Archive | December, 2010

Hungry for Business?

Posted on 31 December 2010

You have thirty seconds to make an impression.  Given the prevalence and power of the Internet, this tried and true maxim is more relevant than ever.  If you are a restaurateur hungry for business, the Internet is your most expedient avenue for creating that business — if you know how to mine it to fullest […]

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Happy New Year???

Posted on 31 December 2010

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.  The year rapidly expiring, that is. 2010 began, more or less, with monstrous blizzards, one of which killed a man in my neighboring town when a tree limb so laden with snow snapped and felled him right outside his front door.  As my […]

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The Chicken or the Egg?

Posted on 30 December 2010

In 1976, a blizzard nearly took my life.  I caught the last train home from New York City, where the streets were plowed clean as whistles, as they’d been for every preceding blizzard the moment that the snow kissed them.  Emerging from the subway station, I entered a nightmare out of a bygone era, when […]

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Slotted for Success!

Posted on 29 December 2010

Feeling lucky?  Great!  But even if you’re not, your luck could easily change, just by booting up your computer and giving Internet-Slots.org a hit.  This site is a central repository for all the information you need to select an online casino and play Internet slots with all the rush and ca-ching of live machines, and […]

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Job Hunting Success in 2011: Throw Convention to the Wind!

Posted on 29 December 2010

The New Year is traditionally one of the best times to seek and gain employment.  Given the current state of our economy, however, this year’s job hunters will likely face more competition than ever before as tens of thousands of unemployed and underemployed job candidates vie for what will almost certainly be fewer opportunities than […]

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Business Risk Management Services – How They Serve a Business

Posted on 23 December 2010

Within the purview of the financial services industry, risk management includes assessing business risks and taking precautionary measures to control or reduce them.  Any particular business needs to identify and prioritize its risks and then coordinate and economically apply resources in minimizing unfortunate business events and maximizing comprehension of opportunities.  Sources of potential business risks […]

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Sign of the Times

Posted on 23 December 2010

Half-deserted strip malls, downsizing initiatives, and businesses closing their doors are all signs of an economy that could do a heck of a lot better.   In times such as these, businesses seek to trim the fat from their operating budgets; unwisely, promotional dollars are often cut.  There is nothing more vital to your business than […]

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Edging Out the Competition

Posted on 23 December 2010

Do you remember your mother or grandmother pouring through the Sunday papers for the ads?  Comparing the advertised goods, she sought the best prices from the most trusted purveyors. Savvy vendors advertised prominently, to edge out their competition because, in those days, newspaper advertising was a sure-fire way to attract new customers and retain established […]

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My Christmas List

Posted on 22 December 2010

As children, we Christians, and many others who celebrate the secular side of the Holiday, made lists of the toys and other items that we wanted for Christmas.  For those who believed in Santa Claus, these lists were mailed, recited in person to a costumed impersonator, or both.  For those no longer believing in the […]

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The Star in the Window

Posted on 21 December 2010

The story of the first Christmas has been told for more than two thousand years.  It is the story of how a special star in the East led three Wise Men to a humble stable in Bethlehem, where lay a newborn child. Born unto Joseph and Mary in that stable, and lying in a manger, […]

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