsons are alive and living in the 21st century. You can actually talk to someone through your computer and see them face to face. Using webcams, video equipment and microphones, kids can project their image across cyberspace.

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How to raise money for your Business

I came across this very creative and inspiring blog post (see link at the end of the article) from Seth Goodin, on how to use creative approaches to raise money for your business from Investors.   As a Small Business Owner,  I am always looking for ways to expand and grow the business.   FYI, hiring a Sales, Marketing, Administrative help, purchasing equipment or investing in new systems all require money.   I have been blessed to be able to get loans from the bank and lines of credit to fund several expansion projects.   However,  Seth’s post offered some ideas that I had not thought about before for raising funds.     I am adding these to my toolbox of tricks and tip.  What are some of the ways you raise funds for business or personal projects?  Leave a comment below.

Seth’s Blog: Debt, equity and a third thing that might work better.

Which Apple Mac computer do you recommend I buy Andre?

The question I get asked all the time by my friends is, “Which Apple Mac computer do you recommend I buy Andre?”.   While there is no one answer for this question,  I decided to put my recommendations to my friends down on paper.    For starters,  it all depends on what you will use the Mac for.    If it will be just for web browser, reading e-mail and the occasional word processor box then I recommend you get the cheapest Apple or even a used one from a trusted friends who is into Macs.

Apple Mac Mini

Apple Mac Mini

The cheapest Mac at the moment is the Mac Mini around $599 or so.   It is the size of five stacked CDs.  All you need would be your existing keyboard, mouse and monitor from your old computer.   It does not include a webcam.  If you plan to expand into multimedia then you would go with a higher end notebook or desktop Apple with a dedicated video card and more memory capacity.  Below I provide my recommendations based on the purpose  that you plan to use the Mac for.